Category Archives: Hayes Funeral Home – Chapeau

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.

Parish Bulletin – Feast of the Transfiguration – August 6, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Elva Campagne & Donald

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Iona Morris

By: Marilyn Crozon

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Lennox & Edna Kelly

By: Helen & Waverly Nephin

Mike, Franҫoise & Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Gail

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 Janet Retty (August 14)
St. Joseph $1,440.00  
Chapeau $1,665.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Tuesday, August 8th


The parish office will be closed this Monday, August 7th. Thank you.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

 2017 SPRING FLOODS: ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD-AFFECTED VICTIMS: The Canadian Red Cross will provide a one-time payment of $600 per household with a main residence located in a flooded area. Please come to meet us on Wednesday, August 9, between 12 pm and 8 pm at CSLC de Mansfield, 160 Chemin de la Chute, Mansfield-et-Pontefract. Make sure to have with you proof of identity and of residence.

 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, jewellery, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and many 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 – this Sunday, August 6th after mass.  Thank you for your support.

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 joy

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.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) The telephones are finally working in the Chapeau office. At least they are today. Tomorrow? Who knows? If you want to call there directly to reach Pauline or me on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, the number is 1-819-506-6977. We usually have the call forwarding on from the St. Joseph’s office to the one in Chapeau so you can still reach us at 819-689-5232. In cases of emergency only, a priest can be contacted by calling 613-281-0872.

2) We welcome Rowan Godin (John Godin/Krystal Landry) and Aiden Godin (Matthew Godin/ Amanda Byers) who were baptized into our Catholic faith in Chapeau last weekend.

3) Our sympathy and condolences are extended to Tim Doyle whose mother Carmelita (Cannie) Doyle died this past Wednesday evening. Her wake is to be held at the Hayes Funeral Home in Chapeau on Monday (2-4 pm, 7-9 pm) and funeral service will be on Tuesday at St. Paul the Hermit Parish in Sheenboro. Please visit either the parish or Hayes Funeral Home website for the time of the funeral. Please pray both for the repose of her soul and the consolation of her family.

4) As a follow-up to last Sunday’s homily, here is the quote I referenced that expands upon your role as Catholic lay evangelists within your parish:  “Fulfilling one’s Christian mission requires joining with other members of the church. For example, it is good to be active in one’s parish which “brings the Church into the neighborhood” (n. 27). “A member of the lay faithful can never remain in isolation from the community, but must live in a continual interaction with others, with a lively sense of fellowship” (n. 20).”

5) Draw tickets for St. Joseph’s parish are now available to be sold or purchased. Prizes include a handmade quilt and various cash prizes. We ask every family to either purchase or sell at least 10 books of tickets to ensure that the draw is a financial success.

R.I.P. Lorna Brazeau (nee Gaudette)

Lorna Brazeau

Peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Larry, her parents Lornée and Evon, sisters; Laura (Roland) and Geraldine and grand-daughter Jennifer.  She is survived by her loving daughters Nancy (John) Healy (daughter of Armand), Lori (Chris) Rozeboom, Mary-Anne Brazeau (Chris Palubiskie) and Lea-Anne (Chato) Cheney; grandchildren Amanda, Samantha, Nicole, Gabriel, Chloe, Kayla, Nicholas, Skylar, Danika and Mackinsy; great grandchildren Avery and Novalee; stepchildren Maurice (Jean-Marc), Darlene (Lionel), Wilfred (Diane) and Richard (Amy) and many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, her sisters; Dianne (late Ron), Marine (James) and brothers; Allan (Shirley), Romeo, Larry (Lisa) and Wallace (Jennifer).  Many thanks to the staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital ICU as well as the staff at the Perley, who gave our mother such loving care.  Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St-Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, July 28, 2017 from 9 to 10:15 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.  Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Carl Bowers

Carl Bowers

Passed peacefully in hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on June 25, 2017 at the age of 94 years.  Son of the late Michael Bowers and Elizabeth Carroll, of Chapeau, Quebec.  Predeceased by his wife, Elva Brennan, son Kevin, brothers M.J., Tony (Irene) and James and sisters Mary, Elsie (late Clifford Roach), Beatrice (late Gerry McHale) and Teresa (late Ed Montgomery).  Survived by daughter Carol Ann, sons Donald (Susanne), Wayne and Terrance; grandchildren Dale, Kendra, Melissa, Caitlin and Erin; great-grandchildren Kayleigh, Ryan, Nathan, Hunter, Myles, Charlotte, Rory and Baby Jack as well as by his twin sister, Sister Rita and brother Clifford (Odelene).  A veteran of WWII in the artillery, Carl returned home to Allumette Island, Quebec after the war to civilian life, married and raised his family with Elva on their farm.  A strong community supporter and volunteer, he held a strong belief in service to family, friends, country and God.  Carl will be sorely missed by family and friends.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home,  56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.   Funeral Mass will follow in St. Alphonsus Church at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.

