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Parish Bulletin – August 13, 2017 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary Carroll

By: Philip & Sally Montgomery

Deceased Parents of Kathleen & James Gribbon

By: James & Kathleen

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Mathis Fortin-Chaput

By: Annick, Martin Chaput & Family

Hélène Cavey

By: A Friend

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Carol Price Ron Price
Chapeau Tom Carroll Janie, Bernie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $1,182.00 Janet Retty (August 14)
St. Joseph $1,810.00  
Chapeau $1,915.00 Catherine Keon-Godin (August 21st)

OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our Chapeau parish supper will soon be approaching (Sunday, October 1st ). Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Brian Begrowicz son of Brian Begrowicz and Joann Feiereisel and Chelsea Smith daughter of Mark Smith and Candace Curtiss. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

‘’Wings of Remembrance – Butterfly Release’’

Carefor & Community Services of Pembroke will be hosting the above on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the back lawn of Carefor Mackay Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke. The event, including family activities for all ages, will provide an opportunity for all to remember family and friends by releasing a butterfly in their memory. Butterflies are $25 ($20 donation receipt). Call 613-732-3949 ext. 1115 before August 14th to purchase a butterfly. You do not need to purchase a butterfly to attend. (See poster included).

MASS AT ST. TERESA’S (FORT WILLIAM) will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 11.a.m. with Rev. Tom Fitzpatrick presiding. Mass intentions are for Fr. Mike Costello, Fr. Murray Tardiff and for all deceased cottage members of Fort William.

Festival au Style de L’Isle/Islandfest will celebrate the Island way on Saturday August 26! Join in activities for all ages and interests: kids zone including Skyza inflatables and more, vendors market, duck race, agricultural activities, touch-a-truck display, antique car show, home-run derby with a pitching machine, firefighting demonstration, church and gallery tours and craft sales, rib dinner, street dance, The Ramblin’ Valley Band and a whole lot more. Even free ice cream!!  Tickets for the rib dinner catered by Cheryl Smith are $20 and available at the municipal office in Chapeau or at Trimmer’s fries.

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada there is a one-day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

 Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery is open for the summer – Friday, Saturday and Sundays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Come visit the artists and artisans new creations.  Featuring- paintings, pen and ink prints of landmarked sites, folk art, fused glass, hand painting and etched glass, homemade bath products, jewelry, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and much more.   Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.

Next Bake Sale – this Sunday, September 3rd after mass.  Thank you for your support.

Feature Artist: August 13thCheryl Raymond of Waltham – She was always intrigued to learn new arts and crafts, so she self-taught to hand-paint on glass and wood, old fashion tatting, cross stitch, embroidery, and crochet, knit, cake decorating (taught by her mother). August 20th – Margaret Lynch of Ottawa/Allumette Island – She describes her art as the way she sees the sacred in ordinary things. Fruit, flowers, and landscapes speak soulfully and joyfully through her artwork.

PARISH SUPPER-ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH- CAMPBELL’S BAY, QC: On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Parish Centre. The menu is Turkey, Ham and trimmings- Homemade pies. Adults $15, Children 12 & Under: $6, Toddlers Free. Welcome to all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

 Pastoral Care Department of the Pembroke Regional Hospital is in need of the following kind and generous people to serve as: Pastoral Care Volunteer Visitors: Spending a few minutes to speak with patients on a one-to-one basis. You would be given a list of several patients to see, spending approximately 10-15 minutes with each. We are looking for 10 additional visitors. Eucharistic Ministers: Celebrating the Eucharist with Roman Catholic patients wishing to have Holy Communion that day. We are looking for 8 additional ministers.

Should you consider either of these ways of helping those who are confined to hospital, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at 613-732-2811 ext. 6264. If there is no one in the office, please leave your name and telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage of Reconciliation: The Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage of Reconciliation with Native Peoples, composed of 30 persons, organized by the Jesuits of Canada, left Midland by canoe last week and will be gradually making their way to Montreal following a trajectory similar to that of the first Jesuits to arrive in Canada. Two voyageur-style big canoes will be paddling through Georgian Bay, the French River, Lake Nipissing, the Mattawa River, the Ottawa River, the St. Lawrence River to reach their destination in Montreal on August 15. They have had a stop over in Mattawa, in Rapides-des-Joachims and will be stopping on the shores of the St. Joseph Sisters’ Motherhouse on the afternoon and evening night of Sunday, August 6th, before heading to stop-overs in Portage-du-Fort and Arnprior and further east. All are welcome to meet the crew at the Motherhouse on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) We extend our sympathy and prayers to the family of Lorna Brazeau whose funeral was recently celebrated in Sheenboro. Please remember Lorna and her family in your prayers.

