Parish Bulletin – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 11, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Cyril, Patrick & Brian Ranger

By: Lois & Family

Wednesday 9:00 AM

Sheenboro

Ash Wednesday Brandon Perrault

By: Jerry & Marie Paul Muldoon

Wednesday 11:00 AM

Chapeau

Ash Wednesday Frances Giroux

By: Nollie Vickers

Wednesday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

Ash Wednesday Loretta Reid

By: Jim & Maureen Gallagher

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary Lampkin

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Elmer Gallagher

By: Jerry & Louise Gallagher

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Shirley McGee

By: Ron & Carol Price

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Helen Fleming

By: St. Alphonsus Choir

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Peter
Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 695.00 Martin Flood, Monday February 12th
St. Joseph $ 1,110.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, February 19th
Chapeau $ 1,400.00  

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Sister Miriam Downey, 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.

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.

PERMANENT DIACONATE – INFORMATION SESSIONS: Is the Lord calling you to the Permanent Diaconate? Come discover what the diaconate is all about. All men in the diocese are invited; married men are encouraged to come with their wives. If you wish to attend a session or get more information, contact Deacon Seath (613-324-0007) or mseath@archottawa.ca.  There will be 3 sessions: Monday, February 26th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 20 Grant St. Ottawa; Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd. Ottawa; Saturday, March 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, 2414 Ogilvie Rd., Ottawa.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL:   Will sponsor a Card Party this 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.

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.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: On 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.

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.

The next regular meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host the board of Columbus House at its Feb. 27 meetings. Led by executive director Tina Belanger, members of the board will give an update on Columbus House. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall and is open to members, their families, and the community.

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 jpmccann@rogers.com. 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.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) We are trying to compile a list of email addresses for as many of our parishioners as possible. Email has become the preferred method of communication for many people and we want to be able to take advantage of this fact. To this end, you will find a section at the bottom of this bulletin where you can write down your email address. We ask you please to fill it out, then either slip it into your collection envelope or just drop it into the basket over the next couple of Sundays. I thank you in advance for your cooperation with this initiative.

2) There are a number of parishioners who are or have recently been in the hospital due to complications from the flu, primarily pneumonia, and other heart ailments. Please keep all these individuals in your prayers. If you know of anyone who you would like added to the ‘sick list’ here on the bulletin, please just call the office and we will be happy to add their names so that we can get as many people as possible praying for their recovery.

3) Bible Study continues this Thursday evening at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s.

4) Interested in helping to develop our pastoral planning objectives for all three parishes? Then perhaps you might consider accepting a position on the new Pastoral Council that we are putting together. We will require three parishioners from each parish who will meet two or three times a year to establish and evaluate our pastoral goals and programming. Please consider taking on this challenge so that we can improve our church communities. Thank you.

5) In this same spirit, I am looking for one more person to join the finance committee for St. Alphonsus Parish. The committee meets four times a year to review how we are spending our funds as well as establishing priorities for repairs, improvements, and spending for the parish. Once again, thank you for considering taking on this role.

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