Parish Bulletin – Sunday August 9, 2015 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  No Mass


10:00 AM


  No Mass
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

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


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau

By: Rosemary Ryan

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Jacqueline Lepine

By: Pauline & Family

Elzéar et Alexina St. Jean

By: Royal & Jacqueline Mainville

Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Bernie Hendry Bernie, Gail
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Ron Price
Sheen Patty Hansen Peter Gleason

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 $860.00    
St. Joseph $1,525.00    
Chapeau $1435.00   Anne Gagnon (August 17th )

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.

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 voice mail message on one of these days, please be patient and either she or Fr. Tim will get back to you within a few days.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Thank you to Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick who has replaced 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) Our sympathy and condolences to Mary Bert Lapierre on the sudden death of her son Wayne Lapierre in Manitoba. We also ask you to pray for the consolation of his surviving siblings as well as his immediate family out west. Details of his funeral services will be posted here once they become available.

4) We pass along our sympathies to the members of the Sullivan family upon the death of their brother Allan Sullivan in Marianhill Nursing Home in Pembroke. Please remember to pray for the consolation of his children, brothers, and sisters-in-law. At Allan’s request, there will not be any funeral services with interment in the Pembroke cemetery alongside his wife who passed away a few months ago.

ST. 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.

THANK YOU: The Chichester/Sheen Fire Department had a great day on Friday for their tournament which took place at Island Brae and Pontefract. There were 122 signed up for golfing, and a steak supper was served to 150 in the Sheen Hall. On behalf of the two municipalities we would like to thank everyone for supporting this worthy cause. We would also like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, and those who just dropped by and make donations. Great community spirit. Hope to see everyone next year.

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).

THANK YOU: Thank you to the entire community for your prayers and support over the past ten months and to all of you that were able to attended John’s funeral. What a wonderful tribute to John and our family.   We were overwhelmed and very comforted by presence. To Father Tim for his touching homily and Greg Hayes for his soothing guidance. Thank you to Claudette and the Tapps for the beautiful music. To the Allumette Island Fire Department and Cheryl Smith. Thank you to our many friends and family who came to the house with arm loads of food, flowers and comfort. Thank you for all of the donations to the Pontiac Community Hospital, Masses and tributes. We feel so blessed to live among such remarkably kind & caring people. Each and every one of you have helped to ease our sorrow and loss. God bless all of you.

Susanne & family.

CHAPEAU RECTORY ARTIST: Will be having a bake sale this Sunday and all following Sunday’s in August. Thank you for your support! Any donations are greatly appreciated. See you after Mass.

ANGEL ED: August lessons in Guitar, Ukulele and voice for both Adult and Youth. Call Donna to register at 819-689-5344(Leave message).

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.

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 SUPPER-St. John The Evangelist-Campbell’s Bay: On Sunday, September 13th, 2015 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the Parish Centre. Turkey, Ham and trimmings~Homemade pies. Adults: $15, Children 12 & under: $6, Toddlers free. Welcome to all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

Money Can’t Buy You Love: “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?” In other words, Jesus is saying that it doesn’t matter how much money you make, or what kind of car you drive, or what kind of clothes you wear, or what kind of degree you have. You might spend your whole life trying to earn millions of dollars and amass all sorts of luxuries and securities, but you will have done all this in vain. You will have missed out on the true meaning of life and the true treasure of love. Don’t make the mistake of constantly trying to make life easier and more comfortable for yourself. You will only end up being hopelessly miserable and extremely lonely.

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