Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|Thursday||St. Joseph||No Mass|
|Friday||St. Joseph||No Mass|
| Janet Murtagh Murphy |
By: Ken & Mary Meehan
By: Judy, Chris & Tyler Keon
|Sunday||St. Joseph |
Hughette AngieGroulx By:
|Missa Pro |
|Sheenboro||Patty Hansen||Peter Gleason|
|St. Joseph||Sam McGuire|| Ron, |
|Chapeau||Danielle Allard||Janie, Meril|
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.
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS: Will be available in the Churches next weekend. Thank you.
CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASSES: Will take place next Sunday, February 3rd at D.W.K.S at 9:15 a.m.
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.
|St. Joseph||$956.00||Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, January |
|Chapeau||$1485.00||Susanne Lapierre, Monday, February |
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.
ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Will sponsor a CARD PARTY on Sunday, February 10th at Harrington Community Centre. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to Coady Institute (St. Xavier’s University) Which helps people worldwide to overcome poverty and build their own future. Light lunch will be served and everyone is welcome
YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: 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!
TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: we are collecting warm clothing for men and women for the Shepherd’s of Good Hope. Please label packages as Men, Women or Either. Deliver to Harrington hall early Tuesday afternoons until three or leave in box provided at the back of the churches. Work socks are especially needed. We will be doing this until the last weekend of February. We guarantee all clothing will be used.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDESWORLD DAY OF THE SICK CELEBRATIONS: Holy Mass, with Sacrament of the Sick, Sunday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered to those who seek the healing power of God’s love in their lives. Everyone is invited to this celebration in honour of our Patroness, and to pray for the sick and for those who care for them.
THANK YOU: I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Shawville Hospital for all their help and kindness. I would also like to thank my most welcomed visitors and cards I received. It sure helped with my long stay at the hospital.
CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: will be having a Pancake breakfast this Sunday January 27th. Everyone Welcome.
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.
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 Night #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!
A little Catholic Humour
A man goes to Confession in Northern Ireland about 40 years ago:
“Bless me Father for I have sinned; last night I blew up fifty miles of British railroad track.”
The priest answered: “My son, for penance you must do the stations”.
|Fr. Tim Sebbatical notes:|
|Christian philosophers has written many books on the subject of God’s |
perfect love: agape. It’s essential nature is that it is extended to us even
though we can never deserve or merit it. But because of agape, we are
able to respond in love to God, creating a form of spiritual friendship thatis a pale foretaste of the relationship we will experience in heaven
with him. Thus the degree to which we can share an unconditional love with our friends in the here and now is a way in which we can practice that love that we wish to grow ever stronger in our friendship with God. Sounds pretty easy, eh? But there is another characteristic of agape love
that we also need to emulate if we want to be invited to that eternal party of friends in heaven. Just as God extends his love to all even though we
don’t deserve it, so too are we obliged to extend friendship to those
neighbours around us who are undeserving of it. In truth, it’s only by
making friends with those who don’t deserve it that we will actually grow in our ability to love Him.
Our sympathies and condolences go out to the family of Shirley
Bissonnette (nee Gagnon). Shirley passed away this week and her
funeral service was celebrated on Saturday at St. Alphonsus
Church. Please keep her family in your prayers.