Welcome to the website for the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac Ontario!
- July 23, 24 & 25: Holy Mass at 7:00 pm
- July 26: Pilgrimage Mass at 11:00 am -- Mass for Healing at 2:00 pm
Plans are well underway for this year’s Pilgrimage, the 77th annual pilgrimage in the history of the Parish of St. Ann in Cormac!
This year we are truly blessed to have Father Scott McCaig CC who has agreed to lead our Pilgrimage this year.
Father Scott is the Superior General of the Companions of the Cross, an order of priests originally established in Ottawa thanks to the gifts and charism of
Father Bob Bedard. Now the community provides priestly service to many parishes both in Canada and the United States, and the members of
the Companions are well known for their preaching and mission work.
Fr. Scott McCaig, CC, is from Kamloops British Columbia Canada. He entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1987, and joined
the Companions of the Cross in 1989 in Ottawa. He obtained an undergraduate degree in History from Carleton University in Ottawa, a Bachelor’s
degree in Sacred Theology and a Masters of Divinity degree from the University of Toronto (Toronto School of Theology). He was ordained to the
holy priesthood in 1995. He has served as an Associate Pastor, Parish Administrator, Hospital Chaplain, and Director of Formation for the Companions
of the Cross. He is presently serving as General Superior of the Society. Fr. Scott participates in missionary outreach internationally and is a sought
after speaker and teacher.
As has been the case in past years, the Pilgrimage will begin at 7:00 pm., on Thursday evening (July 23) with Holy Mass celebrated in the Parish Church. On
each evening of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (each evening at 7:00 pm) Father Scott will celebrate mass and offer a homily on the following themes:
- Thursday: "The Mass as Sacrifice"
- Friday: "The Supper of the Lamb"
- Saturday: "The Power of Adoration"
- Sunday (at the 2:00 pm Mass): "Eucharistic Miracles"
The talks at each mass will help us remember the dignity and reverence that is a part of each Eucharistic celebration, be it at St. Peter’s in
Rome, or a weekday mass in a country church. It is the same Jesus who comes to us at each mass in a way that is like no other experience. Remembering
what the Mass is, and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that is presented for us at each mass, will help us grow both in gratitude and strength from the
celebrations. Of special note will be Father Scott’s talk on Sunday afternoon on the theme of “Eucharistic Miracles”. Father will help us understand the
great wonder of miracles that are continuing to take place in various parts of the world; miracles that involve the Eucharist and which lead us to an even
greater amazement of the love of Jesus who wants to be with us in this intimate gift of Himself.
As in the past, priests will be available for the Sacrament of Confession prior to mass on Pilgrimage Sunday. Bishop Michael Mulhall, Bishop of the Diocese
of Pembroke, will preside and preach at the 11:00 am mass on Pilgrimage Sunday. There will be an anointing with the Oil of St. Ann that will be offered to all who
request it following the 2:00 pm mass on Pilgrimage Sunday afternoon. Refreshments and light meals will be available for purchase, and religious articles will again
be available in the building on the property.
In the midst of our hectic experience of life, the invitation is once again extended to come away and rest for a while. To all who may be able to join in the
celebration, prayer and community that is the Pilgrimage experience at the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac, we wish you the blessings of peace and safety!
Come, and receive the gifts Jesus has waiting for you…
With our deepest love and gratitude,
The Shrine of St. Ann
|Available July 19th, 2013|
|We have made PDF files of three books of historical significance for both the Pilgrimage and the Cormac area. The books are entitled A Journey of
Faith, People and Places of Yesterday and The Story of Cormac. Converting the books to digital media ensures that they will be preserved for the future - and
for you to enjoy as well!|
|Thousands attend annual celebration of faith|
|Someone was smiling down on the Shrine to St. Ann Sunday morning as the rain held off and the sun shone brightly on the faithful who turned out for the morning mass of the annual pilgrimage.
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|Bob Tryon of Pembroke|
|Bob Tyron of Pembroke, a member of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Smith Assembly, was among the honour guard leading the procession to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on Sunday for the 71st annual pilgrimage. Despite the inclement weather that has been prevalent this summer, sunshine greeted thousands of people who attended...|
|"We are a pilgrim people"|
|By Lucy Hass
The Renfrew Mecury
Faith continues to draw people to the Shrine of St. Ann at Cormac, 69 years after the first pilgrimage was held.
Although there was no Bishop to lead the traditional Sunday service under the majestic pines of Cormac, Father Eugene O’Reilly of Toronto brought messages of compassion and forgiveness to the morning...|