Parish Bulletin – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 28, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  A special intention

By: A Parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Teresa Conroy

By: Pat & Verna Mercier

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Intentions of Fr. Mac Rae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Agatha & Emery Gribbon

By: Sharon Gribbon

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Marian Poirier

By: Jim & Sophie Ranger

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marian Helen McGuire

By: Sharon Gribbon

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion  
Sheenboro Karen Shea Mary Edwards  
St. Joseph Helen Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh  
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, Gail  


Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $560.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock Monday, January 29th
St. Joseph $1,365.00  
Chapeau $1,875.00 Catherine Keon Godin Monday, February 4th

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.

2017 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS: Your 2017 income tax receipts are ready and are available at the back of the churches. If by chance your receipt is not there. Please call the office (689-5757) and we will issue you one. Thank you.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class for the children will be held on Sunday, February 4th. Confirmation class will meet with Fr. Tim in the sacristy immediately following the mass.

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 CWL:   Will sponsor a Card Party on Sunday, February 11 at Harrington Community Centre. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Coady Institute ( St. Xavier’s University) which helps people worldwide to overcome poverty and build their own future. Light lunch will be served and everyone is welcome.

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 with a 2nd tour of Ireland as well. 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.

ST. JOSEPH: If anyone would like to get rid of their plastic shopping bags, Helen McGuire’s daughter, Beverly Chaput, is making some mats out of them for the needy and could use some more. Your bags can be dropped off at St. Joseph’s Church. Thank you for your help.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having their pancake & sausage & homemade beans breakfast this 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.

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.

YOGA WITH JASON: Classes 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.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Congratulations to Jack and Gail Souliere of Chapeau who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this week. May God bless them with many more years of health and happiness together.

2) We’ve finished studying the Letter to James in our Bible Study class and are about to launch into a new book this coming week. Why not join us and learn more about what sacred scripture teaches? The group meets in St. Joseph’s on Thursdays at 7 pm.

3) The rescheduled Sheenboro Pastoral Council meeting will be held this Tuesday at 7 pm in the Chapeau office. Let’s pray that Mother Nature cooperates this week and the roads will be safe to travel.

4) The ‘Pivotal Players’ video series continues in St. Joseph’s this coming Friday following the 10 am mass.

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