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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 – 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.

Parish Bulletin – Sunday June 4, 2017 – Pentecost Sunday

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Eunice Bechamp

By:   Pauline & Tommy Madgar

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  No Mass
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For special intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For special intention for Jean-Raymond Audet & Wilfrid Lariviere

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lawrence Chaput

By: Helen Chaput & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Sylvester & Joan O’Brien

By: Yvonne & Family

Mickey Conroy

By: Betty & Jonathan Harkins

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Paul Morris
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Peter

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 $841.00 Janet Retty, Monday, June 12th
St. Joseph $1,346.00  
Chapeau $2,562.00 Catherine Keon-Godin, Monday, June 5th

 Congratulations to the following Children on making the Sacraments of First Confession and Communion last weekend: Latoya Belaire, Bryce Fleury, Heidi Hesse, Leah Kaiser, Linden Racine-Belland, Maggie Duff, Katie Romain, Gregory Turner, Katie Rochon, Leeya Lavigne, Payton Fleury and Emrik Fortin-Chaput.

Notice to the students being confirmed: There will be a practice the day on Saturday, June 10th at 1:30 pm in the Chapeau church in preparation for the celebration the next day

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 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

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

THANK YOU: We wish to thank Father Moyle for the heartfelt funeral service for Sharon. To all our friends and neighbours who offered their condolences, masses and flowers for Sharon in our time of grief. We are so happy to live in a community like this.              George Sullivan & Family

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: The Chapeau Gallery is opening this weekend for spring. (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…..

HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE –ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING : Will be held this Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at Harrington Community Centre at 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

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!

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): On Sunday, June 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fress Home Baking, Take-out & Delivery Available – (613)432-5825. Adults $15.00, Children 12 7 Under $5.00 and Children Under 5 Free.

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

St. Alphonsus CWL: Will meet at Harrington Community Centre on Monday, June 5th at 1:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to the children who made their First Confession and Communion last Sunday. May it be the start of a new and wonderful phase in their relationship with Christ and his Church. Special thanks to their catechists and teachers too. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

2) Well, folks, the day has FINALLY arrived. The Chapeau Parish Office open’s this week. Effective immediately, office hours will be as follows:

Monday  Wednesday:  9 am to 4 pm at Chapeau

Thursday  Friday: 9 am to 4 pm at St. Joseph’s

We still have to get our electronics (including phones) up and running so it may take a day or two before everything is fully functional but if you don’t get an answer when you phone, just leave a voice mail and we’ll respond a.s.a.p. Thank you for your patience as we get everything up to speed.

3) Our final Bible Study Class will be held on Thursday in the St. Joseph’s Rectory. Classes will resume after the summer.

4) Congratulations to Francis Conroy! He celebrates the 45th anniversary of owning the grocery store this weekend. Thank you, Francis, for the great service and for selling the BEST MEAT in the entire Ottawa Valley for all those years!

5) We welcomed Adeline Denault into our Catholic faith at her baptism in Chapeau last weekend. She is the infant daughter of Dustin Denault and Renée Schryer. Best wishes also go out to Sam and Kiersten Vaillancourt who were joined in marriage last Saturday. May they be blessed with many years of peace, love, and joy together.

Parish Bulletin – Ascension of the Lord – May 28, 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

  Helen Cavey

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lucy Sullivan

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Laura Lariviere & Lorie Lapierre

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Cora Chaput & Annette Gagnon

Robert & Lucy Chaput

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Glenn Lapierre

By: Linda Lapierre & Family

Shirley Chassie Denault

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

   Missa pro populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Andre Chartrand Andre, Meril

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 $1085.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday June 5th
St. Joseph $1484.00  
Chapeau $1,606.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday May 29th

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

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

Marianhill has extended an invitation to interested persons in helping to provide additional services to their palliative residents in Marianhill’s Hospice Palliative Care Unit. Training will be provided. If interested call Wendy Biernaskie at 613-735-6839 ext. 479.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH “BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG”: First Step Options is a charitable Christian agency designed to assist and give life- affirming information to those in a crisis pregnancy. It is not funded by the government so we are enlisting the aid of local area churches to help clients receive information, counsel, and support for their developing babies. You can fill the bottle with change or make a donation and return it to church on Father’s Day (June 18). Thank you for your interest in this endeavour. To answer any questions about this program or to learn more about First Step Options, please call Elaine at 689-2876 or Greta at 613-635-7440.

UPPER PONTIAC DAY CAMP REGISTRATION SPONSORED BY THE CHAPEAU R.A: Will take place next Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre.

HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE –ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Will be held on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at Harrington Community Centre at 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

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

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!

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH CEMETERY MASS-CAMPBELL’S BAY: On 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-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO:  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish will be holding its Annual Parish Supper this Sunday, May 28, 2017. Barbequed Chicken from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rainbow draw & 50/50. Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 – Children (under 6) Free. Everyone Welcome!

