Category Archives: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

R.I.P. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan)


DE JONGH, Sheila E. – Peacefully at home on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in her 83rd year. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Barend W. “Bob” DeJongh. Loving mother of David (Ann Marie) DeJongh. Survived by sister Theresa (the late Leonard) Gagnon and sister-in-law Sally (the late Christie) Ryan. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mary Theresa Ryan (nee Kelly), by brothera Enos (the late Alma), Mervin, Wilfred (the late Cecilia) and Christie Ryan, and by sisters Alexina (the late Bob) Cotnam and Alice (the late Leo) Godin. The family will receive friends and relatives at the
Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481
on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. Online Condolences may be left at


Parish Bulletin – February 7, 2016 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Ian Picard

By:   Doreen Paquette & Lloyd Parsons



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

Ash Wednesday Mary & James Labelle

By: The Cahill Family

Wednesday 6:00 PM


Ash Wednesday Pat Ranger

By: Iris & Meril Fleury

Wednesday 7:15 PM


Ash Wednesday Claire Gleason

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Mike & Judy Kelly

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lorney & Ethel Bechamp

By: Rachelle & Gerry Fitzpatrick & Family

Saturday 5:00 PM


1st Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

1st Sunday of Lent Anne Afelskie

By: Mary Carroll & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


1st Sunday of Lent Lois Conroy

By: Sharon & Herbie Fleming

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Chapeau Bernie Hendry Gail, Meril
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Elaine McGuire
Sheen Karen Shea Doris Ranger

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.

Parish   Collection Counter
Sheen $595.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, Feb 15th
St. Joseph $1,251.00  
Chapeau $1,585.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday February 8th

REMINDER: The box for used stamps is still at the back of the church. One thing to remember when cutting them please leave at least ½ inch of paper all around the stamps.

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): are now due for the New Year. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.

BOWLING BASH: February 27, 2016 – Fundraiser to raise funds for the bowling alley. Tickets are available $10 each.   Prizes are 3 $1000. Events include bowling tournament. Register teams with David 689-5508 and Lorraine 689-5062. $75/team. Euchre tournament and chili supper – contact Mariette 689-2448. Dance starts at 8pm. Don’t miss out on a chance to win the prizes. Contact David for tickets.

YOUNG AT HEART CLUB: will be hosting a Pot Luck Dinner for all the members on Wednesday, February 17th at noon. Cards will follow.

PEMBROKE AND AREA PARISHES – SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES:  On Shrove Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, pancakes will be served at lunchtime (11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 68 Renfrew Street and at supper time (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

HOCKEY DAY: Hockey Day in Downey’s Bay, Sheenboro will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. There will be shinny, skating, snowshoeing and a fire to keep you warm. All are welcome! We provide hotdogs and hot chocolate. Despite the erratic weather, our bay is frozen. The fun starts at 1 pm and there is a potluck supper afterwards in the Magill garage. Look for Hockey Day signs on Downey’s Bay and Tapp Road. If you have any questions, please contact Joann McCann at 819-689-2229 or

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3 pm) of chatting, knitting, sewing, painting, book exchange, card playing, board games and anything that’s legal. Once in a while we have tea and cookies. See you there.  Angie at 819-689-2486.

The Upper Pontiac Sports Complex is open for public skating Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 7:50 pm. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children, but free on Fridays when we have a sponsor. Please make an effort to thank and support our generous sponsors and if anyone would like to become a sponsor, call Mark Jennings at 819-689-1096. See you on the ice!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke, on Tuesday, Feb 9th  starting at  5 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  Members are being asked to donate desserts. A special note for members, the regular meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host its annual Lenten Twilight Retreat at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke, on Tuesday, Feb. 23 starting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Father Scott Murray. This event is open to member knights, their families and all parishes.

