Introduction to the Liturgy Generosity and Pardon The story of Saul and David illustrates the gospel’s main theme: forgiveness of one’s opponent. At the same time, we recognize that David’s motive for sparing the king is not the same as that which the gospel asks. Taken from Luke’s sermon on the plain, the instruction parallels that of Matthew. Paul speaks of the first and second Adam. The new Adam is a life-giving spirit.

From the Church Fathers – St. Maximus the Confessor – “Charity is a right attitude of mind which prefers nothing to the knowledge of God. If a man possesses any strong attachment to the things of this earth, he cannot possess true charity. For anyone who really loves God prefers to know and experience God rather than creatures. The whole set and longing of his mind is ever directed toward him. […] A charitable mind is not displayed simply in giving money; it is manifested still more by personal service as well as by the communication of God’s word to others. In fact, if a man’s service toward his brothers is genuine and if he really renounces worldly concerns, he is freed from selfish desires. For he now shares in God’s own knowledge and love. Since he does possess God’s love, he does not experience weariness as he follows the Lord his God. Rather, following the prophet Jeremiah, he withstands every type of reproach and hardship without even harbouring an evil thought toward any man.” (Chapters on Charity; Matins – 7th Sunday in OT)


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, February 21st to Sunday, February 27th
Family Day   St. Peter Damian (Bishop, Doctor of the Church) – Optional Memorial   
Monday 7:45 a.m. Ron Barr – Wife Colleen Barr
February 21   Margaret Beanish – St. Vincent de Paul
    The Chair of St. Peter – Feast  
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Stephen Hohban – Kathleen Gohr
February 22   Intentions of Bishop Guy Desrochers on the Anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination
    St. Polycarp (Bishop, Martyr) – Memorial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction
February 23 7:15 p.m. Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
  Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Family
    Seventh Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Sandra Mackenzie – Lee Mackenzie, Sheila Severin & Family
February 24   Ellen McCool – Family
  Seventh Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Friday No Mass —————————————————-
February 25  
    Vigil of the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
February 26  
    Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
February 27 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 Nancy Tosello, Cheryl Woermke. Yolande Moreau & Irene Gauthier



Your total offering for last Sunday was $4484.75

Thank you for your generosity and support

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


Lector Schedule
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 19th & Sunday, February 20th
Saturday, Feb.19th   7:15pm Paola Bertoia
Sunday, Feb.20th 10:30am Richard or Suzanne Fleury
Sunday, Feb.20th    5:15pm John Leyden
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 26th & Sunday, February 27th
Saturday, Feb.26th   7:15pm Catherine LaFlamme
Sunday, Feb.27th  10:30am Mike O’Grady
Sunday, Feb.27th 5:15pm Maria C. Doherty


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


Parish Office will be closed on Family Day – The parish office will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, and will re-open on Tuesday, February 22nd at 9:00 a.m.


Latin Mass – A Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 9 a.m. on March 5th. 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.


2022 Lift Jesus Higher Rally – This is an annual event for Youth and Adults that focuses on evangelizing through uplifting music, testimonials, reflections, Divine Mercy celebration and Eucharistic Adoration. Whether you are coming for the first time or the twenty-ninth time, the Lift Jesus Higher Rally will open the door for God’s graces and blessings to flow into your life. It will be a day of compelling talks, spirit-filled praise and worship, and much more. 2022 Lift Jesus Higher Rally will be streamed live on YouTube from Michigan, March 5th. No Registration Required.


CWL – You are invited to the Cathedral CWL March 7th meeting at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Parish Hall. This is a get together night for us. Let’s be together for an evening, as friends and CWL members. We do need to plan for our next garage sale and our financial priorities.


Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion – There will be a Parent and Child Meeting in the Parish Hall on Sunday, February 27 at 9:30 AM for all of those who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. For further information please contact Lance Patriquin at 613-633-1108 or by email at


Lent begins March 2ndThe seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the Lord) are intense moments of the Church’s penitential practice. These times are particularly appropriate for spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, pilgrimages as signs of penance, voluntary self-denial such as fasting and almsgiving, and fraternal sharing (charitable and missionary works).” [Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1438]