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Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Advent – December 17, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Lorna Keon

By:   Lois & Barry

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Emily Nephin

By: Helen & Waverly

Michael Nadeau

By: Mariette & Wayne Fleury

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Elmer Gallagher

By: Jerry & Louise Gallagher

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reginald & Dora Cahill

By: Cahill Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

4th Sunday of Advent Carmelita Doyle

By: Betty Morris

Sunday 9:00 PM

Sheenboro

Christmas Eve Percy Gleason

By: Emile & Jean Lebel

Leo Downey & Deceased Parents & Family Members

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

4th Sunday of Advent Loretta Reid

By: Jean Gallagher

Sunday 5:00 PM

St. Joseph

Christmas Eve Deceased parents of Jimmy & Lois Tierney & Darrell England

By: Lois & Jimmy Tierney

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

4th Sunday of Advent Lois Conroy

By: Pauline Lepine & Family

Sunday 7:00 PM

Chapeau

Christmas Eve Deceased parents of Marilyn & Harold Morris

By: Marilyn & Harold Morris

Annette Demers

By: Henry Demers & Family

Monday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

Christmas Day Helen Fleming & Marion Fleury

By: The Group of 5

Shelby Sullivan

By: Nana & Papa

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan (Sat) Francis Downy (Christmas Eve) Peter Gleason (Sat)   Doris Ranger (Xmas Eve)
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan (Sun) Frank Trzebiatowski (Christmas Eve) Paul Morris (Sun)   Ron Price (Christmas Eve)
Chapeau Peter Smith (Sun) Lise Mainville (Xmas Eve) Mike, Peter, (Sun) Meril, Nicole,Andre (Eve)
Chapeau Bernie Hendry (Christmas Day) Nicole, Meril
Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $1068.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock Monday, December 18th
St. Joseph $1234.00  
Chapeau $1727.00  

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

CHURCH ENVELOPES FOR 2018: will be available in the churches this weekend. Thank you.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thanks to all who attended and/or contributed to our Christmas Party and “Money Tree”. These donations will go to the Shawville Hospital’s Palliative Care this year.

Our card parties will finish December 18th. Thanks to all those who attended and all those who sent gifts for prizes. Christmas greetings to all.

CHAPEAU: New list for lectors and Eucharistic ministers are available in the sacristy.

SHEENBORO R.A:   is again renting the ice in the Arena on Dec.26th; 11:00-12:00 will be skating and 12:00-1:00 will be pick- up hockey. Helmets are recommended

Knights of Columbus Council 1531 Membership Fees are due before December 31st. If you would like to pay your 2018 membership dues, please send a cheque payable to the “Knights of Columbus – 1531” to D.Reynolds 343 Broadview Drive, Pembroke, Ont K8A 2A6 or drop off at the Knights of Columbus hall at 170 Ellis Ave, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2H9.  If you have any questions, please contact Darrell at 613-732-8797.

NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL SPONSORED BY CHAPEAU R.A:  Sunday December 31, 2017 at Harrington Community Centre from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. D.J. Tazman & Trimmer’s Poutine late lunch. Get your tickets before December 30th to be entered in the early bird draw alcohol & snack prize basket Donated by DC Store & Bar. Contact Karie Bissionette on Facebook or 613-401-1850 to be entered. Cost is $15 per person and tickets are available from members of the R.A., Conroy’s Grocery, Waltham Station and DC Store.   The Chapeau RA thanks you for your support to improve recreational activities in the community. Future plans: Gazebo, trees and fence.

Notes from Fr. Tim:

1) I stumbled across this short poem this week and thought it might be of comfort to those whose hearts are still broken with grief, especially as we approach the Christmas season as the loss of someone we love is felt all the more keenly at such festive times. It goes like this:

Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, the world’s weary troubles and trials are past.

In silence they suffered, in patience they bore, till God called them home to suffer no more.

They were sincere and true in heart and mind, and beautiful memories they left behind.

May God grant peace and comfort this season to those among us who are burdened with heavy hearts.

2) Confessions will be heard this Tuesday evening in Chapeau from 7-8 pm.

3) We’re going to show the 9th in the 10 part series ‘Catholicism’ following the Wednesday morning Mass in Chapeau. Each episode deals with one aspect of our faith so even these last two stand on their own and are well with viewing.

4) Our apologies to anyone who didn’t get a correct bulletin last weekend. We still have not figured out how Chapeau’s ended up being last year’s edition – but we’ll do our best to ensure that that mistake doesn’t happen again. Please remember that you can always find the most current version on our parish website at www.uppontiacparishes.wordpress.com.

5) Our sympathies go out to the family of Yvonne Chassie (nee Raymond) who died last Saturday. She was laid to rest beside her late husband Aurel on Wednesday. May God be merciful to her and to her family.

6) Anyone interested in studying the teachings of St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict’s series on Jesus, or the recent encyclicals of Pope Francis? I am willing to organize and lead a study group on any of these topics in the new year. Please just let me know if you have any interest in exploring the teachings of any of these Popes and if 2 or 3 people (or more!) would like to do so, I will schedule such a study group to begin in 2018.

7) Here again are the Christmas Mass times for this year:

     December 24    5 pm: St. Joseph’s; 7 pm: Chapeau; 9 pm: Sheenboro

     December 25   10:30 am: Chapeau

8) Thank you to all the Christmas Elves who delivered Christmas goodies to 44 shut-ins and seniors in Chapeau and Chichester. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.

