R.I.P. Shirley (nee Chassie) Lacroix Denault

Shirley Lacroix Denault (née Chassie)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Pembroke, Ontario on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife by first marriage to the late Raoul Lacroix and by second marriage to the late John Denault. Loving mother of Sheila (Victor), Brian(Denyse), Keith(Donna), Patsy, Jimmy(Diane), Raoul Jr. (Sylvie) and Theresa(Jean-Marc). Amazing grandmother of Angie, Paula, Josh, Kristen, Samantha, Stephanie, Kayla, Audrey, Christopher, Bradley, Jaime and Curtis. Special great grandmother of Niko, Alex, Dina, Carson, Aaron, Ty, Zackery, Colin, Ethan, Owen, Alexia, Noah, Talia, Cadence, Felicity, Nova and Saveah. Sister of Bernard (late Wilda), Merrill (Marlene), Neil (Hazel), Laurina (Gerald) and Carolyn(Gerard). Shirley will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Waltham, Quebec at 11 a.m. Interment parish cemetery in the spring.

Parish Bulletin – 26 March 2017 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Funeral Mass for Elmer Gallagher
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the Special Intentions & in Thanksgiving for favour received

By: a parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Loella Meehan

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For a Special Intention of Fr. MacRae

By: Marie DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Noella Kennedy

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

5th Sunday of Lent Norma Sullivan

By: Gail Sullivan & Franҫois Larrivée & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

5th Sunday of Lent Fr. Douglas Morris

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

5th Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Rita Keogh
Chapeau Peter Smith Gail, André

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Billy Brennan, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $867.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday April 2nd
St. Joseph $1,411.00  
Chapeau $1,915.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, March 27th

 2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    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.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: will be held at Joseph Church next Friday at 7:00 p.m.

NEXT CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: will be held on Sunday, April 2nd at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. Confirmation class with meet with Fr. Tim after church in the sacristy. Thank you!

Reminder: First Confession will take place on Saturday May 27th at St. Alphonsus Church at 10:00 a.m. and First Communion will take place on Sunday May 28th during Mass.

 Confirmation will be held on Sunday, June 11th during the 10:30 Mass at St. Alphonsus Church.

 JOIN THE “CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE” THROUGH THE CITY OF PEMBROKE: Ecumenical Way of the Cross Good Friday April 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Moncion Metro 425 Pembroke St. East and will end with a Hunger Meal at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Annex(284 Trafalgar Rd.) Transportation will be provided from the Annex back to Moncion Metro Grocers following the Hunger Meal. Voluntary donations for the poor will be accepted. For more information contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: will be held on Sunday, April 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Everyone Welcome!

BOWLING BANQUET: will be held on Friday April 7th. The menu is chicken & roast beef combo $25 per person call Yogi 689-5508 or Lorraine 689-5062. Thank you!

TO THE MEMBERS OF CAISSE POPULAIRE DESJARDINS CHAPEAU: You are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre.

CHRISM MASS: all parishioners are invited to the Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and he will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY:  Please join us at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke on Sunday, April 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Father Howard Chabot. This will be a time with our Lord with Adoration, Singing of Hymns and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Let us join together and pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

ANNUAL LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: Annual Lenten Day of Reflection; “Jesus, the Mercy of God”: with Fr. Howard Chabot and Deacon Adrien Chaput at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior on Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. coffee/muffins) until 2:00 p.m. There is no fee for the day but registration is required by calling the parish office or 613-623-3722 or e-mail jwagner@bell.net since a lunch will be provided. Last date to register will be Wednesday, April 5th. Everyone is welcome!

West Pontiac Connects is proud to announce that we are now running our 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Andrew Jones at 819-689-2878 or by email at skillslink_programcoordinator@outlook.com if interested.”

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Knight of Columbus Council 1531 in Pembroke will host its annual Lenten Retreat on March 28 starting at 7 p.m. Father Michael Weitl will be the speaker. This event is open to everyone.

Ever wonder why we’re celebrating a mass each week for the Intention of Fr. Gordon McCrea? Here’s a url address that explains who he is and why his supporters having been requesting a mass each week:  http://www.catholicjournal.us/2016/09/16/father-gordon-j-macrae-story/

TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!

