2nd Sunday of Lent – Sunday, February 28th, 2021

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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 Angelika Demeter, Margaret Clouthier & Ellen Durepeau.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY A Father’s Sacrifice: Christian tradition has long seen in the moving Genesis story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac a type of the relationship between God and his Son Jesus. This is alluded to in today’s gospel, Mark’s account of the transfiguration, with the Father’s enunciation of the mission of his Son. Paul sees God’s willingness to give up his Son as source of great strength and comfort for the Christian.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESKLent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. The Purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice his life, death, burial, and resurrection.

During the six weeks of self-examination and reflection, Christians who observe Lent typically make a commitment to fast, or to give up something – a habit, such as smoking, watching TV, or swearing, or a food or drink, such as sweets, chocolate or coffee.

Some Christians also take on a Lenten discipline, such as reading the Bible and spending more time in prayer to draw nearer to God. Strict observes do not eat meat on Fridays, having fish instead. The goal is to strengthen the faith and spiritual disciplines of the observer and develop a close relationship with God.


Your offering for Sunday, February 21st was $3,400.10

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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.

St. Joseph’s Food Bank

It is time once again to ask for your help in stocking our empty shelves. St. Joseph’s Food Bank serves hundreds of families from Pembroke and surrounding area, and this requires constant donations from the public. In the past, you have been most generous and we appreciate all of your support and ask for your generosity again. Since we received no funds from any level of Government, this requires asking you for your support of food donations and /or money. Food Donations can be dropped off at our facility, located in Holy Name Annex, on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick-up of non-perishable foods can be arranged by calling 613-732-3807; monetary donations can be mailed to the above address.

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.

2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes

Your 2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes are available at the main entrance of the Cathedral. If you want envelopes and cannot find a box with your name on it, please contact the parish secretary at 732-8513 and one will be prepared for you.

Announced Parish Masses

2nd Sunday of Lent – Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Special Intention of Leo Rochon – Barbara Vaudry
Larry Mungham – William & Mary Ann Prang


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Heidi Recoski – Noelle & Martin Recoskie
Sandra Ann Rafuse – Ruby Rondeau


Tuesday 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Charles O’Reilly – Maurice, Catherine & Dan Laflamme
Robert, Mary & Sheila Hickson – Family


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Murray Reckzin – John & Sandra Huff
Margaret Foohey – Family


Thursday 3:00 p.m.



Friday 7:45 a.m.

Angelika Demeter – Cathedral Staff
Violet Cliche – Lorne Neville


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

Lenten Prayers for Busy People

With his head in his hands, God thought and thought, till he thought: I’ll make me a man! Up from the bed of the river God scooped the clay; and by the bank of the river He kneeled him down; and there the great God Almighty

Who lit the sun and fixed it in the sky, who flung the stars to the farthest corner of the night, who rounded the earth in the middle of his hand;

This great God, like a mammy bending over her baby, kneeled down in the dust

Toiling over a lump of clay till he shaped it in is, his own image; then into it he blew the breath of life, and man became a living soul.