Parish Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10 September 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  Romeo & Anita & Infant Mary Venasse

By: The Venasse Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  In Thanksgiving for favour received

By: A parishioner

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Grace Allard & Bobby Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Stewart Brazeau

By: Jerry & Marie Paul Muldoon

Gib Lapierre

By: Barry Gauthier

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Shirley & Andrew Gribbon

By: James & Kathleen Gribbon

Marian McGuire Rochon

By: Lois & Jimmy Tierney & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Paul Morris
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Mariette

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Roseann Gagnon, 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 $775.00 Martin Flood ( Monday, September 11th)
St. Joseph $1435.00  
Chapeau $1896.00 Donna Gagnon (Monday, September 18th)

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.

ST. ALPHONSUS : Could the user of the Envelope number 183 please put your name and address on your envelope so we can put you into the system or call the office @ 819-689-5232. Thank you.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Haines son of Ronald Haines and Chantal Roberge and Nathalie Isabelle St. Cyr daughter of Armand St. Cyr and Simone Demers. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

There is a promise of marriage between Aimé Daryl Allard son of Patrick Allard and Janet Cadieux and Emma Noranda Romain daughter of Julie Romain and Jody Throp. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Church.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Will be hosting the card parties for the next 3 months beginning October 2nd. We will not be asking for sandwiches or squares but donations of prizes(e.g. paper towels, kleenex, a bag of sugar-such things are useful and not overly expensive). These could be given to Gail, Joan or Janie anytime. The proceeds from these parties help with our donation towards the upkeep of the hall. Thank you for your participation!!

PARISH SUPPER SILENT AUCTION (St. Alphonsus):  Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can contact Helen 819-689-5271 or Gene 819-689-2410.  Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated.

Tuesday Social Club:  will be getting back to its weekly meetings at Harrington Community Center on September 12 from 1 to 3. Bring a friend and take part in our social time. For info call Angie 689-2486 or Bernie 689-5223.

Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac – An update – The architectural work is complete, and the engineering work is complete. The project is now listed on the public tendering website for contractors to bid. Closing date for bids is September 28. Final approval by the SHQ will be given if the bids are close to the estimates of the architect. A further update will be given after the opening of bids on Sept. 28. On behalf of the Board of Directors, a big THANK YOU for all the support received from the Upper Pontiac communities! William Archambault, President.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Hi folks. This is the time of the year again when you have to renew your membership. Starting next Wednesday, September 13th at 1 p.m. we will be meeting again to play cards. Please don’t hesitate to come and join us and have some fun. More activities will follow.

SHEENBORO HERITAGE DAY-SEPTEMBER 23: The Parish dinner for this event is seeking donations of pies, homemade bread and pickles. If you can donate, please contact Joann McCann at or call at 819-689-2299. A schedule of the events for the day is the following: Mass at 4 pm; Unveiling of Monument at 5pm; Pork Supper at 5:30 pm; and Tribute through song 7 pm and Dance at 8 pm with the Ryan Bros. If you have reserved tickets, please contact Lorna Agnesi.

Chapeau Gallery News: The Gallery hours from September 9th to October 7th are Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale.  ‘Someone’s throw away – someone’s treasure’.  Next Bake Sale –Sunday, October 8th after mass.  Thank you for your support. Feature Artist : September 10th Ruth Hearty of Fort Coulonge – From a tender age, creating and painting fascinated her. She is drawn towards nostalgia and often incorporates this in her paintings. Nature and old heritage buildings inspire her and are among her favourites. September 17th : Eddy Schmitt of Petawawa/Allumette Island-Eddy has over eighty different herbs and spices and 100% unpasteurized honey and beeswax candles.  Clothing Give away- for Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Teenagers and infants at 106 St. Jacques Street(next to the church). Every Saturday and Sunday September 16th to October 7th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your bag(s) and fill it up with good used clothing. Follow us on Facebook at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie.

M.A.I.T.C: The 3rd Edition of Family Descendents, also includes the Mayors and Secretary- Treasurers of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes since 1847 are now available at the Municipal Office and Chapeau Gallery. Cost is $25.00.

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

Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will install its new slate of officers on Sept. 26 in the hall on Ellis Avenue. The night starts with mass at 7 p.m., to be followed by the installation ceremony. Members, their spouses and families are invited to attend.

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.

 PARISH SUPPER-OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH – LAPASSE : On Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00- p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall, Lapasse. Country Style Home Cooking Turkey & Ham Dinner. Adults $15.00 Children under 12 years $6.00. Children under 4 years free.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Bible Study: It’s time to start our Bible study group for the new school year! We will be starting our journey through Paul’s Letter to the Romans as our first project. Meetings will be held in the sacristy of St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday evenings beginning at 7 pm. New members are always welcome.

2) We congratulate Stephanie Turner and Gabriel Lemaire who were married in the Chapeau church this weekend. Please pray for the long term happiness of this newly married couple.

3) Speaking of marriages, dates for next year are already beginning to fill in the weekends for next year. Don’t delay in contacting the parish if you are planning to your nuptials to ensure that you can reserve the date of your dreams! Remember too that the Marriage Preparation Program is MANDATORY for all couples and it is offered only three times between now and next summer. Space is limited for these preparation programs so don’t delay in reserving a space. Call the parish office if you require more information.

4) Since I raised the issue of telephones, I wish to advise everyone that we’re giving up on our experiment of obtaining our phone service in the Chapeau office through our internet connection. It was a valiant attempt to save money as our internet provider was offering it as a free service to the parish but ‘free’ is of little value when the phones only work properly a small percentage of the time. Bell Canada will be installing a regular phone line this week and will be issuing us a local number at that time. It is going to be 819-689-5757. But since the phones are not to be installed until next Friday (Sept 15th) don’t try calling before then!

5) Attention Catechists: It’s time to start preparing for this year’s program. Please call the parish office and confirm with either Pauline or me if you are willing to help teach our parish children our Catholic faith once again this year. We are always looking for more people to help with this important work so new catechists are certainly most welcome too!

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