THE 80th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC
Welcome to all visitors to this beautiful and picturesque part of Ontario. There is an annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac off Highway 512 near Eganville.
The Shrine is dedicated to St. Ann, the wife of St. Joachim, mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus.
The pilgrimage takes place on the last Sunday of July each year.
A triduum begins Thursday evening with a Mass at 7 p.m. in the Church. There is a 7 p.m. Mass on Friday and Saturday evening as well.
Father Denis Lemieux, is the guest homilist for the Triduum and the Mass of Healing at the Shrine on Sunday, July 29th at 2 p.m. His theme is “Evangelical Hearts”.
The Mass on Sunday at 11 a.m. will be celebrated by Most Rev. Michael Mulhall, Bishop of Pembroke.
Fr. Kenneth O’Brien and the parishioners of St. Ann’s extend a Valley welcome to everyone to join them under the beautiful pines at Cormac.
St Ann's new Parish Priest welcomes you to the 78th Annual Pilgrimage at the Shrine of St Ann in Cormac on Sun July 29 2018.
FATHER KENNETH O'BRIEN
I am Father Kenneth O’Brien. I was born on April 5th, 1948 at Clontarf on the Opeongo Line. My ordination was here at St. James the Less Parish on May 11th, 1974.
In the fall of 1974 I was assigned to Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pembroke for five years, then moved to the Cathedral for the next five years. St. Anthony’s in Chalk River was my home for 11 years and was also my first time as Pastor. I spent the next seven years at Osceola and Cobden and then moved to Combermere and Latchford Bridge for eleven years.
In the fall of 2015 with great delight I accepted my appointment as Pastor in Eganville, Cormac and Pikwàkanagàn. Having spent my first summer as a priest in Eganville, I never thought that I would be back as Pastor. It is great to be back in the area where I grew up.
I am still a chaplain at Marianhill in Pembroke on Wednesdays; a position I have held for the past twenty-eight years.
FATHER DENIS LEMIEUX
Father Denis Lemieux has been a member of the Madonna House community since 1991 and was ordained a priest in 2004. He has a licentiate in sacred theology and has written several books on spirituality. He currently resides in Combermere Ontario where he lives as a poustinik (hermit) and otherwise devides his time between teaching, parish mission and retreat work, and spiritual direction.
The theme of this years Pilgrimage will be “Choosing the one thing necessary: The Way of the Listening Heart in This World.” Over the nights of the Triduum this theme will be developed to show the need to listen to ourselves, to listen to others and to listen to God.