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

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our sympathy and prayers go out the families of Sharon Sullivan and Jeannine Roy, both of Chapeau who passed away this week. May God bring comfort to them as they grieve the loss of their family members.

2) Congratulations to all the children who make their First Confession and First Communion this weekend. And let us all offer a prayer of thanksgiving for their catechists and teachers who helped to prepare them for these important milestones in their life as Catholics. We welcome as well those children from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Waltham who are joining us again this year. May God pour out his blessings upon all the students and their families.

3) Bible Study will be held this Thursday evening at 7 pm. This will be our 2nd last meeting before we break for the summer.

4) Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Council 1531 for their generous donation in aid of repairing our bell tower in St. Joseph’s. This is but one small example of the good that the Knights do to aid and foster the faith in our diocese. If you are a man in the parishes who has not joined this important Catholic organization, why not take some time to consider becoming a member?

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

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Rodney Fleury

By:   Viola Fleury

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Helen Cavey

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L.

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Intentions of Fr. Mac Rae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention of Joanne Lepine & Fr. Tim Moyle

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Glenn Lapierre

By: Jerry & Marie Paule Muldoon

 

 

Sunday

 

 

10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Phillip St. Cyr

By: Chantal & Sean Montgomery

Rita O’Brien

By: Jack & Helen Hill

Howard Gagnon

By: The O’Brien Family

 

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Costello, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Billy Brennan, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.
Sheen $1210.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Tuesday, May 23rd
St. Joseph $1448.00  
Chapeau $1,873.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday, May 29th

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

Marianhill has extended an invitation to interested persons in helping to provide additional services to their palliative residents in Marianhill’s Hospice Palliative Care Unit.  Training will be provided.  If interested call Wendy Biernaskie at 613-735-6839 ext. 479.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Samuel Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kiersten Smith daughter of Robert Gerenser(deceased) and Leah Smith. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH “BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG”: First Step Options is a charitable Christian agency designed to assist and give life-affirming information to those in a crisis pregnancy. It is not funded by the government so we are enlisting the aid of local area churches to help clients receive information, counsel, and support for their developing babies. We are inviting interested parishioners to take a baby bottle from the entrance of the church on Mother’s Day (May 14). You can fill it with change or make a donation and return the bottle (empty or full) to church on Father’s Day (June 18). Thank you for your interest in this endeavour. To answer any questions about this program or to learn more about First Step Options, please call Elaine at 689-2876 or Greta at 613-635-7440.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes will be holding a Public Consultation on Wednesday, May 24th at 7 pm at Harrington Hall to discuss upcoming changes to the zoning by-laws regarding agricultural zones.  All residents are encouraged to attend.  For more information please contact the Municipal Office at 689-2266.

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

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

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

RICK’S DRIVING SCHOOL-120 KING STREET, CHAPEAU, QC: I am offering class (5 driving lessons) in the Pontiac Connects building on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m as of May 20th 2017. For more information contact Rick at: 514-886-5461 or at ecoledeconduitericks.com

STUDENT JOB – CULBUTE MUSEUM: 320 hours Wage: $11.25 per hr. Must be Grade 10 and up and returning to school & also able to work weekends. Apply to the Municipal Office in Chapeau, Qc. Deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please take note that on June 14th at 1 pm, we will have our picnic at Edmond and Carmel’s cottage. For more info please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

FRED MEILLEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, June 30th, 2017 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex and Residence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac. The tournament will be held at the Island Brae (shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.) and Pontefract Golf Clubs(shotgun at 9 a.m.) Cost is $60 for golf and supper. $40 for golf only and $30 for supper only. Golf Cart Rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae (613-732-9022) and the Pontefract (819-683-3308) to reserve. A catered supper begins at 7 pm in the Chapeau Arena. All are welcome! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available at D.C. Bar & Grocery, L’Ancienne Banque, George’s Regal Beagle or Dave Vaillancourt (613-401-6953). Registration and payment by June 17th will be much appreciated!

CELEBRATING MARRIAGE BANQUET – THURSDAY, MAY 25TH, 2017: The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office and the Office of Faith Formation would like to celebrate and highlight the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage. All married couples are invited to attend our first annual dinner banquet at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall from 6 pm – 9 pm with guest speaker Patrick Sullivan, Catholic Lay Evangelist. There will be time for adoration and recognition of couples celebrating special anniversaries by Bishop Mulhall. Tickets ($40/couple) musty be purchased by May 18th. Contact Yvette Bourque (613)732-7933 x208 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1531: Will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The main purpose of the meeting is to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year. Should any member wish to let his name stand for election or wish to nominate someone please contact Keith Martin. Any Catholic man wishing to become a member can contact Grand Knight Noel Leclaire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Bulletin – October 16, 2016 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00AM

St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving

By:   A Parishioner

Wed.

