R.I.P. Catherine Mary Lapierre

Obituary for Catherine Mary Lapierre

LAPIERRE, Catherine Mary – Peacefully at Miramichi Lodge on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 in her 62nd year. Cathy Lapierre of Pembroke, daughter of Edirene Lapierre (nee Bell) and the late Larry “Bud” Lapierre. Dear sister of Barb Adams and Bev Thomas. Caring aunt of Miranda Arbeau, Natalie Thomas and John Adams. Caring great aunt Kim and Sarah Arbeau, and Sarah Adams. Sadly missed by many aunts and uncles. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Miramichi Lodge Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke. Online Condolences may be left at http://www.nevillefuneralhome.ca
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R.I.P. Marion Jessup Regimbal

 

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Marion Jessup Regimbal

 

Peacefully in Marianhill, Pembroke, Ontario on February 5, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Marion Louise Jessup, daughter of the late Clifford Jessup and Elma Kargus. Beloved mother of Joey Deschamps (Christine Rathier), Joyce Deschamps (George Dibbley) and Rhonda Regimbal (Shannon Thornhill).
Step-Mother to Donna, Dianne and the late Dave and Danny Moriarity.  Grandmother to Mandy, Crystal, Leeann, Cory, Ciara, Shyla, Alexus and Phillipe and great grandmother to Dorian, Garret, Ashton, Jayden, Angel, Regan, Tyson, Leah and Cruz.  Sister of Carson Jessup (late Sandra Brohart), late Donald Jessup (Meleda Hass), and the late Verdeen Jessup.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Friday, February 12 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.  http://www.hayesfuneralhome.ca

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
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Ian Picard

By:   Doreen Paquette & Lloyd Parsons

Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

St. Joseph

Ash Wednesday Mary & James Labelle

By: The Cahill Family

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Chapeau

Ash Wednesday Pat Ranger

By: Iris & Meril Fleury

Wednesday 7:15 PM

Sheenboro

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

Sheenboro

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

Chapeau

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 jpmccann@rogers.com.

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 dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

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 formed.org. The content can be accessed with the parish code CYN27A. Please register by emailing lourdesbibles@gmail.com.

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.

 

Parish Bulletin – January 31, 2016 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Katie Phelan

By:   Henry & Joan Sallafranque

Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Pat Ranger

By: Iris & Meril Fleury

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Linda McLaren

By: Linus Sullivan

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Ruth Allard

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Margaret Maloney

By: Betty Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Pat Ranger

By: Pat & Verna Mercier

Therese Demers

By: St. Alphonsus CWL

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Janie
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
Sheen Donald Retty Peter Gleason

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 $590.00  
St. Joseph $1,188.00  
Chapeau $1,514.00 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.

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.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class will be held on February 7th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

NOTIFICATION OF THE DIOCESES OF PEMBROKE: On January 6, 2016, the Diocese of Pembroke received from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a decree dated December 4, 2015 conveying and executing the decision of the Holy See, in which Robert Borne of the Dioceses of Pembroke has been dismissed from the clerical state and dispensed from all priestly obligations. The decree indicated that there is no appeal of this decision. This Notification is being issued so that the faithful may have clarity regarding the canonical status of Robert Borne. With the publication of this sand and necessary decision, it is asked that the Holy Father and all concerned by remembered in prayer.

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): will be due early in 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.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:   will be having a pancake breakfast this Sunday, January 31st at Harrington Community Centre from 8 until 12 noon.

RÉSIDENCE MEILLEUR DU HAUT PONTIAC – The public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the seniors residence which will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 4:30pm at the Municipal Office, 75 rue Notre Dame, Chapeau. Le public est invité à assister à l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la résidence pour personnes agées le mercredi 3 février à 16:30h au bureau municipale, 75 rue Notre-Dame, Chapeau.

