Parish Bulletin April 26, 2015 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  George Payne

By: Alice & Patrick Fleming



10:00 AM


  Shelby Sullivan

By: Pat & Verna Mercier

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Larry Patrick Lapierre

By: Jim & Stacey Jennings

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Laurence Chaput – Francis Giroux
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Frances Kennedy

By: Claire Gleason

Loella Meehan

By: Brian & Estelle McDonald & Family, Neil & Wilma Meehan & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jacqueline Lepine

By: Sharon Gribbon

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheen Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Peter
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Ron Price
Chapeau Donald Retty Peter Gleason

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

CATECHISM CLASS: The last Catechism Class will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 9:15 for all students (except those who are making their First Communion) at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. At this time we ask that all students return their reader to their teachers. Thank you!

Parish April 12th April 19th Collection Counter
Sheen $660.00 $650.00 Nancy Gleason (Monday April 27th)
St. Joseph $1,615.00 $1,415.00 Rita Keogh Cortolezzis (Monday May 4)
Chapeau $1,610.00 $1,760.00  

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!

Sheenboro Council – Family Senior Municipal Policy: The Municipality of Sheenboro is committed to improving the lives of seniors and families. An action plan was developed by the Family-Senior Municipal Policy Committee and has been approved by council. A public consultation will be held on April 27th 2015 at the Municipal building between the hours of 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

BENEFIT DANCE FOR BABY ALEXIS LEPINE MAY 2ND, 2015: Benefit Dance for Alexis will take place at Harrington Community Centre from 9 pm to 1am. Cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available at the following locations: Conroy’s Groceries, Dubeau’s, Dan’s Gas Bar, Chichester Grocery,DC Bar & Restaurant, Lepine’s Garage, Waltham Station, Finnigan’s, West Pontiac Connects and Esso and also from the following individuals Jordan Lepine, Noella Chaput McGuire, Mariette Sallafranque, Joanne Lepine, Chantal Lariviere, Anne Gagnon, Louis Lair , Tina Jones ,Cathy McLaughlin and Pauline Lepine. Your help & support is welcomed and greatly appreciated.. Come dance the night away, socialize with friends, enjoy some great entertainment and support Alexis Fight. Everyone Welcome!

Theology of the Body for Teens – Training for adults – Friday, May 22 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Pembroke. If you are a parent, catechist, youth leader/coordinator, principal, teacher, deacon, priest or anyone who works with teens, you are invited to attend a training session on one of the most important topics that relates to youth. You will learn how to answer questions like: ‘’Why did God give us sexual desires? What is the purpose of the TOB? What is the difference between love and lust? How far is too far? What if I’ve already ‘messed up’? How can I discover my vocation? How can teens remain pure in our oversexed culture? No cost for anyone from the diocese. Pre-registration by calling Yvette at 613-732-7933 s208 or is required before May 15.

Adult Faith Retreat: The Diocesan Faith Formation Office is sponsoring an Adult Faith Retreat on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Pembroke from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This retreat is open to all the faithful of the diocese. The theme will be ‘’Living God’s Plan for Our Lives’’ and the guest speaker will be Damon Owens from the Theology of the Body Institute. Please join us on this special day as we hear about the teachings of Saint John Paul II. To register or for more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at or call 613-732-7933 ext. 206. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 21, 2015.

USED BOOK FAIR: To support our Spring Celebration of Learning, Dr. Wilbert Keon School is holding a used book fair from May 4th to May 8th. We are looking for donations of books you no longer want, but feel someone else may enjoy. Books can be dropped off at the school. We are also looking for volunteers to help sort, organize, and sell books. Please contact Jean Gleason (819) 689-2119 if you can help out.

St. Paul the Hermit Church (Sheenboro) is looking for parishioners interested in joining the choir. Please contact Jean Gleason at (819) 689-2119.

CodyMobile is looking for part-time help. 16 to 24 hours a week. Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs. Candidates must be able to handle a fast-paced environment. Excellent customer service skills a must. Contact Corey Spence if you are interested or know someone who is.

