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Parish Bulletin – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 19, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  Edmond Vaillancourt & Noella Chaput

By:   Therese Vaillancourt

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Teresa Conroy

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Sharon Gribbon

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Bill Keon

By: Lois & Barry

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Deceased Member of the C.W.L

By: Chapeau C.W.L

Judy Bechamp

By: Peter Smith

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Ron Price
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, 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 $630.00 Angie Retty, Monday, November27th)
St. Joseph $1255.00  
Chapeau $1265.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 20th

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held on Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Don’t forget the CWL Craft Sale and Luncheon this Sunday (November 19th) at Harrington Community Centre.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS; The next children’s catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd classes begin at 9:15. If there are any children that missed the first session, parents please be advised that it is your responsibility to call the office and arrange to have your children’s book before the next session. Thank you for your cooperation. The Confirmation class will meet with Fr. Tim immediately after the 10:30 mass in the Sacristy.

FLU SHOTS: The next flu shot will take place on Monday, November 27th at Harrington Community Center from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Please be sure to bring your health card. Thank you.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Chapeau Christmas Evening Mass. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please see Hélène Chartrand, Chantal Lair, Lise Vaillancourt or Louis Schryer after mass to sign-up or call 819-689-2320. Our practices will be held on Sundays Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th following mass and on Friday, Dec. 23rd at 5 p.m. Thank you!

CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa at the Harrington Community Center. To enter a float, contact Patrick Fleming at 819-689-1061. This event is sponsored by the Chapeau Lions Club and the Chapeau RA.

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov. 19, 2017. Last year I did not write any newsletters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia Keogh             jkeogh12@gmail.com

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email lafrcodo@outlook.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual memorial mass for deceased 4th and 3rd degree members of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Members, their families, and families of those deceased members are welcome to attend as are members of the parishes in Pembroke.

TWO DAY CHRISTMAS SALE AT THE CHAPEAU CONVENT: Will be held on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Christmas decorations galore and holiday gifts will be for sale, *Patricia Graveline ‘’Resident Convent Artist’’ Paintings will be for sale also. *Several Items will be up for Auction.  Cash is the method of payment for all purchases. Come enjoy some refreshments and treats for everyone. **Coming Soon Website outlining the future plans for the former Convent and Patricia’s Paintings will be advertised on this site and her paintings will be for sale at Restaurants in Ottawa in early spring of 2018. **Some proceeds will be directed towards the Chapeau Regional Gallery**

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Chapeau, Qc. Come check out over 20 local Vendor’s and Crafter’s. Lunch and baked good available for purchase. Contact: Tara Homuth 819-689-2579. All money raised at this Event will be donated to the Chapeau R.A.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea: Book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Thank you’ to Henry and Joan Sallafranque! ‘Congrats’ on being chosen ‘Family of the Year’ by the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke… and ‘Thank you’ for donating the cash prize that comes with that honor to the building/repair fund for St. Alphonsus Church. I guess acts like your donation helps to explain your winning the award in the first place!

2) I’ve been contacted by some ‘Cookie Elves’ from St. Alphonsus Parish who are putting together some Christmas baking packages for those who are housebound this season. They are looking for seniors, singles, and/or shut-ins who might like to receive one. Please call the parish office (819-689-5232 or 689-5757) if you know of anyone who would appreciate such a Christmas treat. We will forward all the names to the Elves and deliveries will be made in the first couple of weeks in December. Please help spread a bit of Christmas cheer in our parish!

3) Bible Study classes continue this Thursday at 7 pm. in St. Joseph’s sacristy. New members are always welcome. Don’t forget too that the video series ‘Catholicism’ continues on Wednesdays after the 10 am Mass in St. Alphonsus Sacristy.

4) How are you using the ‘talents’ God has given you to spread the good news of Jesus Christ? Remember that this weekend’s gospel reminds us that God expects us to make productive use of his gifts to build His kingdom here on earth. Just handing back what we received won’t be good enough if we want to be counted among the chosen who are invited into heaven.

5) Tree of Life: You are all invited to help decorate our Advent ‘Tree of Life’. Next weekend you can take home a sheet with four decorations to personalize and then be brought back to Church and put in a basket. We will put one decoration each week on the tree. Watch the bulletin next week for more details.

Parish Bulletin – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 12, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  For a favour received

By:   A Parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Judy Bechamp

By: Almira & Neil McGuire

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jerry Harrington & Lawrence Matt

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Carl Taylor

By: Joan Taylor

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Loretta Reid

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Harold & Iveagh Duff

By: Leonard & Atje Duff

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Deceased Members of the CWL

St. Alphonsus CWL

Larry Bowers

By: Jennifer & J.P. Allard

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Lise Mainville André, Meril

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 $630.00  
St. Joseph $1315.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, November 13th
Chapeau $1508.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 20th

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov. 19 ,2017. If you have any refundable bottles that you can drop off or cash in for this cause, they will be appreciated. Last year I did not write any newsletters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia             Keoghajkeogh12@gmail.com

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email lafrcodo@outlook.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue, Tuesday, Nov. 14. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

The annual memorial mass for deceased 4th and 3rd degree members of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Members, their families and families of those deceased members are welcome to attend as are members of the parishes in Pembroke.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa at the Harrington Community Center. To enter a float, contact Patrick Fleming at 819-689-1061. This event is sponsored by the Chapeau Lions Club and the Chapeau RA.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH-PAROISSE STE-ANNE PARISH C.W.L-ISLE-DU-GRAND-CALUMET, QC: Will be held on Sunday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Adult $12.00 and Children 10 and under $5.00.   Bake Sale, Artisans’ Market & Draws at the Municipal Hall 8 montée Monseigneur Martel. Everyone Welcome! Please bring a non-perishable food item to the Brunch for donation to Bouffe Pontiac.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: The Annual CWL Craft Sale and Chicken Pot Pie Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 19th from (10 A.M. – 3 P.M.) at Harrington Community Centre. Good chance to find some unique Christmas gifts. Call Joan (819-689-2523) to book your table!

