Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
By: Kempton Smith
By: Sally & Paul Romain
By: Paul & Susan Kelly
By: Clarence & Annie Gaudette
|Funeral Mass of Céline (Giguère) Dupuis|
By: Janet & Frank Retty
John (Jack) Jennings
By: Teresa Downey & Family
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Alphire (Freckles) & Zita Demers
By: Gerard Demers
By: Lois Ranger & Family
|Sheenboro||$ 347.00 Toonie $ 61.15||Angie Retty Monday, January 20th|
|St. Joseph||$1,345.00 (Dec. 22) Toonie $ 500.65
$ 620.00 (Jan. 1)
$ 1,330.00(Jan. 5)
|Chapeau||$3429.00 (Dec. 22) Toonie $1,025.45
$1,792.00 (Dec. 29)
$1, 045.00 (Jan. 1)
$2,005.00 (Jan. 5)
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dan Kelly, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Kim Warren, Paul Dennie, and Judy Sullivan.
C.W.L Membership Fees ($20.00) will be due early in January. An envelope is provided in your box or a regular one marked “C.W.L Fees” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.
Harrington Community Centre Hall Committee– Annual General Meeting: Will be held at Harrington Community Centre on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome.
Knights of Columbus – Council 1531 Will host Garry Engler, spiritual care co-ordinator for the Pembroke Regional Hospital, l on Jan 28. This event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue starting at 7 p.m. and is open to members of the Knights of Columbus, their families, parishes and the community.
Allumette Island 4-H Club: Registration will take place on Wednesday, January 29th at St. Joseph Hall at 6:00 p.m. Ages 7 to 15 are welcome. Cost $30 per child annually. Bi-Weekly meetings will follow. Phone Elizabeth Kelly for more info. 819-689-5576.
Young at Heart News: We are all invited to a Lumber Jack Supper at the Spruce Home in Fort-Coulonge on Friday, January 31st at 5:30 p.m. $30 per person with free Transportation. You don’t have to be a member. If interested call Jerome at 689-2208 before January 24th. P.S. This is a reminder for the people who did not yet renew their membership for 2019/2020…. please do so.
|John the Baptist’s mission was to help the people of Israel get ready to recognize and receive Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah.
God equipped John for this mission by letting him see the Holy Spirit come down upon Christ when Jesus was baptized – a significant vision.
· Centuries before, with Israel’s unfaithfulness to Yahweh and the destruction of the First Temple, the prophet Ezekiel had actually seen the presence of God, the glory of God, leaving the Temple.
· With John the Baptist, the last in the long line of prophets, that divine presence finally comes back.
· He sees the visible presence of God return to Israel as the Holy Spirit descends upon Christ in the form of a dove.
· The Old Covenant, based on the law, had not been strong enough to re-establish full communion between God and man.
· But in Christ, a New Covenant has been established, and that communion has come to stay.
When Christians are baptized, they enter into that communion.
· We are anointed with the oil of chrism, which symbolizes the coming of that same Holy Spirit into our souls, just as it came upon Christ at his baptism.
· And at confirmation, a second anointing with that same chrism is the instrument of the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit, just as it came to the Apostles at Pentecost.
· In the Old Covenant, the physical Temple had been filled with God’s presence and glory.
· In the New Covenant, the age of the Church, every Christian has become, in Christ, a Temple of God’s presence on earth.
And that is why every Christian has the same fundamental vocation – to become holy, to shape our lives in accordance with the Holy Spirit who dwells in our hearts.
This is exactly what St Paul means when he writes to the Corinthians, “you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy.”
|Sheenboro||Francis Downey||Doris, Marie-Paule|
|St. Joseph||Sam McGuire||Rita, Elaine|
|Chapeau||Monique Fleury||Mariette, André|
|Fr. Tim Notes:|
|1) Last weekend’s snowstorm resulted in the cancellation of both the Sunday Masses and the Catechism classes. The latter will soon be rescheduled, and we will announce the date here in the bulletin and online through Facebook and the parish website once it is arranged with the school and the catechist-teachers.
2) We are still looking for volunteers who would be willing to participate in our Eucharistic Adoration program. The need is most significant right now in St. Joseph’s, where the Eucharist is exposed on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 to 8 pm. Please call either Mike Mainville (819-689-2681) or Fr. Tim if you are willing to help out. Why not come out and spend a quiet hour of prayer before Christ for the intercession of your loved ones, living or dead?
3) GREAT NEWS! Bishop Thomas Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, has agreed to come and offer a Parish Mission from May 2nd to the 6th. The theme of the Mission will be ‘Who is God?’ Mark your calendars now to reserve those dates to come and listen to this dynamic and excellent speaker.
4) This coming Saturday we will be celebrating the funeral Mass for Celine Dupuis, wife of Gil Dupuis in St. Alphonsus Church at 11 am.
5) We offer our sympathy and prayers to the family of Marie Mercier Robinson who passed away this week in Orangeville in her 74th year. She was the mother of Sheila and Brian. Dear sister of Helen Donlan, Bessie Brisard, Frances Fleming, Pat Mercier, Noella Wilson, and Theresa Cashman.
6) I will be away from the parish from January 29th through to February 5th for my annual retreat. I’ll be driving down to Baltimore once again to make it at St. Mary’s Seminary, the place I attended last year for my sabbatical. Be assured of my prayers as I ask for yours as well, both for a fruitful retreat and safe travels.
7) Want a poinsettia plant? Feel free to take one or two home from any of the churches this weekend. Those that remain will be consigned to dump.