 

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Parish Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Advent – 10 December 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By:   A parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Lois & Barry

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marian Helen McGuire-Rochon

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Clare Schoof

By: Mike & Rita Fox

Nelson Morris

By: Betty Morris & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Herman, Armand, Rachael Morin

By: Mary Lou & girls

Rose & Cyprien Chartrand

Jeanette et la famille

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Carol Price Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Mariette Saffafranque Mariette, André

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $560.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock Monday, December 18th
St. Joseph $1234.00 Sharon Gribbon Monday, December 11th
Chapeau $1810.00  

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT-DURING CHRISTMAS EVE MASS IN ST, JOSEPH: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate.   If interested see Jessica Kelly Brennan or Rebecca Kelly Lepine. Thank you.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thanks all who attended and/or contributed to our Christmas Party and “Money Tree”. These donations will got to the Shawville Hospital’s Palliative Care this year.

Our card parties will finish December 18th. Thanks to all those who attended and all those who sent gifts for prizes. Christmas greetings to all

Celebrate Island lights – The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes invites the public to join us in celebrating Island Lights on Saturday, December 16th 2017, 6pm at the Demers Center Municipal garage. There will be carolling, the lighting of the Christmas tree, followed by hot apple cider and hot chocolate. We will be accepting monetary donations that will go toward the breakfast program at Dr. Wilbert Keon School and Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur. Everyone is welcome!

SHEENBORO R.A: is again renting the ice in the Arena on Dec.26th; 11:00-12:00 will be skating and 12:00-1:00 will be pick up hockey. Helmets are recommended

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT:  We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass in Chapeau. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Youth choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. Our practices will be held in Chapeau on Sundays, Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th after mass. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please call Hélène Chartrand at 819-689-2320 to sign up!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Christmas party for members of Bishop N.Z: Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Dec. 12 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke Members are reminded to bring a gift (not to exceed $10). Social hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Members can also bring a donation to the food bank.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531 Membership Fees are due before December 31st. If you would like to pay your 2018 membership dues, please send a cheque payable to the “Knights of Columbus – 1531” to D. Reynolds 343 Broadview Drive, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 2A6 or drop off at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 170 Ellis Ave, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2H9.  If you have any questions, please contact Darrell at 613-732-8797.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

The collection envelopes for 2018 will be available in all three parishes next weekend.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our sympathy goes out to the family of Lillian Smiley who passed away this week. It is difficult at the best of times to with deal with the death of a parent, but it’s even more so when it comes during a festive season. Please keep her family in your prayers.

2) I am sad to announce too the death of Michael Nadeau, son of the late Acey and Mary Nadeau of Chapeau at the young age of 56. His funeral will be celebrated in Pennsylvania, USA this coming week. Michael is the brother of Rosemary Ferrigan of Chapeau. Please pray for the comfort of his wife, daughter, and siblings.

3) Have you brought your decorations for our Trees of Life yet? These trees are intended to help us remember and celebrate the people and events in our family life. If you have not yet taken some home to personalize and decorate, please do so and return them to the church so that they can be added to the tree in your church.

4) Here are the Christmas Mass times for this year:

December 24    5 pm: St. Joseph’s; 7 pm: Chapeau; 9 pm: Sheenboro

December 25   10:30 am: Chapeau

5) Confessions will be heard this Saturday in Sheenboro from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

6) Thank you to all the Christmas Elves who delivered Christmas goodies to 44 shut-ins and seniors in Chapeau and Chichester. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.

Parish Bulletin – First Sunday of Advent – December 3, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By:   Joan & Henry Sallafranque

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: Carmel & Edmond Chartrand

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Carmelita Doyle

By: Eulalia Ryan

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Donna & Joe Tallon & Victor Gleason

By: Pat & Marguerite Tallon

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Danny Allard

By: The Family

Helen Fleming & Loretta Reid

By: Elizabeth Kelly

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon (Ann)

By: Mado & Family

Peter & Elie Picard ( Ann)

By: Sharon Picard

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Rita Keogh
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Meril

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $560.00  
St. Joseph $1330.00 Sharon Gribbon Monday, December 11th
Chapeau $1810.00 Catherine Keon Godin, Monday, December 4th

SENIOR’S NETWORK –AGES 50 +: A tablet training workshop for seniors, will be starting December 7th at the municipal office from 9 a.m. to noon.  Please call Rachel at 819-665-3604 for more information.

2017 Christmas FOOD DRIVE:  Will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  On Allumette Island at the intersection of Hwy 148 and Pembroke Road, Bouffe Pontiac volunteers and partners will be posted to collect donations from motorists. We will collect food, new toys, and monetary donations. With these generous donations, Bouffe Pontiac will distribute 200 Christmas baskets to Pontiac households in need.  Please give generously and drive safely!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT:  We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass in Chapeau. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Youth choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. Our practices will be held in Chapeau on Sundays, Dec. 3rd, Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th after mass. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please call Hélène Chartrand at 819-689-2320 to sign up!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Christmas party for members of Bishop N.Z: Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Dec. 12 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Town and Country Men’s Wear or from deputy grand knight Dick Kelly. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 8. Members are reminded to bring a gift (not to exceed $10). Social hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Members can also bring a donation to the food bank.

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW:  Will be held this Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre.  Chapeau, Qc.  Come check out over 20 local Vendor’s and Crafter’s.  Lunch and baked goods available for purchase.   All money raise at this Event will be donated to the Chapeau R.A.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Mark your calendar for the CWL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 5th(7:00 p.m.) at Harrington Community Centre.  You are more than welcome to join us for a few games and music.  Anyone attending is asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share.  The “Money Tree” donations will go to Shawville Hospital (Palliative Care) this year.  Do join us and bring a friend.

