Parish Bulletin – 24 March 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

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
7:00 P.M.

Stations of the Cross
Saturday Sheenboro
4:00 P.M.

Sunday St. Joseph
9:00 A.M
  Glenn Lapierre
By:  Linda
Lapierre &
Sunday Chapeau
10:30 A.M.

Darrell Belland
By:  Pauline,
Delacey &
Mary & Tom
By:  The Family
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Elaine, Paul
Chapeau Peter Smith Mariette, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Sandy LaRose-Dutton, 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 Collection  Counter
Sheen $650.00  Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, March 25th
St. Joseph $1520.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, April 1st 
Chapeau $1705.00

West Pontiac Connects:   If any seniors in the community would like to schedule volunteer work in the spring please contact West Pontiac Connects to schedule a day and time.  Contact Marielle Lair at (819)689-2878 for more information or inquiries about the upcoming session.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be offered every Friday during Lent.  Please try to attend.  Thank you.

St. Alphonsus Envelope Issue:  Could envelope user #190 please put their name on it so I can enter your name & number into the system or call the Parish Office.  Thank you.

Next Children’s Catechism Class:  Will take place on Sunday, April 7th at 9:15 at DWKS.

Chrism Mass:  All are invited to participate in the celebration of the Chrism Mass presided by Bishop Mulhall at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 16th at 10:30 a.m.  During the ceremony, the Bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and he will consecrate the Holy Chrism.

Tuesday Social Club:   We collect 8 inch knitted squares which we make into blankets and send all over the world through the Canadian Lutheran World Relief Organization. But there is a mystery in our midst. Many months ago someone (?) left a bag with 75 squares in it at St Alphonsus. This made two blankets. Now once again we received a bag with 175 squares which makes five blankets!  Again no hint as to the donor.   So thank you to this mystery knitter but the mystery continues. We will keep you posted.

CHAPEAU LION’S CLUB:  Will be having a Pancake, bean and sausage breakfast on Sunday, March 31st.  Everyone Welcome.

The Municipalities of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Chichester, and Sheenboro; would like to remind the public that as of March 15th 2019, there is no open burning.  For more information concerning the Burning By-Law, that was adopted on October 4th 2016, please contact the municipal office 819-689-2266.

Pontiac Ouest Fire Department & Chapeau Lion’s Club 2nd Annual Fish Dinner:  Will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Harrington Community Centre from 3:00- 6:30 p.m.  Adults $15 and Children under 12 $7.  All proceeds go to the Pontiac Ouest Fire Department and Chapeau and District Lion’s Club.

Divine Mercy Sunday Devotion – April 28, 2019 from 2-3 p.m.: Come and join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Columbkille Cathedral, 188 Renfrew St., Pembroke, with Adoration, singing of hymns, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, as we pray for God’s Mercy upon the whole world. For more information please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or

6th ANNUAL BLUE GRASS SUNDAYApril 28th, 2019 from 1:30 -5:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Street, Pembroke, Featuring Marc Roy and Back Country, County Road 44, and Champion fiddler Robbie Dagenais, accompanied by Kerry Vaillancourt.   Cost:  $15/per person.  All proceeds go to Friends for Life International.  For more information please contact Roger or Gail at 613-732-1148, Bruce at 613-584-3951. Or Ron at 819-689-5440.

FALL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  October 4-14, 2019.  $2190 per person, includes all taxes, tow meals per day, double occupancy, 3piece bathroom in each room, five minute walk to St. James Church, services of knowledgeable guide.    Departure from Pearson International Airport, Toronto.  For additional information please contact Patricia Duggan at 613-756-2655 or

GRIEF SUPPORT FOR PEMBROKE AND AREA:  Hosted by Marianhill.  Grief touches family, friends, professional, and volunteer care providers.  Join us to find comfort, validation and the knowledge that you are not alone in your time of grief.  No registration required.  This group meets every second Monday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day on October 14, 2019) at Marianhill, 600 Cecilia Street, Pembroke, On.  For more information please contact Social Care Services at 613-633-4317 or Pastoral Care at 613-633-4316.

Good Catholic Humour

The two thousand member Catholic church was filled to overflowing capacity one Sunday morning.

The priest was ready to start the Mass when two men, dressed in long black coats and black hats entered thru the rear of the church.

One of the two men walked to the middle of the church while the other stayed at the back of the church.

They both then reached under their coats and withdrew automatic weapons.

The one in the middle announced, “Everyone willing to take a bullet for Jesus stay in your seats!”

Naturally, the pews emptied, followed by the choir.

The deacons ran out the door, followed by the choir director and the alter boy.

After a few moments, there were about twenty people left sitting in the church.

The priest was holding steady in the pulpit.

The men put their weapons away and said, gently, “All right, Father, the hypocrites are gone now. You may begin the Mass.”

Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:

On a cold day in December, some years ago: A boy, about 10 years old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the young boy and said, ‘My, but you’re in such deep thought staring in that window!’ ‘I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,’ was the boy’s reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel. By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, ‘No doubt, you will be more comfortable now..’ As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:  ‘Are you God’s wife?’

We can’t be God’s wife, but we can all be God’s friend. Why not show your friendship by doing a good work for someone this week.

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