Parish Bulletin – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 12, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  For a favour received

By:   A Parishioner

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Judy Bechamp

By: Almira & Neil McGuire

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Jerry Harrington & Lawrence Matt

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Carl Taylor

By: Joan Taylor

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Loretta Reid

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Harold & Iveagh Duff

By: Leonard & Atje Duff

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Deceased Members of the CWL

St. Alphonsus CWL

Larry Bowers

By: Jennifer & J.P. Allard


Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Eulalia Ryan Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Lise Mainville André, Meril

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 $630.00  
St. Joseph $1315.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, November 13th
Chapeau $1508.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 20th

FRIENDS OF PERU: Friends of Peru: Thank you for your donations. There is still time to put your offering in our special envelope at church as we leave for Peru on Nov. 19 ,2017. If you have any refundable bottles that you can drop off or cash in for this cause, they will be appreciated. Last year I did not write any newsletters but I will try to do better this time. Thank you for your help over the years.       James and Alicia   

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL: With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. March 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights following in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary and the Apostles. Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes & meals except lunches. $3849 per person (double occ) Limited Space. Information meeting Mon. November 27 St. Columbkille at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613) 732-5739 email

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue, Tuesday, Nov. 14. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

The annual memorial mass for deceased 4th and 3rd degree members of the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Members, their families and families of those deceased members are welcome to attend as are members of the parishes in Pembroke.

CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa at the Harrington Community Center. To enter a float, contact Patrick Fleming at 819-689-1061. This event is sponsored by the Chapeau Lions Club and the Chapeau RA.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH-PAROISSE STE-ANNE PARISH C.W.L-ISLE-DU-GRAND-CALUMET, QC: Will be held on Sunday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Adult $12.00 and Children 10 and under $5.00.   Bake Sale, Artisans’ Market & Draws at the Municipal Hall 8 montée Monseigneur Martel. Everyone Welcome! Please bring a non-perishable food item to the Brunch for donation to Bouffe Pontiac.

M.A.I.T.C: A great Christmas idea book 3 of family descendants, mayors, secretary treasurers of Allumette Island since 1846. Books are available at the Municipal Office and the CWL Craft show on Sunday, November 19th.

CHAPEAU GALLERY: Animal Aid Pontiac is hosting a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 244 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec. All proceeds go to the A.A.P.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: The Annual CWL Craft Sale and Chicken Pot Pie Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 19th from (10 A.M. – 3 P.M.) at Harrington Community Centre. Good chance to find some unique Christmas gifts. Call Joan (819-689-2523) to book your table!

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held on Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS; The next children’s catechism class will be held on Sunday, December 3rd classes begin at 9:15. If there are any children that missed the first session, parents be advised that it is your responsibility to call the office and arrange to have your children’s book before the next session. Thank you for your cooperation.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to all the candidates who participated in last Sunday’s municipal elections. Stepping up and putting one’s name forward to serve their fellow citizens is essential to maintain the health of our democratic system of government. The number of candidates in our area proved that we well understand this truth here in the upper Pontiac. Whether someone won or lost their particular contest, they deserve our thanks and admiration for their willingness to put their name forward for our consideration for office. Bravo to one and all.

2) We’ve FINALLY got the Chapeau furnaces running again. My sincere apologies to everyone who had to shiver throughout the last two Sunday Masses. Let’s just hope that the difficulties we faced at the start of the heating season will bear truth to the old adage, ‘Bad start… Good finish’.

3) Bible Study classes continue on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s. The video series ‘Catholicism’ continues to be watched each Wednesday at 10:30 am in Chapeau for the next six weeks. These are both excellent opportunities to grow in our understanding of our Catholic faith – something we all need to do if we wish to be able to accomplish the task of rebuilding the practice of the faith in our area.

4) This weekend’s gospel speaks of keeping one’s lamp lit. It’s fair to say that anyone would question your wisdom if you suggested checking your fuel tank with a lit match or going scuba diving with the light app on your smartphone. There is the right light source for the right situation, and, usually, the more light, the better. In our lives, we shouldn’t content ourselves with a lit match worth of illumination when it comes to wisdom. The more light to show the way, the better. If you find your light has grown a little ‘dim’ lately, perhaps it’s time to take some quiet time in prayer to allow God to top you up with sufficient grace to shine to the best of your ability.

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