WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 – Ferial

Jesus rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a calm.

(Matthew 8.23-27)


Installation as Bishop of Pembroke

Bishop Guy Desrochers will be installed as Bishop of Pembroke on July 3rd. On account of the restrictions necessitated by COVID-19, this will be a small, private ceremony. It will be recorded for broadcast online. A public liturgical celebration will be planned for a later date, when it will be possible to gather a large number of people.

Chronicle from Bishop Guy Desrochers C.Ss.R

Click here to read Bishop Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance. June 24th Chronicle: Baptism by Immersion or by Sprinkling.


“Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7: 32)

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’s message for the fourth World Day of the Poor, which will take place the Sunday before the feast of Christ the King. The message, dated June 13, the memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the poor, is available to read here.


Our Lady of Sorrows Parish is offering a Holy Hour of Prayer, with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday, July 1st

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. This special time of prayer is offered for Bishop Guy Desrochers as he prepares for his episcopal ministry among us. Knowing well that the date chosen is a holiday, parishioners of any parish, particularly those in the Pembroke Zone and the Pontiac, are most welcome to join us. This will be a simple and reflective time of prayer before the Lord for the Bishop and our diocese. All protocols with respect to distancing and 30% occupancy will be observed.

St. Lawrence O’Toole “Roaring 20s” Parish Picnic CANCELLED!

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Annual Old Fashioned “Roaring 20s” Parish Picnic at St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish, Barry’s Bay, scheduled for Sunday, July 12th will not be held this year.

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.


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.


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.


Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College – Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

Coordinates recruitment efforts and admissions processes. 37.5 hours per week; reports to Director of Development and President. Position is open until filled. For more information, please visit https://www.seatofwisdom.ca/about/employment-opportunities/.

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