Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|Mary & James Labelle
By: Cahill Family
By: Heather Lapierre
By: Frank & Janet Retty
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Molly Kennedy Montgomery & Denis Montgomery
By: Courtney Jennings Bertrand
Jackie & Francis Lepine
By: Alvin Lepine
|Chapeau||Julia Dyke||Gail, Meril|
|St. Joseph||Denzil Spence||Paul Morris|
|Sheen||Karen Shea||Doris Ranger|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.
|St. Joseph||$1074.00||Sharon Fitzpatrick Monday, January 25th|
|Chapeau||$1760.00||Anne Gagnon Monday, January 18th|
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: Thank you to everyone who attended and/or supported our card party last Sunday. Our Peruvian child, Jésus, will be happy to have another year in school.
CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class will be help on February 7th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.
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: Alvin would like to say Thank you to everyone one for your prayers, phone calls and visits, it was gratefully appreciated thank you so much. Also a special thanks for Fr. Moyle for giving me such a warm welcome back home. Alvin Lepine
CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: will be having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 31st at Harrington Community Centre from 8 until 12 noon.
CHILDREN BAPTIZED IN 2015: Rhéa Rose Belland, Alexis Elsa Almira Fleury, Parker Edward James Friskie, Caleb Vincent Mervin King, Avery Kyla Fleury, Macey Turner-Sicard, Carson Mitchell Wilfrid Bourgoin Demers, Liana Jean Barone, Mannix Hubert Guy Dufour, Colin Michael Regier, Alexis Valerie Jacqueline Lepine, Jayce Robert Victor Godin, Zoe Grace Gaudette, Audrey Ramona Kluke, Evelyn Marie Klassen, Braxton Brent Bradger, Freija Lorraine Thomas, Noah Christopher Daniel Demers, Lily Laurette Duff, Taylor Hervie Fleury, Hanna Dawn Vaillancourt, Annah-Marie Joan Finley, Aubree Marion Skuce, Matthew Nema Allard, Zoé Sullivan-Manseau, Lincoln Laurier Melvin Godin, Logan Lloyd Luke Godin, Rosalie Joy McKay, Hannah Verna Laurette Romain, August Andrew Gribbon-McGarry. Libby Anna Marie Chafe, Reagan Sophia Juliusson. Jackson Lawrence Konshuh, Kennedy Audrey Mary Bertrand, Evan Nicholas Monette, & Logan Yvan Murray Valliquette. Congratulations to all these new Catholics!
SOCIAL CLUB: The Tuesday Social Club has begun for 2016. 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.
The Upper Pontiac Sports Complex is open for public skating Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 7:50 pm. 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 season, Jan 8th was 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: 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) Our Bible Study continues on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. in St. Joseph’s.
2) All the responses I received regarding publishing the names of the babies we baptize have been positive, so I’ll start doing so immediately. This weekend we welcome into the church Aubrey Carol Iveagh Timm who is to be baptized in the St. Joseph’s. Aubrey is the 2nd child baptized in 2016 as Kaydence Alberta Dennique was baptized on January 3rd in Chapeau. Please remember to pray for these infant Catholics.
3) I’m making another attempt at taking a couple of days off and will be away from the parish for the first half of the week as I will be visiting friends up in Kipawa. Please pray that all the flu bugs and viruses that kept me away last time will have run their course and be absent for the visit!
4) This weekend marks the beginning of our journey through ‘Ordinary Time‘. Ordinary Time refers to the period of the Catholic Church’s liturgical year that fall outside of the major seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter). Because of the connotations of the term “ordinary” in English, many people think it refers to the parts of the Church year that are unimportant. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” because the weeks are numbered. The Latin word ‘ordinalis‘, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ‘ordo’, from which we get the English word order. Thus, Ordinary Time is in fact, the ordered life of the Church—the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ.