Parish Bulletin: November 30, 2014 – 1st Sunday in Advent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Albertina Gagnon

By: Westley & Deanna Ranger

Wednesday 10:00 AM


Ferial Norma & Mike Sullivan

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Thursday 7:00 P.M

St. Joseph

Ferial No Mass
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

Ferial Special intentions for Leona Audet & Doreen Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


2nd Sunday of Advent Norma Sullivan

By: Marilyn Robillard

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

2nd Sunday of Advent


Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


2nd Sunday of Advent


Darrell Belland

By: Mom, Dad, Poncho, Naomi, & Nathan

Rose & Cyprien Chartrand

By: Jeannette et Famille

Parish Lectors Communion Collection Counter For Monday December


Sheen Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Ron Price Margaret Tallon ( Dec. 15th)
Chapeau Marlene Adam André, Meril  


Parish Offertory

Sunday November 16th

Sheen $680.00
St. Joseph $1,295.00
Chapeau $1,488.00

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.

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!

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Will be held on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at Harrington Community Centre beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.00. There will be a 50/50draw, a silent auction, beautiful door prizes. Santa is also coming for the children. All money from this fundraiser is for the Chapeau R.A. who are trying to raise money for the children’s outdoor recreation equipment at our ball park in Chapeau! Get in the Christmas Spirit, come and enjoy!

CHOSEN: Once we enter in the New Year, Our Lady of Lourdes in Pembroke will begin a youth ministry program called “Chosen.” Youth from other parishes are most welcome. Who? Youth from Grades 9-12, What ? Dynamic Faith formation. When? on Sundays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where? at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall Why? This is an awesome program and our faith is worth it! Questions? Contact Fr. Michael 613-735-6392.

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 28 (Lepine’s Garage), December 5 (DC Groceries).

3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AND ART SALE: Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 4 pm. Five local artists will be displaying their work including potters, jewelry, watercolour and acrylic paintings, fabric art, stained glass and fused glass. Refreshments served and live entertainment. All are welcome! Taking place at the home of Pam Cunningham, 49 Lapierre Lane, Chapeau. Telephone for more information 613-585-6450.

BAZAAR-FOR CHRISTMAS -OTTER LAKE: on Saturday, December 13, 2014, beginning at 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. There will be vendors, Food, Bake Sale and Draws at the St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall.

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.

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host its annual Christmas dinner for members at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue on Dec. 9. Happy hour is at  6p.m and dinner at 7p.m. Tickets are $15 each and are available by contacting Grand Knight Maurice Levesque or at Town and Country Men’s Wear. A gift of $10 is also required and a donation to the St. Joseph’s Food Bank would be appreciated.

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.

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- this 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!

YOUNG AT HEART CHRISTMAS DINNER: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Happy Hour and 1 pm Dinner (Roast Beef). Entertainment and prizes to follow. Obtain tickets from any director ($10 member, $15 for non-members).

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass. We are looking for angels, shepherds and Kings aged 4 and up to participate. We are also looking for the older boys and girls to join our Children’s choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas Carols. If you are interested in wither the pageant or the choir, please see Hélène Chartrand, Chantal Lair and Louis Schryer after mass to sign up or call 819-689-2320.

1) Congratulations to the students who were confirmed this week by Bishop Mulhall. Many thanks to the St. Joseph’s CWL for the cake and reception that followed, to the choir members from each of the churches who helped with the music, and the servers who participated in the celebration. Your generous assistance made for a memorable and wonderful mass.

2) Please remember to pray for the repose of the soul for Mrs. Albertina (Turner) Gagnon who died this past week. Mrs. Gagnon was the mother of Deanna Ranger (Wesley), David (Barbara), Debbie (Tim), Bernadine and John (Sandy). Our sympathies to them in their time of loss.

3) We kick-off our 40 hours for the Kingdom campaign with the first of our monthly Holy Hours this Friday (Dec 5) at 10 am in St. Joseph’s Church. The hour starts with mass at 10 am followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until benediction at 11:15 am. Confessions will also be heard from10:20 am to 11:10 am. There are many very sick folks in our parishes these days. Why not come and pray for them during this hour of prayer?

4) Looking forward to joining the Young at Heart Seniors for the Annual Christmas Banquet on Wednesday Dec. 10th. This is ALWAYS a great meal where good spirits abound. Don’t forget to buy your ticket from anyone on the board of directors. It’s the best meal for the money you’ll spend all season!

5) 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.

6) Things are happening on the main street of Chapeau these days! Congratulations to Derek Bertrand on the commencement of his new enterprise (brewery and pub-style restaurant) and to Pauline Godin (parish secretary) on her new home which will be delivered in a week!

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