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Parish Bulletin – Corpus Christi – 3 June 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  No Mass  
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Pierre & Edith Pilon & T.J. & Frances Turner

By: Donald & Helen Pilon

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Patsy Gribbon McCutcheon

By: Sharon Gribbon

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intentions of Jean-Raymond Audet & Gwen Dumouchel

By: Gerard & Gilles

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Ida Sawyer

By: Maloney Family

 
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: Marilyn Conroy

Aurel Vaillancourt

By: Suzette & Family

 
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Rita Keogh
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, André

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Shirley Chaput, Anchie Bechamp, Merrill Allard, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $845  
St. Joseph $1708 Monday, June 11th , Sharon Gribbon
Chapeau $1424 Monday, June 4th, Donna Gagnon
     

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Michel Louis Fleury son of Lionel Fleury and Lorraine Fleury and Mindy Patricia Gagnon daughter of Jean Paul Gagnon and Geraldine Gagnon. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd at St. Alphonsus.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Will be having a meeting on Tuesday, June 5th at 10:30 in the Sacristy. Thank you.

Exciting News!! Mary Cook renowned Ottawa Valley storyteller is coming to Chapeau on Tuesday, June 12th as guest speaker for our C.W.L June Dinner. Roast Beef dinner will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Tickets ($25.00 each) are available now. Contact Joan (689-2523), Gail (689-2883) or Janie (689-2736). Deadline for tickets is Tuesday, June 6th

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please take note that the Sunset Cruise that was supposed to take place on August 28th has been advanced to August 21. Last date to give your name & money to Mariette Gaudette at 689-2544 is the day of our picnic on Wednesday, June 13th. This will be at Carmel & Edmond Chartrand”s Cottage. Food, beverages & prizes will be provided. Bring your own Chair. Thank you & see you there!

BENEFIT DANCE FOR GRANT GIROUX will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at the Sheenboro Hall. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Live music by Station Hill and a late lunch will be provided. Tickets can be purchased at Dubeau’s Grocery, Lepine’s Garage, Milton Kidd & other local businesses.

 THANK YOU: Words cannot express our gratitude, however, the Drapeau and O’Brien families would like to thank Father Moyle for the kind words at the funeral masses, CWL for the luncheons, our friends and neighbors, pallbearers, the choir, Hayes Funeral services and everyone who made donations in memory of our dear mothers Marie Drapeau and Yvonne O’Brien. The greatest comfort during our sorrow was the expressions of sympathy conveyed to our families in so many ways. We deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness and will always be remembered by our families.   The Drapeau & O’Brien Family

St. Paul the Hermit Parish, Potluck Dinner and Euchre Party, Saturday, June 9th, Parish Hall Following 5 p.m. Mass: A potluck dinner will be held in the Parish Hall after mass. Everyone is welcome, so parishioners please invite your neighbours. Cost is $5.00 per adult and children under the age of 5 dine for free.

Feast of St. Columbkille: The Office of Faith Formation and Family Life & Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke invite you to a special Eucharistic Celebration for the Feast of St. Columbkille on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke. All are welcome to join with us in prayer and thanksgiving for the Patron Saint of our Diocese. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

The Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees invites you to the next Seniors’ Café tour! Come discuss and share a small snack. We have four dates and four locations available! June 6th (Shawville), June 13 (Campbell’s Bay), June 15th (Fort-Coulonge), June 20th (Chapeau) Call 819-665-3604 to confirm your participation or to obtain more information! Please continue to share the information!

M.A.I.T.C: Books on the History of Allumette Island and Family Descendants – Books 1, 2, and 3 are available at the Municipal office and Chapeau Gallery.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: The Gallery is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. Summer Hours will change July 1st. Bake, Book & Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday, June 16th-17th. Don’t forget our Garage Sale every week-end.

Feast of Corpus Christi: Please join us as we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Eucharistic celebration at 10:30 a.m. followed by a procession with hymns and adoration through the streets of Pembroke. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

St. Ann’s “Walk the Opeongo Line” Pilgrimage – July 26-29, 2018: This will be our third year making the walking pilgrimage from Renfrew to Cormac! This spiritual hike is a great opportunity to disconnect from the world for a few days and re-connect with God. The pilgrimage is open to anyone willing and able to walk 67km over 3 days. Thanks to the generous support of volunteers and benefactors, the cost is only $30/adult and $15/child. Please see the website walktheopeongoline.com for more information.

 RETREAT FOR GIRLS:  Hearts Set Ablaze Retreat June 15-17, for girls 11-15 years of age, led by the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate at Camp Bucze, Barry’s Bay, ON. A weekend of faith, friendship, prayer, and fun! The cost is $75 and applications can be downloaded at http://solisisters.ca/youthretreats.html Questions about the retreat may be directed to Sr. Mary Augustine srmaryaugustine@solisisters.ca

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH- 331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew Ontario: will be having a Hot Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, June 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fresh home baking! Take-out & Delivery available-(613)432-5825. Adults – $15.00, Children 12 & Under – $5.00, Children Under 5 Free

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Congratulations to Michel Vaillancourt and Amanda Porporo who were married last weekend in Chapeau.

2) We welcome Logan Scott Cummins, son of Matthew Cummins and Jaclyn Fauteux who was baptized in Sheenboro last Saturday.

3) Just a reminder that Bishop Mulhall will be here next Sunday in Chapeau to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please keep the candidates in your prayers.

4) Once again, thank you to Fr. Chabot and Fr. Fitzpatrick for filling in for me this weekend.

5) Note to the parishioners of St. Paul the Hermit: Don’t forget about our ‘Pot Luck Supper’ and Card Party next Saturday, June 9th. Please make sure to sign the sheet in the Church to let us know what delicious offering you are bringing to the meal.

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Parish Bulletin – Pentecost – May 20, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  No Mass  
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Rodney Fleury

By: Viola Fleury

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Patsy (Gribbon) McCutcheon

By: Sharon Gribbon

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Leona Audet & Doreen Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Cora Chaput & Annette Gagnon

By: Robert & Lucy Chaput

 
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: Anne Corriveau & Family

Phillip St. Cyr

By: Chantal & Sean Montgomery & Family

 
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Paul Morris
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Shirley Chaput, Anchie Bechamp, Merrill Allard, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $725.00  
St. Joseph $1135.00  
Chapeau $1345.00 Tuesday, May 22, Susanne Lapierre

 Office will be closed on Monday, Victoria Day.

