Parish Bulletin – 21 August, 2016 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

    No Mass
Wed.

 

    No Mass
Thursday     No Mass
Friday     No Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Edwin Doyle

By: Betty Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Welland Charkavi

By: Merle & Patsy Allard

Linda Culleton

By: The Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Ron Price
Chapeau Marlene Adam Michael, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $815.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, August 29th
St. Joseph $1,271.00  
Chapeau $1,678.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, August 22nd

WASHROOM: If anyone needs to use the washroom before church or during mass in Chapeau feel free to go over to the Rectory and use the one there. Thank you!

PARISH SECRETARY: Will be taking some Holidays so for the next while she will not be in the office on Fridays. Thank you!

 Looking for 10 young people to carry the provincial flags for the Chapeau Festival parade on August 27th. We will meet at Harrington Community Centre at 11:00am. If interested contact Helen Davis 819-689-5271.

LOOKING FOR WORK?: West Pontiac Connects/ Pontiac Ouest se Branche: Job offer for Office Administrator Contract for 6 months 11.25 per hr / 35 hrs per week. Please send resume to gene.obrien@hotmail.com. Position to start approx September 1, 2016. Details at Emploi Quebec placement.emploiquebec.gouv.ca position #5200375.

CHAPEAU FESTIVAL: Chapeau Festival will take place this year on Saturday August 27th from 11 am to Midnight. Activities will include Bicycle Tours(By Yantha Cycle)10:30 a.m., Pontiac Farmers Market 11 a.m., Festival Chapeau Parade- 12 p.m., The Lion’s Club Duck Race 1:00 p.m., Live Music – 1:00 p.m. to midnight, Rib Dinner – 5:00 p.m.-$20 (in advance), Street Dance from 9 p.m. to midnight, Kids activities all day, Fun for the whole family!

ST. TERESA OF THE LITTLE FLOWER CHURCH (FORT WILLIAM): There will be a mass held there on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

FRIENDS OF PERU: This is a short reminder to those friends of Peru that want to help. One way is to collect bottles and cans & cash them in during the celebrations & donate them to Peru. May we all enjoy ourselves as we also help others. This year we really want to put into practice the corporal works of mercy.   Love Jim and Ali Keogh 819-689-5105.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE NEWS: Today, the members have their garage sale after Mass.  Visit our Art Gallery, Museum and Bridal Salon.   Drop by the Gallery.

Special Hydro Electric Advocacy Committee – Complaints/Claims Forms: It is still very critical that all Hydro Quebec customers fill out a complaint/claims form. A paper trail is extremely important and will enable the Advocacy Committee to be effective. Everyone can complain about the frequent outages. Others can claim damages from the surges.

Our target is between 500 to 1,000 forms by the Special Council Meeting on August 25, 7pm, Harrington Community Center.

Forms can be dropped off, or blank forms picked up at Dubeau’s, D.C., or the municipal office in Chapeau. Thank you for any effort you can make.

FALL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: The Jubilee Year of Mercy Fall 2016 Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, including a visit to the Holy Door at St. Anthony Monastery near Medjugorje, will be held from September 27 to October 7, 2016. Price $2,190, airport taxes included. For registration and/or further information, contact Patricia Duggan at 613-756-2655 or dugganpatricia@bell.net.

PARISH SUPPERS:

-ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH – CAMPBELL’S BAY: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. at the Parish Centre. Turkey, Ham and trimmings, homemade pies. Adults $15 and Children 12 & under $6, Toddlers free. Welcome to all!   Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL – LAPASSE: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2:30 pm to 6 pm. In Parish Hall. Turkey and Ham Supper. Adults: $15 and Children under 12 are $6.

-ST. ALPHONSUS PARISH – CHAPEAU: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 from noon to 6 pm. in the Chapeau Arena. Turkey with all the trimmings and homemade pies. Adults: $13 and Children  (10 yrs and under) : $6.

BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Elizabeth Adam daughter of Peter Adam and Christine Keon and Steve Bauer son of Ralph Bauer and Elizabeth Bauer. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Church at Fort William.

BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Jennifer St.Cyr daughter of Lilliane Demers and Donald St. and Kelsey Anderson son of Elias Anderson and Helen Anderson. The wedding will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on September 3rd, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Church.

BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Naomi Belland daughter of Joan Bechamp and Darrell Belland and Joshua Hojberg son of Jens Hojberg and Martha Sullivan. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 10th at St. Alphonsus Church.

SILENT AUCTION: Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can contact Helen 819-689-5271 or Gene 819-689-2410. Thank you for your help.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our parish supper is fast approaching ( Sunday, September 11th). Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

ST. ALPHONSUS-PARISH SUPPER RAFFLE TICKETS: Tickets for the Chapeau parish draw are available to be picked up at the entrances of the Church. We ask & strongly encourage each family to try to sell a minimum of 10 books as this is an important component of our profit generated by the parish supper. There is a sign-up sheet to put your name down and the amount of books you take. Your help is appreciated with this Fundraiser. There are 5 books of tickets in each elastic. Our Parish Supper will be held this year on Sunday, September 11th, 2016.

