Parish Bulletin – 15 Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15 July 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  For the deceased members of the Drapeau Family

By: Gene, Eddie & Family

Wednesday 11:00 AM


  Funeral Mass for Beatrice Battis
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Herman Morin

By: Sharon Gribbon

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Sherry-Lee Maria Fleury

By: Genevieve Bresseau

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  For Special intentions of Merrill & Patsy Allard

By: The Family

Lester Gaudette

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Edgar & Anita Gaudette & Deceased Relatives

By: The Family

Linus Coghlan

By: Janie, Patsy & Francis

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul Morris
Chapeau Marlene Adam Gail, Meril

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

Parish Sunday Collection             Counter
Sheen $1005.00  
St. Joseph $1201.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday July 23rd
Chapeau $1397.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday July 16th

THANK YOU: The family of the late Miles Venasse wish to thank everyone who offered their sympathy or gave donations and brought food to the house during our time of sorrow. Thank you also to our family and George and Erla Picard for providing the lunch venue; Fr. Tim Moyle for his kind words at the funeral and St. Paul the Hermit Church choir. Also thanks to the nursing staff at the CLSC in Fort Coulonge for their assistance and to Hayes Funeral Home for their professional services.

ROY’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: The golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 3rd at the Island Brae Golf Course and Club de Golf Pontefract. Proceeds are going to the Pontiac Ouest Fire Department and the Meilleur Residence. Entry Fees are $60 for Golf, Supper & Prizes, Golf only $40 and Supper only $30. Supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheenboro Parish Hall. (Salad, Steak, Baked Potato and Dessert). Register in Advance at George’s Bar 819-689-2715. Book your cart in advance.

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: Summer Hours – Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. Come visit the Gallery, featuring an Art Exhibition, Market, History Books of Allumette Island, Indigenous, Exhibition, Gift Shop, museum (1850s Parlour and Bishop’s Room), Doll Collection, Vintage Clothing Boutique and Bridal Salon. The next bake, book sale will be on Saturday & Sunday August 4th & 5th. Each week, new items are added to the Garage Sale. ‘Someone’s throw away is someone’s treasure’. Thank you for your support!

 FEATURE ARTISTS/ARTISANS Nancy Nighbor of Pembroke: Nancy’s creation of drawings in pen and ink prints of landmarked sites in the area (Fred’s, Keon’s, St. Alphonsus church, Fort William etc.). Nancy will be available to demonstrate a pen and ink drawing of a landmark site on Sunday, July 22nd at 2 p.m.

CHAPEAU REGIONALE GALLERIE: 2 p.m. tea and social hour on Tuesdays. All are welcome, bring a friend. For more info. Call Donna 689-5344, Peggy 689-5141 or Bernie 689-5223. (Coffee doesn’t go over well in the heat)

PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC: Plan to attend the 80th Annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on Sunday, July 29th, with Bishop Mulhall and Father Denis Lemieux. The theme of the Pilgrimage will be “The Way of the Listening Heart”. The principal Pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall presiding, and a Mass of healing will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Local priests will be assisting with the blessing with St. Ann’s oil. A section of preferential seating in the shade will be given to those with lawn chairs. Religious articles, St. Ann’s Mass League memberships, and food and refreshments will be available. Everyone Welcome! For further information, please see:

Pembroke Council 1531 will sponsor a bus to the annual pilgrimage to St Anne’s Church, Cormac on July, 29. Pickups will be at Holy Name Church at 9 a.m. and St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9:15 a.m. The bus returns after the healing mass.

STONE FENCE THEATRE COMES TO SHEENBORO: The Old Fort William Cottagers’ Association (OFWCA) hosts Stone Fence Theatre’s musical production “I Come from the Valley! Tales and Times of Joan Finnigan” at Sheenboro Parish Hall, Saturday, August 11, 2018, 7:30 pm.   The hall and bar open at 6:30 pm. St. Paul the Hermit Parish will host the bar and keep the proceeds. Tickets are $28 per person and the price includes dessert and tea/coffee at the intermission.   We will again seek pie donations from our talented bakers of Fort William and Sheenboro! If you wish to make a donation of a pie, dessert or squares, please contact Chris Graham at At past theatre events, our bakers wowed everyone with their delicious pies, we hope that you do again! You may purchase a ticket from Chris Graham, Janet Retty, Chris Cavan, Diane Lacourse and Joann McCann.

 ST. THERESA’S -FORT WILLIAM: Will be having a mass on Sunday August 19th at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Michael Mulhall the intentions of this mass will be for all deceased cottage families of Fort William. Marlyne Turner, Sherry, Richard and the Venasse Family

SAVE THE DATE: This year’s ‘Islandfest’ will be taking place on August 24th and 25th in the village of Chapeau. Games, activities, live music and much more! We hope to see you there. If you wish to volunteer, please contact the Municipal Office at 819-689-2266.

 PPJ CYCLOPARK 2018 JAMBOREE JULY 27-29TH: FREE! Ride the entire trail over 3 days and discover all the PPJ has to offer. Start in Shawville and ride all the way to L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, or join in along the way and ride a shorter distance. Accommodations and dining available for purchase along the trail. More information:, or call/text Tiziana at 418-271-9204, or email, or at

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Please pray for the repose of soul for Mrs. Beatrice (Bea) Battis (nee Conroy) who passed away at the nursing home in Fort Coulonge on Thursday. The arrangements for her funeral have yet to be finalized but will be posted on the parish website ( once they are made.

2) Congratulations to Fiona Brennan, infant daughter of Jessica Kelly and Richard Brennan who was baptized in St. Joseph Church last Sunday. May she live a long life of faith and joy.

3) The financial statement of our revenues and expenses are available in each of the churches this weekend. A copy will be posted on the bulletin board at the entrances and others available for you to take one home. You will note that all the parishes are running a deficit at this point in the year. This is because: a) repairs that have been done to the rectory and churches, and b) the high oil bills that came from the endless winter of 2017-18. It isn’t a great concern though since we traditionally receive more revenue and fewer expenses in the 2nd half of each year. We were in a similar state at this point last year as well and yet each of the parishes ended the year in good shape. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to speak to me about them. If I don’t have the answer right away, I will research it and reply asap. I thank everyone very much for your generous financial support of each of the parishes.

4) The annual Parish Draw tickets for St. Alphonsus will be available beginning this week. Once again the prizes are a homemade quilt and various cash prizes. This is an important component of the revenues we generate as part of our Parish Supper so we ask that each family either sell or purchase 10 books. Thank you for your continued assistance in this annual fundraising effort.

5) Once again this weekend there will be strawberries for sale on the grounds of the Chapeau Gallery after the 10:30 am Mass with the proceeds going to support our Peruvian carpenter’s school project. Don’t be tardy in getting to the tent if you want to make a purchase as last week all the strawberries sold out very quickly!

6) Jesus sends out his disciples to spread the good news of the Kingdom in today’s gospel passage. If we want to be considered among his followers (and thus inherit the promised eternal life he offers) he expects us to do the same. So what have you done this week to accomplish that same end?

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