R.I.P. Fr. Michael Costello

costello_fr_mike_in_redReverend Michael Raymond Costello, Catholic priest of the Pembroke Diocese, passed away peacefully on Friday June 23, 2017 in his 82nd year.

Father Mike, as he was affectionately known, will be missed by the many parishioners throughout the Ottawa Valley who became dear friends over his 55 years of dedicated service. He was born in Arnprior, Ontario in 1936, the youngest of Josephine and Joseph Costello’s seven children.  He will be greatly missed by his dear brother Dom (Bonita). Father  Mike was predeceased by his sisters Patricia (Des Sullivan), Loretta (Pete Tario), Audrey (Terry Mulvihill), Marj (Harry Powell) and his brother Gerv (Rose).  He was a much-loved uncle to twenty nieces and nephews.

Father Mike began his religious life at the age of 19, studying at St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener and St. Paul’s Seminary in Ottawa before being ordained in Arnprior in 1962. Father’s first summer appointment was Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke. He was then appointed at St. Alphonsus Parish in Chapeau, with charge of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission in Waltham and helped in Holy Spirit Mission in Nichabau, and Mission Notre-Dame du Lac, Desjardinsville. He then returned to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pembroke in 1969. In 1973, he was assigned pastor to St. Edward Parish in Bristol, serving Shawville, Norway Bay and area.  In 1986, he moved to St. Thomas d’Aquin Parish in Astorville, Ontario.  In 2000, he returned to the Ottawa Valley to minister to Holy Name of Mary Parish in Quyon, St. Edward Parish in Bristol and Immaculate Conception in Bryson.  Bryson was later exchanged for Paroisse St. François d’Assise in Lac des Loups.

In addition to his parish work, Father Mike was also a dedicated teacher. He taught at St. Mary’s Teachers College in Chapeau, the Lorrain School of Nursing in Pembroke, Victoria Avenue High School in Shawville and John Paul II High School in Campbell’s Bay.  For almost 30 years, Father was a significant presence at the Shawville Hospital, serving the spiritual needs of all faiths.

Father Mike retired in October of 2016.  When he was not serving his parishes, his favourite place to be was at his cottage at Fort William, Quebec, hosting family and friends.  Father loved to regale those gathered with his many stories while sharing good food and much laughter.  He will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank his caregivers and the wonderful staff at the Shawville Hospital, especially Father’s dear friend, Dr. Earle Potvin.

All are invited to the Rite of Reception of the Body at the Holy Name of Mary Church in Quyon, Quebec on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Following the Rite of Reception, friends may pay their respects from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and on Wednesday, June 28 at St. John Chrysostom Church in Arnprior, Ontario from 10:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial presided by His Excellency Michael Mulhall will take place at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow in the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior.  Reception to follow at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall. Donations in Father Costello’s memory to the Holy Name of Mary Parish, St. Edward Parish or St. Paul the Hermit Parish Restoration Fund, or the Shawville Hospital would be appreciated.

Révérend Michael Raymond Costello, prêtre catholique du Diocèse de Pembroke, est décédé paisiblement le vendredi 23 juin 2017 dans sa 82e  année.

Père Mike, comme il était connu, sera manqué par plusieurs paroissiens et paroissiennes de la Vallée de l’Outaouais qui sont devenus de bons amis durant ses 55 années de services dévoués. Il est né à Arnprior, Ontario en 1936, le plus jeune des sept enfants de Josephine et Joseph Costello. Il sera manqué par son frère Dom (Bonita). Père Mike est prédécédé par ses sœurs Patricia (Des Sullivan), Loretta (Pete Tario), Audrey (Terry Mulvihill), Marj (Harry Powell) et son frère Gerv (Rose). Il était l’oncle bien-aimé de vingt neveux et nièces.