ST. ALPHONSUS CHOIR: We are currently seeking more choir members. If you are interested and like to sing please feel free to come up and join us. We would love to have you. Thank you so much!

MARRIAGE BANNS:

There is a promise of marriage between Michel Vaillancourt son of Luke Vaillancourt and Monette Romain and Amanda Porporo daughter of Nicolas Porporo and Audrey Larocque. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th at St. Alphonsus.

There is a promise of marriage between Darren Ranger son of Patrick Ranger and Monique Bedard and Lindsay Sheppard daughter of Timothy Sheppard and Kim Bucholtz. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2nd at St. Alphonsus.

Exciting News!! Mary Cook renowned Ottawa Valley storyteller is coming to Chapeau on Tuesday, June 12th as guest speaker for our C.W.L June Dinner. Roast Beef dinner will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Tickets ($25.00 each) are available now. Contact Joan (689-2523), Gail (689-2883) or Janie (689-2736). Deadline for tickets is Tuesday, June 6th.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please take note that the Sunset Cruise that was supposed to take place on August 28th has been advanced to August 21. Last date to give your name & money to Mariette Gaudette at 689-2544 is the day of our picnic on Wednesday, June 13th. This will be at Carmel & Edmond Chartrand’s Cottage. Food, beverages & prizes will be provided. Bring your own Chair. Thank you & see you there!

THANK YOU: Neil & Almira McGuire want to thank those who joined us for the visitation and the funeral of her brother John Fynn. We would also like to thank those who shared condolences, made phone calls, send cards & gave food donations. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Almira & Neil

 THANK YOU: The family of the late Michael Dunn would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to all of our friends and relatives that reached out at our time of need. A sincere thank you for the prayers, cards, food, floral tributes and charitable donations. A special thank you Hayes funeral home, to Father Moyle and the St. Alphonsus choir for the beautiful church service and to George and Erla for welcoming our family and friends to the Beagle.   The Dunn Family

RÉSIDENCE MEILLEUR DU HAUT PONTIAC – The public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Seniors Residence which will be held on Thursday, May 24, 7:00pm at Harrington Community Center, Chapeau. Construction has started. Come out for a full update. ALL WELCOME!

STUDENT JOB OFFERS: Municipality is looking for students to work as public works labourers or in administration.   The Municipality of Chichester is looking for a summer student to work at the Museum. For information on where to submit your resume & by what date. Please check the Bulletin Board in the entrances of the church. Thank you.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO: Will be holding its Annual Parish Supper on Sunday, May 27. Barbecued Chicken Supper from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. A rainbow draw and a 50/50 draw. Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 and Children (under 6) Free.

Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau Annual General Meeting:  Monday, May 28, 2018, 7 p.m. Harrington Community Hall 64, Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau. Everyone Welcome.

ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY CLEAN-UP: Will be held on Monday, May 28th at 6:30. Thank you.

M.A.I.T.C: Books on the History of Allumette Island and Family Descendants – Books 1, 2, and 3 are available at the Municipal office and Chapeau Gallery.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: The Gallery is opening on May 12th, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. Summer Hours will change July 1st. Bake, Book & Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th. Don’t forget our Garage Sale every week-end.

Feast of Corpus Christi: Please join us as we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Eucharistic celebration at 10:30 a.m. followed by a procession with hymns and adoration through the streets of Pembroke. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

St. Ann’s “Walk the Opeongo Line” Pilgrimage – July 26-29, 2018: This will be our third year making the walking pilgrimage from Renfrew to Cormac! This spiritual hike is a great opportunity to disconnect from the world for a few days and re-connect with God. The pilgrimage is open to anyone willing and able to walk 67km over 3 days. Thanks to the generous support of volunteers and benefactors, the cost is only $30/adult and $15/child. Please see the website walktheopeongoline.com for more information.

 Feast of St. Columbkille: The Office of Faith Formation and Family Life & Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke invite you to a special Eucharistic Celebration for the Feast of St. Columbkille on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke. All are welcome to join with us in prayer and thanksgiving for the Patron Saint of our Diocese. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or dcadrienchaput@pembrokediocese.com.

Anniversary wishes to Jerome & Françoise who are celebrating 57 years of marriage this weekend. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) We welcome Zoey Rita Joyce Valliquette, infant daughter of Shannon Pelletier and Tyler Valliquette who was baptized last weekend in St. Joseph’s.

2) Congratulations to Kayla Rehel and Mark Morris who were married last weekend in St. Alphonsus. Please pray that they will have a long, faithful, and happy life ahead of them as a married couple.

3) Bible Study continues next week as we take a look at Paul’s Letter to Titus. Classes are held in St. Joseph’s at 7 pm.

4) The parishioners of Sheenboro launch their ‘coffee fundraiser’ this weekend in support of their social justice project, St. Bryce Mission in Costa Rica. This mission provides pre and postnatal care to the Cabecar indigenous people. Their efforts have succeeded in reducing maternal mortality rates in half since it’s inception. If you wish to purchase some coffee in support of this project, you can contact the parish office and we will add your name to the list. Thank you.

5) We extend our sympathies to Sharon Gribbon upon the death of her sister Patsy Gribbon-McCutcheon who passed this week.

Parish Bulletin – 6th Sunday of Easter – May 6, 2

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Sharon Dupuis

By: Chrisita & Family

 
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Gordon McCrea

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Cesar Arena

By: Alicia & Jim Keogh

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention of Jean Paul & Patsy Lariviere

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jim McGuire

By: Eileen, Mrs. Patrick Murphy & Sally Chen

 
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Thérèse & Omer Chaput

By: Bert & May Chaput

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

 
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Rita Keogh
Chapeau Bernie Hendry Nicole, Gail

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

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $1180.00 Janet Retty, Monday, May 7th
St. Joseph $1272.00  
Chapeau $1451.00  


ST. ALPHONSUS CHOIR:
 
We are currently seeking more choir members. If you are interested and like to sing please feel free to come up and join us. We would love to have you. Thank you so much!

Enrolment for the 2018/2019 school year is currently underway at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. Please call (819) 689-2488 for your child’s enrollment. Ask for Rhonda.

A “Thank you” on behalf of the Victor Gagnon Family. To those who dropped off food, gave donations or passed on a ‘hug’ in the time of need, we say ‘Thanks’. To the choir, it was lovely and the CWL delicious as always, Thank you again. Most of all to Father Tim and Father Proulx thanks for the lovely service.  The Gagnon Family.