THANK YOU: Helen Donlan and family want to thank friends and neighbours for their love and support as we mourned the loss of Alice.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 6th at 1 p.m. Roast beef served by Cheryl Smith. Door prizes, music & B.Y.O.B. Tickets $22.00 each.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) We start putting decorations on our ‘Tree of Life’ this weekend, beginning with the crosses in memory of those who have died. Over the next three weekends, we will put on the creche decorations (children) and stars (accomplishments/celebrations) before turning on the lights in anticipation of the birth of Christ, the “Light of the World” born on Christmas morning.

2) Thank you to everyone who called in names for our Christmas elves to bring goodie packages to their homes in the Chapeau/Chichester area. They will be delivered over the next couple of weeks.

3) We’re approaching the last few episodes of the ‘Catholicism’ series on Wednesday mornings in Chapeau following the 10 am Mass. Each episode stands on its own so you are welcome to come and watch them with us. The episodes last between 40-45 minutes.

4) Going to Confession is an important way of getting ready for Christmas. To this end, I will be hearing confessions in each parish at the following times: Sheenboro – Saturday, December 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm; Chapeau – Tuesday, December 19 from 7 to 8 pm.; St. Joseph’s – Thursday, December 7 from 7 to 8 pm.

5) Congratulations to Ivy Rae Chartrand child of Dan Chartrand and Holly Godin who was baptized into our Catholic faith this past Sunday.

6) Here are the Christmas Mass times for this year:

December 24

5 pm: St. Joseph’s; 7 pm: Chapeau; 9 pm: Sheenboro

December 25

10:30 am: Chapeau

Parish Bulletin – Feast of Christ the King – November 26, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  For favour received

By: A Parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Mado Keon & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Ann Doré

By: Joan Taylor

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  For the intentions of Genevieve Keogh

By: Sharon Gribbon

Carl Taylor

By: his wife Joan Taylor

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Rita & Len Mainville &Mr. & Mrs. Zephr St. Cyr

By: Mike St. Cyr

Darrell Belland

By: Mom & Dad

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Monique Fleury Janie, Nicole

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $455.00 Angie Retty, Monday, November27th)
St. Joseph $1434.00  
Chapeau $1510.00 Catherine Keon Godin, Monday, December 4th

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 6th at 1 p.m. Roast beef served by Cheryl Smith. Door prizes, music & B.Y.O.B. Tickets $22.00 each.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L:  Don’t forget the CWL Craft Sale and Luncheon Today (November 19th) at Harrington Community Centre.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS; The next children’s catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd classes begin at 9:15. If there are any children that missed the first session, parents please be advised that it is your responsibility to call the office and arrange to have your children’s book before the next session. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Confirmation class will meet with Fr. Tim immediately after the 10:30 mass in the Sacristy.

FLU SHOTS: The next flu shot will take place this Monday, November 27th at Harrington Community Center from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Please be sure to bring your health card. Thank you.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all vendors, shoppers, luncheon folks and workers who helped make our craft Sale and Luncheon so successful once again. Rachelle Durand was the lucky winner of the 50/50.

Mark your calendar for the CWL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 5th (7:00 p.m.) at Harrington Community Centre. You are more than welcome to join us for a few games and music. Anyone attending is asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share. The “Money Tree” donations will go to Shawville Hospital (Palliative Care) this year. Do join us and bring a friend.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held this Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be this Sunday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa at the Harrington Community Center. To enter a float, contact Patrick Fleming at 819-689-1061. This event is sponsored by the Chapeau Lions Club and the Chapeau RA.

2017 Christmas FOOD DRIVE: Will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. On Allumette Island at the intersection of Hwy 148 and Pembroke Road, Bouffe Pontiac volunteers and partners will be posted to collect donations from motorists. We will collect food, new toys, and monetary donations. With these generous donations, Bouffe Pontiac will distribute 200 Christmas baskets to Pontiac households in need. Please give generously and drive safely!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass in Chapeau. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Youth choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. Our practices will be held in Chapeau on Sundays, Dec. 3rd, Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th after mass. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please call Hélène Chartrand at 819-689-2320 to sign up!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual memorial mass for deceased 4th and 3rd degree members of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Members, their families and families of those deceased members are welcome to attend as are members of the parishes in Pembroke.

The annual Christmas party for members of Bishop N.Z Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Dec. 12 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Town and Country Men’s Wear or from deputy grand knight Dick Kelly. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 8. Members are reminded to bring a gift (not to exceed $10). Social hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Members can also bring a donation to the food bank.

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Chapeau, Qc. Come check out over 20 local Vendor’s and Crafter’s. Lunch and baked goods available for purchase. Contact: Tara Homuth 819-689-2579. All money raise at this Event will be donated to the Chapeau R.A.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Fleury and Donlan families as they deal with the deaths of Sherry Fleury and Alice Donlan Ballerscheff, two women who died at an early age this past week. May God grant comfort to the bereaved and mercy to the deceased.

2) Bible Study: We’ve finished our journey through Paul’s Letter to the Romans and have decided to wait until January to resume. That will be an excellent time to join the group! Meetings will resume on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s.

3) We will be watching the next presentation in the ‘Catholicism’ series on Wednesday after the 10 am mass in Chapeau. The second presentation of the ‘Pivotal Catholics’ series will be shown in St. Joseph’s this Friday after the morning mass there.

4) We are still looking for more names of people who might appreciate a visit from our Christmas Elves initiative in the Chapeau parish. Packages of cookies, candies, and meat pies will be delivered before the middle of December as a little token of good cheer from the parish. Please call the office in you can think of someone who might appreciate a visit from these generous elves.

