Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
By: Marie Drapeau
By: Marie Drapeau
|Christmas Eve||Iveagh Duff
By: Leonard & Atje Duff
By: Linus Sullivan
|Christmas Eve||Normand Vaillancourt
By: The Family
Arthur, Reina & Denis Gagnon
By: Royale & Jacqueline Mainville
|Christmas Eve||Matthew Mercier
By: Stephen & Isabelle Sallafranque
By: Betty & Family
|Christmas Day||Mary Nadeau & Emily Nephin
By: Helen, Waverly Nephin &Family
By: Louis Chartrand & Christine
|Special intentions for Sylvester McGuire
By: Raymond & Iona Morris
|Missa Pro Populo|
By: Therese et famille
Robert Godin, Jacqueline & Francis Lepine
By: Pauline & Family
|Chapeau||Monique Fleury (Christmas Eve)
Bernie Hendry (Christmas Day)
|Michael M, Nicole & André (Christmas Eve)
Joan & Bernie (Communion)
|St. Joseph||Frank Trezbiatowski (Christmas Eve)||Elaine McGuire (Christmas Eve)|
|Sheen||Karen Shea (Christmas Eve)||Mary Edwards (Christmas Eve)|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Alvin Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.
CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: The next catechism class will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School.
THANK YOU: The family of the late Noëlla St.Cyr-Chaput would like to sincerely thank Fr. Michael Smith, St. Alphonsus Church Choir, Pall bearers, Readers and Hayes Funeral Home for their compassionate care. Thank you for their compassionate care. Thank you for the flowers, cards, charitable donations and words of comfort. To all who donated, prepared and served the luncheon, we thank you. We will be forever grateful for Noëlla’s huge circle of family, friends and neighbours. Nos sincères remerciements. Gilles, Pierre, Josée, the St.Cyr and Chaput families.
OFFICE HOURS: during the Christmas season will be the following: Closed from Thursday, December 24, 2015 to Friday, January 1, 2016 inclusively. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2016. In case of emergency, Fr. Tim can be reached at his residence at 819-689-5232.
SHEENBORO: The Sheenboro Recreation Association is sponsoring a free skate from 11:00-12:00 on Saturday Dec.26th at the Arena in Chapeau. Also directly after the free skate, we will be sponsoring pick-up hockey from 12:00-1:00. Helmets and gloves are highly recommended especially for the younger players.
Santa is coming to Sheenboro again this year on Sunday Dec.20th to visit the seniors. He will bring a gift to warm your heart and a spirit to warm your body. So seniors, please mark this date on your calendar.
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: The Gallery will be opened this Sunday. Come for a visit or for some last minute shopping. December 20th from 11:00 am – 2 pm.
ST. JOSEPH’S C.W.L:
1) Thanks to those who helped to make the Marianhill Birthday Party a success. Much appreciated.
2) Thank you ladies for the baking and helping with the Christmas cookies.
3) Congratulations to these members of the C.W.L. Eulalia Ryan 60 years, Donna Donnelly 60 years, Lorna Conway 60 years, Mary Duquette 50 years, Margaret Tallon 40 years, Sue Kelly 10 years.
4) Decoration the church will be 12 o’clock on Sunday. Thank you!
|Sheen||$1,045.00||Monday, December 28th, Mariette Sallafranque|
|Chapeau||$3.343.00||Monday, December 21st, Suzanne Lapierre|
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 LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: new schedules are available in the sacristy. Thank you!
|Notes from Fr: Tim|
|1) We are very sad to announce the death of Mr. Aurel Vaillancourt of Desjardinsville. His funeral was celebrated in Chapeau on Saturday Dec. 19th. Aurel was the heart and soul of Notre Dame du Lac Church in Desjardinsville from the time it was built by Msgr. D.J. Harrington till the day it was closed in 1998. He functioned as sacristan, caretaker, picnic organizer, and every other job you can imagine! His love of Church continued when he became a collector and helper at St. Alphonsus Church. He will be missed by those who loved him here, but no doubt genuinely welcomed among the saints who went before him. Please remember his family in your prayers.
2) Christmas mass schedules have been published in the Pontiac Journal as well as in the bulletins for the past couple of weeks. Don’t forget to arrive early to get a seat since we often have quite a few visitors in the pews at these Christmas masses!
3) Bible Study classes resume on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
4) Don’t forget that New Years Eve/Day is a holy day of obligation for all Canadian Catholics. We will use the regular weekend schedule of masses on Thursday/Friday for your convenience.