Parish Bulletin: March 8, 2015 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday  10:00 AMChapeau   Jeanne RangerBy: Beverly & Richard Rabishaw
Wednesday  10:00 AMChapeau   Margaret DuquetteBy: Wilfred Lariviere
Thursday 10:00 AMSt. Joseph   Michael SullivanBy: Gail & Greg & their families
Friday 10:00 AMSt. Joseph   Edwin DoyleBy: Maureen & Helen Morris
Friday 7:00 PMChapeau Stations of the Cross  
Saturday 5:00 PMSheenboro 4th Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AMSt. Joseph 4th Sunday of Lent Stephen & Frances MorrisBy: The Family
Sunday 10:30 PMChapeau 4th Sunday of Lent Tom CarrollBy: Mary CarrollAndrew Keon

By: Mado & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Kaleigh Gleason Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
Chapeau Tom Carroll Gail, Joan


Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $525.00   Laetitia Tardiff Peacock (March16)
St. Joseph $ 1240.00   Margaret Tallon (Monday, March 9)
Chapeau $2175.00    

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Michael Dunn, Paul Dennie, Peter Breekyk, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger ,Doreen Dubeau, & John Lapierre.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS:Your tax receipts are available. If you cannot find yours or if it is somehow in error, please call Pauline at the parish office so that we can make any necessary corrections and issue a new receipt. Thank you.

ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Membership Fees $20.00: Anyone intending to pay their fees and hasn’t already done so, we would appreciate receiving them A.S.A.P. Thank you to those who have already sent theirs in.

THANK YOU/MERCI: We would like to say thank you to friends & family who came and offered their condolences during this very difficult time on the loss of our mother. For their kind words, hugs and thoughts. Thank you for the beautiful cards, prayers, phone calls and the food sent to the house. For the masses, donations, flowers, and for the ladies that sent squares for the beautiful lunch that the CWL put on. Thank you to Fr. Moyle, to the choir and to Hayes Funeral Homes. On behalf of the Mainville family we offer our most sincere gratitude & love.

Merci pour les mots reҫu, les mains tendues, les gestes d’amitié, pour toutes ces attentions lors du décès de notre Mére. Nous vous remercions du fond du coeur.   La famille Mainville


a) MARCH 29th 2015: Music Festival Wrap-up presented by Maureen Belland’s Students they will be performing many musical selections in association with the Kiwanis Musical Festival: Sacred, Folk, Musical Theatre, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Art & Leader & Opera & More……this event will take place at St. Alphonsus Church starting at 3:30 pm. Come on and take part in such a wonderful experience. Cost is $10 Adult, which includes a Spaghetti Supper at Harrington Community Centre immediately following the performances. Children under 12 are free for the concert. (If you would like to come out for the supper only you can pay at the door $7 Adult & $4 Children& Children under 5 is free, Family rate $25). All proceeds will go to Alexis Lepine daughter of Josh Lepine & Tara Homuth who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome.   Tickets are available at Conroy’s Grocery, Mariette Sallafranque, Pauline Lepine, Joanne Godin Lepine & from Maureen Students.

b) MAY 2ND, 2015: Benefit Dance for Alexis will take place at Harrington Community Centre from 9 pm to 2 am. Music by the Heartbreakers. If anyone would like to donate to this event in any way please contact Pauline Lepine @ 819-689-5370. More info will follow. Let’s reach out & help the family reach a goal and help bring Alexis home.

PATRICK’S DANCE IN SHEENBORO:, on Saturday March 14,2015 from 8:30-1:00am.Music by Seamus Costello-Danny Byrne-Louis Schryer . A late lunch will be served,$10.00per person. To purchase tickets contact BETTY819-689-5023or Doris 819-689-2132

 Sheenboro Irish Heritage Festival, July 24-26, 2015: There will be a festival this summer and we promise a fun-filled weekend with good local music and dance, a tearoom and local arts and crafts. The festival kicks off on Friday night with local fiddlers and musicians playing at the Hotel Pontiac. On Saturday, the festival runs in Sheenboro all day under a big tent and into the evening with the Ryan Bros. playing from 8 pm till midnight. On Sunday, the festival will end with a mass followed by a cold breakfast in the hall.

