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Parish Bulletin – 12 Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 June 2020

PARISH BULLETIN – 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 21 JUNE 2020

MASS INTENTIONS:

Streamed Masses:

Tuesday 10 am: Lucien Morin – Pauline Beaulieu

Wednesday 10 am: Personal Intentions – A Parishioner

Thursday   7 pm: Florian Allard – Laurier & Dianne Mainville

Friday   7 pm: Deceased Relatives and Friends – Christa Dupuis

Sunday   9 am: Missa Pro Populo

Live Masses:   (All in St. Alphonsus Church – Chapeau)

Saturday   7 pm: Iona Morris – Larry & Nancy Gleason

Sunday 10:15 am: Robert Godin – Pauline Lepine

11:15 am: Mike & Francoise Keon – Mado & Family

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Now that the Province has permitted the reopening of churches, we will start celebrating Weekend Masses in St. Alphonsus Church only as of June 27-28. Since we can only allow 50 people into the church building at one time I will celebrate three public Masses instead of the two I had previously announced. They will be on Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. I will continue to celebrate a live-streamed Sunday Mass from St. Joseph’s Church at 9 am each Sunday morning until further notice for those who cannot attend Mass in the Chapeau Church. There will not be any weekday Masses celebrated in the Church. However the current practice of live-streamed Masses will continue on weekdays. (Tuesday/Wednesday 10 am; Thursday/Friday 7 pm)

Given the small number of people who can attend any one Mass, it will be necessary for you to call the parish IN ADVANCE (819-689-5232) to reserve a place at the Mass of your choosing. Once we reach 50 people for any given Mass, we will not be able to accept any more reservations and you will be given the option.

The first point to make in explaining how we will be proceeding is to ask that if you are ill, have a cough or sneezing, or are running a fever, PLEASE STAY AT HOME and avail yourself of either our streamed video Mass or any other Mass on television. The Bishops have suspended your obligation to attend a Sunday Mass in person until further notice.

Everyone MUST ENTER through the Main doors facing the street. Only people requiring the wheelchair lift will be allowed to enter via the side door. Once the Mass has concluded, you MUST EXIT via the side door (by the large crucifix) only, respecting the obligation to remain six feet distance from anyone else who does not live in your household.

Parishioners will be obliged to wear a mask at all time while in the church building. 

You will also be asked to disinfect your hands with Purell upon entering. 

Your temperature will be taken at the door and if you are found to be running a fever, you will not be allowed to enter the church. 

Social distancing requires that while members of the same household can sit together, there must be at least a six-foot distance maintained from everyone else. Pews will be marked with three different coloured tags, one for each of the three Masses. Please ensure that you are seated only in the pews assigned for each Mass. This is necessary because without respecting this element we would have to wash down the entire church between every Mass which would preclude the option of celebrating three Masses on the weekend. 

Unfortunately there is to be no music or singing at any of the Masses. On the plus side though, priests are instructed to keep their homily as short as possible! 

Altar Servers and Lectors/Readers are not permitted in the Sanctuary. The public recitation of the Rosary before Mass is suspended for now. Only the priest (and the Eucharistic Ministers at the start of the Sanctus/Lamb of God to be given a ciboria to distribute Communion) are permitted in the Sanctuary throughout the Mass.

A Sunday Collection of offerings will not be taken up at Mass. There will be a basket placed that you can drop your envelope or cash donation into near the exit door of the Church. Please feel free to use it as you depart the building. Our ‘Toonie Collection’ is suspended until further notice.

When it comes time for the distribution of communion, you are asked to remain in your pews. Eucharistic Ministers will come to you where you are seated. You are asked to keep your mask on until you have received the host and remove it only once they move past you. Once you have consumed the host, you are obliged to immediately put your mask back on.

All doors and windows are to remain open throughout the entire Mass to allow for the flow of as much fresh air as possible. 

The bathroom will be closed and unavailable for use unless someone is willing to volunteer to disinfect it after each use (toilet, sink, and door handles). If you’re interested in taking on this responsibility, contact me. Personally I would prefer if you simply refrained from using the bathroom in the church so that I won’t need to find at least three volunteers (one for each Mass) to clean it after every person.

Vigil/Prayer candle stands are not to be touched or lit so we will be covering all such items in the church until further notice.