CHAPEAU & DISTRICT LION’S CLUB DUCK RACE:  2nd annual will be held on Saturday,Aug 27th at 1pm.  Prizes 1st  1000.00  2nd  700.00 3rd 400.00 4th 250.00  5th  150.00, only 10.00 per ticket   ONLY 750  tickets sold.   Contact  yogi 689-5508, Henri  689-2033, &  Steve 689-1129.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) There will be a meeting of the Parish Finance Committee this Tuesday at 7 pm at the office in St. Joseph.

2) Next weekend starts a stretch of six Saturday’s with wedding ceremonies! Congratulations to all the couples.

3) Congratulations to Charlotte Tierney (Robert & Abby Tierney), Charlotte Gaudette  (JasonGaudette/Bethany Lapierre), and Westyn Fleming (Scott Fleming/Tabitha Denault) who were all recently baptised in our churches. This weekend we welcome Amelia Pasanen (Natalie Lariviere/Shane Pasanen), McKinley Lepine (Jeremy Lepine/Chantal Lariviere) and Emmett Burnison (Sarah Adam/Derek Burnison). Please keep these infants and their families in your prayers.

4) Our sympathy and prayers go out to Sharon and Helen Fitzpatrick upon the death of their sister, Diane McCann in Pembroke.

Parish Bulletin – August 7, 2016 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

    No Mass
Wednesday

 

    No Mass
Thursday     No Mass
Friday     No Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Deceased Members of the Matt & Hendry Family

By: Bernie & Bill Hendry

Stanley Mainville

By: Mike & Rosa Maria Mainville

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Jacqueline Lepine

By: Fr. Mitchell Beachey

Andrew Keon

By: Mado Keon

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Julia Dyke Janie, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $1,021.00  
St. Joseph $1,580.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, August 15th
Chapeau $2,090.00 Anne Gagnon, Monday, August 8th

WASHROOM: If anyone needs to use the washroom before church or during mass feel free to go over to the Rectory and use the one there. Thank you!

PARISH SECRETARY: Will be taking some Holidays so for the next while she will not be in the office on Friday’s. Thank you.

ST. TERESA OF THE LITTLE FLOWER CHURCH (FORT WILLIAM): There will be a mass held there on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

FRIENDS OF PERU: This is a short reminder to those friends of Peru that want to help. One way is to collect bottles and cans & cash them in during the celebrations & donate them to Peru. May we all enjoy ourselves as we also help others. This year we really want to put into practice the corporal works of mercy.   Love Jim and Ali Keogh 819-689-5105.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE NEWS:

(1) Today, the members have their garage sale after Mass.  Visit our Art Gallery, Museum and Bridal Salon. Offering Children’s Arts and Craft Classes every Monday until August 15th from 10am-3:30pm.  Drop by the Gallery. Sunday, August 7th Bake and Vegetable Sale after MassNow promoting 100% local raw honey and handmade beeswax candles by Waddington Farms.

(2) August 9th and 16th, the Meet and Greet Club are having “Paint Days” from 1-3pm. Paintings will be displayed in the Main Gallery.  Mark your calendar for

(3)Mark your calendar for August 14th – Debbie Bechamp’s Concert 2-4 pm. will take place at St. Alphonsus Church. Contact Donna: 819-689-5344.

Special Hydro Electric Advocacy Committee – Complaints/Claims Forms: Thank you to the Advocacy Committee and all who attended the July 27 meeting. An excellent turnout!

We have the attention of Hydro Quebec. They have requested a meeting with the municipality. Dates and who attends are being negotiated.

It is still very critical that all Hydro Quebec customers fill out a complaint/claims form. A paper trail is extremely important and will enable the Advocacy Committee to be effective. Everyone can complain about the frequent outages. Others can claim damages from the surges.

Our target is between 500 to 1,000 forms by the Special Council Meeting on August 25, 7pm, Harrington Community Center.

Forms can be dropped off, or blank forms picked up at Dubeau’s, D.C., or the municipal office in Chapeau. Thank you for any effort you can make.

 

FALL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: The Jubilee Year of Mercy Fall 2016 Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, including a visit to the Holy Door at St. Anthony Monastery near Medjugorje, will be held from September 27 to October 7, 2016. Price $2,190, airport taxes included. For registration and/or further information, contact Patricia Duggan at 613-756-2655 or dugganpatricia@bell.net.

PARISH SUPPER – ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH – CAMPBELL’S BAY: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. at the Parish Centre. Turkey, Ham and trimmings, homemade pies. Adults $15 and Children 12 & under $6, Toddlers free. Welcome to all!   Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

ASTORVILLE PICNIC: will be held on Sunday, August 14th at the West Ferris Community Centre beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sea pie supper begins at 3:30 p.m.

BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Elizabeth Adam daughter of Peter Adam and Christine Keon and Steve Bauer son of Ralph Bauer and Elizabeth Bauer. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Church at Fort William.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our parish supper will soon be approaching us on Sunday, September 11th. You will find available in the Church pews meat envelopes to help out with the expenses of the Turkey’s. I wish to thank you for all your support in the past and present, so greatly appreciated.

