Parish Bulletin – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 15, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Frances Tallon Giroux

By:   Mike & Rosa Mainville

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  In Thanksgiving for a favour received

By: A parishioner

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Reg & Dora Cahill

By: The Cahill Family

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Claire & Raymond Gleason

By: Betty & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Hughette Groulx

By: Hector & Yvonne Landry

Lorna Bresseau

By: Kevin & Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Missa Pro Populo


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Paul Morris
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Peter

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

Parish Collection Counter (9:00 a.m.)
Sheen $1170.00  
St. Joseph $1425.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday October 23rd
Chapeau $1775.00  

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

ST.JOSEPH’S C.W.L: Short C.W.L meeting after Mass on Friday, October 20th. Thank you!

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: On Wednesday, October 25th we will be having a mass at 10:00 a.m. for all the deceased members of the Young at Heart followed by a Pot Luck at 11:30 a.m. A general meeting will take place afterwards with cards to follow. For more information please call Jeannette 819-689-2856.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH: Please have the ticket money to me (Donna) by the 21st of this month. We will have the draw on the 22nd at the end of mass. Thank you for all Your Hard Work.

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.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 OTTAWA: Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on November 3-4. Early bird deadline is October 2. Youth Workshop for Senior High and up is on Friday, November 3. For information:;; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships.

Knights of Columbus Council 1531: Jennifer Layman will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke. Her topic will be the Pembroke and Area Airport. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue and is open to everyone.

FRIENDS OF PERU: We had our annual meeting and the donations from 2016 were very generous and served to meet the needs of many people in the parish of Chincha Baja. We were able to help some who needed help with education, others with health problems, other with poverty and some of the needs of our parish and the priests. Thanks for your help. We will have envelopes at the back of the church on Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Please take one and when you give your donations, place them in the collection. If you have an email address please add it on the envelope. Thank you for your generous gifts and we will make sure that 100 % of it goes to those in need. Income tax receipts will be provided.   Jim and Alicia Keogh(email ajkeogh12@gmail

Annual Celebration of Life Dinner: The Annual Celebration of Life Dinner, sponsored by the Renfrew County Right to Life, will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Pembroke. Friendship Hour will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. with guest speakers, Donalee Loback of First Step Options and Dr. Deacon Bob McDonald of Barry’s Bay. Tickets are $25/adult and $15/student. For reservations, call Barb Austin at 613-735-6265 or Sue Dagenais at 613-401-6482.

Important Gathering – Call to Register: A formation day for parish catechists will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Mary Parish, 284 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke. Guest speakers will be Bishop Mulhall and Fr. Ryan Holly. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided – please inform the office if you have any food allergies. There is no registration fee but registration is necessary. The formation day is open to all catechists, those interested in the ministry, pastors, deacons and pastoral assistants. To register, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or by November 1, 2017.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) Bible Study Classes continue on Thursday evenings in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy at 7 pm. Now more than ever since we have space to grow, new members are always welcome!

2) This Wednesday after the 10 am Mass in Chapeau we will be viewing the 2nd presentation in the ‘Catholicism‘ series by Bishop Robert Barron in the Church sacristy. Each video is a little over 30 minutes in length and offers tremendous insights and lessons about what and why we believe what we do as Catholics. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Gospel message and our faith. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first Friday of each month beginning with November 3rd when we will begin to watch ‘The Pivotal Players‘. This is a series that looks at major figures who played a ‘pivotal’ role in our Catholic history. The first DVD is a look at the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

3) We will be posting a breakdown of finances for the Chapeau Parish Supper that was held at the start of the month. Even though we are awaiting the arrival of one last bill, it is clear that it was another financial success which will allow us to pay for the heating of that church throughout the coming cold months of winter and spring. That’s something we can all be most grateful for!!!

4) On a personal note, I wish to share something with everyone. As I think many of our parishioners are aware, I suffered a severe burn-out a few years back near the end of my term as pastor in Mattawa. As a consequence of that event, I have had to battle the demon of depression pretty much constantly in the years that followed. Anyone who has had to deal with this illness knows that it can be extremely debilitating and paralyzing and it affects one’s ability to sometimes accomplish even the most basic of personal tasks. It’s come to my attention that these failings sometimes become a staple of local gossip and commentary. As a result, I’d like to suggest the following: If you see that I am struggling, please do me the kindness of asking me how I’m doing and let me know that you’re keeping me in your prayers, especially when it’s evident I am going through a rough time. Such supports as this go much further than you might realize in helping me to climb out of the hole that depression creates in my life. It is most assuredly far more helpful to me than just complaining among yourselves when you notice the evidence that I’m walking through a difficult time. I love being your priest and spiritual father and trust that despite my many flaws and failings, you appreciate me being here. I know therefore that I can count on your assistance in helping me to overcome this particular demon in my life by bringing your concerns and support directly to me when required. Thank you. Fr. Tim

5) It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Mr. Basil Hearty of Chichester, QC. Basil died in the Ottawa Hospital on October 10, 2017. He leaves Beatrice his partner of many years. Also grieving his passing are Norman, Daniel, and Joshua, and his 6 grandchildren Aaron, Adam, Ashley, Aden, Brooklyn, and Payton and one great-grandchild, Colton as well as many nieces, nephews, and children fostered by Basil and Beatrice over many years. At Basil’s request, there will be no wake or funeral Mass, only a private graveside service when his ashes are interred in his parents’ grave in Chapeau. Please keep his soul and the consolation of his family in your prayers.



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