MARRIAGE BANNS:

There is a promise of marriage between Mark Morris son of Shamus Morris and Joanne Laviolette and Kayla Rehel daughter of Richard Rehel and Kathleen Graveline. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Daniel Gawne son of David Paul Gawne and Laura Angela Gawne and Sarah Jane Conroy daughter of Douglas Wayne Conroy and Nancy Mae Nantais. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Michel Vaillancourt son of Luke Vaillancourt and Monette Romain and Amanda Porporo daughter of Nicolas Porporo and Audrey Larocque. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th at St. Alphonsus.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Dinner and Sunset Cruise by Jamieson Travel and Tours on a Pontoon boat along the Ottawa River on Tuesday, August 28th. Maximum of 50 people, cost is $59 per person payable now. Please give your name to Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 by the end of April. Thank you

FINAL CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS UNTIL THE FALL: Will be held this Sunday, May 6th at 9:15 a.m. and this will be the last class until the fall.   At this time, we ask that you please hand in their Student text to the teacher so they can return it to the Parish. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

Exciting News!! Mary Cook renowned Ottawa Valley storyteller is coming to Chapeau on Tuesday, June 12th as guest speaker for our C.W.L June Dinner. Roast Beef dinner will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Tickets ($25.00 each) will be available in the coming weeks. Contact Joan (689-2523), Gail (689-2883) or Janie (689-2736).

PRO-LIFE ROSE SUNDAY: Henry will be selling roses at the Mass on Sunday, May 20th.

ST. PAUL THE HERMIT CEMETERY CLEAN UP: There will be a Cemetery clean-up on Friday, May 11th at 6 p.m. Thank you.

YOUNG AT HEART POTLUCK: Will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at 12 noon at Harrington Community Centre. Bring what you wish and it will be greatly appreciated.

A new doctor is wanting to locate in the Chapeau area and is looking to rent a 3-bedroom house. If you have a house to rent please call the CLSC in Chapeau [ closed Mondays] at 819-689-5080.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS-Council 1531: The next meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Tuesday, May 8th in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke at 7:30 p.m.

GARAGE SALE: On Friday, May 11th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. – 11 a. m. at the Holy Name Church Annex on 1st Avenue in Pembroke. All Proceeds are going towards the Resettlement Fund sponsored by Holy Name Parish. For more information contact Barb Austen 613-735-6265.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO: Will be holding its Annual Parish Supper on Sunday, May 27. Barbecued Chicken Supper from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. A rainbow draw and a 50/50 draw. Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 and Children (under 6) Free.

Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau Annual General Meeting:  Monday, May 28, 2018, 7 p.m. Harrington Community Hall 64, Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau. Everyone Welcome.

MARCH FOR LIFE – TRANSPORTATION:   Together with the Renfrew County Right to Life, the Diocese of Pembroke is sponsoring a bus for the March for Life in Ottawa on May 10th. It will leave Moncion’s Metro in Pembroke at 7:30 a.m. with stops at the Cobden Shell Station and Tim Horton’s in Arnprior. It will depart from the Hill at 3:30 p.m. sharp. A free-will offering will be collected. Please contact Barb Austen at 613-735-6265 to reserve seats on the bus.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish is recruiting for a part-time Office Administrator/Receptionist to work up to 20 hours per week. The requirements for this position include the following qualifications: proficient in secretarial and routine office administrative procedures, proficient in the use of all MS Office Programs, working knowledge of Quicken or other similar office accounting software, sufficient competency in accounting and financial management practices appropriate to maintaining parish financial records and reports, strong interpersonal and teamwork skills for interacting with the public, parish staff and parish volunteers, if not presently a parishioner at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, a reference letter from the Parish Priest where you attend church. Application deadline noon on May 16. Further information is included in the job description available at the Parish Office or on the Parish Website https://holynameparishpembroke.wordpress.com.

M.A.I.T.C: Books on the History of Allumette Island and Family Descendants – Books 1, 2, and 3 are available at the Municipal office and Chapeau Gallery.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: The Gallery is opening on May 12th, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. Summer Hours will change July 1st. Bake and Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th. Don’t forget our Garage Sale every week-end.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) I wish to thank the Catholic Women’s League members from Chapeau and St. Joseph’s for hosting the hour of prayer on Friday for the cause of Palliative Care services in Canada.

2) Our sympathy and condolences to the family of Mrs. Eileen Carroll (wife of the late Kenneth Carroll) who passed away this past week in Pembroke. May God grant her eternal rest and peace.

3) If it weren’t for bad luck (health wise) this year, I’d have no luck at all! I’ve come down with another cold – although this one doesn’t seem as fierce as the last one. I ask for your prayers that I can shed it asap.

Parish Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Easter – April 29, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Sharon Dupuis

By: Chrisita & Family

 
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Dan Munro

By: Mom & Family

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reg & Dora Cahill

By: The Cahill Family

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary & Michael Nadeau

By: Helen & Waverly Nephin

Palliative Care

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Iona Morris

Shamus, Joanne & family

 
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lauretta Reid

Sam & Elaine McGuire

 
 

 

10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo  
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, André

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

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $ 485.00  
St. Joseph $1480.00  
Chapeau $2060.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, April 30th.

Enrolment for the 2018/2019 school year is currently underway at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. Please call (819) 689-2488 for your child’s enrolment. Ask for Rhonda.

ST. ALPHONSUS CHOIR: We are seeking more choir members. If you are interested and like to sing please feel free to come up and join us. We would love to have you. Thank you so much!

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Mark Morris son of Shamus Morris and Joanne Laviolette and Kayla Rehel daughter of Richard Rehel and Kathleen Graveline. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Daniel Gawne son of David Paul Gawne and Laura Angela Gawne and Sarah Jane Conroy daughter of Douglas Wayne Conroy and Nancy Mae Nantais. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th at St. Alphonsus Church.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Dinner and sunset cruise by Jamieson Travel and Tours on a Pontoon boat along the Ottawa River on Tuesday, August 28th. Maximum of 50 people, cost is $59 per person payable now. Please give your name to Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 by the end of April. Thank you

POT LUCK: Will be held on Wednesday May 9th at 12 noon. Bring what you wish and it will be greatly appreciated.

