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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 – Feast of the Transfiguration – August 6, 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

  Elva Campagne & Donald

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Iona Morris

By: Marilyn Crozon

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  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

OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS.

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.

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 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 23, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Sharon Sullivan

By:   St. Alphonsus CWL

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. Mc Crea

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lucy Sullivan

By: Terry, Sheila & Paul Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Donald Retty

By: Raymond Morris

Alvin Smith

By: Shelley Smith

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Frank, Lillian, Francis & Jacqueline Lepine

By: Alvin Lepine

Mr. Alphire & Zita Demers

By: Daughter Madeleine & Aurel Chaput

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh
Chapeau Lise Mainville André, Janie

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 $910.00  
St. Joseph $1,340.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, July 31st
Chapeau $1,630.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, July 24th

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.

REMINDER PARENTS – UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP IS NOW OPENED AND RUNNING UNTIL AUGUST 25TH. If your child is not registered for the summer and you would like to drop them off for a day here and there.   You can do so at a cost of $10 per day. This Camp is for children ages 4-12 years old. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Sponsored by Chapeau R.A.

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!!

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.

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.

OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS.

Public Consultation: Meeting will be held to discuss the Future plans for a Waterfront Trail & Park in Chichester Village on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Chichester Fire hall. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will sponsor a bus for people wishing to attend the annual pilgrimage to the shrine at Cormac on July 30.  The bus will pick up pilgrims at Holy Name Church at 8:45; St. Jean Baptiste at 8:55; St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9:05 and Our Lady of Lourdes at 9:15. The bus will leave Cormac shortly after the 11 a.m. mass.

A visiting Priest was attending a breakfast in Ohio Farm County.  He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning.  After all were seated, the older farmer began: Lord, I hate buttermilk. The Priest opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, Lord, I hate lard. Now the Priest was overly worried.  However, without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour. Just as the Priest was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, But Lord, when you mix them ’em all together and bake ’em up, I do love fresh biscuits.  So Lord, when things come up we do not like, when life gets hard, when we just do not understand what you are sayin’ to us, we just need to relax and wait till You are done mixing, and probably it will be somethin’ even better than biscuits.  Amen.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to Cody Carroll and Andrea England who were married last weekend in Chapeau. Please pray that they have a long and happy life together!

2) We are starting to move into a summer vacation schedule in August. This will mean that there will be no weekday Masses during the entire month and the office will be closed every Friday. We appreciate your understanding in allowing both Pauline and myself a much-needed summer vacation.

3) The tickets are available for the Chapeau Parish Supper beginning this weekend. We are counting on every family selling or purchasing at least 10 books of tickets. The prizes this year begin with a handmade quilt followed by a number of substantial cash prizes. Please help make this project a financial success. We need the funds!!

4) Our prayers and condolences to the families of Marian McGuire-Rochon and Rene Picotte whose funerals were celebrated this past week. May God bring them peace in their time of bereavement.

5) Some folks have said that they find it hard to believe that what I have said is happening in the Pontiac Hospital is true. I don’t blame them given how horrific the situation is. But here is a quote taken from the email I received from this second case to prove my point:  “I too was struggling with this same issue at the Shawville Hospital for an elderly relative who also had a bladder infection. By the time I realized that when the doctor said she would keep him comfortable she meant pain medication and had no intention of giving an antibiotic for a bladder infection, I argued for treatment. She told me, in front of him, he was going to die…and die soon. I told this doctor and her replacement on hospital rotation that it was his decision and mine as POA (to be treated).They both said no that it was up to the doctor to decide in their opinion the best course of action or apparently if you are over 80, inaction.”

Happily, this case eventually had a positive outcome as she was able to find a doctor who prescribed the necessary antibiotics to treat the infection. “He has (now) been able to resume bladder function and is walking again with assistance. 

 

Parish Bulletin – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday July 16, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Patrick Sullivan

By:   The Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marie McCrea

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. Mc Crea

By: Maria DeSouza

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Anne Morris Malone(Ann.)

