First Sunday of Advent – Sunday, November 28th, 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 Nancy Tierney, Robert Clark and Jack Dillon.


INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY Theme: Christ, the Center of Advent Hope The messianic hope of Israel, launched with Nathan’s oracle to David (2 Sam 7:11-16), is repeatedly echoed in the prophets. Today’s reading from Jeremiah is a clear illustration. Christian belief centers on Christ as the realization of Israel’s hope, as it sees the return of Christ at history’s end as part of that same faith. Today’s gospel, taken from Luke, which will be heard throughout this liturgical year, speaks of this second coming of Christ. Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, the first of his writings, composed in expectation of Christ’s proximate return, sees a life rooted in authentic Christian conduct as the best preparation for that eschatological moment.


FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK   Once again I direct your attention to the questionnaire regarding the Synod.  We have placed copies of the revised questionnaire on the entrance and exit tables.  The questions on them are much more straightforward than the original series of questions.  If you are more apt to reply to these questions over the internet this will be possible for you sometime in early January, 2022.  Whichever way you wish to respond to these questions (even scribbling a few notes on the back of the questionnaire) your input will be most appreciated.  This survey is to be finished by April 30, 2022.  Thank you.



Monday, November 29th, 2021 to Saturday, December 4th, 2021


Monday           7:45 a.m.         Thanksgiving – Chuck Halliday

Margaret Foohey – Family


Tuesday           7:45 a.m.         Dec. Parents, Sisters & Brother – Albert Kruschenske

Rita Hemmings – Family


Wednesday     7:15 p.m.         (Ann.) Gordon Allard – John Allard

Joyce Barr – Nonie & Bob Barr


Thursday         7:45 a.m.         (Ann.) Jack Buckwald, August & Beatrice Buckwald – Patricia McLaughlin

Ida McGuire – Estate


First Friday      7:45 a.m.        Mary & Rudy Zamarski – Estate

Jacqueline Charron – Richard & Suzanne Fleury & Family


Saturday          9:00 a.m.         Latin Mass

7:15 p.m.         Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday            10:30 a.m.       Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim

5:15 p.m.         For the Sick – Fr. Jim



Missals 2022 – are now available at the main entrance of the church, cost is $3.00 each please place monies in the wooden box provided. Thank you.


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.


Advent Prayer Booklets – You will find on the tables at the entrance prayer/meditation booklets for Advent which I encourage you to use during this holy season as families and individuals as you prayerfully enter into this special time of preparation for the great feast of Christmas.


Latin Mass – A Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. This is basically the same form of the Liturgy which nourished the faith of many Catholics for centuries. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Latin Mass – December 4th.


Hope for the Church – A Virtual Advent Mission: Join the Companions of the Cross for a Virtual Advent Mission. With talks by Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC, Fr. Brenton Cordeiro, CC, and Deacon Juan Pablo Orozco, CC, and Praise and Worship provided by the Companions of the Cross seminarians. Info:, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 7-8 p.m. Info: 


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.


CWL has a variety of beautiful Christmas Cards available for purchase anyone interested can contact Becky Chaput at 613-732-8711, she would gladly be of service.


Our next Cathedral CWL Meeting takes place Thursday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Parish Hall. All CWL Members are encouraged to attend. Decisive Votes will be taken that evening.  Kindly RSVP attendance to 613-717-0285 by test or by email to


Temporary Caretaker Assistance – The Holy Name Parish’s current caretaker, Andrew Moreau, will be away temporarily due to health issues beginning on December 7th, 2021.  As a result, Holy Name requires temporary caretaker assistance for tentatively a period of one month (timeframe to be confirmed).  If you know of someone who may be willing to perform the caretaker duties during this time, please contact the Parish Office at 613-732-3355 or by email at



Your offering for Sunday, November 21st, 2021 was $2,810.05

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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