5) Food for thought: Here’s a little tidbit I once saw on a poster that might resonate with a few folks in our communities who think it important to stick their noses into other peoples affairs to report anything they don’t approve of to the authorities. I hope they might appreciate its wisdom as much as I do. “You never need to put a lid on a bucket of crabs. Any time one crab tries to get ahead by climbing out, other crabs will reach out and drag them back down. People are a lot like crabs!” Let’s all do our best to ensure that everyone gets ahead in our communities and families by putting ourselves authentically at the service of one another and put our individual ‘crabbiness’ behind us.

Parish Bulletin – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 19, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Edmond Vaillancourt & Noella Chaput

By:   Therese Vaillancourt

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Sharon Gribbon

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Bill Keon

By: Lois & Barry

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Deceased Member of the C.W.L

By: Chapeau C.W.L

Judy Bechamp

By: Peter Smith

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Ron Price
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere,, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $630.00 Angie Retty, Monday, November27th)
St. Joseph $1255.00  
Chapeau $1265.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 20th

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held on Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Don’t forget the CWL Craft Sale and Luncheon this Sunday (November 19th) at Harrington Community Centre.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS; The next children’s catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd classes begin at 9:15. If there are any children that missed the first session, parents please be advised that it is your responsibility to call the office and arrange to have your children’s book before the next session. Thank you for your cooperation. The Confirmation class will meet with Fr. Tim immediately after the 10:30 mass in the Sacristy.

FLU SHOTS: The next flu shot will take place on Monday, November 27th at Harrington Community Center from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Please be sure to bring your health card. Thank you.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Chapeau Christmas Evening Mass. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please see Hélène Chartrand, Chantal Lair, Lise Vaillancourt or Louis Schryer after mass to sign-up or call 819-689-2320. Our practices will be held on Sundays Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th following mass and on Friday, Dec. 23rd at 5 p.m. Thank you!

CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa at the Harrington Community Center. To enter a float, contact Patrick Fleming at 819-689-1061. This event is sponsored by the Chapeau Lions Club and the Chapeau RA.

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov. 19, 2017. Last year I did not write any newsletters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia Keogh             jkeogh12@gmail.com

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email lafrcodo@outlook.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual memorial mass for deceased 4th and 3rd degree members of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Members, their families, and families of those deceased members are welcome to attend as are members of the parishes in Pembroke.

TWO DAY CHRISTMAS SALE AT THE CHAPEAU CONVENT: Will be held on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Christmas decorations galore and holiday gifts will be for sale, *Patricia Graveline ‘’Resident Convent Artist’’ Paintings will be for sale also. *Several Items will be up for Auction.  Cash is the method of payment for all purchases. Come enjoy some refreshments and treats for everyone. **Coming Soon Website outlining the future plans for the former Convent and Patricia’s Paintings will be advertised on this site and her paintings will be for sale at Restaurants in Ottawa in early spring of 2018. **Some proceeds will be directed towards the Chapeau Regional Gallery**

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Chapeau, Qc. Come check out over 20 local Vendor’s and Crafter’s. Lunch and baked good available for purchase. Contact: Tara Homuth 819-689-2579. All money raised at this Event will be donated to the Chapeau R.A.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea: Book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Thank you’ to Henry and Joan Sallafranque! ‘Congrats’ on being chosen ‘Family of the Year’ by the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke… and ‘Thank you’ for donating the cash prize that comes with that honor to the building/repair fund for St. Alphonsus Church. I guess acts like your donation helps to explain your winning the award in the first place!

2) I’ve been contacted by some ‘Cookie Elves’ from St. Alphonsus Parish who are putting together some Christmas baking packages for those who are housebound this season. They are looking for seniors, singles, and/or shut-ins who might like to receive one. Please call the parish office (819-689-5232 or 689-5757) if you know of anyone who would appreciate such a Christmas treat. We will forward all the names to the Elves and deliveries will be made in the first couple of weeks in December. Please help spread a bit of Christmas cheer in our parish!

3) Bible Study classes continue this Thursday at 7 pm. in St. Joseph’s sacristy. New members are always welcome. Don’t forget too that the video series ‘Catholicism’ continues on Wednesdays after the 10 am Mass in St. Alphonsus Sacristy.

4) How are you using the ‘talents’ God has given you to spread the good news of Jesus Christ? Remember that this weekend’s gospel reminds us that God expects us to make productive use of his gifts to build His kingdom here on earth. Just handing back what we received won’t be good enough if we want to be counted among the chosen who are invited into heaven.

5) Tree of Life: You are all invited to help decorate our Advent ‘Tree of Life’. Next weekend you can take home a sheet with four decorations to personalize and then be brought back to Church and put in a basket. We will put one decoration each week on the tree. Watch the bulletin next week for more details.