2016 ST. ALPHONSUS-PARISH SUPPER RAFFLE TICKETS: Tickets for the Chapeau parish draw are available to be picked up at the entrances of the Church. We ask & strongly encourage each family to try to sell a minimum of 10 books as this is an important component of our profit generated by the parish supper. There is a sign-up sheet to put your name down and the amount of books you take. Your help is appreciated with this Fundraiser. There are 5 books of tickets in each elastic. Our Parish Supper will be held this year on Sunday, September 11th, 2016.

BIBLIOTHÈQUE/LIBRARY L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES & SHEENBORO: HEURES D’ÉTÉ/SUMMER HOURS (Jusqu’au 25 août/ Until August 25), MARDI ET JEUDI: 09H00 – 12H00/ TUESDAY & THURSDAY: 9AM – 12:00. Sera fermée le 2 & 4 août / Will be closed: August 2 & 4. Venez lire chez nous!/ Come read with us!

FOUND IN ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH: A nice necklace & charm was found in the church. Contact Hazel 819-689-2609.

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québec designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne is a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110 www.stanne-de-beaupre.com.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) My thanks to those who attended the meeting last week to discuss the new side entrance project in Chapeau. We will let you know when the work is about to start.

2) Our sympathies and prayers go out to the family of Neil Chartrand whose funeral was celebrated in Chapeau on Monday.  We also ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of Laurette Chassie (née Chaput) whose burial will take place this Monday. Please remember to pray for the consolation of these families.

3) There are still one or two couples who are to be married in our churches this fall who have not completed their service preparations with me. Don’t delay too long or you may end up being disappointed with a generic or impersonal service… or if there’s required paperwork to complete that’s left undone, no service at all!!

Parish Bulletin – Sunday July 31, 2016 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 A.M

Chapeau

  Funeral Mass of Neil Chartrand
Tuesday

 

    No Mass
Wednesday

 

    No Mass
Thursday     No Mass
Friday     No Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Wilfred Tremblay

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Vince & Zita Muldoon

By: Their children, grandchildren & great grandchildren

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Darrell Belland

By: Poncho, Naomi & Nathan

Mike Keon

By: Mado & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Julia Dyke Janie, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 743.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, August 2nd.
St. Joseph $ 1,711.00  
Chapeau $ 1,778.00 Anne Gagnon, Monday, August 8th

WASHROOM: If anyone needs to use the washroom before church or during mass feel free to go over to the Rectory next door and use the one there. Thank you!

BURIAL: for Rhonda Ward & Paul Racicot will be held on Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Hermit Cemetery. There will be a reception afterwards at the Parish Hall. Everyone Welcome!

PUBLIC MEETING – ST. ALPHONSUS PARISHIONERS: there will be a public meeting on Tuesday, August the 2nd at 7 p.m. in the sacristy of the church. Topic:  discussion about the construction/repair projects happening at the church. Everyone Welcome!

ST. ALPHONSUS-PARISH SUPPER RAFFLE TICKETS: Tickets for the Chapeau parish draw are available to be picked up at the entrances of the Church. We ask & strongly encourage each family to try to sell a minimum of 10 books as this is an important component of our profit generated by the parish supper. There is a sign-up sheet to put your name down and the amount of books you take. Your help is appreciated with this Fundraiser. There are 5 books of tickets in each elastic.

BIBLIOTHÈQUE/LIBRARY L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES & SHEENBORO: HEURES D’ÉTÉ/SUMMER HOURS (Jusqu’au 25 août/ Until August 25), MARDI ET JEUDI: 09H00 – 12H00/ TUESDAY & THURSDAY: 9AM – 12:00. Sera fermée les 26 & 28 juillet et 2 & 4 août / Will be closed: July 26 & 28 and August 2 & 4. Venez lire chez nous!/ Come read with us!

FOUND IN ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH: A nice necklace & charm was found in the church. Contact Hazel 819-689-2609.

LADIES COFFEE CLUB: is inviting everyone to an afternoon of music and laughter at Fort William on Wednesday, August 3rd. Lunch available (11:30 a.m.). Welcome all. Bienvenue à tous! More info call: Helene 819-689-5455 or Bernie 819-689-5223.

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québec designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne is a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110 www.stanne-de-beaupre.com.

BENEFIT DANCE FOR RANDY CHESTER: on Saturday, August 6th from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Pembroke Legion. Light Lunch, live band and prizes. Tickets are $5.00 each and are available from Noella McGuire 613-732-8545 or at the door.

ST. TERESA OF THE LITTLE FLOWER CHURCH (Fort William): There will be a mass held there on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

FRIENDS OF PERU: This is a short reminder to those friends of Peru that want to help. One way is to collect bottles and cans & cash them in during the celebrations & donate them to Peru. May we all enjoy ourselves as we also help others. This year we really want to put into practice the corporal works of mercy.   Love Jim and Ali Keogh 819-689-5105.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE NEWS: Today, the members have homemade beans, buns and pies for sale after Mass.  Visit our Art Gallery, Museum and Bridal Salon. Offering Children’s Arts and Craft Classes every Monday until August 15th from 10am-3:30pm.  Drop by the Gallery. Sunday, August 7th Bake and Vegetable Sale after MassNow promoting 100% local raw honey and handmade beeswax candles by Waddington Farms.

