Parish Bulletin – February 28, 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  No Mass


10:00 AM


  Cyril, Pat & Brian Ranger

By: Lois Ranger & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Souls in Purgatory

By: A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Bud Culleton

By: Linus Sullivan

Saturday 5:00 PM


4th Sunday of Lent Alvin & Earl Smith

By: Merle Smith & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

4th Sunday of Lent Doreen Dubeau

By: Shirley & Paul Morin

Sunday 10:30 AM


4th Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Meril
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
Sheen Patty Hansen Doris Ranger

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 $620.00  
St. Joseph $1,378.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, February 29th
Chapeau $1,377.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday March 7th

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 March 7th at 9:15 a.m. at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

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

Anyone intending to pay their CWL 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 CWL will meet at Harrington Community Centre on Tuesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. All members are welcome!

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 worldwide to overcome poverty and build their own future. Light lunch will be served and everyone is welcome.

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.

CHAPEAU R.A – MARCH BREAK DAY CAMP: The day camp will be held on March 1st & 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Children ages 4-12 (must be in school) & maximum for 40. For more information please call Holly Godin at 819-689-1039.

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!

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.

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.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY DEVOTION: Please join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke. The guest speaker will be Father Denis Lemieux of Madonna House. This will be a time with Our Lord with adoration, singing of hymns and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Let us join together and pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or

OUR LADY SEAT OF WISDOM SPEAKER SERIES: Professor Randy Boyogoda will speak at St. Hedwig Parish Hall on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Fr. Richard John Neuhaus Vocation to Public Life. Reception will follow.

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CANADA BURSARY: The Sisters of St. Joseph are offering a bursary to assist students whose lives, passion and zeal fit with their desire to assist appropriate candidates who lack adequate financial means for their education. Information and application forms may be accessed on their website at by clicking on ‘About’ tab.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke on Tuesday, March 8th starting at7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 22 Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host a session with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Representatives of the organization will be on hand to speak and explain the role it plays in the community. It will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall starting at 7 p.m. and is open to all knights, their families, parishioners and the community at large.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) God has revealed himself to us as the great god of I AM and he patiently waits for us to recognize him and invite him into our lives. But just like the fig tree in today’s gospel, our time to produce this act of faith is not without limits. Let us pray that we, as well as those we love, accept God into our hearts before it is too late.

2) Did you notice the Parliamentary committee advising the Federal Government on Euthanasia recommended that the ‘right’ to an assisted death should be extended to children and the mentally ill as well as those suffering from a terminal illness? So instead of reaching out with compassion, understanding, and treatment, the government is offering a quick exit from life. And this is supposed to be a good thing?

3) The Stations of the Cross move back to St. Joseph’s this coming Friday at 7 pm.

4) I need to be away from the parish on Monday and Tuesday to attend to some legal affairs I accepted as executor of a friend’s estate. I’ll be back in the saddle again by Wednesday morning. Thanks for your understanding.

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