2) Last Sunday we welcomed Madelyn Grace Murdock, daughter of Chris Murdock and Melanie O’Brien into the Catholic faith in Chapeau. We pray that she will grow ever more deeply in love of her faith and family in the years to come.

3) As we enter the final few weeks of the school summer holiday schedule it’s a good time to renew our commitment to pray for the welfare and safety of all our students, young and old. Remember that just because Peter gets to walk on water in this weekend’s gospel doesn’t mean that our kids can do the same so we need to keep an eye out for their health and welfare!

4) Congratulations to Mary Louise (Lulu) Lair and Matthew Juliusson whose wedding was celebrated in Chapeau this weekend. May God grant them a long and happy marriage together.

5) Attention Chapeau Parishioners: Please be generous in helping to support the upcoming Parish Supper by making a donation towards defraying the cost of the meat. There are envelopes available in the church pews for this purpose.

6) The handmade quilts which are the top prize for the St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph’s Parish draws are on display in each church. They are there to act as an incentive to both buy and sell tickets. Please remember that we ask every family to either purchase or sell no less than 10 books of tickets to ensure the success of each draw. I thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Parish Bulletin – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 30, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Ronald & Rose Keogh & Deceased Family Members

By: The Family

Diane McCann

By: Helen & Shannon Fitzpatrick

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Howard Gagnon

By: Donna & Family

Darrell Belland & for the intentions of Judy Bechamp

By: Poncho, Andre, Naomi and Nathan

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Marlene Adam Peter, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $850.00  
St. Joseph $1,888.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, July 31st
Chapeau $1,630.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Tuesday, August 8th

OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Matthew Karl Juliusson son of Stefan Tait and Christina Juluisson-Morse and Marie Louise Lair daughter of Pierre Lair and Edith Adam. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

Here’s a little Catholic humour to brighten your day!

– I was going to tell you about all the drama at the convent, but then remembered… it’s nun of your business.

– How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it.

– What do you call a sleepwalking priest? A “roamin’” Catholic

 

‘’Wings of Remembrance – Butterfly Release’’Carefor & Community Services of Pembroke will be hosting the above on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the back lawn of Carefor Mackay Centre, 700 Mackay St., Pembroke. The event, including family activities for all ages, will provide an opportunity for all to remember family and friends by releasing a butterfly in their memory. Butterflies are $25 ($20 donation receipt). Call 613-732-3949 ext. 1115 before August 14th to purchase a butterfly. You do not need to purchase a butterfly to attend.

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada, there is a one-day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

ROY’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, August 4th at Island Brae Golf Course & Club de Golf Pontefract. Proceeds to the Pontiac West Fire Services and Residence Meilleur. Entry Fee $60 includes (golf, supper, prizes) Golf only $40 Supper only $30. Supper served at Sheenboro Parish Hall 6 pm (salad, steak, baked potato, dessert) Register in advance at George’s bar 819-689-2715   Book your carts in advance!!

 MEETING: ” The public is invited to an information session on the Nuclear Waste Disposal Site on Thursday, August 3, 6 pm, at the St. Joseph Municipal Hall. Staff from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River will be on hand for information sharing, presentation and questions.”

Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery is open for the summer – Friday, Saturday and Sundays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Come visit the artists and artisans new creations.  Featuring- paintings, pen and ink prints of landmarked sites, folk art, fused glass, hand painting and etched glass, homemade bath products, jewelry, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and much more. Feature Artist – Patsy Allard of Allumette Island – Paints in acrylic, knits, crochets and sews baby clothes, quilts, hats, mittens, and scarves, etc. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.

Next Bake Sale – Sunday, August 6th after mass.  Thank you for your support.

July 30th – Sheri Leadston of Cornwall – Proud owner of the Little Cottage Soap Shop. She makes luxurious bath products using all natural ingredients.

