Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
By: Peter Smith
|Ash Wednesday||Donald Retty
By: Donat & Doris Ranger
|Ash Wednesday||Merrill Allard
By: Leonard & Atje Duff
|Ash Wednesday||Michael Dunn
By: Danny & Judy Isabelle
By: Paul & Sue Kelly
By: Jim Cook
By: Jim & Maureen Gallagher
By: Teresa Downey & Family
|Missa Pro Populo|
By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L
By: Pat & Verna Mercier & Family
|Sheenboro||$ 927.00 Toonie $ 77.30||Janet Retty, Monday, Feb. 24th|
|St. Joseph||$ 898.00 Toonie $ 112.40||Sharon Gribbon, Monday, March 2nd|
|Chapeau||$1,319.00 Toonie $ 170.55|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Lisa Lariviere, Jimmy Gallagher, 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, Charlie Conway, and Judy Sullivan.
|Sheenboro||Sandra Brennan||Doris, Marie-Paule|
|St. Joseph||Andre Bouchard||Margaret, Rita|
|Chapeau||Helen Nephin||Gail, Nicole|
St. Alphonsus C.W.L:
1) Thank you to all C.W.L. members who have already sent in their membership ($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.
2) St. Alphonsus C.W.L and the Coady Institute thanks everyone who attended and/or gave donations of money, food and prizes for last Sunday’s card party
3) C.W.L. will meet at Joan Sallafranque’s on Monday, February 24th at 1:30 p.m. Members are welcome.
Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast: Will be held this Sunday, February 23rd at Harrington Community Centre. Adults: $6.00 and Children $4.00
The lesson we have to learn from today’s gospel hardly needs any emphasizing. We must, if we are truly Christian, forgive those who offend or injure us. We must love all people, whether they be friends or enemies. G. K. Chesterton says: “We are commanded to love our neighbours and our enemies; they are generally the same people.” This is very true for all of us. It is very easy for me to love (in a theoretical way) all Japanese, Chinese, Russians and most Europeans–they never come in contact with me and never tread on my corns. But it is my neighbours, those among whom I live and work, who are liable to injure me and thus become my enemies.
Charity begins at home because it is here that it can and should be learned and practiced. It is first and foremost necessary for Christian peace in the home. Husband and wife must learn to understand and tolerate each other’s imperfections and faults. If one offends in what the other would regard as something serious, the offended one should not demand an apology but should show forgiveness before the other has humbly to apologize. No two persons in the world, not even identical twins, can agree on all things, so it is vain and unrealistic to expect even one’s married partner to agree with one in all points. Christian charity alone can cover the multitude of faults of both partners.
Next Children’s Catechism Class will be held on Sunday, March 1st. Classes begin at 9:15 a.m. Thank you.
2019 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS: Your 2019 income tax receipts are ready and available at the back of the churches this weekend. If by chance your receipt is not there. Please call the office (689-5757or 689-5232) and we will issue you one. Thank you.
Knights of Columbus – Council 1531:
1) Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Supper Feb, 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. It starts at 5 p.m. and is open to everyone.
2) Tickets are now on sale for the annual Irish play, sponsored by Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus. Dates this year are March 8 and 15 starting at 1:30 p.m. and March 13 and 16 starting at 7:30 p.m. All shows will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. Tickets are available at all Mulvihill pharmacies in Pembroke, the CNIB outlet at Wal Mart in Pembroke and O’Grady’s Flowers and Gifts in Eganville. Tickets are $15 in advance at $18 at the door.
The Chapeau Agricultural Society will hold its annual general meeting at the Harrington Community Center on February 27th, 2020 at 7pm. As we are spearheading a project to build a farmers market (to replace the old barn) and redesigning the community garden, we welcome new people to join our board. If you are interested and need more information, please contact Gene O’Brien 819-689-2410 or Edith Lair at 819-689-2950
Marriage Preparation Program: The next marriage Preparation program is coming up on March 7 &March 28, 2020, in Renfrew at St. Francis Xavier parish. The deadline to register is February 28, 2020. Registration is available online at http://www.pembrokediocese.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fr. Tim Notes:|
|1) This Wednesday marks the start of the Season of Lent. Masses will be celebrated in each of the churches. Since they will happen in all three parts of the day, please attend the one that best suits your schedule.
2) The Parish financial statements for 2019 will soon be published and made available. You will be able to either take a copy home as hard copies will be placed at the entrances of each church and they will be posted online on the parish blog as well. They are currently being reviewed by the bookkeeper we use to ensure their accuracy. Once they are out, please feel free to approach me for answers if you have any questions or concerns. If I cannot answer you right away, I will search out the answers and get back to you asap. Again, I thank each and every one of you for your generous ongoing support of all three of our parish communities.
3) Speaking of the parish blog, when was the last time you checked it out? I continue to post articles of interest on it to help everyone grow in their faith and knowledge about how to live out our Catholic faith. The parish bulletin is also published each week, usually on Fridays on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter. As more and more people are accessing this digital version of the bulletin, we are able to slowly reduce the numbers of hard copies we need to print out. This provides us with another opportunity to reduce our expenses as we can realize some significant savings in paper and photocopying charges. The web address for the blog is www.uppontiacparishes.wordpress.com.
4) The readings this weekend present quite the challenge to all of us to be ‘perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect’. No pressure there, eh? While it may seem impossible for anyone to live life perfectly in God’s eyes, it is a worthwhile goal to strive to attain if we desire to share eternal life with him. Just remember that God also provides us with the aid and grace to deal with any failures on our part through the Sacrament of Confession. To that end, I am always in the St. Joseph’s Church during the Adoration Holy Hours on Thursday and Friday and am available to hear confessions throughout the hour. All you need to do is sit near the confessional and I will slip in to offer that sacrament to anyone who desires it. I am also available to hear confessions before all of the weekend Masses as well. So, fear not if you find you sometimes fall short of perfection. There are always ways for us to make up for our failures… and thank God for that!