Parish Bulletin – Sunday February 26, 2017 – 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau

By:   Verna & Pat Mercier



9:00 AM


 Ash Wednesday Claire Gleason

By: Betty Morris

Wednesday 11:00 AM


 Ash Wednesday Pat Ranger

Bobby & Viola Romain

Wednesday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

 Ash Wednesday Reggie Chaput

By: Peggy Nadeau

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For Special intention of Michelle Jennings & Jean-Paul Lariviere

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


1st Sunday in Lent Ken, Noella & Alvin Smith

By: Merle & Carla Smith & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

 1st Sunday in Lent Jean Caughey

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Sunday 10:30 AM


Ist Sunday in Lent Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Rita Keogh
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Bernie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Andrew Bechamp, Billy Brennan, Lauretta Reid, Donald Retty, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $1,385.00  
St. Joseph $1,599.00  
Chapeau $1,575.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, March 5th

 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. PATRICK’S DANCE –SHEENBORO: will be held on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the Sheenboro Hall, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Music by Small Town sound and a light Lunch will be served. Tickets are $10 person. Profits for St. Paul the Hermit Parish. Come on out and have a great time in Sheen!

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 Tuesday, February 28th, 529 Baume Street, Fort-Coulonge, QC For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or at

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, sponsored by Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council of the Knights of Columbus, will be held on Tuesday, Feb 28 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. It starts at 5 p.m.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Irish Play, sponsored by the Columbus Drama Club, will be held March 12 (1:30 p.m.) and March 15, 16 and 17 (all at 7:30 p.m.) in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Tickets are available at all three Mulvihill Pharmacy locations, CNIB Corner Store at WalMart, and O’Grady’s Flowers and Gifts in Eganville. Cost is $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

 CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class will take place on Sunday, March 5th at 9:15 a.m. Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

HELPING HANDS CRAFT SHOW: will be held on Saturday, March 11th at Harrington Community Centre from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All proceeds raised at this Event, will be donated to the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre.

COLLECTION COUNTERS: Looking for a few more volunteer counters from each Parish for Monday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1030 a.m.. If interested please contact the office to give your name 819-689-5232. Thank you.

Upper Pontiac March Break Day Camp sponsored by the Chapeau R.A: What: Days of activities: swimming Monday(Pembroke)skating, bowling, outdoor activities, movie, cooking workshop, and a visit to the sugar bush (Fort-Coulonge),snowshoeing Who: Children 4 to 12 years Where: Harrington Community Centre When: February 27-28, March 1-3 from 7:00am to 4:30pm Cost: $10.00/day first child , 5$/day second child, third child free (Only children registered by February 22th will be accepted) What to bring: Skates, helmet, warm clothes, healthy lunch, healthy lunch, snacks and healthy drinks, bathing suit, towel)We will be accepting a maximum of 30 children. It is a first come, first serve.

To register call Mariette at 819-689-2448, please leave a message and I will call you back or by e-mail at . Please present this registration form on the first day of camp. Fees required on first day of camp.



–     Reserve your ticket(s) – $20 – Dinner and Concert

–     $10 Concert only. 

Limited 200 dinner tickets.  Also, planning a Silent Auction – If you are interested in donating a prize or to purchase ticket(s), please contact Gene O’Brien at 819-689-2410 and Helen Davis 819-689-5271.  COME AND SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH!

CHAPEAU DISTRICT LION’S CLUB:  will be having a Pancake breakfast this Sunday, February 26th from 8 to 12.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: will meet at Harrington Community Centre on Tuesday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Thank you to all those members who have paid their membership fees ($20.00). Anyone who intends to pay their fees and hasn’t already done so, we’d appreciate receiving them ASAP.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Thank you to everyone who participated in the parish meeting in Sheenboro last Saturday after mass. Among the lessons I learned was that I was mistaken in my belief that St. Paul the Hermit only paid 10% of staff salaries. The correct number was 25%. This fact was announced at each of the other masses last weekend. I look forward to working with the parishioners of all three parishes as we work towards the goal of increasing revenues across the board. Please remember these two basic facts: 1) all three churches need to increase their revenues, and 2) if everyone currently contributing would put at least $20 a week in the collection basket, we would have more than enough to pay all our regular expenses.

2) The date for Confirmation has been set. It will be celebrated in Chapeau on June 11, 2017 at the 10:30 am mass.

3) The date for this year’s First Communion Sunday is May 28, 2017. First Confessions will be heard at 11 am in Chapeau the day before (May 27th).

4) Our bible study group continues on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. in the St. Joseph’s rectory. Since our group continues to grow we will soon be moving our meetings into the Sacristy, hopefully by the end of March.

5) Work is continuing on the side entrance project in Chapeau. This coming week should see the start of the drywall installation. We also received some great news from our Federal M.P. (Will Amos). Watch for more details in the coming weeks. Once the work is finally completed, our office hours will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (9 am to 4 pm) in Chapeau;

Thursday (9 am to 4 pm) and Friday (9 am to 3 pm) in St. Joseph’s.

Appointments with me can be arranged outside of office hours in either place.

6) Don’t forget that Lent begins this week with the celebrations of Ash Wednesday in each of our three churches. The schedule is posted on the page opposite. This is a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics between the ages of 8 and 65 years old.

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