Roy’s Golf Tournament

Roy’s Golf Tournament 

Friday August 4, 2017 at Island Brae Golf Course and Club de Golf Pontefract

Proceeds to Pontiac West Fire Services and Residence Meilleur

Entry Fee: $60 (golf, supper, prizes)

Golf Only: $40  Supper Only: $30

Supper Served at Sheenboro Parish Hall at 6 pm.

(Menu: salad, steak, baked potato and dessert)

Register in advance at George’s Bar 819-689-2715.

Book your cart in advance!!

New Artist in Residence named in Chapeau!

The former St. Josephs Convent in Chapeau, Quebec has chosen the “Resident Artist” for the Convent. Patricia Allard has been commissioned to sell her art work at the future “Boutique du Couvent” which will be located in the former Chapel of the Convent. The paintings will reflect a variety of styles such as religious paintings to Pop Art. The Convent is presently working on Art Show focussing on Patricia’s amazing paintings. I will be promoting this talented artist who truly deserves province wide visibility. A date for the Show will be announced soon and it will be at St Joseph’s Convent in Chapeau, Québec.

R.I.P. Marian McGuire-Rochon

 

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Marian Rochon

 

ROCHON, Marian Helen – Peacefully at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Friday, July 14th, 2017 in her 64th year. Marian Rochon (nee McGuire) formerly of St. Joseph, QC, beloved wife of Leo Rochon. Dear sister of Geraldine Levesque (Jack), Arthur (Joan), Charlie (Nancy) and Marilyn Clouthier (Willie). Predeceased by parents Gerald and Patricia Mcguire (nee Carroll), and by brother Carl McGuire. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Visitation at the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. Reception to follow at St. Joseph’s Hall. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the St. Columbkille’s Cathedral Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

R.I.P. Mr. Rene Picotte

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Rene Picotte

Peacefully, on July 14, 2017, Rene Picotte, of Allumette Island, Quebec, beloved husband of the late Laurette Allard (August 26, 1997).  Loving father of Annette (Roger Allard), Therese (Jacques Duplain), Jeanne (Charles Vaillancourt), Michelle (Jean DeRoy), Diane (Guy Picard), Denis (Adele Chaput), Pauline (Joe Iraci), Helene (Angelique Mathieu) and the late Roland Picotte (December 28, 1963).  Cherished by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Therese Allard and predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.  Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Funeral service will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, on Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

Parish Bulletin – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday July 16, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Patrick Sullivan

By:   The Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marie McCrea

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. Mc Crea

By: Maria DeSouza

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Anne Morris Malone(Ann.)

By: Malone & Morris Families

John Lapierre & Iona Morris

By: Susanne & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Claudette Lawlor

By: Joe Lawlor

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Nicole

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

Parish Collection Counter Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.
Sheen $1,072.00 Janet Retty, Monday, July 17th
St. Joseph $1,826.00  
Chapeau $2,195.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, July 24th

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: The Sheenboro Canada Day Committee would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make our Canada 150 celebrations such a success. This is an enormous undertaking and without your generous support, hard work and dedication, these festivities would not be happening. We also acknowledge those who took the time to decorate and enter a float into our parade which continues to be the largest in the region. A very big thank you to those who donated items to our silent auction, to those who purchased items, and to our sponsors: Frank Carroll Financial,  Art Fleming and Sons,  Promutuel Assurance, and Pontiac Ouest Marketing. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. If you have a suggestion that would make next year’s Canada day even better, please join us, or send an email to us at jeaniegleason@gmail.comThe Canada Day Committee

THANK YOU: Silent Auction: A great big thank you to all from near and far for your support of our (Sheen’s) silent auction. We made $2872 this year!! We absolutely could not have done it without our multitude of donors and buyers. You are most generous. Silent Auction Committee

RIBFEST-FORT WILLIAM-On Saturday, July 22. Dinner & entertainment at the Fort from 5 pm to close sponsored by the Sheenboro Dock Committee. Tickets $25 in advance please. Tickets are available from Don Lepine at Lepine’s Garage, Charlie Vaillancourt at Chichester Grocery or call 819-689-5300. We deliver, see you on the beach.

REMINDER PARENTS – UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP IS NOW OPENED AND RUNNING UNTIL AUGUST 25TH. If your child is not registered for the summer and you would like to drop them off for a day here and there.   You can do so at a cost of $10 per day. This Camp is for children ages 4-12 years old. Hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Sponsored by Chapeau R.A.

