Parish Bulletin – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 22 July, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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


  Louise & Virginnie Chartrand

By: Jacquie Bowers & Jean Montgomery

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 AM

  For Specials Intentions of all Priests of the Diocese

By: Marie DeSouza

Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Iona Morris

By: Jean Gallagher

Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Clifford & Frances Giroux

By: Elwood Giroux

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Carmelita Gleason

By: Larry & Nancy Gleason

Miles Venasse

By: Marylene, Fox & Lady

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Bea Bertrand

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L

Simon & Marie Drapeau

By: Levi & Sylvie Drapeau & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Carol Price Margaret Tallon
Chapeau Lise Mainville Mariette, Nicole

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 $ 755.00  
St. Joseph $1350.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday July 23rd
Chapeau $1664.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, July 30th

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.

MARRIAGE BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Matthew Lyman Paul Allard son of Paul Allard and Charlene Durocher and Rikki-Lee Mary Godin daughter of Ricky Godin and Shelley Conroy. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11th at St. Alphonsus Church.

 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

The Sheenboro Canada Day Committee would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make our Canada Day celebrations such a success. This is an enormous undertaking and without your generous support, hard work and dedication, these festivities would not be happening. We also acknowledge those who took the time to decorate and enter a float into our parade which continues to be the largest in the region. A very big thank you to those who donated items to our silent auction, to those who purchased items, and to our sponsors Caisse Populaire Desjardins, Frank Carroll Financial, Art Fleming & Sons, Épicerie Dubeau, Pontiac Upholstering, Northfork Country Kitchen, Sullivan Homestead Lodging, M. Kidd & Sons, Labine Printers, and Heritage Canada. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

We have scheduled a wrap up meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 24th to discuss ways to improve our event. If you have a suggestion that would make next year’s Canada day even better, please join us, or send an email to us at or

Diocesan Pilgrimage: Tuesday, Aug. 28th to Thursday, Aug.30th. Cost: (includes bus, room,2 continental breakfasts) Alone in a room $460, 2 per room $285, 3 per room $235 4 per room $205. For more information or to register: Web: Email:, 819-683-2056. Complete payment due July 25th payable by cash, credit card, or cheque Paroisse St. Pierre (Fort-Coulonge QC).

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 West 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.

Turkey Supper: St. Hedwig Parish, Barry’s Bay is serving a turkey supper on Sunday, August 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see poster on bulletin board for more details).

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 – Margaret Lynch-Beauchamp of Ottawa/Allumette Island. Margaret describes her art as the way she sees the sacred in ordinary things. Fruit, flowers and landscapes speak soulfully and joyfully and joyfully through her artwork.   Painting is Margaret’s form of meditation. Margaret will be available Sunday, July 29th at 1:30 to showcase her artwork.

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.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1)’Come away to a quiet place’. This line from this weekend’s gospel inspired me years ago to name my cottage, “A Quiet Place’. Alas, given the renovations that have been ongoing there, it’s been anything but quiet so far this summer. Happily, those renovations are soon coming to a completion. But now I face the task of transporting a number of furniture items and a gazebo that have been stored in the garage in St. Joseph’s to the cottage to make the place ready before I host some summer visitors (brother priests) at various times during the month of August and I am turning to you for some help. If you have some free time this week and are handy with a wrench and screwdriver, would you consider helping me to get set up and ready to move there for the start of August? Please let me know if you are able and willing to help. I am very limited in what I can do, but I can ensure that at least there will be some ‘libations’ available to quench any thirst that might occur for those who can volunteer some time to help me out. Thank you for considering this personal request.

2) 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.

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