Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Ethel & Lorney Bechamp
By: Rachael & Gerry Fitzpatrick
By: Mariette et famille
By: Pat & Verna Mercier
|Funeral Mass for Patrick Keon|
|Fr. Richard Neuhaus (anniversary)
By: Fr. Tim
|Thursday||St. Joseph||No Mass|
|Friday||St. Joseph||No Mass|
By: Frank & Janet Retty
By: Hector & Yvonne Landry
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Sheenboro||Sandra Brennan||Doris Ranger|
|St. Joseph||Frank Trezbiatowski||Rita, Elaine|
|Chapeau||André Chartrand||André, Gail|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Nancy Turner Thibeault, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Sandy LaRose-Dutton, 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.
A Reminder about office hours: The Parish Office is open in Chapeau Mon-Wed from 9 am to 4 pm. The St. Joseph’s Office is open Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
|Parish||Collection Dec. 23||Christmas Dec. 30th New Year’s|
|Sheen||$530.00||$2550.00 $ 650.00 $285.00|
|St. Joseph||$1157.00||$1898.00 $1305.00 $655.00|
|Chapeau||$2040.00||$4420.00 $1295.00 $1180.00|
**COUNTER** Susanne Lapierre, Monday, January 14th
CWL will host a CARD PARTY for our Peruvian Child at Harrington Community Centre on Sunday, January 13th. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 p.m.
Upper Pontiac Sports Complex: We will be having our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday January 8th at 7pm. It will be held at the Harrington Community Center. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend.
First Step Options Pregnancy Center: The Pembroke ‘First Step Options Pregnancy Center’ is looking for new Board members. Your participation will afford you the opportunity to make an impact for Jesus in the community, one that will resonate for generations to come. Anyone interested is asked to call Greta at the First Step Options Pregnancy Centre (email@example.com) or get more information on the website at http://www.firststepoptions.com.
The Office of Faith Formation and Leadership development is always here to assist you in the areas of faith. We have resources – DVDs, Videos, Books, Programs by Dynamic Catholic, Blessed – First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, Decision Point (Confirmation), Chosen (Confirmation) by Ascension Press, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith explained by the Augustine Institute and so much more. All are available to borrow at the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation. For more formation please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The next meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, Jan.8 in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus: will host a special seminar on senior fraud, on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the K of C hall. It starts at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Constable Shawn Peever of the Ontario Provincial Police. The seminar is open to anyone in the community.
|Notes from Fr. Tim:|
|1) Well, folks, the day has finally arrived for me to leave on my sabbatical in Baltimore. I will be driving down at the end of the week to start a four-month period of study and prayer. Please remember to say a prayer for me if and when I come to mind and know that I will be doing the same for you every day. I am scheduled to return to duty here on the May long weekend. Before I go, I’d just like to remind you of the arrangements that have been put in place to provide for your pastoral needs.
Priest Replacements: A variety of priests will be filling in at each of the parishes. They include Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick, Fr. Basil Tanguay, Fr. Réal Ouellet, Fr. Justin Bertrand, Fr. Terry Siroski, as well as a variety of priests from Madonna House. In the event of a funeral, Fr. Tom will take responsibility for celebrations in English while Fr Réal, Fr. Justin, and Fr. Mike Smith, will take the ones in French. Please call the parish office in the event of a death and Pauline will contact the appropriate priest to meet your need. The funeral directors have been made aware of my absence and will work with Pauline to ensure a priest will be available to assist you as needed.
Finance Coverage: Mr. Jerome Sallafranque and Miss Janie Carroll will sign any cheques to pay the bills while I’m gone. The diocese has granted them signing authority for all three parishes during my absence. The Finance Committee will meet this Tuesday to review the 2018 statements and once the final reconciliation is done for December they will be published for each church. Watch for them in February.
Rectory in St. Joseph’s: Donna Gagnon will be moving into the rectory to take care of my two dogs. Donna is not a parish employee and will not be able to serve anyone as the office will be locked when Pauline is not there. Please respect her privacy. I also ask you to restrict your calls and visits to Pauline to just during office hours only. Thank you. Pauline can also be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Facebook Messenger.
2) Our sympathies and condolences go out to the family of Pat Keon. Pat passed away this week after a battle with cancer and his funeral Mass will be celebrated in Chapeau this Monday at 11 am. Please keep his family in your prayers.
3) Congratulations to Jackson Patrick McKay, infant son of Erica Bechamp and Josh McKay, who is being baptized into our Catholic faith this weekend.