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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.

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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.

 

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.