Parish Bulletin – 1st Sunday of Advent – November 29, 2015

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Deceased Members of the Gagnon Family

By:   Claire Gagnon



10:00 AM


  Deceased Friends

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lawrence Chaput

By: Helen Chaput

Friday 10:00 AM St. Joseph   Frances Giroux

By: Hazel & Chuck Chassie

Saturday 5:00 PM


Confirmation Claire & Raymond Gleason

By: Gail Sullivan

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

2nd Sunday of Advent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


2nd Sunday of Advent Darrell Belland

By: Mom, Dad, and family

Henri Beaulieu

By: Emelia Belair, Destiny & Latoya


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Bernie
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Sheen Kaleigh Gleason Mary Edwards

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.

Parish     Collection Counter
Sheen $570.00    
St. Joseph $1,359.00   Monday, December 7th Sharon Fitzpatrick
Chapeau $1,465.00   Monday, November 30th, Donna 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 Centre. 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.


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.

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.

FLU SHOTS: will be available again on Monday November 30th from 1:00 pm to 6:30 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Please bring your medical card.

YOUNG AT HEART CLUB NEWS: Our Christmas Party will be held Wednesday, December 16th at noon. Roast Beef will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Please get your ticket ($20) early from any of the Directors. Thank you!

ST. JOSEPH C.W.L: A short meeting will be held after mass on Friday, December 4th at 10:30 am.

Children’s Christmas Pageant: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during our Christmas Eve Mass in Chapeau. We are looking for angels, kings and shepherds ages 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Youth Choir that will lead our Pageant and Mass in the singing of lovely Christmas Carols.  If you are interested in either the Pageant of the Choir, please see Hélène Chartrand or Chantal Lair or call 819-689-2320 to sign-up! Thank you!

CHAPEAU LIONS CLUB & CHAPEAU R.A: are hosting a Santa Claus Parade this 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 News:

  1. December Shopping/Visiting Hours: Sat. Dec 5 from 11 am to 3 pm; Sunday Dec. 6th from 11 am to 2 pm; Sunday December 13th opens at 11 am with Christmas sing-a-long in afternoon.
  2. Saturday December 12th the Gallery will be closed for a private concert featuring Louis Schryer. Tickets can be purchased from Donna 689-5344. Advance tickets only.

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.

MUSIC LESSONS: A second four week program starts this coming week. Spaces still available. Contact Donna 819-689-5344.


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.

We are looking for volunteers to organize a children’s Christmas pageant for the Christmas Eve Masses in St. Joseph’s and Sheenboro. Please speak with Fr. Tim if you would be willing to take responsibility for this annual Christmas tradition.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Happy New (Liturgical) Year! With the celebration of the 1st Sunday of Advent, we move into a new year of readings and celebrations. Of course, this Church year has been announced as a Holy Year of Mercy by Pope Francis. Let us prayerfully begin this holy year by searching our hearts and souls for ways that we can share the gift of mercy with our families, friends, and neighbours.

2) Advent is a season of preparation for great celebrations of Christmas. All too often it gets overlooked as we rush towards our anticipated annual visit from Santa. May I suggest that this would be a good time to rededicate our disciplines of prayer and penance so as to prepare properly for the arrival of the actual ‘reason for the season’… the birth of the Christ child.

3) Our Christmas mass schedule and mass intentions are now all set. Watch future bulletins to see when the Feast will be celebrated in your parish church. Please understand too that the intentions for masses are set weeks and often many months in advance of their actual celebration. If you wish to ensure that a weekend mass can be offered for the intentions of someone particular make certain to call Pauline in the rectory office well in advance. Masses are always scheduled on a ‘first come/first served’ basis.


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