Parish Bulletin: February 22 – 1st Sunday of Lent

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday  10:00 AMChapeau   No Mass
Wednesday  10:00 AMChapeau   In Thanksgiving to God & my motherBy: Francis Giroux
Thursday 10:00 AMSt. Joseph   Jack McKayBy: Larry & Nancy Gleason & Family
Friday 10:00 AMSt. Joseph   Special intention for Pat Ranger & Michel ChaputBy: Gerard & Gilles Audet
Saturday 5:00 PMSheen 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Frances KennedyBy: Teresa Downey & Family
Sunday 9:00 AMSt. Joseph 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AMChapeau 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Merina SullivanBy: Madeleine & Alan Sullivan

Jacqueline Lepine

By: Chapeau CWL


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Paul Morris
Chapeau Bernie Hendry Bernie, André


Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $480.00    
St. Joseph $ 1460.00    
Chapeau $1549.00    

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Michael Dunn, Paul Dennie,  Peter Breekyk, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger ,Doreen Dubeau, & John Lapierre.

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.

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.

ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and attended or supported the card party for the Coady Institute last Sunday. Proceeds will be sent to the Coady Institute (St. Xavier’s University) which helps people worldwide to overcome poverty and build their own future.

 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS:  Income Tax Receipts will be available next weekend in the churches. Thank you.


MARCH 29th , 2015: Music Festival Wrap-up presented by Maureen Belland’s Students performances of many musical selections: Sacred, Folk, Musical Theatre, Art & Leader & Opera & More……will take place at St. Alphonsus Church. Come on and take part in such a wonderful experience. Cost is $10 which includes a Spaghetti Supper at Harrington Community Centre immediately following the performances. (If you would like to come out to supper only you can pay $7 at the door). All proceeds will go to Alexis Lepine daughter of Josh Lepine & Tara Homuth who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome.   More info & tickets will be available shortly.

MAY 2ND, 2015: Benefit Dance for Alexis will take place at Harrington Community Centre from 8 pm to 2 am.  If anyone would like to donate to this event in any way please contact Pauline Lepine @ 819-689-5370. More info will follow.

NOTICE TO ALL GRADUATES OF ST. MARY’S TEACHER COLLEGE OR ÉCOLE NORMALE CHAPEAU: There will be a reunion luncheon at Northfork on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 11:30 am. For more info. call or email Lorna Roel 819-689-2129 or Bernadette Hendry at 819-689-5252.

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. Here is a list of sponsors: Brennan’s Recreational Farms, Mark Jennings the Investors group, Dubeau Grocery, Lepine’s Garage, DC Restaurant Groceries & Bar, Chapeau CWL, Art Fleming & Sons Ltd, Tony Donnelly, Chapeau & District Lion’s Club, Winston & Charlotte Sunstrum and Caisse Populaire Chapeau, February 13  Hayes Funeral Home, February 20 Frank Michaud Construction, February 27 Upper Pontiac Soccer Club

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Knights of Columbus Irish play will be performed at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue in Pembroke on Sunday, March 8 and 15th at 1:30 p.m. and March 16 and 17th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Mulvihill Drug Stores, L.A Lottery outlet at Giant Tiger, CNIB Lottery outlet at Wal Mart, Sears and O’Gradys in Eganville.

The Annual Lenten Twilight Retreat will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall,  Ellis Avenue, Pembroke, on Tuesday, February 24th starting at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Mulhall will be the speaker at this retreat. It is open to all members of the Knights of Columbus, their families, and all interested persons.

ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thanks to everyone who have brought in used stamps. One thing to remember when cutting them: please leave at least ½ inch of paper all around the stamp. Your efforts are appreciated.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM:  The next Children’s Catechism class will be help on March 8, 2015 at 9:15 am at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

THANK YOU: On behalf of myself and my family we would like to take this time and Thank everyone who came out despite the terrible weather conditions to our mother’s wake and Funeral. A special thank you to Fr. Mitch who came down from Mattawa to preside over the Funeral mass it was a blessing , Fr. Tim for co concelebrating &for his prayers at the wake & visit to the hospital, Fr. Michael for the prayers said at the Funeral home & his many visits to our mother at the hospital. We would also like to give a big Thank you to Hayes Funeral Homes for the excellent service he provided for us, Art Fleming & Sons for digging of the grave and the Chapeau Choir for doing a wonderful job with the hymns, to those of you who took the time to go visit her during her stay at the hospital it certainly meant a lot to her and us as well. To our many neighbours, friends and relatives for the mass & sympathy cards and donations to various charities, those of you who brought food to house for us and all of you for being so compassionate with all your kind words and reaching out to us during this very difficult time.    A special thank you to Mary Lou Morin & Nicole Bertrand for making homemade beans & salads & desserts & working so hard putting out the lunch for us it was a very nice spread & very delicious too, she would have been quite pleased. Once again our heartfelt thanks to all of you, it was greatly appreciated the kindness, support and comfort that was extended to us will never be forgotten. God Bless! The Lepine Family

1) Congratulations to Molly McGuire and Joshua Pasch who were married in St. Joseph’s this weekend. Molly & Joshua are our first couple to be married in 2015!2) We welcomed Alexis Fleury, infant daughter of Stephanie (McGuire) and Calvin Fleury who was baptized into our Catholic faith this past Sunday in Chapeau.

3) Bible Study Class will be this Wednesday at 1:30 pm in the parish rectory in St. Joseph’s.

4) Lent is an opportunity for all Catholics to renew their personal commitment to building the ‘Kingdom of God’ in our midst. What have you decided to do to accomplish this goal for yourself, your family, and your community? Have you provided enough evidence yet to solidify your citizenship in God’s Kingdom? Remember it’s never too late so long as we’re on ‘this side of the grass’. But don’t wait too long because none of knows when that day will come for any of us.

5) We are always looking for volunteers to help with various ministries and responsibilities in each of the parishes. Have you considered offering your services? Perhaps as a reader, communion minister, catechist, or helping with parish properties? Please give it some consideration if you have not already done so. Thank you.

6) I am putting together a small committee to look at the possibility of converting the priest house in Chapeau into a Rotel/Hospice to serve the Catholic community of our area. Please let me know if you’re at all interested in helping to explore whether or not this can be a viable use for this rectory.



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