Parish Bulletin – Corpus Christi – 23 June 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau

11:00 A.M.

  Funeral Mass of Jacqueline Mainville
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M

  Wilbert McDonald

By: Teresa & Family

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Mary Lapierre

By: Peter & Nora Smith

Thursday St.Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Grace Allard & Mary Lapierre

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M

  In Thanksgiving for all favours received

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday Chapeau

2:00 P.M

  Funeral Mass of Aurel Chaput
Saturday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Cecil, Danny, Louis, Willis & Miles Venasse

By: Dianne & Laurier Mainville

Dr. Wilbert Keon

By: Helen & Maureen Morris

Sunday          Chapeau

     10:30 A.M.

Wilbert McDonald

By: Teresa McDonald

Mickey Conroy

By: Betty & Jonathan Harkins

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trzbiatowski Margaret, Rita
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, 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 $ 549.00 Laetitia Tardiff Peacock
St. Joseph $1275.00
Chapeau $1179.00 Mariette Sallafranque

St. Alphonsus C.W.L: Thank you to all who attended our June Dinner. Yves Lafontaine had a very interesting and moving presentation on his working visit to Peru. Congratulations to Vivianne Mainville who will receive her 25year pin.

MARRIAGE BANNS:   There is a promise of marriage between Andrew Joseph Swan, son of Adrien Swan and Patricia Buckle and Desiree Norah Chartrand, daughter of Thomas Chartrand and Catherine Lawlor. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th at St. Alphonsus.

There is a promise of marriage between Matthew Morris, son of Shamus Morris and Joanne Laviolette and Chelsey Schryer, daughter of Louis Schryer and Paula Keon. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th at St. Alphonsus.

There is a promise of marriage between Jamie Nelson Hartwig, son of Nelson Hartwig and Rosemary Jessup and Amy Catherine Lapierre, daughter of Glenn Lapierre and Linda Legault. The wedding will be celebrated on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s.

The new schedule for Readers and EOME is ready and can be picked up in the vestry. Thank you for volunteering.

In recognition of the many deceased members of the former Holy Spirit Church Mission in Nichabeau, a sign will be erected outside the cemetery later this year. We are asking for your input as to the design and wording. Please email your suggestions to the parish at or to Peter at or by phone 819-689-2505.

Sheenboro, St. Paul the Hermit Parish – Our church has some necessary minor capital projects (ceiling plaster, electrical stack, and side door). In addition, we have two major repairs needed: the wall near the side entrance and repointing of exterior stonework. We are seeking donations from individuals or families in support of these capital projects. As we are celebrating the centenary of the rebuilding (1918) and dedication (1919) of our church on September 1, we propose that donations are noted in memory of a family member and a plaque will be placed at the entrance with their names. If you have questions, please speak to Fr. Tim about this fundraising initiative.

Meilleur Memorial Golf Tournament, Friday, June 28, 2019 in support of the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex and Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac. The Tournament will be held at the Island Brae [ shotgun start at 10:00am] and Pontefract [ shotgun start at 9am] Golf Clubs. Cost is $60 for golf and supper, $40 for golf only, and $30 for supper only. Golf cart rentals are extra. Call the Island Brae [ 613-732-9022] and the Pontefract [ 819-683-3308] to reserve. A catered supper begins at 6:30pm in the Chapeau Arena. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. To register, contact Charlotte Sunstrum at 819-689-5084. All welcome!

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 and many wonderful memories. For more information and to register, visit:

Diocesan Pilgrimage – Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Fr. Réal Ouellette and Fr. Justin Bertrand: are organizing a pilgrimage to the shrines of Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (entire day) and St. Joseph’s Oratory from Tuesday, August 20th to Thursday, August 22nd. Spiritual Directors will be Fr. Réal Ouellette and Fr. Justin Bertrand. Departure at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Prices will be determined by May 30th. Complete payment due by July 25th. For further information please contact the website at, email, or telephone 819 683-2056.

Chapeau Gallery: Will be opened on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 16th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Donations towards the Garage Sale would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support. New summer hours starting June 24th. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie. Leave a message.

Ladies: Come bargain for purchase of New-nearly new footwear/handbags for all occasions. Sizes: 6 1/2- 8. All proceeds go to the Chapeau Gallery on Saturday, July 6th from 10 AM-Noon at the Chapeau Gallery 106 St. Jacques Street next to St. Alphonsus Church. Note: Some name brands include Nine West, La Diva, Elle Italien Vecchia & much more. Prices flexible.

Canada Day Silent Auction: Coming up soon is our 22nd Silent Auction as part of the Canada Day celebrations. Once again we are asking for your donations in the form of whatever you want. It could be services such as babysitting, gardening and yard work, painting, dinners or brunches. Preserves and home baking are always popular. Gently used items are good too. We will have a “grab table” for a dollar or two and books also. Use your imagination. We have had some very innovative services in the past. The hall in Sheen will be open Saturday evening June 29 from 5:45 until 8:30 to receive your items. If you want your name as a donor on the item please attach a piece of masking tape or paper with your name on it. Call Janet at 689-5640 or Angie at 689-2486.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Jack Hill (wife: Helen), Mrs. Jacqueline Mainville (husband: Royal), and Mr. Aurel Chaput (wife: Madeleine) whose funerals were either celebrated this week or in the week to come. My sympathies to all their families and friends.

 2) Congratulations to the graduates of Dr. Wilbert Keon School whose graduation ceremony was held in Chapeau this Saturday. It is an important step that they have accomplished in completing their high school education. May it be followed by many more such accomplishments in the years that lay before them.

 3) Please pray for the return to a healthy ministry for Fr. Réal Ouellette, pastor of Fort Coulonge, Waltham, Vinton, and Otter Lake as he continues his treatment in Southdown, an institute that aids priests who have burned out in their ministry. Fr. Réal has fulfilled many roles in his years as a priest and has suffered under an extraordinarily complex and burdensome workload for the past few years. With the aid of our prayers, may he soon return to his ministry renewed and strengthened in spirit.

 4) WOW! The tickets for ‘Up at Fred’s-Allons-y’ have sold like hotcakes and are almost all gone. If you have not yet purchased yours, there are a minimal number still available through West Pontiac Connects. If you are unable to attend the play, you can always come for the dance that follows, featuring musicians who played at Fred’s over the years. The doors will reopen after the performance (approximately 9:30 pm). The cost of attending the dance alone will be $20 per person. Please note that there is no supper served at this performance but there will be a light lunch offered at 10:30 pm.

 5) This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. This is a spiritual celebration of the greatest gift that God has given to us as Catholics: his very presence in the Eucharist to nourish and sustain us throughout our life. How do you share those graces with others around you? Remember that in receiving the Eucharist you quite literally become a living, breathing, walking Tabernacle of Christ. Do others see Christ’s presence in you?

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