May 6, 2020 – Ferial
The good shepherd is ready to give up life itself for the flock.
FROM THE DIOCESE
Newly Appointed Bishop for the Diocese of Pembroke!
Please read a letter from Archbishop Mulhall, by clicking here.
Diocesan Offices Remain Closed
The Diocesan and Bishop’s Offices located at 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, are closed until further notice. Most staff continue to be available by email (see contact page).
New diocesan website!
The Diocese of Pembroke has launched a new website. It can be found under the same link: PembrokeDiocese.com.
FROM THE CCCB
World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2020
The Church will mark the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 3 May 2020. The Holy Father has released a Message entitled “Words of Vocation,” which is available on the Holy See’s website. Click here, to read the the Holy Father’s Message.
Holy See Postpones 3 International Events
Taking into consideration the recommended safety measures of the world health authorities concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of the participants and faithful, the Holy See decided to postpone the following three international events:
- The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, which would have taken place in September 2020, has been postponed to September 2021.
- The World Meeting of Families, which would have taken place in June 2021, has been postponed to June 2022.
- The World Youth Day, which would have taken place in Lisbon in 2022, has been postponed to August 2023.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Supper CANCELLED!
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Parish Supper at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Braeside scheduled for Sunday, May 24th will not be held this year.
Virtual National March for Life, May 10-14, 2020.
The program will include high profile movies and interviews streamed online from May 10-12; a virtual candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 13; online pro-life Masses and religious services on Thursday, May 14, and a livestreamed “virtual” rally, with guests from Canada and around the world. All events will be hosted on MarchForLife.ca and various social media platforms. A pro-life special is planned to be broadcast on May 14 on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
OTHER CATHOLIC EVENTS
Free Theology of the Body Virtual Conference:
From noon May 8th until midnight May 10th. See world-renown speakers like Christopher West, Sr. Helena Burns, fsp, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Matt Fradd, Jason Evert, Jeff Cavins, Dr. Bob Schuchts, and more. Register here.
For Teens! Check out LIFETEEN Global Life Night Experience.
This Sunday, May 10th, at 5 p.m. EST, we will be hosting the third Life Night of our “You Won’t Find Jesus Here?” series, “God in the Uprising.” We are also excited to share with you the topic for the upcoming night in this series so you can plan ahead with your teens and their families: May 17th – God in the Mirror.
Part of our Global Life Night Experience is a public chat feature that is provided by YouTube. This feature allows viewers to feel connected to a live experience and not feel alone in watching. We are continuing to refine the live chat feature in order to encourage the most productive conversation and interaction as possible. If this feature is distracting for you or your teens, please note you can watch the event full screen, which will minimize the chat and allow you to only view the video content. We’ve also placed several filters on the chat and have moderators present to remove spam, inappropriate, or distracting content. Please note that to ensure the safety of teens interacting in the digital space, the streams take place on YouTube, a public platform in which no direct private messaging can take place. If this is your first week joining us (or you need a reminder), here is how our Global Life Night Experience works:
Send the teens in your youth group, small group, or confirmation program this link to the Global Life Night Experience: LFTN.CO/LIFENIGHT.
If this is your first week joining us (or you need a reminder), here is how our Global Life Night Experience works:
- Send the teens in your youth group, small group, or confirmation program this link to the Global Life Night Experience: CO/LIFENIGHT.
- Get ready to log on at 5 p.m. EST to be part of the live event. If you cannot log on at that time, the recorded event will be available through the same link once the live event has ended.
- Gather your teens digitally afterward via your favorite, safe-environment approved platform, and use the leader guide materials to facilitate a discussion.
It is simple as that! We are excited for this week and our “You Won’t Find Jesus Here?” series. See you Sunday!
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 seeks a full-time Academic Dean with teaching responsibilities
Ph.D. and administrative experience are required. It is preferable that the candidate be capable of assuming teaching responsibilities in one of the disciplines of the Liberal Arts, with special preference being given to: Theology, Literature, Classical Languages, Modern Languages, or Social Sciences. Current rank of Associate Professor or Professor preferred. Start date July 1, 2020 (negotiable). Please visit https://www.seatofwisdom.ca/about/employment-opportunities/ for more information.
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/.
Items Available at Sisters of St. Joseph Main Residence (Pembroke)
There are still a number of chapel items available, and many household and office items (desks, shelving, etc.). Phillippe is available for the next couple of weeks to walk anyone through the building from Monday to Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please call Phillippe at (613) 312-9868 for more information.