4th Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 19th, 2021

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 Carmelle Mulroy.


INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY Humble Origins Luke’s account of Mary’s trip to visit Elizabeth offers another opportunity to link Jesus and John., while always stressing John’s subordination. In this simple domestic setting, Elizabeth praises Mary for her trust in God’s word. Micah anticipated the unborn Savior of the visitation story centuries before. Preaching at a time of considerable sin and corruption, he looked to the Davidic king who, despite his simple origins, would establish an era of universal peace. The letter to the Hebrews touches the core of what brought about that fulfilment of God’s plan: the obedience of Jesus.

FROM THE ANTIPHONS – December 19th – O Root of Jesse

O radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,

super quem continebunt reges os suum,

quem Gentes deprecabuntur:

veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples;

before you kings will shut their mouths,

to you the nations will make their prayer:

Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, December 20th, 2021 to Sunday, December 26th, 2021
Monday 7:45 a.m. Dorice Chaput – Wife Becky & Family
    Mary & Rudy Zamarski – Estate
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Renice, Ray & Phil Smith – Sue & Dan Skomsky
    Daughter Heidi & Dec. Recoski Family – Barb & Ken Recoski
Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Dr. MJ & Eileen Mulvihill – Michael, Peter & Gregory
    Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Thanksgiving – Jim & Carmel Harrington
    Marie Halliday – Family
Friday 6:30 p.m. Family Mass
(Christmas Eve) 12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass
Saturday 10:30 a.m. Christmas Mass
(Christmas Day) No Evening Mass
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
  5:15 p.m. For the Sick – Fr. Jim



Your offering for Sunday, December 5th, 2021 was $8,481.05

Thank you for your generosity and support.

 In your kindness, please remember St. Columbkille’s Cathedral Parish in your bequests and wills.


4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 18th to Sunday, December 19th
Saturday, December 18th  7:15 p.m. Catherine LaFlamme
Sunday, December 19th 10:30 a.m. Richard or Suzanne Fleury
Sunday, December 19th  5:15 p.m. Maria C. Doherty
Christmas – Nativity of the Lord
Friday, December 24th to Sunday December 26th
Friday, Dec. 24th – Christmas Eve 6:30pm – Family Mass Lance Patriquin
Saturday, Dec. 25th – Christmas Eve 12:00am – Midnight Mass Lance Patriquin
Saturday, Dec. 25th – Christmas Day 10:30am – Christmas Day Lance Patriquin
Feast of the Holy Family
Saturday, December 25th to Sunday, December 26th
Saturday, December 25th  No 7:15 p.m. Mass  
Sunday, December 26th 10:30am Mike O’Grady
Sunday, December 26th 5:15pm Bill or Ann-Marie Fillmore
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (New year’s)
Friday, December 31st to Saturday, January 1st
Friday, Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve 5:15pm Bill or Ann-Marie Fillmore
Saturday, Jan. 1st – New Year’s Day 10:30am Lance Patriquin
Solemnity of the Epiphany
Saturday, January 1st to Sunday, January 2nd
Saturday, Jan. 1st – New Year’s Day 7:15pm Lance Patriquin
Sunday, January 2nd    10:30am Les Scott
Sunday, January 2nd    5:15pm Maria C. Doherty


2021 End of Year Receipts – If you wish to receive a receipt for your donations, please make sure to submit all donations before Tuesday, December 28th, as donations made in January will only have receipts issued the following year 2022.


Your Sunday Offering Envelopes for 2022 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 (613)732-8513 and one will be prepared for you.


First Communion & Reconciliation – Registration has begun for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Classes begin in January and will be a mix of in person, and, at home sessions.

Any child that has reached the age of reason, regardless of school grade, can partake in these sessions. Please contact the Parish Office for a registration form. Forms will also be sent home with the children from Cathedral School. For further information please contact Lance Patriquin at 613-633-1108.