Parish Bulletin – Palm/Passion Sunday – 14 April 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau
No Mass
Tuesday Pembroke
10:30 A.M.

Chrism Mass
Wednesday Chapeau
No Mass
Thursday St.Joseph
No Mass
Friday Chapeau
3:00 P.M.

Good Friday
Saturday Sheenboro
5:00 P.M.

Pat Keon
By:  Marlyne
Cecil, Danny,
Louis, Willis, & Miles Venasse
By:  Dianne &
Laurier Mainville
Sunday St. Joseph
9:00 A.M
  Missa Pro
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 A.M.
Ian Picard
By:  Mom & Dad Cyril, Patrick, &Brian Ranger
By: Lois Ranger & Family
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Helen, Nicole
(Good Friday) 
Nicole, Meril
(Good Friday)
Andre, Meril
Parish Collection  Counter
Sheen $59500  
St. Joseph $1805.00
Chapeau $1908.00 Susanne Lapierre,
Monday, April 15th
Mariette Sallafranque,
Monday, April 22nd 

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.

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.

Next Children’s Catechism Class:  Will take place on Sunday, May5th at 9:15 at DWKS.  This will be the last class of the year and at this one we ask that all student bring in your Student Text(reader) to your teachers so they can hand them in to me at the office along with their attendance sheets.  Thank you!

Attention parishioners:  On Good Friday everyone is asked to come in to church in silence and to leave in silence as well.  Thank you so much!

Chapeau Recreation Association presents:  An Easter Celebration this Sunday, April 14th at 12 noon at Harrington Community Centre in the basement.  Egg Hunt (weather permitting), Easter Bunny, Crafts, Cookie Decorating.  Admission is $5/child and $10/family.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Pizza Lunch $2 a slice.  Spring Photo Session by Sarah J. Wood Photography $10/Print.

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

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.

Résidence Meilleur Du Haut Pontiac:   Annual General Meeting, Tuesday April 16, 7pm, Municipal Office, Chapeau.  The public is invited to attend our AGM! ALL WELCOME!

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.

Knights of Columbus on April 23 Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531: 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.

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 Meaningful each 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 is the ‘Tuesday 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 Hartman

 Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:
1) Please remember to offer prayers for the soul of Dr. Wilbert Keon and for the consolation of his family in the wake of his death. Dr. Keon was a man of
outstanding blessing to literally thousands of people who benefited from his
skills as a physician and his commitment to his friends and neighbours. May
God richly reward him for his life of service and bless his wife and family during their time of grief.

2) My time down here in Baltimore is approaching its end as I begin my last
month of my sabbatical. As much as I am looking forward to coming home I cannot help feeling a tinge of regret as I start to face that journey given the insights,

graces, and blessings I have received during this time of study. But if my study of
friendship has taught me anything, it’s that living in the presence of one’s
friends is necessary to benefit from all the blessings they offer to me. Please

continue to pray that I will make the best of the time I have left here in
Baltimore so that I will enjoy all the more the friendships we enjoy when we are

gathered together in our parish communities.

3) This coming week and weekend are the most solemn in our Church calendar.

It’s for that reason that it’s referred to as ‘Holy Week’. While my absence
means that there will not be a full week of services and masses available to you,

please take advantage of those that will be held in Pembroke. In particular, the
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral and the services of Holy Thursday and Good
Friday are such occasions where attending at a Pembroke church will be of
great benefit. Please remember that you can always use your church envelopes in their collections as they will be forwarded home to us for use in your
particular parish. May this be truly a blessed and Holy Week for all of us!

4) Here’s an interesting quote from ‘Becoming Friends’ by Paul Wadell for your consideration:  “To speak of friendship with God can sound so cozy and
consoling, as if we are all snuggling up to God; however, there is no riskier
vulnerability than to live in friendship with God, because every friendship
changes us, because friends have expectations of each other, and because
friends are said to be committed to the same things.”

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