3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, January 24th, 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 Margaret Carroll & Parnell Green, Agnes Mask.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY – The Call of Discipleship: Universal and Urgent The account of the call of the first disciples is found in all of the Gospels. The Matthean version, strikingly similar to that of Mark (one of Matthew’s principal sources) appears on the same Sunday in the A cycle. Today the church couples the account with part of Jonah story, which contains one of the Bible’s strongest Universalist themes. Thus the liturgy contains a sense of urgency as well as the note of salvation extended to all people. Mark’s gospel will be read during the Year B cycle. Paul’s expectation of the parausia finds him appealing to the Corinthians to remain alert and single minded.

Notice from the Rectors Desk – Since Premier Ford announced the lockdown, in light of this, Fr. Jim will continue with weekend and daily masses and since only 10 people can be present in the church for mass including the priest, parishioners may stay in their cars in the church parking lot and tune in at 88.1 radio station and Fr. Jim will gladly come out and give communion as you stay in the comfort of your car.


Your offering for Sunday, January 17th was $1,845.00

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.

Notice – Please note, due to the Provincial Lockdown, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion will be on hold until further notice.

Your 2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes

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.

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.

Diocesan Young Adult Ministry (18-35 yrs.)

The Jan. 20th gathering is postponed until Jan. 27th. This will depend on the government restrictions at that time.

Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program (Feb. 27th and March 6th)

This course will be online only. New deadline date to register is Feb. 15th as materials need to be mailed out to participants.

Marianhill Lottery 2021 supports the “Building Care” Redevelopment Project

Marianhill 2021 Lottery tickets are now available through to January 31, 2021. Lottery funds go towards the purchase of furniture and equipment for the new building. Each $25 ticket provides you with 69 chances to win. Call Marianhill to order 613 735-6838 ext. 4306 OR download ticket order form at https://marianhill.ca/news/. Tickets will be mailed via Canada Post. Thank you for supporting the Marianhill Foundation!

Calling All Moms

Check out the options for Moms to stay connected at www.CatholicMomsgroup.com and sign up to Midday Moms, a regular virtual Mother’s group meet up with host Mary Wagner and her MOM Jane Wagner on Zoom.

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, January 25th, 2021 to Friday, January 29th, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
J. B Laflamme – Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Laflamme


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Margaret McFarlane – Becky Chaput
Victor Balkam – Deacon Adrien & Bernadette Chaput


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Bernadette LeBlanc – Doris Goring
(Ann) Rudy & Mary Zarmarski


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Raymond Gutoskie – Ron & Carolyn Corrigan
Souls in Purgatory – June Dupuis


Thursday 3:00 p.m.



Friday 7:45 a.m.

Colleen Tate – Bob, Lorraine Tate & Family


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