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada there is a one-day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: The Chapeau Gallery & Garage sale is now opened. (The month of July open Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new art work & artisans displays & gift shop, etc… Bake Sale on Sunday, July 2nd after mass.

WALK THE OPEONGO LINE – JULY 2730: A walking pilgrimage to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s, Cormac. For more information and to register go to walktheopeongoline.com or contact Fr. Scott Murray -s.josephmurray@gmail.com or 613 735-6392.

PARISH SUPPER-ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH- CAMPBELL’S BAY, QC: On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Parish Centre. The menu is Turkey, Ham and trimmings- Homemade pies. Adults $15, Children 12 & Under: $6, Toddlers Free. Welcome to all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

 Congratulations to Evelyn Elizabeth Brook’s, daughter of Jeff and Whitney who was baptized into our Catholic faith last Sunday in Chapeau. Please pray for our newest Church member.

 A missionary priest works in rural India among the poor. The monsoons come and the Villagers warn him that the river is rising and he must come with them to the shelters in the hills, but the missionary refuses to go, saying “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.” The river keeps rising, the priest climbs on a local roof to stay dry and a rescue boat crew comes, telling him to get in and they will bring him to safety. The priest refuses, saying “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.”
The river rises and the priest is perched on the building chimney. A rescue helicopter comes to save him, but he says “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.”
The priest drowns and stands before God at judgement and says “Lord, I don’t understand! I had such faith that you would save me, why am I here so young?”
God says “What? I sent you smart Villagers, a rescue boat and a helicopter. What did you expect, an engraved invitation?”

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Attention Chapeau Parishioners: There will be a press conference at St. Alphonsus Church on Tuesday (July 18) at 10:30 am, immediately following the10 am Mass. There will be an important announcement made regarding our parish repair project. Please make an effort to attend if at all possible. Thank you.

2) I wish to express my deep appreciation to Mike & Rita Fox who organized and ran a draw during the Canada Day festivities in Sheenboro with a signed NHL jersey as the prize. Thanks to their initiative, they raised in excess of $700 for the upkeep and care of St. Paul the Hermit Church. I wish to congratulate them on providing such a stellar example of commitment and support for their parish and I pray that many others will follow their example in the future.

3) Today’s readings remind us that the soul, like soil, must be good if we expect good things to grow from it. In today’s First Reading we’re taught that God’s word comes down like the rain to nourish the earth and help good things grow. In the Second Reading Paul reminds us that sin did not just mess up agriculture; it messed up the designs of creation itself by diverting it from its purpose. Today’s Gospel is the Parable of the Sower, and the seed being sown is the Word of God trying to make its way into a soul. Through the parable, Our Lord explains the obstacles to the Word of God bearing good fruit. Our Lord invites us to see the difference between hearing something and listening, between looking at something and seeing it. Just as farmers till the soil we have to be active in letting the Word of God bear fruit in our life by cultivating the soil of our soul.

 

Parish Bulletin – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 9, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Larry Bowers & Parents

By:   Sharon Gribbon

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Frances Tallon Giroux

By: Mike & Rosa Mainville

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  George Sullivan

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Deceased Parents of Jimmy & Lois Tierney By: The Family

Jeannine Roy By: Rita Hughes

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Edgar & Anita Gaudette & Deceased Relatives

By: The Family

Rita O’Brien

By: Helen & Jack Hill

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Ron Price
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Mariette

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Marian McGuire-Rochon, 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 $840.00 Janet Retty, Monday, July 17th
St. Joseph $1,655.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, July 10th
Chapeau $2,272.00

New schedule for Readers and EOME is ready to be picked up in the sacristy.

MARRIAGE BANNS:

  1. There is a promise of marriage between Cody Carroll son of Thomas Carroll and Kerri Caldwell and Andrea Clare England daughter of Willard Lloyd England and Kimberly Ann Stoppa. The wedding will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.
  2. There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: We wish to extend a sincere thank you to the countless people who offered their comfort and support following the loss of our beloved Herman/husband and father. Thank you to all who kept him in your thoughts and prayers throughout his illness and to all who attended the wake and/or funeral. As well, thank you for Fr. Moyle for the service and his caring thoughts and words. We extend our appreciation to the choir who, along with Herman’s niece, Céline, and his sister, Carole, supplied the funeral service with extremely touching music. Thank you to those who provided us with food and good company during the days proceeding Herman’s passing. Last but not least, we would like to thank Ghislain Bourget and Greg Hayes for going above and beyond. There are no words that aptly convey just how thankful we are for each of you. You have all made an extremely trying time of our lives a little less difficult. We will forever be grateful.   Mary Lou, Emilie, and Rebecca

 CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan Emond son of Christine and John Emond of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes who was the lucky winner of the NHL’s Claude Giroux signed Jersey. Thanks to all who participated in the draw at the Canada Day celebrations in Sheenboro Quebec. All proceeds from the draw will be donated to the St. Paul the Hermit’s parish in Sheenboro.  Hope everyone enjoyed the parade and activities on our 150 birthday.

BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG – ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH:   I wish to thank all who participated in this fundraiser for First Step Options. Our parish raised $834.33 to assist those in a crisis those in a crisis pregnancy. Thank you for your support. Receipts will be sent at the end of the year to those who requested it. Please see the letter posted at the entrance to the church. Elaine McGuire

 On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada, there is a one-day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: The Chapeau Gallery & Garage sale is now opened. (The month of July open Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new art work & artisans displays & gift shop, etc….. Bake Sale on Sunday July 2nd after mass.

WALK THE OPEONGO LINE – JULY 2730: A walking pilgrimage to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s, Cormac. For more information and to register go to walktheopeongoline.com or contact Fr. Scott Murray -s.josephmurray@gmail.com or 613 735-6392.

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday to Gabriel Zita McGuire! Love and Best wishes Adrianna, Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday to Madeleine Chaput!   Love and Best wishes from Aurele, Lisa, Lila & Noella and families.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1)   Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard in Sheenboro on Canada Day. Special mention must be made for those who heeded my advice and hung their rosaries outside on their clothesline. While the weather wasn’t perfect, it was good enough to the day wasn’t washed out. Congratulations on hosting a successful event that showed to the world once again the wonderful hospitality found in Sheen!

2)   Take a look at the quilts that will be the principal prize of the Parish Draws in St. Joseph’s and Chapeau. They will be displayed for the summer in each church to inspire us to sell as many tickets as possible to help pay for all the repair work we’re tackling in each community.

3)   Thanks to Fr. Scott Murray for filling in for me last Sunday. After all the recent funerals the break was much

4) I was speaking with a pastor friend down in southern Ontario this week. He called to discuss a case where an elderly parishioner was being ‘strongly encouraged’ by his children to request ‘assistance’ in dying as they were finding the task of organizing themselves to provide him with care was ‘too difficult’ with their busy lifestyles and too expensive to pay for the medical assistance required for him to stay at home. The gentleman had enough of his wits about him that he called his pastor of advice before agreeing to follow his children’s ‘wishes for his ‘welfare’ and was advised not to accede to their request. This is just another example of why euthanasia is such a danger to us because if it has happened once in this case where the pastor was consulted, how many more families are pressuring, be it subtly or otherwise to follow a similar course for aged or infirm parents? More than you might think folks. Sadly more than you might think.

5) Have you heard about the case of Charlie Gard in the U.K.? Charlie is the infant son of parents who want him treated for a brain disease that is threatening to take his life. Unfortunately for him, the State has decided that he wouldn’t have a sufficiently good quality of life if he were to survive due to the effects the disease has already caused and are refusing to let the parents take him from the hospital where he currently is to be transferred to one where he can receive the treatments his parents want. The Pope and even Donald Trump have offered to arrange for transportation and donations already gathered have surpassed the cost of treating Charlie… but the U.K. government and courts say it would be best if the child just be allowed to die. So it seems that even the right to exist is being challenged at both ends of life’s spectrum these days. Please pray that the right to life will stand as the first and most primordial of human rights so that abuses like the two cases I discuss here won’t become more and more common.

