Parish Bulletin – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 5, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention  
Monday Chapeau   No Mass  
Tuesday Chapeau   No Mass  
Wednesday Chapeau   No Mass  
Thursday St. Joseph   No Mass  
Friday St. Joseph   No Mass  
Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Diane McCann

By: Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Jean & Clifford Brennan

By: Denis & Ida Czmielewski

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Lennox & Edna Kelly

By: Helen, Waverly & Family

Andrew, Mike & Françoise Keon

By: Mado & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Marie-Paule Muldoon
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Elaine McGuire
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Pat Keon, Paul 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 $ 1025.00 Janet Retty, Tuesday August 7th
St. Joseph $1539.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, August 13th
Chapeau $1485.00

Different days here and there the Office will be closed.   As the Secretary will taking holidays. So this Monday, August 6th & Friday August 10th she will not be in the office. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

 ISLANDFEST RIB DINNER: Will be held on Saturday, August 25th. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Municipal Office, Conroy’s and from Mariette Sallafranque call 819-689-2488. Tickets must be purchased in advance by August 22nd. Thank you.

 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 p.m. 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.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary from near and far away and everyone who helped out to make this a very successful event. Also would like to thank everyone for the beautiful gifts and cards.     Lucien, Mado Chartrand & Family

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. 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 artist, writer, & photographer currently working at Michael’s in Pembroke teaching (arts & crafts). Don’t forget Betty is the featured Artist this Sunday.

The Members of the Chapeau Regional Gallery would appreciate the loan of any antiques or memorabilia for our historical display.

EDDY & REMY SCHMITT OF ALLUMETTE ISLAND. Eddy has over 80 different herbs & spices & 100% unpasteurized honey & beeswax candles. Remy is the proud owner of ‘Beyond Nutrition’ located in Petawawa. The Gallery carries a few of her nutritional products. Remy will speak on the subject of Natural Health & Wellness ’on Sunday, August 12th at 1:30 p.m.

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.

MONSTER BINGO: Will be held on Sunday, August 26th at 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall in Fort Coulonge. (over $10,000 in prizes). The game cards are on sale in advance contact Jeannot Bilodeau at 819-683-1110 and will also be available at the door. Everyone Welcome.

WESTERN QUEBEC LITERACY COUNCIL TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP:  Saturday, September 15th from 10 am to 3 pm Pontiac West Connects, 120 King Street, Chapeau, QC.  Learn how to tutor an adult with our Free workshop.  Help someone improve their reading, writing, and maths skills.  Become a volunteer tutor and help make a difference.  Sign up today!  Call 1-888-647-3112 or email


Thank you: Sincere thanks to our families, friends, and neighbours for their kind thoughts, prayers, visit, cards, food donations, and continued support. Thank you to Fr. Moyle, Meril, the choir for the beautiful hymns, the CWL for the delicious lunch and Hayes Funeral Home for their care and attention. Everything was greatly appreciated. The Gagnon Family

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Thank you to everyone who helped out getting me settled in my cottage. There were folks who transported all the items from the rectory to the cottage and quite a few others who came to help put everything together. All your efforts are very much appreciated.

2) Thanks as well to Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick for accepting to be the celebrant in Sheenboro for their weekend masses throughout the month. I am still available to celebrate any funerals and weddings as well as the Sunday masses in St. Joseph’s and Chapeau. The funeral director and Pauline know how to contact me if there’s a need of my services. I am also available online through my Facebook page or via email ( if anyone wants to communicate with me about anything else. I plan to spend most of my time quietly reading and puttering around the cottage so don’t worry about reaching out to me digitally if you have a need. Please be assured of my continual prayers throughout this summer vacation period.

3) Did you know that we post more than just the bulletin on our parish blog? Check it out regularly as we regularly post articles and announcements that may be of interest to you.

4) Bishop Mulhall announced a couple of clergy moves this week. Fr. Mitch Beachey is moving from Mattawa to Deep River & Chalk River with Fr. Scott Murray moving to Mattawa from his present position as parish assistant in Temiscaming as their new pastor. Fr. Terry Siroski is retiring from full-time parish ministry after completing his term as pastor in Deep/Chalk River. Please pray for these priests as they each move into a new phase in their ministries.

5) We welcomed two children Catholics into the faith last weekend. Please pray for Deacon Lloyd John Blais & Nora Jean Nicole Blais (Mackenzie Jones & Brandon Blais).

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