ADORATION AND PRAYER: The Office of Faith and Formation and the Office Family Life and Youth Ministry invite you to an evening of Adoration and Prayer at St. James the Lesser Parish, Eganville from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on February 26, 2016. All are welcome to this special gathering during the Jubilee of Mercy. Fr. Ken O’Brien will share a talk on the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: There will be a pilgrimage to Poland for the Jubilee of Mercy with Fr. Chris Shalla from October 17-29, 2016 (13 days), visiting Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow and Zakopane. The cost is $3999 per person (double occupancy). For further information and registration, contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley at 613-732-5739.

LENTEN CHOIR CONCERT: All are invited to a (free) Lenten Concert of sacred music by the choir of Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ontario) at St. Hedwig Church in Barry’s Bay on Sunday, February 21 at 3:30 p.m. hosted by Our Lady of the Seat of Wisdom and St. Hedwig Parish.

Bible Study – Lectio: Eucharist-Beginning Feb. 18 & 19Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will host a 10 part study on the Eucharist. Lectio: Eucharist is an incredible opportunity to encounter profoundly the mystery that is at the centre of our faith. The study will be offered twice weekly, so you can choose between either Thursday evenings at 7:30pm or Friday mornings at 9:30am immediately after the respective Masses. Fr. Bill Kenney and Fr. Scott Murray will lead the discussions. Attendance is free. For more information see The content can be accessed with the parish code CYN27A. Please register by emailing

2016 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    are now available for pick up. If you are new to the Parish or if your name is not on any of the boxes, please feel free to take a blank box and put your name and address on your first couple of envelopes so we can enter it into the system. Thank you so much.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) In today’s readings, we hear Jesus calling some of the first apostles to join him in proclaiming the good news of the Gospel. This is an invitation we all received by virtue of our baptism. So, who have you shared the good news with lately?

2) Lent begins this week with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. Wednesday is to be a day of fasting (total amount of food for day to equal one meal) and abstinence (we don’t eat meat) for everyone between the ages of 8 yrs old to 65 yrs. This communal act of penance is a sign that we acknowledge our sins as a community.

3) The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated each Friday during Lent at 7 pm. This week they will be celebrated in the St. Joseph’s Church. Next Friday they will be celebrated in the Chapeau sacristy.


A chance to honor one of our former Chapeau pastors… Msgr. Doug Bridge on the occasion of his 50th anniversary this month!

In all the years that I have served here on Allumettes Island, I have never heard anyone offer anything but the highest of praise and compliments for Fr. Douglas Bridge, the priest who followed in Msgr. D.J. Harrington’s shoes as parish priest of Chapeau, Waltham, Nichabeau, and Desjardinsville. That is an amazing accomplishment for any priest… but even more so when that priest follows in the footsteps who was as revered and long serving as Msgr. D.J.

Now a Monseigneur in his own right, Fr. Bridge is celebrating his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on May 17th, 2015 at the 9 am. mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke. We are all invited to come and celebrate with him at that mass, which is to be followed with a social in the Lourdes Parish Hall.

Lourdes parish is also putting together a tribute book to be filled with remembrances and best wishes from people he has served so well over these past five decades. If you would want participate in this project, you can do it in the following ways:

1) There are pages available at the entrances to the Chapeau Church which you can use to create a ‘family page’ to be included in this book. You will find ample space to gather signatures and messages of congratulations as well as a spot to share a photo with him of your family, perhaps taken back when he was your pastor or as you look today. All these pages must arrive at Lourdes parish no later than May 10th or 11th. You can send a digital copy of your page to or you can drop it off at the Lourdes parish office.

2) You can send us an email requesting a digital copy of the page from here at our parish office (  or and once completed, send it along to Fr. Kenney at

3) You can pick up a hard copy at our parish office (Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm)

4) You can just sign the pages we will post for your signature in the Chapeau Church and we will send it in with various photos of the Chapeau Church.

No matter how you choose to participate in this tribute book initiative, I sincerely hope as your current parish priest that you will make the effort to participate his anniversary mass at 9 am. on May 17th in Pembroke and let him know how important he has been in the life of our Allumettes Island parishes and in the lives of their members.