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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

R.I.P. Mary Spence (nee Hynes)

SPENCE, Mary – Peacefully at CHSLD Manoir Sacre Coeur on Monday, October 7th, 2019 in her 90th year. Mary Spence (nee Hynes) of Allumette Island, beloved wife for 70 years of Leo Spence. Loving mother of Shirley Gareau (Andre), Danny Spence (Colette), the late Brenda Spence, Donna Spence and the late Patrick (Debbie) Spence. Predeceased by parents Michael and Rose Mary Hynes (nee Conroy), by brothers Cyril, Ambrose, Patrick, Michael, James, Joseph and Sylvester Hynes, and by sister Rita Gagnon. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Allumette Island on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Joseph Church, Allumette Island would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at http://www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

 

Sister Rita Bowers Obituary – Pembroke, Ontario | Neville Funeral Home

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Sister Rita Bowers, CSJ
(Sister Mary Modesta)

Surrounded by her CSJ Sisters and her nieces, Sister Rita passed away peacefully on December 3rd, 2018. She was in her 78th year of Religious Life as a Sister of St. Joseph in Canada, Pembroke Neighbourhood. Sister was born in Chapeau, Quebec, a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Carroll). Left to celebrate her life among us are her Sisters in the Congregation, her brother Clifford, and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her twin brother Carl, her brothers, Anthony, James and Michael and her sisters Elsie (Roach), Beatrice (McHale), Teresa (Montgomery), Lucy Bowers and Mary Bowers. Sister Rita spent many years serving her community at convent locations in Calaboge, Killaloe, Douglas, Pembroke, Renfrew, Chapeau Quebec and Barrhead Alberta. She became an R.N.A. in 1968 and served in hospitals in Barry’s Bay and Regina Saskatchewan, as well as the infirmary in the Motherhouse in Pembroke. Her greatest ministry was pastoral care for those in need which she was able to do in her hometown of Chapeau Quebec for many years. Sister Rita’s smile was infectious, she always enjoyed a good card game, loved music and had great devotion to Mary. Visitation will be at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel in Pembroke beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke. Condolences and remembrances can be sent to pembroke@csjcanada.org or left at http://www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

Source: Sister Rita Bowers Obituary – Pembroke, Ontario | Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Eldon Tackney

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Eldon Michael Tackney

TACKNEY, Eldon Michael – Peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 in his 71st year. Eldon Tackney of Chapeau, beloved son of the late Ellard and Eunice Tackney (nee Cotnam). Loving brother of Larry (Carol-Ann) Tackney. Sadly missed by nephews Derek (Chantal) and Dwayne (Venessa) Tackney, by great-nephews Kole, Cameron, and Brandon, and by great-nieces Kelsey and Teagan. Respecting Eldon’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8

R.I.P. Fr. Howard Chabot

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Reverend Howard Leo Chabot  1940 – 2018

Reverend Howard Leo Chabot, priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 77. Father Chabot was born in Arnprior, Ontario, on August 28, 1940. He attended elementary and high school in Arnprior, St. Mary’s Redemptorist College, Brockville, St. George’s Novitiate of the Redemptorist Fathers, St. Augustine’s Seminary and the Grand Seminary of Montreal. He recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination having been ordained to the priesthood on May 4, 1968 in his home parish of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior, by Bishop William J. Smith. Shortly after ordination, Father Chabot attended the Divine Word International Centre in Scarborough. Father was Parochial Vicar in the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy, Bancroft, and St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, as well as serving at Our Lady of Sorrows, Petawawa. As parish priest, he served the parishes of St. Paul the Hermit, Sheenboro, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Braeside, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Pembroke, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, LaPasse and Our Lady of Grace, Westmeath, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke. In addition to his parish work, Father Chabot served in the diocese as Director of Catholic Social Services, the Office of the Lay Apostolate, the Office of Religious Education, member of the Priestly Life Committee, Zone Chairman of the Pembroke Pastoral Zone and the Office of Vocations. He also exercised his many talents as chaplain of the Pembroke Police Services, as Probation/Aftercare Children’s Services Division of the Pembroke Community and Social Services as well as chaplain to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Pembroke. After such an extended and lengthy ministry, Father Chabot entered retirement on July 31, 2005. However, Father Chabot did not retire to sit quietly: even in retirement from full-time parish ministry, he led workshops and preached retreats and days of recollection in many parishes and smaller groups. Preceded in death by his parents George and Cecelia Chabot (nee Cleroux), by infant brother Joseph, by brother Dalt (Judy) Chabot, and by sisters Doris (Des) Herrick and Mildred (Wib) Clarke. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Clergy Faithfull of the Diocese of Pembroke. All are invited to the Rite of Reception of the Body at St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke, on Monday, July 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Following the Rite of Reception, friends may pay their respects until 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Michael Mulhall, will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Columbkille Cathedral. Following the funeral liturgy, interment will take place in the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would be appreciated. Honoring Father Chabot’s wishes, the Mission with John Pridmore being held at St. Columbkille’s Cathedral, Pembroke on October 1-3, 2018 will proceed. Arrangements are in the care of Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke.