ST. ALPHONSUS FUNDRAISER – SPRING CONCERT AND DINNER 

–     $20 – Dinner 5:30 p.m. and Concert 3:00 p.m. and

–     $10 Concert only.  Children 12 and under for Dinner and concert is $10.

There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Tickets available after mass and also at the door. Take out for dinner are available. Come out and support your church!

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) I hope that everyone will be attending the fundraising concert and meal this Sunday in St. Alphonsus Parish. A great deal of work and practice has gone into preparing both. My sincere thanks to all those who prepared for the concert and cooked the roast beef supper. Thanks too to those who donated items for the auction that will be accompanying the supper in Harrington Community Centre. There will also be a presentation made during the concert by the grandson of the artist who made the magnificent stained glass windows which adorn the Chapeau church. So there’s lots of good things happening to appeal to everyone that are worthy of your participation. Tickets will be available after the 10:30 mass and at the door of the meal.

2) Our sympathy and prayers go out the family of Elmer Gallagher whose funeral will be celebrated this Monday in St. Joseph’s Church at 11 am. The wake services are being held at Hayes Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

3) Sorry for the snow on Friday. I know it’s my fault because I took my winter tires off the car on Thursday!

Parish Bulletin – 19 March 2017 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM

Chapeau

  Funeral Mass for Teresa Conroy
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Edmond Vaillancourt

By:   Theresa Hoffman

Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marie Anne Lair

By: Lydia & Rick Lewis

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria Desouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention of Michelle Jennings & Jean Paul Lariviere

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

4th Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

4th Sunday of Lent Donna Tallon

By: Genevieve & Stan Bresseau

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

4th Sunday of Lent Elzéar & Alexina St. Jean

By: Royale & Jacqueline Mainville

Darrell Belland

By: Mom, Dad & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Monique Fleury Bernie, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Billy Brennan, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $847.00  
St. Joseph $1,270.00  
Chapeau $1,515.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, March 20th

 2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    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.

CHRISM MASS: all parishioners are invited to the Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and he will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

C.W.L ST. ANNE PARISH – CALUMET ISLAND – EASTER BRUNCH: will be held on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 10:00 am. to 1:30 p.m. Adults $12 and Children 10 and Under $5.00 at the Municipal Hall on 8 Monsigneur Martel. Take out is available. There will be a 50/50 draw and many other draws. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a non-perishable food item to the Brunch for “Bouffe Pontiac”. The C.W.L. will also have their 2016 cookbook for sale at a cost of $15.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX: We would like to thank our sponsors for the months of January & February. A big thank you Ian Gagnon Garage & Towing, Milton Kidd & Sons, Chapeau District Lions Club , Chapeau C.W.L, Winston Sunstrum & Family, Sullivan Homestead/Donovan Sullivan & Chapeau R.A.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Knight of Columbus Council 1531 in Pembroke will host its annual Lenten Retreat on March 28 starting at 7 p.m. Father Michael Weitl will be the speaker. This event is open to everyone.

COLLECTION COUNTERS: Looking for a few more volunteer counters from each Parish for Monday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1030 a.m.. If interested please contact the office to give your name 819-689-5232. Thank you.

Ever wonder why we’re celebrating a mass each week for the Intention of Fr. Gordon McCrea? Here’s a url address that explains who he is and why his supporters having been requesting a mass each week: http://www.catholicjournal.us/2016/09/16/father-gordon-j-macrae-story/

MARK YOUR CALENDARS MARCH 26, 2017

ST. ALPHONSUS FUNDRAISER – SPRING CONCERT AND DINNER 

–     Reserve your ticket(s) – $20 – Dinner (5:30 p.m. and Concert (3:00 p.m. and

–     $10 Concert only.  Limited 200 dinner tickets. Tickets available from Pauline at Parish Office. Also, planning a Silent Auction – If you are interested in donating a prize or to purchase ticket(s), please contact Gene O’Brien at 819-689-2410 and Helen Davis 819-689-5271

COME AND SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH! Tickets are available after mass on Sunday March 12th, 19th and 26th.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Charlene Spence. Wife of the late Mansel Spence, of Cornwall Ontario. She is sister in law of Ida Czmielewski and Denzil Spence

NEXT CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: will be held on Sunday, April 2nd at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

Confirmation class with meet with Fr. Tim after church in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all those members who have paid their membership fees ($20.00). Anyone who intends to pay their fees and hasn’t already done so, we’d appreciate receiving them ASAP.