By: Malone & Morris Families

John Lapierre & Iona Morris

By: Susanne & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Claudette Lawlor

By: Joe Lawlor

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Nicole

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 $1,072.00 Janet Retty, Monday, July 17th
St. Joseph $1,826.00  
Chapeau $2,195.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, July 24th

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: The Sheenboro Canada Day Committee would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make our Canada 150 celebrations such a success. This is an enormous undertaking and without your generous support, hard work and dedication, these festivities would not be happening. We also acknowledge those who took the time to decorate and enter a float into our parade which continues to be the largest in the region. A very big thank you to those who donated items to our silent auction, to those who purchased items, and to our sponsors: Frank Carroll Financial,  Art Fleming and Sons,  Promutuel Assurance, and Pontiac Ouest Marketing. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. If you have a suggestion that would make next year’s Canada day even better, please join us, or send an email to us at jeaniegleason@gmail.comThe Canada Day Committee

THANK YOU: Silent Auction: A great big thank you to all from near and far for your support of our (Sheen’s) silent auction. We made $2872 this year!! We absolutely could not have done it without our multitude of donors and buyers. You are most generous. Silent Auction Committee

RIBFEST-FORT WILLIAM-On Saturday, July 22. Dinner & entertainment at the Fort from 5 pm to close sponsored by the Sheenboro Dock Committee. Tickets $25 in advance please. Tickets are available from Don Lepine at Lepine’s Garage, Charlie Vaillancourt at Chichester Grocery or call 819-689-5300. We deliver, see you on the beach.

REMINDER PARENTS – UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP IS NOW OPENED AND RUNNING UNTIL AUGUST 25TH. If your child is not registered for the summer and you would like to drop them off for a day here and there.   You can do so at a cost of $10 per day. This Camp is for children ages 4-12 years old. Hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Sponsored by Chapeau R.A.

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 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.

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.

 Congratulations to Evelyn Elizabeth Brook’s, daughter of Jeff and Whitney who was baptized into our Catholic faith last Sunday in Chapeau. Please pray for our newest Church member.

 A missionary priest works in rural India among the poor. The monsoons come and the Villagers warn him that the river is rising and he must come with them to the shelters in the hills, but the missionary refuses to go, saying “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.” The river keeps rising, the priest climbs on a local roof to stay dry and a rescue boat crew comes, telling him to get in and they will bring him to safety. The priest refuses, saying “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.”
The river rises and the priest is perched on the building chimney. A rescue helicopter comes to save him, but he says “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.”
The priest drowns and stands before God at judgement and says “Lord, I don’t understand! I had such faith that you would save me, why am I here so young?”
God says “What? I sent you smart Villagers, a rescue boat and a helicopter. What did you expect, an engraved invitation?”

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Attention Chapeau Parishioners: There will be a press conference at St. Alphonsus Church on Tuesday (July 18) at 10:30 am, immediately following the10 am Mass. There will be an important announcement made regarding our parish repair project. Please make an effort to attend if at all possible. Thank you.

2) I wish to express my deep appreciation to Mike & Rita Fox who organized and ran a draw during the Canada Day festivities in Sheenboro with a signed NHL jersey as the prize. Thanks to their initiative, they raised in excess of $700 for the upkeep and care of St. Paul the Hermit Church. I wish to congratulate them on providing such a stellar example of commitment and support for their parish and I pray that many others will follow their example in the future.

3) Today’s readings remind us that the soul, like soil, must be good if we expect good things to grow from it. In today’s First Reading we’re taught that God’s word comes down like the rain to nourish the earth and help good things grow. In the Second Reading Paul reminds us that sin did not just mess up agriculture; it messed up the designs of creation itself by diverting it from its purpose. Today’s Gospel is the Parable of the Sower, and the seed being sown is the Word of God trying to make its way into a soul. Through the parable, Our Lord explains the obstacles to the Word of God bearing good fruit. Our Lord invites us to see the difference between hearing something and listening, between looking at something and seeing it. Just as farmers till the soil we have to be active in letting the Word of God bear fruit in our life by cultivating the soil of our soul.

