Parish Bulletin -4th Sunday of Advent – 18 December 2016

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass



St. Joseph

  Emily Nephin ( Ann.)

By:   Helen & Waverly



10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Florence Brunette

By: Nora Smith & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria Desouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jeanne D’Arc Gleason

By: Pat & Margaret Tallon

Saturday 9:00 PM


Christmas Eve Nelson Morris

By: Betty & Family

Leo Downey & Deceased parents & relatives

By: Teresa & Family

Saturday Midnight

St. Theresa’s

Fort William

Christmas Eve Brandon Perrault

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Fr. Murray Tardiff

By: The Dubeau Family

Saturday 8:30 AM

St. Joseph

Christmas Eve Claudette Lawlor

By: The Lawlor girls

Noella & Loretta Lair

By: The Family

Saturday 7:00 PM


Christmas Eve Lois Conroy

By: Henry & Joan Sallafranque

Deceased parents of Harold & Marilyn Morris

Sunday 10:30 PM


Christmas Day M.J. Poirier

By: Lois Poirier

Shelby Sullivan

By: Gail & Cecil Sullivan


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Monique Fleury – Christmas Eve

Tom Carroll – Christmas Day

Nicole, André

Meril, Nicole


Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $ 480.00  
St. Joseph $1,271.00  
Chapeau $1,786.00 Susan Lapierre, Monday December 19th

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

ST. JOSEPH’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: How many children would be interested in taking part in a Christmas pageant in St. Joseph’s Church on Christmas Eve? There will be a pageant meeting on Sunday, December 18th after mass to see if there is any interest before proceeding with the Pageant. Thank you!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT-DURING CHRISTMAS EVE MASS IN CHAPEAU:   We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass. 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 Sunday Dec.18th following mass and on Friday, Dec.23rd at 5 pm. Thank you!

CHAPEAU R.A. NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE: at the Harrington Community Center from 8p.m. to 2p.m. Tickets 10$ per person available at Conroy’s, Lee Ann Gagnon at 819-689-5466, or Mariette Sallafranque 819-689-2448. Lunch will be served.

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX:  We would like to thank all of our sponsors for the month. If you would like to sponsor a Friday night skating, please contact Dave Vaillancourt at (613)401-6953.

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.

 2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    are now available in the churches for pick up. If you are new to the Parish or if your name is not on any of the boxes, please feel free to take a blank box and put your name and address on your first couple of envelopes so we can enter it into the system. Thank you so much.

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.

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.

SHEENBORO PUBLIC NOTICE: Please take notice that the 2017 budget proposal for the Municipality of Sheenboro will be presented and adopted at a special meeting of Council held on Monday, December 12th at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Office.   The Municipal office will be closed from December 23rd to January 8th.

ST. ALPHONSUS: The new list for Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors is available in the sacristy. Thank you!

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thanks everyone who attended and/or contributed to our Christmas party and money tree. The funds were appreciated and will be well used.

Our Monday night card parties will be finished next week (Dec. 19). Thank you to the dedicated card players and to those who donated prizes. Wishing everyone joy, peace and hope at Christmas and in 2017.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: 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 Sunday, January 8th, 2017 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. Grade 6 meet with Fr. Tim after mass that day. Confirmation books are in for those children who have not got theirs. Arrange to pick them up at the office. Thank you!

ST. JOSEPH C.W.L: will be doing their cookie exchange on Wednesday, December 21st after mass.

ST. JOSEPH C.W.L: Christmas luncheon is this Wednesday, December 21st at 12 noon in the River Club!

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our prayers and condolences to the family of Thérèse Allard, wife of Florian Allard of Chapeau. She is being waked at Hayes Funeral Chapel on Sunday afternoon and evening. Her funeral will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church at 11:30 am on Monday. Please keep the family in your prayers.

2) Our thanks to the parents whose children are taking part in the Christmas pageant(s?). Given the business of the holiday season, we appreciate you taking the time to bring them to their practices.

3) We have a number of parishioners in hospitals at this time. We ask that you pray for all of them but in a particular way for Pauline’s little granddaughter Ashton who was admitted to the Gatineau Hospital on Thursday.

4) Bible Study will resume on the first Thursday of January at the St. Joseph’s rectory.

5) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Noelle Kennedy, wife of Al Kennedy from Chapeau. Her funeral was celebrated in Holy Name Church this week as she was a teacher at Holy Name School for many years. Our sympathies to her family.

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