Parish Bulletin: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – Sunday January 10, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Andrew Keon

By:   Mado & Family



10:00 AM


  Joseph Duquette

By: Mike & Rosa Mainville

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Norma Reynolds

By: Linus Sullivan

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Reggie & Mary Chaput

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Matthew Schreader

By: Mom & Dad

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Helen Gagnon Goldberg

By: Yvonne O’Brien & Family

Wayne Lapierre

By: Helen, Waverly Nephin & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Bernie
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Sheen Donald Retty Peter Gleason

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.

Parish Christmas Dec. 27th New Year’s Day Jan. 3 Collection Counter
Sheen $2,190.00 $615.00 $270.00 $595.00 Monday, January 11th, Laetitia Tardiff Peacock
St. Joseph $2,025.00 $1,118.00 $658.00 $1, 385.00  
Chapeau $5,239.00 $1,216.00 $421.00 $2,239.00  

REMINDER: The box for used stamps is still at the back of the church. One thing to remember when cutting them please leave at least ½ inch of paper all around the stamps.

ST. ALPHONSUS LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: new schedules are available in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: will sponsor a card Party for our Peruvian child at Harrington Community Centre TODAY Sunday, January 10th. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 Light lunch will be served. Welcome all! Light lunch will be served. Welcome all!

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): will be due early in the New Year. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.

THANK YOU: The family of the late Aurel Vaillancourt wish to express our sincere appreciation to all our families and friends for all the support and expressions of sympathy extended to us during our difficult time – everyone that travelled long distances, for the visits, beautiful floral tributes and cards and donations in memory of Aurel. Your many acts of kindness will always be remembered.  To all who donated, prepared and served the food following the funeral, we thank you.  A special heartfelt thank you to Father Tim Moyle for his consoling words and comforting service, the choir, the readers, the pallbearers for attending to Aurel in such a loving and respectful manner.  Our appreciation to Hayes Funeral Home for their caring and professional service.   Thank you to the staff at Manoir Sacre Coeur for their caring compassion.  Aurel will be loved and missed in our hearts forever.      Sincerely, Lucille, Sue, Paulette, Liane, Denis, and families.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone who helped our family during this difficult time of losing our mother, Therese Turcotte-Demers. All of those who said prayers, paid a visit, the CWL, the choir, Hayes Funeral home and especially Fr. Tim for his lovely memorial Eulogy.  The Demers Family

SOCIAL CLUB: The Tuesday Social Club will begin meeting again in the new year on January 12. We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3) of chatting, knitting, sewing, painting, book exchange, card playing, board games and anything that’s legal. Once in a while we have tea and cookies. See you there.  Angie at 819-689-2486.

ST. JOSEPH’S CEMETERY COMMITTEE: would like to say thank you to Charlie McGuire. We now have a beautiful building to store all our grave digging tools and lumber. You did an awesome job Charlie!   Thank you! “

The Upper Pontiac Sports Complex is open for public skating Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 7:50 pm and the cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children, but free on Fridays when we have a sponsor. So far this year we’ve had free skating thanks to Lepine’s Garage, Investors Group, Chapeau and District Lions Club, Gerard Labelle CPA, The Sunstrum family and SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick. For the start of the 2016 ,, Jan 8th will be sponsored by the Upper Pontiac Soccer Club, Jan 15th SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick, Jan 22 DC Bar & Grill, and Jan 29th Tony Donnelly-Royal Lepage. Please make an effort to thank and support our generous sponsors and if anyone would like to become a sponsor, call Mark Jennings at 819-689-1096. See you on the ice!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will  be held Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Jan. 26 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 will host a session called ‘The Poorest of the Poor’. Speakers will be from Friends of the Poor. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. and is open to all members, their families, the parishes and the community.

2016 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    are now available for pick up. 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 enter it into the system. Thank you so much.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Did you know that in Latin America it is customary to leave up one’s Christmas decorations and tree until February 2nd – the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord? It serves as a reminder to continue to offer prayers of gratitude for the gift of the Christ child. What can you do to help keep alive your Christmas faith throughout the month of January? No doubt it might serve as an antidote to that feeling we sometimes get when the January bill arrives with all our Christmas spending!

2) Bible Study resumes this week on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the parish rectory. New members are always welcome.

3) Chapeau Candle problem? Folks, someone is taking candles from the candle stand at the front of the Church!! We have no problem if anyone wants to take an insert candle home so long as the money is put in the box for it, but we don’t sell the glass exteriors. Please leave the glass containers in the candle stands. If you want to purchase a glass candle, we do have some available for sale in the Chapeau sacristy. Just come and see Meril, Pauline, or me after mass and we’ll be pleased to help you if you want one.

4) We’ve been going through quite the baby boom this past year… and it doesn’t seem to be letting up! Does anyone have any objections if we start to publish the names of these new infant Catholics and their parents so that we could take up the task of praying for their long, healthy, and faith-filled lives? Let me know what you think.

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