Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|David Aubin – Fr. Tim|
|Katie Phelan – Lois & Barry Ferguson|
|For the sick of our parishes – A parishioner|
|Laurence Chaput – Sharon Gribbon|
|Michael & Norma Sullivan – Gail, Greg Sullivan and families
Morris Vaillancourt – Laviolette Family
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Lois Conroy – Michael and Colleen Dunn
CWL Members – St. Alphonsus CWL
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Claire Gleason, Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Michael Dunn, Paul Dennie, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger, Dick Cavey, Shirley Bissonnette, & John Lapierre.
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!
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 23, 24, 25 at 7:00 p.m. Cash bar available.
Papal Bull – Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
The Bull of Indiction Misericordiae Vultus formally announcing a Holy Year indicates when it will be, how it will unfold, the reasons why it is being proclaimed and what the results it is hoped will be. The upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will commence this coming December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and conclude on November 20, 2016, with the Solemnity of Christ the King. The full text of the Bull by Pope Francis has been posted on the website of the Holy See,
- in English, at http://w2.vatican.ca/content/francesco/en/apos.letters/documents/papa-francesco_bolla_20150411_misericordiae-vultus.html
- en français, à http://w2.vatican.ca/content/francesco/fr/apos.letters/documents/papa-francesco_bolla_20150411_misericordiae -vultus.html.
A further reflection by the Holy Father on the significance of the Jubilee of Mercy is found in his homily this past April 11 for First Vespers of the Second Sunday of Easter, ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’,
- in English, at http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2015/documents/papa-francesco_20150411_omelia-vespri-divina-misericordia.html
- en français, à http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/fr/homilies/2015/documents/papa-francesco_20150411_omelia-vespri-divina-misericordia.html.
We are encouraged to read these enlightening documents.
Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will host independent living/mobility specialist Sally Plant at theK of C hall, Ellis Avenue on Tuesday April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Her topic will be “CNIB services-where to go when glasses don’t help”. This session is open to all Knights, their families and the community.
Sheenboro Council – Family Senior Municipal Policy: The Municipality of Sheenboro is committed to improving the lives of seniors and families. An action plan was developed by the Family-Senior Municipal Policy Committee and has been approved by council. A public consultation will be held on April 27th 2015 at the Municipal building between the hours of 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
La municipalité s’est dotée d’une politique familiale et des aînés. Elle a également adopté un plan d’action très intéressant qui se concrétisera avec la volonté des gens qui en font partie. Une consultation publique de ce document aura lieu le 27 avril 2015 au bâtiment municipal entre les heures de 17h00-19h00.
BENEFIT DANCE FOR BABY ALEXIS LEPINE 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, West Pontiac Connects and Esso and also from the following individuals Jordan Lepine, Noella Chaput McGuire, Mariette Sallafranque, Joanne Lepine, Chantal Lariviere, Anne Gagnon, Louis Lair , Tina Jones ,Cathy McLaughlin and Pauline Lepine. If anyone would like to donate by volunteering your time helping out with various jobs at the dance(doing a shift at the door, bar,selling 50/50 helping with the clean up) or by giving a food donation or door prize please contact Pauline Lepine @ 819-689-5370. Your help & support is welcomed and 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 anyway, the family would greatly appreciate your help. Come dance the night away, socialize with friend, enjoy some great entertainment and support Alexis Fight. Everyone Welcome!
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 email@example.com is required before May 15.
Adult Faith Retreat: The Diocesan Faith Formation Office is sponsoring an Adult Faith Retreat on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-732-7933 ext. 206. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 21, 2015.
USED BOOK FAIR: To support our Spring Celebration of Learning, Dr. Wilbert Keon School is holding a used book fair from May 4th to May 8th. We are looking for donations of books you no longer want, but feel someone else may enjoy. Books can be dropped off at the school. We are also looking for volunteers to help sort, organize, and sell books. Please contact Jean Gleason (819) 689-2119 if you can help out.
St. Paul the Hermit Church (Sheenboro) is looking for parishioners interested in joining the choir. Please contact Jean Gleason at (819) 689-2119.
|NOTES FROM FR. TIM|
|1. March for Life
The annual Ottawa March for Life will be held on Thursday, May 14th. A bus provided by the Diocese of Pembroke and the Renfrew County Right to Life will leave Moncion Grocers East End at 6:45 a.m., stopping at the Cobden Shell Station and the Arnprior Tim Horton’s. Drop-off will be at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. and pick-up on Parliament Hill at 3:00 p.m. Free will offering will be collected. To reserve seats, call Shane at 613-635-1809 or Barb at 613-735-6265.
2. I wish to express apologies for those who had trouble contacting the office this week. Our parish secretary, Pauline had to be absent to deal with a medical emergency in her family at the same time as | was gone to Toronto. If your issue has still to be attended to, please call the office again this week. For this same reason, the bulletin is incomplete this week, missing the collection totals and extraordinary ministers for next weekend’s masses. Please refer to your schedules to determine who is on deck. Thank you.