Parish Bulletin – Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:30 AM


  Chrism Mass at the Cathedral
Wednesday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Marie Desouza

Thursday 7:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Lucy Sullivan

By: Charlie & Lorna Conway

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Communion Service
Friday 3:00 PM


Good Friday Good Friday Service
Friday 7:00 PM


Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Communion Service
Saturday 5:00 PM


Easter Sunday Michael Sullivan

By: Gail Sullivan & Jean Franҫois Larrivée

For Deceased parents of Frank & Janet Retty

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

Easter Sunday Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


Easter Sunday Bernard & Teresa Conroy

By: George & Mary Siroski

Howard Gagnon

By: Cathy & Neil Venasse & Family


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan (Good Friday)

Francis Downey (Easter)

Mary Edwards (Good Friday)

Peter Gleason (Easter)

St. Joseph Denzil Spence (Good Friday)

Frank Trzebiatowski (Easter)

Paul Morris (Good Friday)

Margaret Tallon (Easter)

Chapeau Nicole, Helen (Good Friday)

Tom Carroll (Easter)

Nicole, Helen (Good Friday)

Meril, André (Easter)

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 $724.00  
St. Joseph $1,140.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, April 10th
Chapeau $1,961.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday April 17th

CHRISM MASS: all parishioners are invited to the Chrism Mass which will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral this 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.

THANK YOU: The family of the late Lester Gaudette would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to all who participated in his funeral proceedings. To the Hayes Funeral Home in Chapeau, Thank you for holding the visitation, and arranging to have him brought home to the island to be laid to rest. To the relatives and friends who contributed to the purchase, preparation and serving of food at the luncheon, Thank you. Thank you to the many who attended the visitation and Funeral services, it meant so much to us. To the St. Joseph’s Church choir led by Colleen Fleming on the organ, to our cousin Donna, and Aunt Theresa and their group for performing “Hallelujah” at the offertory, Thank you for sharing your gift of music, it was truly beautiful. Thank you those who opened the grave and closed it after the service. To all who made contributions to organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund in our Father’s name, those who bought flowers and purchased Mass Cards, Thank you. Last but certainly not least, thank you Father Tim Moyle. The mass was beautiful and your homily was well thought out and expressed, with a personal touch. It brought a lot of comfort and peace to help us all through a difficult time. All of you made it easy for us to understand why our father wanted to be brought “home” for his final rest.                  The Gaudette Family

 CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: will be held this Sunday, April 30th 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.

M.A.I.T.C. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: will take place on Monday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal office. Everyone Welcome.

ST. PAUL THE HERMIT PARISH HALL: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is hosting an information meeting regarding their proposed “Near Surface Disposal Facility” at Chalk River on May 2nd in our Parish Hall from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission meeting April 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ Parish Hall.

Triduum in honour of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima in Renfrew

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Father Brian Clarke of the Diocese of Scranton will preach a Triduum on May 10, 11 and 12 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 100 Lisgar Avenue in Renfrew. Mass each morning at 9:00 a.m. and Sung Vespers and homily each evening at 7:00 p.m. The Most Reverend Michael Mulhall will conclude the Triduum with the celebration of Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00 a.m.

For the full schedule please visit

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

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.

 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting for Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will be held Tuesday, April 12 in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 25 Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will host Steve Perry as a special speaker. His topic will be Carefor: Health and Community Services. The meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke and starts at 7 p.m. This event is open to the community.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) We begin Holy Week with the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend. These are the most sacred days in the Church’s calendar, marked with special feasts that highlight service to one another (Holy Thursday), the consequences of sin, (Good Friday) and the hope of a better future (Easter Sunday). I encourage everyone to make the effort to participate in as many of these celebrations as possible. Given the paucity of clerics available to help with the Easter Triduum celebrations we have had to change our traditional schedule. Please check the times and places for all the masses and services as listed in this bulletin.

2) Our sympathy and prayers to the Carroll family as they laid to rest their mother, Mrs. Mary Carroll this past week. We also extend them to the family of Helene Cavey who passed away last weekend as well. May God grant peace and comfort to those who they left behind to grieve their passing and peace to their eternal souls.

3) Tickets are now on sale for the St. Joseph’s fundraising event: “Where the Two Islands Meet” on Sunday, May 7th. They can be purchased from one of the following: Margaret Tallon (689-2676), Donna Tierney (689-2558), Sharon Fitzpatrick (689-2907), or from the parish office. They are already selling fast so don’t delay in getting yours as space is limited.

4) Bible Study is canceled this coming week due to the Holy Week celebrations. We’ll resume again on the following Thursday at 7 pm.

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