The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – Sunday, December 27th, 2020

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 Dominic D’Arcy.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY:  Theme: The Family Spirit – The church’s intention in this feast is to present Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as a model for Christian families.  Sirach, written in the second century B.C., speaks today of reverence for one’s parents in words that have a timeless quality. In Colossians, Paul Presents Practical ways in which the bond of love expresses itself within the Christian community, including family relation. The gospel selection from the Matthean and Lucan infancy narratives, while not written primarily to highlight family values, do, nonetheless, point to the solicitude of Joseph (A), the parents’ respect for the law (B), and the obedience of the child (C). 

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.

Your 2021 Sunday Offering 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.

Christmas holiday schedule

The Parish Office will be closed from Wednesday, December 23rd, due to the recent Lockdown, If an emergency should arise please call the office at 613-732-8513. The staff at the Parish Office takes this opportunity to offer you and your family a Christmas Season filled with peace and joy!

Holy Mass – Extraordinary Form

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.

Notice to all C.W.L Members

Your 2021 membership is NOT due until November this year. For our cathedral C.W.L members, you will find your Blue envelop in the November section of your new church envelops. For our Holy Name C.W.L members please use a white envelop labelled “St. Columbkille Cathedral Parish C.W. L” and place it in the Sunday convection basket and it will be transferred to me. Thank you.

Have a Holy and Happy Christmas. All the best in the New Year

Barbara Clouthier
Membership Convenor

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, December 28th to Friday, January 1st, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

(Ann) Frances Yaskolski – Patricia McLaughlin
Souls in Purgatory – Mr. & Mrs. David Peoples & Family


Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Frank, Lucy & Lawrence Blaskie – Karen McKibbon
Sandra Turcotte – Angela & Bruce McLeod & Family


Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Dennis Halliday – All his family Members
Margaret McFarlane – Maurice, Catherine & Dan Laflamme


Thursday 5:15 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Mass


Friday 10:30 a.m.

New Year’s Day Mass


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.


Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday, January 2: 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, January 3: 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.