Parish Bulletin – 30th Sunday in Ordinary – October 28, 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention  
Monday     No Mass  
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 AM

  Rene Gaudette

By: Jeannette et la famille

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 AM

  A Special intention

By: Kevin & Monique Harrington

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 AM

  Marie Drapeau

By: Linda Lapierre

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 AM

  Stephen & Frances Morris

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Saturday 5:00 PM


  Missa Pro Populo  
Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Loretta Reid

By: Herbie & Sharon Fleming

Sunday 10:30 AM


  Maurice Bissonnette

By: Shirley & Fleming

Anne Switzer

By: The Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Ron/Margaret
Chapeau Monique Fleury Nicole, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fran Flavelle, Sandy LaRose-Dutton, Pat Keon, Paul Keon, 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 $ 951.00 Martin Flood, Monday, November 5th
St. Joseph $1242.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, October 29th
Chapeau $1445.00

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: Will be the next group to host the Monday night card parties beginning October 1 through December. We would greatly appreciate prize donations. These could be dropped off at the hall on Monday evenings or given to Gail, Joan or Janie at any time. Thanks once again!

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L:   Mark your calendar for the Craft Sale and Chicken Pot Pie Brunch on Sunday, November 18th. Call Joan (819-689-2523) to book your table.

Congratulations to the winners from St. Alphonsus Parish Supper: Senator’s ticket: Joel Bertrand, Kid’s Draw Helmet: Claudia Gagnon, Montreal Canadian’s Pillow: Zachary Lapratt, 50/50 Draw: Donald Gagnon, Quilt: Isabelle Sallafranque, $300 Caisse Populaire: Naomi de Repentigny, $200-Art Fleming & Son’s: Joyce Lawlor, $100 Hayes Funeral Home: Nadine Demers, $100 C.W.L: Sue Collin, River Club gift certificate: Suzanne Dupuis, Dubeau’s gift certificate: Lise Vaillancourt, L’Ancienne Banque: Gilbert Dupuis, DC’s gift certificate: Emma Leahey, Karl’s Bakery gift certificate: Anthime Sallafranque.

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM CLASSES (Book 1 to 5 & the Confirmation class): Will be starting on Sunday, November 4th at 9:15 at Dr. Wilbert Keon’s School. Books will be available the cost is $10. If you have a child that is just starting the program could you please register them. Forms will be available at the entrance of the churches this weekend or you can call the office and give your information call 819-689-5757 or 819-689-5232.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB: Will be having their Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, October 28th. Everyone Welcome!

ST. JOSEPH’S C.W.L: Will be having a short C.W.L meeting on Thursday, November 1st after the 10:00 a.m. mass. Thank you.

WORDS OF WISDOM: “Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

BELLS OF PEACE: The Canadian Legion is asking that every bell (including church bells) in every community across Canada be rung 100 times in unison on November 11, 2018 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. In our time zone, the bells will begin ringing at 4:45 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to rings the bells in Sheenboro and St. Joseph’s. Please contact the office if you are interested.

SHEENBORO: On Sunday, November 11th Sheenboro will be honouring our veterans. Our day starts with an 11:00 mass. Following this will be a ceremony in the church. (Those wishing to lay a wreath should contact Billy at Our celebrations conclude with a light lunch in the parish hall. All are welcome.

L’SLE-AUX-ALLUMETTE REMEMBERS & HONOURS: The Municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes invites you to join us as we pay tribute to our “Fallen Soldiers” at this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony (Service & Laying of Wreaths) to be held on: Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church grounds, Village of Chapeau Reception and light lunch following at Harrington Community Center R.S.V.P required before October 29th, 2018 at (819)689-2266 ((Please advise if we are to order a wreath on your behalf)

St. Francis Xavier Parish Tea and Talent Sale: On Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. (New Time) at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, 331 Plaunt St. S., Renfrew. Shop from a great selection of homemade baked goods, preserves, crafts, books, collectibles, and jewelry. Tea Room – $7.00. Sponsored by SFX – CWL.

TUESDAY, SOCIAL CLUB: Has begun again from 1 to 3 pm at Harrington Community Hall. All are welcome whether to work at your hobby, join some of us in making items sent to help people around the world, or just socialize. Contact Angie 819-689-2486 or Bernie 819-689-5223.

FRIENDS OF PERU: Please return your envelopes and place them in a collection basket. If you have an email address please add it on the envelope. Thank you for your generous gifts and we will make sure that 100 % of it goes to those in need. Income tax receipts will be provided. We leave for Peru the second week of November.  

Jim & Alicia Keogh email


The winners for the draws are: 50/50: Lynn Dempsey, firebox: Belle Harrington, Quilt: Judy Sallafranque, Ostrich painting: Wanda Dubeau

 LOOKING FOR A HOME: Looking for a home for 2 orange kittens (4-6 months). Male & female who were neutered and spayed on October 5th. Please contact Helen 819-689-5271.

INFORMATION SESSION FOR CAREGIVERS OF SENIORS – FINDING PEACE WHEN FACING LOSS AS A CAREGIVER:   Will be held at Harrington Community Center 64 Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau on Thursday, November 8th from 2:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M. Connexions is pleased to invited caregivers and members of the community to an information session that will help you build your emotional health and resilience. The techniques presented will help you find balance and inner peace while you face the different losses associated with caregiving, whether it be the loss of independence; of the future as it had been imagined; of the relationship as it once was; of the freedom, sleep, and family harmony; or of simply having someone to talk things over with. Refreshments will be served. Make sure to RSVP. 819-777-3206,

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Some folks have asked me what is a ‘sabbatical’. It’s a period of time where one goes away from a regular job for a set period of time for study. Think of it as going back to school for refreshing or updating. I will be attending St. Mary’s Seminary/University in Baltimore, MD to study on a particular topic: friendship as a model or understanding our relationship with God. It is my hope that I will be able to gather enough material and ideas to eventually write a book on the subject in the near future. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. I promise to pray for you during this time of study, prayer, and reflection.

2) Congratulations to Logan Gervais (son of Jody and Jeff) and Emery Demers (daughter of Jenny Mainville & Jason Demers) who were both baptized into our Catholic faith last weekend. Please pray for these children and their parents.

3) Have you bought your Spaghetti Supper tickets yet? The proceeds from the event will go towards Chapeau’s mission project in Peru. The supper will be served at 5 pm on Sunday, November 11th in the Harrington Community Hall. We need for this event to be a complete sell-out so that we can attain our fundraising goal so please be generous and buy tickets. Thank you.

4) We congratulate Dale and Sharon Graveline of St. Joseph’s on the arrival of their newest family member: Ryder, a golden lab puppy! Dale is the caretaker at St. Joseph’s Church. My two canine companions, Mateo and Hobbs, are delighted to have another quadruped as a neighbor and friend. So welcome to the neighborhood Ryder!

5) Speaking of Mateo and Hobbs, I am still trying to find someone who would take them in during my upcoming sabbatical. Anybody interested?

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