Parish Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Advent – December 4, 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

  Edmond Vaillancourt

By:Lois Laidlaw

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marie McCrea

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Diane McCann

By: Eulalia Ryan

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Gilbert Lapierre & Clare Schoof

By: Rita & Mike Fox

Rose Varner

By: The Varner & Allard Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Carmen & Laura Keon

By Barry & Lois Ferguson

Andrew Keon

By: Mado & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Denzil Spence Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, Nicole

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 $  499 Janet Retty, Monday December 5th
St. Joseph $ 1011  
Chapeau $ 1820 Susan Lapierre, Monday December12th

CHRISTMAS SEASON OFFICE HOURS: Please be advised that the office hours during the Christmas Season will be the following: Closed from Monday, December 26 to Monday, January 2, 2017 inclusively. Office will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. In case of emergency, Fr. Tim can be reached at his residence 819-689-5232.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: Christmas Eve: Chapeau: 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph 8:30 p.m., St. Paul the Hermit at 9:00 p.m., and at St. Teresa’s Chapel at the Fort at midnight, Christmas Day: Chapeau at 10:30 a.m.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Our Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm at 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.

The box for used stamps is still at the back of the church. One thing to remember when cutting them- please leave ½ inch of paper all around the stamps.

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. Fr. Tim will meet the Gr. 6 students after the 10:30 Mass in Chapeau in the church sacristy. Thank you!

THANK YOU: The parish wishes to Thank Bert Collin, Luc Lair, Ryan Adam and Josué Aldanas for coming to our rescue last weekend before the concert the problem to help find the problem they were experiencing with the organ. Thank you also to Francis Conroy for opening the store to give us the solution to the problem.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass in Chapeau. We are looking for angels, kings and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please see Hélène Chartrand, Chantal Lair, Lise Vaillancourt or Louis Schryer after mass to sign-up or call 819-689-2320. Our practices will be held on Sundays Dec. 11th and Dec.18th following mass and on Friday, Dec.23rd at 5 pm. Thank you!

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX: We would like to thank all of our sponsors for the month of November. Without them the Friday night skating program wouldn’t be possible. A big thanks to Upper Pontiac Sports Complex, Mark Jennings Investors group, DC Bar & Grocery, and Lepine’s Garage. If you would like to sponsor a Friday night skating, please contact Dave Vaillancourt at (613)401-6953.

There will be a midnight Mass held at St. Teresa’s of the Little Flower Chapel, Fort William Quebec, on December 24th, 2016, celebrated by Father Thomas Fitzpatrick. All are welcomed.

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.

THE SHEENBORO R.A: has rented the ice at the Chapeau Arena on Monday Dec.26th from 11:00a.m. until 1:00p.m. The first hour (11:00-12:00) will be skating only, and the second hour (12:00-1:00) will be pick- up hockey –the puck must remain on the ice. Equipment is optional but helmets are recommended, especially for children.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE: is featuring “AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CONCERT” at St. Alphonsus Church next 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: Sharon 819- 689-2907, Angie 819-689-2486 and Bernie 819-689-5223.

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) We welcome Clark Schofield, son of Matthew Schofield and Elizabeth Culleton who was baptised in the St. Joseph’s Church last Sunday.

2) The Christmas Mass schedule has been changed to accommodate a request from St. Paul the Hermit Parish for a Christmas Eve mass. The complete (and now FINAL) schedule is printed elsewhere here in the bulletin. Watch for the upcoming advertisement in the Pontiac Journal as well.

3) Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the parish rectory at St. Joseph’s.

4) I need two individuals who offered to bring communion to the sick in the Chapeau area to contact me asap to help out over the next 6 weeks. There are two folks in Chichester and three in Chapeau (all in one house) to bring the eucharist to after the Sunday mass during that time. I thank you in advance for helping with this important ministry.

5) Our condolences to Adam Swan and Deidra Chartrand on the death of their infant daughter, Victoria this week. Deirdra is the grand-daughter of Joe Lawlor and daughter of Tom & Cathy Chartrand of St. Joseph’s Parish. Please keep this family in your prayers during these very difficult days.

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