Parish Bulletin: April 12, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


    No Mass


    No Mass
Thursday 10:00 AM


  Ian Picard

By: Sylvester & Catherine Brotton

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Leona Audet

By: Sharon Gribbon

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Ian Picard

By: Mom & Dad

Michael Sullivan

By: Gail & Greg Sullivan & their families

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Sister Muriel O’Connor

By: Sharon & Helen Fitzpatrick

Andrew Gribbon

By: Colleen & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Kaleigh Gleason Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Monique Fleury Gail, Bernie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Michael Dunn, Paul Dennie, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger,Dick Cavey, Shirley Bissonnette, & John Lapierre.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS: Your tax receipts are available. If you cannot find yours or if it is somehow in error, please call Pauline at the parish office so that we can make any necessary corrections and issue a new receipt. Thank you.

CATECHISM CLASS: The last Catechism Class will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. At this time we ask that all students return their reader to their teachers. Thank you!

Parish Good Friday Easter Sunday Collection Counter
Sheen $105.00 $580.00  
St. Joseph $450.00 $1980.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick ( Monday, April 20th)
Chapeau $715.00 $3852.00  

BOWLING BANQUET: Tickets are now on sale for the Bowling Banquet which will be held on Friday, April 17th at Harrington Community Centre. Please call Lorraine 819-689-5062.


Reduced Service Hours at West Pontiac Connects — WPC will be closed on Tuesdays & Fridays effective immediately.  Open Monday, Wednesday &Thursday, 8:30am – 4pm.


BENEFIT DANCE FOR BABY ALEXIS LEPINE ON MAY 2ND, 2015: Benefit Dance for Alexis will take place at Harrington Community Centre from 9 pm to 1am. Music by the Tim Hermittee & the Heartbreakers, Jack Jones, Matt Brydges, Denis St. Jean, Special Guests: Sharon Jones, Dale Graveline, Rick Vaillancourt, Kathy Neville, Grant Hebert , Chris Gardner and Louis Schryer. Cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available at the following locations: Conroy’s Groceries, Dubeau’s, Dan’s Gas Bar, Chichester Grocery,DC Bar & Restaurant, Lepine’s Garage, Waltham Station, Finnigan’s and Esso and also from the following individuals Jordan Lepine, Noella Chaput McGuire, Mariette Sallafranque, Joanne Lepine, Chantal Lariviere, Anne Gagnon, Louis Lair and Cathy McLaughlin   If anyone would like to donate by volunteering your time helping out with various jobs at the dance or by giving a food donation please contact Pauline Lepine @ 819-689-5370. Your help & support is welcomed and will be greatly appreciated. We encourage everyone to please purchase your tickets in advance. If you are not able to attend please show your support by purchasing a ticket, the family would greatly appreciate your help. Come dance the night away and support Alexis Fight. Everyone Welcome!


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, April 14. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue, Pembroke.

There will be a bluegrass concert at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue in Pembroke on April 19th at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to Friends for Life International which directs 100 per cent of the funds to “The Poorest of the Poor” (Haiti). For tickets phone 819-689-2090; 613-584-3951; 819-689-5440. Tickets are $13 each.

  1. Theology of the Body for Teens – Training for adults – Friday, May 22 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Pembroke. If you are a parent, catechist, youth leader/coordinator, principal, teacher, deacon, priest or anyone who works with teens, you are invited to attend a training session on one of the most important topics that relates to youth. You will learn how to answer questions like: ‘’Why did God give us sexual desires? What is the purpose of the TOB? What is the difference between love and lust? How far is too far? What if I’ve already ‘messed up’? How can I discover my vocation? How can teens remain pure in our oversexed culture? No cost for anyone from the diocese. Pre-registration by calling Yvette at 613-732-7933s208 or is required before May 15.


  1. Adult Faith Retreat

The Diocesan Faith Formation Office is sponsoring an Adult Faith Retreat on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at St.

Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This retreat is open to all the

faithful of the diocese. The theme will be ‘’Living God’s Plan for Our Lives’’ and the guest speaker will be Damon

Owens from the Theology of the Body Institute. Please join us on this special day as we hear about the teachings

of Saint John Paul II. To register or for more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at or call 613-732-7933 ext. 206. Registration deadline is Thursday, May

21, 2015.

DOMINICAN DONATIONS: As most of you know I have been raising money for my volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic for Community Development. Now I am in need of certain items I wish to take with me on this wonderful adventure. These items include but are not limited to: baseballs, jump ropes, crayons/coloured pencils, play dough, children’s books, vitamins, tooth brushes, first aid kits, or anything small that you believe will be a good contribution. However if you wish to only make a donation please visit and select fundraising payments as payment type, or by mail to me at 483 River Road Chapeau, QC J0X1M0. Thank you for your generosity as it is great appreciated! Olivia Jennings

FIRST COMMUNION & FIRST CONFESSION: First Communion will take place on the Sunday, May 3rd in your own parishes. First Confessions will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM in the sacristy of St. Alphonsus Church. Children receiving their sacrament are asked to return their reader, on May 3rd. Thank you!

Pembroke Streetlight Theatre Company presents “Ladies of Harmony”, a comedy about six church ladies who arrive at Harmony Church’s fellowship hall to plan a small funeral dinner for a man they despised. While eating doughnuts, drinking coffee, and gossiping on a variety of topics including Pastor Bob’s go-go dancing fiancée, the church ladies engage in a game of “what-ifs” and I-wish-I-hads”, and in doing so, reveal several secrets about themselves. Tickets are available at Mulvihill Drug Mart (West end), $15 each, general admission. Calvin Upper Hall, Church Street, Pembroke on April 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25 at 7:00 p.m. Cash bar available.

YOUTH MASS: will be held on Sunday, April 19 at St. Alphonsus Church. There will also be a pancake breakfast put on by the Lion’s Club at Harrington Community Centre where some of Maureen’s students will perform as well. Everyone Welcome!

1) Our sympathies and prayers go out to Frances Giroux of Chapeau upon the death of her brother Gerald Tallon in Deep River this week. Please ask God to grant comfort and consolation to all the members of Gerald’s family.

2) Did you see the article in the Wednesday edition of the National Post discussing the issue of the expenses paid out by the government to care for people in the last month of their life? It was just another example of the type of evidence which is being put together to justify a euthanasia regime. You can still find it online at:

3) I will be away from the parish for a few days this week as I am off to Toronto to visit a classmate. I will return in time to celebrate mass on Thursday and for Bible Study at 7 pm that same day. New members are always welcome as we continue our journey through the gospel of Matthew.

4) We’ve just received news that Mrs. Marie Rochon, mother of Elaine Rochon, organist in Sheenboro, and of Leo Rochon, former choir director of St. Joseph’s has died in Miramichi Lodge. Marie’s funeral was celebrated this Saturday in Waltham. Our sympathy and prayers to her family.


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