Parish Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Lent – 11 March 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Wilfrid Lariviere

By: Pierre & Françoise Vaillancourt

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Carl Bowers

By: Mary Lapierre & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Stephen & Frances Morris

By: The Family

Friday 11:00 AM


  Funeral Mass of Adrien Laviolette
Friday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Stations of the cross
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Rita Kelly Morin

By: Lorna & Charlie Conway

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Teresa Conroy

By: Trevor & Sianna Conroy & Family

Mary Carroll

By: Andrew & Cecilia


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Marie Paule Muldoon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Peter


Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 700.00  
St. Joseph $1497.00  
Chapeau $1985.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday, March 12th

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Merrill Allard, 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.

CHRISM MASS: Bishop Mulhall will preside at the celebration of the Chrism Mass to be held on Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Everyone is invited to participate at this Mass during which the Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

St. Paul the Hermit, March 4 event: Last Sunday, we had a good turnout to the Jim Beattie’s Visual and Musical tours of Ireland and the Ottawa Valley. Organizers extend their appreciation to those who attended and to those who donated stew, bread and baking. Also, we thank our volunteers who cleaned the hall, did dishes and removed garbage. We made $1178 for the parish!

NORTHFORK Country Kitchen is hosting their Annual PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Sunday, March 18, 20189:30 am-1:30 pm. Adults $20.00 – Children $10.00 – -Children under 5 Free. Please call 819-689-2588 for reservations MENU includes: homemade pancakes with fresh maple syrup, omelette, home fries, bacon, sausage, homemade beans, juice, tea, coffee.

“West Pontiac Connects is proud to announce that we are now running our third session of the 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation running from March 12 to May 18, 2018. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Victoria Branco at 819-689-2878 or by email at if interested.”

FISH FRY -HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE Good Friday, March 30th: take out is available $12.00 adults $7.00 children. Supper will be ready at 4pm fish, fresh fries, coleslaw, bun, tea, coffee Sponsored by Chapeau District Lion’s club and Pontiac West Fire Dept. Tickets sold in advance, get them early limited amount sold. Tickets can be purchased from your local firefighters or Lion’s Club members.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: On March 14 there will be an Irish Stew Dinner.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having a pancake, sausage & homemade bean breakfast on Sunday, March 25th. Everyone is Welcome!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS N.Z. Lorrain council 1531: Will be staging its annual Irish play March 11 (1:30 p.m.) and March 15, 16 and 17th (all at 7:30 p.m.) in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Tickets are available at all three Mulvihill pharmacies in Pembroke, the CNIB lottery outlet at WalMart in Pembroke and O’Grady’s in Eganville. Tickets $15 in advance and $18 at the door. All welcome! There will also be a number of tickets at the bar during rental periods.

The next regular meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held March 13 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m

 The Ottawa Mission: If you would like to donate warm clothing or other items for the homeless frequenting the Ottawa Mission, call Roger at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951 or Ron at 819-689-5440. Volunteers will ensure that all items are delivered.

Medjugorje – Children’s clothing (ages 3 to 12 yrs.) is needed in Medjugorje for children of impoverished and needy families. Since 1993, Pat Duggan of Combermere has been involved in a small but diversified mission making a difference in Medjugorje. For information please refer to or call Pat at 613-756-2655, Roger at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951 or Ron at 819-689-5440. Clothing will be delivered in mid-May and end of Sept. 2018.

The Sheenboro Parish Council chose the St. Bryce Mission in Costa Rica as our parish’s cause to help mothers and their infants. This mission helps the Cabecar indigenous people at the St. Francis Emmaus Center is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica, the nearest city to the Chirripo indigenous reservation. According to the mission’s website: “ The center, modeled off the internationally-lauded model of “pregnancy waiting homes”, provides a safe, comfortable place for up to 30 Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days before and after the birth of a child or in the event of the hospitalization of a child.” Because of the lack of access to medical services and harsh living conditions, the Cabecar population suffers infant and maternal mortality rates nearly 5 times higher than the rest of the Costa Rican population. However, annually, 400 mothers visit the centre and the medical help has reduced infant mortality by 50%. For more information, please see Please watch Fr. Tim’s and the parish blog, as he will be posting informational videos about St. Bryce Mission.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Linus Coghlan (a long-time summer resident from Carroll’s Corner) who passed away last week in Ajax, Ont.

2) We also extend our sympathy and condolences to George Sullivan upon the recent death of his sister, Sr. Clare Sullivan csj. May God grant her peace, and comfort to those who mourn her passing.

3) Mr. Jim McGuire of St, Joseph’s passed away in the Ottawa Hospital this week. His funeral arrangements have yet to be made. They will be posted on the parish blog when they are finalized. Please keep his wife Helen and their children in your prayers.

4) I regret to inform every one of the accidental death of Mr. Patrick Spence this week. Patrick was the son of Leo and Mary Spence of St. Joseph’s. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

5) Finally, I ask you to pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Adrien Laviolette of Chichester. Adrien was the husband of Lillian Laviolette. His funeral will be celebrated in the church in Sheenboro this Friday at 11 am. There is no wake.

6) Bible Study Class continues on Thursday at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory. This will be our last class until after Easter.

7) The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated this Friday in St. Joseph’s Church at 7 pm. Confessions will be heard 30 minutes before and after.

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