Pointing to his disciples, Jesus said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.
(Matthew 12.46, 48-50)
FROM THE DIOCESE
Chancery Office Reopening
Bishop Desrochers announced that the chancery office will reopen on Monday, July 20th. Office hours will be the regular summer hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Ordination of Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne
With joy, the Diocese of Pembroke announces that Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., will ordain Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne to the priesthood at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on Tuesday, September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 2:00 p.m. The First Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew, on Wednesday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. Let us keep Michael Coyne in prayer as he prepares for ordination.
Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. becomes Bishop of Pembroke
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.
FROM THE CCCB
CCCB Executive Committee Publishes Message on Caring in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released a Message entitled They Still Bring Forth Fruit in Old Age: A Lesson on Caring in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This timely Message serves as an occasion for the Bishops of Canada to acknowledge the most serious difficulties faced by many vulnerable persons across the country during the pandemic, with particular concerns raised for the elderly in our communities. (Read more…)
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.
Our Lady of Grace Mission Supper Cancelled
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Annual Turkey Lunch & Supper at Our Lady of Grace Mission, Westmeath, scheduled for Sunday, August 16th will not be held this year.
St. Hedwig Parish Supper Cancelled
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Annual Turkey Dinner at St. Hedwig Parish, Barry’s Bay, scheduled for Sunday, August 16th will not be held this year.
OTHER CATHOLIC EVENTS
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.
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.
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.