R.I.P. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan)

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DE JONGH, Sheila E. – Peacefully at home on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in her 83rd year. Sheila DeJongh (nee Ryan) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Barend W. “Bob” DeJongh. Loving mother of David (Ann Marie) DeJongh. Survived by sister Theresa (the late Leonard) Gagnon and sister-in-law Sally (the late Christie) Ryan. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mary Theresa Ryan (nee Kelly), by brothera Enos (the late Alma), Mervin, Wilfred (the late Cecilia) and Christie Ryan, and by sisters Alexina (the late Bob) Cotnam and Alice (the late Leo) Godin. The family will receive friends and relatives at the
Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481
on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph. Online Condolences may be left at http://www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

R.I.P. Lawrence Chartrand

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CHARTRAND, Lawrence – Peacefully at home on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in his 65th year. Lawrence Chartrand of Pembroke, beloved son of the late Benjamin and Alvida Chartrand (nee Fleury). Loving father of Robbie (Kristy) Chartrand and Charlene (Andrew) Garven. Caring grandfather of Drew, Scott and Todd Garven, Ethan Leah and Rihanna Chartrand, and Alyssa Craig. Sadly missed by many brothers, sisters and relatives. Respecting Lawrence’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Interment of Ashes in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Chapeau. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Mr. Victor Gleason

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GLEASON, Victor William Joseph – It is with great sorrow that we announce his passing on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in his 79th year. Victor Joseph Gleason of St. Joseph, husband of the late Verna Gleason (nee Durpeau) and the late Jeanne Gleason (nee Tremblay). Father of Richard “Ricky” (Nicky) Gleason, Barry (Annette Wisteard) Gleason, Reno (Anna) Gleason and Kevin Gleason (Amy Bucholtz). Step-father of Raymond (Theresa) McKay, Rickey (Sheila) McKay, Ronnie McKay and Rheal McKay. Son of the late Mary Ellen Gleason and Henri Harmoer. Brother of M.J. (the late Carmelita) Tallon, Patrick (Margaret) Tallon, the late William (Jacinta Lewis) Tallon, the late Mary Louise Tallon, Rosemary Tallon (Terrence Trottier), the late Donna Tallon (Frank Kylgo), the late Joseph (Debra) Tallon, Douglas (Susan) Tallon, Brian (Susan) Ranger and Edward (Sandra) Ranger and the late Gary Ranger (Ann). Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, nieces and nephews. Respecting Victor’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home

R.I.P. Fr. John Affleck (Diocese of Pembroke)

AFFLECK, Reverend John Orval – On June 16, 2017 at The Healthcare Unit of Saint Joseph’s Motherhouse, Pembroke, Ontario, John Orval Affleck entered into eternal rest in the Lord.   He was in his 72nd year. Predeceased by his parents, Leita and Cecil Affleck, he is survived by his brother Tom (Norma) and his sisters, Shirley Affleck and Ellen (Bill) Ranger. Ordained to the Priesthood at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa in 1976, Father Affleck served the Church in Pembroke at Our Lady of Lourdes and Holy Name of Jesus parishes and at St. John Chrysostom parish in Arnprior.   As a Chaplain in the Canadian Forces he was stationed in Canada at Halifax and  Moose Jaw and at CFB Baden-Baden in Germany.  Following graduation from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, he established a private practice in analytical psychology and did this work in Ottawa during the past twenty years.  Throughout these years he continued on occasions to assist Pastors within his home diocese. In a recent memorandum he wrote “I thank all those many persons and the Sisters of Saint Joseph who supported me in the privilege to work with all members of the Holy Church.  I thank God in Jesus, through His Spirit who chose me to work in the service of the Soul.” Resting on Tuesday, June 20 at The Chapel of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1127 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke, Ontario. Rite of Reception of the Body at 3:30 PM with visitation following until 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 21. Interment in the Priests’ Plot at St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. Memorial Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph missions. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8