Introduction to the Liturgy God’s Power in Human Weakness The First and third readings today are accounts of a divine call. Heavily accented by the note of human unworthiness, the account of the mission appears clearly as the work of God and not human inventiveness. The second reading contains one of the earliest recorded accounts of the church’s kerygmatic proclamation, the good news of salvation.

From the Catechism – On the Angels – The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition. St. Augustine says: “’Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’; if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’: from what they are, ‘spirit’, from what they do, ‘angel.’” With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God. Because they “always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven” they are the “mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word”. As purely spiritual creatures angels have intelligence and will: they are personal and immortal creatures, surpassing in perfection all visible creatures, as the splendor of their glory bears witness. [Catechism of the Catholic Church, para. 328-330]


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, February 7th to Sunday, February 13th
    Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial  
Monday 7:45 a.m. Intentions of the St. Vincent de Paul Society
February 7   Dec. Family Members of Dr. Joseph Foohey – Estate
    St. Jerome Emiliani (Priest) & St. Josephine Bakhita (Virgin) – Opt. Memorials 
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Ellen McCool – Family
February 8   Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Estate
    Fifth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial  
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
February 9 7:15 p.m. Agnes Fleury & Wilbert Fleury – Ellard & Norma Turner
  Thanksgiving – Carmel & Jim Harrington
    St. Scholastica (Virgin) – Memorial
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Dec. Parents, Sisters & Brother – Albert Kruschenske
February 10   Robert, Mary & Sheila Hickson – Estate of Margaret Foohey
    Our Lady of Lourdes – Optional Memorial
Friday No Mass ———————————————————-
February 11    
    Vigil of the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
February 12    
    Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
February 13 5:15 p.m. For the Sick – Fr. Jim



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 Lawrence Borutski.



Your total offering for last Sunday was $2,220.05

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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



Lector Schedule
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 5th & Sunday, February 6th
Saturday, Feb.5th  7:15pm Timothy Girard
Sunday, Feb.6th  10:30am Mike O’Grady
Sunday, Feb.6th   5:15pm Maria C. Doherty
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 12th & Sunday, February 13th
Saturday, Feb.12th   7:15pm Fred Sinclair
Sunday, Feb.13th 10:30am Les Scott
Sunday, Feb.13th    5:15pm Bill or Ann-Marie Fillmore


Tax Receipts – If you wish an Income Tax Receipt please place a self-addressed envelope in the collection basket (stamped or not). Your receipt will be mailed out the following week.

The Synod’s Questions The Synod’s questions can now be answered on our website at

First Communion and Confirmation Classes – Due to the current health restrictions in Ontario, classes are postponed. Further announcements will be made in this bulletin when it is possible to hold meetings once again.

CWL – Happy New Year everyone, I hope you have enjoyed some family time over Christmas that you are keeping well. I realize it has been a difficult time over the last number of months for everyone and my thanks goes out to all of you for keeping up your membership. This helps tremendously towards the help and needs of our church and community. For anyone who would be interested in joining the Catholic Women’s League, or would still like to send your membership fees for 2021, we are still collecting. Our membership fees are $20.00. This year, two members will receive FREE membership during our draw in February. Call me if I can help. Thank you.                                                    Membership Convenor – Barbara Clouthier

Separated and Divorced Catholics – By My Side Ministry for separated and divorced Catholics will be held virtually via zoom this spring. This is a program offering spiritual friendship and healing for separated and divorced Catholics. The program is designed to help individuals navigate through the stress of separation and divorce from a Catholic faith exploration perspective. Classes begin March 26, 2022, 2 hours/ week for both ladies and men separately and runs for 6 weeks. The cost is $40. All class details, dates, times and registration form can be found at or by emailing Mary Jane Manley or by calling 613 294-1308. This ministry has been running every spring for the past 7 years and have had over 120 amazing women and men participate. Participants often mention how they gain a greater perspective on how the treasures and wisdom of our Catholic faith can give them a sense of renewed hope for their future.


On Wednesday, February 2nd the Church celebrated the feast of the Presentation of the Lord which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles is included in the liturgy of the day. The previous (1962) liturgical calendar refers to this feast as the “Purification of Mary.” This is known as a “Christmas feast” since it points back to the Solemnity of Christmas. Many Catholics practice the tradition of keeping out the Nativity creche or other Christmas decorations until this feast. []


The Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple, Phillippe de Champaigne (1648)