3rd Sunday of Lent – Sunday, March 7th, 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 Rev. Patrick Brady McNamara.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY – A New Temple and New Law: The new covenant was more than a fulfillment; in its own way it was a revolution. One of the basic expressions of the former covenant was the Decalogue, commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments. They are found in the book of the covenant (Ex 19-24) and serve as the first reading of today’s liturgy. As important as the Decalogue is to the formation of our lives, we realize that Jesus went far beyond it in the ethic which he proposed, particularly as seen in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus as the new temple is more than a substitutions; he represents a whole new way of living, a new set of values. As Paul states today, this was all brought about by a crucifixion, a dreadful form of execution. By human standards this seems incomprehensible. By God’s standards the new born power and wisdom.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESKYou are to be commended for your continuing faithful participation in daily Mass during this time of Lent. Keep up the good work.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for March 2021:  Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of 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.

St. Joseph Greeting Cards

To commemorate the Year of St. Joseph, Madonna House Publications is offering greeting cards with icon prints of St. Joseph, by Madonna House iconographers. A set of 10 cards (blank inside) with envelopes are $12.95 + tax. Visit www.madonnahouse.org/publications and click on Store to view and order. Or call 613 756-3728 (toll free 1 888 703-7110).

Announced Parish Masses

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

Monday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Mary O’Hara – John Allard
Aurel St. Godard – Roger & Marlyn St. Godard


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Thanksgiving – Jim & Carmel Harrington
Sr. Teresa Todd – Barbara Vaudry


Tuesday 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Renice Smith – Sue & Dan Skomsky
Rita Gaffney – husband Cy


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Gene Scott – Les & Family
Dorice Chaput – wife Becky Chaput & Family


Thursday 3:00 p.m.



Friday 7:45 a.m.

William Mulroy – wife Carmelle & Children
Evan Gahan – Estate


Friday 6:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross


Saturday 7:45 a.m.


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

Let us pray.

God our Father, in your unfailing love and goodness, hear us as we bring to you our prayers for the world and for all people. In this period of Lent we come to you aware of our ungreediness for the enormity of the Easter message, that Christ suffered and died for us and was yet raised in glorious victory.. Grant us healing in our souls Lord, and in the souls of all who search for meaning in their lives. Amen.