Parish Bulletin – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 12, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  For a favour received

By:   A Parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Judy Bechamp

By: Almira & Neil McGuire

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jerry Harrington & Lawrence Matt

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Carl Taylor

By: Joan Taylor

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Loretta Reid

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Harold & Iveagh Duff

By: Leonard & Atje Duff

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Deceased Members of the CWL

St. Alphonsus CWL

Larry Bowers

By: Jennifer & J.P. Allard

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Lise Mainville André, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere,, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $630.00  
St. Joseph $1315.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, November 13th
Chapeau $1508.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 20th

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov. 19 ,2017. If you have any refundable bottles that you can drop off or cash in for this cause, they will be appreciated. Last year I did not write any newsletters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia             Keoghajkeogh12@gmail.com

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email lafrcodo@outlook.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue, Tuesday, Nov. 14. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

The annual memorial mass for deceased 4th and 3rd degree members of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Members, their families and families of those deceased members are welcome to attend as are members of the parishes in Pembroke.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa at the Harrington Community Center. To enter a float, contact Patrick Fleming at 819-689-1061. This event is sponsored by the Chapeau Lions Club and the Chapeau RA.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH-PAROISSE STE-ANNE PARISH C.W.L-ISLE-DU-GRAND-CALUMET, QC: Will be held on Sunday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Adult $12.00 and Children 10 and under $5.00.   Bake Sale, Artisans’ Market & Draws at the Municipal Hall 8 montée Monseigneur Martel. Everyone Welcome! Please bring a non-perishable food item to the Brunch for donation to Bouffe Pontiac.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: The Annual CWL Craft Sale and Chicken Pot Pie Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 19th from (10 A.M. – 3 P.M.) at Harrington Community Centre. Good chance to find some unique Christmas gifts. Call Joan (819-689-2523) to book your table!

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held on Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS; The next children’s catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd classes begin at 9:15. If there are any children that missed the first session, parents be advised that it is your responsibility to call the office and arrange to have your children’s book before the next session. Thank you for your cooperation.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to all the candidates who participated in last Sunday’s municipal elections. Stepping up and putting one’s name forward to serve their fellow citizens is essential to maintain the health of our democratic system of government. The number of candidates in our area proved that we well understand this truth here in the upper Pontiac. Whether someone won or lost their particular contest, they deserve our thanks and admiration for their willingness to put their name forward for our consideration for office. Bravo to one and all.

2) We’ve FINALLY got the Chapeau furnaces running again. My sincere apologies to everyone who had to shiver throughout the last two Sunday Masses. Let’s just hope that the difficulties we faced at the start of the heating season will bear truth to the old adage, ‘Bad start… Good finish’.

3) Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. The video series ‘Catholicism’ continues to be watched each Wednesday at 10:30 am in Chapeau for the next six weeks. These are both excellent opportunities to grow in our understanding of our Catholic faith – something we all need to do if we wish to be able to accomplish the task of rebuilding the practice of the faith in our area.

4) This weekend’s gospel speaks of keeping one’s lamp lit. It’s fair to say that anyone would question your wisdom if you suggested checking your fuel tank with a lit match or going scuba diving with the light app on your smartphone. There is the right light source for the right situation, and, usually, the more light, the better. In our lives, we shouldn’t content ourselves with a lit match worth of illumination when it comes to wisdom. The more light to show the way, the better. If you find your light has grown a little ‘dim’ lately, perhaps it’s time to take some quiet time in prayer to allow God to top you up with sufficient grace to shine to the best of your ability.

Parish Bulletin – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 27, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  For favour received

By:   A parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Claire & Bert Gagnon

By: Jeannette Gaudette

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Stephen & Frances Morris

By: The family

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Ann Doré

By: Mrs. Carl Taylor

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Gib Lapierre

By: Rita & Mike Fox

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Deceased Relatives of Jean Poupore

By: Jean Poupore & Family

The intentions of Fr. Shalla

By: Genevieve Bresseau & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, André

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere,, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $725.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, October 30th

 

St. Joseph $1405.00  
Chapeau $1796.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, November 6th

St. Alphonsus C.W.L Craft Sale & Luncheon:  Will be held on Sunday, November 19th.  Call Joan to book your table 819-689-2593.

ENVELOPE USER #183:  Would you kindly put your name and address on it. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASSES: Will be starting back on Sunday, November 5th at Dr. Wilbert Keon School beginning at 9:15 a.m. Children in grades 1 to 5 are welcome!

SHEENBORO:   will be holding their Remembrance Day services on Sunday, November 5th at 11am. The parish hall is required for the election, therefore this year we will not be having a lunch following the service at the cenotaph. For those who would like to place a wreath please confirm with Larry Gleason, Billy Brennan or Dick Edwards.

Remembrance Day Service – L’Isle-aux-Allumettes : Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 11 :00am, at The Center for Families and Seniors in St-Joseph’s, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. All are Welcome! A luncheon will follow the service.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 OTTAWA: Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on November 3-4. Early bird deadline is October 2. Youth Workshop for Senior High and up is on Friday, November 3. For information: www.truenorth2017.eventbrite.com; info@actionlife.org; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships.

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov.19, 2017. If you have any refundable bottles that you can drop of or cash in for this cause, they will be appreciated. Last year I did not write any news letters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia Keoghajkeogh12@gmail.com

Important Gathering – Call to Register: A formation day for parish catechists will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Mary Parish, 284 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke. Guest speakers will be Bishop Mulhall and Fr. Ryan Holly. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided – please inform the office if you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary. The formation day is open to all catechists, those interested in the ministry, pastors, deacons and pastoral assistants. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com by November 1, 2017.

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email lafrcodo@outlook.com.

PALLIATIVE VOLUNTEER TRAINING COURSE: ‘Carefor Pembroke-Renfrew County’ is offering a 30 hour Palliative Volunteer Training Course starting Thursday, November 9th and continuing on November 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The group will meet at 700 Mackay Street, Pembroke. The course is offered free to individuals who join Carefor Volunteer Visiting Team. If you are taking the course for personal reasons, the cost is $60 to cover course material and lunch. To register or for more information please call Alice Grenon, at 613-732-3949 ext. 1115 and leave a message, or email volunteerprogram@carefor.ca.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Please pray for the repose of soul for Helen Fleming of Chapeau who died this past week. Helen was an active member of our parish and brought her wonderful sense of humor with her wherever she went. I ask you to keep her family in your prayers too for her passing leaves a big hole in their lives.