 

Parish Bulletin – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 9, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Larry Bowers & Parents

By:   Sharon Gribbon

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Tallon Giroux

By: Mike & Rosa Mainville

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  George Sullivan

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Deceased Parents of Jimmy & Lois Tierney By: The Family

Jeannine Roy By: Rita Hughes

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Edgar & Anita Gaudette & Deceased Relatives

By: The Family

Rita O’Brien

By: Helen & Jack Hill

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Ron Price
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Mariette

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Marian McGuire-Rochon, 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 $840.00 Janet Retty, Monday, July 17th
St. Joseph $1,655.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, July 10th
Chapeau $2,272.00

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

MARRIAGE BANNS:

  1. There is a promise of marriage between Cody Carroll son of Thomas Carroll and Kerri Caldwell and Andrea Clare England daughter of Willard Lloyd England and Kimberly Ann Stoppa. The wedding will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.
  2. There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: We wish to extend a sincere thank you to the countless people who offered their comfort and support following the loss of our beloved Herman/husband and father. Thank you to all who kept him in your thoughts and prayers throughout his illness and to all who attended the wake and/or funeral. As well, thank you for Fr. Moyle for the service and his caring thoughts and words. We extend our appreciation to the choir who, along with Herman’s niece, Céline, and his sister, Carole, supplied the funeral service with extremely touching music. Thank you to those who provided us with food and good company during the days proceeding Herman’s passing. Last but not least, we would like to thank Ghislain Bourget and Greg Hayes for going above and beyond. There are no words that aptly convey just how thankful we are for each of you. You have all made an extremely trying time of our lives a little less difficult. We will forever be grateful.   Mary Lou, Emilie, and Rebecca

 CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan Emond son of Christine and John Emond of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes who was the lucky winner of the NHL’s Claude Giroux signed Jersey. Thanks to all who participated in the draw at the Canada Day celebrations in Sheenboro Quebec. All proceeds from the draw will be donated to the St. Paul the Hermit’s parish in Sheenboro.  Hope everyone enjoyed the parade and activities on our 150 birthday.

BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG – ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH:   I wish to thank all who participated in this fundraiser for First Step Options. Our parish raised $834.33 to assist those in a crisis those in a crisis pregnancy. Thank you for your support. Receipts will be sent at the end of the year to those who requested it. Please see the letter posted at the entrance to the church. Elaine McGuire

 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 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.

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday to Gabriel Zita McGuire! Love and Best wishes Adrianna, Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday to Madeleine Chaput!   Love and Best wishes from Aurele, Lisa, Lila & Noella and families.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1)   Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard in Sheenboro on Canada Day. Special mention must be made for those who heeded my advice and hung their rosaries outside on their clothesline. While the weather wasn’t perfect, it was good enough to the day wasn’t washed out. Congratulations on hosting a successful event that showed to the world once again the wonderful hospitality found in Sheen!

2)   Take a look at the quilts that will be the principal prize of the Parish Draws in St. Joseph’s and Chapeau. They will be displayed for the summer in each church to inspire us to sell as many tickets as possible to help pay for all the repair work we’re tackling in each community.

3)   Thanks to Fr. Scott Murray for filling in for me last Sunday. After all the recent funerals the break was much

4) I was speaking with a pastor friend down in southern Ontario this week. He called to discuss a case where an elderly parishioner was being ‘strongly encouraged’ by his children to request ‘assistance’ in dying as they were finding the task of organizing themselves to provide him with care was ‘too difficult’ with their busy lifestyles and too expensive to pay for the medical assistance required for him to stay at home. The gentleman had enough of his wits about him that he called his pastor of advice before agreeing to follow his children’s ‘wishes for his ‘welfare’ and was advised not to accede to their request. This is just another example of why euthanasia is such a danger to us because if it has happened once in this case where the pastor was consulted, how many more families are pressuring, be it subtly or otherwise to follow a similar course for aged or infirm parents? More than you might think folks. Sadly more than you might think.

