Parish Bulletin – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 27 October 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau


  No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Rene Gaudette

By:  Jeannette

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Willietta Gaudette

By:  Clarence & Annie Gaudette

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Bernice Battis

By:  Patsy Allard

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special Intentions Fr. Tim & Joan Pelletier

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audette

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Miles Venasse

By:  Doris & Donat Ranger

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Alphire Bechamp

By:  Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Conway

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Jerry, Doris
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Paul, Ron
Chapeau Lise Mainville Meril, Nicole

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Fr. Stephen Ballard, 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 $1088.00                 ( Toonie)  $1101.00  
St. Joseph $1244.00                 (Toonie)   $ 121.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, Oct. 28th
Chapeau $1047.00               (Toonie)     $ 140.00 Suzanne Lapierre, Monday, November 4th  

Children’s Catechism Classes:  Will be starting on Sunday, November 3rd at 9:15 at D.W.K.S. School.  We are asking all children to renew their registration by either calling the office or completing a form at home and bring it into either parish office when it is open. Copies of the registration forms will be available in each of the three parish churches.  Books are available if any of the parents would like to stop by the office and get them in advance.   Cost is still $10

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.

The Annual CWL Craft Sale and Chicken Pot Pie Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 17th (10 A.M. – 3 P.M. at Harrington Community Centre.  Good opportunity to find some unique Christmas gifts.  Call Joan (819-689-2523) to book your table.

St. Joseph Parish:  Wow!  You are all amazing.  The help was unbelievable.  Thank you for making our Parish Supper such a Great Success.  Very much Appreciated.  A Special Thank you to the young people who helped with the supper.  Nicholas Cuddy, Hannah Dubeau, Liam Mullen, Jordan Pilon, Madison Schreader and Abby Trzebiatowski.

Our Raffle Winner:  $500 Parish– Barbara Coventry, $ 300 Card Committee– Gene O’Brien, $100 St. Joseph’s C.W.L – Sharon Gribbon, $100 Hayes Funeral Home – Sharon Graveline, Quilt Sheila Duff – Joyce Perry, Maple Syrup Sheila& Mike Duff – Ashley Fleming and 50/50 $402.71 – Mike Trebinskie.

Children’s Catechism Classes:  Will be starting on Sunday, November 3rd at 9:15 at D.W.K.S. School.  We are asking all children to renew their registration by either calling the office or completing a form at home and bring it into either parish office when it is open. Copies of the registration forms will be available in each of the three parish churches.

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.

The Sheenboro Recreation Association is hosting a luncheon following our Remembrance Day ceremony on November 10th. We are looking for donations of sandwiches, squares, and veggie, fruit and cheese trays. If you are able to donate, please sign up at the back of the church or call Jean Gleason at 819-689-2119

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.

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.

St. Paul the Hermit, Church Restoration and Memorial Plaque:  Parish Council is ready to accept financial donations in memory of a family member to fund the church’s capital work. Contributions of $500, donated in honour of a family member, will be commemorated on a plaque, and a receipt for the charitable donation will be issued.  When submitting a cheque, please identify the person that you want to be honoured on the plaque. Also, the parish council appreciates your support of the capital work and repairs and especially your tremendous support of our “Toonie collection.”

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.

A little Catholic Humour

A Jesuit was in his office smoking a cigar as he prayed the Divine Office. His secretary noticed him smoking and asked if that was permissible. The Jesuit responded “I don’t know, I’ve never asked. I’ll ask my superior tomorrow.” The next day, he reported to his secretary that “I asked my superior, and he said, ‘Of course it’s okay to pray while you smoke!’”

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Our sympathy and prayers go out to the families of Mr. Michael Allard (Chichester) and Mr. Terry Morris (St. Joseph’s) whose funerals were celebrated here this past week. We ask you to please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months ahead.

2) Our adult catechism program has begun with the video program on ‘The Eucharist: The Real Presence.’ In Chapeau, we watched the introduction and first lesson and will proceed with the next presentation on Wednesday following the 10 am morning Mass. The first presentation will start this Tuesday (Oct 29th) at 7 pm. in the Church sacristy. Please remember that we are offering this program at different times during the day so that if you are free during the only morning hours or evening hours, you will be able to attend irrespective of whatever parish you belong to. We need to begin to rebuild our faith in all three parishes, so this is not a time to think that you can only attend the program offered in the Church where you worship. Please make an effort to attend when the time best fits your schedule.

3) Thank you to all the volunteers who made last weekend’s parish supper in St. Joseph a great success. In particular, I wish to extend my particular gratitude to Donna Tierney, who once again took on the leadership role to ensure that everything went smoothly for volunteers and customers alike.  Thanks to their efforts and your support, the parish received over $6,000 to help pay this winter’s heating bills.

4) We are searching for one more teacher to help teach the Catechism program to our parish children on the first Sunday of each month at 9:15 am in DWKS in Chapeau. PLEASE help us with this vital program. It is not an onerous task that requires a great deal of one’s time, but our children need to be educated in the faith and prepared for their sacraments. The program begins on November 3, 2019. Your help in spreading the news of the start of this year’s program is much appreciated. We are asking all children to renew their registration by either calling the office or completing a form at home and bring it into either parish office when it is open. Copies of the registration forms will be available in each of the three parish churches.

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