Parish Bulletin – Sunday August 2, 2015 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday 2:00 PM


  Funeral Mass of Edgar McGuire


10:00 AM


  No Mass


10:00 AM


  Ewana Leahy

By: (Sister) Teresa McDonald & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass
Friday 10:00 AM St. Joseph   No Mass
Sunday 5:00 PM


  Bill Ryan

By: Lorna & Vince Agnesi

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Andrew, Mike & Franҫoise Keon

By: Mado & Family

Gert Coghlan

By: Mary Carroll & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Monique Fleury Janie, Meril
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Paul Morris
Sheen Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Raphael Glofcheski, Alexis Lepine, Freija Lorraine Thomas, Alvin Lepine, Paul Dennie, Frances Giroux (St. Joseph), Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.

Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $1,090.00    
St. Joseph $1,315.00    
Chapeau $1,580.00   Donna Gagnon (August 3)

BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Derek Fleming son of Herbie Fleming and Sharon Durocher and Karolann Gauthier-Roussel daughter of Sylvian Roussel and Marie-José Gauthier. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on August 22, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Church.

SHEENBORO IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The organizing committee extends its gratitude to the festival’s attendees, sponsors and donors, musicians and dancers, and to our many volunteers who made this event into a successful weekend.  We also appreciate the fine cooking and baking as some tasty homemade jams were enjoyed in the tea room along with the delicious scones.  Also, thanks for the baking for the lunch following the Celtic mass.  We all enjoyed Fr. Tim’s beautiful rendition of “Danny Boy” before the mass and the choir’s songs that celebrated the community’s Irish spiritual heritage.    Many thanks to all who contributed to this event!

SHEENBORO: Could the user of envelope #470 please put your name down on it so I can enter you into our system. Thank you!

WEST PONTIAC CONNECTS: will be offering a basic life support course (CPR, AED, First Aid, etc) and also offering the boaters course. For more information about prices, Please call Emilia at 819-689-2878.   Thank you. We will also be offering the hunting course and the youth fishing in 2016.

141 ST ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE-SHRINES OF SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRÉ & CAP-DE-LA-MADELAINE: from the (Arch) dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston will be held on August 8-9. Weekend celebrant is Bishop Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of Alexandria/Cornwall. Information and reservations: Frances Dagenais at 613-732-2235. Space is limited, so reserve now.

FORT COULONGE: will be celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the presence of the Religious Sisters of the congregation and the 50th Anniversary of priesthood ordination of Msgr. Douglas Bridge. The celebration on Sunday, September 20th, 2015. I t will begin with mass at 10:30 a.m. presided by our bishop, his excellency Michael Mulhall. The feast will continue with a meal at the Parish Hall. You are cordially invited to join us. R.S.V.P. would be appreciated. You can contact us by phone, fax, email or mail. (819)683-2856, Fax 855-646-2367,

Parish Picnic: On Sunday, August 9, 2015, Saint Thomas-d’Aquin Parish in Astorville will be hosting its Annual Picnic to be held at the East Ferris Community Centre. The famous Canadian meal will consist of sea pie, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit pies, etc. Supper starts at 3:30 p.m. with take-out at 4:30 p.m. Games for young and old start at 1:30 p.m. with the draw to be held at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Parish Office Hours in the Summer: Our Parish Secretary (Pauline) is taking her annual summer holidays by scheduling a day or two off each week for the remainder of the summer. If you call and have to leave a voicemail message on one of these days, please be patient and either she or Fr. Tim will get back to you within a few days.

WEST PONTIAC CONNECTS: the centre will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 (noon).

ALPHONSUS RAFFLE TICKETS: Tickets for the Chapeau parish draw are available to be picked up at the entrances to the Church. We ask each family to try to sell a minimum of 10 books as this is an important component of our profit generated by the parish supper. There is a sign-up sheet to put your name down and the amount of books you take. Your help is appreciated with this Fundraiser. There are 5 books of tickets in each elastic.

ROY’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, July 31, 2015 in support of the Chichester/Sheenboro Fire Department. The Tournament will be held at the Island Brae & Pontefract Golf course. Cost is $50.00 for golf and supper, $35.00 for golf only, and $25.00 for supper only. Golf cart rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae [ 613-732-9022]to reserve or Pontefract at 819-6836-3308. A Steak supper will be provided beginning at 6pm at the St. Paul the Hermit Hall. All are welcome! To register,contact George Picard at (George’s Bar) 819-689-2715.

PARISH SUPPER-WHITNEY: on Sunday, August 2, 2015, Country Style Home Cooking. Supper begins at 1:00 p.m. Adults: $12.00, Children 5-12 $5.00—under 5 Free. Take-out Meals are available. Mass is at 9:00 a.m. Games for the whole Family begin at 1:00 p.m. Afternoon & Evening Bingo, Crown & Anchor, Fish Pond, Ring Toss, Religious articles and Raffle Tickets. Flea Market opens at 11:00 a.m. Whitney is located 3 miles east of the East Gate to Algonquin Park.

SHEENBORO: The Sheen dock committee is hosting another Ribfest at Fort William on Saturday, August 8 beginning at 5pm. This will be the end of Fort William ribs for the season. Tickets are $25 and the proceeds are split between the fort and the dock committee. We promise good food and entertainment, a classy beach and a reunion for friends and family. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are  available from the fort kitchen, the Chichester store or from Jerry 8196895300.  We would love to see you there.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Welcome to Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick who is replacing me for two weekends so that I can have my summer vacation. I’ll still be in the area and covering all the funerals and weddings but am looking forward to the peace and quiet of my cottage.

2) Hey Chapeau parishioners! Have you picked up your books of tickets to sell on the parish draw yet? Please remember that this is a very important component of our parish supper proceeds and the funds are very much needed.

3) While I’m on the topic of money, I’d like to request that people consider upping their weekly offerings a little bit. Our costs for everything (except salaries) is going up and we are BARELY holding our own when it comes to paying the bills. All three parishes are approaching the point where our expenses outstrip our revenues. PLEASE consider putting a little more in your Sunday offering envelope before we get into financial trouble. A small increase on everyone’s part can make a big difference in our bottom line. Thank you.

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