Parish Bulletin – Ascension Sunday – May 8, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Lawrence Chaput

By:   Peter & Nora Smith



10:00 AM


  Souls in Purgatory

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special Intentions

By: A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mary & James Labelle

By: Cahill Family

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Bill Ryan & Remi & Rose Walker

By: Ed & Jane Walker

Mrs. John Tallon

By: Frances Giroux

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Robert Godin

By: Pauline & Family

Simon Drapeau

By: Lucie & Yogi

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Donald Retty Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carol Price Ron Price
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Meril

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

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 675.00  
St. Joseph $ 1,424.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, May 9th
Chapeau $ 2,068.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday May 16th

BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Gisele Chartrand daughter of Paul Chartrand and Lorraine Adam and Ryan O’Neill son of Jean Paul O’Neill and Maureen Mulligan. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Cassandra Gagnon daughter of Ronald Gagnon and Angela Sullivan and Joshua Carter son of William Carter and Bonita Watson. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Church.

FUNDRAISER DANCE AT THE SHEEN HALL: On Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 9 pm to 1 am. Music by the Ghost Town Cryers. Lunch will be served. Cost is $15 per person.

 142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: to Sainte-Anne-de Beaupré and Cap-de-la Madeleine will be on August 13-14, 2015, 2015. Our weekend celebrant in Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Québe designated to a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré. Ste-Anne in a “Stations of Mercy. Information: Sylvia Soucie at 819-683-2537 or in Ottawa at Mike Budge 613-224-8110

ST. PAUL THE HERMIT CEMETERY CLEAN-UP: will be held on Friday May 13th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome!

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: “Thieves need only one opportunity. Don’t give it to them.” If you see suspicious behavior or activity on a neighbor’s property, call police, (911) “Working together stops crime.” Neighborhood Watch Pamphlets…please read. Neighborhood Watch website…please check. http://www.mrcpontiac/neighborhoodwatch.

TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB:  We have added line dancing to our activities so come and join us. We meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Harrington hall and get in a half hour or so of line dancing; depends on how ambitious we are. Call Angie. 689-2486.

CHAPEAU GALLERIE NEWS:  1) Spring opening at the Gallerie and our First Annual Trunk Sale will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Chapeau Regionale Gallerie 106 St. Jacques, Chapeau, QC $10.00 per parking space. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 11th. Contact Emilia @613-639-2920 or Annette @819-6899-5139 or Donna @819-689*-5344. Everyone Welcome!

2) Art for Pet Control – Artists at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie are putting their art to work, (on tee-shirts raising money to help communities finance feral Cat Populations Control (C.P.C) in conjunction with Animal Aid Pontiac by assisting in catching, transporting to the vet. then returning the cats. Please support this program.   Tee-shirts are $15 and are available at the Gallerie. Make a difference in the Community. 3) Music Lessons starting the 3rd week in May contact Donna 819-689-5344. Would like to see my old students and welcome new faces as well.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI: Please join us as we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street Pembroke, Sunday May, 29, 2016. Eucharistic Celebration at 10:30 a.m. with Procession to follow with Hymns and Adoration through the streets of Pembroke. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at (613)-732-7933 ext. 206 or

ADULT FAITH RETREAT: The Diocesan Office of Faith Formation and Leadership Development is sponsoring an Adult Faith Retreat on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 331 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   The retreat is open to all. The theme is Our Merciful Responses and the guest speaker will be Dr. Carol Kuzmochka, consultant, process facilitator and part-time professor, faculties of Theology and Human Sciences of St. Paul University. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and break. For more in, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke.

 The final session in the speaker series sponsored by Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held May 24 in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7 p.m. and the speaker will be Lyn Smith of the Child Poverty Action Network. This session is open to member knights, their families, all parishes and the community at large.

NATIVE ALLIANCE OF QUEBEC LOCAL 60: will be holding its Annual General Assembly on Monday, May 16th at 3 p.m. at Demers Centre Hall. All members are asked to attend!

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Given the recent spate of church vandalism events, the insurance company has instructed us that all churches will need to be locked when not in use. This will mean that St. Joseph’s Church will no longer be left open to the public outside of church events. We regret having to make this decision, but prudence is called for given the damage that has done to some of our diocese’s buildings.

2) Here’s something to ponder. The municipal work crews were out cleaning up all the refuse and garbage that people toss from their cars. You know the stuff I mean: Tim Horton’s cups, McDonald’s bags, empty potato chip bags and chocolate bar wrappers etc. Why is it that people throw these items on the side of the road rather than throwing them in the garbage when they get home? I ask this because I witnessed someone throwing out some of this fast food refuse on the side of the road not 30 minutes after the crew passed by that very spot! Maybe if we start talking about this among ourselves as members of the community and try to engender a better attitude among those who believe that they have the right to throw their garbage anywhere they want, we can make a positive difference!

3) Bible Study continues on Thursdays at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s Rectory.

4) HAPPY MOTHER”S DAY to all our mothers. May I remind you that it is a mortal sin if a mother’s hands have to touch dishwater on this day!


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