Parish Bulletin: May 10, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday  10:00 AMChapeau   Gerald TallonBy: Frances, Florence & Grant Giroux
Wednesday  10:00 AMChapeau   Mary NadeauBy: Vanna, Luxton Armstrong
Thursday 10:00 AMSt. Joseph   Doreen DubeauBy: Maureen & Helen Morris
Friday 10:00 AMSt. Joseph   Special Intention for Andre Blais & Alan DickBy: Gerard & Gilles Audet
Saturday 5:00 PMSheenboro   Leo DowneyBy: Teresa Downey & Family

William Ryan

By: Rose & Remi Walker

Sunday 9:00 AMSt. Joseph   Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AMChapeau   Cora Chaput & Annette GagnonBy: Robert & Lucy Chaput

Rene Gaudette

By: Jeannette & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Julia Dyke Nicole, Gail
St. Joseph Carol Price Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
Sheen boro Francis Downey Mary Edwards

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

Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $790.00   Laetitia Tardiff Peacock (Monday, May 11)
St. Joseph $1,345.00    
Chapeau $1,685.00   Mariette Sallafranque(Monday, May 18)

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and compassion following the passing of our dearly loved Mother Grandmother and Great-grandmother Doreen Dubeau (née Bérubé). Heartfelt thanks for the Mass Offerings, cards of condolence, flowers, food, charitable donations and prayers. Thank you to Fr. Tim Moyle, Chapeau & St. Joseph’s choirs, Catholic Women’s League Honorary Guard Pallbearers, Readers, Altar Servers & St. Joseph CWL for the beautiful luncheon. Mom was very proud to call St. Joseph ‘s her Parish and was blessed to have had the best of neighbours and friends. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Love, The Dubeau Family

Sheenboro Irish Heritage Festival, July 24-26, 2015, Advance Tickets Available
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, square dancing and musicians playing at the Hotel Pontiac. On Saturday, the festival runs in Sheenboro all day under a big tent with Dominic D’Arcy kicking off the event, Louis Schryer, Gail Gavan, the Ramblin Valley Band, Erin and Siobheann Leahy and many other talented musicians and dancers. There will be a Jam session from 6:00 to 7:30 pm under the tent and all musicians and dancers are welcome. The entertainment continues 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 lunch in the hall.
Our committee is comprised of Lorna Agnesi, Dick Edwards, Glenn Magill, Joann McCann, Betty Morris, Doris Ranger, Cindy Wheeler and Rick Bradshaw. 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 the third prize is a bottle of Irish whiskey. Raffle 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 Face book page for updates on performers and you can see the draw prizes there too.

For full day and evening admission, advance Tickets are $20 for adults and free to those under the age of 15 years old. At the gate, they are $25 so please contact any of the committee members to purchase advance tickets.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH SUPPER-BRAESIDE; Barbecued Chicken Supper on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rainbow Draw ~50/50 Adults – $15.00, Children 12 and under – $5.00. Everyone Welcome!

THE OFFICIAL KICK-OFF for the Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac, a seniors’ apartment complex will be held: Saturday, June 6, 2015 8 pm to midnight. Upper Pontiac Sports Complex (Chapeau arena) Eli & the Scramblers with many special guest. Cost $20 per ticket, Light lunch served. Tickets available at businesses throughout the are or call Kathy at 819-689-2005.


WEST PONTIAC CONNECTS:  has received funding for a summer student. Interested students can leave their resumes at West Pontiac Connects (computing center).

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.

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.

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).

As part of their revitalization process, the municipalities of Chichester and L’Isle-aux-Allumettes will be having a Real Estate and Home Reno Show on Saturday May 16th 2015, from 10am to 3pm, at the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex, 64 ch. Pembroke, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. This event will showcase local property for sale as well as local renovation and construction businesses, and so much more. For more information, visit our website at or our Facebook page. You may also contact Nathalie Demers at 819-689-2266 or by email at

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Tuesday, May 12th in the K of C hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke starting at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

1) A big THANK YOU to our Catechists who taught this year’s Faith Formation program to our elementary students. Without your aid, I don’t know how we’d be able to teach the faith to the children of our parishes!

2) Here are a few words for us all to contemplate as we celebrate Mother’s Day weekend. They are taken from ‘Letters to a Young Catholic’ by George Weigel. “The creation of man wasn’t finished until the creation of Eve, for only when there is Eve does Adam discover that the loneliness of the human condition can be overcome in that mysterious process by which we give ourselves to another – and find that we’ve been enriched by doing so.”  So if you are lucky enough to still have a mother in your life, remember that it’s a mortal sin if her hands touch dishwater on her day!!

happy mothers day

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