Parish Bulletin – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19 August 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention  
Monday Sheenboro

11:00 a.m.

  Funeral Mass of Willis Venasse  
Tuesday Chapeau

11:00 a.m.

  Funeral Mass of Grace Allard  
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

  Lorne Gagnon

By: Maureen & Helen Morris

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Teresa Conroy

By: Sandra& Allen Rubin & Family

Mrs. Marie Drapeau

By: St. Alphonsus C.W.L.

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Ron Price
Chapeau Mariette Sallafranque Mariette, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Pat Keon, Paul Keon, Alvin Lepine, Anchie Bechamp, 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 $ 793.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, August 20th
St. Joseph $1200.00  
Chapeau $1637.00 Mariette Sallafranque Monday, August 27th

 MONSTER BINGO: Will be held on Sunday, August 26th at 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall in Fort Coulonge. (over 10,000.00 in prizes). The game cars are on sale in advance contact Jeannot Bilodeau at 819-683-1110 and will also be available at the door. Everyone welcome.

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.

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.

ISLANDFEST: is taking place on August 24th and 25th in the village of Chapeau. Look for our posters in local businesses to check out all of the fun activities that will be happening both Friday and Saturday. Don’t forget to buy your Ribfest tickets in advance at the municipal office. For more information, visit PontiacOuest on Facebook.

 LOOKING FOR: Scrap cars and trucks for a course I’m organizing with the jaws of life. Please contact Glynn Fleury or call the municipal office 819-689-2266.

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISHIONERS: I would like to thank everyone who has given me bags. I have plenty now.         Beverly McGuire Chaput.

 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

CHAPEAU GALLERY NEWS: Summer Hours – Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. Come visit the Gallery We have now added Historical Memorablias Photos and Antiques Collection to our display upstairs. If you have any antiques to loan us, please drop by the Gallery. The next bake, book sale will be on Saturday & Sunday September 1 & 2nd. Sale.  Thank you for your support!

FEATURE ARTISTS/ARTISANS – THIS SUNDAY LORNA ROEL OF CHICHESTER  After a career in teaching, Lorna took up painting inspired by the beauty of nature in her travels & surrounding area. She works mostly in acrylics and sometimes watercolors. To view Lorna’s art, she will be available at the Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m.

MUNICIPALITY OF ALLUMETTE ISLAND TOURISM COMMITTEE has produced 10 books on the history and Family Descendants of Allumette Island. Are you interested in finding out more of your family geneology? Come visit the Gallery during ‘IslandFest”, Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

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 MARY’S WILNO: Annual Chicken Supper Sunday, September 2, 2018. Home Cooked Meal plates will be served from 1:00 p.m. Take -out available, visitor’s Mass at 12:00 p.m. Elevator/Wheelchair accessible. Adults $15, children (under 12) $5.00.             Fr. Roman Majek, OMI & Parishioners extend a warm welcome to all!

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH SUPPER, CAMPBELL’S BAY: On Sunday, September 9th, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Centre. Turkey, ham and trimmings and homemade pies Adults: $15, children 12 & Under $6 and Toddlers free. Welcome all! Fr. Ghislain & Parishioners

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.

CONVENT NEWS: The Owner of the Former St. Joseph’s Convents has retired from the Public Service and moved to Chapeau to concentrate on the development of St. Joseph’s Convent. The business partner has also moved to the convent to accelerate its development also. We will be working in partnership with Chapeau Regionale Gallerie and the Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes on how we can better serve the community. We encourage your input.

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Willis Venasse of Sheenboro who died this week. Mr. Venasse’s wake will be held at Hayes on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and his funeral will be celebrated in Sheenboro on Monday at 11 am. His full obituary is posted on our parish blog page and on the Hayes Funeral Home’s site as well.

2) Our prayers and condolences are extended out to the family of Grace Allard of Chapeau who passed away this week. Her wake will be held at Hayes on Monday from 2-4 & 7 to 9pm. Her funeral mass will be held at St. Alphonsus on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

3) Congratulations to Matthew and Rikki-Lee (Godin) Allard on being married last weekend. We pray that they will have a long and happy life together.

4) Here are a few more ‘funnies’ to read. Given all the bad news about the world and the Church these days, we all could use a little something to lift our spirits.


A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. “Yes, sir.” the boy replied. “And, do you always say them in the morning, too?” the pastor asked. “No sir,” the boy replied. “I ain’t scared in the daytime”.


During the minister’s prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy’s mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, “Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?” Tommy answered soberly, “I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!”


When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, “And all girls.”

This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, “Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?”

Her response, “Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying ‘All Men’!”

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