Parish Bulletin – Sunday October 9, 2016 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass



St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving

By:   A Parishioner



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Bernard Conroy

By: Eulalia Ryan

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Ian Picard

By: Mom & Dad

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Doreen Carroll & Anne Marie Morrey

By: Susanne Lapierre

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Norma Morris Sullivan


Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Joyce & Mathew Mercier & Rosemary McKay

By: Erica Bechamp & Josh McKay

Carmen & Lorna Keon

Lois & Barry Ferguson

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Carol Price Rita Keogh Cortolezzis
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Janie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Shane Sullivan, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Alexis Lepine, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan, Teresa Gaston, Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $520.00  
St. Joseph $1,316.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday October 24th
Chapeau $1,569.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday, October 18h

CATECHISM CLASSES: If you have a child in Grade 1, you should pre-register for the class. We will be sending registration forms home next week from School. We are planning to have the classes begin on Sunday, November 6th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon School

THANK YOU: Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the kindness, love, and support extended to us and to our family on the loss of our sister, Diane and our brother Dean. Your thoughts, prayers, expressions of sympathy, offerings and donations were so greatly appreciated.             Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

THANK YOU: The Bissonnette family would like to sincerely thank Father Tim for the heartfelt funeral service for Maurice. Thank you to Pauline Lepine for your kind help, St-Alphonsus Choir, Hayes Funeral Services, and the CWL for welcoming us to the hall after preparing food. We cannot express enough gratitude to everyone who sent cards, brought food, donations to the parish and heart & stroke foundation, flowers and for your prayers and sympathy for the loss of our dad and husband. We are so blessed to have our friends, family and loving community surrounding us during this difficult time.  Family of Maurice Bissonnette

CWL: will be sponsoring card parties for the next three months. We will not be asking for sandwiches or squares but donations of prizes would help greatly. They could be given to Joan, Gail or Janie. Thank you for your participation in this way!

THE TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: (sponsor’s by the Young at Heart) which has started up again On Tuesdays from 1 – 3 pm at Harrington Community Center. We visit, we knit, we play games, we make quilts & blankets and pillow case sun dresses. All of these go to help the less fortunate. We are also into fun. Thats why we have line dancing. We are once more collecting milk bags & can be dropped off at the back of the church. All are Welcome. Phone Sharon 819-689-2907, Amgie 819-689-2486 and Bernie 819-689-5223.

BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Michelle Catherine Gagnon, daughter of Donna R Gagnon and Lee Thomas Frost son of Clarence Frost and Roseanne Fleury.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Alphonsus Church.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: There will be a Pot Luck Dinner at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 19th followed by a General Meeting and cards. It is time to buy your membership and bring a friend.   For more info. call Jeannette Gaudette 819-689-2856.

Chapeau Gallery News –

  1. The Gallery is open Saturday 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  1. Looking for people interested in painting a gorgeous sunset, sitting in a location near historical buildings with a beautiful view of the Ottawa River and the mountains in the background.  Date to be determined. For more details, contact Peggy at 819-689-5141.
  1. On October 13th, 4-8 pm, the Gallery is hosting a Bridal Show with Margaret Phillips of Creative Perspectives and in collaboration with the Brides 2B4 Earth Charter. Free admission. Everyone is welcome! We need models for the Bridal Show. If interested, contact Peggy. We will feature old wedding photos. If you want your family included contact Helen at 819-689-5271. Hope to see you there!
  1. An Art Show and reception will be held at the Gallery, featuring children’s Arts & Crafts on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
  1.  Still looking for a home for a female cat who was spayed female cat. Calling all cat lovers. Celebrating International Feral Cat Day on Sunday October 16th 12 – 4 pm. Take part in the celebration at the Gallery and learn more about the low cost spaying & neutering program in our area.


ST. JOSEPH ROAST BEEF SUPPER: will be held on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m.(Dinner tickets are sold out) Please see if you can take and extra book of draw tickets to sell during Thanksgiving weekend also their are Meat envelopes still available at the back of the church and the work & food list are also up at the back of the church.   We will set up the tables at the Hall on Saturday at 9:30 help is needed. Thank you! Thank you!

YOGA WITH JASON: Yoga sessions began on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the St. Joseph’s Senior Hall. A six week session costs $65. Drop in Cost $12. Everyone is welcome. Bring your mat.

MISSING: One 100 ft yellow extension cord that was used at the Parish Supper in Chapeau. If you have it or know where it might be, please call Henry Sallafranque at 819-689-2523.

GARAGE SALE – Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 to 4:00 at 43 Pembroke Rd in Chapeau. Furniture, appliances and much more.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next meeting of Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will be held in the K of C hall on Tuesday, Oct. 11 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host Jancey Brown, communications co-ordinator of the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, on Oct. 25 starting at 7 p.m. This event is open to all members, their families and community at large and will be at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Well folks, up to now, we have been financially sailing along on peaceful waters but we are heading into some very choppy times ahead. All three of our churches are in need of repairs at considerable expense and our savings are pretty much gone. This means we need to start generating more income… and right away!

Chapeau is facing an additional $1.3 million dollars in stone and structural work that needs to be completed over the next five years. Fortunately, the Quebec government has committed to paying 70% of the costs of this necessary work due to our status as a heritage building. This is on top of the $500,000+ we are spending on the side entrance/washroom project, parking lot and sidewalk repairs.

St. Joseph’s needs to spend $25,000+ over the next year to replace the front steps & ramp, sidewalks, completion of the bathroom in the church, and for needed work at the cemetery.

Sheenboro is required to repair the leaning retaining wall (parking lot side of church) and other miscellaneous repairs. We’re still waiting for the estimates on this work but it’s not going to be cheap.

All of these projects are required by the insurance company and/or the government which means we cannot decide to put them off. I need to ask everyone to consider increasing their weekly offering in support of the parishes or else these repairs will threaten our financial viability and could lead to the closure of one or two of the churches in the future. Feel free to talk to me about these issues if you want more details.

2) Please remember to pray for the repose of the soul of Francis Giroux of Chapeau whose funeral was celebrated this past week and for the consolation of her family. We also ask you to keep the family of Marguerite St. Cyr  in your prayers. We extend our deepest sympathy to both the Giroux and St. Cyr families.

3) Bible Study class will be held again this Thursday evening at 7 pm. in the parish rectory.

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