4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, January 31st, 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.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY – Prophecy: In today’s language, prophecy has become almost completely identified with predicting the future. Although this was part of the biblical prophet’s function, it was not the major one. The prophet is the mouthpiece of God (Grk: prophemi), more concerned about the present than anything. He articulates God’s will for his people and usually stands outside the ordinary religious structures. Indeed, it is with the deficiencies of these structures that has often has to deal. In today’s liturgy, Jesus appears as a prophet among his people. The conviction with which he speaks in Yahweh’s name is a clear indication of the uniqueness of his mission. Deuteronomy speaks of a prophet like Moses who will guide his people. Paul today speaks of the anxieties connected with various states of life and necessity of adhering wholly to the Lord.

Notice from the Rector’s 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 $1,200.00

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.)

This gathering is postponed until further notice due to the Ontario government restrictions.

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!

Teens– be prepared for Lent

Order the Teen Lent Companion by LIFETEEN and use it to develop a daily prayer life that will last you a lifetime. See other great resources for teens at www.lifeteen.com.

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 1st, 2021 to Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Grady Lewis – Theresa & Family
Iona Morris – Jim & Carmel Harrington


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Evan Gahan – Estate
Victor Balkam –Robert & Pierrette Pierce


Tuesday 3:00 p.m.



Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Sandra Turcotte – Allan & Janice O’Dacre
Special Intention of Charlie & Sharron McNaughton – Becky Chaput


Thursday 7:45 a.m.

McGrail & Royston Family – Grandsons
Margaret McFarlane – Brenda McFarlane


Thursday 3:00 p.m.



Friday 7:45 a.m.

Rick Moore – Monique Perry


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