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.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank our relatives and friends who took time out to support us at the time of Anne’s passing. Your cards, prayers, visits & donations were greatly appreciated. Your kindness will never be forgotten.       Gerry & Rachelle Fitzpatrick & Family

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3pm) 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. So far this year we’ve had free skating thanks to Lepine’s Garage, Investors Group, Chapeau and District Lions Club, Gerard Labelle CPA, The Sunstrum family and SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick. For the start of the 2016 season, Jan 29th Tony Donnelly-Royal Lepage. 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 9 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.

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 formed.org. The content can be accessed with the parish code CYN27A. Please register by emailing lourdesbibles@gmail.com.

CATHOLIC HUMOURWHERE DO WE SEND THE BILL?

The store clerk called an ambulance, when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital. A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen. She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment. “Do you have health insurance?” she asked. He replied in a raspy voice, “No health insurance.”The nun asked, “Do you have money in the bank?” He replied, “No money in the bank.” Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?” asked the irritated nun. He said, “I only have a spinster sister, and she is a nun.”The nun became agitated and announced loudly, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God.”

The patient replied, “Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) I hate colds. This one has been a reminder of just how much I hate them. My thanks to Fr. Bill Kenney for filling in for me at Sheenboro last Saturday. Please say a short prayer on my behalf that I will eventually shake myself free of this latest virus.

2) You will see elsewhere in the bulletin the notification that Robert Borne has been dismissed from the clerical state (defrocked) in the wake of his recent convictions of sexual abuse involving minors. Bishop Mulhall wrote a letter to the priests which accompanied this notice that included the following text, words which place his removal in its proper perspective:

“With this action, the Church has not denied Robert Borne something that is his right or that he deserves. On the contrary, by this decision Robert Borne will no longer be able to exercise a great gift which had been given to him by Christ through the Church. This gift was intended for the service of God and his people. The exercise of this gift has been taken away from him for the remainder of his life. Nor does this act in any way jeopardize his ability to receive the graces of the sacraments of the Church for his own salvation. The penalty imposed is the loss of a faculty to exercise a precious gift.”

3) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Roy Jenson brother in law of Jerome, Paul, Pascal & Henry Sallafranque & Pauline Belland and Families.

Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 24, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By:   Mado & Family

Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Pat Ranger

By: Iris & Meril Fleury

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jacqueline Lepine

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Helen Hynes

By: Paul & Sue Kelly

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Souls in Purgatory

By: Loretta Reid

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Dillon, Robert, & Nancy Godin

By: Betty Godin & Family

Holy Spirit for peace & light

By: A Parishioner

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Joan
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Margaret Tallon
Sheen Patty Hansen Mary Edwards

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

Parish   Collection Counter
Sheen $465.00  
St. Joseph $1,210.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, January 25th
Chapeau $1,772.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday February 1st

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.

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.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class will be help on February 7th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): will be due early in 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.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:   will be having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 31st at Harrington Community Centre from 8 until 12 noon.

SOCIAL CLUB: The Tuesday Social Club has begun for 2016. We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3) 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. So far this year we’ve had free skating thanks to Lepine’s Garage, Investors Group, Chapeau and District Lions Club, Gerard Labelle CPA, The Sunstrum family and SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick. For the start of the 2016 season, Jan 8th was sponsored by the Upper Pontiac Soccer Club, Jan 15th SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick, Jan 22 DC Bar & Grill, and Jan 29th Tony Donnelly-Royal Lepage. 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: On Tuesday, Jan. 26 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 will host a session called ‘The Poorest of the Poor’. Speakers will be from Friends of the Poor. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. and is open to all members, their families, the parishes and the community.

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 formed.org. The content can be accessed with the parish code CYN27A. Please register by emailing lourdesbiblestudy@gmail.com.

A little Sunday humour:

 The Pastor woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf. So…. he told the associate pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to preach for him that day. As soon as the associate pastor left the room, the Pastor headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his church.

Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church! At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from heaven and exclaimed,

“You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?” The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.”Just then he hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. IT WAS A 435 YARD HOLE IN ONE! Saint Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked,

“Why did you let him do that?”The Lord smiled and replied,

“Who’s he going to tell?”