ANNUAL LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: Annual Lenten Day of Reflection; “Jesus, the Mercy of God”: with Fr. Howard Chabot and Deacon Adrien Chaput at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior on Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. coffee/muffins) until 2:00 p.m. There is no fee for the day but registration is required by calling the parish office or 613-623-3722 or e-mail jwagner@bell.net since a lunch will be provided. Last date to register will be Wednesday, April 5th. Everyone is welcome!

Stations of the Cross: Friday in Sheenboro at 7 pm. Next Week – St. Joseph’s

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) We extend our sympathy and condolences to the families of Teresa Conroy (nee Fortune) and Elmer Gallagher who both passed away this week. It seems somewhat appropriate that they follow each other so closely into eternal life given that they lived as neighbours in Chapeau for so many years!. Teresa’s wake will be held this Sunday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Hayes Funeral Chapel in Chapeau with the funeral mass celebrated on Monday at11 am in St. Alphonsus Parish. Elmer Gallagher’s wake will also be held at the Hayes Funeral Chapel on Sunday, March 26 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. His funeral will be held in St. Joseph’s Church on Monday, March 27th at 11 am. Please keep both of their families in your thoughts and prayers.

2) A reminder to the students preparing to receive their confirmation at the hand of Bishop Mulhall this coming June to study well. The exam testing your knowledge of the sacrament will be held at our next class. Passing this test is a requirement for receiving the sacrament. You don’t want to have to repeat the course again next year!!

3) We will be having a parish meeting for St. Alphonsus Church immediately following this Sunday’s mass to explain the various construction and repair work that is taking place. Since you are going to be asked many times to help contribute financially to these projects you might as well find out how your money is going to be spent.

4) Have you purchased your ticket yet for the Spring Concert and Supper in aid of St. Alphonsus Church? Not only will there be beautiful music next weekend but it’s being followed with a tasty roast beef supper in Harrington Community Centre. Please help to make both halves of this event a great success.

5) We welcome Fr. Mitch back to Sheenboro this weekend. I trust he will enjoy the traditional hospitality that the residents there are so famous for and gets to stuff himself with lots of good food at the parish potluck which follows the 5 pm. mass. Our thanks to him as well for his generous gift of a St. Patrick’s statue to adorn St. Paul the Hermit Church. It will be just one more touch of green in that place where the Irish are so strongly felt!

R.I.P. Teresa Conroy (nee Fortune)

 

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Teresa Conroy

 

Passed away peacefully in hospital, Pembroke, Ontario on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Conroy. Loving mother of Patricia Kollee (Larry), Karen Cowden (Paul), Tim (Elizabeth Simpson), Barry (Kelly Comeau), Ron (Candy Gleason) and Trevor (Seanna Hoendermis). Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is survived by sister Ann Corriveau and predeceased by brother Dorlyn Fortune and sister Shirley Tétrault. Friends are invited to share their memories of Teresa with her family during visitation at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Monday, March 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec, on Monday, March 20 at 11 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Teresa at the Pembroke Regional Hospital. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Elmer James Gallagher

 

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Elmer James Gallagher

Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in his 90th year. Sadly missed and always remembered by his children Judy Stone (Dan), Karie McGregor (Mark), Tom Gallagher (Mark) and Sandy Black (Dave). Loving Grandpa to Suzanne and Jessica Stone, Adison and Paul McGregor, and Tara and Grant Black. Great Grandfather to Aaron Anderson and Harper McGregor. Dear companion of Bernice Battis. Elmer was predeceased by his wife Phyllis, parents Michael and Martha Ann Gallagher and siblings Earl, Eunice, MJ and Francis. He will be deeply missed by his sisters Vida Raymond and Loretta Reid as well as his many nieces and nephews who were an important part of his life. Elmer was an active member for many years of the Young at Heart Club, Chapeau and will be dearly missed by all of his lifelong friends on Allumette Island. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Todd Gauthier for his understanding, deep compassion and care for our Dad in his final weeks. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 rue St. Jacques, Chapeau Quebec on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be no visitation on the day of the service. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church. Interment to follow in St Joseph’s Cemetery.