THANK YOU: The Bissonnette Family wish to express their thanks to everyone who participated in the April 11th fundraiser in Chapeau for Shirley. We are indebted to those who prepared and served food and drink at the event, donated prizes and money, and to the Ghost Town Cryers for the gift of their music. Special thanks to Annette Dagenais, Amber Montgomery-Boire, Leah Fischer and Sylvie Gagnon for organizing and promoting the event. We wish to also thank all the local businesses for their wonderful support. All funds raised will be used to defray costs of travel, medications, and supplies as Shirley battles her cancer. We are truly blessed to live in such a supportive and wonderful community.

Student Job at the Culbute Museum in Chichester. Employment begins on the 29th of June for a period of 240 hrs. The job will require 5 days a week for 6hrs per day which will include working weekends The museum will be closed on Monday and Tuesday’s .The students going to college or entering college will take priority. All students will be considered. Students have until May 12th at 4 pm to submit their applications and your social insurance number to the Chichester Municipality located at 75 Notre Dame Street Chapeau, Quebec.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will host independent living/mobility specialist Sally Plant at the K of C Hall, Ellis Avenue on Tuesday April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Her topic will be “CNIB services-where to go when glasses don’t help”.  This session is open to all Knights, their families and the community.

SUMMER JOB: The municipality of Sheenboro is looking for a student to work for the municipality during the summer. Under the supervision of the town foreman the student will work 35 hours a week at $10.55 per hour for 9 weeks. The job involves working weekends. All interested candidates please send your resume to the following address before June 1st 2015 for an interview. (Municipality of Sheenboro 59 Sheen Rd, Sheenboro, QC, J0X 2Z0).

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW and enter The Secret Garden! Dr. Wilbert Keon School’s Drama Club proudly presents The Secret Garden Wednesday May 6 and Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. This adaptation of the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett traces the life of a young orphan girl who is brought to a stately English manor. There she meets a young boy with a feisty temper. Together they discover a secret that ultimately changes their lives forever. This play celebrates family and the power of friendship. The performances are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Director: Colleen Fleming; Co-Director: Kerissa Kidd

SPRING CELEBRATION OF LEARNING: Dr. Wilbert Keon School invites you to our third annual Spring Celebration of Learning Thursday, May 7, beginning at 4:00. Children K-11 will share special projects and new learnings including musical and dramatic performances. This year`s theme of `Literacy“ will extend to a Book Fair. Join us for a Barbeque from 5:00-6:30 with play to follow at 7:00. All community members are welcome to attend. For more information please call 819-689-2488.

CHAPEAU R.A. –STUDENT JOB:  The Chapeau R.A. is looking to hire a student for 9 weeks for various activities, day camp, cutting grass etc.  If interested please drop off resume to Pontiac Connects no later than May 15th.  Thank you.

ST. JOSEPH C.W.L:  will be having a short meeting on Thursday, April 31st at 9:15 AM in the sacristy.  Thank you.

1. March for Life: The annual Ottawa March for Life will be held on Thursday, May 14th. A bus provided by the Diocese of Pembroke and the Renfrew County Right to Life will leave Moncion Grocers East End at 6:45 a.m. Drop-off will be at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. and pick-up on Parliament Hill at 3:00 p.m. Free will offering will be collected. To reserve seats, call Shane at 613-635-1809 or Barb at 613-735-6265.

2. FUND RAISER – POT-LUCK SUPPER – ST. PAUL THE HERMIT PARISH HALL ON SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015. TIME: after the 5:00 o’clock Mass – PRICE -$5.00 IF YOU BRING A DISH – IF NOT $10.00. CHILDREN UNDER 12 – $5.00. – 50/50 Draw –  TO RAISE FUNDS FOR REPAIRS TO SHEEN PARISH HALL -tickets are $2.00 each or 3/ for $5.00. Draw will take place after the potluck dinner on May 16th.

3. Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. All you need to participate is a bible and a desire to learn what’s in it!

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