Masses and Celebrations for the Week
|Day||Time and Place||Celebration||Intention|
By: Francis Downey
Marian Helen Poirier
By: Teresa Downey & Family
By: Peter & Nora Smith
By: Lois Ranger
By: Françoise & Pierre Vaillancourt
By: Paul & Sue Kelly
|Special Intention of Jim & Alicia Keogh
By: Genevieve Keogh Bresseau
By: Norma Ranger & Family
Cyril, Patrick & Brian Ranger
By: Lois Ranger & Family
|Missa Pro Populo|
By: Mado & Family
By: Audrey & Mike Mercier
|Sheenboro||Francis Downey||Mary Edwards|
|St. Joseph||Sharon Fitzpatrick||Rita, Elaine|
|Chapeau||Tom Carroll||Nicole, Janie|
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.
|Sheen||$ 1175.00||Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Tuesday, July 2nd|
|St. Joseph||$1461.00||Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, July 8th|
Parish Office will be closed on Monday, July 1st, Canada Day!
MARRIAGE BANNS: 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 Church.
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 at 3:00 p.m. on July 20th at St. Joseph’s Church,
There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Joseph Michaud, son of Frank Michaud and Susie Gagnon and Carly Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of Timothy McDonald and Gail Romain. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on July 27th at St. Alphonsus Church.
Thank you: In Regards to the funeral of Mr. Kevin (Ted) Harrington on June 12th, 2019. Mrs. Monique Harrington along with her two sons Eric and Karl would like to express their sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude towards all, family, friends and neighbours, who have contributed in their own way. Your kindness and warm comfort have been immensely appreciated.
Thank you so much Father Moyle for the most beautiful and moving Eulogy. You have certainly found the right words that truly have touched us deeply.
To the Church Choir our sincere gratitude as well for the very beautiful songs that had found a way to our hearts and also to the C.W.L for the great lunch. Monique, Eric and Karl Harrington.
West Pontiac Connects would like to welcome our new summer student Jenna Boisclair. Jenna will be available between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm to assist with anything you may need help with such as: computer tutoring, creating an email account, Facebook account, searching the web or anything along those lines. Please reach her at 819-689-2878 to book an appointment at a time best suited for you.
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.
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: walktheopeongoline.com.
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 http://www.paroissestpierre.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 819 683-2056.
Chapeau Gallery News: Summer Hours – Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Donations towards the Garage Sale would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events. Leave a message. email@example.com.
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.
Knights of Columbus Council 1531 will provide bus transportation to and from the pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Ann in Cormac on July 28. Stops will be made at The Church of the Most Holy Name on Trafalgar Street at 9 a.m. and St. Columbkille’s Cathedral at 9:15. The bus will return to Pembroke after the healing mass.
Got Life Questions? R.C.I.A. might just be for you! R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a journey for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, and growing in their life as a Christian. It is for someone who has never been baptized, or maybe has been baptized in another Christian faith and wishes to know more about the Catholic faith. Maybe you have been baptized and have not received the other Sacraments for your life’s mission. If any of these scenarios apply to you, we would love to help in your spiritual journey. All are welcome to join us in exploring this new quest. Please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 if you wish to know more about the Catholic faith.
|Fr. Tim Notes:|
|1) Monday is Canada Day! There is much for us to celebrate as citizens of what is arguably the best country in the world. And there’s no better place to celebrate than in our corner of the land that is Sheenboro. Festivities begin with a Mass at 9 am and continue throughout the day. I hope to see many of you there.
2) One thing that always confronts any parish community is the upkeep and maintenance of their buildings. The same is true for us here in the Upper Pontiac. This year the focus is Sheenboro with work needed on both the Church and Parish Hall. Estimates for completing all the required repairs to bring everything up to top condition are approaching $100,000. Any donations to help defray these costs will be much appreciated, as will suggestions and offers to organize fundraising events to help pay off this expense. So, if you have any ideas or extra funds to provide, don’t keep them in your pocket! Now is the time to step up and help ensure the long-term health and viability of your church.
3) Speaking of fundraising, it appears that the upcoming play on August 10th in support of St. Alphonsus church is going to be a great success. Tickets are mainly sold out, although we are putting together a waiting list for any that are returned for various reasons. However, it will still be possible to attend the dance that follows the play. Entry for dance-only tickets will sell for $20. Given the numbers of people who are already in attendance for the play who are from out of town, the dance is sure to be a great place to meet old friends and renew acquaintances.