• WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 13, 2021 (Ferial)

    No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. (John 3.7b-15) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Love, Mercy and Justice are one! Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We had the privilege of celebrating the Feast of the Divine Mercy at the Cathedral

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 6, 2021 (Easter Octave)

    Mary Magdalene announced to the disciples: “I have seen the Lord”; she told them that Jesus had said these things to her.  (John 20.11-18) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP A passage that leads to a new life. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We have had many passages in our lives:

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 30, 2021 (Tuesday of Holy Week)

    One of you will betray me; another will deny me three times. (John 13.21-33, 36-38) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Let us enter the great mystery of Holy Week Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, How quickly time passes! Here we are already immersed once again in the great mystery of

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 23, 2021 (Ferial)

    When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he. (John 8.21-30) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Bishop’s Appeal for Evangelization Project Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The great project of evangelization that we have undertaken for some time for our diocese and

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 16, 2021 (Ferial)

    At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk. (John 5.1-16) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Share Love, Share Lent Campaign under way!  Dear Lay Faithful, Inspired by Pope Francis’s newest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, this year Development and Peace’s Lenten campaign, Share Love,

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 9, 2021 (Ferial)

    So my heavenly Father will not forgive you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart. (Matthew 23.1-12) LETTER FROM THE BISHOP Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Healthcare professionals need our prayers and support. The federal government is about to expand assisted suicide across Canada.

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – March 2, 2021 (Ferial)

    The scribes and Pharisees do not practice what they teach. (Matthew 23.1-12) FROM THE DIOCESE Share Love, Share Lent & Relaunch of the Development and Peace Diocesan Council Join us and Bishop Guy Desrochers to explore the Share Love, Share Lent Campaign and relaunch the Development & Peace Pembroke Diocesan

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 23, 2021 (Ferial)

    Pray in this way. (Matthew 6. 7-15) FROM THE DIOCESE Share Love, Share Lent & Relaunch of the Development and Peace Diocesan Council Join us and Bishop Guy Desrochers to explore the Share Love, Share Lent Campaign and relaunch the Development & Peace Pembroke Diocesan Council on Saturday, February 27th,

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 16, 2021 (Ferial)

    Beware the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod. (Mark 8. 14-21) FROM THE DIOCESE Pastoral Appointments Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following pastoral appointments: John Burchat is appointed Episcopal Vicar for the Anglophones of the diocese. Réal Ouellette is appointed Episcopal Vicar for the Francophones of the diocese. These

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 9, 2021 (Ferial)

    You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition. (Luke 2. 22-40) FROM THE DIOCESE Chronicle from Bishop Guy Desrochers Click here to read Bishop Guy’s chronicles. His latest chronicle: Pope Francis creates a new ecclesial entity called CHARIS. MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP XXIX World Day of the

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – February 2, 2021 (The Presentation of the Lord)

    My eyes have seen your salvation. (Luke 2. 22-40) FROM THE DIOCESE Diocesan Offices Closed In keeping with the stay-at-home order issued by Premier Doug Ford, the chancery office is closed until further notice. The chancery staff will work from home, and can generally be reached by email. NEW! Chronicle

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – January 26, 2021 (St. Timothy and St. Titus, Bishops)

    Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother. (Mark 3. 31.35) FROM THE DIOCESE Diocesan Offices Closed In keeping with the stay-at-home order issued by Premier Doug Ford, the chancery offices have been officially closed since Thursday, January 14th. The chancery staff will work from

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – January 19, 2021 (Ferial)

    The sabbath was made for people, and not people for the sabbath. (Mark 2. 23-28) FROM THE DIOCESE Diocesan Offices Closed In keeping with the stay-at-home order issued by Premier Doug Ford, the chancery offices have been officially closed since Thursday, January 14th. The chancery staff will work from home,

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – January 12, 2021 (St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Virgin)

    His was a new teaching with authority. (Mark 1. 21-28) MESSAGES FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, The liturgical time of Christmas has already ended this past Sunday with the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus, to make way for so-called “Ordinary Time”. This feast reminds us

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – January 5, 2021 (Ferial)

    In the feeding of the crowd, Jesus reveals himself as a prophet. (Mark 6. 34-44) MESSAGES FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, We have just celebrated the great feast of the Epiphany. From now on, God’s salvation becomes universal, for He is no longer reserved only for the people

