Parish Bulletin – 1st sunday of lent – march 10, 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
7:00 P.M.

Stations of the Cross
Saturday Sheenboro
4:00 P.M.

Miles Venasse
By:  Viola Fleury & Mary Frances Turner
Pat Keon By: 
Andrew Perrault
Sunday St. Joseph
9:00 A.M
Fitzpatrick By:  Pat Hynes
Jim McGuire
By: Helen
McGuire &
Sunday Chapeau
10:30 A.M.

Missa Pro
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Andre Bouchard Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Helen Nephin Janie, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Sandy LaRose-Dutton, 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.

Parish Collection  Counter
Sheen $383.00  
St. Joseph $1259.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, March 18th 
Chapeau $1655.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, March 11th 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be offered every Friday during Lent.  Please try to attend.  Thank you.

West Pontiac Connects:   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.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL:  Thank you to all the CWL members who have already sent in their membership fees ($20).  We would appreciate receiving the others ASAP as it makes it much easier for all concerned when they can all be sent in at one time.

ST. JOSEPH’S C.W.L:  Thank you for being so prompt with the fees.  Much appreciated!  Here’s a break down of our fees:  per person.  National Per Capita Fee$13.00, Provincial $3.00, Diocesan (Pembroke) $3.50 a total of $19.50.  As you can see not much left from our $20.00.

Tuesday Social Club: Thank you to all for the warm clothing we received which will be brought to the Shepherd’s of Good Hope in Ottawa. We are no longer collecting them.

We collect 8inch knitted squares which we make into blankets and send all over the world through the Canadian Lutheran World Relief Organization. But there is a mystery in our midst. Many months ago someone (?) left a bag with 75 squares in it at St Alphonsus. This made two blankets. Now once again we received a bag with 175 squares which makes five blankets!  Again no hint as to the donor.   So thank you to this mystery knitter but the mystery continues. We will keep you posted.

6th ANNUAL BLUE GRASS SUNDAY:  April 28th, 2019 from 1:30 -5:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Street, Pembroke, Featuring Marc Roy and Back Country, County Road 44, and Champion fiddler Robbie Dagenais, accompanied by Kerry Vaillancourt.   Cost:  $15/per person.  All proceeds go to Friends for Life international.  For more information please contact Roger or Fail at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951. Or Ron at 819-689-5440.Z

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS:  On Wednesday March 13th Irish Stew will be served to all our members at noon.   Non members   $5.00 per plate.   Welcome to all!

HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  Will be held on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone Welcome!

RHYTHM & GRACE MUSICAL BY A FAMILY OF SEVEN-( Amazing Violinist):  Will be performing at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Waltham Sunday, March 10th at 2 p.m.  Good will offering only.

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 the three Mulvihill pharmacies, the CNIB ticket outlet at Walmart, O’Grady’s in Eganville and the North Algona/Wilberforce municipal hall. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. 

Knights of Columbus   The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, March 12. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARTY:  Will be held at George’s Regal Beagle on Sunday, March 17thEntertainment by Andrew Jones and Friends.  Home made Irish Stew $8.00.  Everyone Welcome!

Marriage Preparation Program.:The next marriage Preparation program is coming up on March 30 and April 13, 2019 in Pembroke at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Deadline to register is March 23, 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

FALL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  October 4-14, 2019.  $2190 per person, includes all taxes, tow meals per day, double occupancy, 3piece bathroom in each room, five minute walk to St. James Church, services of knowledgeable guide.    Departure from Pearson International Airport, Toronto.  For additional information please contact Patricia Duggan at 613-756-2655 or

GRIEF SUPPORT FOR PEMBROKE AND AREA:  Hosted by Marianhill.  Grief touches family, friends, professional, and volunteer care providers.  Join us to find comfort, validation and the knowledge that you are not alone in your time of grief.  No registration required.  This group meets every second Monday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day on October 14, 2019) at Marianhill, 600 Cecilia Street, Pembroke, On.  For more information please contact Social Care Services at 613-633-4317 or Pastoral Care at 613-633-4316.

Good Catholic Humour

A funeral service is being held in a church for a woman who has just passed away.  At the end of the service, the pallbearers carrying the casket accidentally bump into a wall jarring the casket. They hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find that the women is actually alive.  She lives for 10 more years and then dies.  A ceremony is again held at the same church and at the end the pallbearers are again carrying the casket out. As they are walking, the husband calls out, “Watch out for the wall!”

How do you make holy water?  Boil the hell out of it

 Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:
1) First let me please extend my personal gratitude, as well as that of all our parishioners to Bishop Mulhall for celebrating Ash Wednesday Masses in each of the parishes. We were all honoured by his concern to ensure that each church would have the opportunity to fully begin their Lenten journey.
Many thanks Bishop!
2) We begin a weekend retreat here in the Seminary where I am living for my sabbatical. During these couple of days we participate in a number of prayer activities together while maintain what’s called the ‘Grand Silence’ outside of the
Chapel. I will be offering this time of prayer for all the sick of our parish trusting that God will touch all concerned with his healing and consoling presence.
3) Here’s a bit of what I shared with Bishop Mulhall in my most recent letter to him, keeping him up to date on how things are going for me down here. 
“Life continues to go very well for me down here. I continue with my studies
under the guidance of Dr. Paul Seaton and am spending three hours each day
starting to write for the book I hope to complete after my sabbatical comes to an end. Suffice it to say that I am being fed spiritually, intellectually, and physically
far more than I anticipated when I began it. Being immersed in the wisdom of
greats like Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Aelred has done me a world of good. As I wrote previously, it’s wonderful to be exercising some intellectual muscles
that I haven’t had to strain for quite a few years. There’s no doubt in my mind
that I will return in fine form at the end of my studies here which will be at theend of the 2nd week in May.”
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