Introduction to the Liturgy – The Messiah as Healer – Jesus was not the type to messiah that was expected.  The puzzled emissaries of the Baptist in today’s gospel pose the question of his identity.  His affirmative answer hearkens back to Isaiah who spoke of the comfort and healing, not solely the judgment, which was to be part of the final era.  In terms of Christ’s return at the end of time, James today encourages patience.

From the Saints From a sermon by Saint Augustine, bishop – John is the voice, but the Lord is the Word who was in the beginning. John is the voice that lasts for a time; from the beginning Christ is the Word who lives for ever.

When the word has been conveyed to you, does not the sound seem to say: The word ought to grow, and I should diminish? The sound of the voice has made itself heard in the service of the word, and has gone away, as though it were saying: My joy is complete. Let us hold on to the word; we must not lose the word conceived inwardly in our hearts. (Matins, 3rd Sunday of Advent)

Announced Parish Masses
SUNDAY December 11th to Sunday December 18th
    Third Sunday of Advent
SUNDAY 10:30 AM Gaitan Adams – Albert & Elizabeth Kruschenske
December 11 5:15 PM Souls in Purgatory – Parishioners
monday   Third Week of Advent – Ferial
DECEMBER 12 NO MASS Mass at Lourdes – 8:00 am, Mass at Holy Name – 7:00pm
Tuesday   Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
december 13 12:10 PM Ruby Coulas – Andy & Cathy Scanes
    Special Intentions of Father Steve Ballard – Parishioners
Wednesday   St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church
december 14 12:10 PM Rita Gaffney – Husband Cy
    Special Intentions of Jim and Carmel Harrington
  12:30 PM Exposition and Adoration
  6:30 PM Vespers and Benediction
Thursday   Third Week of Advent – Ferial
december 15   12:10 PM (Ann) Deacon Mike McFarlane – Wife Brenda
    Thanksgiving – Rose Marie Docherty
Friday   Third Week of Advent – Ferial  
december 16 12:10 PM Peter & Maria Goring – Doris Goring & Family
Saturday   Fourth Sunday of Advent – Ferial
DECEMBER 17 7:15 PM Missa Pro Popula (Mass for the People)
     Fourth Sunday of Advent – Ferial
Sunday 10:30 AM Rudi Goring – Wife Doris & Family
DECEMBER 18 5:15 PM Souls in Purgatory – Mr. & Mrs. David Peoples & Family

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 David Krieger, Colleen Tysick, Sandra Landry and Jane Mau.


Your total offering for last Sunday was $5912.10

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.
Indeed, the Lord is near.

(Entrance Antiphon – 3rd Sunday of Advent)

Second Sunday of Advent
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, December 10th  7:15 pm Catherine Laflamme Paola Bertoia
Sunday, December 11th   10:30 am Les Scott Mike O’Grady
Sunday, December 11th  5:15 pm Suzanne Fleury Maria C. Doherty
Third Sunday of Advent
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, December 17th 7:15 pm Timothy Girard Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, December 18th 10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, December 18th 5:15 pm John Leydon Suzanne Fleury



                                             Saturday, December 24, 2022 – Christmas Eve – Solemnity of Christmas

                                 6:30 pm             Family Mass                 Kate Sell (L)                     Timothy Girard (C)

                               12:00 am           Midnight Mass            Lance Patriquin (L)         Paola Bertoia (C)

                                    Sunday, December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day – Nativity of the Lord

                      10:30 am             Christmas Day Mass          Les Scott (L)           Mike O’Grady (C)

MASS ATTENDANCE FOR DECEMBER 4THSaturday 7:15 – 53, Sunday 10:30 – 131, Sunday 5:15 – 88


  Our Lady of Lourdes               Most Holy Name of Jesus                        Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM          Monday to Thursday 7:00 PM                Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM

(Please visit the Parish websites to confirm Mass times)


The Advent Season is one of preparation for the coming festivities of the Nativity of the Lord Jesus.  We prepare for Christmas in the secular world through office gatherings, other Christmas gatherings, shopping for gifts, etc.  Spiritually, we should take the time to prepare for the real reason that this holiday exists – the Incarnation of Jesus Christ.  We can do this through Confession, repenting of those sins we have committed.  We can attend weekday Mass one or more times a year, offer up more prayer time, come to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – even if for only 15 minutes.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  A reminder that we are now having Exposition following the Wednesday Mass of 12:10 PM with the praying of the Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  It continues through the afternoon ending with Vesper and Benediction at 6:30.   All are invited to attend.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR 2023 – The 2023 collection envelopes are now available at the back table of the church.  If you are unable to find your envelopes or would like envelopes, please contact the parish office at 613-732-8513.

SUNDAY SOCIAL – Starting in the New Year, the Sunday social will be returning following the 10:30 am mass.  It’s been a long two years and we all look forward to its return.  If you would like to volunteer for this,  you will find the sign up sheet in the folder on either of the tables at the church entrance.  Thank you

  “GOT LIFE QUESTIONS? R.C.I.A.  might just be for you. R.C.I.A stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a journey for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic and growing in the life as a Christian. It is for someone who has never been baptized or maybe you have been baptized in another Christian faith and wish to know more about the Catholic faith, or maybe you have been baptized and have not received the other Sacraments for your life’s mission or maybe as a Catholic you just want to grow more in your faith. If any of the above questions apply to you, we would love to help in your spiritual journey Want to know more about your Catholic faith all are welcome to join us in exploring this new quest at St. Columbkille’ s Cathedral. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or

         14th ANNUAL MEN’S RETREAT – 2023: Retreat will be given by Fr. Paul Burchat and Scott Eagen from the Madonna House Community in Combermere, from Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 15th, 2023 at the Graphite Bible Camp (Between Maynooth and Bancroft). This year’s theme: “God the Father: Our Hope and Salvation (“You are With Me” Jn 15:31). Cost: $175.00 for the weekend (includes retreat, room and great meals). For more information, questions, special requests, dietary or financial concerns, please call Pierre-Paul Filion at 613 602-6580 or email Reserve now; deposit and registration due by December 20th, 2022.

Funny in a GOoD Way! Presents an evening of comedy and worship on January 21st at 7 p.m. at Festival Hall, Pembroke. Featuring Andy Beningo and Gate 47. Ticket details available online at Net proceeds go to the Grind Pembroke.

All couples, whether newly married or many years married, are welcome to have their wedding anniversaries announce in our parish bulletin.  Call the Parish Office with your date or email