Parish Bulletin – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 23, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass


10:00 AM


  Sharon Sullivan

By:   St. Alphonsus CWL

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A Parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. Mc Crea

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Lucy Sullivan

By: Terry, Sheila & Paul Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Donald Retty

By: Raymond Morris

Alvin Smith

By: Shelley Smith

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Frank, Lillian, Francis & Jacqueline Lepine

By: Alvin Lepine

Mr. Alphire & Zita Demers

By: Daughter Madeleine & Aurel Chaput


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita Keogh
Chapeau Lise Mainville André, Janie

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 $910.00  
St. Joseph $1,340.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, July 31st
Chapeau $1,630.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, July 24th

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Matthew Karl Juliusson son of Stefan Tait and Christina Juluisson-Morse and Marie Louise Lair daughter of Pierre Lair and Edith Adam. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

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 through 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.

ROY’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, August 4th at Island Brae Golf Course & Club de Golf Pontefract. Proceeds to the Pontiac West Fire Services and Residence Meilleur. Entry Fee $60 includes (golf, supper, prizes) Golf only $40 Supper only $30. Supper served at Sheenboro Parish Hall 6 pm (salad, steak, baked potato, dessert) Register in advance at George’s bar 819-689-2715   Book your carts in advance!!

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.

Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery is open for the summer – Friday, Saturday and Sundays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Come visit the artists and artisans new creations.  Featuring- paintings, pen and ink prints of landmarked sites, folk art, fused glass, hand painting and etched glass, homemade bath products, jewelry, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and much more.  Feature Artist – Patsy Allard of Allumette Island – Paints in acrylic, knits, crochets and sews baby clothes, quilts, hats, mittens, and scarves, etc. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.

Next Bake Sale – Sunday, August 6th after mass.  Thank you for your support.

July 30th – Sheri Leadston of Cornwall – Proud owner of the Little Cottage Soap Shop.  She makes luxurious bath products using all natural ingredients.

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.


Public Consultation: Meeting will be held to discuss the Future plans for a Waterfront Trail & Park in Chichester Village on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Chichester Fire hall. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will sponsor a bus for people wishing to attend the annual pilgrimage to the shrine at Cormac on July 30.  The bus will pick up pilgrims at Holy Name Church at 8:45; St. Jean Baptiste at 8:55; St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9:05 and Our Lady of Lourdes at 9:15. The bus will leave Cormac shortly after the 11 a.m. mass.

A visiting Priest was attending a breakfast in Ohio Farm County.  He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning.  After all were seated, the older farmer began: Lord, I hate buttermilk. The Priest opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, Lord, I hate lard. Now the Priest was overly worried.  However, without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour. Just as the Priest was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, But Lord, when you mix them ’em all together and bake ’em up, I do love fresh biscuits.  So Lord, when things come up we do not like, when life gets hard, when we just do not understand what you are sayin’ to us, we just need to relax and wait till You are done mixing, and probably it will be somethin’ even better than biscuits.  Amen.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Congratulations to Cody Carroll and Andrea England who were married last weekend in Chapeau. Please pray that they have a long and happy life together!

2) We are starting to move into a summer vacation schedule in August. This will mean that there will be no weekday Masses during the entire month and the office will be closed every Friday. We appreciate your understanding in allowing both Pauline and myself a much-needed summer vacation.

3) The tickets are available for the Chapeau Parish Supper beginning this weekend. We are counting on every family selling or purchasing at least 10 books of tickets. The prizes this year begin with a handmade quilt followed by a number of substantial cash prizes. Please help make this project a financial success. We need the funds!!

4) Our prayers and condolences to the families of Marian McGuire-Rochon and Rene Picotte whose funerals were celebrated this past week. May God bring them peace in their time of bereavement.

5) Some folks have said that they find it hard to believe that what I have said is happening in the Pontiac Hospital is true. I don’t blame them given how horrific the situation is. But here is a quote taken from the email I received from this second case to prove my point:  “I too was struggling with this same issue at the Shawville Hospital for an elderly relative who also had a bladder infection. By the time I realized that when the doctor said she would keep him comfortable she meant pain medication and had no intention of giving an antibiotic for a bladder infection, I argued for treatment. She told me, in front of him, he was going to die…and die soon. I told this doctor and her replacement on hospital rotation that it was his decision and mine as POA (to be treated).They both said no that it was up to the doctor to decide in their opinion the best course of action or apparently if you are over 80, inaction.”

Happily, this case eventually had a positive outcome as she was able to find a doctor who prescribed the necessary antibiotics to treat the infection. “He has (now) been able to resume bladder function and is walking again with assistance. 


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