WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020 – St. Columbkille, Abbot, titular of the Cathedral and principal patron of the Diocese

You are the light of the world.

(Matthew 5.13-16)


Announcement from Archbishop Mulhall – June 8, 2020

Safe Opening of Parishes, click here.

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, with perhaps no more than a handful of people present. 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. This week: Keep Watch and Pray.

Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi CANCELLED!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Celebration of the Eucharist with Procession scheduled for Sunday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral will not be held this year.


CCCB Launches New Website

Visitors to the website of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) – www.cccb.ca – will notice significant improvements. The website welcomes between 10,000-15,000 users each month. New and returning visitors will appreciate a fresh and visually attractive layout, improved navigation based on a thematic organization using broad categories to a wider audience, Read more

Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’ With a Special Anniversary Year (24 May 2020 – 24 May 2021)

On 24 May 2015, Pope Francis signed the encyclical Laudato Si’: On the Care for Our Common Home, which called upon not only Catholics all over the world, but the entire global community to recognize how every person is profoundly connected and dependent on one another, as well as on the natural world in which we all live. To honour the anniversary of this encyclical… (Read more)

Diocese of Mont-Laurier United to Diocese of Saint-Jérôme “In Persona Episcopi” – Appointment of the Most Rev. Raymond Poisson as Bishop of Mont-Laurier – Monday, June 1, 2020

His Holiness Pope Francis united the Diocese of Mont-Laurier with the Diocese of Saint-Jérôme “in persona episcopi” (that is in the person of the Bishop) and has appointed the Most Reverend Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme, as Bishop of Mont-Laurier. He will now serve both dioceses as their Bishop. He succeeds the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher who was appointed by the Holy… (Read more)


St. Francis Xavier Parish Supper CANCELLED!

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Hot Roast Beef Dinner at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew, scheduled for Sunday, June 14th 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.


First Step Options Pregnancy Resource Centre – Annual General Meeting

SAVE THE DATE! Everyone is invited to our “Virtual” AGM on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. We will be using Zoom to facilitate this meeting and we would love to have you join us. To participate RSVP to our Board Chair Matthew Giberson at matthewgiberson@gmail.com and he will send you a link to the meeting.


Pope Francis has approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney.

The pope’s action means that Fr. McGivney can be declared “Blessed,” the step just prior to sainthood. Fr. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, for the purpose of uniting Catholic families in fraternal charity and ensuring their financial protection through the Order’s insurance program. Today, the Knights of Columbus is a worldwide charitable organization and one of the strongest and most ethical insurers in North America, playing a pivotal role in the Catholic Church by means of its pro-life and evangelization efforts, and has benefited the lives of many throughout the Diocese of Pembroke. Read more from the official press release…


Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is seeking to hire an Administrative Coordinator

This full-time position is 37.5 hours per week, and reports to the President. Start date is July 1, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.seatofwisdom.ca/about/employment-opportunities/.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) seeks a full-time Director of Development

As a key member of SWC’s management, the Director of Development embraces the mission of SWC, and effectively promotes and communicates its identity, vision and strategic plan. The Director of Development is responsible for Administration of the Development Office, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations. Start date July 1, 2020 (negotiable). For more information, please visit https://www.seatofwisdom.ca/about/employment-opportunities/.

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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