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) I had a wonderful two days visiting with friends, although I have returned with a wicked head cold. Such are the joys of spending time with a family who have three kids in school. One of them always has the latest germ or virus in their system to pass along to others!

2) The Gospel this weekend introduces us to a character named Theophilos, the person for whom the evangelist Luke wrote his Gospel as well as the Acts of the Apostles so that he might learn about Jesus as Messiah. What do you think you could do this week to introduce someone in your social circles to Christ?

3) Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide – Campaign for signatures: Last October, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the CCCB launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide on Parliament Hill in the presence of members of the CCCB, Rabbi Reuven Bulka, and Imam Samy Metwally. Those responsible for the Declaration are now seeking signatures of members of these faith groups and other members of various mainline 

Protestant Churches from across the country. Signatures are made on line. The Declaration and the signatory option can be accessed at the following links:

English – http://www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca/sign-the-declaration

Français – http://www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca/fr-signer-la-declaration/

The hope is that this declaration can be used as evidence of the numerous and diverse groups of Canadians who do not support physician-assisted suicide.

4) R.I.P. HEARTY, Christian Xavier – At his home in Ottawa in his 13th year. He is the son of Rachel Hearty and Michael Jolicoeur. He is survived by his parents, his brothers Marcelo and Danilo Blanco, his grandmother Cynthia Hearty, great-grandmother Lucille Hearty, his grandparents Linda Jolicoeur and Michael Boisvert and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. He will be sadly missed by his great-grand uncle Gerard Venasse. Christian was a special needs child and brightened the lives of all who knew him. He will be in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place, Interment in the spring

Christian Xavier Hearty – Obituaries – Pembroke, ON – Your Life Moments

HEARTY, Christian Xavier – At his home in Ottawa in his 13th year. He is the son of Rachel Hearty and Michael Jolicouer. He is survived by his parents, his brothers Marcelo and Danilo Blanco, his grandmother Cynthia Hearty, great-grandmother Lucille Hearty, his grandparents Linda Jolicouer and Michael Boisvert and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. He will be sadly missed by his great-grand uncle Gerard Venasse. Christian was a special needs child and brightened the lives of all who knew him. He will be in our hearts forever. Cremation has taken place, Interment in the spring

 

Source: Christian Xavier Hearty – Obituaries – Pembroke, ON – Your Life Moments

Parish Bulletin: Sunday January 17, 2016 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  No Mass
Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  No Mass
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary & James Labelle

By: Cahill Family

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Helen Hynes

By: Heather Lapierre

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Ernie Fox

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Molly Kennedy Montgomery & Denis Montgomery

By: Courtney Jennings Bertrand

Jackie & Francis Lepine

By: Alvin Lepine

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Julia Dyke Gail, Meril
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Paul Morris
Sheen Karen Shea Doris Ranger

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

Parish   Collection Counter
Sheen $495.00  
St. Joseph $1074.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick Monday, January 25th
Chapeau $1760.00 Anne Gagnon Monday, January 18th

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: new schedules are available in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: Thank you to everyone who attended and/or supported our card party last Sunday. Our Peruvian child, Jésus, will be happy to have another year in school.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism class will be help on February 7th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): will be due early in 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.

THANK YOU: Alvin would like to say Thank you to everyone one for your prayers, phone calls and visits, it was gratefully appreciated thank you so much. Also a special thanks for Fr. Moyle for giving me such a warm welcome back home.     Alvin Lepine

 CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:   will be having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 31st at Harrington Community Centre from 8 until 12 noon.