 

R.I.P. Charlene Spence

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CHARLENE MARY SPENCE  (Sister-in-law to Denzil Spence and Ida Czmielewski)

It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of a dear and loving mother, greatest grandmother ever, sister and best friend.  On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Charlene Mary Spence of Cornwall has joined the love of her life, holding hands in Heaven as they did on Earth, with the late Mansel Spence (2014).  Cherished mother of Michael, Sharon (Marc), both of Cornwall, Denis of Ottawa, Patsy (Yves), David (Eva), and Nancy, all of Cornwall.  Loving grandmother of twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  Loving sister of Kathleen Campbell (Bill) of Kingston, James (Elaine) Kyer of Cornwall and Richard (Jackie) Kyer of Kingston.  Missed by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by her parents Eva (Lafave) and Leonard Kyer, and beloved sister Helen Mayer.

Funeral Arrangements

A celebration of life will be held at Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 2900 Second Street East, Cornwall  on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Rite of Commital to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Cornwall later in the spring.  Memorial donations to the Cornwall OSPCA gratefully acknowledged.  McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home & Chapel, 428 Second Street East, Cornwall (613 932-6300) entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be left at http://www.mcarthurbrosfh.com.

R.I.P. Lloyd MacLeod (formerly of Sheenboro)

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MacLEOD LLOYD – Unexpectedly at the George Dumont Hospital in
Moncton, NB on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017; Lloyd James MacLeod,
husband of the late Maxine (Townsend) Reynolds. Born in Cape North,
Cape Breton, NS; he is the son of the late Roderick Sinclair &
Mary Grace (Royale) MacLeod.
Lloyd was known to his family and friends as a true hardworker,
never being able to sit still. He had a great love for animals, for
the outdoors fishing and playing poker “Texas Hold em”
with his friends. He did work with the Pontiac Lodge in northern
Quebec as a guide and a trapper. For many years Lloyd worked as a
mechanic in the auto industry. As a veteran and in service to his country he served in Korea.
Lloyd is survived by his son Kevin Gene and his wife Celia of St
Stephen, NB; his granddaughter Abigail Rose MacLeod, at home,
brothers, Gordon Lewis and Collie Roy, Margaret Isabell, Myrtle
Lewis, and Mary Anabelle.
Lloyd was predeceased by brothers John Angus, William Russell,
Melvin William, Sinclair Royal, Dennis Gerald, twins Collie Maurice
and Roderick Hector and a sister Marie Audrey.
By Lloyds’ request cremation will take place. Friends are
welcome to attend a memorial service in celebration of his life to be
held on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of
Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506
… 466 … 3110)
In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of the donors choice
would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences to the family
or donations can be made at http://www.humphreysfh.com

Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Lloyd J. MacLeod.source

avis deces Lloyd J. MacLeod- avis mortuaire Lloyd J. MacLeod

Chapeau Parish Meeting – Help spread the word!

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ATTENTION CHAPEAU PARISHIONERS:

We will have a public parish meeting immediately after next Sunday’s mass (March 19th) to inform everyone about the various repair and renovation projects that we will be undertaking over the next five years. We will be asking for your financial support over that period so you might want to spend a few minutes next Sunday to see what’s going to be done to the Church.

Sunday Bulletin – March 12, 2017 -2nd Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Funeral Mass for Glenn Lapierre
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances & Stephen Morris

By: The Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau

By:   Verna & Pat Mercier

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention Joan Pelletier

By Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

3rd Sunday of Lent Lucy & George Sullivan

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Jean Caughney

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

3rd Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

3rd Sunday of Lent Mike & Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Frances Giroux

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L.

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Frances Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Paul Morris
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Elmer Gallagher, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Billy Brennan, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $962.00 Janet Retty, Monday March 13th
St. Joseph $1,092.00  
Chapeau $2,197.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, March 20th

 2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    are now available in the churches 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.

CHRISM MASS: all parishioners are invited to the Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and he will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX: We would like to thank our sponsors for the months of January & February. A big thank you to Ian Gagnon Garage & Towing, Milton Kidd & Sons, Chapeau District Lions Club, Chapeau C.W.L, Winston Sunstrum & Family, Sullivan Homestead/Donovan Sullivan & Chapeau R.A.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Irish Play, sponsored by the Columbus Drama Club, will be held March 12 (1:30 p.m.) and March 15, 16 and 17 (all at 7:30 p.m.) in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Tickets are available at all three Mulvihill Pharmacy locations, CNIB Corner Store at WalMart, and O’Grady’s Flowers and Gifts in Eganville. Cost is $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Knight of Columbus Council 1531 in Pembroke will host its annual Lenten Retreat on March 28 starting at 7 p.m. Father Michael Weitl will be the speaker. This event is open to everyone.