PARISH SUPPER-ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH- CAMPBELL’S BAY, QC: On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Parish Centre. The menu is Turkey, Ham and trimmings- Homemade pies. Adults $15, Children 12 & Under: $6, Toddlers Free. Welcome to all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

 We would like to wish a Happy 25th Anniversary to Noëlla & Perry McGuire. Best wishes love Gabrielle, Adrianna, Madeleine & Aurele Chaput & Family.

Pastoral Care Department of the Pembroke Regional Hospital is in need of the following kind and generous people to serve as:

–          Pastoral Care Volunteer Visitors: Spending a few minutes to speak with patients on a one-to-one basis. You would be given a list of several patients to see, spending approximately 10-15 minutes with each. We are looking for 10 additional visitors.

–          Eucharistic Ministers: Celebrating the Eucharist with Roman Catholic patients wishing to have Holy Communion that day. We are looking for 8 additional ministers.

Should you consider either of these ways of helping those who are confined to hospital, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at 613-732-2811 ext. 6264. If there is no one in the office, please leave your name and telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to David and Kelsey (nee McDonald) Vaillancourt who were married last weekend in Chapeau. Please pray that they will share a long and happy life together.

2) Attention Chapeau Parishioners: Have you picked up your draw tickets to sell or buy yet? They are available at the entrances to the church.

3) Please remember to pray for the souls of Lorna Brazeau (nee Gaudette) of Sheenboro and Shirley DeJongh (nee Ryan) of Pembroke whose funerals were celebrated this week. May God grant them eternal rest as well as comfort for their families and friends who grieve their passing.

4) Here’s a brief quote from “The Timeless Teachings of St John Paul II: Summaries of His Papal Documents” (John E. Fagan) that fits nicely with this weekend’s homily:

“We must bear witness to Christ in our daily family, social, and professional activities. We must strive to grow in the Christian virtues, especially charity, so that we become more Christ-like. “We cannot bear witness to Christ without reflecting his image.”

5) This September we will be resuming our Bible Study classes on Thursday evenings in St. Joseph’s. We will also begin a study in the Chapeau sacristy of John Fagan’s book I quoted above. Watch here for more details.

Parish Bulletin – June 25, 2017 – 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

11:00 AM

Chapeau

  Funeral for Herman Morin
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Donald Retty

By: Lorna & Charlie Conway

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Glenn Lapierre & Mr. & Mrs. Florian Allard

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 9:00 AM

Sheenboro

Canada Day Elaine Mullen

By: Dick & Mary Edwards

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

Canada Day Raymond & Claire Gleason

By: Angie Retty

Brandon Perrault

By: Francis Downey

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Glenn Lapierre

By: Lois & Jimmy Tierney & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Carol Price Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Costello, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.
Sheen $612.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, June 26th
St. Joseph $1,521.00  
Chapeau $1,695.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Tuesday, July 4th

New schedule for Readers and EOME is ready to be picked up in the sacristy.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Cody Carroll son of Thomas Carroll and Kerri Caldwell and Andrea Clare England daughter of William Lloyd England and Kimberly Ann Stoppa. The wedding will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada there is a one day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

On June 28th another one day trip is organized by Jamieson travel through the Opeongo Line at $150 per person. If interested please call 613-582-7011 or toll free at 1-888-582-7011.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: The Chapeau Gallery & Garage sale is now opened. (The month of July open Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new art work & artisans displays & gift shop, etc….. Bake Sale on Sunday July 2nd after mass.

WALK THE OPEONGO LINE – JULY 2730: A walking pilgrimage to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s, Cormac. For more information and to register go to walktheopeongoline.com or contact Fr. Scott Murray -s.josephmurray@gmail.com or 613 735-6392.

Canada Day Silent Auction 2017: This is our 20th! Hope you’ll help us with your very generous donations as in the past. Proceeds go to our Recreation Association and the Parish Hall. Both concrete items and services are welcome but use your imagination and I know we won’t be disappointed. We’ll be accepting donations Thursday evening before Canada Day from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Parish Hall. Come and celebrate our 150th.  Angie Retty 689-2486