5) Have you heard about the case of Charlie Gard in the U.K.? Charlie is the infant son of parents who want him treated for a brain disease that is threatening to take his life. Unfortunately for him, the State has decided that he wouldn’t have a sufficiently good quality of life if he were to survive due to the effects the disease has already caused and are refusing to let the parents take him from the hospital where he currently is to be transferred to one where he can receive the treatments his parents want. The Pope and even Donald Trump have offered to arrange for transportation and donations already gathered have surpassed the cost of treating Charlie… but the U.K. government and courts say it would be best if the child just be allowed to die. So it seems that even the right to exist is being challenged at both ends of life’s spectrum these days. Please pray that the right to life will stand as the first and most primordial of human rights so that abuses like the two cases I discuss here won’t become more and more common.

Parish Bulletin – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 2, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Nora & Rene Gaudette

By:   Jeannette Gaudette

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Mary Carroll

By: Mary Lafleur

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Donald Retty

By: Lorna & Charlie Conway

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special Intention of Joanne Souliere & Fr. Tim

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Iona Morris

By: Barry &Gayle Morris

Victor Gleason

By: Marilyn Crozon

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Thérèse & Jean Allard

By: Gaetan, Lise, Patrick & Annabelle St. Cyr

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Paul Morris
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Meril, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Marian McGuire-Rochon, 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 $959.00  
St. Joseph $1,393.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, July 10th
Chapeau $1,990.00 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.

There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: A sincere ‘Thank You’ to everyone who expressed heartfelt sympathy and condolences during the recent loss of a wife/ mother/grandmother, Iona Morris. A special thank you to the choir for working with Iona’s nieces and nephews to provide beautiful music and Fr. Moyle & Fr. Chabot and everyone who was in attendance at the service for the wonderful send off. Also to the paramedics & Greg Hayes for their compassion and excellent service.   We are eternally grateful to all that brought food, flowers, donations, many cards and Masses. We also very much appreciate the continued support given to our Father as he proceeds on his journey without Mom. We are all so blessed to be surrounded with so much kindness and compassion. Blessing to all of you.

Raymond Morris & Family

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 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 artwork & 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.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Thank you to the Chapeau choir for all their service. They will begin their summer recess next weekend.

2) Our sympathy is extended to the families of Carl Bowers, Herman Morin, and Lorna Bressault whose funerals were celebrated this past week.

3) We welcome Ella Jean Lariviere and Mariah Laura Lariviere who were baptized into our Catholic faith last Sunday in Chapeau.

4) The office in Chapeau will be closed on Monday in honor of Canada Day. We’ll resume our regular schedule with the office open in Chapeau on Tuesday and Wednesday and St. Joseph’s on Thursday and Friday after the holiday.

5) Happy Canada Day to everyone! I sincerely hope that the weather cooperated with the festivities in Sheenboro and that everyone had a great time. Tribute activities for our 150th birthday celebrations don’t always go off as planned though. There’s an interesting news story about a fellow in Newfoundland & Labrador who planted a big 150th garden with all different Canadian perennial plants only to have moose come along and eat them all!

6) Check out some of the recent posts on our parish blog. There’s a great video by Willie Nelson posted there that was sent along to us by Roger Lavoie that speaks to our ‘better angels’ as people blessed by God to live in a land of prosperity and peace. There’s also an article explaining the story of Fr. Gordon McCrae for whom we’ve been regularly celebrating masses for. The blog address is www.uppontiacparishes.wordpress.com. While you’re online, why not check out my own blog (Where The Rubber Hits The Road) at www.frtimmoyle.blogspot.com? I post articles each day that deals with the intercession where faith and the issues of everyday life meet.

7) Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parish Meeting in Chapeau last weekend. We will be proceeding with both phases of the repairs: the pointing of the stones in the walls and the repairs of the front steps.

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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.