CHILDREN BAPTIZED IN 2015: Rhéa Rose Belland, Alexis Elsa Almira Fleury, Parker Edward James Friskie, Caleb Vincent Mervin King, Avery Kyla Fleury, Macey Turner-Sicard, Carson Mitchell Wilfrid Bourgoin Demers, Liana Jean Barone, Mannix Hubert Guy Dufour, Colin Michael Regier, Alexis Valerie Jacqueline Lepine, Jayce Robert Victor Godin, Zoe Grace Gaudette, Audrey Ramona Kluke, Evelyn Marie Klassen, Braxton Brent Bradger, Freija Lorraine Thomas, Noah Christopher Daniel Demers, Lily Laurette Duff, Taylor Hervie Fleury, Hanna Dawn Vaillancourt, Annah-Marie Joan Finley, Aubree Marion Skuce, Matthew Nema Allard, Zoé Sullivan-Manseau, Lincoln Laurier Melvin Godin, Logan Lloyd Luke Godin, Rosalie Joy McKay, Hannah Verna Laurette Romain, August Andrew Gribbon-McGarry. Libby Anna Marie Chafe, Reagan Sophia Juliusson. Jackson Lawrence Konshuh, Kennedy Audrey Mary Bertrand, Evan Nicholas Monette, & Logan Yvan Murray Valliquette. Congratulations to all these new Catholics!

SOCIAL CLUB: The Tuesday Social Club has begun for 2016. We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3) 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. So far this year we’ve had free skating thanks to Lepine’s Garage, Investors Group, Chapeau and District Lions Club, Gerard Labelle CPA, The Sunstrum family and SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick. For the start of the 2016 season, Jan 8th was sponsored by the Upper Pontiac Soccer Club, Jan 15th SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick, Jan 22 DC Bar & Grill, and Jan 29th Tony Donnelly-Royal Lepage. 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: On Tuesday, Jan. 26 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 will host a session called ‘The Poorest of the Poor’. Speakers will be from Friends of the Poor. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. and is open to all members, their families, the parishes and the community.

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) Our Bible Study continues on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. in St. Joseph’s.

2) All the responses I received regarding publishing the names of the babies we baptize have been positive, so I’ll start doing so immediately. This weekend we welcome into the church Aubrey Carol Iveagh Timm who is to be baptized in the St. Joseph’s. Aubrey is the 2nd child baptized in 2016 as Kaydence Alberta Dennique was baptized on January 3rd in Chapeau. Please remember to pray for these infant Catholics.

3) I’m making another attempt at taking a couple of days off and will be away from the parish for the first half of the week as I will be visiting friends up in Kipawa. Please pray that all the flu bugs and viruses that kept me away last time will have run their course and be absent for the visit!

4) This weekend marks the beginning of our journey through ‘Ordinary Time‘. Ordinary Time refers to the period of the Catholic Church’s liturgical year that fall outside of the major seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter). Because of the connotations of the term “ordinary” in English, many people think it refers to the parts of the Church year that are unimportant. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” because the weeks are numbered. The Latin word ‘ordinalis‘, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ‘ordo’, from which we get the English word order. Thus, Ordinary Time is in fact, the ordered life of the Church—the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ.

Parish Bulletin: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – Sunday January 10, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By:   Mado & Family

Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Joseph Duquette

By: Mike & Rosa Mainville

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Norma Reynolds

By: Linus Sullivan

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

By: Reggie & Mary Chaput

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Matthew Schreader

By: Mom & Dad

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Helen Gagnon Goldberg

By: Yvonne O’Brien & Family

Wayne Lapierre

By: Helen, Waverly Nephin & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Bernie
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Sheen Donald Retty Peter Gleason

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

Parish Christmas Dec. 27th New Year’s Day Jan. 3 Collection Counter
Sheen $2,190.00 $615.00 $270.00 $595.00 Monday, January 11th, Laetitia Tardiff Peacock
St. Joseph $2,025.00 $1,118.00 $658.00 $1, 385.00  
Chapeau $5,239.00 $1,216.00 $421.00 $2,239.00  

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: new schedules are available in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: will sponsor a card Party for our Peruvian child at Harrington Community Centre TODAY Sunday, January 10th. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 Light lunch will be served. Welcome all! Light lunch will be served. Welcome all!