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: Will hold its annual closing dinner and awards night at the Knights of Columbus Hall on June 27. Tickets are available from Town and Country Men’s Shop in Pembroke, at the hall bar or by contacting Grand Knight Noel Leclair.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) This weekend, Bishop Mulhall ordained four men to become priests of our Pembroke diocese. Each of them is a local lad from somewhere in the Valley. Some of them may have heard St. Pope John Paul II say during his visit to Toronto during World Youth Days in 2002: “There are many priests, seminarians, and consecrated persons here today. Be close to them and support them,” he told the crowd. “And if, in the depths of your hearts, you feel the same call to the priesthood or consecrated life, do not be afraid to follow Christ on the royal road of the Cross. We are grateful that Fathers Stephen, Michael, Justin, and Anthony had the courage to heed that call and pursue a religious vocation as priests of the Pembroke Diocese. Please pray that some of our single men and women right here in the Upper Pontiac might soon hear such a religious call in their life and also have the courage to serve God and the people of our great Ottawa Valley as priests and religious sisters. You know God’s still calling as many people to religious vocations as He ever did before. But people’s lives are either too noisy to hear it these days, or the challenge of living in such a counter-cultural way in the Church family frightens them from accepting the call. We all need to support all our young and single members and neighbors with all the encouragement and prayer we can offer to them and before Christ, the eternal priest.

2) Congratulations to young Patrick Wayne Fleury, infant son of Daniel Fleury and Jessica Simmons of Chapeau who was baptized last Sunday. This weekend I look forward to bringing two more children into God’s Church as they too are received into the sacramental of life of our local Catholic communities of faith. And there are quite a few others already scheduled this summer. It seems we’re in the midst of a bit of a baby boom in our parts these days! Baptisms have been up across the Upper Pontiac for these past few years It is a beautiful sign of hope in the future to see more and more couples choosing to bring a child (or more) into this world. May God continue to bless each child with a family to love, care, nurture, and teach them how to become solid citizens of our country and in their Church.

3) We extend our sympathy to the families of Lawrence ChartrandVictor Gleason, and Herman Morin whose funerals have been or will be celebrated in the Chapeau Church this coming week. We also offer the same condolences to the family and friends of Joanne Harkins from Waltham for she has died after a long battle with illness. May the consolations of the Holy Family be granted to all who need them as they grieve their recently lost loved ones. We pray and ask for their peace in the days and weeks ahead.

4) It’s vacation time for most of our kids, so watch out as you drive along the roads and streets of our areas these days. There will no doubt be more than a few kids running around enjoying the first fun days of summer vacation who might be just a little too excited to notice where they’re running! Best we be all on our best guard this coming week until some of that pent-up energy young kids have in such abundance after the long days of school come to an end gets burned off!

5) Communications issues still afflict us in the new Chapeau office as the phones are not yet working properly. The company has assured us that the technical problem is on their end, and very soon it will be resolved. Given the speed that this entire project has taken to finish, (I began working on the new entrance/washroom project when I was first here in Chapeau as pastor 12 years ago!!) suffice it to say that ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’ You might have also noted that the next phase of repairs has begun on the exterior walls of the church itself.  Stick around for a presentation on the work that’s now beginning, discussing its scope, projected length to completion, and its cost at the short general parish meeting (5 or 10 minutes tops – I promise) after today’s Mass as I announced in last week’s bulletin. I hope as many as possible will take this opportunity to spend a few minutes learning what’s happening to their community church building.

6) We plan to shortly publish a financial statement for each parish covering the first six months of the year. Watch for more details in future bulletins as to where you can find a copy.

7) I hope to see many parishioners from all three parishes out having a great time at Sheenboro’s Canada Day celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick will be on hand to offer a Mass at 9 am to kick off the day followed by a pancake breakfast in the Parish Hall. Then the rest of the day can be spent taking in the various kids and family activities, and of course, the annual Parade is a must for all to see!. If the day is sunny and warm as we hope for next Saturday… (Note to Sheen residents: I trust someone has thought to put a rosary out on the clothesline to ensure sunny skies for the weekend?  We forgot to do it last year and the day was a rainy washout. Let’s not make that same mistake again this year, eh?) …you could also take the family for a swim in the warm shallow waters at the Fort. Then, take a short walk along the beach in the sunshine for a quick visit to St. Theresa’s Chapel. There you’ll find a real historical gem from before the days of Confederation when the Hudson’s Bay Company conducted the fur trade at Fort William. St. Theresa’s is treasured and cared for by the neighbors and residents up and down the local bays near to it. Mass has been celebrated within its walls at least once or twice almost every year since Canada’s been a nation! It’s beautifully kept both inside and out and well worth the visit. If the doors happen to be open when you visit, take a look around inside and appreciate all the beautiful woodwork and old altar. Then end off the day by bundling up the clan and get ready to watch the fireworks at sunset. It should be GREAT!! Best wishes and thanks to all the organizers and workers who have been preparing for weeks to be sure to have plenty of that famous hospitality to offer their visitor for which the folks of Sheen are rightfully famous for throughout the whole Valley. So I ask you? Could there be a better place to spend Canada’ sesquicentennial than in Sheenboro and Fort William? I think not.

