Parish Bulletin – Sunday August 23, 2015 – 21st 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


  For special intentions of Bob & Laura Meehan


John Lapierre

By: Iona & Raymond Morris

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Linda Culleton McLaren

By: The Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Janie Carol Janie, Peter
St. Joseph Carol Price Margaret Tallon
Sheen Karen Shea Mary Edwards


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Kerry Kelly, 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 $735.00    
St. Joseph $1,383.00   Rita Keogh Cortolezzis (August 24)
Chapeau $1,955.00    

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.

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.

SILENT AUCTION: Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can contact Helen 819-689-5271 or Gene 819-689-2410. Thank you for your help.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our parish supper will soon be approaching us. You will find available in the Church pews meat envelopes to help out with the expenses of the Turkey’s. I wish to thank you for all your support in the past and present, so greatly appreciated.

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).

CHAPEAU RECTORY GALLERY NEWS: on behalf of the artist we would like to thank all who took part in our bake sales donators, bakers, buyers & volunteers. The funds helped up to open for Chapeau Festival Gallery hours for August 29th are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All interested artists are welcomed call Peggy 819-689-5141 or Betty 819-689-2299.

CHAPEAU RECTORY ARTIST: Will be having a bake sale next Sunday August 30th in Chapeau. Thank you for your support! Any donations are greatly appreciated. See you after Mass.

ANGEL ED: Do you have an old guitar or Ukelele at home not being used that you can donate/sell. Please call Donna at 819-689-5344.

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

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 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.

PARISH SUPPER—ST. MARY’S PARISH IN QUYON: On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Quyon Lion’s Hall, 2 Ferry Rd., 3:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for Adults, $6.00 for Children 10 and under.

St. Joseph’s Parish: It’s that time again! The raffle tickets are available at the back of the Church. Please sign your name and number on the bag. $20 a bag. Thank you. Please give your return tickets and money to either Sharon and Donna. Again, thank you. Your support is greatly appreciated.


A little ‘priestly’ humour!

During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are gathered in a church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and all the lights go out.
The Benedictines continue praying from memory, without missing a beat.

The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers.

The Franciscans compose a song of praise for God’s gift of darkness.

The Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the transmission of divine knowledge.

The Carmelites fall into silence and slow, steady breathing.

The parish priest, who is hosting the others, goes to the basement and replaces the fuse.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Our congratulation to Karolann & Derek Fleming who were married this weekend in Chapeau.

2) We’re starting to gear up for our parish suppers in Chapeau and St. Joseph’s parishes. Please remember that these are VERY important events for our financial health and that your help and support are essential to their success. I thank you in advance for what I’m certain will be your cooperation in making each one a success.

3) I owe the good folks in Sheenboro an apology. I got my wires crossed with Pauline last weekend and I forgot to bring you the weekly parish bulletins! While I sincerely hope to never make that same mistake again, I do remind everyone that the parish bulletin is posted every week on the parish blog at

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