Introduction to the Liturgy Salvation In the ritual for the giving of thanks after the harvest, the Israelite offerer prayed a brief summary of salvation history. This actualizing of past experience is contained in today’s first reading. It stresses the collective dimension of salvation. Paul reminds us that salvation in Christ is personal, deeply internal, a question of hearts and lips. The Lucan account of Jesus’ temptations exemplifies what the Christian response to evil should be.

From the Church Fathers – St. Augustine of Hippo – “We have heard in the Gospel how the Lord Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil in the wilderness. Certainly Christ was tempted by the devil. In Christ you were tempted, for Christ received his flesh from your nature, but by his own power gained glory for you; therefore, he suffered temptation in your nature, but by his own power gained victory for you. If in Christ we have been tempted, in him we overcame the devil. Do you think only of Christ’s temptations and fail to think of his victory? See yourself as tempted in him, and see yourself as victorious in him. He could have kept the devil from himself; but if he were not tempted he could not teach you how to triumph over temptation.” (Commentary on the Psalms; Matins – 1st Sunday of Lent)


Announced Parish Masses

Monday, March 7th to Sunday, March 13th

    Sts. Perpetua & Felicity (Martyrs) – Optional Memorial
Monday 7:45 a.m. Robert Nastas – Noel & Sharon LeClair
March 7   Nancy Tosello – St. Vincent de Paul
    St. John of God (Religious) – Optional Memorial
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Mary O’Hara – Family
March 8   Souls in Purgatory – Gordon & Nicole Jones
    St. Frances of Rome (Religious) – Optional Memorial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
march 9 7:15 p.m. Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
    Sally Ryan – CWL
    Thursday of the First Week of Lent – Ferial
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Genda Scott – Les & Family
March 10   Deceased Family Members of Margaret Foohey – Estate
    Friday of the First Week of Lent – Ferial
Friday No Mass ——————————————————-
March 11 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Saturday   Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent
March 12 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
    Second Sunday of Lent
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
March 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 Douglas Simpson & Anita Lance



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When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days. (Ps.91: 15-16)

Entrance Antiphon – 1st Sunday of Lent

Lector Schedule

First Sunday of Lent

Saturday, March 5th & Sunday, March 6th

Saturday, March 5th    7:15pm Fred Sinclair
Sunday, March 6th   10:30am Mike O’Grady
Sunday, March 6th 5:15pm Maria C. Doherty
First Sunday of Lent
Saturday, March 12th & Sunday, March 13th
Saturday, March 12th    7:15pm Paola Bertoia
Sunday, March 13th   10:30am Les Scott
Sunday, March 13th 5:15pm Bill or Ann-Marie Filmore


Thank You – You are to be commended for the great turnout at the Ash Wednesday Masses. We urge you to continue your efforts to make daily Mass a part of your Lenten program. As well we invite you to pray the Stations of the Cross Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Let us pray for one another asking the Lord to help us to make of this privileged time one of growth and renewal in faith.

Stations of the Cross – Stations of the Cross will take place at 7:00 p.m. every Friday throughout Lent.

Looking for Sacristans – We are currently looking for active members of the parish to join the Sacristan Team. Duties would include – setting up before each Mass, cleaning up after Mass, changing linens as required and preparing the Cathedral for special celebrations throughout the year. Please contact Lance Patriquin at 613-633-1108 if you can help.

Faith Lenten Retreat – The Diocesan Office of Faith Formation and Leadership Development is sponsoring an Adult Faith Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at St. James the Less Parish, Eganville Ontario from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $15.00 per person (lunch and refreshments provided). This retreat is open to all the faithful. The theme of the retreat is the “A Walk through the Mass.” Our guest speaker will be Fr. Michael Smith, Vicar General of the Diocese of Pembroke. Please join us for this very special day. To register or for more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at (613) 732-7933 ext. 206 or Registration deadline is Thursday, March 24, 2022.


Practice of Lent – Lent is a 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics. []