Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|Intentions Fr. MacRae
By: Maria DeSouza
By: St. Alphonsus CWL
By: Cecil Tremblay
|Glenn Lapierre & Mrs. Florian Allard
By: Gerard & Gilles Audet
By; Ray & Mary Walker
Special intentions of the 50th Anniversary of Frank & Janet Retty
By: Hazel & Family
|Alphire & Zita Demers
By: daughter Madeleine & Aurele Chaput
By: Nollie Vickers & Family
|Sheenboro||Francis Downey||Doris Ranger|
|St. Joseph||Eulalia Ryan||Margaret Tallon|
|Chapeau||Nicole Bertrand||Nicole, Peter|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Costello, Cindy Chevalier, 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 Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.|
|Sheen||$567.00||Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday May 22nd|
|Chapeau||$1,555.00||Donna Gagnon, Monday, May 15th|
The St. Joseph’s Fundraiser “Where the two Island meet with Jim Beatties” was a great success. $2500 was raised to help with church renovations. A special thank you to everyone who helped make this event successful. It was a great community effort.
ST.ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Our June Dinner will be Tuesday, June 13th. More details will come.
RICK’S DRIVING SCHOOL-120 KING STREET, CHAPEAU, QC: I am offering class (5 driving lessons) in the Pontiac Connects building on Saturday mornings at 11 am as of May 20th 2017. For more information contact Rick at: 514-886-5461 or at ecoledeconduitericks.com.
STUDENT JOB – CULBUTE MUSEUM: 320 hours Wage: $11.25 per hr. Must be Grade 10 and up and returning to school & also able to work weekends. Apply to the Municipal Office in Chapeau, Qc. Deadline is Monday, May 22, 2017.
UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP SPONSORED BY CHAPEAU RA- JOB POSTINGS: 1. Camp coordinator for 10 weeks at $15.00/hour for 40 hrs a week. Must be 18 years old. 2. Camp animator (3 positions) for 8 weeks at $11.25/hour for 40 hours a week. 3. Acti-leader for 6 weeks at $11.25/hour for 30 hours a week. Applicants for camp animator must be 16 years of age, all applicants must be returning to school in the fall. Applicants should have a valid First-aid and CPR certificate. Resumes should be forwarded to Mariette at email@example.com by Friday, May 19th. For more info call 819-689-2488.
YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Please take note that on June 14th at 1 pm, we will have our picnic at Edmond and Carmel’s cottage. For more info please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.
SHEENBORO NATURE PRESERVE FUNDRAISER DANCE: On Saturday May 20, 2017, Sheenboro Parish Hall, there will be a fundraiser dance Featuring THE GHOST TOWN CRYERS from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. Tickets are $12:00 each, a light lunch will be served. Advance Tickets: see Mayor Doris Ranger, Dick Edwards, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann and tickets will also be sold at the door. Come out enjoy the Ottawa Valley’s premier source of entertainment while supporting the Sheenboro Nature Preserve!
FRED MEILLEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, June 30th, 2017 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex and Residence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac. The tournament will be held at the Island Brae (shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.) and Pontefract Golf Clubs(shotgun at 9 a.m.) Cost is $60 for golf and supper. $40 for golf only and $30 for supper only. Golf Cart Rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae (613-732-9022) and the Pontefract (819-683-3308) to reserve. A catered supper begins at 7 pm in the Chapeau Arena. All are welcome! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration forms are available at D.C. Bar & Grocery, L’Ancienne Banque, George’s Regal Beagle or Dave Vaillancourt (613-401-6953). Registration and payment by June 17th will be much appreciated!
CELEBRATING MARRIAGE BANQUET – THURSDAY, MAY 25TH, 2017: The Family Life and Youth Ministry Office and the Office of Faith Formation would like to celebrate and highlight the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage. All married couples are invited to attend our first annual dinner banquet at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall from 6 pm – 9 pm with guest speaker Patrick Sullivan, Catholic Lay Evangelist. There will be time for adoration and recognition of couples celebrating special anniversaries by Bishop Mulhall. Tickets ($40/couple) musty be purchased by May 18th. Contact Yvette Bourque (613)732-7933 x208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1531: Will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The main purpose of the meeting is to elect a new slate of officers for the coming year. Should any member wish to let his name stand for election or wish to nominate someone please contact Keith Martin. Any Catholic man wishing to become a member can contact Grand Knight Noel Leclaire.
MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Samuel Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kiersten Smith daughter of Robert Gerenser(deceased) and Leah Smith. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.
THANK YOU: The family of Robert Bobby Lamarche would like to sincerely thank Father Tim for the beautiful and consoling service for Bobby. Your kind words will carry us through in the days ahead. Thank you to the St Alphonsus choir with Colleen Fleming soloist for the beautiful hymns, and the altar server Meril Fleury for being there, and thank you to Pauline Lepine for all your informative preparation help. Thank you to those who prepared and dug the grave. Thank you to all who sent food to Rita house after the funeral service for the family and those who helped create it and serve in any way. Thank you to all who sent cards and called to help see us through this difficult time. And a special thank you to all who attended to make this farewell service for Bobby extra special. May God hold a special place for you all in return for your kindness and compassion towards us. Bobby’s family
ST. JOSEPH PARISH “BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG”: First Step Options is a charitable Christian agency designed to assist and give life-affirming information to those in a crisis pregnancy. It is not funded by the government so we are enlisting the aid of local area churches to help clients receive information, counsel, and support for their developing babies. We are inviting interested parishioners to take a baby bottle from the entrance of the church on Mother’s Day (May 14). You can fill it with change or make a donation and return the bottle (empty or full) to church on Father’s Day (June 18). Thank you for your interest in this endeavour. To answer any questions about this program or to learn more about First Step Options, please call Elaine at 689-2876 or Greta at 613-635-7440.
MEILLEUR RESIDENCE: The public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Meilleur Seniors Residence which will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm at Harrington Community Center, Chapeau. The architect and engineers have been hired and made their first site visit. Come out for a full update.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION: The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes will be holding a Public Consultation on Wednesday May 24th at 7pm at Harrington Hall to discuss upcoming changes to the zoning by-laws regarding agricultural zones. All residents are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact the Municipal Office at 689-2266.
|Notes from Fr. Tim|
|1) THANK YOU to everyone who made the recent St. Joseph’s fundraiser, ‘Where the Two Islands Meet’ a great success last Sunday. This event was the brainchild parishioners who stepped up and took a leadership role in organizing it for their parish church. We are very grateful for their initiative and hard work for the benefit of their friends and neighbours.
2) All three churches are facing some significant financial challenges as we work our way over the next couple of years through some major repairs and renovations to our buildings and properties. Fundraising projects such as last weekends will be essential to the success of these endeavours. So if you have an idea that will help to generate revenues for our three parishes, why not step up and see if you can realize the potential of your idea by bringing it to my attention?
3) Bible Study class continues on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. New members are always welcome.