Parish Bulletin: May 15, 2015 – Ascension Sunda

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Albertine Gagnon

By: Harold & Marilyn Morris



10:00 AM


  Geneva Dunn

By: Ewana Leahy

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  William Ryan

By: Barbara & Laurie Thompson

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Leona Audet & Doreen Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Matthew Mercier

By: Stephen Sallafranque, Dale & Isabelle

Grace Gleason

By: Claire Gleason & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Rodney Fleury

By: Viola Fleury

T.J. & Frances Turner

By: Mary Frances Turner

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, Peter
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Sheenboro Nancy Gleason Peter Gleason

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 $985.00   Anita Sawyer (Monday, May 25th )
St. Joseph $1,301.00    
Chapeau $1,485.00   Mariette Sallafranque(Monday, May 18)

ALPHONSUS CWL~JUNE DINNER will be held on Tuesday, June 9th (7 p.m.) at Harrington Community Centre. Msgr. Douglas Bridge(50th ordination anniversary celebrant) will join us as guest speaker. Several members will be receiving special pins. Dinner will be catered by our soon-to-open L’Ancienne Banque. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Contact persons Gail (819-689-2883), Joan (819-689-2523), Janie (819-689-2736) before June 5th.

BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Kevin Fabian son of Robert Fabian and Lynn Fabian and Candice Plotz daughter of Peter Plotz and Teresa Plotz Lacourse. The wedding will be celebrated at 4:00 PM on May 23, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Church.

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!

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.
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.

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:   will be selling roses after the mass next Sunday, May 24th. Thank you!

TEACHER’S REUNION LUNCHEON: at Northfork on June 26th at 11:30. Please be advised that the cost is $35 for each graduate & $30 for each companion. Payment required by the end of May. For further info call or email Lorna Venasse Roel (819-689-2129) or Bernadette Matte Hendry 819-689-5223 (class of 53).

JOSEPH’S C.W.L: We are having our Father’s Day Brunch, Sunday June 21st 12:00 in St. Joseph’s Municipal Hall. Mass will be at 11:00 o’clock. Price $10 per adult. Children under ten $5. Thank you. We hope to see you there.

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).

PROCESSION FOR THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI: All are invited to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ ( Corpus Christi)at St. Columbkille Cathedral in Pembroke on June 7, 2015. The 10:30 celebration of the Eucharist will be followed by a Procession (with hymns and adoration) through the streets of Pembroke. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or Please see poster on the church bulletin board.

FIFTH ANNUAL WOJTYLA SUMMER INSTITUE AT OLSWA: Calling all teachers! On July 23-26, 2015 Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy will be hosting its fifth annual Wojtyla Summer Institute for Teacher’s This year’s theme is Understanding the Past, Shaping the Future: The Catholic Church in Time. For more information and to register, please go to the or call 1-877-369-6520.

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.

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.

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


a) Welcome to our many cottagers who have returned to open their cottage this long weekend. You are an important part of our parish communities and your presence amongst us is always a blessing at our weekend masses.

b) Our prayers and condolences to Lucien & Madeleine Chartrand and Marie Drapeau on the death of their grandson, Simon Drapeau of Stockton Manitoba. Please keep the Chartrand and Drapeau families in your prayers during this difficult time of bereavement.

c) Have you visited our parish blog yet? We publish our weekly bulletin, obituary notices, and the occasional story that you might find interesting. You can find it at:

d) We honor Claire Gleason, the sacristan of St. Paul the Hermit parish in Sheenboro this weekend for her 40 years of service in that position. On behalf of the parishioners in Sheen we are giving her an enrollment into the Jesuit Mass Association. As well we have hired a young lad to come and prepare and plant all her flower gardens for the season. THANK YOU Claire for your continuing support and service to your church community.

e) We do not have a “right to die.” Many people now speak of such a thing, but without the proper understanding of the terminology they use. A “right” is a moral claim. We do not have a claim on death. Rather, death has a claim on us! We do not decide when our life will end, any more than we decided when it began. Much less does someone else — a relative, a doctor, or a legislator–decide when our life will end. None of us is master over life and death. What we do have a right to is proper care. It is never “care” in any sense of the word, to terminate life, even if that life is full of suffering. We have no right to terminate life. There are groups in our country pushing for the “right” to use lethal injections on the seriously ill, or to remove their food and water. We must oppose such moral nonsense with all our strength. And the time to oppose it is now, before it becomes solidified in law.

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