Sunday Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Easter – May 14, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Intentions Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: St. Alphonsus CWL

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reggie Chaput

By: Cecil Tremblay

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Glenn Lapierre & Mrs. Florian Allard

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Bill Ryan

By; Ray & Mary Walker

Special intentions of the 50th Anniversary of Frank & Janet Retty

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lester Gaudette

By: Hazel & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Alphire & Zita Demers

By: daughter Madeleine & Aurele Chaput

McPharland Family

By: Nollie Vickers & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Peter

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

Parish Collection Counter Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.
Sheen $567.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday May 22nd
St. Joseph $1265.00  
Chapeau $1,555.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, May 15th

The St. Joseph’s Fundraiser “Where the two Island meet with Jim Beatties” was a great success.  $2500 was raised to help with church renovations.  A special thank you to everyone who helped make this event successful.  It was a great community effort.

ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L:  Our June Dinner will be Tuesday, June 13th.  More details will come.

RICK’S DRIVING SCHOOL-120 KING STREET, CHAPEAU, QC: I am offering class (5 driving lessons) in the Pontiac Connects building on Saturday mornings at 11 am as of May 20th 2017. For more information contact Rick at: 514-886-5461 or at ecoledeconduitericks.com.

STUDENT JOB – CULBUTE MUSEUM: 320 hours Wage: $11.25 per hr. Must be Grade 10 and up and returning to school & also able to work weekends. Apply to the Municipal Office in Chapeau, Qc. Deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.

UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP SPONSORED BY CHAPEAU RA- JOB POSTINGS: 1. Camp coordinator for 10 weeks at $15.00/hour for 40 hrs a week. Must be 18 years old. 2. Camp animator (3 positions) for 8 weeks at $11.25/hour for 40 hours a week. 3. Acti-leader for 6 weeks at $11.25/hour for 30 hours a week. Applicants for camp animator must be 16 years of age, all applicants must be returning to school in the fall. Applicants should have a valid First-aid and CPR certificate. Resumes should be forwarded to Mariette at francosucre77@hotmail.com by Friday, May 19th. For more info call 819-689-2488.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please take note that on June 14th at 1 pm, we will have our picnic at Edmond and Carmel’s cottage. For more info please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

SHEENBORO NATURE PRESERVE FUNDRAISER DANCE: On Saturday May 20, 2017, Sheenboro Parish Hall, there will be a fundraiser dance Featuring THE GHOST TOWN CRYERS from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. Tickets are $12:00 each, a light lunch will be served. Advance Tickets: see Mayor Doris Ranger, Dick Edwards, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann and tickets will also be sold at the door. Come out enjoy the Ottawa Valley’s premier source of entertainment while supporting the Sheenboro Nature Preserve!

FRED MEILLEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, June 30th, 2017 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex and Residence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac. The tournament will be held at the Island Brae (shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.) and Pontefract Golf Clubs(shotgun at 9 a.m.) Cost is $60 for golf and supper. $40 for golf only and $30 for supper only. Golf Cart Rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae (613-732-9022) and the Pontefract (819-683-3308) to reserve. A catered supper begins at 7 pm in the Chapeau Arena. All are welcome! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available at D.C. Bar & Grocery, L’Ancienne Banque, George’s Regal Beagle or Dave Vaillancourt (613-401-6953). Registration and payment by June 17th will be much appreciated!

