Parish Bulletin – December 6, 2015 – 2nd Sunday in Advent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Leo Lamarche

By:   Michel Chaput



10:00 AM


  Deceased Friends

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Dubeau

By: Darren Ranger

Friday 10:00 AM St. Joseph   Patricia McGuire

By: Kelly Anne & Ed Chartrand

Saturday 5:00 PM


3rd Sunday of Advent Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

3rd Sunday of Advent Danny Allard & Andrew Gribbon

By: Merrill & Patsy Allard & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


3rd Sunday of Advent Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family

John Lapierre

By: Nollie Vickers


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Meril
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Margaret Tallon
Sheen Patty Hansen Peter Gleason

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 $590.00   Monday, December 14th, Janet Retty
St. Joseph $1,167.00   Monday, December 7th Sharon Fitzpatrick
Chapeau $1,610.00    

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.

ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all who attended and/or contributed to our Christmas party and “Money Tree”. Donations will go to “Residence Meilleur”.

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. Also, there will be the draw for the quilt. All the money raised will be donated to the Residence Meilleur Fund. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS:  The next catechism class will be Sunday, January 10 2016 at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.

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. Also there will be the draw for the quilt. All the money raised will be donated to the Residence Meilleur Fund. Thank you!

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!

A reminder…All are invited to the Mass to celebrate the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the blessing of the Holy Door at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. After the Mass, at approximately 11:30 am, the priests are asked to meet in the Altar Boys’ sacristy for a short meeting. Following the meeting, the priests will gather at the Cathedral Rectory for the annual Advent Dinner. Please advise Carole at 613-732-7933 ext. 201 if you plan to be present at the dinner.

Un rappel

Tous sont invités à la célébration de la messe d’ouverture du Jubilé de la miséricorde et la bénédiction de la Porte Sainte à la cathédrale St. Columbkille le mardi 8 décembre à 10h00. Après la messe, les prêtres sont invités à se rendre au sous-sol de la sacristie (vers 11h30) pour une courte réunion. Suivra le dîner annuel de l’Avent au presbytère de la cathédrale.

PUBLIC SKATING is cancelled on Friday, December 11th.

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. 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.

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.

Advent Thought for this week:  “Through the Gospel John the Baptist continues to speak down the centuries to each generation. His hard clear words bring health to us, the men and women of this day in which even the experience and perception of Christmas often, unfortunately, reflects materialist attitudes. The ‘voice’ of the great prophet asks us to prepare the way for the coming Lord in the deserts of today, internal and external deserts, thirsting for the water of life which is Christ.” — Benedict XVI

Renfrew County Right to Life A.G.M.: Renfrew County Right to Life welcomes everyone to its Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Notes from Fr: Tim
1) Our thanks to Bishop Mulhall for the celebration of Confirmation this weekend in Sheenboro on behalf of our candidates from all three parishes as well as those from Waltham.

2) Advent Confession Times:

· Sheenboro – Saturdays from 4 – 4:45 pm

· St. Joseph’s – Tuesday Dec 8, 15, & 22, from 7-8 pm.

· Chapeau – Wednesday Dec 9, 16, & 23 from 7-8 pm.

3) The Christmas mass schedule is as follows for this year:

· St. Joseph’s – Dec 24th at 5 pm.

· Chapeau – Dec 24th at 7 pm & Dec 25th at 10:30 am

· Sheenboro – Dec 24th at 9 pm.



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