1st Sunday of Lent – Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Bulletin Announcements are due to the Parish office before 11:00 a.m. on the Monday before publication. Please call the parish office to submit an announcement.


In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died especially Jérôme Sallafranque, Murray Paul Reckzin & George Crevatin.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY A Covenant people: If there is one thread that runs through the entire fabric of the bible, it is that covenant. Genesis today speaks of Yahweh’s covenant–making with Noah for the benefit of all of creation. The first letter of Peter draws on the Noah theme in pointing to baptismal water as the saving element of God’s new covenant. Mark’s brief account of Jesus’ temptation concludes with Christ’s proclamation of the new covenant’s arrival. The reign of God is at hand.” The beginning of Lent is good moment to consider what it means to be people bonded with God.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESKYou are to be commended for the great turnout at the Ash Wednesday Masses. We urge to continue your efforts to make daily Mass a part of your Lenten program. As well we invite you to pray the Stations of the Cross Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Let us pray for one another asking the Lord to help us to make of this privileged time one growth and renew in faith.

You will find on the tables at the entrances PRAYERS MEDITATION BOOKLETS for Lent. We encourage you to take one home and use it as a part of your Lenten program.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2021: We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.


Your offering for Sunday, February 14th was $3,785.00

Thank you for your generosity and support.

If you wish an Income Tax Receipt please place a self-addressed in the collection basket (stamped or not). Your receipt will be mailed out the following week.

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 & relaunch the Development & Peace Pembroke Diocesan Council Saturday, February 27th, 10 am – 12 pm There will be a toll-free number provided so that those who do not have a computer can join in by phone.  Register in advance for this meeting:


To register by phone Contact Tara Hurford, (613) 738-9644, ext. 224

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Will be available by appointment only due to COVID restrictions. Please call 613-732-8513 during office hours.

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Obligation to Attend Mass Remains Suspended

Due to the issues surrounding COVID 19, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended for all Catholics in this diocese.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 to Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Sr. Teresa Todd – C.W.L.
Heidi Recoski – Michael & Suzette Windsor & Family


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
(Ann) Kyle Clouthier – mom Barbara & brother Kirk


Tuesday 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Family Intensions – Barbara Dombroskie
(Ann) Rita Gaffney – husband Cy


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Victor Balkam – John & Sandra Huff
Dec. Parents, Sisters & Brother – Al Kruschenske


Thursday 3:00 p.m.



Friday 7:45 a.m.

Theresa Wren – Chris Thorfourne


Friday 6:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross


Saturday 9:00 a.m.

Latin Mass

Saturday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday 5:15 p.m.

For the Sick – Fr. Jim

Prayer for Spiritual Renewal

God, heavenly Father, look upon me and hear my prayer during this holy Season of Lent. By the good works you inspire, help me to discipline my body and to be renewed in spirit.  Without You, I can do nothing. By Your Spirit help me to know what is right and to be eager in doing your will. Teach me to find new life through penance. Keep me from sin, and help me live by your commandment of love.

God of love, bring me back to you. Send Your Spirit to make me strong in faith and active in good works. May my acts of penance bring me your forgiveness, open my heart to your love, and prepare me for the coming feast of the Resurrection of Jesus.
Lord, during this Lenten Season nourish me with your word of life and make me one with you in love and prayer.

Fill my heart with your love and keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ. Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness. Give me new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Mass.