Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
| Carl Bowers
By: Mary Lapierre & Family
|Special intentions of all the Priests of the Pembroke Diocese
By: Maria DeSouza
|Reg & Dora Cahill
By: Cahill Family
|For special intentions of Evangeline Audet & Monique Pleau
By: Gerard & Gilles Audet
By: Gail & Jean Françoise Larrivée
For Special Intention
By: Janet & Frank Retty
|Missa Pro Populo|
By: Marie Paule & Jerry Muldoon
Willietta, Cora & Grandma Tierney
By: Harold & Marilyn Morris
|Sheenboro||Karen Shea||Doris Ranger|
|St. Joseph||Sam McGuire||Elaine McGuire|
|Chapeau||Bernie Hendry||Peter, André|
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.
|Parish||Sunday Collection Easter||Counter|
|Sheen||$ 680.00 $ 760.00|
|St. Joseph||$1297.00 $875.00|
|Chapeau||$1803.00 $1372.00||Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, April 9th|
Good Friday Collection: $631.30
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!
ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Will meet in the sacristy after the 10 o’clock mass on Tuesday, April 10. All members are welcome.
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 wants 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!
The Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees (TARP): is offering a new series of Seniors Network workshops! Learn how to use the internet safely on tablets (you may bring your own device). Workshops are 2 hours in-session plus 1 hour for individual help. Call 819-665-3604 for more information. Workshops available in Campbell’s Bay, Shawville, Fort-Coulonge, and Chapeau! (See schedule posted on the Bulletin Board)
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Come and join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at the Diocese of Pembroke.
“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 email@example.com if interested.”
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 http://www.patriciasplacecatholicgiftshop.com/ 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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next meeting of council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held April 10 at the Knights of Columbus hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host Mark Conrad and students from Bishop Smith Catholic High School on April 24 in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. They will speak about their recent trip to the Dominican Republic. This event is open to members, their families the parishes and community at large.
A Little Sunday Humour: So there’s a wonderful fish and chips shop down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, not far from where I live. Monks run it, and being a good Catholic, I figure I ought to support such a worthy endeavour. The reputation is that the place serves the best fish and chips in the world, so I go there and buy a meal. And by gosh, they are the best fish and chips in the world! So good, in fact, that I have to go back to the kitchen and thank the chefs. And there they are, labouring in monkly robes over a hot stove. “Excuse me sir,” I say, “are you the fish friar?” “No, son. I’m the chip monk.”
|Notes from Fr. Tim:|
|1) This Sunday is ‘Divine Mercy’ Sunday. But what does it represent? The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ‘ABC‘:
A – Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
B – Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
C – Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
2) Bible Study classes continue this week as we begin a study of the Letter of James. Classes are held in St. Joseph’s rectory at 7 pm.
3) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Michael Dunn of Nichabeau whose funeral was celebrated in Chapeau on Saturday. I also ask you to lift up his wife Colleen and their children during their time of grief that God might grant them a measure of solace and peace.
4) I want to thank everyone from all three churches who worked to ensure that our Holy Week and Easter celebrations were beautiful both spiritually and physically. From the choirs and readers to the sacristans and servers, many people used their time and talent to ensure that the liturgies and churches reflected the glory of these most holy days. Thank you very much for all your work and dedication.