Parish Bulletin – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday July 16, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Patrick Sullivan

By:   The Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Marie McCrea

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. Mc Crea

By: Maria DeSouza

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Anne Morris Malone(Ann.)

By: Malone & Morris Families

John Lapierre & Iona Morris

By: Susanne & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Claudette Lawlor

By: Joe Lawlor

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK  Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, Lauretta Reid, Ashton Godin, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter Monday’s at 9:00 a.m.
Sheen $1,072.00 Janet Retty, Monday, July 17th
St. Joseph $1,826.00  
Chapeau $2,195.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, July 24th

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between David Vaillancourt son of Andre Vaillancourt and Mary Ann Keon and Kelsey McDonald daughter of Stephen McDonald and Shannon Morris. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

THANK YOU: The Sheenboro Canada Day Committee would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make our Canada 150 celebrations such a success. This is an enormous undertaking and without your generous support, hard work and dedication, these festivities would not be happening. We also acknowledge those who took the time to decorate and enter a float into our parade which continues to be the largest in the region. A very big thank you to those who donated items to our silent auction, to those who purchased items, and to our sponsors: Frank Carroll Financial,  Art Fleming and Sons,  Promutuel Assurance, and Pontiac Ouest Marketing. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. If you have a suggestion that would make next year’s Canada day even better, please join us, or send an email to us at jeaniegleason@gmail.comThe Canada Day Committee

THANK YOU: Silent Auction: A great big thank you to all from near and far for your support of our (Sheen’s) silent auction. We made $2872 this year!! We absolutely could not have done it without our multitude of donors and buyers. You are most generous. Silent Auction Committee

RIBFEST-FORT WILLIAM-On Saturday, July 22. Dinner & entertainment at the Fort from 5 pm to close sponsored by the Sheenboro Dock Committee. Tickets $25 in advance please. Tickets are available from Don Lepine at Lepine’s Garage, Charlie Vaillancourt at Chichester Grocery or call 819-689-5300. We deliver, see you on the beach.

REMINDER PARENTS – UPPER PONTIAC SUMMER DAY CAMP IS NOW OPENED AND RUNNING UNTIL AUGUST 25TH. If your child is not registered for the summer and you would like to drop them off for a day here and there.   You can do so at a cost of $10 per day. This Camp is for children ages 4-12 years old. Hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Sponsored by Chapeau R.A.

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Canada there is a one-day bus trip to Ottawa on September 6th for $139 per person. Twenty dollars is required now to reserve your seat. Call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 for more information.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: The Chapeau Gallery & Garage sale is now opened. (The month of July open Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Come & visit the new art work & artisans displays & gift shop, etc… Bake Sale on Sunday, July 2nd after mass.

WALK THE OPEONGO LINE – JULY 2730: A walking pilgrimage to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to St. Anne’s, Cormac. For more information and to register go to or contact Fr. Scott Murray or 613 735-6392.

PARISH SUPPER-ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH- CAMPBELL’S BAY, QC: On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Parish Centre. The menu is Turkey, Ham and trimmings- Homemade pies. Adults $15, Children 12 & Under: $6, Toddlers Free. Welcome to all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners.

 Congratulations to Evelyn Elizabeth Brook’s, daughter of Jeff and Whitney who was baptized into our Catholic faith last Sunday in Chapeau. Please pray for our newest Church member.

 A missionary priest works in rural India among the poor. The monsoons come and the Villagers warn him that the river is rising and he must come with them to the shelters in the hills, but the missionary refuses to go, saying “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.” The river keeps rising, the priest climbs on a local roof to stay dry and a rescue boat crew comes, telling him to get in and they will bring him to safety. The priest refuses, saying “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.”
The river rises and the priest is perched on the building chimney. A rescue helicopter comes to save him, but he says “God will rescue me so that you may have faith.”
The priest drowns and stands before God at judgement and says “Lord, I don’t understand! I had such faith that you would save me, why am I here so young?”
God says “What? I sent you smart Villagers, a rescue boat and a helicopter. What did you expect, an engraved invitation?”

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Attention Chapeau Parishioners: There will be a press conference at St. Alphonsus Church on Tuesday (July 18) at 10:30 am, immediately following the10 am Mass. There will be an important announcement made regarding our parish repair project. Please make an effort to attend if at all possible. Thank you.

2) I wish to express my deep appreciation to Mike & Rita Fox who organized and ran a draw during the Canada Day festivities in Sheenboro with a signed NHL jersey as the prize. Thanks to their initiative, they raised in excess of $700 for the upkeep and care of St. Paul the Hermit Church. I wish to congratulate them on providing such a stellar example of commitment and support for their parish and I pray that many others will follow their example in the future.

3) Today’s readings remind us that the soul, like soil, must be good if we expect good things to grow from it. In today’s First Reading we’re taught that God’s word comes down like the rain to nourish the earth and help good things grow. In the Second Reading Paul reminds us that sin did not just mess up agriculture; it messed up the designs of creation itself by diverting it from its purpose. Today’s Gospel is the Parable of the Sower, and the seed being sown is the Word of God trying to make its way into a soul. Through the parable, Our Lord explains the obstacles to the Word of God bearing good fruit. Our Lord invites us to see the difference between hearing something and listening, between looking at something and seeing it. Just as farmers till the soil we have to be active in letting the Word of God bear fruit in our life by cultivating the soil of our soul.


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