Parish Bulletin – 5th Sunday in Lent – April 7, 2019

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 5:00 P.M.
Pat Keon
By:  Ruth Gagnon
Special intentions
By:  A Parishioner
Sunday St. Joseph 9:00 A.M   Missa Pro
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 A.M.
Florian & Therese Allard By:  Françoise & Pierre Vaillancourt
Yvonne & JoanO’Brien
By:  The Family
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Ron, Margaret
Chapeau Tom Carroll Andre, 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 $420.00  Janet Retty, Monday, April 8th 
St. Joseph $585.00 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, April 1st 
Chapeau $1020.00

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

Next Children’s Catechism Class:  Will take place on Sunday, May5th at 9:15 at DWKS.

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 to let me know.  Thank you.  

First Communion:  Will take place on Sunday, May 26th at St. Alphonsus at 10:30 a.m.  First Confession:  Will take place on Saturday, May 25th in the Sacristy at St. Alphonsus Church a time will be posted once determined.  Confirmation:  Will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at St. Alphonsus Church at 10:30 a.m.

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.

Thank you:  On behalf of the many needy Homeless people attached to Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa, I would like to express Sincere Appreciation to Each and Every one of you who made the Effort to answer the call to Share. Your Donations were Numerous and all of excellent Quality. Can you just imagine how Meaningfuleach item is to those who are in need and are at the Bottom of their lives with No Resources? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  Also Involved and Deserving of the Same. Thanks to the ‘Women’s Social Club’.  They answered our call by Coordinating the Parishes efforts through ensuring Notification in the Parish Bulletin, Collecting and Sorting the Donations, maintaining contact with the Event Organizers, plus plus!May our Good Lord truly Bless and Keep you all!  Most sincerely,             Ron Bartman

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.

Chapeau Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting:  Will be held at the West Pontiac Connects building on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 7 p.m.  We welcome new directors and volunteers to join our board.

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

Soccer Registration: Will be held on Thursday, April 10th & 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harrington Community Centre, Chapeau, Quebec.  Cost $60 Cheque must be made out to the Pontiac Soccer Association, Medical card mandatory.  Age group: 5-6-7   8-9-10    11-12-13       14-15-16-17 Youth must not be 18 years of age before March 31st.  No inscription will be accepted after Friday, April 19th.  We are looking for coaches & referees!

PONTIAC JOB FAIR:  It is with great pleasure that you are invited to participate in the 2019 Pontiac Job Fair. This event will take place at the R.A. Centre 2 Second Street, Campbell’s Bay on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Free entrance. For more information, visit our Website at This event is brought to you by Emploi Quebec in collaboration with SADC Pontiac.

Résidence Meilleur – An apartment complex for seniors aged 75+ serving Chichester, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Rapides des Joachims, Sheenboro and Waltham. Residents of these 5 municipalities are given preference. Five of the 12 apartments are now reserved for the expected opening date of May 1. Other reservations from within the 5 municipalities will be accepted until April 16. After April 16 apartments will be made available to those outside the 5 municipalities and/or younger seniors. For more information, contact any Board Member, or Winston Sunstrum at 819-689-5084 (H) 613-639-5828.

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.

Open House:  The children of Jerome & Françoise Sallafranque invite you to an open house to celebrate the 85th Birthday of their dear dad.  It will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the St. Joseph Hall from 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.  Everyone Welcome!  Best Wishes only!

Knights of Columbus:  The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus will be Tuesday, April 9 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall Pembroke, Ontario.

April 23 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus: Will host Alice Grenon , manager of community support services. Her topic will be carefor health and community services. The session will be in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue and starts at 7 p.m. It is open to the community at large.

Sabbatical Notes from Fr. Tim

1) St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that the benefits of prayer are: a) that it remedies evil; b) it obtains that which we desire; and c) it establishes friendship with God. He develops this third point further by stating that prayer makes us the ‘familiars of God’, something which permits our prayers to come before him as ‘incense in his sight’. What an incredible gift then is our friendship with the Almighty that He is willing and desirous of our presence such that he receives our every need and prayer into his presence as something so sweet! Have you spent much time in prayer during this past week developing your friendship with Him? If you haven’t, why not? Don’t we need all the friends we can get in the troubled times that we’re in these days?

2) Speaking of troubled times, I offer a reading suggestion to anyone who wonders how the Church (and we as its members) should respond to the challenges confronting us from governments that are growing in their conviction that Christianity is a force to be controlled or suppressed and a culture that’s turned away from its teachings. “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation” by Rod Dreher is an excellent book to read. While I might question some of his suggestions for moving forward, his assessment of the current state of the faith vis a vis the culture and governments of the liberal Western democracies is absolutely spot-on. It’s a book well worth reading.

3) One of the things I’ve become convinced would be of benefit to our parishes is the establishment of a ‘book club’ dedicated to the study and discussion of works like ‘The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas’ or ‘The Benedict Option’. Please give some thought to whether or not you might like to participate in such a project. I have no doubt that it will be of benefit to anyone interested in both learning more of our Catholic faith and how we can use it to benefit our homes, parishes, communities, and even our country at large.

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