Parish Bulletin – February 14, 2016 – 1st Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Leo Lamarche

By:   Remi Vaillancourt



10:00 AM


  Special Intention

By: A parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Souls in Purgatory

By: A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Vera Rowan

By: The Lapierre Family

Saturday 5:00 PM


2nd Sunday of Lent Gerald Tallon

By: Betty Morris & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

2nd Sunday of Lent Doreen Dubeau

By: Charlie & Nancy McGuire

Sunday 10:30 AM


2nd Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Monique Fleury André, Mariette
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Sheen Francis Downey Mary Edwards

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 $565.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, Feb 15th
St. Joseph $1,033.00  
Chapeau $1,725.00 Anne Gagnon, Monday February 22nd

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 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.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS:  The next Catechism class will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): are now 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.

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.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3 pm) 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. PATRICK’S DANCE: will be held in Sheenboro on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at Sheenboro Hall. Music will be provided by the Ramblin’ Valley Band from 9 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. A light lunch will be served. Cost is $10.00 per ticket. Everyone Welcome!

CHRISM MASS: all are invited to the Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke on Tuesday of Holy Week, March 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

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. 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 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.

ADORATION AND PRAYER: The Office of Faith and Formation and the Office Family Life and Youth Ministry invite you to an evening of Adoration and Prayer at St. James the Lessor Parish, Eganville from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on February 26, 2016. All are welcome to this special gathering during the Jubilee of Mercy. Fr. Ken O’Brien will share a talk on the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: There will be a pilgrimage to Poland for the Jubilee of Mercy with Fr. Chris Shalla from October 17-29, 2016 (13 days), visiting Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow and Zakopane. The cost is $3999 per person (double occupancy). For further information and registration, contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley at 613-732-5739.

LENTEN CHOIR CONCERT: All are invited to a (free) Lenten Concert of sacred music by the choir of Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ontario) at St. Hedwig Church in Barry’s Bay on Sunday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m. hosted by Our Lady of the Seat of Wisdom and St. Hedwig Parish.

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

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Welcome to the season of Lent! We kicked it off on Wednesday with the distribution of ashes. Now we are called upon to practice the spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving throughout the rest of this penitential season. One form of prayer you might consider is the communal praying of the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings at 7 pm. This week the prayer service will be in the Chapeau church (sacristy).

2) The gospel this week provides us with the proper way to deal with temptations in our lives: turning to God in prayer and the study of scriptures. We can help with both through our weekly Bible Study classes. They take place on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. in the St. Joseph’s rectory.

3) Our prayers and sympathies go out the families of three deceased parishioners this week. Please remember to pray for the souls of:

  • Catherine Lapierre (St. Joseph’s)
  • Rita Romain (Chichester)
  • Marion Regimbald (Chapeau)

4) We welcomed a new Catholic into the Church (St. Joseph’s) last Sunday with the baptism of Ethan Dayment, infant son of Joshua and Ashley Dayment. Congratulations to the Dayment family.

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