COLLECTION COUNTERS: Looking for a few more volunteer counters from each Parish for Monday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1030 a.m.. If interested please contact the office to give your name 819-689-5232. Thank you.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS MARCH 26, 2017

ST. ALPHONSUS FUNDRAISER – SPRING CONCERT AND DINNER 

–     Reserve your ticket(s) – $20 – Dinner (5:30 p.m. and Concert (3:00 p.m. and

–     $10 Concert only.  Limited 200 dinner tickets. Tickets available from Pauline at Parish Office. Also, planning a Silent Auction – If you are interested in donating a prize or to purchase ticket(s), please contact Gene O’Brien at 819-689-2410 and Helen Davis 819-689-5271.  COME AND SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH! Tickets are available after mass on Sunday March 12th, 19th and 26th.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all those members who have paid their membership fees ($20.00). Anyone who intends to pay their fees and hasn’t already done so, we’d appreciate receiving them ASAP.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: On Wednesday, March 15th at 12:00 p.m. Irish Stew will be served free for all its’ members. Come out and wear green.

ANNUAL LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: Annual Lenten Day of Reflection; “Jesus, the Mercy of God”: with Fr. Howard Chabot and Deacon Adrien Chaput at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior on Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. coffee/muffins) until 2:00 p.m. There is no fee for the day but registration is required by calling the parish office or 613-623-3722 or e-mail jwagner@bell.net since a lunch will be provided. Last date to register will be Wednesday, April 5th. Everyone is welcome!

SOCCER REGISTRATION:  Soccer Registration will take place on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday March 16 at Harrington Community Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Children 5 to 17.  Will accept children that are age of 4 years old before March 31stas well.  For more info check out the bulletin board.

 LAUGHTER YOGA AT CHAPEAU ART GALLERY:   beginning on Tuesday, March 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  Bring your Yoga matt or towel.  Everyone Welcomed!  Free will offering.  For more info contact Dagmar 819-689-5039 or Donna 819-689-5344.  See you there!  Ha, Ha, Hee, Hee………..

ATTENTION CHAPEAU PARISHIONERS: We will have a public parish meeting immediately after next Sunday’s mass (March 19th) to inform everyone about the various repair and renovation projects that we will be undertaking over the next five years. We will be asking for your financial support over that period so you might want to spend a few minutes next Sunday to see what’s going to be done to the Church.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated this coming Friday at 7 pm in Chapeau.

2) We welcome Fr. Mitch back to Sheenboro next Saturday at the 5 pm mass as he brings a statue of St. Patrick to adorn that church. A potluck supper will follow in the Parish Hall. If you are willing to contribute something to the meal, please give Betty Morris (689-5023) or Laetitia Peacock (689-2039) a call or sign up on the sheet at the entrance to St. Paul the Hermit.

3) Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Glenn Lapierre of St. Joseph’s parish who passed last Sunday. His funeral will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s at 11 am on Monday. Please keep his family in your prayers.

4) We also offer our prayers and condolences to the Retty family as they grieve the death of Donald Retty from Sheenboro. Don was an active participant in the life of St. Paul the Hermit Parish and I trust that he too is well received by God into his eternal life.

5) We welcome Blake Willow Hearty and Billie Rose Dufour who were recently welcomed into our Catholic faith through the sacrament of baptism in Chapeau.

6) Our MP, Mr. Will Amos will be making a grant presentation to St. Alphonsus Church this Monday afternoon at 1 pm in the Chapeau Computer Centre. Everyone is invited to come out and share in this event. Special thanks to Mariette Sallafranque-Fleury for her assistance in preparing all the documentation needed for the parish to submit our application. We couldn’t have done it without her assistance!

7) Q) What immediately follows after the recessional hymn in churches this weekend? A) The arrival of all those folks who forgot to turn their clocks ahead one hour before they went to bed! Daylight Savings Time kicks in this weekend folks so I hope you remembered to ‘spring ahead’ with the rest of us.

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