Parish Bulletin – 2nd Sunday in Lent – 17 March 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
St. Joseph 7:00 P.M.
Stations of the Cross
Saturday Sheenboro 4:00 P.M.
Vincent, Annu & Glenn Lapierre
By: Nancy&Larry Gleason&Family
Emmett&Myrtle Sullivan &
deceased familymembers
By:  Betty Morris & Family
Sunday St. Joseph 9:00 A.M   MissaProPopulo
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 A.M.
Mike&Françoise Keon
By:  Mado &
Bernice Battis
By:  Henry&Joan Sallafranque
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Carol Price Rita, Elaine
Chapeau André
André, Gail

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 $555.00  Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, March 25th
St. Joseph $985.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, March 18th 
Chapeau $1203.00

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.

Marianhill sent their message of thanks to St. Alphonsus CWL for sponsoring the March birthday party and to Maureen and the Island Girls for the entertainment.  The residents thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Our thanks to the St. Alphonsus CWL for their much appreciated donation of $1500.00 to help with our fuel costs this winter.

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.

THANK YOU:  The family of Paul Keon offer our heartfelt gratitude for all the acts of kindness and sympathy extended to us. The food, donations, cards, visits, prayers, kind words spoken, and support given are greatly appreciated. Thank you to Father Fitzpatrick, the choir, Pauline Lepine, Merill Fleury & Michael Mainville for the beautiful mass, the pall bearers, and to George and Erla Picard for hosting the gathering of family and friends after the funeral. Paul was a kind and gentle person who will be missed.            The Keon Family

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:  Will be having a Pancake, bean and sausage breakfast on Sunday, March 31st.  Everyone Welcome.

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

There will be four performances of the annual Irish Play this year. March 17 at 1:30 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. 

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

6th ANNUAL BLUE GRASS SUNDAYApril 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 Gail at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951. Or Ron at 819-689-5440.

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

At St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Toronto , they have weekly husband’s marriage seminars.

At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.

Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, “Wella, I’va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!”

The priest responded, “Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?”

Giuseppe proudly replied, ” I gonna go pick her up.”

 Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:

1) I hear that you are still suffering through lots of snow and cold up there. I feel your pain. It’s not quite summer-like conditions down here but at least the snow, what there was of it, is gone and the grass is starting to green up. I noticed a few flocks of Canada Geese making their way north so don’t give up hope that Spring will kick in soon.

2) Please remember to keep Fr. Réal Ouellette (Fort Coulonge) in your prayers. He leaves this week for a term out Southdown, a religious treatment centre, to help him deal with a depression that’s knocked him off his feet. Fr. Réal is the pastor of FIVE parishes in the Pontiac as well as being the Diocesan representative tasked with dealing with the Quebec government. The workload and stress he’s been under has been immense. He could use all the grace we can win for him during his time of treatment. Fr. Justin Bertrand will be handling affairs in Fr. Réal’s absence with the assistance of some of our retired priests.

3) Thank you to Fr. Tanguay and Fr. Tom for continuing to replace me in March. Fr. Tom will start as my sole replacement for April and the first two weeks of May. I’ll be back in the pulpit starting on the Victoria Day long-weekend. Please pray that the snow is gone before I return!

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