Parish Bulletin – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 3 February 2019

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
Missa Pro
Populo
Sunday St. Joseph 9:00 AM   Marian Helen
McGuire By: 
Sharon Gribbon
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 AM
Mary Lapierre
By:St. Alphonsus C.W.L
Alvin Lepine
By:  Mike & Rosa Mainville
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Andre
Bouchard
Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Lise Mainville Meril, Nicole

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.

2018 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS:  Your 2018 income tax receipts are ready and are available at the back of the churches.  If by chance your receipt is not there.  Please call the office (689-5757) and we will issue you one.  Thank you. CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASSES:  Will take place this 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.

Parish Collection  Counter
Sheen $575.00
St. Joseph $1320.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, February 11th 
Chapeau $1000.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday, February 4th 

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 CLUBwe 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 3 p.m. 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 LOURDES WORLD 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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will host its annual sliding party at the Carefor hill on MacKay Street on Sunday, Feb. 3 in conjunction with Sno Spree.  It starts at 11a.m. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate.

The next meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will be held Tuesday, Feb.12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

On Feb. 26 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host a series of speakers from Pembroke Community Living.  The session starts at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. The event is open to all members of the Knights of Columbus, their families and the community at large.

A little Catholic Humour

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray, “Take only one. God is watching.  “Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. One child whispered to another, “Take all you want.   God is watching the apples.”

Why was Noah the best businessman in the Bible? He floated his stock while everybody else was being liquidated.

 Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:
Here are a few quotes from my reading this week that you might find
interesting. Fr. Tim

“Samuel Taylor Coleridge said friendship is a sheltering tree. Each one of us needs a sheltering tree — a place we can go to find rest and comfort, a place we feel comfortable sharing our sadness amid the harshness of the realities of life.”

“Friends help each other face their own vulnerabilities and help turn them into strengths . They help us learn to accept our woundedness in life
and in the process help us find wholeness.”

“A friend is certainly someone in our lives who always notices that we
are there. They make us feel we are important, special. They are present
to us on good days and bad. And maybe this is what people need in life —to know that they are important and special to someone.”

St . Jerome believed a friend is “ one half of one’s soul ” or “ another
self.”He felt that we are able to talk with a friend as a “ second self. ” And
because of this ability to share ourselves with a friend, we can come to discover our true selves and live more authentically. In essence , friends
help the whittling process in all of us.

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