2) Bible Study classes resume this week on Thursday at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s.

3) Video series: Wednesday in Chapeau (Catholicism) and Friday in St. Joseph’s (Pivotal Players). Both presentations take part after the 10 am Mass. Come out and join us!

4) Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to the parishioners of St. Joseph’s. Your ‘supper donations’ and draw ticket purchases equaled the traditional profit we would realize from past suppers. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. All this said I know that I am not alone in saying that I hope we will be able to have an actual parish supper next year. Having the funds in the bank means we can pay our winter bills but nothing can satisfy like that excellent roast beef dinner!!

5) Be extra careful driving on Tuesday as there should be quite a few ghosts, goblins, and superheroes traveling from house to house in search of candies and treats once the sun goes down.

6) Speaking of the setting sun, next Sunday (Nov. 5) we switch back to Standard Time. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday. You wouldn’t want to deprive yourself of an extra hour’s sleep.

Parish Bulletin – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 22, 2107

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Mary Carroll

By:   The Brisard Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Deceased Members of the Young at Heart
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Friday 6:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Andrew Gribbon

By: Colleen & Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Allan Dick

By: Sharon Gribbon

Souls in Purgatory

By: Genevieve Bresseau

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Mado Keon & Family

Noelle Kennedy

By: Mary & Dick Edwards

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Ron Price
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere,, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $735.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, October 30th

 

St. Joseph $1427.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday October 23rd
Chapeau $1267.00  

ENVELOPE USER #183:  Would you kindly put your name and address on it. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASSES: Will be starting back on Sunday, November 5th at Dr. Wilbert Keon School beginning at 9:15 a.m. Children in grades 1 to 5 are welcome.

COMMEMORATION OF THE REFORMATION A SERVICE OF COMMON PRAYER: You are all invited to attend this service that will be held at St. Columbkille Cathedral parish in Pembroke, ON on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Let us pray together that this historical event will be remembered and become a means to ever greater fruitfulness.

HALLOWEEN DANCE: On Saturday, October 28th at the Sheenboro Parish Hall from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Municipal Office or from your local firemen. All proceeds towards the Pontiac Ouest Fire Department.

SHEENBORO: will be holding their Remembrance Day services on Sunday, November 5th at 11am. The parish hall is required for the election, therefore this year we will not be having a lunch following the service at the cenotaph. For those who would like to place a wreath please confirm with Larry Gleason, Billy Brennan or Dick Edwards.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: This Wednesday, October 25th we will be having a mass at 10:00 a.m. for all the deceased members of the Young at Heart followed by a Pot Luck at 11:30 a.m. A general meeting will take place afterwards with cards to follow. For more information please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 OTTAWA: Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on November 3-4. Early bird deadline is October 2. Youth Workshop for Senior High and up is on Friday, November 3. For information: www.truenorth2017.eventbrite.com; info@actionlife.org; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: Jennifer Layman will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke. Her topic will be the Pembroke and Area Airport. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue and is open to everyone.

FRIENDS OF PERU: We had our annual meeting and the donations from 2016 were very generous and served to meet the needs of many people in the parish of Chincha Baja. We were able to help some who needed help with education, others with health problems, other with poverty and some of the needs of our parish and the priests. Thanks for your help. We will have envelopes at the back of the church on Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Please take one and when you give your donations, place them in the collection. If you have an email address please add it on the envelope. Thank you for your generous gifts and we will make sure that 100 % of it goes to those in need. Income tax receipts will be provided.   Jim and Alicia Keogh(email ajkeogh12@gmail

 

Annual Celebration of Life Dinner: The Annual Celebration of Life Dinner, sponsored by the Renfrew County Right to Life, will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Pembroke. Friendship Hour will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. with guest speakers, Donalee Loback of First Step Options and Dr. Deacon Bob McDonald of Barry’s Bay. Tickets are $25/adult and $15/student. For reservations, call Barb Austin at 613-735-6265 or Sue Dagenais at 613-401-6482.

Important Gathering – Call to Register: A formation day for parish catechists will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Mary Parish, 284 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke. Guest speakers will be Bishop Mulhall and Fr. Ryan Holly. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided – please inform the office if you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary. The formation day is open to all catechists, those interested in the ministry, pastors, deacons and pastoral assistants. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com by November 1, 2017.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Here are ’10 Commandments’ we should follow if we are going to be effective ‘Evangelical Catholics’ and rebuild our church and culture.

1. Don’t get mad. Reframe.
2. Shed light, not heat.
3. People won’t remember what you said as much as how you made them feel.
4. Show, don’t tell.
5. Think in threes.
6. Be positive — remember to say “yes.”
7. Compassion counts.
8. Numbers aren’t everything.
9. It’s not about you.
10. It’s about witnessing, not winning.

Find out how to use these commandments by visiting:  https://aleteia.org/2017/10/16/catholic-voices-has-drawn-up-10-commandments-best-practices-for-defending-the-faith/

2) I’ve been warmed and encouraged by the response to my comment last week about my own struggles as your pastor. I only wish to state that the reason for my sharing last week was entirely my own. It was not intended as a remark about anyone’s recent comments or conduct towards me but only to offer my explanation and apology for my personal failings over the past number of months and to ensure you that I recognize the need to improve. We are stronger together as a parish community when we each honestly reach out to one another to ask for help and understanding. Thank you, one and all for your continuing kind support and prayers.

