Parish Bulletin – 4th Sunday in Lent – March 6, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Pat, Cyril & Brian Ranger

By: Lois Ranger & Family



10:00 AM


  Special intentions

By: A parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Souls in Purgatory

By: A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving

By: A Parishioner

Saturday 5:00 PM


5th Sunday of Lent Fr. Murray Tardiff & deceased family members

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Michael Sullivan

By:   Gail Sullivan and Jean Francois Larrivee

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

5th Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


5th Sunday of Lent Tommy Carroll

By: Mary & Family

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Marlene Adam Peter, Gail
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Elaine McGuire
Sheen Donald Retty 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 $615.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, March 13
St. Joseph $990.00  
Chapeau $1,705.00 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.

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.

 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.

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.

YOUNG AT HEART: The club invites all its members Wednesday, March 16th at 12 noon for a delicious Irish Stew. The board is asking all the women to please bring a pie for dessert. Cards will follow.

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

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) This weekend’s gospel presents to us the perfect image of God as the forgiving and ever loving prodigal father. Even though we have insisted on going our own way, he patiently waits for us to turn ourselves around and return home to him. When was the last time you turned your life around to spend some time with our Father in prayer… or perhaps in the confessional?

2) We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Sharon Nora Sullivan (daughter of the late Tommy & Claire Sullivan) who died this past week. Her family will be celebrating her life with a service in the Chapeau church on July 2, 2016.

3) We are also asked to remember to pray for the soul of Jonathan Coburn of Pembroke who died accidentally this week. Jonathan was the nephew of Rene Raymond of Chapeau.

4) All the tax receipts are now out in the three parishes. If you cannot find yours or if you think the one you received may be erroneous, please don’t hesitate to speak to Pauline in the office.

 5) This weekend (4th of Lent) is also called Laetare Sunday. The day is a day of relaxation from normal Lenten rigours; a day of hope with Easter being at last within sight. Traditionally, even weddings (otherwise banned during Lent) could be performed on this day, and servants were released from service for the day to visit their mothers. So if you’re lucky enough to still have your mother in your life, this weekend would be the perfect opportunity to call and visit.

6) Stations of the Cross will be held on Friday at 7 pm in Chapeau this week.

7) Here is the schedule for Holy Week for our local parishes:

Holy Thursday:

7 pm in St. Joseph’s & Sheenboro

Good Friday

3 pm in Chapeau & St. Joseph’s

Easter Masses:

(Sat) 5 pm in Sheenboro & 8 pm in Chapeau;

(Sun) 9 am in St. Joseph’s & 10:30 am in Chapeau

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