NEXT & FINAL CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS UNTIL THE FALL: Will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 9:15 a.m. and this will be the last class until the fall.   At this time, we ask that the children bring in their books and hand in their Student text to the teacher so they can return it to the Parish. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac – A seniors’ residence for the Upper Pontiac. “Official ground- breaking ceremony.” Monday, April 30, 2:30 pm at the site near the Church in Chapeau.The public is invited! A reception will follow at Harrington Hall. ALL WELCOME!Parking: There will be no parking available on the Church or DWKS school properties due to the many school buses that travel through these areas. Parking is available on King and St. Jacques streets. Parking is also available at Harrington Hall. A school bus will transport the public to the Church, but not back to Harrington Hall after the ceremony.

ST. PAUL THE HERMIT CEMETERY CLEAN UP: There will be a Cemetery clean-up on Friday, May 11th at 6 p.m. Thank you.

ST. PAUL THE HERMIT PARISH COUNCIL: There will be a meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m. Thank you!

The Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees (TARP): is offering a new series of Seniors Network workshops! Learn how to use the internet safely on tablets (you may bring your own device). Workshops are 2 hours in-session plus 1 hour for individual help. Call 819-665-3604 for more information. Workshops available in Chapeau!   (See schedule posted on the Bulletin Board)

” A new doctor is wanting to locate in the Chapeau area and is looking to rent a 3-bedroom house. If you have a house to rent please call the CLSC in Chapeau [ closed Mondays] at 819-689-5080.”

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS-Council 1531: The next meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Tuesday, May 8th in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke at 7:30 p.m.

GARAGE SALE: On Friday May 11th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday May 12th from 8 a.m. – 11 a. m. at the Holy Name Church Annex on 1st Avenue in Pembroke. All Proceeds are going towards the Resettlement Fund sponsored by Holy Name Parish. For more information contact Barb Austen 613-735-6265.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO: Will be holding its Annual Parish Supper on Sunday, May 27. Barbecued Chicken Supper from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. A rainbow draw and a 50/50 draw. Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 and Children (under 6) Free.

Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau Annual General Meeting:  Monday May 28, 2018, 7 p.m. Harrington Community Hall 64, Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau. Everyone Welcome.

St. Francis Xavier Renfrew CWL Rummage Sale, Parish Hall, 331 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew on Friday, May 4th from noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 5th from 8-11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information contact Elaine Turner at 613 432-5535 or Marg Maloney at 613 432-6276.

One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies: The ‘2018 One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies’ global prayer event is scheduled for May 4th, 5th, and 6th. Persons participating will pray at least one Rosary for the protection of unborn babies. For more details or to register, please go to http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Please pray for the repose of soul of Mr. Victor Gagnon, husband of Ruth who passed away this past week. His funeral was held in Chapeau on Friday and his remains were buried in the Nichabeau cemetery.

2) Bible Study continues this week in St. Joseph’s Sacristy on Thursday evening at 7 pm.

3) Hooray! Some of the couples who are getting married this summer have finally contacted me to complete their paperwork. But there are still a few who have yet to connect with me. So, if you know of someone in your extended family who is planning to be married in one of our churches, PLEASE ask them if they have completed this step with me. Thank you.

4) ‘I am the vine. You are the branches.’ This line of scripture captures the essence of our relationship with God since it is only by staying connected to him through a life of grace and prayer that we can produce the fruits he expects of all of us as his disciples. So what have you done lately to ensure that your connection to the ‘vine’ stays healthy and productive?

5) First Confessions and Communion will take place in Chapeau on the weekend of May 19 and 20th. Bishop Mulhall will be coming on Sunday, June 10th to the 10:30 am Mass in Chapeau to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation.

Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Easter – April 15, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  No Mass  
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Ian Picard (Anniv.)

By: Mom & Dad

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  David Aubin

By: The Family

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For special intentions of Jean-Paul & Marcel Chaput

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Sherry -Lee Maria Fleury

By: Sharon Gribbon

 
 

 

10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Living members of the CWL

Darrell Belland

By: Poncho, Naomi & Nathan

 
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Carol Price Paul Morris
Chapeau Lise Mainville Gail, Nicole

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

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $530.00  
St. Joseph $1387.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday April 16
Chapeau $1900.00.

NEXT CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: Will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 9:15 a.m. and this will be the last class until the fall.   At this time we ask that the children bring in their books and hand in their Student text to the teacher so they can return it to the Parish. Thank you so much.

DWKS SUPREME SATURNIANS: Are a group of Grade 7/8 students who won a regional competition in Gatineau against other schools across Quebec. They now have the opportunity to travel to Tennessee to represent Quebec at the Global Finals in May. The cost for this trip is approximately $20,000. The school board has been very generous to help with the cost, and we are getting closer to helping these children to have this amazing opportunity. The community support has been amazing so far and we truly appreciate all that is being done. If anyone wants to make a donation, please contact Kerry Tallon, Klinda Brennan, Lee Ann Gagnon, or DWKS school. Our small school with a big heart will be shining in Tennessee with your support. These children have worked hard to get this far, let’s help them make it all the way!

The Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees (TARP): is offering a new series of Seniors Network workshops! Learn how to use the internet safely on tablets (you may bring your own device). Workshops are 2 hours in-session plus 1 hour for individual help. Call 819-665-3604 for more information. Workshops available in Campbell’s Bay, Shawville, Fort-Coulonge, and Chapeau!   (See schedule posted on the Bulletin Board)

“West Pontiac Connects: is proud to announce that we are now running our third session of the 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation running from March 12 to May 18, 2018. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Victoria Branco at 819-689-2878 or by email at wpconnects@gmail.com if interested.”

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSCouncil 1531: Will host Mark Conrad and students from Bishop Smith Catholic High School on April 24 in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. They will speak about their recent trip to the Dominican Republic. This event is open to members, their families the parishes and community at large.

GARAGE SALE: On Friday, May 11th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. – 11 a. m. at the Holy Name Church Annex on 1st Avenue in Pembroke. All Proceeds are going towards the Resettlement Fund sponsored by Holy Name Parish. For more information contact Barb Austen 613-735-6265.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO: Will be holding its Annual Parish Supper on Sunday, May 27. Barbecued Chicken Supper from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. A rainbow draw and a 50/50 draw. Adults $15.00 Children under 12 $5.00 Children under 6 – free!

Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau Annual General Meeting:  Monday, May 28, 2018, 7 p.m. Harrington Community Hall 64, Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau. Everyone Welcome.

St. Francis Xavier Renfrew CWL Rummage Sale, Parish Hall, 331 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew on Friday, May 4th from noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 5th from 8-11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information contact Elaine Turner at 613 432-5535 or Marg Maloney at 613 432-6276.

