Parish Bulletin – Palm Sunday – March 20, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass




Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Church  


10:00 AM


  In Thanksgiving & Special Intentions

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

Holy Thursday Frances Giroux

By: Paul & Sue Kelly

Thursday 7:00 PM


Holy Thursday Margaret Maloney

By: George & Lucy Sullivan

Friday 3:00 PM

St. Joseph

Good Friday  
Friday 3:00 PM


Good Friday  
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Rita Romain

By: Bobby & Viola & Family

Saturday 8:00 PM


Easter Vigil Matthew Mercier

By: Christina, Joy & Billy Belland & Families

Sunday 9 AM

St. Joseph

Easter Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


Easter Robert Godin

By: Pauline Lepine

Francis Allard & Henri Beaulieu

By: Terry & Cynthia & Natasha Belaire


Parish Lectors Communion
Chapeau Helen N & Nicole   (Good Friday) Helen, Nicole, Meril
Chapeau André C, Peter S   (Holy Saturday) André, Peter
Chapeau Tom Carroll Nicole, Meril
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff (Holy Thursday) Margaret Tallon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire (Good Friday) Rita Keogh-Cortolezzis
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan (Easter Sunday) Elaine McGuire
Sheenboro Francis Downey (Holy Thursday) Doris Ranger
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason (Holy Saturday) Mary Edwards


Parish   Collection Counter
Sheen $629.00  
St. Joseph $1,099.00 Rita-Keogh Cortolezzis, Monday, March 21
Chapeau $1,714.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, March 28

QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW – HOSTED BY: The Tuesday Social Club and Chapeau Rectory Gallery:  On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at Harrington Community Centre from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets: $10.00. Includes lunch, door prizes, raffles and coloring contest. Entertainment by…Local Musicians. Proceeds to the Missions in Peru.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: We love to welcome new people to a pleasant afternoon (1-3 pm) of chatting, knitting, sewing, painting, book exchange, card playing, board games and anything that’s legal. Once in a while we have tea and cookies. See you there.  Angie at 819-689-2486.

New beginnings for St Josephs’ Convent in Chapeau, Quebec: The Sisters of St Joseph in Canada (Pembroke Community) and Réjean Marion have been gathering Historical Memorabilia in memory of the Former Teachers College in Chapeau Quebec. This project will display the History of the Parish, Teachers College, Normalienne’s and of course the Sisters of St Joseph. Photos, copies of report cards, school books, copies of diplomas etc.… Some exhibits have been already completed, if you would like to share a scanned copy of photos and other above mentioned items relating to History of the College please contact us at  A Sincere Thank you to all.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: There will be a pilgrimage to Poland for the Jubilee of Mercy with Fr. Chris Shalla from October 17-29, 2016 (13 days), visiting Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow and Zakopane. The cost is $3999 per person (double occupancy). For further information and registration, contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley at 613-732-5739.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY DEVOTION: Please join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke. The guest speaker will be Father Denis Lemieux of Madonna House. This will be a time with Our Lord with adoration, singing of hymns and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Let us join together and pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CANADA BURSARY: The Sisters of St. Joseph are offering a bursary to assist students whose lives, passion and zeal fit with their desire to assist appropriate candidates who lack adequate financial means for their education. Information and application forms may be accessed on their website at by clicking on ‘About’ tab.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: On Tuesday, March 22 Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host a session with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Representatives of the organization will be on hand to speak and explain the role it plays in the community. It will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall starting at 7 p.m. and is open to all knights, their families, parishioners and the community at large.

HELP WANTED: Fr. Tim is looking for volunteers to help bring communion to our parish shut-ins each weekend. Please let him know if you might be interested.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Herman Morin, Viola Fleury, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger and Shirley Bissonnette.

CHAPEAU R.A: are hosting Spring Flings Easter Things on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at Harrington Community Centre from 1 pm. to 3 pm. Hop over to meet the Easter Bunny, for some crafts & the Easter Egg Hunt. (Dress accordingly since the hunt will be outdoors) All proceeds go toward the Play Park Project.

 CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:   will be having a pancake breakfast this Sunday, March 20th at Harrington Community Centre from 8 until 12 noon.

 HELPING HANDS CRAFT SHOW: on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at Harrington Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If anyone is interested in putting in a table, please contact Tara 819-689-2579.

Come and enjoy a day of crafts and vendors! We gather together to raise funds for a Local Chapeau Family, who have just recently lost their family barn, hay storage, all tack, supplies, and a few beloved farm animals. There will be a 50/50 draw, auction, silent auction, as well as a table for any anonymous donations. We hope to make this day very successful and help raise funds for the Turner family to rebuild.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTSCOMPLEX: Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. in the basement at Harrington Community Centre. All interested parties are welcome!

Notes from Fr: Tim
Well, this has been quite the week. My thanks to those who have helped during my bout with pneumonia. The deliveries of soup and other ‘get well aids’ have been greatly appreciated. Together with the pills and puffers from the doctor I am making progress towards a full recovery and expect to be back in the saddle in time for the Holy Week celebrations. My thanks go as well to my brother priests who stepped into the breach this and last weekend to celebrate the Masses in the parishes. There are so few of us left that their coming to our aid required a real sacrifice on their part.

As many of you have no doubt heard it was also a challenging week for the good parishioners of Sheenboro. On Sunday evening someone attacked both the Church and Hall, breaking windows and attempting to light them on fire. Thanks to the paucity of dry fuel and the graces of God, they failed. Still, the fact that a Satanic symbol was painted on the Church in blood is a very unsettling element to this sad affair. While my illness kept me from coming to Sheen to be of support to those dealing with the residue of this attack, Bishop Mulhall came as soon as he heard the news to offer aid, comfort, and advice. We all owe our bishop a debt of gratitude for his concern and care. Please remember to give him a place of honor in our prayers especially throughout the Holy Days of the Easter Season for he is a shepherd who truly cares deeply for all the members of his diocesan flock.

Finally, our sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of Marie McCrae who was laid to rest in Sheenboro on Monday morning. May God console her husband Gordon and their children and grandchildren in the wake of her passing.

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