Our committee is comprised of Lorna Agnesi, Dick Edwards, Glenn Magill, Joann McCann, Sandra McGregor, Betty Morris, Doris Ranger and Cindy Wheeler. We will have a draw as a fundraiser and first prize is a beautiful Double Irish Chain Quilt made by Betty Morris. Second prizes are two handcrafted items with Celtic themes by Gerald Wheeler and third prize is a bottle of Irish whiskey. Tickets are now available from the committee members.
In addition to our committee, we have already had parish members help us out with various tasks but we do need full parish support to run the events of the weekend. We need your help as the past festival did contribute to the parish purchasing two new stoves for the hall and we made a significant contribution to the parish funds.   If everyone donates an hour to our festival, we will lighten the load on our small group of energetic volunteers.  To volunteer, please contact Lorna Agnesi, Volunteer Coordinator at 819-689-2317 or  Keep watching our Sheenboro Heritage Festival Facebook page for updates on performers and you can see the draw prizes there too.

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. Here is a list of sponsors: Brennan’s Recreational Farms, Mark Jennings the Investors group, Dubeau Grocery, Lepine’s Garage, DC Restaurant Groceries & Bar, Chapeau CWL, Art Fleming & Sons Ltd, Tony Donnelly, Chapeau & District Lion’s Club, Winston & Charlotte Sunstrum and Caisse Populaire Chapeau, Hayes Funeral Home, Frank Michaud Construction, Upper Pontiac Soccer Club

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, March 10 in the K of C Hall, Ellis Avenue Pembroke. It starts at 7:30 p.m

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual Knights of Columbus Irish play will be performed at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue in Pembroke on Sunday, March 8 and 15th at 1:30 p.m. and March 16 and 17th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Mulvihill Drug Stores, L.A Lottery outlet at Giant Tiger, CNIB Lottery outlet at WalMart, Sears and O’Gradys in Eganville.

DOMINICAN DONATIONS: As most of you know I have been raising money for my volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic for Community Development. Now I am in need of certain items I wish to take with me on this wonderful adventure. These items include but are not limited to: baseballs, jump ropes, crayons/coloured pencils, play dough, children’s books, vitamins, tooth brushes, first aid kits, or anything small that you believe will be a good contribution. However if you wish to only make a donation please visit and select fundraising payments as payment type, or by mail to me at 483 river road Chapeau, QC J0X1M0. Thank you for your generosity as it is great appreciated! Olivia Jennings

1) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Lorrain Bechamp of Bowmanville who died on Monday. He was the brother of Anchie Bechamp & Lillian Smiley of our parish.2) Did you know that there is a new Catholic journal that’s being published in our diocese? It’s called ‘The Catholic Review of Books’ and is published quarterly and is edited by Colin Kerr of Barry’s Bay. The latest edition was published this week. If you are interested in subscribing or for more information you can email: or check out their website at We continue to pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday evening during Lent at 7 pm in St. Alphonsus Church. What better way could there be to pray during Lent than to spend 30 minutes walking alongside Christ through his passion so as to fully enjoy the joy of his Easter resurrection?

4) Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory.

5) Want to know how money is handled by the parish? There will be a workshop offered by the Diocese in various corners to explain the financial protocols that are to be implemented in every parish. The closest ones to us are:  May 7 (Cathedral – English) and May 21 (Fort-Coulonge – French). All meetings begin at 7 pm.

Faithful Fishing:  A fishing retreat for Catholic men  –  May 15-18, 2015

Dumoine Lake Cottages, QC.

The cost for the excursion package is as follows:

Basic: $650
Basic w/Provincial Park Licence: $700

(Included: cabin, boat package, American Plan meal package, daily mass.)
(Not included: transportation to Dumoine Lake Parking Depot.)

Dates: Friday May 15 – 18, 2015

For more information, contact Fr. Tim at:

Phone:  819-689-5232   Email:



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