The Epiphany of the Lord – Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

Bulletin Announcements are due to the Parish office before 11:00 a.m. on the Monday before publication. Please call the parish office to submit an announcement.


In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY – Theme: A Call to the World – Today’s feast adds a new and central feature to the Christmas message. Epiphany means manifestation – in this case, manifestation to the nations. Jesus is not solely the Jewish Messiah; he comes for the entire world. In Christ, all barriers will fall. In the reading from Third Isiah, Jerusalem look out upon her own people returning from the diaspora, but, on the far distant horizon, appears caravans from all the parts off the world. The letter to the Ephesians sees this as the great mystery now revealed in the final times: the total equality of Jew and Gentile in God’s plan. The account of the astrologers, taken from Matthew’s infancy narrative, summarizes it all in story form. While the Jews, with the scriptural prophecies in hand, remain apart, the foreigners move in faith to Bethlehem.

Notice from the Rectors Desk Since Premier Ford announced the lockdown, in light of this, Fr. Jim will continue with weekend and daily masses and since only 10 people can be present in the church for mass including the priest, parishioners may stay in their cars in the church parking lot and tune in at 88.1 radio station and Fr. Jim will gladly come out and give communion as you stay in the comfort of your car.

Notice – Please note, due to the Provincial Lockdown, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion will be on hold until further notice.

St. Joseph’s Food Bank

It is time once again to ask for your help in stocking our empty shelves. St. Joseph’s Food Bank serves hundreds of families from Pembroke and surrounding area, and this requires constant donations from the public. In the past, you have been most generous and we appreciate all of your support and ask for your generosity again. Since we received no funds from any level of Government, this requires asking you for your support of food donations and /or money. Food Donations can be dropped off at our facility, located in Holy Name Annex, on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick-up of non-perishable foods can be arranged by calling 613-732-3807; monetary donations can be mailed to the above address.

Your 2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes

Envelopes 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 732-8513 and one will be prepared for you.

Holy Mass in the extraordinary form is offered at St Columbkille Cathedral on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. These Latin Masses are in the form of the Liturgy as it was celebrated at the time of the Second Vatican Council—the same form which nourished the faith of many of our ancestors. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Mass – January 2, 2021.

Sunday Missals 2020-2021

Missals are now available at Mary’s Altar on left side of the church, cost is $3.00 each please place monies in the wooden box provided. Thank you.

Obligation to Attend Mass Remains Suspended

Due to the issues surrounding COVID 19, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended for all Catholics in this diocese.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday, January 4th, 2021 to Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Pete Townsend – Cathedral School Staff
Margaret McFarlane – Gene & Lorraine Murphy


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Thanksgiving – Becky Chaput
Evan Gahan – Estate


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intention of Joan & Rod Sinclair – Family
Ron Nelson – Kathleen Ghor


Thursday 7:45 p.m.

Heidi Recoski – Jason & Tina Dedo
Souls in Purgatory – Wendy Wong


Friday 7:45 a.m.

Dec. Family Members – Monique Perry
Emmet & Evelyn Morris – Garret Morris


Saturday 7:45 a.m.



Saturday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim


Sunday 5:15 p.m.

For the Sick – Fr. Jim

Christmas Mass Schedule

Solemnity of Mary of God

New Year’s Eve – Thursday, Dec, 31: 5:15 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Friday, Jan. 1: 10:30 a.m.