R.I.P. Mrs. Frances Langton (nee Michaud)

langton_francesFrances Langton (nee Michaud)

Passed away peacefully in Ottawa at the age of 94 years. Born in Chichester, Quebec, daughter of the late James and Anastastia (Watters) Michaud. Beloved mother of Ellen Slevin of Ottawa and Patrick (Lori Lindsay) of Pointe-Claire. Cherished grand-mother of Andrew (Steph), Matthew, Ryan (fiancée Christine), and Sean Langton, Stefan and Claire Carny and Jennifer and Andrea Slevin. Great-grand-mother of Aiden, Braden, Audrey and Spencer. Lovingly remembered by son-in-law Stan Carny.

Pre-deceased by husband Harold, daughter Sheila, son John (Jackie) and son-in-law David Slevin. Dear sister of Jim (Mary) of Ottawa. Predeceased by 6 sisters and 2 brothers; Mary O’Neill, Anne-Mae McGee-Baker, Aileen Burton, Rose Poirier, Carmelita Doyle, Monica O’Leary, Edward and Lawrence Michaud. Aunt Frances will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

 Her strength of character, kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered by her family and friends. A Thank You to the devoted Staff of the Peter D. Clark Centre, especially to her caseworker Salome Johnson.

 Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec, at 2:00 p.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. Reception to follow.  Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Parish Bulletin – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8 July 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Remi Vaillancourt

By: Jacqueline, Pierrette & Gilles

Leonard Marchildon (Anniv.)

Marilyn, Harold & Family

 
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Special Intention

By: A Parishioner

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reg & Dora Cahill

By: The Cahill Family

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Carmelita Gleason

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Percy & Carmelita Gleason

By: Emile & Jean Lebel

 
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the special intention of Roger & Mary Lavoie on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Marian McGuire Rochon (Anniv.)

By: The Family

 
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo  
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Elaine McGuire
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Peter

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

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $1415.00 Monday, July 9th, Martin Flood
St. Joseph $1545.00  
Chapeau $1625.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday, July 16th

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: Summer Hours – Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. Come visit the Gallery, featuring an Art Exhibition, Market, History Books of Allumette Island, Indigenous, Exhibition, Gift Shop, museum (1850s Parlour and Bishop’s Room), Doll Collection, Vintage Clothing Boutique and Bridal Salon. The next bake, book sale will be on Saturday & Sunday August 4th & 5th. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale. ‘Someone’s throw away is someone’s treasure’. Thank you for your support!

 FEATURE ARTISTS/ARTISANS: Jane Lamure-LeRoy of Waltham Jane is a local Algonquin artist with roots to L’Isle-aux-Allumettes area. She uses different mediums to explore a cultural path blending traditional art with modern influences. She is the proud owner of ‘Cedar and Sage’ Store. Jane will be available to demonstrate the making of an indigenous bracelet on Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m. Nancy Nighbor of Pembroke: Nancy’s creation of drawings in pen and ink prints of landmarked sites in the area (Fred’s, Keon’s, St. Alphonsus church, Fort William etc.). Nancy will be available to demonstrate a pen and ink drawing of a landmark site on Sunday, July 22nd at 2 p.m.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE: Tuesday at 2 p.m. there will be a coffee club for the ladies. Come join us for a social afternoon. (Donations only)

PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC: Plan to attend the 80th Annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on Sunday, July 29th, with Bishop Mulhall and Father Denis Lemieux. The theme of the Pilgrimage will be “The Way of the Listening Heart”. The principal Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall presiding, and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Local priests will be assisting with he blessing with St. Ann’s oil. A section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs. Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League memberships, and food and refreshments will be available. Everyone Welcome! For further information, please see: www.cormacpilgrimage.com.

STONE FENCE THEATRE COMES TO SHEENBORO: The Old Fort William Cottagers’ Association (OFWCA) hosts Stone Fence Theatre’s musical production “I Come from the Valley! Tales and Times of Joan Finnigan” at Sheenboro Parish Hall, Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:30 pm.   The hall and bar open at 6:30 pm. St. Paul the Hermit Parish will host the bar and keep the proceeds. Tickets are $28 per person and the price includes dessert and tea/coffee at the intermission.   We will again seek pie donations from our talented bakers of Fort William and Sheenboro! If you wish to make a donation of a pie, dessert or squares, please contact Chris Graham at don.graham2@icloud.com. At past theatre events, our bakers wowed everyone with their delicious pies, we hope that you do again! You may purchase a ticket from Chris Graham, Janet Retty, Chris Cavan, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann.