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES ($20.00): will be due early in 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.

THANK YOU: The family of the late Aurel Vaillancourt wish to express our sincere appreciation to all our families and friends for all the support and expressions of sympathy extended to us during our difficult time – everyone that travelled long distances, for the visits, beautiful floral tributes and cards and donations in memory of Aurel. Your many acts of kindness will always be remembered.  To all who donated, prepared and served the food following the funeral, we thank you.  A special heartfelt thank you to Father Tim Moyle for his consoling words and comforting service, the choir, the readers, the pallbearers for attending to Aurel in such a loving and respectful manner.  Our appreciation to Hayes Funeral Home for their caring and professional service.   Thank you to the staff at Manoir Sacre Coeur for their caring compassion.  Aurel will be loved and missed in our hearts forever.      Sincerely, Lucille, Sue, Paulette, Liane, Denis, and families.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone who helped our family during this difficult time of losing our mother, Therese Turcotte-Demers. All of those who said prayers, paid a visit, the CWL, the choir, Hayes Funeral home and especially Fr. Tim for his lovely memorial Eulogy.  The Demers Family

SOCIAL CLUB: The Tuesday Social Club will begin meeting again in the new year on January 12. We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3) 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.

ST. JOSEPH’S CEMETERY COMMITTEE: would like to say thank you to Charlie McGuire. We now have a beautiful building to store all our grave digging tools and lumber. You did an awesome job Charlie!   Thank you! “

The Upper Pontiac Sports Complex is open for public skating Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 7:50 pm and the cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children, but free on Fridays when we have a sponsor. So far this year we’ve had free skating thanks to Lepine’s Garage, Investors Group, Chapeau and District Lions Club, Gerard Labelle CPA, The Sunstrum family and SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick. For the start of the 2016 ,, Jan 8th will be sponsored by the Upper Pontiac Soccer Club, Jan 15th SRB Technologies-Ross Fitzpatrick, Jan 22 DC Bar & Grill, and Jan 29th Tony Donnelly-Royal Lepage. 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: The next meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will  be held Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Jan. 26 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 will host a session called ‘The Poorest of the Poor’. Speakers will be from Friends of the Poor. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. and is open to all members, their families, the parishes and the community.

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) Did you know that in Latin America it is customary to leave up one’s Christmas decorations and tree until February 2nd – the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord? It serves as a reminder to continue to offer prayers of gratitude for the gift of the Christ child. What can you do to help keep alive your Christmas faith throughout the month of January? No doubt it might serve as an antidote to that feeling we sometimes get when the January bill arrives with all our Christmas spending!

2) Bible Study resumes this week on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the parish rectory. New members are always welcome.

3) Chapeau Candle problem? Folks, someone is taking candles from the candle stand at the front of the Church!! We have no problem if anyone wants to take an insert candle home so long as the money is put in the box for it, but we don’t sell the glass exteriors. Please leave the glass containers in the candle stands. If you want to purchase a glass candle, we do have some available for sale in the Chapeau sacristy. Just come and see Meril, Pauline, or me after mass and we’ll be pleased to help you if you want one.

4) We’ve been going through quite the baby boom this past year… and it doesn’t seem to be letting up! Does anyone have any objections if we start to publish the names of these new infant Catholics and their parents so that we could take up the task of praying for their long, healthy, and faith-filled lives? Let me know what you think.

R.I.P. Theresa Mary Demers (née Turcotte)

 

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Mrs. Theresa Demers (née Turcotte)

Passed away peacefully in Pembroke Regional Hospital at the age of 73 years.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Demers.  Daughter of the late Adele Chaput and Emery Turcotte.  Predeceased by son Garry. Loving mother of Robert (Nancy), Paul (Tammy), Leonard and Merina (Alex).  Cherished Memère of Tricia, Katrina, Tiffany, Jessica, Joshua, Shannon, Meghan, Marissa and Nikolas and great-grandchildren Jakob, Logan, Eva and Austin.  Dear sister of Gilbert Turcotte and predeceased by Annette and Dennis.

