Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 26, 2020

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau   No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 a.m.

  Denis, Marie, & Marcel Drapeau

By:  The Family

Grace Allard

By:  Sally & Paul Romain

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 a.m.

  No Mass
Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 a.m.

  No Mass
Friday St. Joseph

10:00 a.m.

  No Mass
Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 p.m.

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 a.m.

  Merrill Allard

By:  Peter McCann

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 a.m.

  Aurel Chaput

By:  Madeleine Chaput

Eunice Meilleur

By:  St. Alphonsus C.W.L

 

Parish Collection                      Counter
Sheenboro $   597.00                     Toonie  $ 77.20  
St. Joseph $1,110.00                    Toonie  $ 61.10 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, January 27th
Chapeau $2,133.00                    Toonie $182.90 Suzanne Lapierre Monday, February 3rd

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.

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Marie-Paule, Peter
St. Joseph Andre Bouchard Elaine, Paul
Chapeau Danielle Allard Meril, Peter

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.

Children’s Catechism Class:  The next Children’s Catechism Class will be held next Sunday, February 2nd at 9:00 a.m. at D.W.K. S.

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.

Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast:  Will be held on Sunday, January 26th at Harrington Community Centre.  Adults:  $6.00 and Children $4.00

What did the call of Jesus bring in today’s gospel? A joy and happiness that became real in Jesus’ presence. He is the promised light that has come into our midst, His physical presence that expresses the definitive arrival of the Light. The light that shines brightly marks God’s initiative performing His first merciful and free step towards a wounded humanity.

This dynamic is expressed through Jesus’ call of the first Apostles. He chooses them with an unequivocal call, ‘Follow Me’. Faced with God’s sudden interruption in their lives He invited them to abandon their nets and trust themselves totally to the Lord for a new ‘catch’, a new definitive horizon. At the Last Supper, the end of His earthly life, Jesus reminds His disciples ‘you did not choose me, no, I chose you’ (Jn 15:16).

This Sunday’s Gospel invites us to remember that our personal vocation is founded on God’s original and absolutely free choice. His invitation towards us, therefore, is an invitation to make a final decision to let Him conquer or re-conquer us to mark a turning point in our lives.

Let us ask the Lord, for us and the whole Church, for the gift of a true conversion of our hearts enabling us to receive Christ as the only Light to follow. Christ is the only one that really dispels the darkness within and around us.

Tuesday Social Club: we are asking for new and gently used adult t-shirts to be made into boy’s shorts. These are then sent to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) warehouse in Winnipeg through Smitty’s Home Hardware free of charge. CLWR then sends them to missions all over the world. We are always happy to welcome new guests for a cup of tea and a chat. We meet from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesdays at Harrington Community Centre.

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.

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.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Due to my leaving on retreat this week, the Eucharistic Adoration in St. Joseph’s will be cancelled this coming week. It will continue as per usual in Sheenboro on Saturday morning and during the day in Chapeau on Tuesday and Wednesday. The video classes are also cancelled for the next two weeks.

2) Speaking of the video classes, we’re about to start a series teaching us about the Blessed Virgin Mary. She has such a prominent role in our faith but many people know so little about her. These classes will be a great opportunity to grow in both our knowledge and faith in her. They will start on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s and Wednesday, February 12th at 10:20 am in Chapeau.

3) Want to learn more about the faith but can’t make it to our various classes? If you have access to a computer you can surf the web for some excellent material. The difficulty in this method though is that there is a great deal that either masquerade as authentic teaching or deliberately misrepresents it to lead people away. To help you out, I’ll start posting both in the bulletin and on our parish website (https://uppontiacparishes.com/) various sites and suggestions that are worth search out. For example, want to know how to read the Bible ‘sensibly’? Then check out John Bergsma’s presentation on the subject. It can be found at https://vimeo.com/90537121.

4) Many thanks to Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick for stepping in to replace me next weekend. He will also cover any other pastoral needs that pop-up in my absence. We are very fortunate to have his help and support here in our parishes given how few in number we active priests are these days. How about making a point of expressing your appreciation of his services when you see him before or after Mass? A heartfelt ‘thank you’ is always a pleasant gift for the soul, both for the giver and the receiver!

5) We’re still trying to come up with a date for the make-up catechism class that was lost due to the recent storm two weeks ago. Hopefully, it will be on Sunday, February 16th, but we still need to confirm the availability of the DWKS for that weekend. Watch here, on the parish blog, and on Facebook for confirmation asap.

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