Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Advent – 16 December 2018

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday .   No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 AM

  Cyril, Patrick & Brian Ranger

By: Lois & Family

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 AM

  Lorna Keon

By: Lois & Barry

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 AM

  Carl Bowers

By: Jerry & Louise Gallagher

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 AM

  Patricia McGuire

By: Elizabeth Kelly, Presha Donahue & Family

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 PM

  Donald Retty

By: Ruth Gagnon

Sunday 9:00 AM

St. Joseph

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday 10:30 AM


  Lois Conroy

By: Bernie Hendry

Robert Godin

By: Pauline & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trezbiatowski Rita, Elaine
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Nancy Turner Thibeault, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, 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 $ 670.00    Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday December 17th
St. Joseph $1376.00  
Chapeau $1747.00  

The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is actively seeking qualified teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, custodians, and school secretaries. Please visit for available postings or contact the human resources department at 613 735-1031.

CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS: Please be advised that the office hours during the Christmas Season will be the following: Closed from December 24th, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 inclusively.

ST. ALPHONSUS C.W.L: thanks to all who came and/or contributed to our Christmas Party and “Money Tree”. These donations were given to Fr. Tim’s Peruvian Project this year.

Our Monday night card parties will conclude on December 17th. Thanks to all the card players who attended and all those who contributed gifts for prizes. All Contributions were appreciated. Christmas wishes to all and Happy 2019.

The Office of Faith Formation and Leadership development is always here to assist you in the areas of faith. We have resources – DVDs, Videos, Books, Programs by Dynamic Catholic, Blessed – First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, Decision Point (Confirmation), Chosen (Confirmation) by Ascension Press, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith explained by the Augustine Institute and so much more. All are available to borrow at the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation. For more formation please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or

Marriage Preparation Program. The next marriage Preparation program is coming up on February 23 and March 2, 2019 in Renfrew at St. Francis Xavier parish. Deadline to register is February 16, 2019. Registration is available online at or a form can be obtained from any parish and mailed in. Inquires can be directed to Yvette Bourque at 613 732-7933 ext. 208 or

The Flying Fathers Hockey Game. The Flying Fathers will play a fundraising hockey game against the youth of l’École Secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge on February 19th at 7 p.m. at the Fort-Coulonge Arena. Proceeds from the game will be split between St. Peter’s Parish, Fort Coulonge, and the High School. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children 4 – 17 are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at l’École Secondaire Sieur-de-Coulonge, the Chancery Office in Pembroke (188 Renfrew St.), Fr. Réal Ouellette or Fr. Justin Bertrand. For further information, please contact Fr. Justin Bertrand at 819 683-2056.

 Funny in a GOOD Way presents an event opening the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Appearances by nationally recognized Comedian/Actor – Leland Klassen, Canadian Military Wives Choir – Petawawa, GATE47, and a skit by local pastors. Proceeds to support Local Food Banks. January 19, 2019 at the Festival Hall, Pembroke. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. For tickets please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206.

First Step Options Pregnancy CenterThe Pembroke ‘First Step Options Pregnancy Center’ is looking for new Board members. Your participation will afford you the opportunity to make an impact for Jesus in the community, one that will resonate for generations to come. Anyone interested is asked to call Greta at the First Step Options Pregnancy Centre ( or get more information on the website at

Notes from Fr. Tim:
1) Well, folks, we’re headed into the homestretch in our Advent race towards Christmas. For most, the tree’s are up with presents placed carefully around it, the freezer, fridges, and liquor cabinets are filled with food to feed hungry guests and drinks to warm them, and virtually every TV channel has some seasonal programming to sate every Christmas wish and desire. But have we made ourselves ready spiritually for Christ who after all is the real reason for the season? Have we made a good confession to prepare our souls for the coming of the Messiah into our midst? If this is something that you still need to take care of, I will be in the confessional in St. Joseph’s this Thursday (Dec 20) from 7 pm to 8 pm and in Chapeau on Saturday (Dec 22) from 3 pm to 4 pm.

2) We welcome Msgr. Douglas Bridge among us at this weekend’s 10:30 am Mass in Chapeau to present the Bene Merenti Medals to Bert Collin, Jerome Sallafranque, and Henry Sallafranque.

3) Our prayers and sympathies go out to the family of Mary Gladys (Bert) Lapierre whose funeral was celebrated in Chapeau this past Thursday.

4) This Sunday is called ‘Gaudete Sunday’. It was also known as “Rose Sunday”. In churches that have an Advent wreath, the rose coloured candle is lit in addition to three of the violet coloured candles, which represent the other Sundays of Advent. It represents the joy that’s building in our hearts at the approaching birth of the Christ child who comes to offer us the gift of salvation.

5) Here is the Mass Schedule for Christmas this year.

Christmas Eve: 5 pm – St. Joseph; 7 pm – Chapeau; 9 pm – Sheenboro

Christmas Day: 10:30 am – Chapeau

6) No one has yet approached me with any Mass intentions to be celebrated during my sabbatical. Since there will not be any weekday masses celebrated here during my absence, you might want to make arrangements with me if you wanted to mark an anniversary etc. with one.

7) We are still looking for people to step up and help with the various liturgical ministries of Reader and Eucharistic minister. Please consider helping out with these important jobs in the liturgical life of our parishes.

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