 This week’s gospel passage unfolds a continuing theme of Mark’s Gospel: Who is Jesus? His kinfolk in Nazareth might know the carpenter, the son of Mary, but they do not know Jesus, the Son of God. Mark is foreshadowing Jesus’ rejection by his own people, the people of Israel. He is also reflecting on and trying to explain the situation of the community for which he wrote. While many of the first Christians were Jewish, Christianity took hold and flourished in the Gentile community. Mark’s community was mostly a Gentile community, who may have been experiencing persecution. By showing that Jesus himself was rejected, Mark consoles and reassures his first readers. He also prepares us to accept this possible consequence of Christian discipleship.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) I have a few cemetery issues to put before you. First, please remember that it is not permitted to plant flowers, shrubs, or trees anywhere in the cemeteries. Nor is it permitted to place anything on the ground in front, beside or behind a gravestone. We use lawn tractors to cut the grass and there is not enough space to drive around items placed on the ground. Therefore, any flowers or plants will be either mowed over or removed without notice. (NOTE: These rules are clearly marked on signs at all of our cemeteries.)

The second issue deals with headstones. Please remember that the care and condition of all gravestones and markers in Quebec are by law the responsibility of the family and not the cemetery. There are a number of markers and gravestones that are in a terrible condition particularly in the Old Chapeau Parish cemetery. ‘Perpetual care’ funds are used exclusively for ground maintenance and do not cover care for monuments. Some monuments currently have fallen over or broken into parts and lay on the ground. This is creating a major issue for the maintenance of the grounds and in some cases constitute a serious safety hazard. We ask families to please check the status of any family markers etc and take the necessary steps to repair those in danger of toppling or have already fallen. Headstones that have fallen into serious disrepair or are a danger to fall will be removed and disposed of by the parish by the end of this fall. I appreciate that this may cause distress for some families but insurance concerns require that we ensure the safety for anyone who walks through the cemeteries. I thank you in advance for helping to address this issue.

2) There will be fresh strawberries for sale in Chapeau on the Gallery grounds. 1/2 of the price will be put towards the Peruvian Carpentry School that we’ve adopted as the St. Alphonsus Parish mission project. We are aiming to raise at least $4,000 before the end of the year to help them get this project off the ground so extra donations are always welcome! Just look for the ‘Fr. Tim’s Project’ sign to find the berries.

3) We will be posting the 6-month financial statement for each parish within the next week or two. Feel free to give the office a call if you have any questions or want to come and pick up a copy for yourself.

4) Congratulations to Lance Godin and Erin Allard who were married in St. Alphonsus Church this weekend. Please pray for a long and happy life for them as a married couple.

5) Congratulations to the organizers of the Canada Day festivities in Sheenboro. Special thanks go out to Fr. Chris Shalla who stepped in at the last minute as the celebrant of the morning Mass. I know that he was warmly welcomed and appreciated by all who attended that service.

6) Here’s a little information about St. Bryce Mission in Costa Rica, the mission project that St. Paul the Hermit Parish has adopted. “Saint Bryce Missions currently has two active ministry sites in Costa Rica and soon in Myanmar, and we hope to continue to impact other communities globally. We have completed 10 chapel construction or renovation projects as part of our Faith in Action initiative and are actively engaged in the work of evangelization in these communities. We have created a growing social enterprise initiative for women in Costa Rica as well as an agricultural initiative in Tanzania as part of our Hope in Action programming. In 2013, we founded the St. Francis Emmaus Center in Costa Rica as part of our Love in Action programming to provide rest and recuperation time as well as support and health education to pregnant Cabecar mothers who lack access to health services.”

Holy Hockey! The Story of Canada’s Flying Fathers

Copies of the recently published ‘Holy Hockey! The Story of Canada’s Flying Fathers’ by Frank Cosentino will be offered for sale after Mass on Canada Day Weekend.  The cost is $25.00. All profits from the sale of this project are going towards charity. If you miss out on purchasing one this weekend you can call Maureen Belland (819-6892708) to get your copy.

Parish Bulletin – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1 July, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention  
Monday   No Mass  
Tuesday 10:30 AM

Pembroke

St. Columbkille Cathedral Funeral Mass for Fr. Chabot  
Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Geraldine Coghlan

By: Denise Lauzon

 
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intentions of the Priests of the Diocese

By: Maria DeSouza

 
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Iona Morris

By: Terry, Sheila & Paul Morris

 
Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Dan Munro

By: Carol & Ron Price

Sheila Elizabeth Dejongh

By: Lorna & Charlie Conway

 
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: Henry & Joan Sallafranque

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

 
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Marie Paule Muldoon
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh
Chapeau Danielle Allard Nicole, Janie

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

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $690.00 Monday July 9th, Martin Flood
St. Joseph $1447.00  
Chapeau $1494.00 Tuesday, July 3rd, Donna Gagnon

July 2 – Canada Day: Because July 1st falls on a Sunday this year, the holiday will be on Monday, July 2nd. Therefore, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, July 2nd.