Père Mike a commencé sa vie religieuse à l’âge de 19 ans en étudiant à St. Jerome’s College à Kitchener et au Séminaire St-Paul à Ottawa avant d’être ordonné à Arnprior en 1962. Sa première nomination pour un été a été à Pembroke, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Ensuite, il a été nommé vicaire à la Paroisse St-Alphonse à Chapeau, où il avait la charge de Waltham, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, alors qu’il aidait aussi avec Nichabau, Holy Spirit Mission, et Desjardinsville, Mission Notre-Dame du Lac. Il est par la suite retourné à Pembroke en 1969 comme vicaire à Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. En 1973, il a été nommé curé de Bristol, St. Edward Parish, servant Shawville, Norway Bay et la région. En 1986, il a été nommé curé de la Paroisse St-Thomas d’Aquin à Astorville, Ontario, et plus tard aussi la Paroisse St-Louis de France, Chiswick. En 2000, il est revenu dans la Vallée de l’Outaouais comme curé de la Paroisse Saint-Nom de Marie, Quyon, St Edward Parish, Bristol, et Paroisse Immaculée Conception, Bryson. Plus tard, Bryson sera échangé pour la Paroisse St-François d’Assise à Lac-des-Loups.

En plus de son ministère paroissial, Père Mike a aussi été un enseignant dévoué. Il a enseigné à St. Mary’s Teachers College à Chapeau, à Lorrain School of Nursing à Pembroke, à Victoria Avenue High School à Shawville, et à John Paul II High School à Campbell’s Bay. Pour près de 30 ans, Père Mike a assuré une présence significative à l’Hôpital de Shawville faisant du ministère auprès des gens de toutes confessions religieuses.

Père Mike a pris sa retraite en octobre 2016. Lorsqu’il ne servait pas ses paroisses, il aimait être à son chalet à Fort-William, Québec, pour recevoir famille et amis. Père Mike aimait bien nourrir les gens et les entretenir avec plusieurs histoires. Il sera grandement manqué de tous.

La famille désire remercier tous ceux et celles qui lui ont prodigué des soins, le personnel de l’Hôpital de Shawville, spécialement son bon ami le Dr Earle Potvin.

Tous sont invités à l’Accueil du corps à l’église Saint-Nom de Marie à Quyon, Québec, le mardi 27 juin 2017 à 14h. Suivra un temps de visites de 14h à 17h et de 19h à 21h, de même que le mercredi 28 juin à l’église St. John Chrysostom à Arnprior, Ontario à partir de 10h. La messe des funérailles, présidée par Son Excellence Mgr Michael Mulhall, sera à 11h. Il sera enterré dans le cimetière sur la route Malloch. Une réception suivra à la salle paroissiale St John Chrysostom. Des dons en mémoire de Père Costello peuvent être faits à la Paroisse Saint-Nom de Marie, à St Edward Parish, à St. Paul the Hermit Restoration Fund ou à l’Hôpital de Shawville.

R.I.P. Iona Morris


Iona & Raymond Morris of Sheenboro

Peacefully, at home in Sheenboro, Quebec with her family by her side, on June 11, 2017, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of Raymond Morris for 61 years. Loving mother of Susanne (late John Lapierre), Bonnie (Tony Kime), Shamus (Joanne), Erin (Terry Morris) and Colleen (Rob Schilkie). Cherished Granny of 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Thomas McGuire and Susan Cox and brothers Sylvester (late Doreen), Bert (Pinky), and Billy. Survived by sister-in-law Patricia Morris (Mickey Morris). Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec on Thursday, June 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery.  Donations to the Meilleur Residence would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Laurette Schryer


Laurette & Jacques Schryer


Passed away surrounded by her family in hospital, Pembroke, Ontario on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Daughter of the late René Martel and the late Ivonne Gauthier. Beloved wife of the late Jacques Schryer. Dear mother of Ivan (Frances), Jocelyne (Richard Vaillancourt), Michel (Marian), Carole (Hubert Dufour), Sylvie et Richard (Ginette). Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 4 sisters and 7 brothers. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Funeral Mass will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11a.m. Interment parish cemetery. Donations to the Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Décédée entourée de sa famille à l’hôpital, Pembroke, Ontario le jeudi 1 juin 2017 à l’âge de 86 ans. Fille de feu René Martel et de feu Ivonne Gauthier. Chère épouse de Jacques Schryer. Mère bien aimée d’Ivan (Frances), Jocelyne (Richard Vaillancourt), Michel (Marian), Carole (Hubert Dufour), Sylvie et Richard (Ginette). Grand-mère adorée de 15 petits-enfants et de 37 arrière petits-enfants. Prédécédée par 4 sœurs et 7 frères. Elle sera manquée par plusieurs neveux et nièces. Les visites auront lieu à la Maison Funéraire Hayes, 56 rue St. Jacques, Chapeau, Québec le mardi 6 juin 2017 de 19h à 21h et mercredi de 9h30 à 10h30. La messe des funérailles sera célébrée le mercredi 7 juin 2017 à l’église St. Alphonsus, Chapeau, Québec à 11h. Inhumation au cimetière paroissiale. Des dons à la Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac ou la Fondation des Maladies du Cœur du Québec. 