5th Annual Bluegrass Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1:30-5 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Street, Pembroke. Featuring The Dusty Drifters, County Road 44 and Louis Schryer. Cost: $15/person. All proceeds go to Friends for Life International. For more information please contact Roger at 613 732-1148, Bruce at 613 584-3951 or Ron at 819 689-5440.

One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies: The ‘2018 One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies’ global prayer event is scheduled for May 4th, 5th, and 6th. Persons participating will pray at least one Rosary for the protection of unborn babies. For more details or to register, please go to http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org.

THANK YOU: A heartfelt ”Thank you” to everyone for the well wishes for my Birthday, a Mass for my intentions, and gifts of money. It was very thoughtful of everyone.

Henry Sallafranque.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Congratulations to Eli William Albert Raymond, infant son of Dustin Raymond and Laura Pecoskie who was baptized in Chapeau last weekend.

2) The dates have been set for those children preparing for sacraments this year. First Confession and First Communion will take place on the weekend of May 19-20th and Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 10th. All three sacraments will be celebrated in the Chapeau Church. Watch future bulletins for more details.

3) Attention all couples who are planning to be married in 2018: Most of you have yet to contact me to complete the required paperwork for your weddings. This must be done ASAP!!! If there are any issues or problems and you wait too long, I will not be able to celebrate the wedding. PLEASE contact me without delay to avoid this fate.

4) Bible Study continues on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s rectory.

5) When was the last time you checked out the parish website? (www.uppontiacparishes.wordpress.com) Not only do we post the bulletin there every week but we often post articles that might be of benefit, interest, or help to you. For example, this week I posted the story about Chris Hayes of Chapeau receiving his Stanley Cup Championship ring after waiting for 46 years for it to come! Check it out the next time you’re online.

6) Here’s a “canine humour” that might bring a smile to your face:

a) Why don’t blind people skydive? Because it scares the daylight out of their seeing-eye dogs!

b) What do you get when you cross a dyslexic, an insomniac, and an agnostic?

Someone who lays awake at night wondering if there is a dog.

c) Why did the cowboy get a wiener dog? He wanted to get a long little doggie.

d) If you want to find out who loves you more, stick your wife and dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. When you open the trunk, who is happy to see you?

 

 

Parish Bulletin – Sunday September 24, 2017 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Tommy Carroll

By:   The Family

Special intentions

By:   Frank & Janet Retty

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Romeo, Anita & Infant Mary Venasse

By: The Venasse Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Iona Morris

Betty Morris & Family

Mike Costello

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Darrell Belland

By: Pascal Sallafranque

Therese & Florian Allard

By: Gerry & Rachael Fitzpatrick

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Carol Price Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Janie, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $1007.00  
St. Joseph $1735.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick ( Monday, September 25th)
Chapeau $1355.00 Suzanne Lapierre (Monday, October 2nd)

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

PARISH SUPPER SILENT AUCTION (St. Alphonsus):   Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can still do so by dropping your item off at the Arena on Friday or Saturday morning.  Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Aimé Daryl Allard son of Patrick Allard and Janet Cadieux and Emma Noranda Romain daughter of Julie Romain and Jody Throp. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

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.

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 from September 9th to October 7th are Saturday & Sunday 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 : September 24th : Myrna Yaniszewski of Allumettes Island. October 1st : Lorna Roel of Chichester – After a career in teaching, Lorna took up painting inspired by the beauty of nature in her travels and surrounding area. She works mostly in acrylics and sometimes watercolors. Clothing Give away- new shipment in for Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Teenagers and infants at 106 St. Jacques Street(next to the church). Every Saturday and Sunday September 16th to October 7th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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 will install its new slate of officers on Sept. 26 in the hall on Ellis Avenue. The night starts with mass at 7 p.m., to be followed by the installation ceremony. Members, their spouses, and families are invited to attend.

PARISH SUPPER-MOUNT ST. PATRICK:   On Sunday, September 24th Turkey, Ham & Beans       ………. from 12:30 p.m. Take-out dinners for quick service. Cost is Adults $14.00 and Children $6.00.   There will be crafts, Bingo & Games, Ticket Drawings, Religious Articles, Pickles, Jams, Large Selection of Garage Sale Items, Musical Entertainment by the Renfrew County Fiddlers.   Mass at 12:15 p.m.. We’ll meet you at “The Mountain.

30th Annual National Life Chain – Pembroke Area:  The ‘30th Annual National Life Chain’ will be held on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants will gather in the parking lot of Festival Hall. Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-lifers standing in honor of 59 million lives lost to abortion, praying for our nation, for people in crisis situations and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Next Sunday is our Chapeau Parish Supper. Please be generous in your donations of pies! They are a BIG draw for those who come. We are also always open to volunteers to help with the various stages of preparation, to serve the meal, and to help with the various draws and activities. Here’s a quick schedule for the week when you can come to the arena to help: Thursday – 9 am. (Preparing the dressing) Saturday – 9 am. (Peeling and preparing the vegetables) Sunday – 11:30 to end (Serving at the tables and clean-up). Your assistance is very much appreciated.

2) One of the most important tasks that we as Catholics need to improve is in our learning what the Church actually believes and teaches. To this end, I will be beginning a series of classes to help us all grow in this knowledge. These are in addition to the Bible Study Group (Thursdays at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy) that we’ve been running for the past two years. Here’s a quick rundown of what we will offering this year:

a)     A ten-week video course called ‘Catholicism’ will be offered in the Chapeau sacristy on Wednesdays following the 10 am. morning mass. This will begin on October 11th.

b)     A six-week video series entitled: ‘Catholicism: The Pivotal Players’. Each week will deal with one person from our Catholic history who played a key role in helping to define and promote our faith such as St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, and G.K. Chesterton. This series will be offered in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy on first Friday of the month following the 10 am mass beginning in November 2017.

c)     The Teachings of St. Pope John Paul II. I will be leading a discussion group during which we will look at one encyclical a week. The program will start in the January 2018. Time and date have yet to be determined.

3) Aspyn Carroll, the daughter of Tom and Kerri Carroll of Chapeau is in need of our prayers. She has admitted to CHEO in Ottawa with an acute case of leukemia. She will need to remain fulltime in the hospital for at least the next few months for treatments. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

4) Congratulations to the parishioners in Sheenboro. The increase in Sunday offerings has been remarkable so far this year and we are slowly building up the reserves needed to effect repairs to the Church, Hall, and grounds. There can be no doubt that your care and support of St. Paul the Hermit Church is an inspiration to me and I’m sure to parishioners in all three of our parishes. Thank you… and let’s all keep up the great work!!