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held on Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS; The next children’s catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd classes begin at 9:15. If there are any children that missed the first session, parents be advised that it is your responsibility to call the office and arrange to have your children’s book before the next session. Thank you for your cooperation.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to all the candidates who participated in last Sunday’s municipal elections. Stepping up and putting one’s name forward to serve their fellow citizens is essential to maintain the health of our democratic system of government. The number of candidates in our area proved that we well understand this truth here in the upper Pontiac. Whether someone won or lost their particular contest, they deserve our thanks and admiration for their willingness to put their name forward for our consideration for office. Bravo to one and all.

2) We’ve FINALLY got the Chapeau furnaces running again. My sincere apologies to everyone who had to shiver throughout the last two Sunday Masses. Let’s just hope that the difficulties we faced at the start of the heating season will bear truth to the old adage, ‘Bad start… Good finish’.

3) Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. The video series ‘Catholicism’ continues to be watched each Wednesday at 10:30 am in Chapeau for the next six weeks. These are both excellent opportunities to grow in our understanding of our Catholic faith – something we all need to do if we wish to be able to accomplish the task of rebuilding the practice of the faith in our area.

4) This weekend’s gospel speaks of keeping one’s lamp lit. It’s fair to say that anyone would question your wisdom if you suggested checking your fuel tank with a lit match or going scuba diving with the light app on your smartphone. There is the right light source for the right situation, and, usually, the more light, the better. In our lives, we shouldn’t content ourselves with a lit match worth of illumination when it comes to wisdom. The more light to show the way, the better. If you find your light has grown a little ‘dim’ lately, perhaps it’s time to take some quiet time in prayer to allow God to top you up with sufficient grace to shine to the best of your ability.

Parish Bulletin – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 27, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

Chapeau

  For favour received

By:   A parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM

Chapeau

  Claire & Bert Gagnon

By: Jeannette Gaudette

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Stephen & Frances Morris

By: The family

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Ann Doré

By: Mrs. Carl Taylor

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sheenboro

  Gib Lapierre

By: Rita & Mike Fox

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Deceased Relatives of Jean Poupore

By: Jean Poupore & Family

The intentions of Fr. Shalla

By: Genevieve Bresseau & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM

Chapeau

  Missa Pro Populo

 

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, André

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 $725.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, October 30th

 

St. Joseph $1405.00  
Chapeau $1796.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, November 6th

St. Alphonsus C.W.L Craft Sale & Luncheon:  Will be held on Sunday, November 19th.  Call Joan to book your table 819-689-2593.

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!

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.

Remembrance Day Service – L’Isle-aux-Allumettes : Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 11 :00am, at The Center for Families and Seniors in St-Joseph’s, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. All are Welcome! A luncheon will follow the service.

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.

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov.19, 2017. If you have any refundable bottles that you can drop of or cash in for this cause, they will be appreciated. Last year I did not write any news letters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia Keoghajkeogh12@gmail.com

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.

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email lafrcodo@outlook.com.

PALLIATIVE VOLUNTEER TRAINING COURSE: ‘Carefor Pembroke-Renfrew County’ is offering a 30 hour Palliative Volunteer Training Course starting Thursday, November 9th and continuing on November 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The group will meet at 700 Mackay Street, Pembroke. The course is offered free to individuals who join Carefor Volunteer Visiting Team. If you are taking the course for personal reasons, the cost is $60 to cover course material and lunch. To register or for more information please call Alice Grenon, at 613-732-3949 ext. 1115 and leave a message, or email volunteerprogram@carefor.ca.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Please pray for the repose of soul for Helen Fleming of Chapeau who died this past week. Helen was an active member of our parish and brought her wonderful sense of humor with her wherever she went. I ask you to keep her family in your prayers too for her passing leaves a big hole in their lives.

2) Bible Study classes resume this week on Thursday at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s.

3) Video series: Wednesday in Chapeau (Catholicism) and Friday in St. Joseph’s (Pivotal Players). Both presentations take part after the 10 am Mass. Come out and join us!

4) Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to the parishioners of St. Joseph’s. Your ‘supper donations’ and draw ticket purchases equaled the traditional profit we would realize from past suppers. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. All this said I know that I am not alone in saying that I hope we will be able to have an actual parish supper next year. Having the funds in the bank means we can pay our winter bills but nothing can satisfy like that excellent roast beef dinner!!

5) Be extra careful driving on Tuesday as there should be quite a few ghosts, goblins, and superheroes traveling from house to house in search of candies and treats once the sun goes down.

6) Speaking of the setting sun, next Sunday (Nov. 5) we switch back to Standard Time. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday. You wouldn’t want to deprive yourself of an extra hour’s sleep.

R.I.P. Helen Fleming

Obituary of Helen Fleming (nee Fitzpatrick)

fleming_helenPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Marianhill, Pembroke, Ontario in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Thomas Joseph Fitzpatrick and the late Mary Mainville. Beloved wife of the late Jack Fleming. Loving mother of Terry, Bobby (Kathy), Herbie (Sharon), Jack (Kathy), Donald (Lynn), Brian (Cricea) and Danny. Cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Sister of Betty (Stan), Zita (late Gordie), Jacqueline (late Bernie) and T.J. (Martha). Predeceased by her son Michael and by her siblings Rene, Sylvia, Marion and Carl. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment parish cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

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.

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.

 

 

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