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Parish Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent – 18 March 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM


  Funeral Mass of John Joseph “Jack” Jennings
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  For Special intentions of all the priests of the Pembroke Diocese

By: Maria DeSouza

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Carl Bowers

By: Mary Lapierre & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Robert Godin (Anniv.)

By: Pauline & Family

Friday 11:00 AM


  For Special Intentions of Evangeline Audet & Monique Pleau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday 7:00 PM


  Stations of the cross
Saturday 5:00 PM


Palm Sunday Leo Downey & deceased parents & relatives

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Myrtle Sullivan

By: Mary Spence

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Palm Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


Palm Sunday Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Catherine D’Arcy

Darrell Belland

By: Mom & Dad


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carl Price Paul Morris
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Meril
Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 732.00  
St. Joseph $1014.00  
Chapeau $1575.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, March 19th

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Merrill Allard, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

CHRISM MASS: Bishop Mulhall will preside at the celebration of the Chrism Mass to be held on Tuesday of Holy Week, March 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Everyone is invited to participate at this Mass during which the Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

NORTHFORK Country Kitchen is hosting their Annual PANCAKE BREAKFAST: This

Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Adults $20.00 Children $10.00 Children under 5 Free. Please call 819-689-2588 for reservations. MENU includes: homemade pancakes with fresh maple syrup, omelette, home fries, bacon, sausage, homemade beans, juice, tea, coffee.

FISH FRY -HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTREGood Friday, March 30th: take out is available $12.00 adults $7.00 children. Supper will be ready at 4pm fish, fresh fries, coleslaw, bun, tea, coffee Sponsored by Chapeau District Lion’s club and Pontiac West Fire Dept. Tickets sold in advance, get them early limited amount sold. Tickets can be purchased from your local firefighters or Lion’s Club members.

THANK YOU: A sincere “Thank You” is extended from Marianhill to St. Alphonsus CWL and the “Four Shades of Green” who entertained at their March Birthday. Your presence with us was truly appreciated.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having a pancake, sausage & homemade bean breakfast on Sunday, March 25th. Everyone is Welcome!

ECUMENICAL WAY OF THE CROSS: An Ecumenical Way of the Cross through the streets of Pembroke will be held on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. This year marks the 38th year of the pilgrimage which will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Metro Moncion Grocers Pembroke Market (425 Pembroke St. East) and will end with a Hunger Meal at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Annex (284 Trafalgar Road). Transportation will be provided from the Annex back to Metro Moncion Grocers following the Hunger Meal. Voluntary donations for the poor will be excepted. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or at

EASTER ACTIVITIES-SPONSORED BY THE CHAPEAU R.A: Please join us for a fun filled afternoon of Easter fun! Activities include crafts and cupcake decorating. We will also have live bunnies and an Easter surprise. Fun for all ages! Cost: $2/child on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1pm – 3 pm at Harrington Community Centre basement. All children must be accompanied by an adult!

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Come and join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke, with adoration, singing of hymns and the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We will pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. Our guest speaker will be Father Michael Weitl from Madonna House. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or            at the Diocese of Pembroke.

“West Pontiac Connects: is proud to announce that we are now running our third session of the 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation running from March 12 to May 18, 2018. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Victoria Branco at 819-689-2878 or by email at if interested.”

Next Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program : will be held on April 7th and April 14th, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pembroke. Register online at or contact your parish office. Deadline to register is March 29th.

The Ottawa Mission: If you would like to donate warm clothing or other items for the homeless frequenting the Ottawa Mission, call Roger at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951 or Ron at 819-689-5440. Volunteers will ensure that all items are delivered.

Medjugorje – Children’s clothing (ages 3 to 12 yrs.) is needed in Medjugorje for children of impoverished and needy families. Since 1993, Pat Duggan of Combermere has been involved in a small but diversified mission making a difference in Medjugorje. For information please refer to or call Pat at 613-756-2655, Roger at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951 or Ron at 819-689-5440. Clothing will be delivered in mid-May and end of Sept. 2018.