R.I.P. Sharon Sullivan


It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Sharon Sullivan, wife of George Sullivan of Chapeau. Sharon played an important role in the life of our community. From her General Store to her years serving as a municipal council member of Allumette Island West she helped many of us. She will be waked at the Hayes Funeral Home (Chapeau) on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated the next day (Friday, May 26th) at 10:30 am. I will post her obituary here once it is completed and published by the funeral home.

Obituary:  Peacefully, on May 21, 2017, Sharon Sullivan, of Allumette Island, Quebec, beloved wife of George Sullivan.  Loving mother of Melodie (Scott Armstrong), Tim (Eveline Lemay), Kimberley (Gregory Cornthwaite) and Gerald.  Cherished grandmother of Emily, Russell, Nolan, Myra and Cassie.  Daughter of the late Russell “Ben” Reid and Davina Clarke.  Dear sister of Leslie (late Pat), Clifford (Marg), Dale and Connie (Terry).  Sharon was well known in the community for her service on municipal council and her extensive volunteer work.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Funeral service will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, on Friday at 10:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Residence Meilleur or the Pontiac Community Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Bulletin – 6th Sunday of Easter – May 21, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Rodney Fleury

By:   Viola Fleury

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Helen Cavey

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L.

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Intentions of Fr. Mac Rae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention of Joanne Lepine & Fr. Tim Moyle

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Glenn Lapierre

By: Jerry & Marie Paule Muldoon






10:30 AM


  Phillip St. Cyr

By: Chantal & Sean Montgomery

Rita O’Brien

By: Jack & Helen Hill

Howard Gagnon

By: The O’Brien Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Rita Keogh
Chapeau Tom Carroll Mariette, Bernie

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 $1210.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Tuesday, May 23rd
St. Joseph $1448.00  
Chapeau $1,873.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday, May 29th

ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L: The St. Alphonsus CWL Dinner will be held at Harrington Community Centre on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 p.m. Father Tim will be our guest speaker and his topic will be Euthanasia Prevention. Several members will be receiving pins. Roast beef dinner will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Tickets are $20.00 per person contact Gail 819-689-2883), Joan 819-689-2523, or Janie 819-689-2736. Deadline for tickets is Friday, June 9th.

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.

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. 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.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes will be holding a Public Consultation on Wednesday, May 24th at 7 pm 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.

ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY CLEAN-UP: Could you please announce in the bulletin that we will be having a “Graveyard Cleanup” on Wednesday, May 24/17 at6:30 pm. If it is rained out it will be Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 pm. Please bring your rakes and shovels. Thanks

SHEENBORO: The municipality of Sheenboro is looking for a seasonal grass cutter and whipper-snipper for the intergenerational park from May 2017 to October 2017. The person hired will need to supply their own equipment and gas.  This is the park west of the small bridge closest to Perrault Road.  All interested candidates should submit their application and bid to the municipal office by May 29th at 4:00 P.M.  Municipality of Sheenboro, 59 Sheen Road. Sheenboro, QC J0X 2Z0

PARISH SUPPER-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOT ROAST BEEF DINNER-RENFREW ONTARIO (331 Plaunt Street South): On Sunday, June 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fress Home Baking, Take-out & Delivery Available – (613)432-5825. Adults $15.00, Children 12 7 Under $5.00 and Children Under 5 Free.

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 a.m as of May 20th 2017. For more information contact Rick at: 514-886-5461 or at

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 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.

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

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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST( PEMBROKE & AREA PARISHES): The Salvation Army Red Shield Pancake Breakfast will be held on Friday, May 26th, 2017 from 7-9 a.m. at the Kiwanis Field House, 961 Pembroke St. West. Cost is $5.

PARISH SUPPER-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO:  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish will be holding its Annual Parish Supper on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Barbecued Chicken from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rainbow draw & 50/50. Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 – Children (under 6) Free. Everyone Welcome!

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our condolences and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Florian Allard who died this past week. His funeral was celebrated in Chapeau on Friday. May God grant peace and comfort to his family and friends who grieve his passing.

2) Notice to the children making their 1st confession and communion next weekend. Students are asked to come to the Chapeau church on Saturday at10 am. First Communion will be celebrated at the 10:30 am mass in Chapeau on the following day.

3) Bible Study is canceled for this week. We have two more sessions to follow to complete our study of 1 Peter before we take our summer break.

4) Have you ever checked out our parish blog? Not only will you find the bulletin there, but we also publish other items as well. You can find it at Make sure to add it to your bookmarks.