Parish Bulletin – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 1st, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  No Mass
Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Deceased Relatives of M.J. Sullivan
Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Deceased Members of the O’Brien, Venne & Hill Family

By:  Helen Hill

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special intention of Jimmy McKinnon & Chantalle Dyelle

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Sunday Sheenboro

11:00 A.M

   Deceased brother & sisters & parents

By:  Frank & Janet Retty

Norma Ranger

By:  Marlyne Turner

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Virginia Gauthier

By:  Pat & Margaret Tallon

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Carol Price Margaret, Rita
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Patsy Gagnon, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Anchie Bechamp, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Aspyn Carroll, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Paul Dennie, Judy Sullivan.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $705.00          
St. Joseph $1515.00  Sharon Gribbon,  Tuesday, September 3rd
Chapeau $1806.00  

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS:  Our Chapeau parish supper will soon be approaching Sunday, September 29th.   Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey.  Your donation is greatly appreciated.

 St. Alphonsus Raffle Tickets for a Parish Supper September 29th:  Are available in the church and there are sign up sheets to put your name and how many books you are taking.  We encourage all parishioners to try and sell 10 books.  Thank you so much for your support with this important Parish fundraiser!

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Robert Joseph Nephin, son of  Mark Lawrence Nephin and Trudy Romain and Megan Katherine Ann Lee, daughter of Jonathan Lee and Karen Vereyken.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on September 7th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

There is a promise of marriage between Nick Rafuse, son of Garry Rafuse and Marguerite Labine-Rafuse and Kaitlin Campbell, daughter of Allan Campbell and Kelly Simon.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on September 14th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Harold Vaillancourt, son of André Vaillancourt and Mary Anne Keon and Alycia Dawn Fraser, daughter of Christopher Fraser and Andrea Bindiner.  The wedding will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. on September 20th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L will meet at Joan Sallafranque’s on Wednesday, September 4th at 1:30 p.m.   All Members Welcome!

St. Joseph Parish:  It’s that time again.  Our Raffle Tickets are available.  Same as last year.  $20 a bag.  ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up.  Reminder:  Parish Supper is coming October20th Tickets are Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5.  We will be needing lots of help.  Meat envelopes are available.   Supper Tickets will be available next week.  Thanks again for your support!

Let’s all get together and celebrate Patsy & Michael Gagnon 45th Wedding Anniversary.  It will be held on Saturday September 21st, 2019 at Harrington Community Centre beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Everyone Welcome!   There will be Live Music by Groove Revival and a Late Lunch will be served.  Best Wishes only!  Tickets are available for this Fundraiser cost is $10 per person from any family member or you can contact Pauline at the Parish Office or Maureen Belland 689-2708.

West Pontiac Connects will be starting a new session of skills link participants on September 3rd, 2019.  We are still recruiting people who are interested in taking the program. If you are between the ages of 15 and 30 and are willing to commit to a 23-week, paid program, we have a great opportunity waiting for you.

If any seniors in the community would like to schedule volunteer work please contact West Pontiac Connects to schedule a day and time. Please contact Marielle Lair at (819)689-2878 for more information or inquiries about the upcoming session.

We invite everyone to join us for a Special Surprise 90th Birthday Celebration for our Dad, Art on Saturday, September 14th from 4-8 in the barn at Northfork.  We will host a BBQ…lots of food and goo times!  BYOB and BEST WISHES only.  Colleen, Donna, Willie and Neil.  If possible, confirm attendance at 819-689-1006.


Chapeau Gallery News

1)  Bake Sale – Saturday/Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2)  Sunday, September 8th – 11:30 a.m.  Come and join us for lunch, and movie called “GOSPA”.  Gospa is the magnificent true story of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to six children of Medjugorje, Croatia in 1981 and Father Jozo Bouko, a Franciscan priest was tortured by the communists for refusing to abandon his people.  Lunch & Movie $12 per person.

3) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s.  Tours and Garage Sale- 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Lunch served 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at


Chicken Supper – St. Mary Parish, Wilno, Sunday, September 1st. Chicken supper; home-cooked meal. Plates served from 1 p.m. Take-out available. Visitor’s Mass at 12 noon. Elevator/wheelchair accessible. Adults: $15 – Children under 10: $5.

Annual Supper & Bazaar – St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, Maynooth, Sunday, September 1st from 12-6 p.m. Mass at 11 a.m. Turkey, ham, beans, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. Homemade pies and squares. Raffle, wheel, fish pond. Nevada tickets and bingo. Shop the craft table for crafts, preserves and baked goods, etc. Something for everyone! Adults: $15 – Children under 12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Parishioners and Fr. Malachy Ekezie extend a warm welcome to all!

Fr. Tim Notes:                          Sheenboro Church Centennial Edition
1) We welcome Archbishop Mulhall to this weekend’s special Centennial Celebration of St. Paul the Hermit Church. To mark this occasion these comments will be about that Church.

2) The current church building is actually the third church to serve the Sheenboro area. The first two buildings were from the days when the parish carried the name ‘St. Bridget’, one of the patron saints of Ireland. The first building was a simple log building that went up under the care of Fr. James Lynch. It was replaced in 1872 after complaints from parishioners that it was inadequate and unsatisfactory for the needs of the growing community. Upon completion, Fr. Patrick Meehan was installed as the first resident pastor. Alas, in 1918 while the then pastor Fr. P.J. Tracey was away fire completely destroyed that building. Work began immediately to replace it with the current church which was ‘completed’ a year later in 1919. I put the word completed in quotation marks as it was intended to be a temporary facility to be converted into a parish hall once it was topped with a new church. Unfortunately, that didn’t come to pass as the foundations and walls that had been built were deemed to be inadequate to support the proposed structure. A decision was made at that time to put a permanent roof over the basement and use it as the parish church. This is the building that we use today. At that same time, a decision was made to rename the parish in honour of St. Paul the Hermit, one of the earliest and most famous of a group of monks referred to today as the ‘Desert Fathers’.

3) So, who was this St. Paul the Hermit (also known as St. Paul of Thebes)? It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how much is fable, how much is fact. Paul was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. He was also a learned and devout young man. During the persecution of Decius in Egypt in the year 250, Paul was forced to hide in the home of a friend. Fearing a brother-in-law would betray him, he fled in a cave in the desert. His plan was to return once the persecution ended, but the sweetness of solitude and heavenly contemplation convinced him to stay. He went on to live in that cave for the next 90 years. A nearby spring gave him drink, a palm tree furnished him clothing and nourishment. After 21 years of solitude, a bird began bringing him half of a loaf of bread each day. Without knowing what was happening in the world, Paul prayed that the world would become a better place.

Saint Anthony of Egypt attests to his holy life and death. Tempted by the thought that no one had served God in the wilderness longer than he, Anthony was led by God to find Paul and acknowledge him as a man more perfect than himself. The raven that day brought a whole loaf of bread instead of the usual half. As Paul predicted, Anthony would return to bury his new friend. Thought to have been about 112 when he died, Paul is known as the “First Hermit.” His feast day is celebrated in the East; he is also commemorated in the Coptic and Armenian rites of the Mass.

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