Parish Bulletin – Sunday March 13, 2016 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM


  Funeral Mass for Marie McCrea


10:00 AM


  Stephen & Frances Morris

By:   The Family



10:00 AM


  Joseph Duquette

By: Bert and Jackie Collin

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Ed & Janet McCarthy

By: Wayne & Jane Murphy

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau & Leona Audet

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


Palm Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Palm Sunday Anne Afelskie

By: Gerry & Rachelle & Family

Anna & Cub Tierney

By: Donna Tierney

Sunday 10:30 AM


Palm Sunday Mike Keon

By: Mado & Family

Darrell Belland

By: Mom & Dad


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Julia Dyke Joan, André
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Paul Morris
Sheen Karen Shea 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 $640.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, March 14
St. Joseph $1,295.00 Rita-Keogh Cortolezzis
Chapeau $1,880.00  

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all who attended and/or supported our card party for the Coady Institute last Sunday. These donations help students become strong global citizens hoping to take on the challenges of a changing world.

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.

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.

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: 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.

HELP WANTED: Fr. Tim is looking for volunteers to help bring communion to our parish shut-ins each weekend. Please let him know if you might be interested.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Since we are all sinners, we should all be able to relate to the woman in today’s gospel who has been caught committing adultery for we are all in need of God’s forgiveness. I hope that these readings help us all realize that if there’s one essential truth it’s that all of us are equal in God’s eyes.

2) We express our sympathy to Gordon McCrea (Sheenboro) and his children on the death of his wife Marie. In recent years, both Gordon and Marie have been residents in Marianhill but the McCrea roots run deep in the soil around Sheen. Marie’s funeral will be held at St. Paul the Hermit Church onMonday March 14th at 11 am. She is being waked at the Hayes Funeral Home (Chapeau) on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Please keep her family in your prayers.

3) Need to make your ‘Easter duty’? This comprises our obligation to go to confession and receive communion at least once every year. To this end, I will be in each Church to hear confessions at the following times:

Sheenboro – Friday, March 18th for one hour after the 7 pm Stations of the Cross

Chapeau – Tuesday, March 22nd from 7 – 8 pm

St. Joseph’s – Wednesday, March 23rd from 7 – 8 pm.

4) A man is struck by a bus on a busy Portland street. Seriously injured, he gasps to on-lookers, “A priest. Somebody get me a priest!” A police officer checks the crowd–no priest, no nun, no eucharistic minister or person of the cloth of any kind. “Please, any words of the church,” the injured man cries. Out of the crowd steps a shabby old man. He says he’s not Catholic, but he’s slept behind Sacred Heart Cathedral forty years and has heard the words of the priests so many times they are etched in his memory. Desperate, the injured man nods. The elderly homeless man kneels by him and solemnly intones, “B-4 . . . I-19 . . . N-38 . . . G-54 . . . O-72 . . .

5) Our Bishop, Michael Mulhall will be celebrating the Mass of Chrism on Tuesday, March 22nd at 10:30 am in the Cathedral. There won’t be a mass scheduled here on that date. The Chrism Mass is the annual event during Holy Week when the sacramental oils that are used throughout the diocese are blessed and then distributed to all the priests.

6) 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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