Parish Bulletin – EASTER SUNDAY – March 27, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

    No Mass
Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Pat Ranger

By: Wilbert & Agnes Fleury

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Judy Fitzpatrick

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances & Stephen Morris

By: The Family

Friday 1:00 PM

Chapeau

  Funeral Mass of Monique Gaudette Brisebois
Sunday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

2nd Sunday of Easter Myrtle Sullivan

By: Raymond and Iona Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

2nd Sunday of Easter Mel Poupore

By: Nancy & Larry Lavallee

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

2nd Sunday of Easter Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Paul Morris
Chapeau Monique Fleury Gail, Joan

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.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next Children’s Catechism Class will be held on Sunday April 3rd at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

Parish   Collection Counter
Sheen $629.00  
St. Joseph $1,099.00  
Chapeau $1,714.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, March 28th

HELPING HANDS CRAFT SHOW: on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at Harrington Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If anyone is interested in putting in a table, please contact Tara 819-689-2579.

Come and enjoy a day of crafts and vendors! We gather together to raise funds for a Local Chapeau Family, who have just recently lost their family barn, hay storage, all tack, supplies, and a few beloved farm animals. There will be a 50/50 draw, auction, silent auction, as well as a table for any anonymous donations. We hope to make this day very successful and help raise funds for the Turner family to rebuild.

QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW – HOSTED BY: The Tuesday Social Club and Chapeau Rectory Gallery:  On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at Harrington Community Centre from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets: $10.00. Includes lunch, door prizes, raffles and coloring contest. Entertainment by…Local Musicians. Proceeds to the Missions in Peru.

 

PILGRIMAGE with Fr. Chris Shalla: 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.

 

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 dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

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 www.csjcanada.org by clicking on ‘About’ tab.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: next meeting for Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be Tuesday, April 12 at the hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host a session with Patricia Duggan on April 26 in the K of C hall starting at 7 p.m. Her topic will be ‘The Mother Who Loves You’. This is open to all members, their families and the community at large.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTSCOMPLEX: Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. in the basement at Harrington Community Centre. All interested parties are welcome!

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) On the first day of the week, the third day of his Passion, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Today is his day. Many great historical figures have led exemplary lives, taught wise doctrines, and even died for the truth. But only one has risen again. No one else offers such a hope, because no one else has risen from the dead to be able to offer it – only the Lord. The Resurrection is the definitive watershed in the history of religions; it makes Christianity absolutely unique. In the Resurrection, reality becomes more wonderful than myth.  Only the reality of the Resurrection can explain the reality of the history of the Church. This is what makes us, as Christians, different.

HAPPY EASTER!! May the fullest blessings of the Risen Lord come these holy days to bring peace, love, and strengthened faith to all of our parishioners.

2) Thank you to everyone who has prepared our churches and celebrations for this weekend’s great feast days. The sacristans, choirs, cleaners, servers, readers and communion ministers have all put in many hours to ensure that our celebrations of worthy of these high feast days. May everyone who worked so hard be blessed with God’s grace for all your efforts.

3) Sunday, April 3rd is our next Catechism class for the children of our parishes. A reminder to the students preparing for confirmation that they are to have completed reading their textbook before class as Fr. Tim will be giving them a short test on the subject!

4) Our sympathies and prayers to the family of Monique Gaudette-Brisebois in the wake of her sudden death last week. Her funeral will be celebrated in the Chapeau Church on Friday, April 1st at 1 pm. May God grant her eternal rest and give her son and husband a generous measure of peace and consolation in the days ahead.

5) I am FINALLY recovering from my recent bout with pneumonia – but I regret that I was unavailable to you these past few weeks. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick for all his assistance both in these past weeks and over this weekend as well. But even with his help events such as some of the Stations celebrations and hours for confession had to be canceled. Please remember that God understands if anyone was unable to completely prepare themselves for Easter because of the lack of availability of a priest.

6) Next weekend is ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’ – a celebration initiated by Pope St. John-Paul II – to remind us of the great love and mercy we receive from the heart of Christ himself. Let’s not forget to extend that gift of mercy and love to those in our lives most in need of these graces.

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