 

10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau

By: Franҫoise & Pierre Vaillancourt

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Howard Saari

By: Helen & Maureen & Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Dean Fitzpatrick

By: Sharon Gribbon

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Norma Sullivan

By: Lorna & Vince Agnesi

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Annus & Vincey Lapierre

By: The Family

Claudette Lawlor

By: St. Alphonsus CWL

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen    
St. Joseph   Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday October 24th
Chapeau   Susan Lapierre, Monday, October 18h

CATECHISM CLASSES: If you have a child in Grade 1, you should pre-register for the class. We are planning to have the classes begin on Sunday, November 6th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School

BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Michelle Catherine Gagnon, daughter of Donna R Gagnon and Lee Thomas Frost son of Clarence Frost and Roseanne Fleury. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Alphonsus Church.

SIDE ENTRANCE: Now that the work has begun on the Chapeau Church side entrance, we ask parishioners to please enter and exit via the front doors. The side door will only be used as an emergency exit until further notice. Thank you.

CHAPEAU CWL: will be sponsoring card parties for the next three months. We will not be asking for sandwiches or squares but donations of prizes would help greatly. They could be given to Joan, Gail or Janie. Thank you for your participation in this way!

ST. ALPHONSUS CWL CRAFT SALE & BRUNCH: is scheduled for Sunday, November 20th at Harrington Community Centre. More details to follow. Contact Joan 819-689-2523 to reserve your table.

THE TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: (sponsored by the Young at Heart) We wish to thank everyone for their support. Now we have 2 looms working making plastic sleeping mats. So please try to remember to bring in those milk bags. Thanks again.  Sharon 819- 689-2907, Angie 819-689-2486 and Bernie 819-689-5223.

LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: will be held on Sunday, October 30th from 8 am to 12 pm.

PARISH SUPPERS:

PARISH HARVEST FESTIVAL & HOT ROAST BEEF SUPPER– : The above will be held on Today, Sunday, October 16th at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Father John Burchat and Parishioners extend a warm welcome to all.

YOGA WITH JASON: Yoga sessions began on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the St. Joseph’s Senior Hall. A six-week session costs $65. Drop in Cost $12. Everyone is welcome. Bring your mat.

MISSING: One 100 ft yellow extension cord that was used at the Parish Supper in Chapeau. If you have it or know where it might be, please call Henry Sallafranque at 819-689-2523.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host Jancey Brown, communications co-ordinator of the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, on Oct. 25 starting at 7 p.m. This event is open to all members, their families and community at large and will be at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke.

Chapeau Gallery News –

  1. An Art Show and reception will be held at the Gallery, featuring children’s Arts & Crafts on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
  1. Still looking for a home for a female cat who was spayed female cat. Calling all cat lovers. Celebrating International Feral Cat Day on Sunday, October 16th 12 – 4 pm. Take part in the celebration today at the Gallery and learn more about the low-cost spaying & neutering program in our area. T-shirts for sale to sponsor this program.
  1. On Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th, 10-3 pm, the members are having a “Clothing Giveaway” (used, good condition and seasonal) for infants, children, girls, boys, teenagers, women and men of various sizes. Bring your own bag!

Good News!: Ashton Godin, infant granddaughter of Pauline, our parish secretary is finally being released from the hospital this weekend. We thank everyone for their tremendous material and prayerful support for Ashton and her mother Tasha during the long months that she was in the hospital.

CHAPEAU RA «Haunted Walk» 3 Linus Hearty Drive – October 26 from 7pm.-8h30pm, admission $3 and refreshments available.  Come have a barrel of laughs and a spooky time.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) There will be a St. Joseph’s Cemetery work bee on Saturday, October 22 beginning at 9 am. Please call Denzil Spence if you are willing to participate so that he can figure out how many will be coming and what tools they will be bringing. His phone number is 819-689-5050. I thank everyone in advance for your assistance. Your efforts will result in major savings for the cemetery account.

2) While we’re on the subject of cemeteries, I want to remind everyone of a few basic rules. a) The parish office must be called before any/all foundations or monuments are installed. Failure to do this may result in you having to pay to have your monument moved at your expense. This has happened three times in recent months. b) No one is allowed to plant anything with a monument. All shrubs, trees, or flowers planted will be removed without notice. Please remember that what you purchase is the right to bury someone in a plot. You do not own the plot as ownership remains with the parish.

3) I’ve had a number of people speak to me about last weekend’s request regarding Sunday collections. The fact of the matter is that at current levels, we are unable to pay for the costs of each parish. We need you to consider increasing your weekly contributions not only to pay our immediate bills but also so that we can start to build up some savings in the bank to deal with future unexpected expenses or projects. To give you a guideline to judge whether or not your weekly support is sufficient, please understand that we must receive an average of at least $20.00 per envelope each week to meet this goal. If you are currently offering more… thank you very much. Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated. If you are offering less, I ask you to consider increasing your contribution to match the average. If we all do our part, we will have no problems now or in the future.

4) We welcome Elliot Bouchard, infant son of Kristen Hynes and Daniel Bouchard who was baptized in Chapeau this past weekend.