Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|Christmas Eve||Deceased Parents
By: Lois & Jimmy Tierney
By: Kempton Smith
|Christmas Eve||Deceased Parents
By: Marilyn & Harold Morris
Remi & Normand Vaillancourt
By: Jacqueline, Pierrette & Gilles
|Christmas Eve||Claire & Gilbert Lapierre
By: Rita Fox
By: The Maloney Family
|Christmas Day||Shelby Sullivan
By: Nana & Papa
By: His Family
|Missa Pro Populo|
By: John & Donna Donnelly
|Dillon, Nancy & Robert Godin
By: The Family
By: Tommy & Joanne
|New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day
By: Angie Retty
By: Jerry & Louise Gallagher
Rose & Cyprien Chartrand
By: La Famille
Mary & Edward Michaud
By: The Family
|Sheenboro||Francis Downey (Christmas Eve)||Jerry Muldoon|
|Kaleigh Gleason (December 29th)||Marie Paul Muldoon|
|St. Joseph||Sharon Fitzpatrick (Christmas Eve)||Elaine, Paul|
|Lawrence Duff (December 30th)||Paul, Ron|
|Chapeau||Danielle Allard (Christmas Eve)||André, Nicole, Meril, Peter|
|Bernie Hendry (Christmas Day)||Nicole, Peter, Meril|
|Monique Fleury ( December 30th)||André, Nicole|
|Sheenboro||Patty Hansen (December 31st)||Peter Gleason|
|St. Joseph||Sam McGuire (January 1, 2019)||Ron, Margaret|
|Chapeau||Nicole Bertrand||Nicole, Meril|
|Chapeau||$2250.00||Donna Gagnon, January 2nd, 2019|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Nancy Turner Thibeault, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Sandy LaRose-Dutton, Pat Keon, Paul Keon, Anchie Bechamp, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.
The new schedule for lectors and EOME is ready to be picked up in the vestry in Chapeau. Thanks for volunteering.
THANK YOU: We extend deep appreciation, gratitude and thanks to all those who so generously and compassionately participate in the celebration of the life, death, and entry to eternal life of Mary-Bert Lapierre. Special thank you to those devoted friends who companioned with her and made the final journey a graced experience. Thanks also to the C.W.L for their witness of solidarity, Colleen for the gift of music and song and the pastor Father Tim with the visiting clergy, Msgr. Bridge and Father Brennan, expressing deeply the continuity of the religious past and present of Mary’s faith community. Sincerely in Peace and Thanksgiving.
The Lapierre Family
ST. JOSEPH’S C.W.L: Thank you all for your support on our Christmas Raffle. We made $810. Wonderful. Alec Chaput was the lucky winner of the basket. Also congratulation to Barbara Coventry. She received her 25 year C.W.L pin. Thank you ladies for my Christmas surprise. Much appreciated. Donna
Father Tim’s Christmas Cookie Elves would like to report another successful season 25 cookie-baking elves make more than 600 cookies. Cookie Delivery delivered more than 60 bags of cookies and meat pies. Many thanks to everyone involved. May you all have a blessed and happy Christmas.
Marriage Preparation Program. The next marriage Preparation program is coming up on February 23 and March 2, 2019 in Renfrew at St. Francis Xavier parish. Deadline to register is February 16, 2019. Registration is available online at http://www.pembrokediocese.com or a form can be obtained from any parish and mailed in. Inquires can be directed to Yvette Bourque at 613 732-7933 ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Flying Fathers Hockey Game. The Flying Fathers will play a fundraising hockey game against the youth of l’École Secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge on February 19th at 7 p.m. at the Fort-Coulonge Arena. Proceeds from the game will be split between St. Peter’s Parish, Fort Coulonge, and the High School. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children 4 – 17 are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at l’École Secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge, the Chancery Office in Pembroke (188 Renfrew St.), Fr. Réal Ouellette or Fr. Justin Bertrand. For further information, please contact Fr. Justin Bertrand at 819 683-2056.
Funny in a GOOD Way presents an event opening the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Appearances by nationally recognized Comedian/Actor – Leland Klassen, Canadian Military Wives Choir – Petawawa, GATE47, and a skit by local pastors. Proceeds to support Local Food Banks. January 19, 2019 at the Festival Hall, Pembroke. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. For tickets please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206.
|Notes from Fr. Tim:|
1) After 17 years of playing the organ in Sheenboro Elaine Rochon has left us to take up a position in another church closer to Pembroke. We thank Elaine for her many years of sharing her musical talents with our parishioners and wish her all the best in her new position.
2) But now, we face the task of searching for a new organist for Sheenboro. If anyone is interested, or if you know of someone who might like the job, please either let Jeannie Gleason-Lebel or the office know so that we can fill this position as soon as possible. In the interim, we thank Maureen Belland who has agreed to fill-in for a while on Saturday evenings and Cindy Wheeler who will play on Christmas Eve.
3) Some folks have been talking to me about my upcoming sabbatical (I leave town on January 11th) and they seem to think that this is an extended holiday or rest period. In fact, it’s something quite different. A sabbatical is a period in which someone goes off to study or learn a new skill for their job. To that end, I will be studying at St. Mary’s Seminary and John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland so that I can (hopefully) better serve you when I return. I will be researching the topic: ‘Friendship’ as a model of the moral life.
4) There will be a meeting of the combined Finance Committee on Tuesday January 8th at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. This meeting will be to review the financial statements for 2018 and inform everyone of the regime I’ve put in place to pay the bills during my absence.