Parish Bulletin for November 23rd, 2014

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


St. Catherine of Alexandria Bill Keon

By: Lois & Barry

Wednesday 10:00 AM


Ferial Norma & Mike Sullivan

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Thursday 7:00 P.M

St. Joseph

Ferial Confirmation with +Bishop Michael Mullhall
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

Ferial Special intention for Mr. & Mrs. Bellerose & Wanda Dubeau

By: Gilles & Gerard Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


1st Sunday of Advent Hank McCann

By: Sandra & Larry McGregor

For the Healing Mass of John Lapierre

By: Family & Friends

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

1st Sunday of Advent


Annette Demers

By: Pauline, Hank & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


1st Sunday of Advent


Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion Collection Counter-Monday December 1st
Sheen Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Ron Price Sharon Fitzpatrick
Chapeau Marlene Adam André, Meril  


Parish Offertory

Sunday November 16th

Sheen $675.00
St. Joseph $1,380.00
Chapeau $1,850.00

LADIES COFFEE CLUB: is going to hibernate until the weather & roads are good again. See you all in April! Hélène & Bernie

 UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX: is open for public skating Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30 to 7:50.  The cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children and free when we have a sponsor.

Thanks to the following sponsors there will be free skating November 14 (Mark Jennings, Investors Group), November 21 (Dubeau’s Grocery), November 28 (Lepine’s Garage), December 5 (DC Groceries).

Sheenboro Hall News: Please note that due to higher energy and cleaning costs, the rental rates will be increased effective immediately to $450 for a social event and $175 for a funeral luncheon. There will be an energy surcharge added for any event between 15 November – 15 March. Call Doris, Betty, or the Parish Office for more details.

We will soon be closing the cemeteries for ashes burials for the winter season. Now is also the time that all articles on the ground should be removed before the snow arrives. Solar lights, flowers, or decorative ornamentation should be removed lest they be damaged during the winter. We count on everyone’s cooperation so that we can keep our costs (and therefore the price to you!) down as low as possible


YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: From November 5th until the New Year we will play cards in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. in order to accommodate most of our members. Also reserve December 10th for our Christmas Party at noon.


ZUMBA AT DWKS:  Monday November 24-December 15 from 6:30-7:30. 4 weeks for $24 or $7 drop-in. Minimum 15 people required. Register in person on Monday November 10 or November 17.

 YOGA at St. Joseph’s Centre for Families and Seniors; Thursday November 13-December 18 from 12:30-1:30. 6 sessions for $65 or $14 drop-in. Register at the first session on November 13.


FRIENDS OF PERU:  This is to advise you that the winner of the 50-50 draw worth ($500) was Grace Mick of Mickburg, Ontario. The ticket was sold by Mrs Laurie Dooley. Thank you all for helping.


CATHOLIC TOUR is a 34 year old Catholic Travel Apostolate has been able to secure only 50 air seats, hotel beds, and Exposition Tickets for the upcoming Showing o the Original Shroud of Turin, the Air from your home city will be available. The pilgrimage pricing will be under $3, 599.00 dollars which includes your transatlantic airfare, hotel, most meals, tour escort, deluxe motor coach, and all air line with the next Exposition not available until the year 2025. Please contact Pam Adair in our office if you would like to receive our day by day itinerary and necessary registration forms. Please call or visit The Catholic Tour toll free at 1-877-627-4268 or simply e-mail pamadair@the for further information. The Catholic Tour looks forward to serving you in this recently announced possibly once in a life event of our Catholic Church.


So there’s a wonderful fish and chips shop down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, not far from where I live. Monks run it, and being a good Catholic, I figure I ought to support such a worthy endeavour. The reputation is that the place serves the best fish and chips in the world, so I go there and buy a meal. And by gosh, they are the best fish and chips in the world! So good, in fact, that I have to go back to the kitchen and thank the chefs. And there they are, labouring in monks robes over a hot stove. “Excuse me sir,” I say, “are you the fish friar?”
“No, son. I’m the chip monk.”

1) We welcome Bishop Mulhall to St. Joseph’s this Thursday at 7 pm. as he comes to celebrate confirmation for the students who completed their preparations last year. We ask as many parishioners from all three churches to make the effort to attend this service, both to support those being confirmed as well as to demonstrate to His Excellency the vitality of our communities. There will be a small reception following the confirmation mass in the church sacristy to allow for photos and a chance to for you to meet the bishop.

2) Our Bible Study Class for this week will be held at 1 pm. in the St. Joseph’s rectory instead of at its usual evening hour so as to accommodate the Confirmation mass. New members are always welcome.

3) The new Sunday Missals are on sale at the back of each church. The cost is $4.00 each.

4) The 2015 collection envelopes will be distributed in the churches during the first half of December. Please remember that using these envelopes is required if you want a tax receipt for your donations.

5) Please schedule Friday December 5th for our regular Holy Hour to be held in St. Joseph’s church. It will begin with mass at 10 am, followed by exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and then end with Benediction at 11:15 pm. I will be in the confessional from the end of mass through to Benediction.

6) Next weekend marks the beginning of the new Church year and is the start of our ’40 Hours for the Kingdom campaign’. Please be generous in committing your family to participating fully with at least 40 hours of extra acts of prayer and service to the community throughout the coming year.

7) Here is the Christmas mass schedule for this year:  (Christmas Eve) 5 pm: Sheenboro, 7 pm: Chapeau, 9 pm: St. Joseph’s.  (Christmas Day) 10 am in Chapeau.

ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to everyone who supported the Craft Sale and Luncheon last weekend. You all helped make it another very successful one! Dice winners were Rosa Mainville (high-tote of groceries) and Claudia Gagnon (low-souvenir plates).

C.W.L Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday evening (7 p.m.) December 2nd at Harrington Community Centre. Donations from the “Money Tree”(instead of gift exchange) will go to Shawville Hospital (Dialysis or where they see best!) Please join us—a small plate of snacks provides a sweet treat!

BURIAL: For Kevin Bowers son of Carl Bowers and the late Elva Bowers will take place on Tuesday, November 25th at 2 pm at St. Alphonsus New Cemetery.

NEXT CATECHISM CLASS: will be held December 7th at 9:15 AM at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. If there are any children without their books yet, parents please make arrangements to pick one up at the Parish Office. Cost is $10. Thank you!

CHAPEAU R.A. UPCOMING EVENTS: Christmas Parade & Visit of Santa- Sunday, November 30th, 2014. Beginning at Harrington Hall in Chapeau at 1 p.m. Included: entertainment, refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus. Sponsored by Chapeau & District Lions Club. Hosted by the Chapeau & Chichester Recreation Associations. For information call Karolann Gauthier 689-5130. For float arrangements call Patrick Fleming 689-1061. After the parade we invite everyone to come into the Harrington Hall for refreshments! Santa will be coming for a visit so make sure to bring your children to meet him! We will also be selling 50/50 tickets! Hope to see you all on November 30th!

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Amelia Swann, Peter Breekyk, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger ,Doreen Dubeau, Jacqueline Lepine, John Lapierre and Judy Sullivan.


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