Parish Bulletin – Sunday September 24, 2017 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Tommy Carroll

By:   The Family

Special intentions

By:   Frank & Janet Retty

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Romeo, Anita & Infant Mary Venasse

By: The Venasse Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Iona Morris

Betty Morris & Family

Mike Costello

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Darrell Belland

By: Pascal Sallafranque

Therese & Florian Allard

By: Gerry & Rachael Fitzpatrick

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Carol Price Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Janie, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne 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 $1007.00  
St. Joseph $1735.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick ( Monday, September 25th)
Chapeau $1355.00 Suzanne Lapierre (Monday, October 2nd)

ENVELOPE USER #183:  Would you kindly put your name and address on it. Thank you!

PARISH SUPPER SILENT AUCTION (St. Alphonsus):   Anyone wishing to donate an item for the Chapeau supper auction can still do so by dropping your item off at the Arena on Friday or Saturday morning.  Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated.

MARRIAGE BANNS: 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!!

ST. JOSEPH: The envelopes for the parish supper donation are at the back of the church. The one-time donation this year is to replace the income we usually receive from the parish supper. Please pick up an envelope if you haven’t already done so.

BOWLING: The season is here and we are looking for spares. If anyone is interested please call Yogi at 819-689-5508.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY: An invitation is extended to all to participate in the Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Amphitheatre to pray for the conversion of Canada. The Public Square Rosary Rally, sponsored by Canada Needs Our Lady will be one in over 600 rallies that will take place across Canada on that day. For more information, please call Laurie Mintha at       613-735-4065.

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 24th : Myrna Yaniszewski of Allumettes Island. October 1st : Lorna Roel of Chichester – After a career in teaching, Lorna took up painting inspired by the beauty of nature in her travels and surrounding area. She works mostly in acrylics and sometimes watercolors. Clothing Give away- new shipment in 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 . October 7, closed for the season. Reopen in May. Thank you for your patronage.

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-MOUNT ST. PATRICK:   On Sunday, September 24th Turkey, Ham & Beans       ………. from 12:30 p.m. Take-out dinners for quick service. Cost is Adults $14.00 and Children $6.00.   There will be crafts, Bingo & Games, Ticket Drawings, Religious Articles, Pickles, Jams, Large Selection of Garage Sale Items, Musical Entertainment by the Renfrew County Fiddlers.   Mass at 12:15 p.m.. We’ll meet you at “The Mountain.

30th Annual National Life Chain – Pembroke Area:  The ‘30th Annual National Life Chain’ will be held on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants will gather in the parking lot of Festival Hall. Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-lifers standing in honor of 59 million lives lost to abortion, praying for our nation, for people in crisis situations and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Next Sunday is our Chapeau Parish Supper. Please be generous in your donations of pies! They are a BIG draw for those who come. We are also always open to volunteers to help with the various stages of preparation, to serve the meal, and to help with the various draws and activities. Here’s a quick schedule for the week when you can come to the arena to help: Thursday – 9 am. (Preparing the dressing) Saturday – 9 am. (Peeling and preparing the vegetables) Sunday – 11:30 to end (Serving at the tables and clean-up). Your assistance is very much appreciated.

2) One of the most important tasks that we as Catholics need to improve is in our learning what the Church actually believes and teaches. To this end, I will be beginning a series of classes to help us all grow in this knowledge. These are in addition to the Bible Study Group (Thursdays at 7 pm in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy) that we’ve been running for the past two years. Here’s a quick rundown of what we will offering this year:

a)     A ten-week video course called ‘Catholicism’ will be offered in the Chapeau sacristy on Wednesdays following the 10 am. morning mass. This will begin on October 11th.

b)     A six-week video series entitled: ‘Catholicism: The Pivotal Players’. Each week will deal with one person from our Catholic history who played a key role in helping to define and promote our faith such as St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, and G.K. Chesterton. This series will be offered in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy on first Friday of the month following the 10 am mass beginning in November 2017.

c)     The Teachings of St. Pope John Paul II. I will be leading a discussion group during which we will look at one encyclical a week. The program will start in the January 2018. Time and date have yet to be determined.

3) Aspyn Carroll, the daughter of Tom and Kerri Carroll of Chapeau is in need of our prayers. She has admitted to CHEO in Ottawa with an acute case of leukemia. She will need to remain fulltime in the hospital for at least the next few months for treatments. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

4) Congratulations to the parishioners in Sheenboro. The increase in Sunday offerings has been remarkable so far this year and we are slowly building up the reserves needed to effect repairs to the Church, Hall, and grounds. There can be no doubt that your care and support of St. Paul the Hermit Church is an inspiration to me and I’m sure to parishioners in all three of our parishes. Thank you… and let’s all keep up the great work!!

4) We are in desperate need of someone (or two… or three) to step forward and help teach our Francophone students their catechism program. At this point, there’s no one! Please give me a call at the parish office if you are willing to help those students who are either unable or uncomfortable to participate in the English classes.

5) Due to the Parish Supper in Chapeau next weekend, our parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. If you have any announcements to be included in the bulletin, please ensure to get them to the office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday. Thanks.

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