Parish Bulletin – Pentecost Sunday – May 15, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Rene Gaudette

By:   Jeannette et Famille



10:00 AM


  Souls in Purgatory

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For a favour received

By: A Parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  M.J. Gallagher

By: Jean & Family

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Monique Gaudette Brisebois

By: Elizabeth Kelly

Bernard Conroy

By: Sam & Elaine McGuire

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Rodney Fleury & TJ & Frances Turner

By: Billy Turner

Cora Chaput & Annette Gagnon

By: Robert & Lucy Chaput


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Joan, Gail

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

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 385.00  
St. Joseph $ 1,457.00 Donna Gagnon (Tuesday, May 24th)
Chapeau $ 1,775.00 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.

CHAPEAU GALLERIE NEWS:  1) 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. 2) 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

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: 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!

ANNUAL PARISH SUPPER – OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH – BRAESIDE, ON: Barbecued Chicken Supper on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., Rainbow Draw – 50/50. Adults – $15, Children (under 12) $5.00 – Children (under 6) Free. Everyone Welcome!

Pentecost, coming in late May or early June, was likely a very beautiful day, without even a stray cloud in the blue sky. The Festival of Weeks, or Pentecost, was a joyous celebration of the spring harvest. Jewish people from all over Israel and many foreign lands came to Jerusalem. Peter and the rest of the disciples were at the Temple bright and early. The day was probably very still, since Jerusalem summers are not windy. The huge crowd at the Temple by 8 or 9 a.m. expected nothing unusual. But. . . suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting! Then divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Pentecost didn’t end when the wind died down and the flames evaporated into the air. It went on. It affected a man like Paul, striking him to the ground on the Road to Damascus and blinding him for three days and nights. It gave a man like Peter courage, converting him from betrayer to preacher. The Spirit inspired women like Phoebe to move from silence to bold speech for Christ. Here are their stories, as I hear them today. What might we learn from these three about the power of the Spirit to transform minds and hearts?

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

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.

Congratulations to Jerome & Franҫoise Sallafranque who celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary this week on the 20th.

SHEENBORO FUNDRAISER: Lisa Marie on Sunday May 22, 2016 from 2-4 PM in the Sheenboro Parish Hall. Tickets: $20.00 per person at the door. Advance Tickets: $15.00 per person and can be purchased from Betty Morris or Doris Ranger. All proceeds will be donated towards the repairs of the church. For more info check out posters on the Bulletin Boards or online at

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) A reminder to the parents with children making their 1st communion that the kids are to make their 1st confession on Saturday, May 28th at 11 am in the St. Alphonsus sacristy/chapel. The celebration of 1st communion will take place on Sunday, May 29th at both St. Joseph’s Parish at 9 am. and in Chapeau at 10:30 am.

2) Copies of ‘The Word Among Us’ are available free of charge in each of the Churches. These books include the complete set of Mass readings for the month of June as well as some excellent articles and daily meditations. Please take one home with you.

3) Bible Study class continues on Thursday at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory.

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.WL: Thank you to all who participated in Prayers for Palliative care (whether at church or at home) last week.

 ALPHONSUS C.W.L: The St. Alphonsus C.W.L Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at Harrington Community Centre. Father Peter Proulx will join us a guest speaker. Several members will be receiving pins. More information to follow next week.

SHEENBORO: Sheenboro’s Municipal Seniors policy will be launched this Sunday at the Parish Hall. Please join us for an afternoon of entertainment with Guy Jamieson and a light lunch catered by Cheryl Smith. All seniors and families are welcome from 2:00 – 4:00.

WEST PONTIAC CONNECTS: is hiring a student this summer. If there is anyone interested in applying please drop resume off at West Pontiac Connects by Thursday, May 26th.

CHAPEAU RECREATION ASSOCIATION :  is hiring 4 students 1) Camp Coordinator (1 position) must be over 18 yrs, of age, CPR/first aid certified, 40 hrs a week, 8 weeks, $15/hr, must be returning to school in the fall. 2) Camp Councillors (2 positions) must be over 16 yrs of age, 40 hrs a week, for 8 weeks, minimum wage, must be returning to school in the fall. 3) There is also 1 Act-Leader position available in collaboration with Pontiac en Forme. Please forward resume to: For more information contact Mariette at: (819) 689-2448.

These next 2 announcements were too late for my Bulletin but they would like the info. out there:

Student job to work at Chichester Culbute Museum. The student will receive a total 40hrs per week for eight weeks at the minimum wage.The employee would be required to work weekends.Students must be in school or returning to school in fall . All applications must be given in at the Municipal Office in Chapeau by May 26 at 12 pm

As part of their revitalization process, Pontiac Ouest (the municipalities of Chichester, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes & Sheenboro) will be having a Real Estate and Home Reno Show on Saturday May 28th 2016 from 10am to 3pm at the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex, 64 ch. Pembroke, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. This event will showcase local property for sale, a live property auction as well as local contractors, businesses, and much more. For more information, visit our website at or our Pontiac Ouest Facebook page. You may also contact Andrew Jones at 819-689-2266 or by email at Dans le cadre de leur processus de revitalisation, Pontiac Ouest (les municipalités de Chichester, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes et Sheenboro) organisent un Salon Immobilier et Rénovation. Cet événement se déroulera  samedi 28 mai 2016, de 10h00 à 15h00, au Complexe Sportif du Haut Pontiac, 64 ch. Pembroke, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes. Venez voir les propriétés locales à vendre et les entreprises de rénovations et de construction, une vente aux enchères et beaucoup plus. Pour de plus amples informations, visitez notre site web au ou notre page Facebook, Pontiac Ouest. De plus, vous pouvez communiquer avec  Andrew Jones au 819-689-2266 ou par courriel au

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