Parish Bulletin – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 15, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau


  No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Edmond Vaillancourt

By: Lois Laidlaw

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Wiliette Gaudette

By: Annie & Clarence Gaudette

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Alcide & Doreen Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special Intentions of Ivan Audet & Monique Pleau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Miles Venasse

By: Eric Venasse & Family

Anne Elphick

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Phillip St. Cyr (Anniv.)

By: Chantale & Sean Montgomery & Family

Kevin Harrington

By: Chris Thornbourne

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Marie-Paule, Peter
St. Joseph Carol Price Rita, Elaine
Chapeau Michael Mainville André, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Stephen Ballard, Patsy Gagnon, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, 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
Sheenboro $ 672.00               (Toonie) $143.00
St. Joseph $1377.00              (Toonie) $  92.00 Sharon Gribbon, Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Chapeau $1662.00         Donna Gagnon, Monday, Oct. 21st

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.

Young at Heart News: There will be a potluck on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a General Meeting and then followed by cards.

Office will be closed on Monday, October 14th. The office will re-open on Tuesday, October 15th at 10:30Thank you.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L: Will be hosting the Monday Night card parties beginning October 7th through December. We would greatly appreciate prize donations (Kleenex, paper towels, soup, etc.) These could be dropped off at the hall on Monday evenings or given to Gail, Joan or Janie at any time. Thanks once again!!

Remembrance Day in Sheenboro: Will be celebrated on November 10th, 2019. Mass will be at 11 a.m., followed by Remembrance Day ceremonies that will be held in the church. People wishing to place a wreath in memory of a veteran are asked to contact Billy Brennan by email on or before November 8th. Following the Remembrance Service, a light lunch will be served in the parish hall. There is no set cost for the meal but a donation to ensure this event can continue would be appreciated.

St. Alphonsus Parish Supper Winners

Winners of the Raffle Ticket Draw for $500-Lucille Hearty, $300-Emilie Demers, $200-Doreen Bertrand, $100-Nicole Fleury, $100-Monette Romain. 50/50 draw-Laurier Chaput

Local Merchant draws: Hockey Tickets-Elaine McGuire, Lepine’s-Sierra Agnesi, Karl’s Bakery-Joshua Lariviere, 2x$25 gift certificates River Club-Suzanne Gagnon, Chichester Grocery-Phil Perry, Conroy’s Grocery-Mary Retty. Winners of the Dice Game-High Score Tom Marcotte, Low Score Leanne Hall.

The Annual General Meeting for the Recreation Association is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Harrington Hall, 7PM. Everyone welcome.

Chapeau Recreation Association: presents Movie & Spooky Fiesta on Sunday, October 20th from 1 PM-3 PM at Harrington Community Center. Wear your Best Halloween Costume! Free Admission. $Popcorn station with candy toppings will be available and bring your favorite blankie and stuffed animal. All Children must be accompanied by an Adult.

Municipality of L’Isle-aux Allumettes invites you to join us as we pay tribute to our “Fallen Soldiers” at this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held on: Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. St. Joseph’s Center for Families & Seniors, St. Joseph, QC. there will be a Reception and light lunch following the ceremonies. R.S.V.P. is required before November 1st, 2019 at noon; (819-689-2266) (Please advise if we are to order a wreath on your behalf)

Residence Meilleur: Is looking for someone that would be interested in doing snow removal. Please contact Gerry Pharand (819-689-5345 home or 689-2360 Residence Meilleur or George Picard 689-2715.

Bowling: Anyone interested in bowling this year 7pm league will start October 21st. Contact Yogi 819-689-5508.

Halloween Dance at Harrington Hall: Will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. There will be prizes and a light lunch will be served. All proceeds go to the Chapeau Lion’s Club & the Culbute Museum in Chichester. Everyone Welcome!

Tuesday Social Club: HELP! We are collecting clean warm clothing for men only to be taken to the Ottawa Mission for homeless men (Shepherds of Good Hope). Ron Bartman has taken the responsibility to deliver them. We will be accepting them on every Tuesday in October at the Harrington Community Center from 1 to 3 pm. Thanks a lot.

Knights of Columbus News

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain of the Knights of Columbus will host a CPR/ defibrillator course on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Knights of Columbus hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Start time is 6:30 p.m


Beef Buffet & Bean Supper – St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre, Sunday, October 13th. Beef, beans, potatoes, vegetables with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, buns and pies. Craft table, Bingo, live entertainment. Supper starts at 12:30 p.m. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Take out available; gift certificates are available at the parish office. Everyone welcome!

Harvest Festival Dinner – St. John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior, Sunday, October 20th from 12-6 p.m. Travellers Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. Hot roast beef. Adults: $15 – Children: $7 – Children under 6: Free.

Annual Parish Supper – St. Matthew the Apostle, Madawaska, Sunday, November 3rd from 12-6 p.m. at the Madawaska Community Hall. Annual turkey, ham & bean supper – Raffle tickets. Adults: $14 – Children under 10: $5 – Children 3 and under: Free.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of Anchie Bechamp (Maggie) of Chapeau and Mary Spence (Leo) of St. Joseph’s whose funerals were celebrated this past week. Please keep both the deceased and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

2) Congratulations to Courtney Burnett and Eric O’Connor, whose wedding was celebrated this weekend in St. Alphonsus Church. Please pray that they will enjoy many happy years of marriage together.

3) Congratulations are also extended to the family of Rhea Gagnon (Ian Gagnon & Lisa Vaillancourt) and Hunter Norwich (Joshua Gagnon and Katy Connors) who were baptized last weekend.

4) We will be starting our adult catechism programs with a video course entitled ‘The Real Presence’ which provides an understanding of the Catholic position on the Eucharist. The first session will be held in the Chapeau sacristy on Wednesday, October 23rd following the 10 am Mass. The program will start the following week in St. Joseph’s on Tuesday, October 29th at 7 pm. The Eucharist is the most important element of our Catholic faith, often referred to as the ‘source and summit’ of our belief. I hope that we will have many Catholics who will come out to participate in these classes.

5) As of this weekend, we have started a second collection taken up after communion in all three parishes. 100% of the revenues collected will be used exclusively to help pay for needed repairs to each church. I thank you for your support of this initiative but remind you please not to decrease your regular weekly donations as they are essential to pay for the ongoing operation of our parishes. If we fail to financially support our parishes, we will need to follow the example of the rest of the Pontiac churches and start taking up collections at funerals and weddings. This is something I very much want to avoid.


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