Parish Bulletin – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 21, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Teresa Conroy

By: Pat & Verna Mercier

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Almira & Neil McGuire

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Helen Hynes

By: Mike & Judy Kelly

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Loretta Reid

By: Sam & Elaine McGuire

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Dillon & Nancy Godin

By: Betty & Family

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Parish Lectors Communion  
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Doris Ranger  
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowsk Margaret Tallon  
Chapeau Monique Fleury Peter, Nicole  


Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $515.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock Monday, January 29th
St. Joseph $1,235.00  
Chapeau $1,435.00  

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.

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.

A reminder to confirm your participation and the participation of your loved ones at the Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees activity: Seniors’ Café will be held on Thursday, January 25 at Harrington Community Centre. Please indicate the location and date of your presence at 819-665-3604 by choosing from the attached schedule.

St. Paul the Hermit Parish: On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Sheenboro Parish Hall at 4:00 p.m. the parish will have a fundraiser and social event: Jim Beattie’s Musical and Visual Tour of the Ottawa Valley. A meal will be served of Irish stew. Tickets are $15.00 per person and will be available for purchase at the mass on January 20, 2018 from members of your parish council. Everyone is welcome and if you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact Joann McCann at 819-689-2229 or email at Tickets will be available at the door.

THANK YOU FROM THE GLEASON FAMILY: The family of Carmelita Gleason would like to thank all those who joined us to celebrate our mother’s life. Our burden was lifted by friends who brought food to our homes. A special thank you to Roy Perrault for your efforts in the graveyard and around the hall, Betty Morris and Anita and Bill Sawyer who served lunch, the Sheen choir and Louis Schryer for your beautiful music, Father Chabot for assisting at the service and to Father Moyle for your beautiful homily. Mom would have been so pleased. We are humbled by your kindness and generosity.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having their pancake & sausage & homemade beans breakfast on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

FROM THE FAMILY LIFE AND YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE: The next Marriage Preparation Program will be held on February 24th and March 3rd, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew. The deadline to register is February 16th.

Tuesday Social Club: Every Tuesday at 1 pm at Harrington Community Centre. Bring a friend (there is no official membership). All are welcome for an afternoon of companionship.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please mark these 2 dates on your calendar February 7th there will be a Pot Luck dinner and March 14 there will be an Irish Stew Dinner. Secondly, as we host the Euchre games on Monday nights till the end of March, we are asking our members to please contribute 1 door prize as we need 5 gifts for Monday nights. Thank you very much.

Upper Pontiac Sports Complex: 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 evenings, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

YOGA WITH JASON: Class have started on Thursday’s, 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.

WEDDING BANN: There is a promise of marriage between Sarah Lynn Allard and Graham Michael Therens on February 3, 2018, at Harrington Community Centre in Chapeau, Quebec.

 SOUP SENSATIONS – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018: First Step Options is sponsoring a ‘Soup Sensations!’ to be held on Thursday, February 1st at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 357 Miller St., Pembroke, from 11-2 and 4-7. The event consists of tasting soups generously provided by 6 different eating places situated in Pembroke, of a silent auction, of door prizes, and of entertainment. If you can volunteer for different positions throughout the day, please contact Greta Landry-Masseau at 613-635-7440 or 613-639-3679.

 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will host its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on Tuesday, Feb 13. Dinner starts at 5 p.m.

 “Canada Summer Jobs” Program. A copy of the recent statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops dated January 11, 2018, on recent changes to government requirements for ‘’Canada Summer Jobs’’ program can be found on their website at Further information can be found on the Canadian Council of Christian Churches website at or call 519-669- 5137.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: CWL: Thank you to everyone who attended and/or supported the card party for our Peruvian child last Sunday. These funds go towards Jésus’s education and are really appreciated.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) We’ve launched into the Letter of James in our bible study group. It meets on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. New members are always welcome.

2) How about writing our local Federal M.P., Mr. Will Amos to ask for an explanation as to why the government is demanding that organizations must ‘attest’ their support for abortions as a requirement for applying for a summer student grant? Another alternative is to schedule a meeting with him this week as he’s coming to Chichester on Tuesday to meet with his constituents. There’s been lots of coverage in the national media on the subject if you want to learn more about this issue.

3) There will be a meeting of the Sheenboro Pastoral Council on Tuesday at 7 pm. We will meet at the Chapeau Church office so that we don’t have to heat up the parish hall. Once the weather warms up, we will move our meetings back to Sheenboro.

4) I think it’s time for us to contemplate establishing a Joint Pastoral Council to plan pastoral activities for all of our local churches. This council would be made up of two or three representatives from each church. It would function in the same manner as our existing Finance Council which meets together once every three months with local church groups meeting to decide issues specific to them as needed. Let me know what you think.

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