WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020 – Ferial

On the day of judgment, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

(Matthew 11.20-24)


Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. becomes Bishop of Pembroke

Read article here.

Masks mandatory in Renfrew County beginning the week of July 13:

Non-surgical masks become mandatory in certain enclosed spaces (including churches) in Renfrew County the week of July 13. Exceptions include very young children and people with respiratory problems. Medical authorities are asking everyone to be kind to people who are not wearing a mask. They may have a valid reason for not wearing one. For more details and updates, please consult the website of the Pembroke Observer and News.


For the repose of the soul of Sylvia Beauchamp, sister of Deacon Bob Farmer, who died July 3rd after a brief illness.

Chronicle from Bishop Guy Desrochers C.Ss.R

Click here to read Bishop Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance. July 1st Chronicle: Your Sins are Forgiven.



Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Ann, Cormac CANCELLED!

Please note that the Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Ann in Cormac on Sunday, July 26th, and the Triduum in the week preceding will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Martin of Tours Parish Supper CANCELLED!

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Annual Turkey, Ham & Baked Bean Supper at St. Martin of Tours Parish, Whitney, scheduled for Sunday, August 2nd will not be held this year.

St. Andrew Parish Supper Cancelled!

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Annual Supper & Bazaar at St. Andrew Parish, Killaloe, scheduled for Sunday, August 9th will not be held this year.


First Step Options Pregnancy Resource Centre Exciting News!

We are opening up again at the Centre on Monday, July 6th, but will be seeing clients or visitors to the Centre by appointment only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic protocols.  Our hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information please call (613) 635-7440, or visit us on Facebook.


Steubenville 2020 Live! – July 17-18, 2020

Experience hope alive at the very first virtual Steubenville Youth Conference, Steubenville Live! This program is perfect for individuals, youth groups, and families alike! Registration is now open. For more information and to register, please visit the website here.

Campus Evangelization Virtual Round Table Summit

The General Secretariat has recently received information from the Evangelization and Discipleship subcommittee of the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) regarding a virtual event entitled Campus Evangelization Virtual Round Table Summit, which will take place from 5 to 6 August 2020 – in English only. The event is specifically geared to those persons actively working in campus ministry or ministry with university/college students. For further information, kindly consult the attached communique or the event website at https://evangelizationsummit.weebly.com.


Upcoming Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of Saint Anne

The 146th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré will not happen on August 8-9, 2020.  The pilgrimage has now been rescheduled for September 12-13 or October 17-18, 2020.  Pilgrims who have already prepaid for their pilgrimage will be refunded if they cannot be present to either one of these projected dates. The projected dates will depend on the federal, provincial, territorial and public Health governments’ decisions.  Our Lady of the Cape, pray for us. Good Saint Anne, pray for us.

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