Parish Bulletin: 1st Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2016

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass



St. Joseph

  Margaret Duquette

By:   Billy Gagnon & Marie Archambeault



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Mike & Norma Sullivan

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. Gordon MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Helen Hynes

By: Teresa Downey

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Dean Fitzpatrick & Diane Michaud

By: Rachael & Gerry Fitzpatrick

Danny Allard

By: Allan & Mary Kate Duff

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Darrell Belland

By: Mom & Dad

Bernard Conroy

By: Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Conroy


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Paul Morris
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, André

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Noelle Kennedy, Lauretta Reid, 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 $  587 Janet Retty (Dec 5th)
St. Joseph $ 2073  
Chapeau $ 1397  

FLU SHOTS: will be available to everyone on Monday, November 28th at Harrington Community Centre from 1:00 pm to 6:30 p.m. Please bring your medical card. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: Christmas Eve: Chapeau: 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph 8:30 p.m., and St. Theresa Church at the Fort: 12:00 a.m. at, Christmas Day: St. Paul the Hermit 9:00 a.m. and Chapeau at 10:30 a.m.

 CONGRATULATIONS: to Noah Brennan, Bryan Fleury, Chanelle Howard, Benjamin Kaiser, Zachary Ranger-Labre, Hunter Mainville, Cameron Ranger and Victoria Vickers on receiving the sacrament of Confirmation last weekend it St. Joseph’s.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all who helped for our Craft Sale & luncheon it was a success once again. Dice Winners: Liliane Demers had the high score (grocery tote) and Mr. Hutchings had the low score (candle holder).

Our Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm in Harrington Community Centre. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a small plate of “goodies” to share. The money tree donations will go to Meril to use with our altar servers. Do join us & bring a friend.

CATECHISM CLASS: The next catechism class for children in groups 1 to 5 will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 9:15 a.m. at Dr. Wilbert Keon School. Books are in you can pick them up at the Parish office. The books are $10 and you can also Pay & pick them up from your teacher next class. Thank you!

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: will be having a Pancake breakfast at Harrington Community Centre this Sunday, November 27th from 8:00 to 12:00. Everyone welcome!

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB & CHAPEAU R.A: are sponsoring a Santa Claus Parade this Sunday, November 27th at 1:00 p.m. departing from the Harrington Community Centre. Free hotdogs and hot chocolate will be served and also a visit from Santa. Please contact Patrick Fleming 819-689-1061 to enter the Parade. Thank you!

YOUNG AT HEART – CHRISTMAS PARTY: will be held on Wednesday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. Roast beef dinner will be catered by Cheryl Smith. Cost per plate is members $20 and non-members $22. There will be music, door prizes and BYOB. Please get your tickets early by any of the  directors. Thank you.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE: is featuring “AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CONCERT” at St. Alphonsus Church on Sunday, December 11th starting at 1:30 p.m. Following the concert please join us at the Gallerie for “Holiday Treats & Beverages”. Tickets are $10 contact Helen Davis 819-689-5271, Peggy Shannon 819-689-5141 or Donna Gagnon 819-689-5344. Follow us on Facebook: Chapeau Regionale Gallerie.

THE TUESDAY SOCIAL CLUB: (sponsored by the Young at Heart) Thank you for your donations of yarn, pillow cases and other fabrics. To date (we began four years ago) we have sent to various missions with the help of Smitty’s Home Hardware in Pembroke:

We have donated $780 to various charities. Some of these funds were raised with the help of the Regional Art Gallery. Thanks.   Sharon 819- 689-2907, Angie 819-689-2486 and Bernie 819-689-5223.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will host its annual memorial mass for deceased members of the third and fourth degrees on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Most Holy Name at 7 p.m. The mass is open to all members, their families, parishes and community at large.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: A reminder to all members of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus that the 2017 membership fees will become due on the first Sunday in December. Please send your payment to Darryl Reynolds at 343 Broadview Drive, Pembroke, K8A 2A6.  Members will also be able to pay at the December Christmas party.

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be holding its annual Christmas dinner for members on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. Tickets are $20 and are available through the Grand Knight, at the bar, at Town and Country Men’s Store or at the door the night of the dinner. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Members must bring a gift for the exchange. Donations for the food band would be appreciated.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to the students who received their Confirmation last weekend. Thanks to the parishioners from St. Joseph’s who filled every pew to demonstrate to Bishop Mulhall your commitment to your church. It was wonderful to see!

2) Bible Study continues this week on Thursday evening at 7 pm. in the St. Joseph’s Rectory.

3) Let’s face it – while many people may be uneasy about what transpires in an abortion, they nevertheless want it as a legal option because they consider it ‘back-up’ birth control. In a case of “having one’s cake and eating it too”, they want sex-on-demand without its natural consequences. St. Paul’s message in this weekend’s 2nd reading reminds us that if we live a moral Christian life, we won’t need to be worried about having a ‘back-up plan’, especially one that results in the killing of an innocent child.

4) Pro-Life Intercession: For all elected officials, that they courageously advance the cause of life.

5) Take notice of the Christmas Mass schedule published in this week’s bulletin. Of special note is the Midnight Mass in St. Theresa’s Chapel at Fort William, thanks to Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick accepting to help us out with this celebration. Fr. Mike Costello will be the celebrant in Sheenboro on Christmas morning.

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