Sunday Bulletin – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 August, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday  St. Joseph  11:00 am Funeral: Loretta Durocher-Reid
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Iona Morris

By: Carmelita Ouelette

Donald Retty

By: Laetitia Tardiff Peacock

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Loella Trimm

Members of the Chapeau Gallerie

Rob Brunette

By: Mom & Dad


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Viola Fleury, Cindy Chevalier, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Judy Bechamp, 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 $843.00  
St. Joseph $1,385.00  
Chapeau $1,735.00 Catherine Keon-Godin (August 28th)


ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our Chapeau parish supper will soon be approaching ( Sunday, October 1st ). Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Gabriel Victor Lemaire son of Victor Lemaire and Gail Ryan and Stephanie Diane Turner daughter of Kenneth Turner and Chantal Chaput. The wedding will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

Thank you: Tim Doyle would like to express his sincerest thank-you and gratitude for all the expressions of sympathy at the time of the death of his mother, Cammie. Thank-you to family, friends, and neighbours for the memorial donations and masses as well as donations of food, flowers and visits to the house. Thank-you to Father Moyle, St. Paul the Hermit Choir, and those who prepared the grave. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Festival au Style de L’Isle/Islandfest will celebrate the Island way on Saturday August 26! Join in activities for all ages and interests: kids zone including Skyza inflatables and more, vendors market, duck race, agricultural activities, touch-a-truck display, antique car show, home-run derby with a pitching machine, firefighting demonstration, church and gallery tours and craft sales, rib dinner, street dance. There will also be tours of the Convent if you can add that where it mentions tours of the church and rectory. Tickets for the rib dinner must be purchased in advance by Tuesday August 22 and are available at the municipal office, Conroy’s or Trimmer’s. The Ramblin’ Valley Band and a whole lot more. Even free ice cream!!  Tickets for the rib dinner catered by Cheryl Smith are $20 and available at the municipal office in Chapeau or at Trimmer’s fries.

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 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, jewellery, designer doll clothes, herbs, spices, unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, knitting, crocheting, and many more.   Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.

Next Bake Sale – this Sunday, September 3rd after mass.  Thank you for your support.

Feature Artist: August 20th – Margaret Lynch of Ottawa/Allumette Island – She describes her art as the way she sees the sacred in ordinary things. Fruit, flowers, and landscapes speak soulfully and joyfully through her artwork. August 27th: Andrea Brunette of Kanata/Sheenboro-Following a rewarding career in the healing arts, she is focusing her creativity in her paintings in oil, acrylic, and mixed media.


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.

 Pastoral Care Department of the Pembroke Regional Hospital is in need of the following kind and generous people to serve as: Pastoral Care Volunteer Visitors: Spending a few minutes to speak with patients on a one-to-one basis. You would be given a list of several patients to see, spending approximately 10-15 minutes with each. We are looking for 10 additional visitors. Eucharistic Ministers: Celebrating the Eucharist with Roman Catholic patients wishing to have Holy Communion that day. We are looking for 8 additional ministers.

Should you consider either of these ways of helping those who are confined to hospital, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at 613-732-2811 ext. 6264. If there is no one in the office, please leave your name and telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

WEST PONTIAC CONECTS: Project Choice 12 Skills Link Program is looking for participants!  If you are:- 15-30 years old- Unemployed or underemployed (not in receipt of EI)- Need to improve and upgrade your job skills, computer, and life skills- Willing to commit to a 23 week, paid program that focuses on getting you a job including a 10 week training phase and 13 week work placement. Phone Chrissy Payne at West Pontiac Connects at 819-689-2878 or email us at by August 25, 2017.  Please note that the program will be held in English.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) We extend our sympathy and prayers to the family of Lauretta Durocher-Reid (nee Gallagher) who died this week. She is being waked from the Hayes Funeral Home in Chapeau on Sunday and her funeral will be held in St. Joseph’s on Monday. Burial will be in the Waltham cemetery. Visit the parish blog ( for more details.

2) Please keep Mr. M.J. Sullivan of Chapeau in your prayers in the wake of the destruction of his house in a fire this past week. Thankfully no one was injured but the loss of one’s home to a fire is devastating for anyone to endure.

3) Have you picked up your parish draw tickets to buy or sell yet? We count on your help in making this important part of the parish suppers a success.

4) Congratulations to Brian Begrowicz and Chelsea Smith who were married in the St. Joseph’s Church this weekend. May God bless them a long and happy life together.

5) Last weekend we welcomed Lucy Johnson, infant daughter of Keah Adams and Ian Johnson as she was baptized into our Catholic Church. Please remember to pray for her and her family as she grows in her faith.

6) We will be resuming our Bible Study classes in mid-September. We’ve moved the site of the classes to the St. Joseph’s Sacristy but the time remains the same: Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm. Now would be a great time to reserve that space on your calendars so that you can join in the study of God’s word and it’s meaning for your life.

7) The handmade quilts which are the top prize for the St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph’s Parish draws are on display in each church. They are there to act as an incentive to both buy and sell tickets. Please remember that we ask every family to either purchase or sell no less than 10 books of tickets to ensure the success of each draw. I thank you in advance for your cooperation.


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