Parish Bulletin March 15th – 4th Sunday in Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  George Payne

By: Mary Lapierre & Family



10:00 AM


  Edmond Vaillancourt

By:   Colette Vaillancourt

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph


By: Lois & Barry Ferguson

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lawrence Chaput

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 7:00 PM


Stations of the Cross  
Saturday 5:00 PM


5th Sunday of Lent Thomas Beggan

By: Rosita Ryan,

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

5th Sunday of Lent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 PM


5th Sunday of Lent Robert Godin

By: Pauline & Family

Mike Keon

By: Mado & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Julia Dyke Peter, Nicole
Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $605.00   Laetitia Tardiff Peacock(March 16th)
St. Joseph $ 840.00    
Chapeau $1305.00   Anne Gagnon( March 22nd)


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Michael Dunn, Paul Dennie, 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.

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.

 MAY 2ND, 2015: Benefit Dance for Alexis will take place at Harrington Community Centre from 9 pm to 1am. Music by the Tim Hermittee & the Heartbreakers, Jack Jones, Matt Bryges, Denis St. Jean, Special Guests: Sharon Jones, Dale Graveline, Rick Vaillancourt, Kathy Neville, Grant Hebert , Chris Gardner and Louis Schryer. Cost is $10 Ticket will be available soon. If anyone would like to donate to this event in any way please contact Pauline Lepine @ 819-689-5370. More info will follow. Come dance the night away and support Alexis Fight.

 BENEFIT DANCE FOR SHIRLEY BISSONNETTE: Will be held on Saturday April 11th, 2015 at 8 p.m. featuring the Ghost Town Cryers at Harrington Community Centre. A late lunch will be served, there will be 50/50 draw and more prizes. All funds raised are to help the family with the expenses of Chemotherapy treatments and travel expenses. Tickets are $10 in Advance or at the door. Must be 18+. Thank you for your support!! God Bless!

 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: Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will host Aryana Tomicic, executive director of Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County, on Tuesday, March 24. It will be in the Knights of Columbus Hall starting at 7 p.m. and is open to all knights, their families, the parishes and the community.

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.

There will be a bluegrass concert at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis Avenue in Pembroke on April 19th at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will  go to Friends for Life International which directs 100 per cent of the funds to “The Poorest of the Poor” (Haiti). For tickets phone 819-689-2090; 613-584-3951; 819-689-5440. Tickets are $13 each

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

YOUNG AT HEART: On Tuesday, March 17th at noon an Irish Stew will be served free for all members.. Although we are asking the women to bring a dessert. If you are a not a member and would like to join us, it will cost you $5.00 and please call Jeannette Gaudette. 819-689-2856. The more the merrier and wear your green.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: – Résidence Meilleur Du Haut Pontiac will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at 9am at the Municipal Office, Chapeau. The public is welcome to attend!

1) Our prayers and sympathies to the family of Doreen Bérubé Dubeau of St. Joseph’s Parish. Doreen died last weekend and her funeral was celebrated this Saturday. Please remember to keep her family in your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

2) We also offer our sympathies to the family of the late Rolland Boulet who will be buried in the old Chapeau cemetery on Monday morning.

3) As we reach the midway point in Lent it’s a good time to review our successes and failures with our Lenten disciplines. It’s never too late to start again if perhaps they’ve fallen apart over the past few weeks, especially during the period of the school break.

4) Stations of the Cross continue on Friday evenings at 7 pm throughout the season of Lent. How about dedicating 30 minutes of your time and walking the way of the Passion with our Lord? It’s the least we can do given that he endured it all for the forgiveness of our sins.

5) Bible Study: Between sicknesses and time changes, our bible study classes have become somewhat sporadic over these past few weeks. For this reason, we will relaunch the class again on Thursday April 9th at 7 pm. We will continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew at that time.

6) Want to have a mass said on a particular date? Please make certain to call as soon as possible in advance to ensure that you are not disappointed to discover that the mass intention has already been assigned to someone else.

7) Don’t forget to mark May 29th on your calendars! The Church in Chapeau will be the site of a concert involving the youth of our parishes as a fundraising activity to aid the family of Alexis Lepine as she battles Treacher Collins Syndrome.

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