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R.I.P. Fr. Howard Chabot


Reverend Howard Leo Chabot  1940 – 2018

Reverend Howard Leo Chabot, priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 77. Father Chabot was born in Arnprior, Ontario, on August 28, 1940. He attended elementary and high school in Arnprior, St. Mary’s Redemptorist College, Brockville, St. George’s Novitiate of the Redemptorist Fathers, St. Augustine’s Seminary and the Grand Seminary of Montreal. He recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination having been ordained to the priesthood on May 4, 1968 in his home parish of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior, by Bishop William J. Smith. Shortly after ordination, Father Chabot attended the Divine Word International Centre in Scarborough. Father was Parochial Vicar in the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy, Bancroft, and St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, as well as serving at Our Lady of Sorrows, Petawawa. As parish priest, he served the parishes of St. Paul the Hermit, Sheenboro, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Braeside, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Pembroke, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, LaPasse and Our Lady of Grace, Westmeath, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke. In addition to his parish work, Father Chabot served in the diocese as Director of Catholic Social Services, the Office of the Lay Apostolate, the Office of Religious Education, member of the Priestly Life Committee, Zone Chairman of the Pembroke Pastoral Zone and the Office of Vocations. He also exercised his many talents as chaplain of the Pembroke Police Services, as Probation/Aftercare Children’s Services Division of the Pembroke Community and Social Services as well as chaplain to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Pembroke. After such an extended and lengthy ministry, Father Chabot entered retirement on July 31, 2005. However, Father Chabot did not retire to sit quietly: even in retirement from full-time parish ministry, he led workshops and preached retreats and days of recollection in many parishes and smaller groups. Preceded in death by his parents George and Cecelia Chabot (nee Cleroux), by infant brother Joseph, by brother Dalt (Judy) Chabot, and by sisters Doris (Des) Herrick and Mildred (Wib) Clarke. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Clergy Faithfull of the Diocese of Pembroke. All are invited to the Rite of Reception of the Body at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, on Monday, July 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Following the Rite of Reception, friends may pay their respects until 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Michael Mulhall, will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Following the funeral liturgy, interment will take place in the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would be appreciated. Honoring Father Chabot’s wishes, the Mission with John Pridmore being held at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on October 1-3, 2018 will proceed. Arrangements are in the care of Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke.


R.I.P. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan)


DE JONGH, Sheila E. – Peacefully at home on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in her 83rd year. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Barend W. “Bob” DeJongh. Loving mother of David (Ann Marie) DeJongh. Survived by sister Theresa (the late Leonard) Gagnon and sister-in-law Sally (the late Christie) Ryan. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mary Theresa Ryan (nee Kelly), by brothera Enos (the late Alma), Mervin, Wilfred (the late Cecilia) and Christie Ryan, and by sisters Alexina (the late Bob) Cotnam and Alice (the late Leo) Godin. The family will receive friends and relatives at the
Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481
on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. Online Condolences may be left at

R.I.P. Lawrence Chartrand


CHARTRAND, Lawrence – Peacefully at home on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in his 65th year. Lawrence Chartrand of Pembroke, beloved son of the late Benjamin and Alvida Chartrand (nee Fleury). Loving father of Robbie (Kristy) Chartrand and Charlene (Andrew) Garven. Caring grandfather of Drew, Scott and Todd Garven, Ethan Leah and Rihanna Chartrand, and Alyssa Craig. Sadly missed by many brothers, sisters and relatives. Respecting Lawrence’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment of Ashes in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Chapeau. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Mr. Victor Gleason


GLEASON, Victor William Joseph – It is with great sorrow that we announce his passing on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in his 79th year. Victor Joseph Gleason of St. Joseph, husband of the late Verna Gleason (nee Durpeau) and the late Jeanne Gleason (nee Tremblay). Father of Richard “Ricky” (Nicky) Gleason, Barry (Annette Wisteard) Gleason, Reno (Anna) Gleason and Kevin Gleason (Amy Bucholtz). Step-father of Raymond (Theresa) McKay, Rickey (Sheila) McKay, Ronnie McKay and Rheal McKay. Son of the late Mary Ellen Gleason and Henri Harmoer. Brother of M.J. (the late Carmelita) Tallon, Patrick (Margaret) Tallon, the late William (Jacinta Lewis) Tallon, the late Mary Louise Tallon, Rosemary Tallon (Terrence Trottier), the late Donna Tallon (Frank Kylgo), the late Joseph (Debra) Tallon, Douglas (Susan) Tallon, Brian (Susan) Ranger and Edward (Sandra) Ranger and the late Gary Ranger (Ann). Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, nieces and nephews. Respecting Victor’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Fr. John Affleck (Diocese of Pembroke)