Further details will be provided here, on Facebook, and on the phone when you call to reserve a place for any Mass.

For those people who have been waiting to celebrate a funeral/memorial Mass for someone who has recently died, you can speak to the Funeral Home and they will contact us to make arrangements for the service. These services will also be restricted to no more than 50 people with all the same social distancing requirements being strictly observed.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND that these policies are required by the Province and neither the parish nor the Diocese has the authority to eliminate or change them. Our failure to follow these rules can result in a significant fine ($1000 and up) being levelled against the parish. Your cooperation and patience is anticipated and greatly appreciated.

We will resume public Masses in both St. Joseph’s and Sheenboro once the regulations are further relaxed permitting more people into each celebration with fewer restrictions.

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Regretfully, our parish riding lawnmower in Chapeau has broken down and will require one to two weeks to repair. Please accept our apologies if either the church property or either of the parish cemeteries looks a little ragged until we have the mower back in working order.

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The Parish Offices are reopening as of this Monday (June 22nd) and Pauline and/or I will be available to respond to your needs. You will be obliged to both disinfect your hands and wear a Mask if you come into the office to ensure our safety. Your anticipated cooperation is appreciated. The Chapeau office (819-689-5757) will be open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Wednesday. The St. Joseph’s Office (819-689-5232) will be open at the same times on Thursdays and Fridays.

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Quebec houses of worship can resume services as of Monday, but with a maximum of 50 congregants | CTV News

Now that the Province has permitted the reopening of churches, we will start celebrating Weekend Masses in St. Alphonsus Church as of June 27-28. Since we can only allow 50 people into the church building at one time I will celebrate three Masses there instead of the two I had previously announced. They will be on Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. I will continue to celebrate a live-streamed Sunday Mass from St. Joseph’s Church at 9 am each Sunday morning until further notice for those who cannot attend Mass in the Chapeau Church.

Given the small number of people who can attend any one Mass, it will be necessary for you to call the parish IN ADVANCE (819-689-5232) to reserve a place at the Mass of your choosing. Once we reach 50 people for any given Mass, we will not be able to accept any more reservations.

Parishioners will be obliged to wear a mask at all time while in the church building. You will also be asked to wash your hands with Purel upon entering. Social distancing requires that while members of the same household can sit together, there must be at least a six-foot distance maintained from everyone else. Further details will be provided here, on Facebook, and on the phone when you call to reserve a place for any Mass.

For those people who have been waiting to celebrate a funeral/memorial Mass for someone who has recently died, you can speak to the Funeral Home and they will contact us to make arrangements for the service. These services will also be restricted to no more than 50 people with all the same social distancing requirements being strictly observed.

We will resume public Masses in both St. Joseph’s and Sheenboro once the restrictions are further relaxed permitting more people into each celebration.

Your cooperation and patience is anticipated and greatly appreciated.

Source: Quebec houses of worship can resume services as of Monday, but with a maximum of 50 congregants | CTV News

Parish Bulletin – 3rd Sunday in Lent

Novena to Our Lady of Monte Berico

O Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God and my Mother Mary, I thank you that you have deigned to appear on Monte Berico and I thank you for all the graces you grant here to those who turn to you. Nobody ever prayed to you in vain. I, too, resort to you and beg you for the Passion and Death of Jesus and for your pains: welcome me, o’ merciful Mother, under your mantle, which is a maternal mantle; grant me the particular grace that I ask of You [your petition here] and protect me from all evil and especially from sin which is the greatest evil.

Oh make, oh Mary, my Mother, that I always enjoy your loving protection in life and even more in death and then come to see you in heaven and to thank and bless you forever. Amen.

Madonna of Monte Berico, pray for us. O sweet Virgin, pious mother of love, like this Ave rising from the heart.

Ave, ave, ave, Maria

Ave, ave, ave, Maria

O Virgin, shine as a star in the sky, Motherly defend your faithful children.