August 2nd, 9th and 16th, the Meet and Greet Club are having “Paint Days” from 1-3pm. Paintings will be displayed in the Main Gallery.  Mark your calendar for August 14th – Debbie Bechamp’s Concert 2-4 pm. Limited space. Contact Donna: 819-689-5344.

ST. JOSEPH CONVENT IN CHAPEAU: Due to the weekly break-ins to the former St Joseph Convent in Chapeau. It is with regret that there will be a reassessment regarding the future of the proposed plans for the former historical building. There will a safety and security assessment done by two security companies early next week and a video DVR system will be installed inside and outside the Convent. I will be asking for the assistance of Provincial Police to provide me with a safety audit including lighting in the backyard. The break-ins have increased since school ended for the summer holidays. These incidents have delayed the future of any business development and the possible abandonment of a new development for the Iles aux Allumettes. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank those who have contributed to the history of the Teachers College, the Sisters of St Joseph and the Normaliennes.

FALL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: The Jubilee Year of Mercy Fall 2016 Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, including a visit to the Holy Door at St. Anthony Monastery near Medjugorje, will be held from September 27 to October 7, 2016. Price $2,190, airport taxes included. For registration and/or further information, contact Patricia Duggan at 613-756-2655 or dugganpatricia@bell.net.

PARISH SUPPER – ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH – CAMPBELL’S BAY: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. at the Parish Centre. Turkey, Ham and trimmings, homemade pies. Adults $15 and Children 12 & under $6, Toddlers free. Welcome to all!   Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

Notes from Fr. Tim
As I return to work next weekend, I want to take this opportunity to thank my brother priests who filled in for me during my month of recovery from my stroke. Their support has been greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing everyone once again in August.

Parish Bulletin – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 17, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

    No Mass
Wednesday

 

    No Mass
Thursday     No Mass
Friday     No Mass
‘Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Alvin Smith

By: Shelley Smith

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Anne Marie (Carroll) Morrey

By: Mary Carroll & Family

Carmen & Lorna Keon

By: Lois & Barry

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Donald Retty Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Michael

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 722.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Tuesday, August 2nd.
St. Joseph $ 1,370.00  
Chapeau $ 1,672.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday July 25th

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québec designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne is a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110 www.stanne-de-beaupre.com.

ST. ALPHONSUS-PARISH SUPPER RAFFLE TICKETS: Tickets for the Chapeau parish draw are available to be picked up at the entrances of the Church. We ask & strongly encourage each family to try to sell a minimum of 10 books as this is an important component of our profit generated by the parish supper. There is a sign-up sheet to put your name down and the amount of books you take. Your help is appreciated with this Fundraiser. There are 5 books of tickets in each elastic.

GOOD NEWS FOR THE SIDE ENTRANCE AT ST. ALPHONSUS CHURCH: It is now gone out to tender. The tenders will be closed on Friday, July 22nd at 3 p.m.

SHEEN DOCK COMMITTEE RIB FEST:   to be held  on Saturday, July 23 at Fort William  The dock committee is a local  volunteer group raising funds to expand dock services at the Fort and the first install of new floating docks will take place within a couple of weeks. The rib fest is a major fundraiser and the day will have good music, good food, and great beach. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the fort kitchen $25 or by calling 819-689-5300.  We deliver. Come out for a fun family day. You can also get tickets from Don Lepine [Lepine’s garage] or the Chichester store.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE: will be held on Tuesday, July 21st at 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

Wishing Madeleine Chaput a Happy 75th Birthday!   from husband Aurel & daughters Lisa, Lila & Noella Chaput.

Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary to Lisa(Chaput) & Sylvain Groux   From Noella & Perry, Lilla & Pat & families!

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE NEWS: GARAGE SALE: Every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm at the Chapeau Regionale Gallerie 106 St. Jacques Street Chapeau, Qc (across from St. Alphonsus Church). Come and visit our Art Gallery and Museum and enjoy a piece of pie and ice cream with a beverage of your choice.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS – 1) The winners of the July 3rd 50/50 Draw –Ozzy Demers; Quilt – Jeannette Gaudette; First Step Sculpture – Mary Josee; and also the winner of 50/50 from April to June – Mary-Lou Morin. 2) Thank you for your support to all those who attended and volunteered at the Strawberry Social and BBQ on July 3rd )We are presently selling raffle tickets on a new 50/50 Draw and hand knitted afghan donated by Rhea Vaillancourt. Draw to take place at the Chapeau Festival on August27th @ 4) The C.R.G. Museum and Bridal Salon are now open upstairs. We have new artists and artisans. 5) Thank you for supporting our Garage Sale every weekend which will continue until further notice. Donations are greatly appreciated. 6) C.R.G. is offering Arts & Craft Classes on Mondays for next 4-weeks starting July 18th . Contact Peggy 819-689-5141. 7) Meet and Greet Club every Tuesday from l-3 pm. 8) Debbie Bechamp will be entertaining at the Gallery on August l4th . More details to follow.