CELEBRATING MARRIAGE BANQUET – THURSDAY, MAY 25TH, 2017: The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office and the Office of Faith Formation would like to celebrate and highlight the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage. All married couples are invited to attend our first annual dinner banquet at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall from 6 pm – 9 pm with guest speaker Patrick Sullivan, Catholic Lay Evangelist. There will be time for adoration and recognition of couples celebrating special anniversaries by Bishop Mulhall. Tickets ($40/couple) musty be purchased by May 18th. Contact Yvette Bourque (613)732-7933 x208 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1531: Will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The main purpose of the meeting is to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year. Should any member wish to let his name stand for election or wish to nominate someone please contact Keith Martin. Any Catholic man wishing to become a member can contact Grand Knight Noel Leclaire.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Samuel Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kiersten Smith daughter of Robert Gerenser(deceased) and Leah Smith. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: The family of Robert Bobby Lamarche would like to sincerely thank Father Tim for the beautiful and consoling service for Bobby. Your kind words will carry us through in the days ahead. Thank you to the St Alphonsus choir with Colleen Fleming soloist for the beautiful hymns, and the altar server Meril Fleury for being there, and thank you to Pauline Lepine for all your informative preparation help. Thank you to those who prepared and dug the grave. Thank you to all who sent food to Rita house after the funeral service for the family and those who helped create it and serve in any way. Thank you to all who sent cards and called to help see us through this difficult time. And a special thank you to all who attended to make this farewell service for Bobby extra special. May God hold a special place for you all in return for your kindness and compassion towards us.           Bobby’s family

ST. JOSEPH PARISH “BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG”: First Step Options is a charitable Christian agency designed to assist and give life-affirming information to those in a crisis pregnancy. It is not funded by the government so we are enlisting the aid of local area churches to help clients receive information, counsel, and support for their developing babies. We are inviting interested parishioners to take a baby bottle from the entrance of the church on Mother’s Day (May 14). You can fill it with change or make a donation and return the bottle (empty or full) to church on Father’s Day (June 18). Thank you for your interest in this endeavour. To answer any questions about this program or to learn more about First Step Options, please call Elaine at 689-2876 or Greta at 613-635-7440.

MEILLEUR RESIDENCE: The public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Meilleur Seniors Residence which will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm at Harrington Community Center, Chapeau. The architect and engineers have been hired and made their first site visit. Come out for a full update.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes will be holding a Public Consultation on Wednesday May 24th at 7pm at Harrington Hall to discuss upcoming changes to the zoning by-laws regarding agricultural zones.  All residents are encouraged to attend.  For more information please contact the Municipal Office at 689-2266.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) THANK YOU to everyone who made the recent St. Joseph’s fundraiser, ‘Where the Two Islands Meet’ a great success last Sunday. This event was the brainchild parishioners who stepped up and took a leadership role in organizing it for their parish church. We are very grateful for their initiative and hard work for the benefit of their friends and neighbours.

2) All three churches are facing some significant financial challenges as we work our way over the next couple of years through some major repairs and renovations to our buildings and properties. Fundraising projects such as last weekends will be essential to the success of these endeavours. So if you have an idea that will help to generate revenues for our three parishes, why not step up and see if you can realize the potential of your idea by bringing it to my attention?

3) Bible Study class continues on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. New members are always welcome.

Sunday Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Easter – May 7, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Special intention of Carl Bowers on his 94th Birthday

By:   Henry & Joan Sallafranque

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Florence Brunette

By: Friends

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Leona Audet & Doreen Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Special intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Marie DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary Nadeau

By: Helen & Waverly Nephin

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Donald Retty

By: Jerry & Marie-Paule Muldoon

Rob Brunette

By: Mom & Dad

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Robert Godin

By: Pauline & Family

Marguerite St.Cyr

By: Lorrie & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carol Price Ron Price
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, André

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

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $642.00 Martin Flood, Monday, May 8th
St. Joseph $1,309.00  
Chapeau $1,789.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, May 15th

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: Final Catechism class will be this Sunday, May 7th, at this time we ask that all children bring their readers back and hand them into the teachers.

We also would like the teachers to hand in the attendance sheet & readers at the office. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:   Will be starting again soon and we are looking for volunteers. Please contact Andrea Chartrand at 819-689-5185. Thank you.

STUDENT JOB – CULBUTE MUSEUM: 320 hours Wage; 11.25 per hr. Must be Grade 10 and up and returning to school & also able to work weekends. Apply to the Municipal Office in Chapeau, Qc. Deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please take note that on Wednesday, May 10th at noon we will have a Pot Luck Dinner. On June 14th at 1 pm, we will have our picnic at Edmond and Carmel’s cottage. For more info please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

SHEENBORO NATURE PRESERVE FUNDRAISER DANCE: On Saturday May 20, 2017, Sheenboro Parish Hall, there will be a fundraiser dance Featuring  THE GHOST TOWN CRYERS from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. Tickets are $12:00 each, a light lunch will be served. Advance Tickets: see Mayor Doris Ranger, Dick Edwards, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann and tickets will also be sold at the door. Come out enjoy the Ottawa Valley’s premier source of entertainment while supporting the Sheenboro Nature Preserve!