Ave, ave, ave Maria

Ave, ave, ave, Maria

Young at Heart News:  Day tour Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 with Suzanne Dubeau.  Join us for an exciting and fund day tour to the “Ottawa Tulip Festival” and a luncheon/theatre at “Oh Canada Eh!”  Departure from Chapeau at 8:00 a.m. with a later afternoon arrival home.  Cost is $162.00 per person, payable in full on registration by March 11th for members only.  After this date, it will be open to the public.  Deadline to register is April 2nd, 2020.  Contact persons:  Jerome Sallafranque 689-2208 or Ron Price 613-639-0292

Knights of Columbus – Council 1531:  Tickets are now on sale for the annual Irish play, sponsored by Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus. Dates this year are March 8 and 15 starting at 1:30 p.m. and March 13 and 16 starting at 7:30 p.m. All shows will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. Tickets are available at all Mulvihill pharmacies in Pembroke, the CNIB outlet at Wal Mart in Pembroke and O’Grady’s Flowers and Gifts in Eganville. Tickets are $15 in advance at $18 at the door.

The Chapeau Agricultural Society will hold its annual general meeting at the Harrington Community Center on March 26th, 2020 at 7pm.  As we are spearheading a project to build a farmer’s market (to replace the old barn) and redesigning the community garden, we welcome new people to join our board. If you are interested and need more information, please contact Gene O’Brien 819-689-2410 or Edith Lair at 819-689-2950.

Parish Collection                     
Sheenboro $  572.00  $655.00   Toonie   $87.75  $   90.00
St. Joseph $1159.00 $1177.00  Toonie   $74.30  $102.00  
Chapeau $2104.00 $1196.00  Toonie  $174.65 $234.00  

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Lisa Lariviere, Dan Kelly, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Earl Lepine, Annie Gaudette, Sandra Fletcher- McGuire, Roseanne Gagnon, Viola Fleury, Joanne Souliere, Patsy Lariviere, Ida-Mae Turner, Kerry Kelly, Kim Warren, Paul Dennie, and Judy Sullivan.

Thank you:  Thank you to the St. Alphonsus C.W.L. for their generous donation of $1,500 to help defray the costs of heating the parish church.

Thank you:  Lorna Conway and her children Charlie, Shirley, Christopher and Mary Lou, would like to thank Neville’s Funeral Home and Father Tim Moyle for his Beautiful Eulogy at Charlie’s funeral.  Thank you, Roger and members of the choir for the lovely music.  Thanks to everyone who contributed food and to the C.W.L who prepared and served the delicious lunch.  Thank to everyone who brought good to the house.  It was all so much appreciated.  We are so grateful for your thoughtfulness at our time of sorrow.  Thanks again.

Fr. Tim Notes:
Well, folks, we’re sure living in troubled times. Effective immediately, all weekend Masses are cancelled until further notice in all Quebec Catholic churches. This step is taken because of the REAL RISK to the health of primarily our seniors. People 60 and up are dying at a rate of 1 in 5 on the younger end of the range, and up to 1 in 3 for people 80 yrs of age and over. Younger folks have a very low mortality rate (probably under 1%), but they can quickly become carriers of the virus for up to 10 days before they display any symptoms. We do not want them to unwittingly become agents of death to the senior members of their families.

There are still activities happening in our churches, though. Our program of Eucharistic Adoration continues in all three parishes. We insist though, that the following regime be respected:

1) Please use the alcohol rub available at every door when you enter and leave the church.

2) We will be washing down the pews in our churches with bleach after each day.

3) If you are sick in any way, PLEASE STAY AT HOME. This means that if you are coughing, sneezing, have a runny nose, or chills, you MUST NOT come into the buildings.

We will do what we can to limit the risk to anyone with these steps. You must do your part to help keep your friends and neighbours safe.

We will continue to celebrate funerals during this period, but they will not be open to the general public. ONLY THE DECEASED’S FAMILY MEMBERS and close friends will be welcome to participate in any church service. If you need further instruction on this matter, feel free to call our local funeral directors (Hayes Funeral Home 1-844-647-2221), and they will explain what is and isn’t allowed.

Your local clergy stand ready to attend to anyone in need of the Sacrament of the Sick. Just call me or any other priest and we will schedule a time when we can come. Please understand though if we don’t stick around for a social visit if anyone is found to be suffering from this virus as we must take strict measures to remain virus-free.

At least for this week, there won’t be any Masses during the week. However, this might change as we investigate the possibility of allowing these celebrations during this crisis. I will post whatever answer we receive both here and on Facebook once we know what we can offer. What is clear is that there will not be any weekend Masses until further notice.

