Parish Bulletin: Sunday January 18th, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Jack & Jim Tallon

By: Frances Giroux



10:00 AM


  Andrew Gribbon

By: Mary Carroll



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Souls in Purgatory

By; A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Special intentions for Andre Chartrand & John Lapierre

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Frances Kennedy

By: Claire Gleason

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


Marjorie Conway

By: Merle Smith

Fr. Guillemette

By: St. Alphonsus CWL


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Nancy Gleason Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Paul Morris
Chapeau Andre Chartrand Andre, Mariette


Parish New Year’s January 4th January 11th Collection Counter
Sheen 365.00 755.00 695.00 Nancy Gleason 
St. Joseph 604.00 1181.00 1081.00  
Chapeau 1131.00 1496.00 1614.00  

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alexis Lepine, 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.

BOOKING MASSES: If you are looking for a special date you should call the office well in advance because dates fill up so quickly and you may not be guaranteed as they are allotted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Thank you for your cooperation.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: are available and can be picked up after mass. Thank you for all you patience.

CWL membership fees ($20.00) are due any time now. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it. It can be dropped in the collection basket or given to a member.

THANK YOU: to everyone who attended and/or supported the card party held last Sunday for our Peruvian Child.

The new schedule for lectors and EOMC is ready and can be picked up in the vestry.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next children’s Catechism Class will be held on Sunday, February 1st, at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between: Molly Bridget McGuire, daughter of Charlie McGuire and Nancy Bimm of St. Joseph’s, QC; and Joshua John Pasch, son of John Pasch and Sandy Taylor of Ladysmith, QC. The wedding is scheduled to be celebrated on 21 February 2015 in St. Joseph’s Parish.

Hockey Day, Downey’s Bay, Saturday, February 14, 2015 – Family Event:

Glenn Magill and Brian Dubeau with the help of neighbours will soon be starting work on the rink for the sixth annual Hockey Day. Everyone is welcome to come skate, play shinny, snowshoe (we have about a dozen adult and children sized snowshoes), drop a line for ice fishing, curling for the first time or just warm your toes by the fire to enjoy the company of others.  It starts at 1 p.m. and we provide hotdogs and hot chocolate. Head to Downey’s Bay Road, turn right onto Tapp and then take McCann Lane and signs will direct you to parking.  Supper afterwards is a potluck at 6 p.m. in the Magill’s heated garage (#600 McCann Lane).  If you have any questions, please contact Joann McCann at or 819 689-2229.

 YOUNG AT HEART: Young at Heart is sponsoring Monday night Euchre games until March 30th. We hope members will contribute to gifts for door prizes.

The Pot Luck Dinner which was scheduled for Wednesday January 21st has been cancelled. You will be notified when a new date will become available. Thank you.

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.

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council of the Knights of Columbus will host a night with Milton Fraser of the Pembroke office of the Alzheimer’s society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. The topic will be Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and will be on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke starting at 7 p.m. This event is open to council members, their families and the community at large.

1) The first big event of our 40 Hrs for the Kingdom Campaign kicks off next weekend with the start of our Parish Mission. It will be preached by Fr. Denis Lemieux and is entitled ‘Metanoia: A Joyful Path of Gospel Life‘. Talks are scheduled at 7 pm Sunday to Wednesday inclusive and will be held in St. Alphonsus Church in Chapeau.

2) The 40 Hrs. coupons are still arriving in the collection baskets. This week’s works include: helping a neighbor, visiting at a senior’s residence, and knitting for 3rd world projects. Thank you for sharing these good works.

3) BIBLE STUDY CLASS: We kick off the 2015 Bible study group by beginning to study the Gospel of Matthew. The group meets on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 pm in the parish rectory in St. Joseph’s. Now would be the perfect time to join as we launch into a new gospel to study.

4) Don’t forget to reserve time for our monthly holy hour on the 1st Friday of each month. It begins with Mass at 10 am. in St. Joseph’s Church and concludes with Benediction at 11:45 am.

5) I wish to express my personal thanks for the many cards and gifts I received throughout the Christmas season from many parishioners. These acts of kindness and generosity of spirit inspires me to serve everyone to the best of my ability. They are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

IN HONOR OF ST. HEDWIG’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY:  Our Lady Seat of  Wisdom’s Drama Club will present Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder.  Performances will be held at St. Hedwig Church Hall in Barry’s Bay on Friday, Feb. 6th & Saturday, Feb 7th at 7:00 p.m., plus a matinee showing on Sunday, Feb. 8th at 2:00 p.m.  Adults:  $10, $12 at the door; Students/Seniors/Clergy: $7; Families: $40; Children under five: free.  Advance tickets are available at Lorraine’s Pharmasave in Barry’s Bay, or may be reserved by calling the Academy at 613-756-3082.  Tickets may be purchased at the door,subject to availability.

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