Parish Bulletin – June 18, 2017 – Corpus Christi

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Cyprien & Rose Chartrand

By:   La famille

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jacqueline Lepine & Robert Godin

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary Carroll

By: James & Kathleen Gribbon

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Matthew Mercier

By: Bobby & Viola Romain

Thérèse & Florian Allard

By: Royale et Jacqueline Mainville

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Rita Keogh
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie Bernie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Costello, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $612.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, June 26th
St. Joseph $1,521.00  
Chapeau $1,695.00 Catherine Keon-Godin, Monday, June 19th

ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to everyone who attended our June Dinner on the 13th a very enjoyable evening. Congratulations to the recipients of special pins: Bea Battis, Jacqueline and Rhéa Vaillancourt (70 yrs.), Martha Fitzpatrick (50), Doris Ranger (40), Brenda Labré, Gene O’Brien, Edith Lair (25 +), Helen Davis, Chrisita Dupuis, Monique Fleury, Laetitia Peacock (10) Maple Service pin Janie Carroll. These pins recognize 500 years of service to the league. Thank you all who have provided squares for luncheons over the past year. They are much appreciated.

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

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Joshua Moreau, son of John Paul Moreau and Anna Norlock and Anna Leahey, daughter of Brian Leahey and Loretta Keon. The wedding will be celebrated at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: We wish to thank Bishop Mulhall, Father Moyle and all the priests in attendance for the impressive funeral service for Laurette Schryer. To the Cathedral staff, Diocesan staff, friends, neighbors and relatives who offered their condolences, masses, donations, flowers and food for Laurette throughout this difficult time of grief. Also thank you to the beautiful choir and the women of the CWL for the delicious lunch served after the funeral. We are very grateful to all. The Schryer family.

MERCI: Nous voulons remercier notre évêque Mgr Mulhall, Père Moyle et tous les prêtres présents lors du service funéraire de Laurette Schryer. Les employés de la Cathédrale et du diocèse, amis, voisins et famille qui ont offert leurs condoléances, messes, dons, fleurs et nourriture pour Laurette pendant ses temps de peine et douleur. Un gros merci à la chorale et aux femmes catholiques pour le bon goûter servi après le service. Nous sommes très reconnaissants envers tous. La famille Schryer.

On the occassion 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 is now opened. (The month of June opened Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new art work & artisans displays & gift shop, etc…..  Bake Sale on Sunday, June 18th after mass.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB SPONSORED BY (YOUNG AT HEART): Wish all of you a safe and happy summer. See you in September. Thank you/Merci!

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.

We would like to wish a Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary to Aurel & Madeleine Chaput! Love & Best wishes from Lisa, Lila, Noella & Families.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to Simon Allard, Alexis Fortin-Chaput, Jenna Gagnon, Alexis Hynes, Benjamin Lepine, Maggie McDonald, Baleigh Spence, Russell Belland Racing, who were confirmed by Bishop Mulhall last weekend. It was both a pleasure and honor to be able to prepare you to receive this important sacrament.

2) Next Saturday at 10:30 am in the Cathedral, Bishop Mulhall will be ordaining Justin Bertrand, Anthony Burchat, Stephen Helferty, and Michael Lund to the priesthood. An ordination ceremony of a single priest is a wonderful ceremony, filled with joy and expectation. Imagine how great it will be to watch the ordination of four! Please keep the newly ordained in your prayers.

3) We will very soon be distributing draw tickets in St. Joseph’s and Chapeau for our upcoming parish suppers. First prize for both draws is a hand-made quilt! The remained of the prizes are cash awards. These draws are an important revenue source that helps to make the parish suppers as profitable as possible so please be generous in your efforts to sell (and buy!!) as many books of tickets as possible.

4) Attention Chapeau parishioners: We will be holding another meeting immediately after next Sunday’s Mass to discuss the next phase of repair work to the Church. Everyone is welcome to stay and hear what is to be done this summer and fall.

5) We offer our prayers and sympathy to the family of Iona Morris of Sheenboro who passed away last Sunday. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Parish Bulletin – Trinity Sunday – 11 June, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Mary Carroll

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  George Sullivan

By: Jean Gallagher

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Raymond Audet & Alcide Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Donald Retty

By: Mary & Dick Edwards

Leo Downey

By: Theresa Downey & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Howard Gagnon

By: Carl, Cathy, Donna & Pat

Jacqueline, Lennox, Philip & Charlie St. Cyr

By: Nicole & Lorenzo Bertrand

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Iona Morris, Fr. Costello, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $847.00 Janet Retty, Monday, June 12th
St. Joseph $1,566.00  
Chapeau $1,722.00 Catherine Keon-Godin, Monday, June 19th

ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Don’t forget the CWL Dinner at Harrington Community Centre on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 p.m.

