Parish Bulletin – Baptism of the Lord – 13 January 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Intention
Monday Chapeau No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau No Mass
Wednesday Chapeau No Mass
Thursday St. Joseph No Mass
Friday St. Joseph No Mass
Saturday Sheenboro 4:00 PM Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph 9:00 AM Andrew Gribbon By:  Donna & Mark Biggs
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 AM Grace Allard
By:  Carol-Ann &
Albert Cormier
Merrill Allard
By:  Teresa & Andre
Parish Lectors
Sheenboro Francis Downey
St. Joseph SharonFitzpatrick
Chapeau Tom Carroll

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  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 Counter
Sheen $  790.00 Angie Retty, Monday January 21st
St. Joseph $  946.00
Chapeau $2228.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday, January 14th

CWL will host a CARD PARTY for our Peruvian Child at Harrington Community Centre on Sunday, January 13thRegistration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 p.m.

CWL:  CWL membership fees ($20.00) are due early in the new year.  Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it.  It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member. 

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS:  Please mark these dates on your calendar.  Wednesday January 23rd, agents from service Canada and Revenue Canada will make a presentation about service available to all seniors from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Harrington Community Centre.  A light Lunch will be served and cards will follow.

On Wednesday February 13th at noon there will be a Pot Luck Dinner so bring your favourite dish.  On Wednesday March 13th Irish Stew will be served to all our members at noon.  Welcome to all!

THANK YOU:  The family of the late Patrick Keon would like to thank everyone for their many visits, phone calls, hugs, messages, food and support.  We would like to thank Willie, Colleen and Louis for their wonderful work with the music.  Greg Hayes from Hayes Funeral home for his professional service, Fr. Tim for the beautiful service and to the C.W.L. for their lovely lunch.   Your support and compassion will never be forgotten.  God Bless you all!               Judy, Chris and Tyler Keon & Family

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 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

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.

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.

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God. The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the entire Trinity intervenes.

In the Eastern Church this feast is called Theophany because at the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan God appeared in three persons. The baptism of John was a sort of sacramental preparatory for the Baptism of Christ. It moved men to sentiments of repentance and induced them to confess their sins. Christ did not need the baptism of John. Although He appeared in the “substance of our flesh” and was recognized “outwardly like unto ourselves”, He was absolutely sinless and impeccable. He conferred upon the water the power of the true Baptism which would remove all the sins of the world: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him Who takes away the sin of the world”.

Many of the incidents which accompanied Christ’s baptism are symbolical of what happened at our Baptism. At Christ’s baptism the Holy Spirit descended upon Him; at our Baptism the Trinity took its abode in our soul. At His baptism Christ was proclaimed the “Beloved Son” of the Father; at our Baptism we become the adopted sons of God. At Christ’s baptism the heavens were opened; at our Baptism heaven was opened to us. At His baptism Jesus prayed; after our Baptism we must pray to avoid actual sin.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
  Well folks, I’ve finally hit the road for my sabbatical. I’ll be sending regular notes and updates to keep you informed as to my progress. Be assured of my prayers each day and I ask the same from you! See you in May!!
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