Parish Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Easter – 12 May 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
Friday Chapeau
No Mass
Saturday Sheenboro 5:00 P.M.
Bill Ryan
By:  Rosita Ryan Leo Downey &
Family MemberBy:  Teresa
Sunday St. Joseph 9:00 A.M   Missa Pro
Sunday Chapeau 10:30 A.M.
By:  Theresa &
Mike & Paul
By:  Mike &
Carol Anne Ryan
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Ron, Margaret
Chapeau Lise Mainville Janie, 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 $ 725.00   Janet Retty, Tuesday, May 21st 
St. Joseph $ 1260.00
Chapeau $ 1575.00 Susanne Lapierre, Monday May 13th 

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.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L:  Mark your calendar for our yearly June Dinner on Tuesday, June 11th.  More information to come.

Young at Heart News:    Last day to play cards will be on Wednesday, May 29th.  3) Our annual picnic will be on Wednesday, June 12th.  (More details to follow).   Available to us is a 1day trip down (the Opeongo line by Jamieson Travel) Cost is $150 per person which includes transportation, lunch and dinner on Wednesday, June 5th.  If interested call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 before May 15th.

Sheenboro  Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser May 18 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Sheenboro Parish Hall.  Funds raised will go toward ongoing expenses of the hall.  Tickets $15 at the door or in advance from Jennifer and Mark Jennings.

Madonna House Apostolate presents: I Will Be Love! – Summer Program 2019 for young adults between the ages of 19 and 35 from July 7th – August 10th. Week 1 (July 7-13): Receive from the Father – Week 2 (July 14-20): Prayer transforms – Week 3 (July 21-27): Forgiveness that heals – Week 4 (July 28-August 3): Today – here and now – Week 5 (August 4-10): Behold your Mother. For more info or to register please call 613 756-3713 or email (men) or (women). More information also available at

Upper Pontiac Summer Camp- Job postings:  

1)  Summer camp counsellor for 8 weeks, for 35 hrs at $15.00 per hour. 

2)  Summer daycamp leader for 8 weeks, for $35 hrs at $13.00 per hour.

3)  Summer daycamp assistant for 8 weeks, for 8 weeks, for 35 hrs at $12.00 per hour

Preference will be given to applicants with first-aid/CPR and 18 years old.  Please forward your resumes to

Summer Youth Employment:  West Pontiac Connects is looking to hire a youth between the ages of 15 and 30 to fill the full-time position of Customer services and Computer-Technology Assistant.  Qualifications & Requirements:  Customer Service experience/ability to work with the public, Good organization skills, time management and attention to detail, Good Communication Skills, in both written & verbal (Bilingualism is an asset) Valid Driver’s license or transportation to and from work, Knowledge of Computer Technology and other devices.  Preference will be given to those returning to school in fall 2019.  Duties: Greeting Clientele, Providing information-technology services (internet access, copying, printing, faxing, laminating, scanning, etc) Processing payments for services, providing, one-on-one computer technology help to clients, providing help to customers to creat documents using various software (MS Office, Adobe, Print shop etc) Responsible for filing documents & maintaining pertinent records, Maintaining a clean & safe work site.  Wage:  $12.50 per hour, 35 hours per week, for 11 weeks.  Please email resumes to West Pontiac Connects at by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15th. 2019.  Thank you to applicants for the interest, however, we will only be contacting the candidates who are selected for the interview process. 

Walk The Opeongo Line, July 25-28, 2019 – Join pilgrims from ages 7-77 in this life-changing, 4-day journey from Our Lady of Fatima, Renfrew to St. Anne Shrine, Cormac. This will be our 4th year making the 67km walk! It’s an experience that merits many blessings andmany wonderful memories. For more information and to register, visit:

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain Council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus:   Will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

Parish Suppers

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Braeside, ON:  On Sunday, May 26th, 2019 will be serving Barbecued Chicken from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Cost is Adults $15.00 and Children (under 12) $5.00 – Children (under 6) Free.  Take-outs available!  (Air Conditioned Hall)                                            Pastor and Parishioners Welcome You!

St. Francis Xavier, Renfrew, ON:  Hot Roast Beef Dinner, fresh home baking from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Adults:  $15.00, Children 12 & under $5.00, Children under 5 free.  Take out & delivery available (613-432-5825)

Fr. Tim Sabbatical Notes:
1) Well folks, as you read these few words I am most likely already on the road heading back to resuming my duties as your pastor. My time down here has
exceeded all my expectations but as some wise man once said, “All good times much come to an end”. I thank you very much for your prayerful support during my sabbatical. I also want to thank those who stepped up to make it possible
for me to be have one in the first place. Thanks is owed to Jerome Sallafranque and Janie Carroll who oversaw the paying of bills; to the sacristans of all three parishes; the priests who provided their services (particularly Fr. Tom
Fitzpatrick, Fr. Basil Tanguay, and the priests of Madonna House); the
musicians and choir members; the catechists who ran the religious education
program for our parish children; and anyone who helped to keep the buildings
open and running smoothly. Of course, there is one person who deserves all the praise she can receive for ensuring things ran smoothly and that’s our parish
secretary, Pauline Lepine-Godin. Many thanks for all that you did and do for
the welfare of our Catholic parishes in the Upper Pontiac.

2) On a personal note, I also want to thank Donna Gagnon and Sharon Gribbon for taking such great care of my canine companions during my time away. I just hope that they didn’t do such a good job that my boys will kick me to the curb when I return and insist on staying with them! I had best keep some treats and cookies in the pockets for the first few weeks at home to ensure that they will welcome me back ‘in the pack’ after my time away.

3) And finally… dear God, the river is rising again!! I know that people must be exhausted fighting to keep water out of their homes and basements and can’t
help but wonder what they did to deserve such a wet fate from Mother Nature’s hands. Please remember to lift up our prayers to match the rising waters in
beseeching God to bring this watery trial to an end so that people can begin to
repair and rebuild their lives and properties as soon as possible.
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