Parish Bulletin: Sunday January 25, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


St. Timothy & Titus Michel Demers

By: Jeannette Gagnon



10:00 AM


  Beatrice Jones

By: Shirley Gravelle



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

St. Thomas Aquinas Edgar Downey

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau & Leona Audet

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Deceased relatives of the Cahill & Labelle Families

By: The Cahill Family

Agatha & Emery Gribbon

By: Sharon Gribbon

Sunday 10:30 AM


Albertine Gagnon

By: Wesley & Deanna Ranger

Lucien & Gisele Sallafranque

By: Henry & Joan Sallafranque


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Peter Smith Bernie, Peter


Parish     Collection Counter-Monday Feb. 1st
Sheen $520.00    
St. Joseph $1080.00    
Chapeau $1590.00   Anne Gagnon

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.

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

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.

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 six th 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.

Personalized basic computer or smartphone training, free, by appointment on Thursdays, continuing weekly until mid-March.  For more information and to sign up, call Joanne at West Pontiac Connects, 819.689.2878.

CHAPEAU DISTRICT LION`S CLUB: are having a Pancake breakfast this Sunday January 25th at Harrington Community Centre from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Everyone Welcome!!

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.

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.

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: February 11, Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, highlights the healing ministry of the church. It reminds us that service to the sick and suffering cannot be neglected and recognizes the great efforts of doctors, nurses, health care institutions and pastoral caregivers to restore health to those afflicted with illness and disease.

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 allotted on a first come first serve 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.

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.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER-SOUPER DE LA ST. VALENTIN: St. Pierre Parish of Fort-Coulonge invite you to a Valentine’s Day BBQ chicken supper to be help in the parish hall on Friday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m. (with live music). To reserve tickets ($25), contact Suzette Adam at 819-683-3811, Charlotte Boucher at 819-683-2446 or Emérance Charbonneau at 819-683-2968. Proceeds to the heating expenses of the church, rectory and hall.

1) We welcome Fr. Denis Lemieux among us this week. He is our Parish Mission preacher. He will be speaking Sunday through to Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Chapeau church. I sincerely hope that everyone realizes that this mission is intended for the parishioners of all three parishes and that people will be willing to come to Chapeau to take part in this mission. Let’s make this a successful event for all of our communities.

2) We will once again have our 1st Friday Holy Hour on Friday February 6th, beginning with the 10 am mass in St. Joseph’s and ending with Benediction at 11:45 am. Confessions will be heard in the Church throughout the period of Eucharistic Adoration.

3) We received one 40 Hrs for the Kingdom voucher this week where a family has prayed a rosary together 6 times for the intentions of the parish as well as one hour of volunteer work in the community. Thank you. Please remember to submit your vouchers as well so that we can share what you’ve done to help make the Kingdom of God present in these parts too!

4) The next Bible Study class will be held on Thursday February 5th at 1:30 pm in the parish rectory in St. Joseph.

5) Please don’t forget to pray for the sick of our parish every day! We have a couple who are gravely ill at this time as well as others who are in the midst of the treatments to battle cancer. Every prayer, long or short, silent or spoken aloud will be heard by God and greatly appreciated by the sick and their families.


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