Parish Bulletin – Palm/Passion Sunday – 25 March 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention  
Monday   No Mass  
Tuesday 10:30 AM


Cathedral Church Chrism Mass  
Wednesday 10:00 AM   No Mass  
Thursday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

Holy Thursday Stephen & Frances Morris

By: The Family

Loretta Reid

By: Paul & Sue Kelly & Family

Friday 3:00 PM


Good Friday    
Friday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

Good Friday Stations of the Cross  
Saturday 5:00 PM


Easter Norma Sullivan

By: Gail & Jean François Larriveé

For Special intentions of Henry Sallafranque on his 90th Birthday

By: His Friends & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Easter Sunday Frances & Stephen Morris

By: The Family

Lester Gaudette

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday 10:30 AM


Easter Sunday Rita & Rene Bechamp

By: Mike & Rosa Mainville

Therese & Florian Allard

By: Roger, Annette & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter Gleason
St. Joseph FrankTrzebiatowski (Holy Thursday)

Sharon Fitzpatrick (Easter Sunday)

Ron Price

Margaret Tallon

Chapeau Nicole& Helen (Good Friday)

Helen Nephin (Easter)

Nicole, Helen

Helen, Nicole


Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 610.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday March 26th
St. Joseph $1130.00  
Chapeau $1659.00  

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL MEMBERSHIPS: Last call for those who may have forgotten to send in their 2018 membership fees. Please do so ASAP so they can all be sent in at the same time. Thank you to those who have already done so!

ECUMENICAL WAY OF THE CROSS: An Ecumenical Way of the Cross through the streets of Pembroke will be held on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. This year marks the 38th year of the pilgrimage which will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Metro Moncion Grocers Pembroke Market (425 Pembroke St. East) and will end with a Hunger Meal at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Annex (284 Trafalgar Road). Transportation will be provided from the Annex back to Metro Moncion Grocers following the Hunger Meal. Voluntary donations for the poor will be excepted. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or at

DWKS SUPREME SATURNIANS: Are a group of Grade 7/8 students who won a regional competition in Gatineau against other schools across Quebec. They now have the opportunity to travel to Tennessee to represent Quebec at the Global Finals in May. The cost for this trip is approximately $20,000. The school board has been very generous to help with the cost, and we are getting closer to helping these children to have this amazing opportunity. The community support has been amazing so far and we truly appreciate all that is being done. If anyone is wanting to make a donation, please contact Kerry Tallon, Klinda Brennan, Lee Ann Gagnon, or DWKS school. Our small school with a big heart will be shining in Tennessee with your support. These children have worked hard to get this far, let’s help them make it all the way!

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.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Come and join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, with adoration, singing of hymns and the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We will pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. Our guest speaker will be Father Michael Weitl from Madonna House. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or            at the Diocese of Pembroke.

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

“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.”

Next Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program: will be held on April 7th and April 14th, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pembroke. Register online at or contact your parish office. Deadline to register is March 29th.

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.


Where am I in the unfolding drama that begins on Palm Sunday and plays out over Holy Week and which climaxes on Easter? Where am I as Jesus passes by on the donkey? Am I one of the crowd shouting out his name? Am I like Judas in any way? When have I betrayed others or Jesus? When like Peter, have I denied knowing Jesus? Am I like Pilate when I judge and condemn others? How am I like Simon or Veronica who help Jesus in his time of need? Having stood with the crowd shouting out his name and welcoming Jesus, will I stand with the same people spitting out insults as I shout ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’

 As we celebrate Palm Sunday and begin our journey through Holy Week, we are called to ask ourselves who and where we are in the crowd. This is a week to pray and then decide what kind of followers of Christ we are and are going to be.

 During this busy week of prayer, liturgies and ceremonies, let us not lose sight of what we are remembering, celebrating and talking part in.

 As we begin this most holy of weeks, may Jesus be our constant companion. May we enter in the mystery of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection with faith and hope.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1)   Thank you to everyone for the prayers and get well wishes. While it’s taking me longer than expected to recover, I am happy to report that I’m indeed headed in that direction. God willing, I look forward to celebrating the upcoming Easter feasts with you.

2)   The parish offices will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

3)   Next weekend Henry Sallafranque will be celebrating his 90th birthday! Congratulations and thank you for always stepping up to help every time we ask for volunteers in aid of the parish.

4)   Due to Easter Sunday falling on the 1st Sunday of the month the next Children’s Catechism class will be held on Sunday, April 8th at 9:15 a.m.

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