Parish Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Easter – April 22, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Teresa Conroy

By: Ruth & Victor Gagnon

Wednesday 10:00 AM


  Adrien Laviolette

By: Lillian & Family

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Special intentions of all Priest of the Diocese

By: Maria DeSouza

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For special intentions of Jean-Raymond Audet & Gwen Dumouchel

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Sr. Miriam Downey

By: Teresa Downey & Family

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo  


10:30 AM


  Alice Donlan Ballerscheff

By: Helen & Family

Marie Anne Lair

By: Lydia & Rick Lewis

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Marie-Paul Muldoon
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Ron Price
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Anchie Bechamp, Merrill Allard, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, J.P. Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan and Norma Ranger.

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $630.00 Janet Retty, Monday April 23rd
St. Joseph $1213.00  
Chapeau $1342.00

NEXT CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASS: Will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 9:15 a.m. and this will be the last class until the fall.   At this time, we ask that the children bring in their books and hand in their Student text to the teacher so they can return it to the Parish. Thank you so much.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Mark Morris son of Shamus Morris and Joanne Laviolette and Kayla Rehel daughter of Richard Rehel and Kathleen Graveline. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th at St. Alphonsus Church.

DWKS SUPREME SATURNIANS: Are a group of Grade 7/8 students who won a regional competition in Gatineau against other schools across Quebec. They now have the opportunity to travel to Tennessee to represent Quebec at the Global Finals in May. The cost for this trip is approximately $20,000. The school board has been very generous to help with the cost, and we are getting closer to helping these children to have this amazing opportunity. The community support has been amazing so far and we truly appreciate all that is being done. If anyone wants to make a donation, please contact Kerry Tallon, Klinda Brennan, Lee Ann Gagnon, or DWKS school. Our small school with a big heart will be shining in Tennessee with your support. These children have worked hard to get this far, let’s help them make it all the way!

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS: Dinner and sunset cruise by Jamieson Travel and Tours on a Pontoon boat along the Ottawa River on Tuesday, August 28th. Maximum of 50 people, cost is $59 per person payable now. Please give your name to Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 by the end of April. Thank you

POT LUCK: Will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at 12 noon. Bring what you wish and it will be greatly appreciated.

ST. ALPHONSUS CHOIR: We are seeking more choir members. If you are interested and like to sing please feel free to come up and join us. We would love to have you. Thank you so much!

The Pontiac Organization of Seniors and Retirees (TARP): is offering a new series of Seniors

Network workshops! Learn how to use the internet safely on tablets (you may bring your own device). Workshops are 2 hours in-session plus 1 hour for individual help. Call 819-665-3604 for more information. Workshops available in Campbell’s Bay, Shawville, Fort-Coulonge and Chapeau!   (See schedule posted on the Bulletin Board)

“West Pontiac Connects: is proud to announce that we are now running our third session of the 12th Skills Link program. We are seeking volunteer opportunities for our 8 students to gain experience and promote community participation running from March 12 to May 18, 2018. The students are available for tasks such as yard work assistance, helping seniors with difficulties, providing support, etc. Please contact Chrissy Payne or Victoria Branco at 819-689-2878 or by email at if interested.”

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSCouncil 1531: Will host Mark Conrad and students from Bishop Smith Catholic High School on April 24 in the K of C Hall at 7 p.m. They will speak about their recent trip to the Dominican Republic. This event is open to members, their families the parishes and community at large.

GARAGE SALE: On Friday, May 11th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. – 11 a. m. at the Holy Name Church Annex on 1st Avenue in Pembroke. All Proceeds are going towards the Resettlement Fund sponsored by Holy Name Parish. For more information contact Barb Austen 613-735-6265.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH-BRAESIDE, ONTARIO: Will be holding its Annual Parish Supper on Sunday, May 27. Barbecued Chicken Supper from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. A rainbow draw and a 50/50 draw. Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 and Children (under 6) Free.

Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau Annual General Meeting:  Monday, May 28, 2018, 7 p.m. Harrington Community Hall 64, Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau. Everyone Welcome.

St. Francis Xavier Renfrew CWL Rummage Sale, Parish Hall, 331 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew on Friday, May 4th from noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 5th from 8-11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information contact Elaine Turner at 613 432-5535 or Marg Maloney at 613 432-6276.

5th Annual Bluegrass Sunday April 29, 2018 from 1:30-5 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Street, Pembroke. Featuring “The Dusty Drifters”, County Road 44 and Louis Schryer. Cost: $15/person. All proceeds go to Friends for Life International. For more information please contact Roger at 613 732-1148, Bruce at 613 584-3951 or Ron at 819 689-5440.

One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies: The ‘2018 One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies’ global prayer event is scheduled for May 4th, 5th, and 6th. Persons participating will pray at least one Rosary for the protection of unborn babies. For more details or to register, please go to

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Please pray for the repose of soul for Mrs. Yvonne O’Brien and Mrs. Marie Drapeau whose funerals were celebrated here on Thursday and Friday. I also ask that you pray for the consolation of their families, but in particular for the family of Ed and Gene O’Brien as the Yvonne and Marie were their mothers.

2) I still have not heard from a number of couples who are scheduled to be married this weekend to complete their paperwork in advance of their weddings. If you are in this group, please contact me ASAP. We are quickly running out of time to deal with any unexpected issues.

3) First Confessions and Communion will take place in Chapeau on the weekend of May 19 and 20th. Bishop Mulhall will be coming on Sunday, June 10th to the 10:30 am Mass in Chapeau to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation.

4) Bible Study group will meet on Thursday evening at the rectory in St. Joseph’s.

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