FRED MEILLEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, June 30th, 2017 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex and Residence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac. The tournament will be held at the Island Brae (shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.) and Pontefract Golf Clubs(shotgun at 9 a.m.) Cost is $60 for golf and supper. $40 for golf only and $30 for supper only. Golf Cart Rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae (613-732-9022) and the Pontefract (819-683-3308) to reserve. A catered supper begins at 7 pm in the Chapeau Arena. All are welcome! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available at D.C. Bar & Grocery, L’Ancienne Banque, George’s Regal Beagle or Dave Vaillancourt (613-401-6953). Registration and payment by June 17th will be much appreciated!

Triduum in honour of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima in Renfrew

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Father Brian Clarke of the Diocese of Scranton will preach a Triduum on May 10, 11 and 12 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 100 Lisgar Avenue in Renfrew. Mass each morning at 9:00 a.m. and Sung Vespers and homily each evening at 7:00 p.m. The Most Reverend Michael Mulhall will conclude the Triduum with the celebration of Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00 a.m.  For the full schedule please visit www.fatimarenfrew.org.

CELEBRATING MARRIAGE BANQUET – THURSDAY, MAY 25TH, 2017: The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office and the Office of Faith Formation would like to celebrate and highlight the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage. All married couples are invited to attend our first annual dinner banquet at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall from 6 pm – 9 pm with guest speaker Patrick Sullivan, Catholic Lay Evangelist. There will be time for adoration and recognition of couples celebrating special anniversaries by Bishop Mulhall. Tickets ($40/couple) musty be purchased by May 18th. Contact Yvette Bourque (613)732-7933 x208 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Knights of Columbus council 1531 will be held May 9 at the K of C hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke, It starts at 7:30 p.m.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1531: Will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The main purpose of the meeting is to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year. Should any member wish to let his name stand for election or wish to nominate someone please contact Keith Martin. Any Catholic man wishing to become a member can contact Grand Knight Noel Leclaire.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Samuel Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kiersten Smith daughter of Robert Gerenser(deceased) and Leah Smith. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L:

-Thank you to all who participated in Prayers for Palliative Care(whether at church or at home) on May 4th.

-Marianhill has extended an invitation to interested persons in helping to provide additional services to their palliative residents in Marianhill’s Hospice Palliative Care Unit. Training will be provided. If interested call Wendy Biernaskie at 613-735-6839 ext. 479.

-Our June Dinner will be Tuesday, June 13th. More details will come.

ST. JOSEPH FUNDRAISING EVENT-TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW:  Where The Two Islands Meet’ will be an event this Sunday, May 7th consisting of two slide shows with musical performances by Jim Beattie. The first slide show (beginning at 4:30 pm) will focus on the Emerald Isle with the second (beginning at 6:30 pm.) will highlight the sights and sounds of our beloved Ottawa Valley. In between the two presentations (at 5:45 pm) there will be a meal of Irish Stew served. Tickets can be purchased from one of the following: Margaret Tallon (689-2676), Donna Tierney (689-2558), Sharon Fitzpatrick (689-2907), or from the parish office. They are already selling fast so don’t delay in getting yours as space is limited.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH “BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG”: First Step Options is a charitable Christian agency designed to assist and give life affirming information to those in a crisis pregnancy. It is not funded by the government so we are enlisting the aid of local area churches to help clients receive information, counsel, and support for their developing babies. We are inviting interested parishioners to take a baby bottle from the entrance of the church on Mother’s Day (May 14). You can fill it with change or make a donation and return the bottle (empty or full) to church on Father’s Day (June 18). Thank you for your interest in this endeavour. To answer any questions about this program or to learn more about First Step Options, please call Elaine at 689-2876 or Greta at 613-635-7440.

MEILLEUR RESIDENCE: The public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Meilleur Seniors Residence which will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm at Harrington Community Center, Chapeau. The architect and engineers have been hired and made their first site visit. Come out for a full update.

UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP SPONSORED BY CHAPEAU RA- JOB POSTINGS: 1. Camp coordinator for 10 weeks at $15.00/hour for 40 hrs a week. Must be 18 years old. 2. Camp animator (3 positions) for 8 weeks at $11.25/hour for 40 hours a week. 3. Act-leader for 6 weeks at $11.25/hour for 30 hours a week. Applicants for camp animator must be 16 years of age, all applicants must be returning to school in the fall. Applicants should have a valid First-aid and CPR certificate. Resumes should be forwarded to Mariette at francosucre77@hotmail.com by Friday, May 19th. For more info call 819-689-2488.

ST.PAUL THE HERMIT CEMETERY : There will be a cemetery clean up on Friday, May 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Notes from Fr. Tim
I’ve got only one thing to say this week: ‘Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day.’ Please say a prayer for all of us who are fighting these high water levels so that we might get some relief asap.

Parish Bulletin – April 2, 2017 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Leo Lamarche

By:   Normand & Pauline Chaput

Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Katie Phelan

By: Peter & Nora Smith

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reggie Chaput

By: Cecil Tremblay

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention of Mary Lapierre & Yvonne Chassie

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

Palm Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Palm Sunday Diane McCann & Dean Fitzpatrick

By: Charlotte McNulty

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

Palm Sunday Elaire & Sally Chartrand & Noella St.Cyr Chaput

By: Lorenzo & Nicole Bertrand

Darrell Belland & for special intention of Judy Bechamp

By: Poncho, Naomi, Nathan & Family

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Elaine McGuire
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Nicole

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 and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $1,165.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday April 3rd
St. Joseph $1,381.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, April 10th
Chapeau $1,505.00  

 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.

THANK YOU: Thanks to everyone for their prayers, visits and kind wishes during my recent illness.                                 Mary Lapierre.

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.

 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.

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

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre Basement. Everyone Welcome!

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.

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!

 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.”

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/

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.

2017 ORDINATIONS: We are pleased to announce that Ordinations to the Priesthood will be held at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our heartfelt thanks to the artists of the Chapeau Regional Gallery for their leadership and hard work in making last Sunday’s concert and supper such a great success. Your efforts resulted in a donation of $6,326 to our parish accounts. May you be richly blessed for your wonderful gift to St. Alphonsus Parish.

2) The good folks in St. Joseph’s Parish were evidently inspired by the work of the Chapeau Gallery artists as they have also organized a fundraising project. ‘Where The Two Islands Meet’ will be an event on Sunday, May 7th consisting of two slide shows with musical performances by Jim Beattie. The first slide show (beginning at 4:30 pm) will focus on the Emerald Isle with the second (beginning at 6:30 pm.) will highlight the sights and sounds of our beloved Ottawa Valley. In between the two presentations (at 5:45 pm) there will be a meal of Irish Stew served. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Margaret Tallon (689-2676), Donna Tierney (689-2558), Sharon Fitzpatrick (689-2907), or from the parish office. Space is limited by the constraints of the St. Joseph’s Municipal Hall so do not delay in purchasing or reserving your tickets.

3) Our prayers and sympathies go out to the family of Lester Gaudette who died this past week. His funeral was held at St. Joseph’s Parish on Saturday morning. May God bring his soul safe into His hands and grant peace and solace to those who grieve his passing.

4) We extend our sympathy as well to the family of Chuck Chassie of St. Joseph’s who grieve the passing of his sister, Shirley Lacroix Denault. Her funeral was celebrated this past Wednesday in Waltham. May Shirley’s soul rest in peace.

5) The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated in Chapeau this coming Friday at 7 pm.

6). Our Bible Study group continues to meet on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory. We will soon be moving our meetings into the church sacristy as we’ve outgrown the space available in the rectory! But new members are always welcome. Why not come out and learn about the treasures to be found in studying God’s holy word?

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. Msgr. Ambrose Pick

I am saddened to report that Msgr. Ambrose Pick of our Pembroke Diocese died yesterday afternoon at Marianhill. Details of his wake and funeral will be published here as soon as they become available. Please pray for the repose of his soul and the comfort of his surviving family in the days ahead.

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UPDATE:  Here are the funeral arrangements for Msgr. Ambrose Pick:

Rite of Reception: St. Hedwig’s Church (Barry’s Bay) on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Wake continues until 9 pm.

Funeral Mass: St. Hedwig’s Church (Barry’s Bay) Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11 am.