Parish Bulletin – April 2, 2017 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Leo Lamarche

By:   Normand & Pauline Chaput

Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Katie Phelan

By: Peter & Nora Smith

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reggie Chaput

By: Cecil Tremblay

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intention of Mary Lapierre & Yvonne Chassie

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


Palm Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Palm Sunday Diane McCann & Dean Fitzpatrick

By: Charlotte McNulty

Sunday 10:30 AM


Palm Sunday Elaire & Sally Chartrand & Noella St.Cyr Chaput

By: Lorenzo & Nicole Bertrand

Darrell Belland & for special intention of Judy Bechamp

By: Poncho, Naomi, Nathan & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Elaine McGuire
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Billy Brennan, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Herman Morin, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $1,165.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday April 3rd
St. Joseph $1,381.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, April 10th
Chapeau $1,505.00  

 2017 BOXES OF ENVELOPES:    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.

THANK YOU: Thanks to everyone for their prayers, visits and kind wishes during my recent illness.                                 Mary Lapierre.

Reminder: First Confession will take place on Saturday May 27th at St. Alphonsus Church at 10:00 a.m. and First Communion will take place on Sunday May 28th during Mass.

 Confirmation will be held on Sunday, June 11th during the 10:30 Mass at St. Alphonsus Church.

 CHRISM MASS: all parishioners are invited to the Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and he will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: will be held this Sunday, April 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Everyone Welcome!

UPPER PONTIAC SPORTS COMPLEX ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre Basement. Everyone Welcome!

TO THE MEMBERS OF CAISSE POPULAIRE DESJARDINS CHAPEAU: You are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre.

BOWLING BANQUET: will be held on Friday April 7th. The menu is chicken & roast beef combo $25 per person call Yogi 689-5508 or Lorraine 689-5062. Thank you!

 DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY:  Please join us at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew Street, Pembroke on Sunday, April 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Father Howard Chabot. This will be a time with our Lord with Adoration, Singing of Hymns and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Let us join together and pray for God’s mercy upon the whole world. For more information, contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext 206 or

ANNUAL LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: Annual Lenten Day of Reflection; “Jesus, the Mercy of God”: with Fr. Howard Chabot and Deacon Adrien Chaput at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior on Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. coffee/muffins) until 2:00 p.m. There is no fee for the day but registration is required by calling the parish office or 613-623-3722 or e-mail since a lunch will be provided. Last date to register will be Wednesday, April 5th. Everyone is welcome!

West Pontiac Connects is proud to announce that we are now running our 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Andrew Jones at 819-689-2878 or by email at if interested.”

Ever wonder why we’re celebrating a mass each week for the Intention of Fr. Gordon McCrea? Here’s a url address that explains who he is and why his supporters having been requesting a mass each week:

JOIN THE “CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE” THROUGH THE CITY OF PEMBROKE: Ecumenical Way of the Cross Good Friday April 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Moncion Metro 425 Pembroke St. East and will end with a Hunger Meal at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Annex(284 Trafalgar Rd.) Transportation will be provided from the Annex back to Moncion Metro Grocers following the Hunger Meal. Voluntary donations for the poor will be accepted. For more information contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or

2017 ORDINATIONS: We are pleased to announce that Ordinations to the Priesthood will be held at St. Columbkille Cathedral on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Our heartfelt thanks to the artists of the Chapeau Regional Gallery for their leadership and hard work in making last Sunday’s concert and supper such a great success. Your efforts resulted in a donation of $6,326 to our parish accounts. May you be richly blessed for your wonderful gift to St. Alphonsus Parish.

2) The good folks in St. Joseph’s Parish were evidently inspired by the work of the Chapeau Gallery artists as they have also organized a fundraising project. ‘Where The Two Islands Meet’ will be an event on Sunday, May 7th consisting of two slide shows with musical performances by Jim Beattie. The first slide show (beginning at 4:30 pm) will focus on the Emerald Isle with the second (beginning at 6:30 pm.) will highlight the sights and sounds of our beloved Ottawa Valley. In between the two presentations (at 5:45 pm) there will be a meal of Irish Stew served. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Margaret Tallon (689-2676), Donna Tierney (689-2558), Sharon Fitzpatrick (689-2907), or from the parish office. Space is limited by the constraints of the St. Joseph’s Municipal Hall so do not delay in purchasing or reserving your tickets.

3) Our prayers and sympathies go out to the family of Lester Gaudette who died this past week. His funeral was held at St. Joseph’s Parish on Saturday morning. May God bring his soul safe into His hands and grant peace and solace to those who grieve his passing.

4) We extend our sympathy as well to the family of Chuck Chassie of St. Joseph’s who grieve the passing of his sister, Shirley Lacroix Denault. Her funeral was celebrated this past Wednesday in Waltham. May Shirley’s soul rest in peace.

5) The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated in Chapeau this coming Friday at 7 pm.

6). Our Bible Study group continues to meet on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s rectory. We will soon be moving our meetings into the church sacristy as we’ve outgrown the space available in the rectory! But new members are always welcome. Why not come out and learn about the treasures to be found in studying God’s holy word?

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