Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 20th, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration 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   Nancy Turner Thibeault By:  Larry & Christine Turner & Family Jim Shea By:  Betty Morris  
Sunday St. Joseph 9:00 AM   Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 AM   Sr. Rita Bowers By:  St. Alphonsus CWL Lorne Gagnon By:  Peter & Nora Smith  
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Marie-Paule Muldoon
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Paul, Ron
Chapeau Monique Fleury Mariette, Peter


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 Monday 10:30 am to 4 pm. Tues-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 $580.00 Angie Retty, Tuesday, January 22nd
St. Joseph $1045.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, January 28th
Chapeau $1480.00

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.

Happy New Year! West Pontiac Connects:   Will be starting a new session of skills link participants on March 4th, 2019.  We are recruiting people who are interested in taking the program. If you are between the ages of 15 and 30 and are willing to commit to a 23-week, paid program, we have a great opportunity waiting for you.   If any seniors in the community would like to schedule volunteer work in the spring please contact West Pontiac Connects to schedule a day and time.  Contact Marielle Lair at (819)689-2878 for more information or enquiries about the upcoming session.

HOLY NAME PARISH – PAINT NIGHT:    Save the date! Coffee, Cake and Canvas Paint Nite #4.  Monday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m.  in the Holy Name Annex.  Pre-registration required. Cost is $40. Tax receipt will be provided. For information and registration, call Helen at 613-638-6116. Sponsored by the DelfiGroup. Fundraiser for the Holy Name Parish Restoration Fund.

Résidence Meilleur Du Haut Pontiac Public Meeting: Thursday February 7, 7pm, Harrington Community Center, Chapeau:  The public is invited to attend this information meeting which will be an update on the construction, the expected opening date, the financing details, the process for those who wish to rent, the cost, etc.  ALL WELCOME!

THANK YOU:  To all who supported and/or attended the CWL card party for our Peruvian child last Sunday.  These funds will go towards helping with his education.

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!


A small child at Mass with his father became bored during the long homily. His eye happened to fall on the red sanctuary lamp. Staring at it desperately, he tugged on his father’s sleeve and whispered “Dad, when the light turns green can we go?”

There was a man in church today with a really sad face, but I could tell he was putting it on because he was trying too hard.

I asked him “why the sad face?”

He opened his bible and pointed to a verse. There was a typo/error. It said “thou shall not Grin.”

Sebbatical Notes from Fr. Tim:
  Well I made safely it down here to St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore without incident. St. Mary’s is the oldest seminary in the United States although you wouldn’t know it by their accommodations and facilities which are modern and first rate. It’s also a very large complex with many hallways, meeting rooms, and floors. Thankfully I can report that I’ve found the three most important rooms where I spend most of my daytime hours: the chapel, library, and dining hall.   The staff and students have gone out of their way to make me feel at home here, but I fear they may have gone a little overboard in one particular way. Up to now their winter has been entirely green. However, since I’ve arrived they’ve received more than a foot of snow in two snowstorms. I’ve expressed my gratitude to them for trying to make me feel at home here, but have assured them that all the snow wasn’t necessary! Thankfully most of it has already melted away – something I hear has yet to start back there on the Island. To date I haven’t ventured off the campus grounds to explore the Baltimore area but plan to do so next week.   Keeping you all in my daily prayers and trusting you’re doing the same for me.
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