Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|For favour received
By: Lois Ranger
|For the Demers-St.Cyr Family
By: Nicole & Lorenzo Bertrand
By: Paul & Sue Kelly
By: Genevieve Bresseau
|Missa Pro Populo|
By: Helen Fitzpatrick
The Deceased Parents of Lois & Jimmy Tierney
By: The Tierney Family
By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L
By: Rene St. Jean et Famille
|Sheenboro||Kaleigh Gleason||Jerry Muldoon, Doris|
|St. Joseph||Carol Price||Elaine, Paul|
|Chapeau||André Chartrand||André, Meril|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Stephen Ballard, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Lorenzo Fleury.
|Sheenboro||$ 596.00 ( Toonie) $ 94.00||Angie Retty, Monday, December 2nd|
|St. Joseph||$1163.20 (Toonie) $ 187.30||Sharon Gribbon, Monday, November 25th|
|Chapeau||$1774.55 (Toonie) $ 156.45|
St. Alphonsus Parish: Would envelope users #63, #103, #111, and #117 kindly put their name and address on the envelope or in the envelope so we can enter your name in the system. Thank you.
St. Alphonsus C.W.L: Thank You once again to all the vendors, shoppers, luncheon patrons and volunteers who made everything come together for another successful Craft Sale and luncheon. Bert Collin was the lucky winner of the 50/50 which was $131.
Don’t forget the CWL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 10th (7:00 p.m.) at Harrington Community Centre. You are more than welcome to join us for a few games and music. Anyone attending is asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share. The “Money Tree” donations will go to the Bouffe Pontiac” this year. Do join us and bring a friend.
Attention Seniors: The Young at Heart Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. Roast Beef by Cheryl Smith $22.00 per person. B.Y.O.B.
Thank you: from the family of the late Michael Allard- We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all that offered kind calls prayers messages and support. Special thanks to the wonderful women who provided the meal. We are blessed to be part of such a caring and supportive and generous community.
FATHER TIM’S CHRISTMAS COOKIE ELVES: are gearing up for another festive season. If you know someone who’d enjoy a visit from a Christmas Cookie Elf, please let Pauline know by calling the Parish Office and we will add them to our recipient’s list. If you would like to be a cookie-baking elf, please call Bernie at 819-689-5223. According to the new rules, cookies must not contain any nuts, coconut, or peanut butter. Good luck & Happy baking. Cookies will be needed on the 10th of December at 2 p.m. at the church. Thanks so much for all your help!
St. Alphonsus Children’s Christmas Pageant and Choir: It’s that time of the year again! Our Children’s Christmas Pageant will take place during our 7 pm Christmas Eve Mass at St. Alphonsus Church. We are looking for angels, kings and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We would also love to welcome older participants to join our choir that will lead our mass and pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas Hymns. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please join us for our first practice on December 1st at 11:30 a.m. or call Helen Chartrand at 613-312-9249 to sign-up. Thank you! Practice dates: December 8th, 15th and 22nd.
***Flu shots: Monday, November 25th from 1 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at Harrington Hall in Chapeau.
Knights of Columbus: The annual mass to honour deceased third and fourth-degree members of the Knights of Columbus will be on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pembroke. Mass starts at 7 p.m. Member, their spouses and the parishes are invited.
Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will hold its Christmas dinner for members on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Social hour starts at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30 p.m. There will be a gift exchange with gifts not to exceed $10. Donations to the food banks are encouraged. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or at Town and Country in downtown Pembroke. Memberships for the upcoming year will also be available.
Bishop Thomas Dowd, auxiliary bishop of Montreal, has accepted to offer a parish mission in our churches next year (2020). Keep an eye out for an announcement in December for the dates and try to keep some space in your schedule to participate.
Christmas Gift Suggestion! Copies of the publication Holy Hockey: The Story of Canada’s Flying Fathers are available at the Cathedral Rectory. Special Christmas price: $20 per copy (tax included). Telephone 613 732-8513. All proceeds donated to charity.
|Fr. Tim Notes:|
|1) We begin a new video series this week as part of our Adult Catechism program in both Chapeau and St. Joseph’s entitled ‘Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession.‘ This series contains five videos, each approximately 30 minutes long, and helps Catholics grow in their understanding of how and why we need this life-giving gift of God’s forgiveness so that we can live at peace with him and with each other. The videos in St. Joseph’s are on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm and again in Chapeau on Wednesday mornings after the 10 am Mass. I look forward to seeing you there.
2) Next week marks the beginning of Advent. It’s also the time we bring our Eucharistic Adoration program entirely up to speed with its start in St. Joseph’s Parish where adoration will be from 7pm to 8 pm on Thursday and Friday evening. While we have a full complement of volunteers in both Sheenboro and Chapeau, we are always in need of a few more folk for all three parishes. If you are available and interested in being an adorer, please either let me know or call Michael Mainville at 819-689-2681. Thank you.
3) This weekend we celebrate the great feast of Christ the King. Catherine de Heuck Doherty wrote that it is within the privacy of our souls that we encounter Christ daily. She says that there are only two articles of furniture within that intimate space: a throne and a cross, and that Jesus allows us to pick which we are willing to sit upon. If we insist upon sitting on the throne, then we condemn Christ to always remain on the cross. However, if we are willing to take up the cross in our daily lives, then we permit Jesus to rule within us from the throne. So… where does Jesus sit in your soul?
4) Regarding the children’s catechism program: If your child still has not picked up their required workbooks for their class you can obtain it from Pauline at the Parish office during office hours. As it has been, the cost remains $10.00. Also, if your child has not yet been registered or didn’t attend the first session last weekend, they can still participate if they obtain their workbook and attend the next class on the first Sunday in December. REMEMBER – Mass attendance is a REQUIRED component of the program and children must get their attendance sheet signed after Mass in the sacristy. The next Catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 1st at 9:15 a.m. at D.W.K.S. Thank you!
5) Regarding the parking issue in Sheenboro, the town has removed the ‘No Parking’ signs from our parking lot. This excludes, for now, the danger of anyone receiving a parking ticket for parking on the Hall side of the lot. HOWEVER, the firetruck must always have unimpeded access to the new water reservoir, which was installed behind the Municipal Offices last summer. PLEASE ensure that there remains sufficient space between those who parallel park on the East side of the lot from those who park perpendicular to the Church on the West so that the fire truck can get in and out without delay.