The Sheenboro Parish Council chose the St. Bryce Mission in Costa Rica as our parish’s cause to help mothers and their infants. This mission helps the Cabecar indigenous people at the St. Francis Emmaus Center is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica, the nearest city to the Chirripo indigenous reservation. According to the mission’s website: “The center, modeled off the internationally-lauded model of “pregnancy waiting homes”, provides a safe, comfortable place for up to 30 Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days before and after the birth of a child or in the event of the hospitalization of a child.” Because of the lack of access to medical services and harsh living conditions, the Cabecar population suffers infant and maternal mortality rates nearly 5 times higher than the rest of the Costa Rican population. However, annually, 400 mothers visit the centre and the medical help has reduced infant mortality by 50%. For more information, please see Please watch Fr. Tim’s and the parish blog, as he will be posting informational videos about St. Bryce Mission.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) I ask please that you pray for the repose of the soul of John Joseph “Jack” Jennings brother of Jim, Anne, and Rose Marie who died this past week. His funeral will be celebrated on Monday in Sheenboro. May God grant solace and comfort to his wife Marilyn Lapierre and his family as they grieve his loss.

2) Congratulations to William Thomas Swan child of Deidra Chartrand and Adam Swan who will be baptized into our Catholic faith this Sunday in St. Joseph .


R.I.P. Thomas Gordon McCrea


Gordon McCrea, 99, of Pembroke, Ontario, formerly of Mentor, Ohio and Sheenboro, Quebec passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Marionhill in Pembroke on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Gordon deeply impacted the lives of everyone who knew him. He was adored by family, loved by his neighbors, and always willing to help a friend or a stranger, no matter the situation. He will be missed by everyone and forgotten by none. Gordon was born January 22, 1919 in Sheenboro to Thomas and Margaret (nee Meehan). He was married to Marie (nee Perrault) for 63 years prior to Marie’s passing in 2016. They spent many happy years together and in 1984 retired and returned to Canada where they very much enjoyed summers at their cottage on the Ottawa River. Winters were spent in Arizona where they were visited often by family and friends. Gordon is survived by his brother, Robert of Connecticut as well as his two sons, James (Judy) of Brecksville, Ohio, and Patrick (Carson) of Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is survived by six grandchildren that he loved dearly, Ashley Showalter (Marty), Paul Byars (Jennifer), Jacquelyn, James, Ryan, and Laura. Gordon was also the very proud and loving great grandfather of Katherine, Evelyn, and Vivian. He is also survived by his son-in-law and third son, Mark Byars, of Atlanta, Georgia. Gordon was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Sandra McCrea Byars of Atlanta, Georgia and siblings Margaret, Guy, Joseph, Basil, Florence, Genevieve and Mike. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations to Marionhill would be appreciated. 

Parish Bulletin – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 14, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  Eileen Brunette

By: Norma Ranger & Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Kirk McGuire & Cobe Rabb

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Iona Morris

By: Jean Gallagher

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Peggy Nadeau & Brenda Collver

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Fr. Doug Morris

By: Jim & Sophie Ringrose

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Mary Carroll

By: St. Alphonsus CWL

Teresa Conroy

By: Teresa McDonald

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Ron Price
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Meril
Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $625.00  
St. Joseph $1,130.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, January 15
Chapeau $1,497.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday, January 22

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: will sponsor a Card Party for our Peruvian child at Harrington Community Centre this Sunday, January 14th. Registration at 12:30 and cards begin at 1 p.m. Light lunch will be served. All are welcome!

CWL membership fees ($20.00) will be due early in the New Year. Kindly use the envelope in your box or a regular one marked “CWL Fees” with your name on it. It can be put in the collection basket or given to a member.

A reminder to confirm your participation and the participation of your loved ones at the Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees activity: Seniors’ Café. Please indicate the location and date of your presence at 819-665-3604 by choosing from the attached schedule.

St. Paul the Hermit Parish: On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Sheenboro Parish Hall at 4:00 p.m. the parish will have a fundraiser and social event: Jim Beattie’s Musical and Visual Tour of the Ottawa Valley. A meal will be served of Irish stew. Tickets are $15.00 per person and will be available for purchase at the mass on January 20, 2018 from members of your parish council. Everyone is welcome and if you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact Joann McCann at 819-689-2229 or email at Tickets will be available at the door.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having their pancake & sausage & homemade beans breakfast on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

FROM THE FAMILY LIFE AND YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE: The next Marriage Preparation Program will be held on February 24th and March 3rd, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew. The deadline to register is February 16th.

