Parish Bulletin -2nd Sunday of Lent – February 21, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Edmond Vaillancourt

By:   Denis Duchesne



10:00 AM


  The Souls

By: Chris Dupuis

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lawrence Chaput

By: The Family

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Mike & Judy Kelly

Saturday 5:00 PM


3rd Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

3rd Sunday of Lent Anne Fitzpatrick Afelskie

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday 10:30 AM


3rd Sunday of Lent Patrick Ranger & Henry Beaulieu

By: Alvin Lepine

Jeanne Allard Mainville

By: Lorraine, Eric & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Joan, Peter
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Margaret Tallon
Sheen Kaleigh Gleason 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 $424.00  
St. Joseph $974.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, February 29th
Chapeau $1,340.00 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.

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

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS: Income Tax Receipts are available in churches this weekend. If by any chance yours is not there please contact the office and let us know. Thank you!

New beginnings for St Josephs’ Convent in Chapeau, Quebec: The Sisters of St Joseph in Canada (Pembroke Community) and Réjean Marion have been gathering Historical Memorabilia in memory of the Former Teachers College in Chapeau Quebec. This project will display the History of the Parish, Teachers College, Normalienne’s and of course the Sisters of St Joseph. Photos, copies of report cards, school books, copies of diplomas etc.… Some exhibits have been already completed, if you would like to share a scanned copy of photos and other above mentioned items relating to History of the College please contact us at  A Sincere Thank you to all.

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 this 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-Began on 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

Annual Irish Play sponsored by Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Sunday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. and March 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.  All performances are at the KofC hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. Tickets are available at all three Mulvihill Pharmacy locations, the CNIB Corner Store at Walmart and O’Grady’s Flowers and Gift Baskets in Eganville. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. The play is called Murder at the OK Corral.

Anyone intending to pay their C W L fees ($20.00) and hasn’t already done so, we would appreciate receiving them A.S.A.P. Thank you to those who already handed theirs in.

St. Alphonsus C W L will sponsor a CARD PARTY on Sunday, March 6 at Harrington Community Centre. Registration at 12:30 and cards at 1:00 pm. Proceeds will go to the Coady Institute (St. Xavier’s University) which helps people world wide to overcome poverty and build their own future. Light lunch will be served and everyone is welcome.

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.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) ‘Let your light shine!’ As we ponder on the mystery of the transfiguration on this 2nd Sunday of Lent, we are challenged to ask ourselves whether or not we let our faith shine through us to inspire and guide others. So… how did you let your light shine this week?

 2) We continue with the Lenten Stations of the Cross. This coming Friday they will be held in Sheenboro at 7 pm. Please make the effort to come together as a community to walk the Passion with Christ and each other.

 3) The 2015 Tax Receipts have been put out in each of the parishes. We thank you very much for your generous support of all three Churches. 2016 will be an especially challenging year financially for both Chapeau and St. Joseph’s as they proceed with some significant renovation/repairs to their buildings. Sheen always faces issues with its hall and building as well that requires continual work. If at all possible, it would be appreciated if everyone could increase their weekly contribution by a dollar or two. If we all chip in a little, together we can accomplish a lot!!

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