Parish Bulletin – January 31, 2016 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Katie Phelan

By:   Henry & Joan Sallafranque



10:00 AM


  Pat Ranger

By: Iris & Meril Fleury

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Linda McLaren

By: Linus Sullivan

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Ruth Allard

Saturday 5:00 PM


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Margaret Maloney

By: Betty Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pat Ranger

By: Pat & Verna Mercier

Therese Demers

By: St. Alphonsus CWL


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Janie
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
Sheen Donald Retty Peter Gleason

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

Parish   Collection Counter
Sheen $590.00  
St. Joseph $1,188.00  
Chapeau $1,514.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday February 8th

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.

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.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class will be held on February 7th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

NOTIFICATION OF THE DIOCESES OF PEMBROKE: On January 6, 2016, the Diocese of Pembroke received from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a decree dated December 4, 2015 conveying and executing the decision of the Holy See, in which Robert Borne of the Dioceses of Pembroke has been dismissed from the clerical state and dispensed from all priestly obligations. The decree indicated that there is no appeal of this decision. This Notification is being issued so that the faithful may have clarity regarding the canonical status of Robert Borne. With the publication of this sand and necessary decision, it is asked that the Holy Father and all concerned by remembered in prayer.

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.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:   will be having a pancake breakfast this Sunday, January 31st at Harrington Community Centre from 8 until 12 noon.

RÉSIDENCE MEILLEUR DU HAUT PONTIAC – The public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the seniors residence which will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 4:30pm at the Municipal Office, 75 rue Notre Dame, Chapeau. Le public est invité à assister à l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la résidence pour personnes agées le mercredi 3 février à 16:30h au bureau municipale, 75 rue Notre-Dame, Chapeau.

BOWLING BASH: February 27, 2016 Fundraiser to raise funds for the bowling alley tickets are available $10 each.   Prizes are 3 $1000. Events include bowling tournament Register teams with David 689-5508 and Lorraine 689-5062. $75/team, Euchre tournament and chili supper contact Mariette 689-2448, dance starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on a chance to win the prizes contact David for tickets.

YOUNG AT HEART CLUB: will be hosting a Pot Luck Dinner for all the members on Wednesday, February 17th at noon. Cards will follow.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank our relatives and friends who took time out to support us at the time of Anne’s passing. Your cards, prayers, visits & donations were greatly appreciated. Your kindness will never be forgotten.       Gerry & Rachelle Fitzpatrick & Family

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3pm) 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 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: Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke,  on Tuesday, Feb 9 starting at  5 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  Members are being asked to donate desserts. A special note for members, the regular meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host its annual Lenten Twilight Retreat at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke, on Tuesday, Feb. 23 starting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Father Scott Murray. This event is open to member knights, their families and all parishes.

Bible Study – Lectio: Eucharist-Beginning Feb. 18 & 19Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will host a 10 part study on the Eucharist. Lectio: Eucharist is an incredible opportunity to encounter profoundly the mystery that is at the centre of our faith. The study will be offered twice weekly, so you can choose between either Thursday evenings at 7:30pm or Friday mornings at 9:30am immediately after the respective Masses. Fr. Bill Kenney and Fr. Scott Murray will lead the discussions. Attendance is free. For more information see The content can be accessed with the parish code CYN27A. Please register by emailing


The store clerk called an ambulance, when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital. A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen. She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment. “Do you have health insurance?” she asked. He replied in a raspy voice, “No health insurance.”The nun asked, “Do you have money in the bank?” He replied, “No money in the bank.” Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?” asked the irritated nun. He said, “I only have a spinster sister, and she is a nun.”The nun became agitated and announced loudly, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God.”

The patient replied, “Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) I hate colds. This one has been a reminder of just how much I hate them. My thanks to Fr. Bill Kenney for filling in for me at Sheenboro last Saturday. Please say a short prayer on my behalf that I will eventually shake myself free of this latest virus.

2) You will see elsewhere in the bulletin the notification that Robert Borne has been dismissed from the clerical state (defrocked) in the wake of his recent convictions of sexual abuse involving minors. Bishop Mulhall wrote a letter to the priests which accompanied this notice that included the following text, words which place his removal in its proper perspective:

“With this action, the Church has not denied Robert Borne something that is his right or that he deserves. On the contrary, by this decision Robert Borne will no longer be able to exercise a great gift which had been given to him by Christ through the Church. This gift was intended for the service of God and his people. The exercise of this gift has been taken away from him for the remainder of his life. Nor does this act in any way jeopardize his ability to receive the graces of the sacraments of the Church for his own salvation. The penalty imposed is the loss of a faculty to exercise a precious gift.”

3) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Roy Jenson brother in law of Jerome, Paul, Pascal & Henry Sallafranque & Pauline Belland and Families.

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