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – December 22, 2020 (Ferial)

    The Mighty One has done great things for me. (Luke 1.46-56) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, Today a Saviour is born to you! Who would have believed or even imagined that one day the Creator of the universe would choose to stoop down to become a tiny

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – December 15, 2020 (Ferial)

    John the Baptist came and the sinners believed him. (Matthew 21.28-32) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, Today, I would like to draw your attention to the decree that Pope Francis issued last week dedicating a “special year of St. Joseph”. This year will take place from December

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – December 8, 2020 (The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. (Luke 1.26-38) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, Today, the Catholic Church has reason to rejoice, for she celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary! A few centuries after the death and resurrection of

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – December 1, 2020 (Ferial)

    [save_as_pdf_pdfcrowd page_size=’letter’ button_background_color=’red’] Jesus exults in the Holy Spirit. (Luke 10.21-24) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, The time of Advent (from the Latin “adventus” meaning “coming, dawn“) has just begun. For the next four weeks, we have a golden opportunity to prepare ourselves inwardly for the Saviour’s

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – November 24, 2020 (St. Andrew Dũng-Lac, Priest and Companions, Martyrs)

    The days will come when not one stone will be left upon another. (Luke 21.5-11) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear clergy and faithful, We have just celebrated the feast of Christ, King of the Universe this weekend. This great feast comes to close the whole cycle of the current liturgical

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – November 17, 2020 (St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious)

    The Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost. (Luke 19.1-10) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear faithful and clergy, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in “Red Wednesday in Canada” on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This is an initiative offered

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – November 10, 2020 (St. Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor)

    We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done! (Luke 17.7-10) MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP Dear faithful and clergy, During the last week of October 2020, two statements by Pope Francis concerning homosexuals made headlines around the world: “Homosexuals have the right to be in

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – November 3, 2020 (Ferial)

    Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled. (Luke 14.15-24) MESSAGES FROM THE BISHOP Dear faithful and clergy, Since my official arrival on July 3rd, I have had to spend a lot of time studying, consulting, and understanding

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – October 27, 2020 (Ferial)

    The seed grew and became a tree. (Luke 13.18-21) FROM THE DIOCESE Ecclesia The October 2020 issue of the Diocesan newsletter, Ecclesia, is now available in parishes. It is also available here on the Diocesan website. Prayers For the repose of the soul of Mrs. Magdalen Helen “Margaret” McFarlane, mother

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – October 20, 2020 (Ferial)

    Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes. (Luke 12.35-38) FROM THE DIOCESE Prayers For the repose of the soul of Mrs. Laura Tomasini, grandmother of Rev. Anthony Burchat, who passed away on Tuesday, October 13th. Please also pray for the consolation of Father Burchat and the

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – October 13, 2020 (Ferial)

    Give alms, and everything will be made clean for you. (Luke 11.37-41) FROM THE DIOCESE Pastoral Appointment Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R, announced that Rev. Anthony Burchat was appointed to Parochial Vicar at St. Columbkille Cathedral. This appointment took effect October 1, 2020. Pastoral Appointment Rev. William J. Kenney will

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – October 6, 2020 (Ferial)

    Martha welcomed Jesus into her home. Mary chose the better part. (Luke 10.38-42) FROM THE DIOCESE Thanksgiving Weekend The Diocesan Offices will be closed on Monday, October 12th, and will reopen on Tuesday, October 13th at 8:30 a.m. Pastoral Appointment Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R, announced that Rev. Anthony Burchat

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – September 29, 2020 (St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, Archangels)

    You will see the Son of Man, with angels ascending and descending upon him. (John 1.47-51) FROM THE DIOCESE Pastoral Appointment Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R, announces that Rev. Anthony Burchat is appointed to Parochial Vicar at St. Columbkille Cathedral. This appointment takes effect October 1, 2020. Pastoral Appointment Rev.

