Solemnity of Christmas – The Nativity of Our Lord Saturday, December 25th, 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 Margaret Beanish, mother of Fr. Jim.


INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY Your Saviour Comes These words from Isaiah, read in the mass for Christmas morning, capture the flavour of all the readings selected for this feast. Selections from the book of Isaiah figure prominently in all the Christmas masses in announcing the dawn of a new era. The second readings today draw on Titus and Hebrews in accenting the arrival of God’s salvation in the person of Jesus and anticipating his return at the end of history. Luke’s infancy narratives are important interpretative statements on the meaning of the Christ event. In the first two masses of Christmas, Luke does this in story form; in the third mass, the prologue to John’s gospel speaks of this saving moment in the highest theological terms: the Word of God has become flesh and has dwelt among us.


FROM THE CHURCH FATHERS – St. Augustine – “He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.”


Announced Parish Masses
Monday, December 27th, 2021 to Sunday, January 2nd, 2021
Monday 7:45 a.m. (ann) Frances Yaskolski – Patricia McLaughlin
    Phil Smith – Dawn Wyver
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. In Honour of St. Joseph – Parishioner
  Dec. Parents, Sister & Brother – Al Kruschenske
Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Rita Gaffney – husband Cy
    Leona Raymond – Christine & Lance Patriquin
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Dennis Halliday – Family
    Margaret Beanish – Cathedral Staff
Friday 5:15 p.m. New Year’s Eve Mass
New Year’s Eve  
Saturday 10:30 a.m. New Year’s Day Mass
New Year’s Day 1:30 p.m. Latin Mass – Extraordinary Form
  7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
Epiphany 5:15 p.m. For the Sick – Fr. Jim



Your offering for Sunday, December 19th, 2021 was $6,701.36

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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


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



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.


Latin Mass – A Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 1:30 p.m. on January 1st. 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.


Please Note – The Parish Office will be closed from Thursday, December 23rd to Tuesday, January 4th



May Christ’s peace and hope be with your family now and in the days ahead. May His love warm your hearts and may He give you a spirit of wisdom.


+ Bishop Guy Desrochers

Father James Beanish

Deacon Adrien Chaput

Seminarian Lukas Casta


On this last Sunday of the calendar year, I want to take the opportunity to sincerely thank all of you, not only for your efforts to prepare for and celebrate the liturgies of the Christmas Season but as well for all you do throughout the year to make of our Cathedral Parish the centre of prayer, worship and service that it is. So many of you contribute your time and talents to the pastoral, liturgical and charitable works of the parish… the organist Leo and cantor Bentley, the lectors, the sacristan Lance, those who decorate the Cathedral for Christmas and Easter and other big feasts, the members of the C.W.L. for their many spiritual and material contributions to parish life, and the Knights of Columbus. All that you do and are for the parish is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated… I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge as well the generosity and dedication of the diocesan Master of Ceremonies and Director of Liturgy Father Mitchell Beachey, Deacon Adrien Chaput, Seminarian intern Lukas Casta and the parish staff: Lydia, David, Reina, Hanah and Magella, who not only fulfill their various tasks in such an efficient and dedicated manner but also contribute many unpaid hours in the service of all of us. Again, to each and every one of you my deepest gratitude and appreciation. May the love, joy and peace that are at the heart of this season be yours today and always.

 Rev. Jim Beanish