Parish Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 8, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  In Thanksgiving

By:  A Parishioner

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Carl Bowers

By:  Jean & Eddie O’Brien

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Merrill Allard

By:  Jean Gallagher

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special intention of Jean-Paul & Patsy Lariviere

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Dean Fitzpatrick

By:  Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Françoise & Mike Keon

By:  Mado & Family

Michael Dunn

By:  The Smith Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Rita, Elaine
Chapeau Helen Nephin Peter, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Fr. Stephen Ballard, 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 $ 1225.00   Monday, September 9th, Janet Retty
St. Joseph $ 1288.00  
Chapeau $ 2080.00  

MARRIAGE BANNS:  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.

Open House: Résidence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac, 111 Notre Dame, Chapeau, September 14, 2-4pm. All welcome!

Renovations for St Paul the Hermit—Request for Volunteer:  One of the needs is to reglaze and paint the exterior windows of the church. If you have the skills to do this work and would be prepared to volunteer your time please contact Martin Flood at 613-281-0041.

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.   Please get your dinner tickets from Hazel Chassie 819-689-2609, Sharon Fitzpatrick 819-689-2907 and Donna Tierney 819-689-2558.  Thanks, they are going quickly.

West Pontiac Connects:  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 good times!  BYOB and BEST WISHES only.  Colleen, Donna, Willie and Neil.  If possible, confirm attendance at 819-689-1006.

Chapeau Gallery News

1)  Sunday, September 8th – 11:30 a.m.  Come and join us for lunch and a 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.

2) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at

3) Annual Garage Sale, give away on Saturday & Sunday, September 14-15, 21-22, 28-29.  Donations accepted.

Knights of Columbus:  The next regular meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue. It starts at 7:30 p.m.  Any Catholic man over the age of 18 can apply to become a member of the Knights of Columbus. If interested contact Grand Knight Brian Morris or any member for more information.


Parish Supper – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Lapasse, this Sunday, September 8th at Mount Carmel Hall from 2:30-6 p.m. Turkey and ham dinner. Adults: $15 – Children under 12: $6 – Children under 4: Free.

Annual Parish Supper – St. John the Evangelist Parish, Campbell’s Bay, Sunday, September 8th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Turkey, ham & homemade pies. Adults: $15 – Children 12 and under: $6 – Toddlers: Free.

 Annual Parish Supper – St. John the Evangelist Parish, Campbell’s Bay, this Sunday, September 8th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Turkey, ham & homemade pies. Adults: $15 – Children 12 and under: $6 – Toddlers: Free.

 Cathedral Parish Supper Cancelled: We have been deeply blessed by many years of success with our annual Parish Supper. We are grateful for the numerous acts of generosity and helpfulness bestowed on our parish by people of all ages. Friendships have been made, acquaintances renewed, and we have grown as a parish community. In taking into account all the pros and cons of recent Parish Suppers, the principal organizers and the parish council, with Father Beanish’s full support, have decided to cancel this annual parish (scheduled for Sunday, September 15th) event at this time.

Turkey & Ham Dinner – St-Jean Baptiste Parish, Pembroke, Sunday, September 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Take-out available; handicapped accessible. Adults: $15 – Children: $5.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS:  Our Chapeau parish supper is soon 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 available for a Parish Supper September 29th:  We encourage all parishioners to try and sell 10 books.  Thank you so much for your support with this important Parish fundraiser!

Parish Supper Silent Auction (St. Alphonsus):  Anyone wishing to donate an item/items for the Chapeau supper auction can do so, please contact Gene O’Brien 819-689-2410 and Helen Davis 819-689-5271.  Thank you for your continuous support, it is greatly appreciated.

Once again we will be hosting the now-famous St-Alphonsus’ Parish Fall Supper! Last year our parish hosted well over a 1000 people at our fabulous turkey supper. Again, this year we are needing volunteers. In numbers we have strength, let’s keep our parish strong. One area that always needs help is our table-prep teams as our guest come, eat and go! We have 5 to 6 very long rows of tables which need a few table captains to oversee and many helping hands to reset and tidy tables after each guest finishes.  We also need coffee & Tea servers.   Volunteers are needed from 12 to 6 PM however it is busiest from 4 to 6 PM. We are looking for many hands willing to donate an hour or two to reset the tables. There will be a short meeting after mass in the sacristy Sunday, September 15. Please consider donating your time to help your church for an hour or so. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to help please call Belle at 613-638-6058.

Young at Heart NewsAfter a great summer the club welcomes again all the card players for a new year.  It will start Wednesday, September 11th at 1:00 p.m.  Welcome all, and new players too.  See you soon.

Thank you:  We wish to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all our family, friends and neighbours who helped us remember and grieve our mother Marielle Vaillancourt Demers. Your kind gestures of prayers, visits and food helped us through this difficult time. We would also like to thank Father Moyle, the Choir, Hayes funeral home and the CWL for the great lunch provided.  Your kindness will be always remembered.           The Demers Family

Tuesday Social Club:  the Tuesday Social Club will begin meeting again for the sixth year on Sept. 10th at the Harrington Community Centre at 1 pm until 3 pm. We are always happy to receive donations of yarn, pillowcases and cotton or cotton blend fabrics. Join us for a couple of hours of socializing. Contact Angie at 2486 or Bernie at 5223.

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

ELI BOUCHER Celebration of Life: Saturday, September 14, 7-11pm, at the Upper Pontiac Sports Complex, Chapeau. Tickets $20. A late lunch will be served.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) We congratulate Meaghan Lee and Robbie Nephin who were married in St. Alphonsus Parish this weekend. Please pray for a long and happy life together.

2) I had the honour of baptizing August Jason Montgomery, Carter Louis Morrissette, and Lynley Rose Fleury on the weekend of August 25th. Welcome to the Catholic faith to all three children!

3) On the weekend of Sept. 20-21, we will welcome Lisa Anne Kromar from the Perpetual Adoration Society who will be speaking out how we can set up a regular period of Eucharistic Adoration in all three churches. Watch next weekend’s bulletin for much more information.

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