Parish Bulletin – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 28 June 2020
Streamed Mass Intentions: Celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church
Tuesday: 10 am: Tim Sullivan & Deceased Members
of the Chaput/Sullivan Family
Wednesday: 10 am: Emily Nephin – Her family
Thursday: 7 pm: Marie & Denis Drapeau – Peter Smith
Friday: 7 pm: Stanley Bresseau – Genevieve Keogh
Sunday: 9 am: Missa Pro Populo
Immediate family members and/or the person requesting the Mass can attend these Masses in St. Joseph’s Church. You can enter by the sacristy door closest to the rectory.
Live Mass Intentions: Celebrated in St. Alphonsus Parish – Chapeau
Saturday: 7 pm: Marion Helen Poirier – Raymond Morris
Sunday: 10:15 am: Charles St. Cyr – Gaetan, Lise, Patrick
11:15 am: Tim Sullivan – Gail & Cecil Sullivan
Please remember to call the Parish Offices to reserve a space at the live Masses as attendance is capped at 50 people. If you are sick or have a cough, please do not attend. Remember, the Bishop has suspended our obligation to attend a Sunday Mass until further notice so please stay home so as to not make others sick.
Streamed Eucharistic Adoration/Benediction:
Tuesday: 10:20 – 11:00 am
Wednesday: 10:20 – 11:00 am
Thursday: 7:20 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:20 – 8:00 pm
(Benediction always begins during the final 5 minutes of Adoration Period)
1) I am grateful that people haven’t been able to come into the office lately because you might be shocked if you could see the piles of papers on my desk. Today I need to deal with the consequences of this paper storm because I can’t find the announcement from the Chapeau Gallery. I do remember that it announced that the Gallery per se would not be open this summer due to the restrictions imposed by the province to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, but that their garage sales and bake sales will be open for business. It also stated that they were requesting submissions for dessert recipes to include in a cookbook they are planning to publish as a fundraising activity. If I could actually find the announcement, I could tell you the maximum number of words allowed for each recipe and other such important details. Alas, I doubt an archeologist would be able to locate it if they started to excavate and dig a test trench in time to be included in this bulletin. My apologies to the ladies from the Gallery. Once I do find it (or they give me another copy, this time pinned to my shirt like kindergarten kid brings a note to his teacher so I don’t lose it), I will post it on our parish blog and in next week’s bulletin.
2) We are beginning the schedule funeral/memorial Masses for people who died during the period when we had to keep our doors closed. If your family is in this situation, please contact the funeral home you dealt with and they will contact us to schedule a date and time. Please don’t delay too long in doing so since the funeral services have multiple services to arrange in many churches and you don’t want to be in a position where you cannot celebrate this Mass on a day convenient for you, your family, and your friends because they are already committed to be elsewhere on the date you want. Please note though that all the restrictions and regulations that we must respect in our Sunday celebrations regarding numbers of participants, social distancing etc. at all services including funerals, baptisms, weddings, etc.
3) Our offices are open again for business during the week. You can reach Pauline Monday to Wednesday in the Chapeau Office (819-689-5757) and in St. Joseph’s Office Thursdays and Fridays (819-689-5232). I can be reached most times at the St. Joseph’s number. If I am unavailable to the phone, please leave a voice-mail message and I’ll get back to you asap.
4) We are STILL waiting for the return of our repaired Chapeau riding lawnmower, a fact that’s becoming more and more evident as we watch the grass grow ever higher in the Chapeau cemeteries. We thank you for your patient understanding during this temporary situation. Hopefully we will SOON get the machine back and then we can bring all the Chapeau grounds back into tip-top form.
5) Speaking of the Chapeau cemeteries, we are trying to put together a cemetery committee to oversee and manage them. Colleen Fleming has generously offered to head up such a committee and is currently striving to find folks to join with her in this important ministry. Please give Colleen a call (819-689-1006) if you have an interest in participating.
6) We’ve had a number of parishioners fall ill who are either in or recently released from area hospitals in the past number of days. There are also others who are soon to check-in to hospital to undergo procedures that were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, priests are not permitted to visit the sick in their homes or the hospitals, even to offer the sacrament of the sick except in cases of imminent death. I would however very much appreciate it if people would call to inform me of anyone who is suffering with a serious illness so that I can at least pray for them during my daily Mass. Thank you.
7) Masses that we scheduled during the past four months are being scheduled to be celebrated as soon as possible.
8) Finally, HAPPY CANADA DAY to each and every one of you! It won’t seem like a real Canada Day without the Sheenboro celebrations, fireworks, and various flotillas on the river, and we cannot say that these are the best of times for our country as we deal with major health and economic crises. But don’t forget that we are still INCREDIBLY FORTUNATE to live in this wonderful country we call Canada, so celebrate our land however you can, wherever you are!
Stay safe everyone. Wear a mask when you go out into the public square. Remember that a mask isn’t a political statement. It’s an IQ test! Here’s hoping we all pass with flying colours.