4) We are in desperate need of someone (or two… or three) to step forward and help teach our Francophone students their catechism program. At this point, there’s no one! Please give me a call at the parish office if you are willing to help those students who are either unable or uncomfortable to participate in the English classes.

5) Due to the Parish Supper in Chapeau next weekend, our parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. If you have any announcements to be included in the bulletin, please ensure to get them to the office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday. Thanks.

Parish Bulletin – September 17, 2017 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Anthime & Teresita Sallafranque on their 65th Wedding Anniversary

By:   Joan & Henry Sallafranque

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Vincente & Felicita Arena

By: James & Alicia Keogh

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  George Sullivan

By: Jean Gallagher

Saturday 4:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Dean Fitzpatrick

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Special intentions

By: A parishioner

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Tom & Mary Carroll

By: The Family

Maurice Bissonnette

By: M.A.I.T.C & The Chapeau Gallerie

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Ron Price
Chapeau Monique Fleury Gail, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $925.00  
St. Joseph $1959.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick ( Monday, September 25th)
Chapeau $1976.00 Donna Gagnon (Monday, September 18th)

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS FOR SUPPER ON OCT. 1: Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

PARISH SUPPER SILENT AUCTION (St. Alphonsus):   Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can contact Helen 819-689-5271 or Gene 819-689-2410.  Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Haines son of Ronald Haines and Chantal Roberge and Nathalie Isabelle St. Cyr daughter of Armand St. Cyr and Simone Demers. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Aimé Daryl Allard son of Patrick Allard and Janet Cadieux and Emma Noranda Romain daughter of Julie Romain and Jody Throp. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

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!!

ATTENTION 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.

ENVELOPE USER OF #183 would you kindly put your name and address. Thank you!

Tuesday Social Club:  is back to its weekly meetings at Harrington Community Center from 1 to 3 PM. Bring a friend and take part in our social time. For info call Angie 689-2486 or Bernie 689-5223.

Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac – An update – The architectural work is complete, and the engineering work is complete. The project is now listed on the public tendering website for contractors to bid. Closing date for bids is September 28. Final approval by the SHQ will be given if the bids are close to the estimates of the architect. A further update will be given after the opening of bids on Sept. 28. On behalf of the Board of Directors, a big THANK YOU for all the support received from the Upper Pontiac communities! William Archambault, President.

CHAPEAU RECREATION ASSOCIATION: Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. New members Welcome.

SHEENBORO HERITAGE DAY-SEPTEMBER 23: The parish dinner for this event is seeking donations of pies and pickles.  If you can donate, please contact Jean Gleason at 819-689-2119.  A schedule of the events for the day is the following: Mass at 4 pm; Unveiling of Monument at 5 pm; Pork Supper at 5:30 pm;  and Tribute through song 7 pm and Dance at 8 pm with the Ryan Bros. If you have reserved tickets, please contact Lorna Agnesi ASAP.

Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery hours from September 9th to October 7th are Saturday & Sunday 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 : September 17th: Eddy Schmitt of Petawawa/Allumette Island-Eddy has over eighty different herbs and spices and 100% unpasteurized honey and beeswax candles. September 24th: Myrna Yaniszewski of Allumette Island Clothing Give away- new shipment in for Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Teenagers and infants at 106 St. Jacques Street(next to the church). Every Saturday and Sunday, September 16th to October 7th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your bag(s) and fill it up with good used clothing. Follow us on Facebook at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie.

M.A.I.T.C: The 3rd Edition of Family Descendents, also includes the Mayors and Secretary- Treasurers of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes since 1847 are now available at the Municipal Office and Chapeau Gallery. Cost is $25.00.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will install its new slate of officers on Sept. 26 in the hall on Ellis Avenue. The night starts with mass at 7 p.m., to be followed by the installation ceremony. Members, their spouses and families are invited to attend.

PARISH SUPPER-ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHEDRAL-PEMBROKE, ON:  This Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Roast Beef, Ham & Bean Dinner with assorted salads, homemade pies, and bazaar. Adults: $13.00; Children under 12: $5.00 Everyone welcome!

PARISH SUPPER-MOUNT ST. PATRICK:   On Sunday, September 24th Turkey, Ham & Beans ………. from 12:30 p.m. Take-out dinners for quick service. Cost is Adults $14.00 and Children $6.00.   There will be crafts, Bingo & Games, Ticket Drawings, Religious Article s, Pickles, Jams, Large Selection of Garage Sale Items, Musical Entertainment by the Renfrew County Fiddlers.   Mass at 12:15 pm. We’ll meet you at “The Mountain”!

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) October 1st is racing towards us quickly so it’s time to start thinking about how to help make our parish supper in Chapeau as big a success as possible. We need for it to generate a significant profit to help pay our bills, especially given all the repairs and renovations that we are in the middle of completing. Please consider helping out as a volunteer and make certain to spread the word about the supper among all your family, friends, and neighbours to help us sell as many meals as possible. Of course, we are also counting on you for your donations of homemade pies and pickles too!!

2) Our bible study group has started once again as we begin our journey through Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Meetings take place in the Sacristy of St. Joseph on Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm.

3) Congratulations to Noah Dennis Garry Kowalchuk (Cindy Pappin/Mark Kowalchuk) and Broderick Mark Badger (Amber Regier/Brent Badger) who were baptized in Chapeau last Sunday.

4) We also offer our congratulations to Stephanie Turner & Gabriel Lemaire who were married in Chapeau last weekend. Please remember to pray that their life together will be happy and grace-filled for many years.

5) Are your children registered for this year’s catechism program? New children who haven’t participated in the past must be registered in advance to ensure that we have enough workbooks etc. on hand for the start of the course. There are forms available at the entrance of the churches. We are still waiting for confirmation of the teachers in the program. So if you are willing to help teach again (or even for the 1st time!) please call the office and let us know.

6) Can you believe it? We had the new phones installed via Bell in the Chapeau office last week and within two days they started to act up! Hopefully, we’ll be able to get them working again asap. We apologize if you tried to reach us without success. I’m beginning to think I might need to perform an exorcism to rid the new office from whatever evil spirit is making it so troublesome for folks trying to call.