Tuesday Social Club: Every Tuesday at 1 pm at Harrington Community Centre. Bring a friend (there is no official membership). All are welcome for an afternoon of companionship.

YOUNG AT HEART: Our club will sponsor the Euchre games for the next 3 months starting on Mondays, and our regular cards will follow on Wednesday’s at 1 pm. All is welcome!

Upper Pontiac Sports Complex: We will be having our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 16 at 7pm. It will be held at the Harrington Community Center. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend. We would also like to thank our November and December Friday night skating sponsors. Public skating is from 6:30-7:50, and there is no charge Friday nights, thanks to our sponsors:

Mark Jennings Investors Group, DC Bar & Grocery, Lepine’s Garage, Derek Fleming Trucking, Rhea Vaillancourt, Ian Gagnon Garage & Towing, & Chapeau District Lions Club.   If you are interested in sponsoring Friday night skating, please contact Dave Vaillancourt at (613) 401-6953.

 LOST & FOUND: A pair of Boys skates they were found in a snow bank at the Hall. If they are yours you can go pick them up at the Hall on Monday evenings, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

YOGA WITH JASON: Class have started on Thursday’s, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Family and Senior’s Centre. Six- week sessions are $65.00 and drop- in is $12. Everyone Welcome.

WEDDING BANN: There is a promise of marriage between Sarah Lynn Allard and Graham Michael Therens on February 3, 2018 at Harrington Community Centre in Chapeau, Quebec.

The Annual General meeting of the Municipality of Allumette Island Tourism Committee: Will be held at West Pontiac Connects on January 18th, 2018 at 7pm. We have three members that are retiring, therefore we will have 3 open seats for new members that want to promote tourism on the island and be involved in the community. The board of directors wishes to thank Nicole Bertrand, Mary Lou Morin, and Helen Davis for their years of service on MAITC.

 SOUP SENSATIONS – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018: First Step Options is sponsoring a ‘Soup Sensations!’ to be held on Thursday, February 1st at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 357 Miller St., Pembroke, from 11-2 and 4-7. The event consists of tasting soups generously provided by 6 different eating places situated in Pembroke, of a silent auction of door prizes and of entertainment. If you can volunteer for different positions throughout the day, please contact Greta Landry-Masseau at 613-635-7440 or 613-639-3679.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) I ask please that you pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Carmelita Gleason who died this week. Her funeral was celebrated on Saturday in Sheenboro. May God grant solace and comfort to her family as they grieve her loss.

2) Bible Study group will meet on Thursday at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. We are beginning a new book of the Bible so now would be a great time to join us!

3) Oops. Evidently, I need help learning how to count to 10 as there was still one more video to view in the ‘Catholicism’ video series! The last video will be on the subject of prayer and the Holy Spirit. We will watch it in Chapeau on Wednesday morning immediately following the 10 am. Mass.

4) There is a meeting of the Parish Finance Committee on Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory.

5) The Sheenboro Pastoral Council has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 7 pm in the Chapeau Office. Please let either Joann McCann or the office know if you cannot make it to the meeting.

6) Since the weather kept everyone away on Friday, the ‘Pivotal Players’ video has been rescheduled to this Friday following the 10 am. Mass in St. Joseph’s.

R.I.P. Carmelita Gleason (nee Downey)

Carmelita Gleason


Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke, Ontario on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the age of 94 years old. She will be remembered for her spunk, enthusiasm and her sense of humour. Predeceased by her loving husband Percy James Gleason. Adored and loved mother of 10 children; Lorna, Lorraine (Steve Carroll), Larry (Nancy Lapierre), Mary (Steve Adams), Maureen (Barry Stitt), Jean (Emile Lebel), Elizabeth (Alex Jennings), Patricia (Hugh O’Neill), Peter (Karen Shea) and Janet (Roddy Morris). Cherished grandmother of 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro Quebec on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. A reception will follow in the community hall. Donations to the Sheenboro Memorial Fund, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Willietta Gaudette (nee Tierney)

Obituary of Willietta Gaudette


Passed away peacefully at home, in her sleep, on December 29, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Gaudette. Loving mother of Emerita (Christopher Poirier), Rolly (Debbie), Lorena (Paul Brszyenski), Denise (Tim Maves) and Jamie. She was predeceased by her daughter Rosemary (Gaudette) McKay. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will follow in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau at 1 p.m. Interment Parish Cemetery.

