Parish Bulletin: February 1st, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday  10:00 AMChapeau   No Mass
Wednesday  10:00 AMChapeau   No Mass
Thursday  10:00 AMSt. Joseph   No Mass
Friday 10:00 PMSt. Joseph   Intention of Doreen Dubeau and Leona Audet by Gerard and Gilles Audet
Saturday 5:00 PMSheenboro   Missa Pro-Populo
Sunday 9:00 AMSt. Joseph 1)     Deceased Relatives of the Cahill and Labelle families2)     Agatha and Emery Gribbon by Sharon Gribbon
Sunday 10:30 AMChapeau 1)     Albertina Gagnon by Westley & Deanna Ranger2)     Lucien & Gisele Sallafranque by Henry & Joan Sallafranque
Parish     Collection Counter-Monday Feb. 9th
Sheen $445.00    
St. Joseph $1254.00    
Chapeau $2015.00   Please check schedule

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, John Lapierre, Jennifer Allard and Judy Sullivan.

3rd Annual Day of Reflection for Catholic Men ~ Pope Francis and the Family: with Most Reverend Michael Mulhall, Bishop of Pembroke, at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior on Saturday, March 13th from 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. coffee/muffins) until 2:00 p.m.There is no fee for the day but registration is required by calling 613-623-3722 or e-mail at, since a lunch will be provided. Last date to register will be Tuesday, March 10th. Sponsored by Arnprior Knights of Columbus Council 2082.

We welcome Kennedy Audrey Mary Bertrand into our parish family. Kennedy is the daughter or Courtney Jennings and Derek Bertrand and was baptized in the Sheenboro Church this weekend. Our congratulations to her parents and godparents.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jacqueline (Jackie) Martin-Lepine in the wake of her death and funeral this past week. Jackie was special to our Church not just because of her years of working to organize and run Parish Suppers or because of her later role as sacristan for the Chapeau Church. What made her truly special to the parish (and for the parish priests too) was the wonderful smile and spirit she brought into whatever she set her hand to. It was a gift she kept right to the end. She could not talk about her new great-grandchildren without beaming a smile so wide that it couldn’t have been brighter if she had just been told that she had won the lottery and was going to live to be 101 years old! She will be deeply missed.

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.

NOTE FOR READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Please consult your schedule to determine if you are to serve at the masses next Sunday. With Pauline away from the office, I am unable to locate your schedule to include the information here. My apologies. Fr. Tim

Happy Groundhog Day on February 2nd. Here’s hoping that he doesn’t see his shadow this year and perhaps spring might actually arrive in March this year instead of the end of May like last year!!

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.

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.

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.

 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 care givers to restore health to those afflicted with illness and disease.

Chapeau CWL News:

1) There will be a St. Alphonsus CWL meeting on Tuesday Febraury 3rd at 1:30 pm at Harrington Community Centre. Everyone welcome!

2) The Chapeau CWL will host a CARD PARTY for the Coady Institute on Sunday February 15th. Registration at 1 pm. and cards at 1:30 pm. Light lunch will be served. All are welcome.

3) Thanks to everyone who have brought in used stamps. One thing to remember when cutting them: please leave at least 1/2 inch of paper all around the stamp. Your efforts are appreciated.

THANK YOU to the great crowds that turned out for our Parish Mission. Fr. Denis’s message seemed to resonate well with the good folks here in the Upper Pontiac and each night of the mission grew bigger than the night before! I expressed on your behalf our appreciation to him for the Mission he preached before he left. I also posted about the Mission and thanked Fr. Denis on the parish blog at If you haven’t yet checked it out, this would be a good opportunity to do so and express your own thanks to Father Denis in the comments section!I’m taking a few days off this week to rest up before the commencement of Lent and all its extra duties. Pauline will also be away from the office for the first few days of the week as well as she grieves her mother’s (Jacqueline Martin-Lepine) death this past week. She too passed along how grateful she has been for the support and comfort offered to her and her family over these past few days. I am certain that Fr. Mitch’s presence as celebrant at Jackie’s funeral and burial were a blessing for all concerned too. Remember that bringing comfort and support to those who grieve was one of the ways that Jesus told us we could help to ‘Build the Kingdom’ here on earth. How we respond in such moments matters both for us as individuals and as a parish community. Let us never cease to reach out to those in need wherever and whenever we encounter them.

Looking for a little peace and quiet to reconnect yourself with God? Why not schedule into your calendar our services for the 1st Friday of each month and join us in St. Joseph’s to take in our regular Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration? Our next 1st Friday Holy Hour is this 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.

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

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