Parish Bulletin for Palm Sunday March 29, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:30 AM


Chrism Mass at the Cathedral


10:00 AM


  Michel Demers

By: Louis Chartrand & Christine Hillier

Thursday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

Holy Thursday Andrew Gribbon

By: Paul & Shirley Morin

Friday 11:00 AM

St. Joseph

Good Friday
Friday 11:00 AM


Good Friday  
Friday 3:00 PM


Good Friday
Saturday 8:00 PM


Easter Vigil Lois Conroy

By: The Smith Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Easter Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


Easter Sunday Edmond & Deceased Family Members

By: Therese Vaillancourt

Arthur Boudreau

By: Andrea & Bob Brunette

Sunday 10:30 AM


Easter Sunday Norma Sullivan

By: Gail & Greg Sullivan & their families

Frances Kennedy

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Karen Shea (Good Friday) Doris Ranger
Sheen Francis Downey (Easter Sunday) Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sam McGuire (Good Friday) Paul Morris
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan (Easter Sunday) Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Helen Nephin, Nicole Bertrand(Good Friday) Helen, Nicole, Meril
Chapeau Andre C, Peter (Holy Saturday) Andre, Meril
Chapeau Monique Fleury Andre C, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Michael Dunn, Paul Dennie, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph) Chris Gardner, Teresa Gaston, Shirley Bissonnette, Norma Ranger & 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.

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

FIRST COMMUNION & FIRST CONFESSION: First Communion will take place on the Sunday, May 3rd in your own parishes. First Confessions will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM in the sacristy of St. Alphonsus Church. Children receiving their sacrament are asked to return their reader, on May 3rd. Thank you!

THANK YOU: Many thanks go out for the help we received in so many ways, the prayers, masses offered, the cards, the delicious food brought to us at home and the great lunch served in Chapeau for us. God Bless you for your kindness.     Chaput Family

BOWLING BANQUET: Tickets are now on sale for the Bowling Banquet which will be held on Friday, April 17th at Harrington Community Centre. Please call Lorraine 819-689-5062.

TO THE MEMBERS OF CAISSE POPULAIRE DESJARDINS CHAPEAU: You are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre.

AUX MEMBRES DE LA CAISSE POPULAIRE DESJARDINS: Vous êtes , par la présente, convoqués à l’assemblée Annuelle qui aura lieu , mardi, 7 avril, 2015. 19h00 endroit Centre Communautaire Harrington.

Reduced Service Hours at West Pontiac Connects — WPC will be closed on Tuesdays & Fridays effective immediately.  Open Monday, Wednesday &Thursday, 8:30am – 4pm.

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 29th 2015: Music Festival Wrap-up presented by Maureen Belland’s Student 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 Brydges, 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.

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.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next Catechism Class will be held on Sunday, April 12th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST:   Will take place this Sunday, March 29th at Harrington Community Centre from 8 am to 12 pm.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX: are having their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 8th at Harrington Community Centre at 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome to attend!

Parish Sunday March 22 Sunday March 15 Collection Counter
Sheen $725.00 $670.00 Janet Retty (March 30th)
St. Joseph $1020.00 $984.00  
Chapeau $1595.00 $1500.00 Donna Gagnon(Monday, April 6th)
1) This week is the holiest week of the year for Catholics. Please make your best effort to attend as many of the week’s services as possible.

2) Taken from the March 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine about a survey of Holland’s physicians regarding their practice of Euthanasia.

A significant and continuous problem is the number of hastened deaths without explicit request from the patient in Belgium. In 2007, 1.8% of all deaths were hastened deaths without explicit request while, in 2013, 1.7% of all deaths were hastened deaths without explicit request. Since there are 58000 deaths each year in Belgium, therefore approximately 1000 deaths are hastened each year without request.

So in a country with approximately half as many people as Canada, 1000 people per year are euthanised without asking to be killed. That would translate to about 2200 people per year in Canada or approximately 6 people per day dying at the hands of the state. Still think that those of who are loudly ringing out warning that following the Netherlands example is a threat to us all are exaggerating?

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