Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Advent – 15 December 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau


  No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Victor Gagnon

By:  Neil & Cathy Venasse

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Cyril, Patrick & Brian Ranger

By:  Lois & Family

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Lester Gaudette

By:  Eddie & Gene O’Brien

Friday Chapeau

11:00 A.M.

  Mary Spence

By:  Myra Sullivan & Kristen

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M

  Pat, Lorna & Carmen Keon

By:  Judy & Family

Venasse Family

By:  Debbie & Gary Sandford

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M.

  Jeanne & Albert Mainville

By:  Lorraine, Eric et Famille

Jacqueline Mainville

By:  Gaétan, Lise, Patrick et Annabelle St. Cyr

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Peter, Jerry
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Nicole, André

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Dan Kelly, 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 $ 895.00        Toonie    $ 235.00  Letitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, December 16th  
St. Joseph $1472.00       Toonie    $152.85 Sharon Gribbon, Monday, December 23rd
Chapeau $1312.00        Toonie    $147.40  

CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS:  Please be advised that the office hours during the Christmas Season will be the following:  Closed from December 24th, 2019 to Thursday, January 2, 2020 inclusively.

Regarding the children’s catechism program: If your child still has not picked up their required workbooks for their class you can obtain it from Pauline at the Parish office during office hours. As it has been, the cost remains $10.00 to obtain their workbook.   Mass attendance is a REQUIRED component of the program and children must get their attendance sheet signed after Mass in the sacristy.  The next Catechism class will be held in Sunday, January 12th 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at D.W.K.S.  Thank you!

CHURCH ENVELOPES FOR 2020:  will be available in the churches this weekend.  Thank you.  If you want to be a new envelope user please take a blank box and put your name and address on the first couple of envelopes so we can enter you into our system.  Thank you.

CHAPEAU:   New list for lectors and Eucharistic ministers are available in the sacristy.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L:  A special thank you to those who attended and/or gave donations to the “Money Tree” at our Christmas party last week.  Bouffe Pontiac will be the recipients of the donations.   Special thanks also to our entertainers for the lovely music and singing.

Our card parties will finish on December 16th.  Our appreciation is extended to all the card players, volunteers and all those who sent gifts for prizes.  May your hearts and homes be filled with the peaceful spirit of Christmas!

Sheenboro Euchre Tournament: held in Sheenboro Municipal Hall, Tuesday evenings.  Sign-up starts at 6:45p.m. and the games start at 7:00 pm sharp.  The cost is $5.00 per player.  50% of proceeds go to the winner.  The other 50% is being raised for charity, either the 3rd world or local, yet to be determined.  Please note December 24th and 31st there will be no cards. January 7th, 2020 euchre tournament resumes.  A few ladies from Sheenboro thought this may be a nice outing thru the winter.  Everyone welcome.

Thank You: In memory of the late Patsy Gagnon, our family would like to extend a belated thank you for the support at our 45th Anniversary Celebration.  Thank you to Groove Revival who provided the music for the evening & Richard Souliere who also sang for us.  Thanks to Suzanne & Garry Gagnon for the Anniversary cake which Patsy loved.  Special thank you to Fr. Tim Moyle for sharing Patsy’s letter and delivering it in a very touching and meaningful way at her funeral.  Patsy would have been very proud.  Thank you to Fr. Grant Neville for the blessing at our Anniversary and assisting at the funeral Mass & to Christopher & Paul Neville for their services.  To all my brothers & sisters on both Gagnon & Nephin side, to Bertha & the C.W.L. for the wonderful meal, we offer thanks.  To all our neighbours, friends & our special friend Maureen Belland, who supported us, for the cards of sympathy we received, we cannot thank enough.  We are blessed to live in such a caring community.  Thank you again.

Michael, Blayne, Terra & Greg

St. Joseph’s C.W.L:  We are having our “turkey raffle” again this year.  Five Dollars a bag (one dollar a ticket).  The Turkey draw will be on the 22nd of December and our cookies will be delivered on December 19th.. There will be no C.W.L Christmas luncheon this year.

St. Alphonsus Children’s Christmas Pageant and Choir:    We would also love to welcome older participants to join our choir that will lead our mass and pageant in the singing of lovely Christmas Hymns.  If you are interested in either the pageant or the choir, practice dates: December 15th & 22nd at 11:30 a.m.

PILGRIMAGES:  Medjugorje Pilgrimage: May 14-24, 2020. Price $2290.00. For more information please contact Patricia Duggan at 613 756-2655 or

Knights of Columbus – Council 1531 – is collecting Dues for the 2020 Fraternal year.  Dues remain the same as 2019.  Please send a cheque addressed to “Knights of Columbus-Council 1531” in care of the Financial Secretary, 170 Ellis Avenue, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2H9.  If you have any questions regarding your dues you can email or call 613-321-2917.

Holiday hours at the L’Isle-aux-Allumettes transfer site are as follows below:

Dec 23, 2019 – Open

Dec 25, 2019 – Closed

Dec 28, 2019 – Open

Dec 30, 2019 – Open

Jan 1, 2020 – Closed

Jan 4, 2020 – Open

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) ‘Are you the one who is to come or are we to wait for another?’ These words from today’s gospel have profound meaning for us as Catholics of the Pembroke Diocese. At its base, it’s a challenge placed before all of us as to whether we truly believe that Jesus is indeed our Messiah, Lord, and King. In other words, do you believe that Jesus is the ‘one who is to come’ both at Christmas and at the end of time? For us of the Pembroke Diocese, it’s also a question we put to some clerics asking if they are soon to be named our new Bishop. Perhaps the fortunate coincidence of this gospel passage and our empty episcopal throne is a challenge for us to grow in our faith in God and his Holy Catholic Church. To trust that the Holy Spirit will inspire the Pope to grant us the Bishop we need now and that we will find Christ a merciful Saviour when he returns in glory at the end of time.

2) Need or want to go to confession before the Christmas feast? I am in the confessional on Thursday and Friday evenings in St. Joseph’s during the 7 pm to 8 pm Eucharistic Adoration hour.

3) Here is the schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s Masses. Please remember that BOTH feasts are Holy Days of Obligation, where we are to attend Mass.

Christmas Eve: St. Joseph’s and Sheenboro at 5 pm; Chapeau at 7 pm.

Christmas Morning: Chapeau at 10:30

New Year’s Eve: Sheenboro at 5 pm.

New Year’s Day: St. Joseph’s at 9 am; Chapeau at 10:30 am

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