R.I.P. Lillian Smiley


Lillian Smiley (nee Bechamp)


Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 89 years. Daughter of the late Joseph Bechamp and the late Delina Ranger. Beloved wife of the late Ivan Smiley. Loving mother of Janice (Ivan Turner), Jacqueline (Louis Turner), Suzanne (John Brisson), Nancy (Jean-Paul Picotte) and Karen (Billy Turner). Special grandmother of 13 grandchildren and great-grandmother of many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of Angeline (Keith Davidson), Alphire (Maggie) and Laurier. Predeceased by a daughter Margaret and by her brothers Joseph, Paul, Lorrain, Rene and Alire. Resting at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Parish cemetery.

R.I.P. Helen Fleming

Obituary of Helen Fleming (nee Fitzpatrick)

fleming_helenPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Marianhill, Pembroke, Ontario in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Thomas Joseph Fitzpatrick and the late Mary Mainville. Beloved wife of the late Jack Fleming. Loving mother of Terry, Bobby (Kathy), Herbie (Sharon), Jack (Kathy), Donald (Lynn), Brian (Cricea) and Danny. Cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Sister of Betty (Stan), Zita (late Gordie), Jacqueline (late Bernie) and T.J. (Martha). Predeceased by her son Michael and by her siblings Rene, Sylvia, Marion and Carl. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment parish cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

R.I.P. Wilfrid Lariviere

Wilfrid Lariviere


Peacefully in Manoir Sacre Coeur, Mansfield, Quebec on August 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years, Wilfrid Lariviere, of Chapeau, Quebec.  Beloved husband of the late Laura Landry.  Loving father of Suzanne (Gilbert Dupuis), Christine (Paul Heath), Jean-Paul (Patsy), Leo (Kim), Alice (Dennis Stewart), Elie (Mary), Ephrem, Lawrence (Nancy), Denise (Gordon Moreau), Lisa, Wilfrid Jr. “Joe” and Sherry-Lyn.   Survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Dear brother of Theresa and predeceased by Lorette and Leo.

Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Friday,  September 1 in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.

R.I.P. Loretta Durocher-Reid (nee Gallagher)

Loretta Durocher-Reid

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Loretta (Durocher) Reid in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with her family by her side in her 81st year.  Loretta (Durocher) Reid (nee Gallagher) of Waltham, Quebec, wife by first marriage to the late Lyman Durocher and by second marriage to Donald Reid. Loving mother of Shirley (Paul Morin), Sharon (Herbert Fleming) and Charlene (Paul Allard). Dear step-mother of Jim Reid (Heather), Deborah (Brian Roberts), Christopher Reid and David Reid. Cherished grandmother of Derek (Karolann), Tiffany (Daniel), Brittany (Mark), Ashley (Brandon), Matthew (Rikki-Lee), Eric (Ali) and Alexander (Kristen) and by second marriage Jocelyn, Joshua, Kayla, Jen, Christine, Dustie, Clayton, David and James. Proud great grandmother of twenty great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Michael Reid and the late Martha Ann McGuire). Sister of Vida (late Sylvester Raymond) and sister-in-law of Jean Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher Loyal (Betty) Durocher and Cecile Durocher. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Earl (Eileen) Gallagher, Elmer (Phyllis) Gallagher, Michael James Gallagher, Eunice (Ellard) Tackney and Francis Gallagher. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph, Quebec at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Waltham, Quebec. 

R.I.P. Carmelita (Cannie) Doyle (nee Michaud)

Carmelita (Cannie) Doyle

Peacefully at Marianhill, Pembroke, Ontario on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear wife of the late Edwin Doyle (2014). Loving mother of Tim, dear sister of Frances Langton and Jim (Mary) Michaud all of Ottawa. Predeceased by her parents James Michaud and Anastasia Watters as well as 5 sisters and 2 brothers; Mary O’Neill, Anne-Mae McGee-Baker, Aileen Burton, Rose Poirier, Monica O’Leary, Edward and Lawrence. Aunt Cammie will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street Chapeau, Quebec on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2 pm. Interment Parish Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.