Parish Bulletin – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 2, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday

 

10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Nora & Rene Gaudette

By:   Jeannette Gaudette

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Mary Carroll

By: Mary Lafleur

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Donald Retty

By: Lorna & Charlie Conway

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special Intention of Joanne Souliere & Fr. Tim

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Iona Morris

By: Barry &Gayle Morris

Victor Gleason

By: Marilyn Crozon

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

Thérèse & Jean Allard

By: Gaetan, Lise, Patrick & Annabelle St. Cyr

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Paul Morris
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Meril, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Marian McGuire-Rochon, 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 $959.00  
St. Joseph $1,393.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, July 10th
Chapeau $1,990.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Tuesday, July 4th

New schedule for Readers and EOME is ready to be picked up in the sacristy.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Cody Carroll son of Thomas Carroll and Kerri Caldwell and Andrea Clare England daughter of William Lloyd England and Kimberly Ann Stoppa. The wedding will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: A sincere ‘Thank You’ to everyone who expressed heartfelt sympathy and condolences during the recent loss of a wife/ mother/grandmother, Iona Morris. A special thank you to the choir for working with Iona’s nieces and nephews to provide beautiful music and Fr. Moyle & Fr. Chabot and everyone who was in attendance at the service for the wonderful send off. Also to the paramedics & Greg Hayes for their compassion and excellent service.   We are eternally grateful to all that brought food, flowers, donations, many cards and Masses. We also very much appreciate the continued support given to our Father as he proceeds on his journey without Mom. We are all so blessed to be surrounded with so much kindness and compassion. Blessing to all of you.

Raymond Morris & Family

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada there is a one day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: The Chapeau Gallery & Garage sale is now opened. (The month of July open Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new artwork & artisans displays & gift shop, etc….. Bake Sale on Sunday July 2nd after mass.

WALK THE OPEONGO LINE – JULY 2730: A walking pilgrimage to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s, Cormac. For more information and to register go to walktheopeongoline.com or contact Fr. Scott Murray -s.josephmurray@gmail.com or 613 735-6392.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Thank you to the Chapeau choir for all their service. They will begin their summer recess next weekend.

2) Our sympathy is extended to the families of Carl Bowers, Herman Morin, and Lorna Bressault whose funerals were celebrated this past week.

3) We welcome Ella Jean Lariviere and Mariah Laura Lariviere who were baptized into our Catholic faith last Sunday in Chapeau.

4) The office in Chapeau will be closed on Monday in honor of Canada Day. We’ll resume our regular schedule with the office open in Chapeau on Tuesday and Wednesday and St. Joseph’s on Thursday and Friday after the holiday.

5) Happy Canada Day to everyone! I sincerely hope that the weather cooperated with the festivities in Sheenboro and that everyone had a great time. Tribute activities for our 150th birthday celebrations don’t always go off as planned though. There’s an interesting news story about a fellow in Newfoundland & Labrador who planted a big 150th garden with all different Canadian perennial plants only to have moose come along and eat them all!

6) Check out some of the recent posts on our parish blog. There’s a great video by Willie Nelson posted there that was sent along to us by Roger Lavoie that speaks to our ‘better angels’ as people blessed by God to live in a land of prosperity and peace. There’s also an article explaining the story of Fr. Gordon McCrae for whom we’ve been regularly celebrating masses for. The blog address is www.uppontiacparishes.wordpress.com. While you’re online, why not check out my own blog (Where The Rubber Hits The Road) at www.frtimmoyle.blogspot.com? I post articles each day that deals with the intercession where faith and the issues of everyday life meet.

7) Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parish Meeting in Chapeau last weekend. We will be proceeding with both phases of the repairs: the pointing of the stones in the walls and the repairs of the front steps.

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‘Living in the Promised Land’ by Willie Nelson (with a heartfelt tip of the hat to Roger Lavoie for sending it along).

You can always count on Willie to call us to our better angels. We in our corner of the country who enjoy all the peace, prosperity, and abundance this land can offer need to heed them as we approach our 150th birthday as a nation. It’s a message that should resonate within the hearts of all who call Canada, Home.

When you watch the video I ask you to note one thing though: the color and race of the two waves of refugees. The ones accepted in the wake of WWII and the ones who are knocking on our doors and asking for safe harbor within our nation’s borders today. Is it just a coincidence that the first wave which was white was accepted with open arms while the second so many fear letting into our land is of a different color and creed than the majority? If you feel a trace of that fear in your hearts, I ask you to search deep to find its roots and reject it with all the force your will can muster. How can we claim to believe that we are all brothers and sisters under one God who loves us all if we allow the darkness that such a fear engenders act in a most unbrotherly or unsisterly way?

So whether you’re a Willie fan like me or someone who’s wondering what the hell I’m going on about in the paragraph above, click on the video link and watch it on YouTube yourself. Go ahead and do it. You know your better angels want you to!

 

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