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – September 22, 2020 (Ferial)

    My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it. (Luke 8. 19-21) FROM THE DIOCESE New Office Hours Please note that the Diocesan Offices are now open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. Installation Video Bishop

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – September 15, 2020 (Our Lady of Sorrows)

    Simeon told Mary, “A sword will pierce your soul.” (Luke 2.33-35) FROM THE DIOCESE New Office Hours Please note that the Diocesan Offices are now open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. Installation Video Bishop Desrochers’ installation video from July 3rd can now

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – September 8, 2020 (The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    Joseph, it is the Holy Spirit who has given Mary a child. (Matthew 1.18-23) FROM THE DIOCESE New Office Hours Please note that the Diocesan Offices are now open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Ecclesia The deadline for submissions for the next issue of Ecclesia is

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – September 1, 2020

    I know who you are, the Holy One of God. (Luke 4.31-37) FROM THE DIOCESE Labour Day Please be advised that the Diocesan Offices will be closed Labour Day, Monday, September 7th Ecclesia The deadline for submissions for the next issue of Ecclesia is September 8th. All submissions are welcome.

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 25, 2020

    You ought to have practised justice and mercy, without neglecting the others. (Matthew 23.23-26) FROM THE DIOCESE Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. Installation Video Bishop Desrochers’ installation video from July 3rd can now be found on our website here. Clergy Appointments Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments, which take

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 11, 2020

    Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones. (Matthew 18.1-5, 10, 12-14) FROM THE DIOCESE Clergy Appointments Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments, which take effect September 1, 2020, unless otherwise indicated. The Bishop wishes to thank all those who accepted an appointment, and

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 4, 2020

    Every plant my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. (Matthew 15.1-2, 10-14) FROM THE DIOCESE Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and will close at noon every Friday until September 4th. Clergy Appointments Bishop Guy Desrochers,

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 28, 2020

    As the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. (Matthew 13.36-43) FROM THE DIOCESE Summer Office Hours The Diocesan Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and will close at noon every Friday until

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 21, 2020

    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

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 14, 2020

    July 14, 2020 – Ferial On the day of judgment, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. (Matthew 11.20-24) FROM THE DIOCESE Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R. becomes Bishop of Pembroke Read article here. Masks mandatory in Renfrew County beginning the week of July 13: Non-surgical masks

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 7, 2020

    July 7, 2020 – Ferial The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. (Matthew 9.32-38) FROM THE DIOCESE 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

  • 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) FROM THE DIOCESE 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

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 23, 2020

    June 23, 2020 – Ferial Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7.6, 12-14) FROM THE DIOCESE 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

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 16, 2020

    June 16, 2020 – Ferial Love your enemies. (Matthew 5.43-48) FROM THE DIOCESE Father’s Day – June21st Let us pray for those men who, in general, were the first male role models in our lives. Installation as Bishop of Pembroke: Bishop Guy Desrochers will be installed as Bishop of Pembroke

  • 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) FROM THE DIOCESE Announcement from Archbishop Mulhall – June 8, 2020 Safe Opening of Parishes, click here. Installation as Bishop of Pembroke: Bishop Guy

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – June 2, 2020

    June 2, 2020 – Ferial Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s. (Mark 12.13-17) FROM THE DIOCESE Installation as Bishop of Pembroke Bishop Guy Desrochers will be installed as Bishop of Pembroke on July 3rd. On account of the

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 26, 2020

    May 26, 2020 – Memorial – St. Philip Neri, Priest Father, glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you. (John 17.1-11a) FROM THE DIOCESE Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Pembroke – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., Bishop

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 19, 2020

    May 19, 2020 – Ferial If I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you. (John 16.5-11) FROM THE DIOCESE Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Pembroke – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., Bishop of the Diocese

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 12, 2020

    May 12, 2020 – Ferial Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. (John 14.27-31a) FROM THE DIOCESE Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Pembroke – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., Bishop of the Diocese of Pembroke.

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – May 6, 2020

    May 6, 2020 – Ferial The good shepherd is ready to give up life itself for the flock. (John 10.11-16) 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

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 28

    April 28, 2020 – Ferial It was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. (John 6.30-35) FROM THE DIOCESE Diocesan Offices Closed: The Diocesan and Bishop’s Offices located at 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, are closed

  • WEEKLY BULLETIN – April 21

    April 21, 2020 – Ferial No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. (John 3.7b-15) FROM THE DIOCESE Diocesan Offices Closed: The Diocesan and Bishop’s Offices located at 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, are closed until further notice. Most staff continue to