Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
|In Thanksgiving for favour received
By: A parishioner
By: Lois & Barry
|Marian Helen McGuire-Rochon
By: Maureen & Helen Morris
|For the intentions of Fr. MacRae
By: Maria DeSouza
By: Mike & Rita Fox
By: Betty Morris & Family
|Missa Pro Populo|
|Herman, Armand, Rachael Morin
By: Mary Lou & girls
Rose & Cyprien Chartrand
Jeanette et la famille
|Sheenboro||Karen Shea||Doris Ranger|
|St. Joseph||Carol Price||Elaine McGuire|
|Chapeau||Mariette Saffafranque||Mariette, André|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, 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||$560.00||Laetitia Tardiff Peacock Monday, December 18th|
|St. Joseph||$1234.00||Sharon Gribbon Monday, December 11th|
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT-DURING CHRISTMAS EVE MASS IN ST, JOSEPH: We are excited to announce that we will be presenting a Children’s Christmas Pageant during Christmas Eve Mass. We are looking for angels, kings, and shepherds aged 4 and up who would love to participate. If interested see Jessica Kelly Brennan or Rebecca Kelly Lepine. Thank you.
ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Thanks all who attended and/or contributed to our Christmas Party and “Money Tree”. These donations will got to the Shawville Hospital’s Palliative Care this year.
Our card parties will finish December 18th. Thanks to all those who attended and all those who sent gifts for prizes. Christmas greetings to all
Celebrate Island lights – The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes invites the public to join us in celebrating Island Lights on Saturday, December 16th 2017, 6pm at the Demers Center Municipal garage. There will be carolling, the lighting of the Christmas tree, followed by hot apple cider and hot chocolate. We will be accepting monetary donations that will go toward the breakfast program at Dr. Wilbert Keon School and Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur. Everyone is welcome!
SHEENBORO R.A: is again renting the ice in the Arena on Dec.26th; 11:00-12:00 will be skating and 12:00-1:00 will be pick up hockey. Helmets are recommended
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. 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 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 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.
Knights of Columbus Council 1531 Membership Fees are due before December 31st. If you would like to pay your 2018 membership dues, please send a cheque payable to the “Knights of Columbus – 1531” to D. Reynolds 343 Broadview Drive, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 2A6 or drop off at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 170 Ellis Ave, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2H9. If you have any questions, please contact Darrell at 613-732-8797.
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.
The collection envelopes for 2018 will be available in all three parishes next weekend.
|Notes from Fr. Tim|
|1) Our sympathy goes out to the family of Lillian Smiley who passed away this week. It is difficult at the best of times to with deal with the death of a parent, but it’s even more so when it comes during a festive season. Please keep her family in your prayers.
2) I am sad to announce too the death of Michael Nadeau, son of the late Acey and Mary Nadeau of Chapeau at the young age of 56. His funeral will be celebrated in Pennsylvania, USA this coming week. Michael is the brother of Rosemary Ferrigan of Chapeau. Please pray for the comfort of his wife, daughter, and siblings.
3) Have you brought your decorations for our Trees of Life yet? These trees are intended to help us remember and celebrate the people and events in our family life. If you have not yet taken some home to personalize and decorate, please do so and return them to the church so that they can be added to the tree in your church.
4) Here are the Christmas Mass times for this year:
December 24 5 pm: St. Joseph’s; 7 pm: Chapeau; 9 pm: Sheenboro
December 25 10:30 am: Chapeau
5) Confessions will be heard this Saturday in Sheenboro from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
6) Thank you to all the Christmas Elves who delivered Christmas goodies to 44 shut-ins and seniors in Chapeau and Chichester. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.