AFFLECK, Reverend John Orval – On June 16, 2017 at The Healthcare Unit of Saint Joseph’s Motherhouse, Pembroke, Ontario, John Orval Affleck entered into eternal rest in the Lord.   He was in his 72nd year. Predeceased by his parents, Leita and Cecil Affleck, he is survived by his brother Tom (Norma) and his sisters, Shirley Affleck and Ellen (Bill) Ranger. Ordained to the Priesthood at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa in 1976, Father Affleck served the Church in Pembroke at Our Lady of Lourdes and Holy Name of Jesus parishes and at St. John Chrysostom parish in Arnprior.   As a Chaplain in the Canadian Forces he was stationed in Canada at Halifax and  Moose Jaw and at CFB Baden-Baden in Germany.  Following graduation from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, he established a private practice in analytical psychology and did this work in Ottawa during the past twenty years.  Throughout these years he continued on occasions to assist Pastors within his home diocese. In a recent memorandum he wrote “I thank all those many persons and the Sisters of Saint Joseph who supported me in the privilege to work with all members of the Holy Church.  I thank God in Jesus, through His Spirit who chose me to work in the service of the Soul.” Resting on Tuesday, June 20 at The Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1127 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, Ontario. Rite of Reception of the Body at 3:30 PM with visitation following until 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 21. Interment in the Priests’ Plot at St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. Memorial Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph missions. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8

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

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 11:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Funeral Mass for Glenn Lapierre


10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances & Stephen Morris

By: The Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau

By:   Verna & Pat Mercier

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention Joan Pelletier

By Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


3rd Sunday of Lent Lucy & George Sullivan

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Jean Caughney

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

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


3rd Sunday of Lent Mike & Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Frances Giroux

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L.


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

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

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

 2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    are now available in the churches for pick up. If you are new to the Parish or if your name is not on any of the boxes, please feel free to take a blank box and put your name and address on your first couple of envelopes so we can enter it into the system. Thank you so much.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R.I.P. Glenn Lapierre


LAPIERRE, Joseph Glenn – Peacefully at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 in his 64th year. Glenn Lapierre of Pembroke, beloved husband and best friend of Linda Lapierre (nee Legault). Loving father of Marc (Martha) Lapierre and Amy Catherine Lapierre (Jamie Hartwig). Caring Poppa to Theodore “Theo” Lapierre. Dear brother of Heather, Nancy (Larry Gleason) and Jack (Judy). Dear brother-in-law of Bob (Joyce) Legault, Terry (Risë) Murdie, Ross (Kathleen) Murdie, Dennis (Melissa) Legault and Jeffrey (Crincle) Legault. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Respecting Glenn’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives at the
Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481
on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Allumette Island on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital – Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at

R.I.P. Ethan Allard


It is with many heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ethan Allard, as the result of a workplace accident on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in his 25th year. Ethan Allard of Petawawa, beloved son of Shane and Linda Allard (nee Dubeau). Forever missed by his twelve loving siblings, Shawn (Andrea), Jamie (Camille), Justin (Jamie), Adam (Rachael), Kyle (Stephanie), Tyson, Holly, Hope (Dylan Ashick), Cole, Faith, Paige and Felicity. Loving grandson of Helen and the late Fred Hodgins, and the late Doreen and Alcide Dubeau. Caring uncle of Sutton, Tristan, Owen, Ashley, Avalon, Madison, Justin Jr., Payton, Brennick, Keaton, Austin, William, Arden, Braelynn and Audrey. Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A true homegrown loving Petawawa boy, Ethan’s legacy of love will continue to live through his spirited passion of the many lives he’s touched, especially his magnetic love for children. We invite all of you to continue to build upon Ethan’s true grit and unselfish heart in his life and faith. Visitation at the
Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481
on Friday from 3-8 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ethan Allard Memorial Hockey Fund would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Noelle Kennedy

KENNEDY, Noelle Mary – Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Kingston on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in her 65th year. Noelle Kennedy (Sullivan) “Teacher at Holy Name School, Pembroke for 36 years” formerly of Petawawa, beloved wife of Allan for 44 years. Dear mother of Scott (Kathryn Gore) of Stittsville and Alanna (Robert Larsen) of Amherstview. Cherished Nanny of Ian, Neve, Ethan and Spencer. Dear sister of Angela (Stan Kern) of Kincardine and Patricia (Art Maika) of Combermere. Predeceased by parents Leonard and Agnus Sullivan (Cybulski). The family will receive friends and relatives at the Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Pembroke on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations in her memory can be made to the Children’s Action Poverty Network in Pembroke since she always had a passion to help children. On-line condolences may be left at

R.I.P. Edirene Lapierre (nee Bell)


LAPIERRE, Edirene – In hospital Pembroke on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 in her 82nd year. Edirene Lapierre (nee Bell) of Pembroke, beloved wife of the late Larry “Bud” Lapierre. Loving mother of Barb Adams and Bev Thomas. Caring grandmother of Miranda Arbeau, Natalie Thomas and John Adams. Caring great grandmother of Kim and Sarah Arbeau, and Sarah Adams. Dear sister of Helen Kelly. Predeceased by daughter Catherine, by parents Edison and Anna Bell (nee Gleason), and by brothers Jim and Harold Bell. Respecting Edirene’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph, QC on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke. Online Condolences may be left at