 THANK YOU: “A special thank you to, Charlie McGuire, Art McGuire, Mike Trebinskie, Sam McGuire and Jimmy Gribbon for attending the annual St. Joseph Cemetery clean-up. Hopefully, we will have a better turn out at our next bee.”   Denzil

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Joshua Moreau son of John Paul Moreau and Anna Norlock and Anna Leahey daughter of Brian Leahey and Loretta Keon. The wedding will be celebrated at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

ST. JOSEPH’S: Baby Bottle Boomerang – I will be available at the church entrance to collect the baby bottles on Father’s Day, June 18th. Thank you to all that participated. Your donations are gratefully received and will be put to good use by those who experience a crisis pregnancy. After this date, you may bring any filled or unfilled bottles back to me at church or to First Step Options at 337 Murray St. Pembroke.         Elaine McGuire

 THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY: There will be a bilingual Public information session for those affected by flooding on Tuesday June 13th 2017 in St-Joseph’s Community Center, 6 rue St-Joseph, Isle-aux-Allumettes at 7:30 pm  for the Municipalities of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Chichester, Sheenboro & Waltham and neighboring communities.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: Thanks to the anonymous donor who left us 75 eight-inch knitted squares at St Alphonsus Church last Sunday. We will be able to put these together to make two blankets to send to the missions and still have five left over! Merci beaucoup!

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI: Please join us as we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Columbkille’ s  Cathedral 188 Renfrew Street Pembroke Sunday June 18, 2017. Eucharistic Celebration at 10:30 a.m. with Procession to follow with Hymns and Adoration through the streets of Pembroke. For more information please see attached poster or contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at (613) 732-7933 ext.206or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com

MEETING WITH CATECHISTS: Deacon Adrien from the Office of Faith Formation will be visiting the Zones of the Diocese to meet with Catechists. This time together will be informative and one of sharing about our ministry. Catechist that attend and bring some information about the resources that they are presently using for Sacramental preparation would be greatly appreciated.  Pontiac Zone will be held on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for English Parishes and on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for the French Parishes. Location Paroisse St-Pierre 529 rue Baume Fort- Coulonge. On Thursday June 15, 2017 for the Pembroke Zone at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. 188 Renfrew Street Pembroke. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 ordcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

On the occassion 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 is now opened. (The month of June opened Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new art work & artisans displays & gift shop, etc….. Bake Sale on Sunday, June 18th after mass.

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!

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.

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH CEMETERY MASS-CAMPBELL’S BAY: This Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish Cemetery, Campbell’s Bay, QC. Bring your own lawn chairs. If it rains mass will be held in the church

PARISH SUPPER-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOT ROAST BEEF DINNER-RENFREW ONTARIO (331 Plaunt Street South): This 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.

Sheenboro 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 final meeting of the current term on Tuesday, June 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

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) We welcome Bishop Mulhall to Chapeau this weekend to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation for the candidates who prepared for it during this year’s catechism classes. Thank you, Bishop, for taking the time to celebrate this important moment in the lives of this year’s candidates.

2) Bible Study classes have come to an end for this school year as we take our summer break. Classes will resume again in September as we start our study of a new book of the Bible.

3) Congratulations to the following children who baptized in our parishes last weekend: Leo Samuel Downey (Sheenboro), Easton Emery Allard (Chapeau), and Eli Levine (St. Joseph’s).

4) A reminder to everyone that the parish office in Chapeau is now open. Our office hours are now as follows: Monday to Wednesday in Chapeau from 9 am to 4 pm and Thursday (9 am – 4 pm) and Friday (9 am – 3 pm) in St. Joseph’s.