Parish Bulletin – Epiphany – 8 January 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marie Anne Lair

By:   Lydia & Rick Lewis



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Cyril, Patrick & Brian Ranger

By: Lois Ranger & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For Intentions of Fr. Mac Rea

By: Maria Dezousa

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Diane McCann

By: Jim & Maureen Gallagher

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Donna Tallon

By: Rosemary Tallon & Terry Trottier & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Helen Hynes

By: Bobbie & Viola Romain

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Donald Retty Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Rita Keogh
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Christmas Collection New Year’s Collection Counter
Sheen $ 2290.00 $585.00 Monday, Jan. 9th Janet Retty
St. Joseph $2842.00 $1520.00 Monday, Jan. 16th Sharon Fitzpatrick
Chapeau $6362.00 $1795.00  
Fort $765.00    

2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    are now available in the churches for pick up. If you are new to the Parish or if your name is not on any of the boxes, please feel free to take a blank box and put your name and address on your first couple of envelopes so we can enter it into the system. Thank you so much.

ST. ALPHONSUS: The new list for Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors is available in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: will sponsor a Card Party for our Peruvian child at Harrington Community Centre on Sunday, January 15. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 p.m. Light lunch will be served. Welcome all.

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00) will be due early in the New Year. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL FEES” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: The box for used stamps is still at the back of the church. One thing to remember when cutting them- please leave ½ inch of paper all around the stamps.

The Office of Faith Formation of the Diocese of Pembroke invites you to join them for an Informative Session on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide with Father Ryan Holly and Deacon Adrien Chaput. “Say No to Euthanasia” will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral Parish Hall 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, and on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall 331 Plaunt Street, Renfrew. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or at

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: This year, St-Jean-Baptiste Parish, Pembroke, will welcome the Christian community (Catholic and Protestant, anglophone and francophone) of the region to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There will be a potluck supper in the parish hall at St-Jean-Baptiste at 5:00 p.m. on January 22, followed by a Liturgy of the Word (bilingual) at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX:  We would like to thank all of our sponsors for the month. If you would like to sponsor a Friday night skating, please contact Dave Vaillancourt at (613)401-6953.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke.

Dr. Scott Murray of Pembroke will be featured speaker at the January 24 meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke. His topic will be prostate diseases of today, The meeting is open to all members, their families and the community. It starts at 7 p.m. in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) As we come to the end of the Christmas season it’s time for me to offer a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make it so great: choirs, readers, ministers, decorators, pageant directors and participants, servers… Our churches were beautiful and our liturgies meaningful thanks to your great work. A special word of thanks to Fr. Mike Costello who celebrated the Christmas masses in Sheenboro and Fort William. It would not have been possible to meet the demands for all the Christmas Eve masses without his assistance.

2) Don’t forget that this is the weekend of the Catechism classes for the youth of our parishes. I will be teaching the confirmation class in the Chapeau sacristy immediately following the 10:30 am mass. Remember that attendance at these classes is a REQUIREMENT for receiving the sacraments.

3) Bible study classes resumed this week… although just about everyone was sick with either a cold or the flu so we didn’t actually meet. Hopefully, everyone will be back on their feet for our next class this Thursday evening at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory.

4) Have you taken the time to visit our parish blog yet? It’s found at We publish the bulletin each week, funeral arrangements for deceased, and the occasional article of interest. You can also check out my own blog (Where The Rubber Hits The Road) at where I publish links every day to various stories relating to our Catholic faith.

5) Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick has had his surgery on his ankle and has been discharged from the hospital. He is going to be laid up and off his feet for the next two months. I thank you for your generous support of him at last weekend’s masses. Any further donations will be forwarded to him should you have missed the special collections we took up and still want to help him out.



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