Finally, let me add one more request: PRAY! Pray for the sick. Pray for healthcare professionals who are caring for them. Pray for we clergy who will be ministering to them. And pray that this time of crisis will pass as soon as possible without killing any of our parishioners.

Thank you.

Fr. Tim

R.I.P. Ann Fleury Rigo

ann-rigoAt home, Pembroke, Ontario on December 30, 2019. Loving wife of Andy Rigo and devoted mother of Greg (Katherine) and Sam Rigo. Predeceased by parents Pearl and Armand Fleury, and brothers Elwood (Judy) and Hervie Fleury. Fondly remembered by siblings Morris (Donna), Dougie (Karen), Davey (Marian), Susan (Rick) and Glenn Fleury. Cherished aunt of numerous nieces and nephews who will miss her generous spirit. Sister-in-law of Alex (Marlene), Kathy (Zoli), Anna (Dave), Magda (Fred) and Bill and Mike Rigo. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in Harrington Hall following the service. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Pembroke Regional Hospital for their compassion and care. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Eunice Meilleur (née Gray)

eunice-meilleurPassed away peacefully at Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew, ON on December 22, 2019, at the age of 93 years. Daughter of the late Emmett Gray and the late Loretta Merchant. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Meilleur. Sadly missed by her sisters, Irma Robillard (late Bert), Joan Pumphrey (late John), and Gerry Craig (Jack). Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law, Sister Marie Meilleur, by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her siblings, Raymond (Elisabeth), Emmett (Aldene) and Loretta Hamilton (Robert). Eunice, a Registered Nurse, spent many years assisting the late Dr. Hal Keon at the Chapeau Hospital and Clinic. The family thanks the tireless staff at Bonnechere Manor for their kindness and caring. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Friday, December 27, 2019, from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Friday, December 27, 2019, at 1:00 pm. Interment in St. Alphonsus Cemetery in the Spring. Memorial donations to the Bonnechere Manor Foundation, Hospice Renfrew or charity of your choice.

R.I.P. Patricia Smith

patricia-smithIn her 55th year, as a result of an accident, Patsy Smith, of Pembroke, Ontario. Loving daughter of Nora Conway and the late Lester Smith. Beloved partner of Ron Durant. Loving mother of Deborah Ann Lapointe. Survived by brothers Peter and Brian Smith and her sisters Cheryl Smith Trimm (Pat Trimm) and Sandra Smith-Morris (Tim Morris). Special godchild to Kempton Smith. Aunty Patsy will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and her granddaughter, Hope. Patsy will be sadly missed by her many close neighbours and friends for her many acts of kindness. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec. Interment in Holy Spirit Cemetery, Nichabau, Quebec. Because of Patsy’s great love for animals, donations to the OSPCA or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Alphire (Anchie) Bechamp

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Alphire (Anchie) Bechamp

Peacefully in hospital, Pembroke, Ontario on October 3, 2019 surrounded by his family in his 88th year, Alphire Bechamp, of Chapeau, Quebec.  Beloved husband of Maggie Boivin for 62 years.  Loving mother of Debbie (Peter Komisar), Ricky (Judy) and Billy (Daniella).  Cherished grandfather of Faye (Dean O’Connor), Ben, Katie (Tyler Coffey), Ruby, Amanda (Jake Donohue), Alex, Drew, Jenna (René Plante) and Erica and great grandfather of Noah, Tinsley, Lachlan, Rosie, Mason, Jackson, Kaylab and Keegan.  Survived by brother Laurier and sister Angeline (Keith Davidson) and predeceased by 7 siblings, René, Joseph, Lorrain, Paul, Alyre and Lillian.  Funeral Mass will take place in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.  Donations to St. Alphonsus Church would be appreciated. 

R.I.P. Marielle Demers (née Vaillancourt)

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Mme. Marielle Demers (née Vaillancourt)

