Parish Bulletin – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 19, 2017

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Edmond Vaillancourt & Noella Chaput

By:   Therese Vaillancourt

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Teresa Conroy

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For the intentions of Fr. MacRae

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Sharon Gribbon

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Bill Keon

By: Lois & Barry

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Deceased Member of the C.W.L

By: Chapeau C.W.L

Judy Bechamp

By: Peter Smith

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Ron Price
Chapeau Helen Nephin Helen, 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 $630.00 Angie Retty, Monday, November27th)
St. Joseph $1255.00  
Chapeau $1265.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 20th

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

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Don’t forget the CWL Craft Sale and Luncheon this Sunday (November 19th) at Harrington Community Centre.

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 please 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. The Confirmation class will meet with Fr. Tim immediately after the 10:30 mass in the Sacristy.

FLU SHOTS: The next flu shot will take place on Monday, November 27th at Harrington Community Center from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Please be sure to bring your health card. Thank you.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Chapeau Christmas Evening Mass. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. We are also looking for older boys and girls to join our Choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please see Hélène Chartrand, Chantal Lair, Lise Vaillancourt or Louis Schryer after mass to sign-up or call 819-689-2320. Our practices will be held on Sundays Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th following mass and on Friday, Dec. 23rd at 5 p.m. Thank you!

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.

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. 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 Keogh   

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 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.

TWO DAY CHRISTMAS SALE AT THE CHAPEAU CONVENT: Will be held on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Christmas decorations galore and holiday gifts will be for sale, *Patricia Graveline ‘’Resident Convent Artist’’ Paintings will be for sale also. *Several Items will be up for Auction.  Cash is the method of payment for all purchases. Come enjoy some refreshments and treats for everyone. **Coming Soon Website outlining the future plans for the former Convent and Patricia’s Paintings will be advertised on this site and her paintings will be for sale at Restaurants in Ottawa in early spring of 2018. **Some proceeds will be directed towards the Chapeau Regional Gallery**

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre. Chapeau, Qc. Come check out over 20 local Vendor’s and Crafter’s. Lunch and baked good available for purchase. Contact: Tara Homuth 819-689-2579. All money raised at this Event will be donated to the Chapeau R.A.

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.

Notes from Fr. Tim
1) ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Thank you’ to Henry and Joan Sallafranque! ‘Congrats’ on being chosen ‘Family of the Year’ by the Knights of Columbus in Pembroke… and ‘Thank you’ for donating the cash prize that comes with that honor to the building/repair fund for St. Alphonsus Church. I guess acts like your donation helps to explain your winning the award in the first place!

2) I’ve been contacted by some ‘Cookie Elves’ from St. Alphonsus Parish who are putting together some Christmas baking packages for those who are housebound this season. They are looking for seniors, singles, and/or shut-ins who might like to receive one. Please call the parish office (819-689-5232 or 689-5757) if you know of anyone who would appreciate such a Christmas treat. We will forward all the names to the Elves and deliveries will be made in the first couple of weeks in December. Please help spread a bit of Christmas cheer in our parish!

3) Bible Study classes continue this Thursday at 7 pm. in St. Joseph’s sacristy. New members are always welcome. Don’t forget too that the video series ‘Catholicism’ continues on Wednesdays after the 10 am Mass in St. Alphonsus Sacristy.

4) How are you using the ‘talents’ God has given you to spread the good news of Jesus Christ? Remember that this weekend’s gospel reminds us that God expects us to make productive use of his gifts to build His kingdom here on earth. Just handing back what we received won’t be good enough if we want to be counted among the chosen who are invited into heaven.

5) Tree of Life: You are all invited to help decorate our Advent ‘Tree of Life’. Next weekend you can take home a sheet with four decorations to personalize and then be brought back to Church and put in a basket. We will put one decoration each week on the tree. Watch the bulletin next week for more details.

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