Municipality of Allumette Island Tourism Committee – M.A-I.T.C- have hired a summer student Emily Carroll. She is available to give Church Tours Monday to Friday.

BIBLIOTHÈQUE/LIBRARY L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES & SHEENBORO: HEURES D’ÉTÉ/SUMMER HOURS (Jusqu’au 25 août/ Until August 25), MARDI ET JEUDI: 09H00 – 12H00/ TUESDAY & THURSDAY: 9AM – 12:00. Sera fermée les 26 & 28 juillet et 2 & 4 août / Will be closed: July 26 & 28 and August 2 & 4. Venez lire chez nous!/ Come read with us!

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN-CORMAC, ONTARIO: will be held on Sunday, July 31st, 2016 with Bishop Michael Mulhall and Father Howard Chabot. For more information call 613-628-2020 or check the poster on the Bulletin Board. A bus will be available to take people to the annual pilgrimage at St. Anne’s in Cormac on July 31. It will leave from the front of St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9 a.m. The bus is being sponsored by Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus. For further information, please see: www.cormacpilgrimage.com.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Thank you to everyone who has sent me get well cards, enrolled me in mass novenas, and offered me prayers and best wishes for a full recovery. I believe that I am well on the way to getting solidly on my feet and look forward to getting back to work as soon as possible.

2) The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes is undertaking a survey of seniors needs and desires. You will find copies of the survey at the entrances to St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph’s churches. You can also pick one up at the Municipal office. I strongly encourage all seniors to complete and submit this questionnaire so that the municipality will best be able to spend its tax dollars on services that meet the needs of our community.

3) We are finally moving ahead with the new side entrance project in Chapeau. Tenders have gone out to all the local general contractors as well as some from the city. We should know by the end of this month who has won the contract so that work can begin as soon as possible.

4) Congratulations to the parishioners in Sheenboro for putting on another successful Canada Day festival!

FALL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: The Jubilee Year of Mercy Fall 2016 Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, including a visit to the Holy Door at St. Anthony Monastery near Medjugorje, will be held from September 27 to October 7, 2016. Price $2,190, airport taxes included. For registration and/or further information, contact Patricia Duggan at 613-756-2655 or dugganpatricia@bell.net.

PARISH SUPPER- ST. LAWRENCE O’TOOLE – BARRY’S BAY, ON: on Sunday, July 17th, 2016. Starting at 2:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner consisting of Roast Beef, Roast Pork, Mashed potatoes, Vegetables, Beans, Salad and Dessert. Adults – $13.00. Children 4 – 12 $6.00 3 and under – Free Wheelchair Accessible and take – out available. Parishioners extend a warm welcome.

PARISH SUPPER-OUR LADY OF GRACE CHURCH-TURKEY SUPPER-WESTMEATH: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Westmeath Community Centre. Serving Lunch & Supper Noon to 6 pm. Adults $15, Children 5-12 $6, Children under 4 free. Take-out available, Wheelchair Accessible. Air conditioned. Hosted by Father Bill Kenney and Parishioners.

A note from Fr. Tim

Well, folks, after four days in the Pembroke Hospital Rehab unit, I’ve finally been discharged. I wanted to take this opportunity to say a few things now that I’ve come home.

First off, many thanks to the folks who came to my aid during last Sunday’s Mass in Chapeau. It was a terrifying experience to look at the written page and realize that I couldn’t read the words before me – something that was all too evident to those who saw me dissolve into tears and sobs. And even though I didn’t want you to call the ambulance and certainly didn’t want to go to the hospital, it was the right thing to do. The medication and treatment I received right away in the Emergency Department as well the care I received in the days that followed in Rehab were necessary to ensure that what began as a transitory event didn’t devolve into something much dire. Your kindness, insistence, and care was and is greatly appreciated.

I wish to thank Marc Deslaurier and his paramedic partner ‘Frank’ for their kind and gentle care of a pretty resistance and uncooperative patient – although I still think that Marc believes that the name ‘Ferrari’ is stamped somewhere on the frame of that ambulance. It felt like we went around some of those corners on two wheels – and yet you both kept me calm and safe for that trip to the hospital. Thank you.

I also want to offer something of an apology to those who witnessed my behavior. I know that many people have told me I have nothing to apologize for, but I feel the need to do so anyway. It must have been very uncomfortable to see me collapse the way that I did and it has always been important for me to not ever be an embarrassment to you when I am wearing my vestments. The sobs and cries I let loose were a sign of the fear that gripped me at that moment, and I hope that those present understand what provoked them. But it runs against everything I believe in to have acted that way in Church. I sincerely apologize if I made anyone in attendance uncomfortable. Yet I’ve got to admit, if there was one place where  people will be understanding, it’s among the great people of the Upper Pontiac Parishes, and I am grateful for the outpouring of love and support I felt from all of you as I finally regained my senses in the Church and in the many calls and visits I received in the hospital.