Parish Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10 September 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Romeo & Anita & Infant Mary Venasse

By: The Venasse Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Grace Allard & Bobby Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Stewart Brazeau

By: Jerry & Marie Paul Muldoon

Gib Lapierre

By: Barry Gauthier

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Shirley & Andrew Gribbon

By: James & Kathleen Gribbon

Marian McGuire Rochon

By: Lois & Jimmy Tierney & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Paul Morris
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Mariette

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Roseann Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $775.00 Martin Flood ( Monday, September 11th)
St. Joseph $1435.00  
Chapeau $1896.00 Donna Gagnon (Monday, September 18th)

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS : Could the user of the Envelope number 183 please put your name and address on your envelope so we can put you into the system or call the office @ 819-689-5232. Thank you.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Haines son of Ronald Haines and Chantal Roberge and Nathalie Isabelle St. Cyr daughter of Armand St. Cyr and Simone Demers. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Aimé Daryl Allard son of Patrick Allard and Janet Cadieux and Emma Noranda Romain daughter of Julie Romain and Jody Throp. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

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!!

PARISH SUPPER SILENT AUCTION (St. Alphonsus):  Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can contact Helen 819-689-5271 or Gene 819-689-2410.  Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated.

Tuesday Social Club:  will be getting back to its weekly meetings at Harrington Community Center on September 12 from 1 to 3. Bring a friend and take part in our social time. For info call Angie 689-2486 or Bernie 689-5223.

Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac – An update – The architectural work is complete, and the engineering work is complete. The project is now listed on the public tendering website for contractors to bid. Closing date for bids is September 28. Final approval by the SHQ will be given if the bids are close to the estimates of the architect. A further update will be given after the opening of bids on Sept. 28. On behalf of the Board of Directors, a big THANK YOU for all the support received from the Upper Pontiac communities! William Archambault, President.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Hi folks. This is the time of the year again when you have to renew your membership. Starting next Wednesday, September 13th at 1 p.m. we will be meeting again to play cards. Please don’t hesitate to come and join us and have some fun. More activities will follow.

SHEENBORO HERITAGE DAY-SEPTEMBER 23: The Parish dinner for this event is seeking donations of pies, homemade bread and pickles. If you can donate, please contact Joann McCann at jpmccann@rogers.com or call at 819-689-2299. A schedule of the events for the day is the following: Mass at 4 pm; Unveiling of Monument at 5pm; Pork Supper at 5:30 pm; and Tribute through song 7 pm and Dance at 8 pm with the Ryan Bros. If you have reserved tickets, please contact Lorna Agnesi.

Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery hours from September 9th to October 7th are Saturday & Sunday 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 : September 10th Ruth Hearty of Fort Coulonge – From a tender age, creating and painting fascinated her. She is drawn towards nostalgia and often incorporates this in her paintings. Nature and old heritage buildings inspire her and are among her favourites. September 17th : Eddy Schmitt of Petawawa/Allumette Island-Eddy has over eighty different herbs and spices and 100% unpasteurized honey and beeswax candles.  Clothing Give away- for Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Teenagers and infants at 106 St. Jacques Street(next to the church). Every Saturday and Sunday September 16th to October 7th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your bag(s) and fill it up with good used clothing. Follow us on Facebook at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie.

M.A.I.T.C: The 3rd Edition of Family Descendents, also includes the Mayors and Secretary- Treasurers of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes since 1847 are now available at the Municipal Office and Chapeau Gallery. Cost is $25.00.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will be held in the hall on Ellis Avenue on Tuesday, September 12. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will install its new slate of officers on Sept. 26 in the hall on Ellis Avenue. The night starts with mass at 7 p.m., to be followed by the installation ceremony. Members, their spouses and families are invited to attend.

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.

 PARISH SUPPER-OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH – LAPASSE : On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00- p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall, Lapasse. Country Style Home Cooking Turkey & Ham Dinner. Adults $15.00 Children under 12 years $6.00. Children under 4 years free.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Bible Study: It’s time to start our Bible study group for the new school year! We will be starting our journey through Paul’s Letter to the Romans as our first project. Meetings will be held in the sacristy of St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday evenings beginning at 7 pm. New members are always welcome.

2) We congratulate Stephanie Turner and Gabriel Lemaire who were married in the Chapeau church this weekend. Please pray for the long term happiness of this newly married couple.

3) Speaking of marriages, dates for next year are already beginning to fill in the weekends for next year. Don’t delay in contacting the parish if you are planning to your nuptials to ensure that you can reserve the date of your dreams! Remember too that the Marriage Preparation Program is MANDATORY for all couples and it is offered only three times between now and next summer. Space is limited for these preparation programs so don’t delay in reserving a space. Call the parish office if you require more information.

4) Since I raised the issue of telephones, I wish to advise everyone that we’re giving up on our experiment of obtaining our phone service in the Chapeau office through our internet connection. It was a valiant attempt to save money as our internet provider was offering it as a free service to the parish but ‘free’ is of little value when the phones only work properly a small percentage of the time. Bell Canada will be installing a regular phone line this week and will be issuing us a local number at that time. It is going to be 819-689-5757. But since the phones are not to be installed until next Friday (Sept 15th) don’t try calling before then!

5) Attention Catechists: It’s time to start preparing for this year’s program. Please call the parish office and confirm with either Pauline or me if you are willing to help teach our parish children our Catholic faith once again this year. We are always looking for more people to help with this important work so new catechists are certainly most welcome too!

Parish Bulletin – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 27, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

St. Joseph

  Deceased Parents & Relatives of Jacques & Delisca Demers

By: Jacques & Delisca

Lucy Sullivan

By Terry, Sheila & Paul Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Iona Morris

By: Jerry & Marie Paule Muldoon

Jim Walker

By: Rose Ryan & Ray Walker

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Stan & Genevieve Bresseau

Diane & Dean Fitzpatrick

By: James & Kathleen Gribbon

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Rita Keogh
Chapeau Bernie Hendry Bernie, Janie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $1135.00  
St. Joseph $1,465.00 Catherine Keon-Godin (August 28th)
Chapeau $1,587.00 Mariette Sallafranque (Monday, September 4th)

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Gabriel Victor Lemaire son of Victor Lemaire and Gail Ryan and Stephanie Diane Turner daughter of Kenneth Turner and Chantal Chaput. The wedding will be celebrated at 2:30 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

WEST PONTIAC CONECTS: Project Choice 12 Skills Link Program is looking for participants!  If you are:- 15-30 years old- Unemployed or underemployed (not in receipt of EI)- Need to improve and upgrade your job skills, computer, and life skills- Willing to commit to a 23 week, paid program that focuses on getting you a job including a 10 week training phase and 13 week work placement. Phone Chrissy Payne at West Pontiac Connects at 819-689-2878 or email us at wpconnects@gmail.com by August 25, 2017.  Please note that the program will be held in English.

