Parish Bulletin for December 21, 2014 (4th Sunday of Advent)

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday     No Mass
Wednesday 5:00 PMSheen Christmas Eve Leo Downey & Deceased Parents & RelativesBy: Theresa & Family

Nelson Morris

By: Betty & Family

Wednesday 7:00 PMChapeau Christmas Eve Normand VaillancourtBy:   Vaillancourt Family

Deceased Parents of Harold & Marilyn Morris

Wednesday 9:00 PMSt. Joseph Christmas Eve Norma SullivanBy: Dick & Thelma Spooner
Thursday 10:30 AMChapeau Christmas Day Mary NadeauBy: Jessica Nephin

Lois Conroy

By: Pauline Lepine Godin & Family

Friday     No Mass
Saturday 5:00 PMSheenboro   Missa Pro Populo 
Sunday 9:00 AMSt. Joseph   Norma SullivanBy: Dorothy Desjardins
Sunday 10:30 AMChapeau The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Edmond VaillancourtBy: Terese Vaillancourt et Famille

Robert Godin

By: Pauline & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen ( Christmas Eve) Kaleigh Gleason(December 27th ) Patty Hansen Doris RangerMary Edwards
St. Joseph (Christmas Eve) Sharon Fitzpatrick(December 28th )Lawrence Duff Elaine McGuirePaul Morris
Chapeau (Christmas Eve) Monique Fleury(Christmas Day) Tom Carroll

(December 28th) Bernie Hendry

André, Nicole, MerilJoan, Bernie, Peter

Bernie, Joan

Parish OffertorySunday November 30th   Collection Counter for Monday December 29th
Sheen $965.00
St. Joseph $1,279.00
Chapeau $2,858.00 Mariette Sallafranque

PARISH OFFICE: I will be on Christmas Holidays from December 24th until January 5th. I will be returning to the office on the 6th of January 2015. The office will be closed during this period. Thank you! Pauline

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alvin Lepine, Amelia Swann, Peter Breekyk, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger ,Doreen Dubeau, Jacqueline Lepine, John Lapierre, Edwin Doyle and Judy Sullivan.

ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Please continue to bring in your used stamps.

C.W.L. membership fees ($20.00) will be due in the New Year. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.

FUNDRAISING: I am raising money for a volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic for Community Development. As a fundraiser I will be lending a helping hand to those interested in making a donation (if you have any lingering tasks you wish to have me do) between December 21st and January 9th. There will be 4 hour increments of service provided. Please contact Olivia Jennings at (613) 639-0136 or (819) 689-2300– as spaces will fill up quickly. However if you wish to only make a donation please visit www.isvolunteers.org/payments and select fundraising payments as payment type, or by mail to me at 483 river road Chapeau Qc J0X 1M0.

AGRICULTURE SOCIETY: Calendars are available for sale for $10 each. To order/or purchase call committee members. Lucas 819-689-5664, or Liz Kelly 819-689-5576(leave a message), or Edith 819-689-2950.

LOOKING FOR A BABYSITTER???: I am very interested. I have an infant CPR certificate & the Babysitter’s course and I am great with children. I am available on weekends. Please call Presha Donohue 819-689-5576. References are available on request.

Yoga with Jason. Thursdays January 8-Feb 12 from 12:30-1:30 at St. Joseph’s Centre for Families and Seniors. Cost is $65 for 6 sessions or $14 drop-in fee. **Minimum 10 people need to be pre-registered to offer the class** Contact the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes  to register :lisle-aux-allumettes@mrcpontiac.qc.ca or 819-689-2266.

Zumba. Mondays January 12-February 23 except February 9 (6 classes). Minimum 15 people required to offer the course. **You must pre-register and pre-pay**$36 for 6 weeks or $7 drop-in fee. Contact the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes to register :lisle-aux-allumettes@mrcpontiac.qc.ca or 819-689-2266.

CHOSEN: Once we enter in the New Year, Our Lady of Lourdes in Pembroke will begin a youth ministry program called “Chosen.” Youth from other parishes are most welcome. Who? Youth from Grades 9-12, What ? Dynamic Faith formation. When? on Sundays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where? at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall Why? This is an awesome program and our faith is worth it! Questions? Contact Fr. Michael 613-735-6392.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX: is open for public skating Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30 to 7:50.  The cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children and free when we have a sponsor.

SHEENBORO RECREATION ASSOCIATION: is sponsoring a free skate from 11:00-12:00 on Friday Dec.26th at the Arena in Chapeau. Also directly after the free skate, we will be sponsoring pick-up hockey from 12:00-1:00.   Helmets and gloves are highly recommended especially for the younger players.

Santa is coming to Sheenboro again this year on Sunday Dec.21st to visit the Seniors. He will bring you a gift to warm your heart and a spirit to warm your body. So seniors, please welcome Santa and his elves and mark this date on your calendar.

NOTES FROM FR. TIM
1) Many thanks to the St. Joseph’s CWL for taking me out to lunch on Thursday and giving me a tin of Christmas goodies!!

2) Please keep Edwin Doyle (Sheenboro) in your prayers. He is gravely ill in the Shawville Hospital at this time. Don’t forget too to lift up John Lapierre and Doreen Dubeau how they are also facing a battle for life. It is a tragedy whenever a family is afflicted with grave illness, but it’s doubly so during the holiday season. They are all in need of our love, support, and prayers.

3) The Bible Study Class is changing the hour we meet. Beginning on Thursday January 8th, we will gather in the St. Joseph Rectory at 2 pm. We mark the new year by beginning our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. New members are always welcome.

4) 40 Hours for the Kingdom: Don’t forget to send in your vouchers whenever you complete an activity to help grow your love of God and neighbour! Your activities might inspire others to similar acts of faith and love.

5) Please remember that 100% of the Christmas collection goes to the Church and not the pastor! We count on your generous support to help pay the heating bills each winter. If you wish to offer me a gift, please make sure to put it into a clearly marked separate envelope from your collection offering.

6) Finally, thanks to everyone who has been busy preparing for this week’s Christmas celebrations. You are too numerous to name individually but you are all remembered in prayer at each mass.

ENVELOPE BOXES:  If you are new to the Parish or if your name is not on any of the boxes. Please feel free to take a blank box and put your name and address on your first couple of envelopes so we can put you into the system. Thank you so much.

THANK YOU-SULLIVAN: Gail, Greg and families wish to express their sincere gratitude to relatives, friends and neighbours for their support at this very difficult time. Thank you for the donations of food and cards, for your attendance at the funeral liturgy. Also thanks for the Mass offerings, for donations to St. Paul the Hermit Parish, to the Shawville Hospital Foundations and other donations in Norma’s name.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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