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.
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||$1036.00|| Sharon Gribbon, Monday, |
|Chapeau||$1000.00||Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, |
The Chapeau RA: Will be sponsoring the Upper Pontiac Day Camp from March 4th-8th. Cost of registration 50$/child for full-time and 30$/child for part-time. We are also looking to hire 2 adults and 2 teens. Register at chapeauRA@gmail.com or by phone at 819-689-2448
YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: 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.
Ahoy, Mateys! Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance will be presented by the Don Bosco Drama Club of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College. This classic musical comedy combines pirates, police, and petticoats for two hours of fun. March 1 and 2 at 7:00 pm, March 3 at 2 pm. Performances at MV High School in Barry’s Bay. Tickets are: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 for students and seniors, free for kids under 6, and family rate of $45. They can be picked up at the College, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, or reserve by calling the College: 613-756-3082. More info: http://www.seatofwisdom.ca
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 inquiries 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 inquiries about the upcoming session.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES – 280 Lourdesview Dr, Pembroke, ON: Will be hosting a Concert Choir by the Redeemer University College on Wednesday, February 20th at 8 p.m. Free entry, food band donations would be appreciated. Everyone welcome.
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.
There will be four performances of the annual Irish play this year. March 10 and 17 at 1:30 p.m. and March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. All will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Street in Pembroke. Tickets are available at all three Mulvihill Pharmacy locations in Pembroke, O’Grady’s in Eganville and the Wilberforce/North Algona Town Hall.
ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L and the Coady Institute thanks everyone who attended and/or gave donations of food and prizes for last Sunday’s card party.
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.
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 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.
Shepherd’s of Good Hope: The TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB is collecting warm clothing for men and women to be sent to the Shepherd’s in Ottawa. Please label etc. etc.
Good Catholic Humour
So there’s a wonderful fish and chips shop down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, not far from where I live. Monks run it, and being a good Catholic, I figure I ought to support such a worthy endeavor. The reputation is that the place serves the best fish and chips in the world, so I go there and buy a meal.
And by gosh, they are the best fish and chips in the world! So good, in fact, that I have to go back to the kitchen and thank the chefs. And there they are, laboring in monkly robes over a hot stove. “Excuse me sir,” I say, “are you the fish friar?”
“No, son. I’m the chip monk.”
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: Roy & Penny Perrault
By: Angie & Family
|Sunday||St. Joseph |
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Sunday|| Chapeau |
| Pat Keon |
By: Lois & Barry
By: Betty & Carl Gagnon
|Sheenboro|| Francis |
|St. Joseph||Sharon |
|Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:|
| 1) Boy, did I pick a good winter to take my sabbatical? It seems to |
me that the snow hasn’t stopped up there since I left. Please take
care shoveling all the white stuff that keeps falling from the sky.
That activity can be deadly. Please know too that I’m doing all I can to pray for you down here so that the snow scourge will soon come
to an end asap! After all, what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t do at least that?
2) Now that I’ve completed my first month of my sabbatical, it’s time to offer you a bit of a report on how it’s going. The short answer is GREAT! Living in a Seminary has rooted me into a spiritual
community where prayer time throughout the day is guaranteed… and God has been very kind to me during these times spent with him and him alone. It’s also great on an intellectual and academic level. I get to spend many hours every day reading books and articles both in my room and in the library and am growing in my deeper
appreciation of friendship as away to grow in the religious and
moral life. It is becoming clear to me that this time of study is going
to result in my writing a book on the subject. I’ve already sketched
out almost 20 chapter outlines and have started to write. It’s going
to take more time than I have here to complete the writing process,
but I will be bringing home quite a catalogue of works to help bring
the process to a successful end. It’s also great on a physical level as
the food here has been both delicious and healthy for me. I don’t
expect to come home all that lighter than I when I left, but I will
come home stronger and in better health in my body, mind, and soul. If I accomplish nothing more than that, this time of renewal and study will have been a great success. I thank you for your continued prayers as no doubt they are in large part the reason that this
sabbatical has been such a great experience. So one month down
and three more to go before I return. Hopefully by then winter will have surrendered its grip on all of you up there.