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Lance James Adam Godin son of Claude Godin and Rita Lamarche and Erin Nicole Allard daughter of Patrick Allard and Janet Cadieux. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th at St. Alphonsus.

THANK YOU on behalf of Rémi Vaillancourt’s family: The expressions of sympathy from family, friends, neighbors were overwhelming, very helpful and greatly appreciated in our time of a great loss. Thank you to Father Tim, Father Ouellet for the beautiful service. To the choir for your good work, the C.W.L. for the lovely lunch and to Hayes Funeral Home for their professional services. The Vaillancourt Family.

 STONE FENCE THEATRE COMES TO SHEENBORO: The Old Fort William Cottagers’ Association (OFWCA) hosts Stone Fence Theatre’s musical production “I Come from the Valley! Tales and Times of Joan Finnigan” at Sheenboro Parish Hall, Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:30 pm.   The hall and bar open at 6:30 pm. St. Paul the Hermit Parish will host the bar and keep the proceeds. Tickets are $28 per person and the price includes dessert and tea/coffee at the intermission.   We will again seek pie donations from our talented bakers of Fort William and Sheenboro! If you wish to make a donation of a pie, dessert or squares, please contact Chris Graham at don.graham2@icloud.com. At past theatre events, our bakers wowed everyone with their delicious pies, we hope that you do again! You may purchase a ticket from Chris Graham, Janet Retty, Chris Cavan, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann.

UPPER PONTIAC – SUMMER CAMP AT HARRINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER:   Cost is $10 per child per day. Dates: July 2nd – August 10th, possibly longer depending on registration. Hours are Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 pm.   For children ages 4-12 years old. For more info or to register contact Mariette at 819-689-2448 or by email at francosucre77@hotmail.com. CHAPEAU DAY CAMP: are looking for slightly used children’s books and wading pools.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: Summer Hours (July 3) – Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. Come visit the Gallery, featuring an Art Exhibition, Market, Historical Books on Allumette Island, Indigenous, Exhibition, Gift Shop, museum (1850s Parlour and Bishop’s Room), Doll Collection, Vintage Clothing Boutique Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, featuring an Art Exhibition, Market, Historical Books, Indigenous Exhibition, Gift Shop, Museum (1850s Parlour and Bishop’s Room), Doll Collection, Vintage Clothing Boutique and Bridal Salon. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale. ‘Someone’s throw away is someone’s treasure’. Thank you for your support!

-Every Saturday starting June 30th to September 1st, we will be at the Tourism Information Booth located at Dubeau’s selling historical books on Allumette Island, artist and artisans products.

 FEATURE ARTISTS/ARTISANS: Annette will be personally available to showcase her Art and Crafts on Sunday, July 1 (11 am – 4 pm).   July 1st Sheri Leadson of Cornwall Sheri is the proud owner of the ‘Little Cottage Soap’ Shop. She makes luxurious bath products using all natural ingredients. Sheri will demonstrate the process of making a bath balm soap on Saturday July 7th at 1:00 p.m. The first eight people will receive a free sample. July 8thJane Lamure-LeRoy of Waltham Jane is a local Algonquin artist with roots to L’Isle-aux-Allumettes area. She uses different mediums to explore a cultural path blending traditional art with modern influences. She is the proud owner of ‘Cedar and Sage’ Store. Jane will be available to demonstrate the making of an indigenous bracelet on Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m.

CHAPEAU REGIONAL GALLERY: Tuesday at 2 p.m. there will be coffee club for the ladies. Come join us for a social afternoon. (Donations only)

PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC: Plan to attend the 80th Annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on Sunday, July 29th, with Bishop Mulhall and Father Denis Lemieux. The theme of the Pilgrimage will be “The Way of the Listening Heart”. The principal Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall presiding, and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Local priests will be assisting with he blessing with St. Ann’s oil. A section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs. Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League memberships, and food and refreshments will be available. Everyone Welcome! For further information, please see: www.cormacpilgrimage.com.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) We welcomed two new infant Catholics into the faith last weekend. Please remember to pray for Eva Rose Jean Lemaire (Gabriel & Stephanie) and Sawyer Louis Moreau (Joshua & Anna) that they will grow stronger in their faith each and day of their lives.

2) Congratulations to Michel Fleury and Mindy Gagnon who were married in Chapeau last weekend.

