WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 3, 2022 (St. Philip and St. James, Apostles)

Have I been with you all this time, and you still do not know me?

(John 14.6-14)


Easter Message from Bishop Guy Desrochers

Watch Most Rev. Guy Desrochers’ YouTube message here.


No Weekly Bulletin 

Please note that the next Diocesan Weekly Bulletin is scheduled for the week of May 24th.

Donations for Relief Efforts in Ukraine

Here are three links for those who would like to make donations for relief efforts in Ukraine:


Algonquin Morning Prayer

Kwey Mishomis,                     Kwey Kokomis

Kwey Gitchi Manitou

Meegwetch for this day, Meegwetch for my life,

Meegwetch for the joy that you

bring me each and every day

in the many ways that you do.


A missionary conversion testimony from St. Hyacinth Parish in Quebec

The missional conversion of the parish implies the passage from a Christian community in maintenance mode, which perpetuate the pastoral status quo, to a community that goes forth, focused on the mission of making new disciples. It is the journey from a community where people come to seek only sacraments and liturgy to a community where the faithful evangelize and integrate newcomers. It is a learning process that our communities are called to live. This is the testimony of the parish of Ste Hyacinthe in Quebec (in French).



NEW! Catholic Evangelization Podcast – The Encounters Podcast

Are you afraid to share your faith? Do you wonder what you should say? Are you strengthened by the courage of others?

If you said YES to these, The Encounters Podcast is for you!

In each episode you will hear how someone shared about Jesus Christ with another. These inspiring episodes reveal how each of us can proclaim the Gospel with clarity and simplicity.

Brought to you by Mission of the Redeemer Ministries and Genesis Mission, The Encounters Podcast is for all Catholics who are excited to see the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of unbelievers.

We hope these stories will inspire and equip you to share Christ with others and become a missionary disciple yourself. Check it out here.


Appointments for Ukrainian Eparchies in Canada – Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Holy See announced two new appointments made by His Holiness Pope Francis. The Most Reverend Bryan Joseph Bayda, C.Ss.R., previously the Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon and Apostolic Administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada, was appointed as the Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada. Additionally, the Most Reverend Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M. has been appointed as Administrator of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon, while remaining Metropolitan Archbishop of Winnipeg for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada. (Read more…)


Development and Peace condemns fatal attack on Caritas centre in Ukraine

As you may be aware, the Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been virtually under siege and inaccessible to the media for weeks. News emerged only earlier this week that a Caritas centre in the city had sustained a Russian tank attack last month. Seven people, including two Caritas staff members, lost their lives in that attack.

Development and Peace has strongly condemned the atrocity and reaffirmed its commitment to peace and to the people of Ukraine.

Please read our statement and join us in praying for the bereaved.

What is Development and Peace in Canada? – The Pembroke Diocesan Council

Succinctly, we are a charity that is made up of educators, mobilizers, and fundraisers. Our mission is two-fold: to support partners in the Global South in their pursuit of alternatives to their unjust social, political, and economic structures, and to educate Canadians to the causes that exist in the Global South and the Global North that impoverish peoples and then mobilize actions for change.

This is your INVITATION to be part of the change, whether it be an educator, a mobilizer, or a fundraiser. Come to our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 19th at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in the Church Annex Hall, 295 First Avenue, Pembroke, ON from 7-9 p.m. Our Guest speaker is Bishop Guy Desrochers. Please come and meet the people who are choosing to be part of The Pembroke Diocesan Development and Peace Council, and learn how you too can become a team player for “People and Planet first”. To register to attend in person, or to attend by Zoom, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206, or e-mail dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.


Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference is back on!! July 15 – 17th, Whitby, Ontario

Any youth entering grade 9-12 in September 2022 and anyone graduating grade 12 this June are welcome to participate in this conference. The venue has changed to the Canada Christian College in Whitby, and therefore accommodation is not included, as there is no residence at the College. This venue, however, is located right along the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario with plenty of green space, and has a very large conference room with regular seating. No more bleachers!

The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke will be gathering a group of youth to attend. Fees for this year are $350 per person and includes conference fee, accommodation at a nearby hotel for two nights, all meals from dinner on Friday night to Breakfast Sunday morning, bus transportation and group T-Shirt. 20 spaces for youth are available on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 15 registered youth will be required for the Diocese to attend as group. Chaperones will be provided. To obtain forms for registration or for questions contact Yvette Bourque at 613 585-6301 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com. Deadline to register is May 27th. To find out more about the conference go to www.steubenvilletoronto.com.

This year’s conference is more expensive than in the past and may be difficult for some families. You are encouraged to approach your Pastor about fundraising, or if you have friends or family close to Whitby that can accommodate you, and you can drive your own group to the Conference and back, it will be cheaper. If you are interested in organizing a group and you need some assistance, please contact Yvette for details.


25th National March for Life in Ottawa – May 12, 2022

Renfrew County Right to Life is co-sponsoring a bus to the National March for Life which takes place on Parliament Hill on Thursday, May 12th. The coach will leave Moncion Metro in Pembroke at 8:15 a.m., with stops at the Cobden Pentecostal Church and the Renfrew Visitors’ Centre. Payment by donation. Please call Barb at 613 735-6265 to reserve seats on the bus. For more information please see facebook.com/RCRTL.

Renfrew County Right to Life Grade 12 Essay Contest

Renfrew County Right to Life is delighted to announce their third Essay Contest, open to all grade 12 students residing in Renfrew County. This year’s theme is The Ethics of In-Vitro Fertilization. The winner receives $300. All essays must be received by June 1, 2022. For more details, visit facebook.com/RCRTL.


Latin Mass in Brudenell

The Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 will be celebrated every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Brudenell.   If you require any further information, please contact Father Mitchell Beachey at 613 584-3305

Latin Mass

A Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Latin Mass – May 7th.


Recollection for women at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke

Recollections are like mini-retreats that help you take a break from your busy schedule to think about your life, your relationship with God and gain a fresh outlook. The Recollection for women at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke will be held on Thursday, May 19th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For full itinerary and more information, click here.

The Cathedral of Montreal hosts Carlo Acutis’s Exhibition of the Eucharist Miracles of the World

From Monday, April 25 to Friday, May 13, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (Mansfield and René-Lévesque) will host the travelling Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, designed and created by the Blessed Carlo Acutis.



CBW2 – Keyboard Edition

Fr. Réal is looking for a copy of the CBW 2, keyboard edition (accompaniment). If you can help him in his quest, please contact him at: padrereal2002@yahoo.ca.

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