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

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Mary Carroll

By:   The Brisard Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

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

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Friday 6:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Andrew Gribbon

By: Colleen & Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Allan Dick

By: Sharon Gribbon

Souls in Purgatory

By: Genevieve Bresseau

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Mado Keon & Family

Noelle Kennedy

By: Mary & Dick Edwards

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Frances Tallon Giroux

By:   Mike & Rosa Mainville

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving for a favour received

By: A parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reg & Dora Cahill

By: The Cahill Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Claire & Raymond Gleason

By: Betty & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Hughette Groulx

By: Hector & Yvonne Landry

Lorna Bresseau

By: Kevin & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Judy Bechamp

By:   Bert & Jackie Collin

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For special intentions

By: A parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Ian Picard

By: Mom & Dad

Annus & Vincey Lapierre

By: The Family

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Norma Sullivan

By: Gail Sullivan & Franҫois Larivéé

Iona Morris

By: Marilyn & Harold Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Howard Gagnon

By: Chapeau Regionale Gallerie

Donald Retty

By: The Smith Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

R.I.P. Loretta Durocher-Reid (nee Gallagher)

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Loretta Durocher-Reid

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Loretta (Durocher) Reid in hospital, Shawville, Quebec on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with her family by her side in her 81st year.  Loretta (Durocher) Reid (nee Gallagher) of Waltham, Quebec, wife by first marriage to the late Lyman Durocher and by second marriage to Donald Reid. Loving mother of Shirley (Paul Morin), Sharon (Herbert Fleming) and Charlene (Paul Allard). Dear step-mother of Jim Reid (Heather), Deborah (Brian Roberts), Christopher Reid and David Reid. Cherished grandmother of Derek (Karolann), Tiffany (Daniel), Brittany (Mark), Ashley (Brandon), Matthew (Rikki-Lee), Eric (Ali) and Alexander (Kristen) and by second marriage Jocelyn, Joshua, Kayla, Jen, Christine, Dustie, Clayton, David and James. Proud great grandmother of twenty great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Michael Reid and the late Martha Ann McGuire). Sister of Vida (late Sylvester Raymond) and sister-in-law of Jean Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher Loyal (Betty) Durocher and Cecile Durocher. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Earl (Eileen) Gallagher, Elmer (Phyllis) Gallagher, Michael James Gallagher, Eunice (Ellard) Tackney and Francis Gallagher. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph, Quebec at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Waltham, Quebec. 

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.