So now it’s time to face a period of rest and recuperation. I’ve informed Bishop Mulhall that I will resume my duties as of August 1st when my driver’s license is reinstated. (It apparently gets suspended for 30 days after being discharged from the hospital for a stroke… even a minor one, so I’m kind of grounded until then.) At that time I’ll begin to say the weekend masses, weddings, and funerals once again, but I’ll hold off on restarting the weekday masses until the start of September. I trust that no one will be offended by my taking that time to get my feet solidly underneath me again – something that I know I need to do so as to make certain not to subject anyone to a repeat of last Sunday’s fiasco in the future.

I always knew that I was blessed to be able to serve here on the Island (and Sheenboro too!). Your kindness, love, prayers, and support this past week serves to prove that to me yet again. Thank you, one and all!

Parish Bulletin – June 26, 2016 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Tim

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Edmond Vaillancourt

By:   Marielle Demers

Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Family Intentions

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For Special Intentions

By: A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

Canada Day Frances Giroux

By: Marilyn & Dan Jodouin

Friday 9:00 AM

Sheenboro

Canada Day Brandon Perrault

By: Kenny & Mary Meehan

Lornie Sullivan and Deceased Parents & Family Members By: Betty Morris

Saturday 11:00 AM

Chapeau

  Funeral Mass for Sharon Sullivan
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  James A. Ronchetti

By: Brenda & Gerry

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Jeanne Allard Mainville

By: Kevin & Monique Harrington

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Tom Carroll Gail, Janie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 645.00 Janet Retty, Monday June 27th
St. Joseph $ 1,437.00  
Chapeau $ 1,563.00

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québec designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne is a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110 www.stanne-de-beaupre.com.

CHICHESTER MUSEUM: has hired a student, Bryce Godin. The museum will be opened starting Sunday, June 26th and will be closed on Monday and Tuesdays.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE NEWS: GARAGE SALE: Every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm at the Chapeau Regionale Gallerie 106 St. Jacques Street Chapeau, Qc (across from St. Alphonsus Church). Come and visit our Art Gallery and Museum and enjoy a piece of pie and ice cream with a beverage of your choice.

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL & BBQ AT CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE: on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. The day will include a B.B.Q., garage and pie sale, local entertainment, clown, face painting, Texas horseshoe, ball toss, church and gallery tours, etc. Bring your lawn chair. Come meet your celebrity Cook!

CANADA DAY SILENT AUCTION 2016 :  July 1st is almost here and so is our 19th auction. Once again we are counting on you for contributions. Home baking, preserves, gently used items, brunches, and dinners are always popular. Some item you bought but can’t use could be someone else’s treasure. Maybe you and friends could make up a theme basket of teas and biscuits; picnic items; cheese and sausages; wine and cheese. People love offers of services such as handyman jobs. Your ideas are probably better than mine. Donations can be dropped off on Thursday, June 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or at Angie’s any time 67 Tripp Road. Angie 819-689-2486.  All proceeds to Sheen RA and Parish Hall.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: New in July. There will be a meet and greet on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come out, bring a friend to have a coffee and conversation and meet new people. (No charge). Everyone Welcome! Hope to see you there!

Information Meeting on the 13-day Pilgrimage to Poland in October:  Monday June 27 at 7 pm in the basement of St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St. Pembroke. Final date to register: JULY 5.  For info call Laurie 613-732-5739.

Attention St. Alphonsus Readers and EOMEs: Your new schedule is ready and can be picked up in the sacristy. Thank you.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN-CORMAC, ONTARIO: will be held on Sunday, July 31st, 2016 with Bishop Michael Mulhall and Father Howard Chabot. For more information call 613-628-2020 or check poster on the Bulletin Board. A bus will be available to take people to the annual pilgrimage at St. Anne’s in Cormac on July 31. It will leave from the front of St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9 a.m. The bus is being sponsored by Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus. For further information, please see: www.cormacpilgrimage.com.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to all the graduates from our parish schools! Completing this phase of your education is a significant accomplishment. You deserve to be properly proud of this achievement.

2) A reminder to the friends and neighbours of Sharon Sullivan, a summer cottager who died this past winter that her funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church this coming Saturday at 11 am.

3) Our Bible Study meetings have come to an end for this season. We will resume again once in September. Mark it on your calendar and start with us in the new school year. New members are always welcome.

4) Please remember to say a prayer for all the parents who’s children start their summer holidays this weekend. May God keep all the children safe and all their parents (and grandparents) sane until they return to classes in the fall.

5) The office was closed this Friday for the St. Jean Baptiste civic holiday and next Friday for Canada Day as well. You can leave a voice mail message if you need something from the office and we will reply to your request on the following Tuesday. Thank you for your understanding.

6) If you are looking for something to do to celebrate our national holiday on July 1st, I suggest taking a drive to Sheenboro. There are activities all day long beginning with mass at 9 am in St. Paul the Hermit Parish.

7) If you are getting married this year and have not yet had your 2nd appointment with Fr. Tim to complete your paperwork and plan the celebration you had better contact him asap!!

