Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|TuesdayDec. 30th||10:00 AMChapeau||Lois ConroyBy: St. Alphonsus C.W.L
Deceased members of the Gagnon Family
By: Claire Gagnon
|WednesdayDec. 31st||5:00 PMSheenboro||Myrtle SullivanBy: Raymond & Iona Morris|
|ThursdayJan. 1st||9:00 AMSt. Joseph||Lillian MoyleBy: Fr. Tim|
|ThursdayJan. 1st||10:30 AMChapeau||Mary & Edward MichaudBy: The Family
By: Christine Gervais
|Friday||10:00 AMSt. Joseph||Mass in ThanksgivingBy: Myra Sullivan|
|Saturday||5:00 PMSheenboro||Norma SullivanBy: Mike & Ethel Jones
By: Lois & Barry
|Sunday||9:00 AMSt. Joseph||Deceased Relatives of the Cahill & Lebel FamiliesBy: The Cahill Family|
|Sunday||10:30 AMChapeau||Missa Pro Populo|
|Sheen||Donald Retty||Peter Gleason|
|St. Joseph||Sam McGuire||Ron Price|
|Chapeau||Nicole Bertrand(January 1st)||Nicole, André|
|Parish||OffertorySunday December 21st||Collection Counter for Monday January 5th, 2015|
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, and Judy Sullivan.
PARISH OFFICE: The Office will be close for the Holidays and will re-open on the 6th of January. Thank you!
ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Please continue to bring in your used stamps.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lucien Sallafranque (brother of Henry, Jerome, Pauline & Paschal) who passed away this past week in Rouyn-Noranda.
CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: The next Children’s Catechism Class will be held on January 11th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.
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.
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.
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 for 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
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.
AGRICULTURE SOCIETY: Calendars are available for sale for $10 each. To order/or purchase one please call a committee member. 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 :email@example.com 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 :firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CATHOLIC TOUR is a 34 year old Catholic Travel Apostolate has been able to secure only 50 air seats, hotel beds, and Exposition Tickets for the upcoming Showing o the Original Shroud of Turin, the Air from your home city will be available. The pilgrimage pricing will be under $3, 599.00 dollars which includes your transatlantic airfare, hotel, most meals, tour escort, deluxe motor coach, and all air line with the next Exposition not available until the year 2025. Please contact Pam Adair in our office if you would like to receive our day by day itinerary and necessary registration forms. Please call or visit The Catholic Tour toll free at 1-877-627-4268 or simply e-mail pamadair@the catholictour.com for further information. The Catholic Tour looks forward to serving you in this recently announced possibly once in a life event of our Catholic Church.
Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year God Bless!
|NOTES FROM FR. TIM|
| 1) THANK YOU to everyone who decorated our Churches and participated in our Christmas masses; the choirs, readers, collectors & ushers, and altar servers!! You made each building beautiful and every liturgy a joy.2) Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming Parish Mission on January 24-28, 2015. The preacher will be Fr. Denis Lemieux. Remember that this mission is intended for parishioners of all three Churches even though the sessions will be held in Chapeau.
3) New Year’s Day is a holy day of obligation. Our mass schedule will follow the pattern of our Sunday schedule: Sheenboro 5 pm. on New Year’s Eve, St. Joseph’s 9 am and Chapeau at 10:30 am New Year’s Day.
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