3) Bible Study Classes are canceled for this coming week so that I can attend the Annual Right to Life Banquet in Pembroke. They will resume next Thursday at their regular time and place.

4) We continue to watch the video series ‘Catholicism’ by +Robert Barron on Wednesday mornings following the 10 am Mass in the Chapeau sacristy. The first of the ‘Pivotal Players’ series will be shown at St. Joseph’s sacristy on Friday, November 3rd after the 10 am Mass there. Both these series are an excellent way to deepen our understanding of our faith. Everyone is always welcome.

5) I’m pleased to announce that St. Paul the Hermit Parish has just received a $25,000 donation to the parish cemetery from the estate of Fr. Doug Morris. Have you ever considered leaving a bequest to your parish in your will? It’s one of the ways that can make a world of difference in keeping a parish open and active.

Parish Bulletin – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 15, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Frances Tallon Giroux

By:   Mike & Rosa Mainville

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving for a favour received

By: A parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reg & Dora Cahill

By: The Cahill Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Claire & Raymond Gleason

By: Betty & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Hughette Groulx

By: Hector & Yvonne Landry

Lorna Bresseau

By: Kevin & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Paul Morris
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Peter

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $1170.00  
St. Joseph $1425.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday October 23rd
Chapeau $1775.00  

ENVELOPE USER #183:  Would you kindly put your name and address on it. Thank you!

ST.JOSEPH’S C.W.L: Short C.W.L meeting after Mass on Friday, October 20th. Thank you!

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: On Wednesday, October 25th we will be having a mass at 10:00 a.m. for all the deceased members of the Young at Heart followed by a Pot Luck at 11:30 a.m. A general meeting will take place afterwards with cards to follow. For more information please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH: Please have the ticket money to me (Donna) by the 21st of this month. We will have the draw on the 22nd at the end of mass. Thank you for all Your Hard Work.

ST. JOSEPH: The envelopes for the parish supper donation are at the back of the church. The one-time donation this year is to replace the income we usually receive from the parish supper. Please pick up an envelope if you haven’t already done so.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 OTTAWA: Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on November 3-4. Early bird deadline is October 2. Youth Workshop for Senior High and up is on Friday, November 3. For information: www.truenorth2017.eventbrite.com; info@actionlife.org; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: Jennifer Layman will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke. Her topic will be the Pembroke and Area Airport. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue and is open to everyone.

FRIENDS OF PERU: We had our annual meeting and the donations from 2016 were very generous and served to meet the needs of many people in the parish of Chincha Baja. We were able to help some who needed help with education, others with health problems, other with poverty and some of the needs of our parish and the priests. Thanks for your help. We will have envelopes at the back of the church on Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Please take one and when you give your donations, place them in the collection. If you have an email address please add it on the envelope. Thank you for your generous gifts and we will make sure that 100 % of it goes to those in need. Income tax receipts will be provided.   Jim and Alicia Keogh(email ajkeogh12@gmail

Annual Celebration of Life Dinner: The Annual Celebration of Life Dinner, sponsored by the Renfrew County Right to Life, will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Pembroke. Friendship Hour will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. with guest speakers, Donalee Loback of First Step Options and Dr. Deacon Bob McDonald of Barry’s Bay. Tickets are $25/adult and $15/student. For reservations, call Barb Austin at 613-735-6265 or Sue Dagenais at 613-401-6482.

Important Gathering – Call to Register: A formation day for parish catechists will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Mary Parish, 284 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke. Guest speakers will be Bishop Mulhall and Fr. Ryan Holly. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided – please inform the office if you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary. The formation day is open to all catechists, those interested in the ministry, pastors, deacons and pastoral assistants. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com by November 1, 2017.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Bible Study Classes continue on Thursday evenings in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy at 7 pm. Now more than ever since we have space to grow, new members are always welcome!

2) This Wednesday after the 10 am Mass in Chapeau we will be viewing the 2nd presentation in the ‘Catholicism‘ series by Bishop Robert Barron in the Church sacristy. Each video is a little over 30 minutes in length and offers tremendous insights and lessons about what and why we believe what we do as Catholics. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Gospel message and our faith. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first Friday of each month beginning with November 3rd when we will begin to watch ‘The Pivotal Players‘. This is a series that looks at major figures who played a ‘pivotal’ role in our Catholic history. The first DVD is a look at the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

3) We will be posting a breakdown of finances for the Chapeau Parish Supper that was held at the start of the month. Even though we are awaiting the arrival of one last bill, it is clear that it was another financial success which will allow us to pay for the heating of that church throughout the coming cold months of winter and spring. That’s something we can all be most grateful for!!!

4) On a personal note, I wish to share something with everyone. As I think many of our parishioners are aware, I suffered a severe burn-out a few years back near the end of my term as pastor in Mattawa. As a consequence of that event, I have had to battle the demon of depression pretty much constantly in the years that followed. Anyone who has had to deal with this illness knows that it can be extremely debilitating and paralyzing and it affects one’s ability to sometimes accomplish even the most basic of personal tasks. It’s come to my attention that these failings sometimes become a staple of local gossip and commentary. As a result, I’d like to suggest the following: If you see that I am struggling, please do me the kindness of asking me how I’m doing and let me know that you’re keeping me in your prayers, especially when it’s evident I am going through a rough time. Such supports as this go much further than you might realize in helping me to climb out of the hole that depression creates in my life. It is most assuredly far more helpful to me than just complaining among yourselves when you notice the evidence that I’m walking through a difficult time. I love being your priest and spiritual father and trust that despite my many flaws and failings, you appreciate me being here. I know therefore that I can count on your assistance in helping me to overcome this particular demon in my life by bringing your concerns and support directly to me when required. Thank you. Fr. Tim