 

Parish Bulletin – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 19, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Family Intentions

By:   A Parishioner

Wednesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Bernard Conroy

By: Bill & Bernie Hendry

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Giroux

Cathy Tierney-Balleau

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Zita Newell

Don McLaren & family

Saturday 4:30 PM

Chapeau

  Dr. Wilbert Keon High School Farewell Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Bernard Conroy

By: Jim & Anastasia Jennings

Bill Ryan

By: Andrew Perrault

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Deceased members of the Mainville & Isabelle Families

By: Mike & Rosa Maria Mainville & James & Denise Vantour

Fr. Michael Lapierre, s.j.

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L.

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carol Price Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $    690.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday June 20th
St. Joseph $ 1,454.00  
Chapeau $ 1,570.00

The Tuesday Social Club had its last session for the season some of us call “the year of the bear” because we knitted many snugly bears and sent them to the missions along with our dresses, blankets and sleeping mats. We will meet up again in September.

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québec designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne in a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110 www.stanne-de-beaupre.com.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to everyone who joined us for our June Dinner on the 14th – a most enjoyable evening. Congratulations to the recipients of special pins: Thérèse Allard, Jacqueline Mainville, Marion Raymond and Marie Sallafranque (50 years); Mary Teresa Kidd (40 years); Lois Keon, Lise Mainville, Margaret Raymond (25 years) and Lori Keon-Leahey and Lorna Roel (10 years). We wish everyone a safe, happy summer!

THANK YOU: The family of the late Howard Gagnon would like to express their sincere thank you to friends, relatives, and neighbours for all the sympathy cards, food, mass cards, phone calls and visits during the passing of our dear Father/Husband. A special thank you to Fr. Moyle for a beautiful sermon and his kind words. We would also like to thank the choir for the beautiful job they did and Hayes Funeral Home. To the CWL for putting on a wonderful luncheon we thank you. Your kindness will not be forgotten. God Bless!       The Gagnon Family

CANADA DAY SILENT AUCTION 2016 :  July 1st is almost here and so is our 19th auction. Once again we are counting on you for contributions. Home baking, preserves, gently used items, brunches and dinners are always popular. Some item you bought but can’t use could be someone else’s treasure. Maybe you and friends could make up a theme basket of teas and biscuits; picnic items; cheese and sausages; wine and cheese. People love offers of services such as handyman jobs. Your ideas are probably better than mine. Please drop off your donations at our hall the night before between 7 and 8:30 pm.   All proceeds to Sheen RA and Parish Hall.    For info call Angie 689-2486.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: New in July. There will be a meet and greet on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come out, bring a friend to have a coffee and conversation and meet new people. (No charge). Everyone Welcome! Hope to see you there!

Fred Meilleur Memorial Golf Tournament: Friday, June 24, 2016 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex, St. Paul The Hermit Hall [Sheenboro] and the St .Joseph Municipal Hall. The Tournament will be held at the Island Brae [ shotgun start at 10:00am] and Pontefract [ shotgun start at 9:30am] Golf Clubs. Cost is $50.00 for golf and supper, $35.00 for golf only, and $25.00 for supper only. Golf cart rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae [ 613-732-9022] and the Pontefract [ 819-683-3308] to reserve. A roast beef supper catered by Cheryl Smith begins at 7pm in the Chapeau Arena. All are welcome!

Information Meeting on the 13-day Pilgrimage to Poland in October:  Monday June 27 at 7 pm in the basement of St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St. Pembroke. Final date to register: JULY 5.  For info call Laurie 613-732-5739.

Attention St. Alphonsus Readers and EOMEs: Your new schedule is ready and can be picked up in the sacristy. Thank you.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN-CORMAC, ONTARIO: will be held on Sunday, July 31st, 2016 with Bishop Michael Mulhall and Father Howard Chabot. For more information call 613-628-2020 or check poster on the Bulletin Board. A bus will be available to take people to the annual pilgrimage at St. Anne’s in Cormac on July 31. It will leave from the front of St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9 a.m. The bus is being sponsored by Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandpas, papas, and ‘pepères’ in our parish. I pray that your dad is filled with love, peace, and joy.

2) This Thursday will be our last Bible Study class for the summer. We will resume again in September.

3) Congratulations to all the graduates of Dr. Wilbert Keon School. Graduating from high school is an accomplishment worth celebrating… just don’t party too hard!!

4) Update of Baby Ashton: She continues to hold her own in the neo-natal intensive care unit of the Ottawa Hospital. Thanks to the generous support of many people, her mother Tasha should now be able to stay by her side for the next 2-3 months until she is discharged and comes home. Please keep this little fighter in your prayers as there will no doubt still be some hurdles for her to get over before that happy day.

5) Please remember to pray to Fr. Peter Than Do who was ordained a priest of the diocese this weekend by Bishop Mulhall. Vocations are needed to keep the parishes of the diocese open and fully functioning. His presence will be much appreciated. Remember too to pray for the three deacons who will be ordained to the priesthood next year.

Parish Bulletin – June 12, 2016 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Edmond Vaillancourt

By: Therese et famille

Wed.

