Parish Bulletin – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 22, 2107

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Mary Carroll

By:   The Brisard Family

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Deceased Members of the Young at Heart
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By:   Maria DeSouza

Friday 6:00 PM

St. Joseph

  Andrew Gribbon

By: Colleen & Family

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Allan Dick

By: Sharon Gribbon

Souls in Purgatory

By: Genevieve Bresseau

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Andrew Keon

By: Mado Keon & Family

Noelle Kennedy

By: Mary & Dick Edwards


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Ron Price
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, Gail

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Sandra Fletcher McGuire, 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 $735.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, October 30th


St. Joseph $1427.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday October 23rd
Chapeau $1267.00  

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

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASSES: Will be starting back on Sunday, November 5th at Dr. Wilbert Keon School beginning at 9:15 a.m. Children in grades 1 to 5 are welcome.

COMMEMORATION OF THE REFORMATION A SERVICE OF COMMON PRAYER: You are all invited to attend this service that will be held at St. Columbkille Cathedral parish in Pembroke, ON on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Let us pray together that this historical event will be remembered and become a means to ever greater fruitfulness.

HALLOWEEN DANCE: On Saturday, October 28th at the Sheenboro Parish Hall from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Municipal Office or from your local firemen. All proceeds towards the Pontiac Ouest Fire Department.

SHEENBORO: will be holding their Remembrance Day services on Sunday, November 5th at 11am. The parish hall is required for the election, therefore this year we will not be having a lunch following the service at the cenotaph. For those who would like to place a wreath please confirm with Larry Gleason, Billy Brennan or Dick Edwards.

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: This 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.

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) Here are ’10 Commandments’ we should follow if we are going to be effective ‘Evangelical Catholics’ and rebuild our church and culture.

1. Don’t get mad. Reframe.
2. Shed light, not heat.
3. People won’t remember what you said as much as how you made them feel.
4. Show, don’t tell.
5. Think in threes.
6. Be positive — remember to say “yes.”
7. Compassion counts.
8. Numbers aren’t everything.
9. It’s not about you.
10. It’s about witnessing, not winning.

Find out how to use these commandments by visiting:

2) I’ve been warmed and encouraged by the response to my comment last week about my own struggles as your pastor. I only wish to state that the reason for my sharing last week was entirely my own. It was not intended as a remark about anyone’s recent comments or conduct towards me but only to offer my explanation and apology for my personal failings over the past number of months and to ensure you that I recognize the need to improve. We are stronger together as a parish community when we each honestly reach out to one another to ask for help and understanding. Thank you, one and all for your continuing kind support and prayers.

3) Bible Study Classes are canceled for this coming week so that I can attend the Annual Right to Life Banquet in Pembroke. They will resume next Thursday at their regular time and place.

4) We continue to watch the video series ‘Catholicism’ by +Robert Barron on Wednesday mornings following the 10 am Mass in the Chapeau sacristy. The first of the ‘Pivotal Players’ series will be shown at St. Joseph’s sacristy on Friday, November 3rd after the 10 am Mass there. Both these series are an excellent way to deepen our understanding of our faith. Everyone is always welcome.

5) I’m pleased to announce that St. Paul the Hermit Parish has just received a $25,000 donation to the parish cemetery from the estate of Fr. Doug Morris. Have you ever considered leaving a bequest to your parish in your will? It’s one of the ways that can make a world of difference in keeping a parish open and active.

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