ST. ALPHONSUS PARISH SUPPER SILENT AUCTION: Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can contact Helen 819-689-5271 or Gene 819-689-2410.  Thank you for your help, 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.

 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, jewelery, 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 27th: Andrea Brunette of Kanata/Sheenboro-Following a rewarding career in the healing arts, she is focusing her creativity in her paintings in oil, acrylic, and mixed media.  September 3rd: Rosemary Driscoll of Chichester – Works in fused glass creations-lamps, nightlights, bowls, plates, etc. and jewelry is her specialty. Ingrid Hoffer of Chichester – Designs and sews Designer Doll Clothes.

Parish Supper:  St. Ignatius Martyr Parish(Maynooth) Annual Supper & Bazaar on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  Mass at 11 a.m.  Turkey, Ham, Beans, Mashed potatoes, Gravy and Vegetables.  Homemade pies and squared.  Games available and shop the Craft table and baked goods.  Cost $15 Adults & Children 5-12 $5.00 and children under 5 free.  Parishioners and Fr. Moses Nwosu extend a warm welcome to all!

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.

 PARISH SUPPER-OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH – LAPASSE : On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00- p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall, Lapasse. Country Style Home Cooking Turkey & Ham Dinner. Adults $15.00 Children under 12 years $6.00. Children under 4 years free.

 An invitation to Heritage-Fest at Madonna House: Madonna House invites you to join us at Heritage-Fest, an annual 2-day event at the Pioneer Museum & Handicraft Centre. Demonstrations include wool carding, spinning, weaving, felting, pottery, bee-keeping, butter churning and more! Visit our Pioneer Museum and tour through St. Raphael’s Handicraft Centre. Enjoy live music and a puppet show.

Our Gift Shop and Art Gallery will open during Heritage Fest, with proceeds from the sales going to support the poor around the world. Labour Day week-end, Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 2887 Dafoe Road (Hwy 517), Combermere. A free fun event for the whole family.

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.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Bishop Mulhall has announced that Fr. Basil Tanguay and Fr. Brady McNamara will both be starting their retirement within the next week or two. Please offer up prayers of appreciation and thanksgiving for their many years of service as well as asking they be granted the grace of a long and happy retirement.

2) Congratulations to Harold Christopher Vaillancourt who was baptized into our Catholic faith this past Sunday. May he be a source of pride and joy for both his family and the community much as his namesake (Dr. Harold Keon) was to all the folks on the Island in years past.

3) The funeral for Loretta Durocher-Reid was celebrated in St. Joseph’s this past week. This was announced in my comments last week… but I spelled her name incorrectly! My apologies to her and her family for my faux pas.

4) Chelsea Smith (summer parishioner in St. Joseph’s) and Brian Begrowicz were united in the sacrament of marriage last Saturday. ‘Ad multos annos’ to the happy couple.

Sunday Bulletin – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 August, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday  St. Joseph  11:00 am Funeral: Loretta Durocher-Reid
Tuesday      
Wednesday      
Thursday      
Friday      
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Iona Morris

By: Carmelita Ouelette

Donald Retty

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Loella Trimm

Members of the Chapeau Gallerie

Rob Brunette

By: Mom & Dad

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $843.00  
St. Joseph $1,385.00  
Chapeau $1,735.00 Catherine Keon-Godin (August 28th)

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 Gabriel Victor Lemaire son of Victor Lemaire and Gail Ryan and Stephanie Diane Turner daughter of Kenneth Turner and Chantal Chaput. The wedding will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

Thank you: Tim Doyle would like to express his sincerest thank-you and gratitude for all the expressions of sympathy at the time of the death of his mother, Cammie. Thank-you to family, friends, and neighbours for the memorial donations and masses as well as donations of food, flowers and visits to the house. Thank-you to Father Moyle, St. Paul the Hermit Choir, and those who prepared the grave. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

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. There will also be tours of the Convent if you can add that where it mentions tours of the church and rectory. Tickets for the rib dinner must be purchased in advance by Tuesday August 22 and are available at the municipal office, Conroy’s or Trimmer’s. 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, jewellery, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and many 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 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. August 27th: Andrea Brunette of Kanata/Sheenboro-Following a rewarding career in the healing arts, she is focusing her creativity in her paintings in oil, acrylic, and mixed media.

 

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.

WEST PONTIAC CONECTS: Project Choice 12 Skills Link Program is looking for participants!  If you are:- 15-30 years old- Unemployed or underemployed (not in receipt of EI)- Need to improve and upgrade your job skills, computer, and life skills- Willing to commit to a 23 week, paid program that focuses on getting you a job including a 10 week training phase and 13 week work placement. Phone Chrissy Payne at West Pontiac Connects at 819-689-2878 or email us at wpconnects@gmail.com by August 25, 2017.  Please note that the program will be held in English.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) We extend our sympathy and prayers to the family of Lauretta Durocher-Reid (nee Gallagher) who died this week. She is being waked from the Hayes Funeral Home in Chapeau on Sunday and her funeral will be held in St. Joseph’s on Monday. Burial will be in the Waltham cemetery. Visit the parish blog (www.uppontiacparishes.wordpress.com) for more details.

2) Please keep Mr. M.J. Sullivan of Chapeau in your prayers in the wake of the destruction of his house in a fire this past week. Thankfully no one was injured but the loss of one’s home to a fire is devastating for anyone to endure.

3) Have you picked up your parish draw tickets to buy or sell yet? We count on your help in making this important part of the parish suppers a success.

4) Congratulations to Brian Begrowicz and Chelsea Smith who were married in the St. Joseph’s Church this weekend. May God bless them a long and happy life together.

5) Last weekend we welcomed Lucy Johnson, infant daughter of Keah Adams and Ian Johnson as she was baptized into our Catholic Church. Please remember to pray for her and her family as she grows in her faith.

6) We will be resuming our Bible Study classes in mid-September. We’ve moved the site of the classes to the St. Joseph’s Sacristy but the time remains the same: Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm. Now would be a great time to reserve that space on your calendars so that you can join in the study of God’s word and it’s meaning for your life.

7) 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.