Mass will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 at 11 a.m.   “Mothers hold their children’s hands for just a little while…and their hearts forever.

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for just a little while…and their hearts forever.

Parish Bulletin – Sunday December 27, 2015 – Feast of the Holy Family

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

    No Mass
Wednesday

 

    No Mass
Thursday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God Isabel Jodoin

BY: The Family

Friday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God Frances Giroux

By: Judy Fitzpatrick

Friday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God Mary & Edward Michaud

By: The Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

The Epiphany of the Lord Lillian Moyle

By: The Family

 

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

The Epiphany of the Lord Gerald Spence

By: Harry & Liz Gribbon

Leona Culleton & Deceased Family members

By: The Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

The Epiphany of the Lord Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand   (New Year’s Day)

Janie Carroll (Sunday Jan. 3rd)

Nicole, Meril (New Year’s Day)

Janie, Peter (Sunday Jan 3rd)

St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick (New Year’s Day)

Lawrence Duff (Sunday Jan 3rd)

Paul Morris (New Year’s Day)

Margaret Tallon (Sunday Jan 3rd)

Sheen Francis Downey (New Year’s Eve)

Kaleigh Gleason (Saturday Jan 2nd)

Peter Gleason (New Year’s Eve)

Doris Ranger (Saturday Jan 2nd)

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

Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $765.00   Monday, December 28th, Mariette Sallafranque
St. Joseph $1,492.00    
Chapeau $1,815.00    

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: new schedules are available in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thanks to all who attended and/or supported our card parties for the past 3 months. Your donations of food and prizes were very much appreciated. Blessing of the Christmas season to you and your family!

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS:  The next catechism class will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

OFFICE HOURS: during the Christmas season will be the following: Closed from December 24, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016 inclusively. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2016. In case of emergency, Fr. Tim can be reached at his residence at 819-689-5232.

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.

CHAPEAU R.A~ NEW YEAR’S DANCE: The Chapeau RA will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance on December 31st, 2015.   Come on out to ring the New Year “2016” in style the dance begins at 8 pm to 2 am music will be provided by DJ Tazman. Cost is $10 per person, tickets are available soon at Conroy’s Store and from members of the R.A. There will be door prizes and a light lunch will be served. Everyone Welcome!

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) THANK YOU! There are many people who need to be thanked for the tremendous work they put in to make our Christmas services such a success. First off, there are all the people in the choirs in each of the three parishes. They practiced for weeks to get everything ‘just right’ to inspire and fill our masses with just the right spirit. The readers, collection takers, altar servers, and ushers too all added to the Christmas celebrations. Next there are the volunteers who helped to turn our church spaces into beautiful Christmas shrines to honor the birth of the Saviour: the decorators, cleaners, and florists. Of course all of these folk’s works would be for nothing if it were not for the sacristans who ensured that everything was in place to be able to prayerfully celebrate the Eucharist. A special gift of gratitude is extended to the organizers, directors, musicians, and actors who performed the Christmas pageant at the Chapeau mass.

A special thanks goes to Pauline Lepine, our parish secretary who helped to keep everything organized and in order. Without her hard work, very little would get accomplished at any point in the year!

Finally I wish to extend a personal thank you to the many parishioners who gave me so many generous gifts this Christmas season. The many offerings of Christmas baking and food allowed me to share some Christmas goodies with friends who visited me at the rectory. The presents of gift cards and money will keep me in books, journals, and reading materials for the year ahead for which I am deeply, deeply grateful. Of course I must also thank everyone for their donations to the Christmas collections which will help to keep our parishes running throughout the winter heating season.

We are truly a group of blessed parishes here in the Upper Pontiac. I pray that the Christmas spirit of generosity, fraternity, and holiness continues throughout the year to come.

2) Bible Study classes begin again on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s Rectory.

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