Décédée paisiblement, entourée de sa famille au Manoir Sacré Coeur de Fort-Coulonge, Québec le mardi 13 août 2019 à l’âge de 86 ans.  Fille de feu Félix Vaillancourt et Emilia Allard.  Chère épouse de feu Aldéric Demers.  Chère mère de Simone (Armand), Eric (Lorraine), Alain, Isidore (Connie), Denis (Christianne), Luc (Sophie), André.  Mémère spéciale de Nathalie (Jonathan), Karine, Isabelle, Emilie, Nadine, Zach, Danika, Cédric, Félix, Jacob, et Clodie.  Prédécédée par ses frères et sœurs; Maurice, Gabrielle, Bernadette, Lennox, Yollande, Antoinette, Rita, Aurel, Camilla et Edmond.  Marielle sera manquée par ses belle-sœurs, plusieurs neveux, nieces et amis.  La famille recevra les condoléances à la Maison Funéraire Hayes, 95 Rue Saint-Jacques, Chapeau, Québec le mardi 20 août 2019 de 9h à 10h45.  La messe des funérailles à l’Église St-Alphonsus, Chapeau, Québec  à 11h.  Inhumation cimetière paroissial.  La famille désire remercier tout le personnel du Manoir Sacré Coeur pour les soins prodigés. Des dons à la Société Alzheimer seraient appréciés.

 

Died peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Manoir Sacré Coeur in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 86 years. The daughter of the late Félix Vaillancourt and Emilia Allard. Dear wife of the late Aldéric Demers. Dear mother of Simone (Armand), Eric (Lorraine), Alain, Isidore (Connie), Denis (Christian), Luc (Sophie), André. Special memory of Nathalie (Jonathan), Karine, Isabelle, Emilie, Nadine, Zach, Danika, Cedric, Felix, Jacob, and Clodie. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters; Maurice, Gabrielle, Bernadette, Lennox, Yollande, Antoinette, Rita, Aurel, Camilla and Edmond. Marielle will be missed by her sisters-in-law, many nephews, nieces and friends.  The family will receive condolences at Hayes Funeral Home, 95 Rue Saint-Jacques, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. Funeral mass at St-Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec at 11am. Parish cemetery burial.  The family wishes to thank all the staff of the Sacred Heart Manor for the care provided. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Aurel Chaput

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Aurel Chaput

Aurel Chaput passed away, peacefully, at the Pontiac Community Hospital, Shawville, Quebec, on February 5, 2019, in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of Madeleine Demers Chaput of 57 wonderful years.  Loving father of Lisa (Sylvain Groux), Noëlla (Perry McGuire) and Lila (Pat Norton).  Predeceased by his parents Mathias and Elida Chaput.  Cherished Pépère to 8 grand-children and 1 great granddaughter Abbie Bernard.  Dear brother of Lucille Chaput Vaillancourt (late Aurel), Edgar Chaput (late Shirley Stencill) and the late Rhéal Chaput.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Aurel worked at the Canada Veneers for 35 years.  He was a quiet man of few words.  He was an avid Bingo player, they nicknamed him “Bingo”.  He enjoyed our Sunday visits, especially with his grandchildren and his little great-granddaughter Abbie.  He loved playing the fiddle with his brother Rhéal, he loved his family very much and will be sadly missed.  Our beautiful mother, Madeleine, took care of him all those years.  She didn’t have wings, but she certainly is our angel.  Funeral service will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, 7 Notre Dame Street, Chapeau, Quebec On Friday, June 28th at 2 pm. followed by interment in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pembroke Regional Hospital or the Pontiac Community Hospital would be appreciated.

R.I.P. Kevin (Ted) Harrington

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Kevin (Ted) Harrington

 

Peacefully, at the Pembroke Regional Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family, on Tuesday, June 6th, 2019 in his 79th year Kevin (Ted) Harrington of Chapeau Quebec beloved husband of Monique (nee St-Cyr) Harrington.

Loved and cherished father of Eric Harrington (Melanie) Bryson and Karl Harrington (Erin) Calgary.

Loving grandfather who will be dearly missed by Nathan, Kyle, Abbie, Samuel, Damien Harrington.

Dear brother of Margaret Gormley (late Jack) , Jim Harrington (Carmel) , Claire Cotnam (late Gerald) , Robert Harrington (Doris) , and predeceased by sisters Marita Mulligan (late Gerald) , Mary Shields (late Mike) , Maureen (Reenie) Dillon and brothers Patrick Harington (late Inez) and Desmond Harrington, Teresa (late Mark) Wren. Brother-in-law of Betty Harrington and Jack Dillon. Sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews. Son of the late Thomas Joseph and Mary Frances (nee Drohan) Harrington.

Friends may call at the Hayes Funeral Home, 56 Rue Saint-Jacques, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, June 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 11 a.m.  Interment Parish Cemetery.