Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|For favour received
By: A Parishioner
|Alice Donlan Ballerscheff
By: Mado Keon & Family
|For the intentions of Fr. MacRae
By: Maria DeSouza
|For the intentions of Ann Doré
By: Joan Taylor
|For the intentions of Genevieve Keogh
By: Sharon Gribbon
By: his wife Joan Taylor
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Rita & Len Mainville &Mr. & Mrs. Zephr St. Cyr
By: Mike St. Cyr
By: Mom & Dad
|Sheenboro||Kaleigh Gleason||Mary Edwards|
|St. Joseph||Lawrence Duff||Margaret Tallon|
|Chapeau||Monique Fleury||Janie, Nicole|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Earl Lepine, Sandra Fletcher McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, 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||$455.00||Angie Retty, Monday, November27th)|
|Chapeau||$1510.00||Catherine Keon Godin, Monday, December 4th|
YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 6th at 1 p.m. Roast beef served by Cheryl Smith. Door prizes, music & B.Y.O.B. Tickets $22.00 each.
ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Don’t forget the CWL Craft Sale and Luncheon Today (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 this 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.
ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thank you to all vendors, shoppers, luncheon folks and workers who helped make our craft Sale and Luncheon so successful once again. Rachelle Durand was the lucky winner of the 50/50.
Mark your calendar for the CWL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 5th (7:00 p.m.) at Harrington Community Centre. You are more than welcome to join us for a few games and music. Anyone attending is asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share. The “Money Tree” donations will go to Shawville Hospital (Palliative Care) this year. Do join us and bring a friend.
CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Will be held this Sunday, November 26th, followed by the Christmas parade.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: Will be this 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.
2017 Christmas FOOD DRIVE: Will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. On Allumette Island at the intersection of Hwy 148 and Pembroke Road, Bouffe Pontiac volunteers and partners will be posted to collect donations from motorists. We will collect food, new toys, and monetary donations. With these generous donations, Bouffe Pontiac will distribute 200 Christmas baskets to Pontiac households in need. Please give generously and drive safely!
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass in Chapeau. 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 Youth choir that will lead our pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas carols. Our practices will be held in Chapeau on Sundays, Dec. 3rd, Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th after mass. If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, please call Hélène Chartrand at 819-689-2320 to sign up!
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.
The annual Christmas party for members of Bishop N.Z Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be held Dec. 12 at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Town and Country Men’s Wear or from deputy grand knight Dick Kelly. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 8. Members are reminded to bring a gift (not to exceed $10). Social hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Members can also bring a donation to the food bank.
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 goods available for purchase. Contact: Tara Homuth 819-689-2579. All money raise 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) Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Fleury and Donlan families as they deal with the deaths of Sherry Fleury and Alice Donlan Ballerscheff, two women who died at an early age this past week. May God grant comfort to the bereaved and mercy to the deceased.
2) Bible Study: We’ve finished our journey through Paul’s Letter to the Romans and have decided to wait until January to resume. That will be an excellent time to join the group! Meetings will resume on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 7 pm in St. Joseph’s.
3) We will be watching the next presentation in the ‘Catholicism’ series on Wednesday after the 10 am mass in Chapeau. The second presentation of the ‘Pivotal Catholics’ series will be shown in St. Joseph’s this Friday after the morning mass there.
4) We are still looking for more names of people who might appreciate a visit from our Christmas Elves initiative in the Chapeau parish. Packages of cookies, candies, and meat pies will be delivered before the middle of December as a little token of good cheer from the parish. Please call the office in you can think of someone who might appreciate a visit from these generous elves.
5) Food for thought: Here’s a little tidbit I once saw on a poster that might resonate with a few folks in our communities who think it important to stick their noses into other peoples affairs to report anything they don’t approve of to the authorities. I hope they might appreciate its wisdom as much as I do. “You never need to put a lid on a bucket of crabs. Any time one crab tries to get ahead by climbing out, other crabs will reach out and drag them back down. People are a lot like crabs!” Let’s all do our best to ensure that everyone gets ahead in our communities and families by putting ourselves authentically at the service of one another and put our individual ‘crabbiness’ behind us.