5) It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Mr. Basil Hearty of Chichester, QC. Basil died in the Ottawa Hospital on October 10, 2017. He leaves Beatrice his partner of many years. Also grieving his passing are Norman, Daniel, and Joshua, and his 6 grandchildren Aaron, Adam, Ashley, Aden, Brooklyn, and Payton and one great-grandchild, Colton as well as many nieces, nephews, and children fostered by Basil and Beatrice over many years. At Basil’s request, there will be no wake or funeral Mass, only a private graveside service when his ashes are interred in his parents’ grave in Chapeau. Please keep his soul and the consolation of his family in your prayers.

 

 

Parish Bulletin – October 8, 2017 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Judy Bechamp

By:   Bert & Jackie Collin

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For special intentions

By: A parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Ian Picard

By: Mom & Dad

Annus & Vincey Lapierre

By: The Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Norma Sullivan

By: Gail Sullivan & Franҫois Larivéé

Iona Morris

By: Marilyn & Harold Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Howard Gagnon

By: Chapeau Regionale Gallerie

Donald Retty

By: The Smith Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Rita Keogh
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Nicole

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $930.00(Sept. 24)           $1030 (Oct. 1st ) Janet Retty, Tuesday, October 10th
St. Joseph $1420.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday October 16th
Chapeau $1700.00  

ENVELOPE USER #183:  Would you kindly put your name and address on it. Thank you!

Congratulations to all our winners on our Parish draws: 50/50 worth $500.50 – Pauline Demers, Senator Tickets – Paul Heath, Lepine’s $200 – Chris Poirier, DC gift certificate valued $80 – Pauline Demers, River Club $50 gift certificate – Charles Vaillancourt, Conroy’s Grocery(4 steaks) – Sylviane St. Cyr, Vick’s Resto Bar $25 gift certificate– Imelda Duquette, L’Ancienne Banque $40 gift certificate – Sheila Stacey, Dubeau’s Grocery $50– Catherine Adam, Quilt – Lois Hoysted, $300 (Caisse Populaire), Mireille Mainville, $200 (Art Fleming & Sons) – Robert Lorbetskie, $100 (CWL) – Annette Craise, $100 (Lois & Jimmy Tierney) – Cecile Lacroix, $100 (Hayes Funeral Home) – Neil Sullivan.

Important Gathering – Call to Register: A formation day for parish catechists will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Mary Parish, 284 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke. Guest speakers will be Bishop Mulhall and Fr. Ryan Holly. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided – please inform the office if you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary. The formation day is open to all catechists, those interested in the ministry, pastors, deacons and pastoral assistants. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com by November 1, 2017.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Will be hosting the card parties for the next 3 months beginning October 2nd.  We will not be asking for sandwiches or squares but donations of prizes (e.g. paper towels, kleenex, a bag of sugar-such things are useful and not overly expensive).  These could be given to Gail, Joan or Janie anytime.  The proceeds from these parties help with our donation towards the upkeep of the hall.  Thank you for your participation!!

ST. JOSEPH: The envelopes for the parish supper donation are at the back of the church. The one-time donation this year is to replace the income we usually receive from the parish supper. Please pick up an envelope if you haven’t already done so.

BOWLING: The season is here and we are looking for spares. If anyone is interested please call Yogi at 819-689-5508.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 OTTAWA: Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on November 3-4. Early bird deadline is October 2. Youth Workshop for Senior High and up is on Friday, November 3. For information: www.truenorth2017.eventbrite.com; info@actionlife.org; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY: An invitation is extended to all to participate in the Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Amphitheatre to pray for the conversion of Canada. The Public Square Rosary Rally, sponsored by Canada Needs Our Lady will be one in over 600 rallies that will take place across Canada on that day. For more information, please call Laurie Mintha at       613-735-4065.

Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery hours on October 7th & 8th are 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.  Next Bake Sale –Sunday, October 8th after mass.  Thank you for your support. Feature Artist : Clothing Give away- new shipment in for Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Teenagers and infants at 106 St. Jacques Street(next to the church). Bring your bag(s) and fill it up with good used clothing. Follow us on Facebook at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie . October 7, closed for the season. Reopen in May. Thank you for your patronage.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, October 10 in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: Jennifer Layman will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke. Her topic will be the Pembroke and Area Airport. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue and is open to everyone.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) THANK YOU!!! I’ve got to start this week with a HUGE thank you to everyone who made our Chapeau Parish Supper such a huge success. Special thanks have to go to Pauline Lepine and her crew who prepared and cooked all the food, to everyone who helped to serve it, and to the long list of people who did everything from set-up, clean-up, and taking down the arena. Every volunteer did their bit to make the event another success and I am deeply appreciative of everyone’s efforts. Thank you, one and all!

2) This week we begin our video series ‘Catholicism’ in the Chapeau church following the Wednesday morning mass.

3) Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s sacristy. New members are always welcome, especially now that we have the space to accommodate you!!

4) Congratulations to Emma Romain and Aime Allard who were wed in the Chapeau church last weekend. Please pray that they may be graced with many happy and grace-filled years together.

5) This weekend marks the start of the annual hunt. Remember to say a prayer for the safety of all the hunters!

6) Happy Thanksgiving one and all! Remember, if life has got you down these days at least you be thankful you weren’t born a turkey or a moose.      🙂