Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|Knights of Columbus|
By: His Wife
|Mike & Norma Sullivan & Lawrence Matt
By: Helen & Maureen Morris
|Friday||10:00 AM St. Joseph||Stephen & Frances Morris
By: The Family
|Leo Downey & Claire & our deceased parents & family
By: Teresa Downey & Family
|Mr. & Mrs. Adelard Chaput
By: Famille Rivet
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Chapeau||Julia Dyke||Nicole, André|
|St. Joseph||Lawrence Duff||Elaine McGuire|
|Sheen||Francis Downey||Doris Ranger|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Freija Lorraine Thomas, Alvin Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.
|St. Joseph||$1,428.00||Monday, December 7th Sharon Fitzpatrick|
|Chapeau||$1,877.00||Monday, November 23rd – Anne Gagnon|
CHAPEAU & DISTRICT LION’S CLUB: will be having a pancake breakfast this Sunday, November 29th at Harrington Community Centre from 9am to 12pm.
ST. ALPHONSUS CWL: Our Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm at Harrington Community Hall. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share. The “Money Tree” donations (instead of a gift exchange) will go to “Residence Meilleur” this year. Do join us and bring a friend.
CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: The next catechism class will be Sunday, December 6th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. For those who were not able to attend the class last month. It is very important that you come and pick up your books at the Parish Office in St. Joseph’s (819-689-5232) before the next class. Thank you!
S.U.P: 55+ Collective kitchens by Bouffe Pontiac. Maximum 6 person/session, 4 dishes + soup. November 30th from 9-2 pm at Centre for Family and Seniors, St. Joseph’s Quebec. Please call 819-689-2878 for more info.
S.U.P 55+: Viactive exercise at St. Joseph Hall from 10 -11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24th. Please call 819-689-2878 to register.
FLU SHOTS: will be available again on Monday, November 30th from 1:00 pm to 6:30 p.m. Please bring your medical card.
REMINDER: The box for used stamps is still at the back of the church. One thing to remember when cutting them please leave at least ½ inch of paper all around the stamps.
CHAPEAU LIONS CLUB & CHAPEAU R.A: are hosting a Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 29th. Departing from Harrington Community Center @ 3:00 pm then immediately following there will be Free Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate & Cupcakes & a visit from Santa Claus. To enter in the parade, please contact Patrick Fleming @ 819-689-1061.
CHAPEAU R.A~ NEW YEAR’S DANCE: The Chapeau RA will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance on December 31st, 2015. Come on out to ring the New Year “2016” in style the dance begins at 8 pm to 2 am music will be provided by DJ Tazman. Cost is $10 per person, tickets are available soon at Conroy’s Store and from members of the R.A. There will be door prizes and a light lunch will be served. Everyone Welcome!
CHAPEAU RECTORY GALLERY WINTER HOURS: Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Sunday’s from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They will also be having a bake sale after Mass this Sunday, November 22nd.
MUSIC LESSONS: A second four week program starts this coming week. Spaces still available. Contact Donna 819-689-5344.
FRIENDS OF PERU: We want to thank you for the support of our friends in Peru. We will try to keep in touch from Peru. James and Alicia Keogh email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The annual memorial mass for deceased 3rd and 4th degree members of the Knights of Columbus will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church in Chapeau on Tuesday Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. It is open to all member knights, their families and the parishes. Sponsored by Council 1531.
Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus: will hold its annual members Christmas party on Dec, 8 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue. Social hour is 6p.m. to 7 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Town and Country Men’s Store, at the bar at the hall or from Grand Knight Maurice Levesque. Cost is $15 and a gift exchange will be held. Members are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank.
CONCERT DE NOËL LE CHOEUR DE L’ÎLE: Le samedi 12 décembre 2015 à 14h (2p.m) à l’église St-Pierre Fort Coulonge. Coût d’entrée: 5$, Billets disponibles à entrée seulement.
An old priest was dying. He sent a message to the parish Banker and Lawyer, to come to his home. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. As they entered the room, the priest held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed. The priest grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled, and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything. Both the banker and lawyer were touched and flattered that the preacher would ask them to be with him during his final moments. They were also puzzled; the priest had never given them any indication that he particularly liked either of them. They both remembered his many long, uncomfortable homilies about greed, covetousness, and avaricious behaviour which had them squirming in their seats. Finally, the banker said, “ Father, why did you ask us to come?” The old priest mustered up his strength and then said weakly, “Jesus died between two thieves, and that’s how I want to go too.”
|Notes from Fr: Tim|
|1) Confirmation weekend is fast approaching. Bishop Mulhall will be confirming 11 students at the 5 pm mass in Sheenboro on Saturday, December 5th. All parishioners are welcome to celebrate this important event in the life of our parishes’ children.
2) Our Bible Study group has just completed its’ study of the Gospel of Matthew and will be starting to study the Acts of the Apostles next. If you have been thinking about joining us on Thursday evenings, now would be an opportune time. New members are always welcome. Meetings run from 7 to 8 pm. and are held in the Parish Rectory in St. Joseph’s.
3) Among the activities to celebrate the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has suggested that the Year be solemnly opened with the blessing of a Holy Door in all cathedrals and churches so designated by the bishop. Bishop Mulhall will preside at the Opening Mass and the Blessing of the Holy Door at St. Columbkille Cathedral on December 8th at 10:00 a.m. Similar ceremonies will be held in Barry’s Bay (St. Hedwig Parish) on December 13th at 11:00 a.m., Fort-Coulonge on December 13th at 10:30 a.m., Mattawa on December 13th at 11:00 a.m. (all at the regular Sunday Mass), and Renfrew (Our Lady of Fatima Parish) on December 13th at 3 p.m. (with Vespers).
4) On the three Saturdays of Advent (December 5, 12, 19) at 9:00 a.m., Masses in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral. One of the most distinctive features of the Old Mass is that the priest and the congregation face East together in anticipation of the coming of Christ – both the coming of His Presence in the Eucharist and His second coming at the end of time. As we eagerly prepare to celebrate Christmas, Christ’s first coming into the world, the Latin Mass offers us a unique opportunity to enter into the mystery of the Incarnation and open our hearts to His coming.