Parish Bulletin – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 29, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention  
Monday 11:00 AM


FUNERAL Mr. Lorne Gagnon  
Tuesday 10:00 AM


  Howard Gagnon

By: The Family

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 AM

  No Mass  
Thursday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass  
Friday 10:00 AM

St. Joseph

  No Mass  
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Ronald & Rose Keogh & deceased family members

By: The Family

For Special intentions of Gerry & Rachael Fitzpatrick on their upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 10th

By: The Family

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Darrell Belland

By: Poncho, Naomi, Josh, and Nathan

Romeo, Anita & Infant Mary Venasse

By: Meril & Iris Fleury

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Rita Keogh
Chapeau Tom Carroll Janie, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Pat Keon, 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 $ 914.00 Janet Retty, Tuesday August 7th
St. Joseph $1326.00  
Chapeau $1545.00 Mariette Sallafranque, Monday, July 30th

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.

 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.

 THANK YOU: The family of the late Francis Lyola Langton (nee Michaud) would like to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation for the many prayers, thoughts, support, sympathy cards & donations for this time of sadness, especially Rev. Fr. Tim Moyle, the beautiful choir & the opening and closing of the casket. Frances would have been very honoured.                       Ellen Slevin & Patrick Langton

YOUNG AT HEART NEWS:  For those who are going on the Sunset Cruise on August 21st the bus will leave Harrington Community Centre at 4 p.m. and will pick up also at Dubeau’s at 4:15. B.Y.O.B.

Cards will start on Wednesday, October 3rd at 1 p.m. There will be a Pot Luck Dinner on October 24th at 11:30 p.m. followed by a General meeting and by cards.

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.

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).

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 – Betty Ryan an artist writer & photographer & currently working at Michael’s in Pembroke teaching (arts & crafts). She will be at the Gallery this Sunday 29th from 1 to 3 pm.

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.

PARISH SUPPER: Our Lady of Grace Church Westmeath, Ontario Turkey Supper on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at Westmeath Community Centre . Serving Lunch & Supper from Noon to 6 pm.   There will be raffle tickets, Adult and Children’s Grab Bags, Homemade Baking & Craft sale, Bingo and more. Adults $15.00 Children 5-12 $6.00 and Children 4 and under Free. Take-out available Wheelchair Accessible & Air Conditioned.

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).

 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.

Different days here and there the Office will be closed.   As the Secretary will taking holidays. So this Tuesday, July 31st she will not be in the office. Thank you for your understanding.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Please pray for the repose of Mr. Lorne Gagnon of Chichester who has died. Lornie is the husband of Loella Gagnon, a teacher of many of our parishioners who attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School (now DWKS). His wake will be held on Sunday evening from 5-9 pm at Hayes Funeral Home with the funeral to take place in St. Alphonsus Church on Monday at 11 am.

2) Now that August is upon us I will be once again taking my summer vacation. I will be available for funerals and weddings as well as our regular Sunday masses, but there will not be any weekday masses offered until after Labour Day.

3) Thank you to those who volunteered to help transport the various items of furniture etc. from St. Joseph’s to my cottage. Now comes the task of putting things together and in their proper place. Anyone who would be willing to help would be warmly welcomed and appreciated. Thanks!

4) This weekend we welcome two new Catholics who are being baptized in St. Alphonsus Church following the Sunday mass. They are Deacon and Nora-Jean Blais, children of Mackenzie Jones and Brandon Blais. Please pray that they both be granted a long and grace-filled life as members of our Catholic faith.

5) John’s Gospel notes the detail that the bread blessed and shared with the crowd are barley loaves. This is the food of the poor. It reminds us that God feeds and nourishes us, fulfilling our physical needs as well as our spiritual ones. In the Eucharist, we are sent to serve the poorest among us. This is why each parish has adopted one particular mission to support in the developing world. So even though our parishes hardly qualify as ‘rich’, participating in supporting these projects in Peru and Costa Rica help us to be reminded that there are others in greater need of our resources than ourselves.

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