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Howard Gagnon

By: Bernie & Bill Hendry

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special Intention

Genevieve Keogh-Bresseau

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Intentions of Ashton Godin and her family

Parishioners of the Upper Pontiac Parishes

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Bernard Conroy

By: Marilyn Conroy

Leo Downey & Deceased Parents & Family

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Wilbert McDonald

By: Teresa & Family

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Donald Retty Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Marlene Adam Peter, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 850.00
St. Joseph $ 1,506.00 Sharon Fitapatrick(Monday, June 12th)
Chapeau $ 1, 709.00

ST. Alphonsus C.W.L: The St. Alphonsus C.W.L Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at (7 p.m.) at Harrington Community Centre. Father Peter Proulx will join us as guest speaker. Several members will be receiving pins. Roast beef dinner will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Tickets are $20.00 per person.

142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québec designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne in a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110 www.stanne-de-beaupre.com.

ATTENTION TO ALL OUR MEMBERS (YOUNG AT HEART): You are invited to our annual picnic on Wednesday, June 15th at 1:00 o’clock. Same place at Carmel and Edmond Chartrand’s cottage, 8 Maryland, River Rd. Food and beverages will be free; games and prizes also. Just bring your own lawn chair. Please call Jeannette at 689-2856 or Rona at 689-5286 to confirm your presence before June 8th.

Our Diocese is truly blessed this year as Bishop Mulhall ordains three seminarians to the transitional diaconate this weekend. They are: Anthony Burchat, Justin Bertrand, and Stephen Helferty. Next Saturday the Bishop will ordain Peter Than Do as our newest priest of the diocese. Please keep these new clerics in your prayers and continue to pray for vocations to the clergy and religious life for our diocese. Ad multos annos to them all!

The Children of Cecil and Gail Sullivan invite you to come Celebrate 50 years of Marriage on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 1pm – 4 pm at Demers Centre Fire Hall. Best Wishes only!

Fred Meilleur Memorial Golf Tournament: Friday, June 24, 2016 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex, St. Paul The Hermit Hall [Sheenboro] and the St .Joseph Municipal Hall. The Tournament will be held at the Island Brae [ shot gun start at 10:00am] and Pontefract [ shot gun start at 9:30am] Golf Clubs. Cost is $50.00 for golf and supper, $35.00 for golf only, and $25.00 for supper only. Golf cart rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae [ 613-732-9022] and the Pontefract [ 819-683-3308] to reserve. A roast beef supper catered by Cheryl Smith begins at 7pm in the Chapeau Arena. All are welcome! To register, contact Charlotte Sunstrum [ 819-689-5084]. Registration and payment by June 15 will be much appreciated!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The final regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday, June 14th starting at 7:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will be hold its closing dinner on Friday, June 17th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. Social hour is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. This event is open to members and their spouses. Tickets are available from Grand Knight Maurice Levesque, at the bar in the hall or Town and Country Men’s Shop. Tickets are $20 each. Thank you to everyone for their help and co-operation this past year.

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Congratulations to all the children who made their First Communion this year:

Jada Adanas, Hailey Audette, Danilo Blanco, Marcelo Blanco, Jarrett Dament, Claudia Gagnon, Brokke Labre, Darrell Lusweti, Natalie Marchildon and Noah Masseau.

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Attention St. Alphonsus Readers and EOMEs: Your new schedule is ready and can be picked up in the sacristy. Thank you.

Don’t forget that next Sunday is Father’s Day. If you are lucky enough to still have your Dad with you, make sure to drop in for a visit or give him a call. If he’s already gone to his eternal reward, remember to say a prayer on his behalf! Too bad though that fathers don’t get the same privilege as mothers do on their special day. There’s no prohibition on washing dishes for the guys on Father’s Day!!

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Many of you have heard about Pauline’s (our parish secretary) daughter giving birth prematurely this week to a baby girl, Ashton Marie Ann Godin in the Ottawa Hospital. Ashton is very small in size (weighing in at a scant 1.5 lbs) but seems to have the heart of a fighter! Still she is facing a number of months in hospital as she continues to struggle to survive. I have assured Pauline that her place is to be at her daughter’s side in the difficult days and that we can manage to the best of our ability in her absence. So, if you find yourself frustrated or annoyed for the next few weeks because it’s hard to reach someone at the office or perhaps if an announcement has been missed or mangled, I simply ask you to offer it up as a prayer for this tiny tot who’s fighting to stay among the living and for the comfort and support of her family. Let us together storm the gates of heaven with prayers on their behalf, for in these days when the news is filled with stories of assisted-death, war, and other sad events, it will seem a grace to be able to do our part to assist at least this one nascent soul in staying among us.

2) I look forward to seeing as many as possible at the Chapeau CWL Banquet this week. The food and fraternity embodied by this important event always serves to lift the spirits of all who attend.

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

4) I wish to add my personal congratulations and those of our parishes to Cecil and Gail Sullivan on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. May God bless them both with many more years of health and happiness together.

 

News and Events from the Catholic Parishes of the Upper Pontiac

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