Parish Bulletin – Feast of Epiphany – 7 January 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Lillian Smiley

By: St. Alphonsus CWL

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: St. Alphonsus Choir

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reginald & Dora Cahill

By: the Cahill Family

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Helen Hynes

Mike & Judy Kelley

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Marian Poirier

By: Francis Downey

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary Carroll

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Alice Donlan Bellerscheff

By: Lois & Jimmy Tierney

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carol Price Paul Morris
Chapeau Andre Chartrand Andre, Mariette

 

Parish Collection  
Sheen $810.00(Dec. 24), $2330.00(Dec.25), $630.00(Dec. 31),$ 435.00 (Jan. 1st)  
St. Joseph $1940.00(Dec. 24), $1735.00 (Dec. 25), $1125.00(Dec. 31), $625.00(Jan. 1st)  
Chapeau $1870.00 (Dec.24), $4220.00(Dec. 25), $2430.00, (Dec. 31st), $1245.00(Jan. 1st)  
Counter Donna Gagnon Monday, January 8th  

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: will sponsor a Card Party for our Peruvian child at Harrington Community Centre on Sunday, January 14th. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 p.m. Light lunch will be serve3d. All are welcome!

Tuesday Social Club: Will start meeting again on January 9 at 1 pm at Harrington community center. Bring a friend (there is no official membership). All are welcome for an afternoon of companionship

YOUNG AT HEART: Our club will sponsor the Euchre games for the next 3 months starting on Monday, January 8th and our regular cards will follow on Wednesday, January 10th at 1 pm. All is welcome!

Upper Pontiac Sports Complex: We will be having our Annual General Meeting on January 16 at 7pm. It will be held at the Harrington Communtity Center. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend. We would also like to thank our November and December Friday night skating sponsors. Public skating is from 6:30-7:50, and there is no charge Friday nights, thanks to our sponsors:

Mark Jennings Investors Group, DC Bar & Grocery, Lepine’s Garage, Derek Fleming Trucking, Rhea Vaillancourt, Ian Gagnon Garage & Towing, & Chapeau District Lions Club.  If you are interested in sponsoring Friday night skating, please contact Dave Vaillancourt at (613) 401-6953.

 LOST & FOUND: A PAIR OF Boys skates they were found in a snow bank at the Hall. If they are yours you can go pick them up at the Hall on Monday, evening, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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

YOGA WITH JASON: Class will be starting on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Family and Senior’s Centre. Six-week sessions are $65.00 and drop-in is $12. Everyone Welcome.

There is a promise of Marriage between Sarah Lynn Allard to Graham Michael Therens to be held on 3 February 2018 at Harrington Community Centre, Chapeau, QC.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Well, we’re finally back to our regular schedules again as Epiphany brings the Christmas season to an end. I hope that everyone enjoyed the festive season both in the churches and at home. We journey now through a short period before we begin the season of Lent on Valentines Day (Feb, 14) in preparation for the paschal feast of Easter (April 1st). Hopefully, we will have thawed out from all this bitter cold before then.

2) There are three more events this week to mark on your calendars for this week. On Wednesday we will view the last episode of the video series ‘Catholicism’ following the 10 am mass in Chapeau. Bible Study group reconvenes on Thursday at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. And on Friday following the 10 am mass in St. Joseph’s we will present the 3rd video in the ‘Pivotal Players‘ series looking at figures who influenced our Catholic faith. This week we will view the episode on G.K. Chesterton.

3) We ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of Willietta Gaudette (nee Tierney) of Chichester whose funeral was celebrated in Chapeau this past Friday. Please keep her family in your prayers.

4) As we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany this weekend, we are reminded that the Wise men who visited the infant child Jesus were considered the scientists of their day. (They were astrologers.) Each time this day rolls around I remember a quote from Pope St. John Paul II about the relationship between faith and reason. He stated that faith that’s not supported by reason is little more than an empty superstition whereas reason that denies faith builds a solid house, but it’s one without windows. Let’s pray that we will maintain a proper balance between these two schools of knowledge so that we let our faith enlighten our rationality and our reason to support our faith.

5) A priest, a minister, and a rabbi are discussing when life begins. The priests says, “It begins at conception”. The minister says, “Life begins at 24 weeks gestation”. The rabbi says, “You are both wrong, Life begins when the kids move out of the house and the dog dies.”

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