3) Our Pembroke diocese suffered a tremendous loss with the death of Fr. Howard Chabot on Wednesday evening. Not only was he a kind and talented pastor wherever he served but he was a true mentor and brother to his fellow priests. While I encourage everyone to pray for the repose of his soul, (none of us live a perfect life so we all need prayers) I can say without reservation that I would be happy if I could stand in his shoes before Christ at the end of my days on this earth.

4) HAPPY CANADA DAY to each and every parishioner. Don’t forget that if you are looking for someplace to go to celebrate our national birthday, the festivities in Sheenboro is well worth the short drive!

5) Congratulations to the graduating class of DWKS who receive their high school diplomas this weekend. Please pray for the continuing success of this great group of young men and women.

6) It is with GREAT joy and gratitude that we welcome Fr. Chris Shalla back to Sheenboro this weekend to celebrate the Canada Day Mass. Few priests are as respected and cherished in these parts as he is for his years of service both as an assistant in Chapeau and pastor of St. Joseph’s and Sheenboro. It is a real pleasure to have him back again, even if it’s just for one weekend. Ad multos annos Fr. Chris!!

Phishing the faithful: N.S. parishioners receive emails from scammers pretending to be priests 

DON’T respond to any emails requesting funds, gift cards, or anything else from a priest without picking up the phone and calling to see if the email is legitimate. There’s no doubt that what’s happening in one corner of our country will soon make its way everywhere across this great land.

For the record: priests are Prohibited under the rules of our local diocese from making personal requests for money from parishioners. If you get such a request, PLEASE let me know and call the Diocese ASAP. Don’t fall victim to this type of scam.

 

Source: Phishing the faithful: N.S. parishioners receive emails from scammers pretending to be priests | CTV News

Canada Day Sheenboro Mass

With the sudden and unexpected death of Fr. Howard Chabot we lost the celebrant for the Canada Day Sunday Mass in Sheenboro. But God works in wonderful and mysterious ways.  This tragedy has prompted Fr. Chris Shalla, the longtime pastor of St. Paul the Hermit and St. Joseph’s parishes to accept to come and celebrate this Mass at 9 am in Sheenboro!

So it’s full steam ahead this Sunday with a priest who I KNOW will be warmly received and welcomed! Thank you Fr. Chris!

R.I.P. Fr. Howard Chabot

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Reverend Howard Leo Chabot  1940 – 2018

Reverend Howard Leo Chabot, priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 77. Father Chabot was born in Arnprior, Ontario, on August 28, 1940. He attended elementary and high school in Arnprior, St. Mary’s Redemptorist College, Brockville, St. George’s Novitiate of the Redemptorist Fathers, St. Augustine’s Seminary and the Grand Seminary of Montreal. He recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination having been ordained to the priesthood on May 4, 1968 in his home parish of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior, by Bishop William J. Smith. Shortly after ordination, Father Chabot attended the Divine Word International Centre in Scarborough. Father was Parochial Vicar in the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy, Bancroft, and St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, as well as serving at Our Lady of Sorrows, Petawawa. As parish priest, he served the parishes of St. Paul the Hermit, Sheenboro, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Braeside, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Pembroke, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, LaPasse and Our Lady of Grace, Westmeath, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke. In addition to his parish work, Father Chabot served in the diocese as Director of Catholic Social Services, the Office of the Lay Apostolate, the Office of Religious Education, member of the Priestly Life Committee, Zone Chairman of the Pembroke Pastoral Zone and the Office of Vocations. He also exercised his many talents as chaplain of the Pembroke Police Services, as Probation/Aftercare Children’s Services Division of the Pembroke Community and Social Services as well as chaplain to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Pembroke. After such an extended and lengthy ministry, Father Chabot entered retirement on July 31, 2005. However, Father Chabot did not retire to sit quietly: even in retirement from full-time parish ministry, he led workshops and preached retreats and days of recollection in many parishes and smaller groups. Preceded in death by his parents George and Cecelia Chabot (nee Cleroux), by infant brother Joseph, by brother Dalt (Judy) Chabot, and by sisters Doris (Des) Herrick and Mildred (Wib) Clarke. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Clergy Faithfull of the Diocese of Pembroke. All are invited to the Rite of Reception of the Body at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, on Monday, July 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Following the Rite of Reception, friends may pay their respects until 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Michael Mulhall, will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Following the funeral liturgy, interment will take place in the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would be appreciated. Honoring Father Chabot’s wishes, the Mission with John Pridmore being held at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on October 1-3, 2018 will proceed. Arrangements are in the care of Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke.

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