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Parish Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 06/09/2020

Parish Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6 September 2020

Streamed Masses:

Tuesday 10 am. No Mass due to the ordination of Fr. Michael Coyne

Wednesday 10 am. Lorna Brazeau – The Gaudette Family

Thursday 10 am. No Mass due to Council of Priests Meeting

Friday 10 am. Bernice Battis – Gene & Eddie O’Brien Family

Sunday   9 am. Missa Pro Populo

Live Masses:

Sheenboro Saturday 5 pm. Carmelita Gleason – Jimmy and Elie Sullivan

St. Joseph’s Sunday 9 am. Loretta Reid – Brian Gallagher

Chapeau Sunday.    10:30 am.  (1) Joan Turner – Gail, Cecil & family

(2) Rhea Vaillancourt – Jerry & Marie Paule Muldoon

Collections from Last Weekend:

Sheenboro: $220.00

St. Joseph’s: $720.00

Chapeau: $957.00

THANK YOU!

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Announcements:

Rev. Mr. Michael Coyne is to be ordained a priest of our Pembroke Diocese this week on Tuesday in St. Francis Xavier Church in Renfrew. I ask you to join your prayers with those of the Pembroke priests and Bishop that Fr. Mike’s priestly vocation will be fruitful and holy for many years to come. Ad multos annos Fr. Mike!

Last Sunday two new members where added to our number with the baptisms of Rhea Adele Demers and Noah Bechamp. Rhea is the daughter of Jennie Mainville and Jason Demers. Noah is the son of Jessica Lepine and Nicholas Bechamp.

Are you interested in registering for either of the two Zoom projects I’ve announced during which we will study the first volume of Pope Benedict’s series, ‘Jesus of Nazareth on one day and C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters on another? If you are, please send me an email at frtimmoylepp@gmail.com so that I can forward you the required link to participate in the conversation in real time on zoom.com as well as instructions on how to join in with your own questions and insights. The Jesus study will give us both valuable insights into how to interpret sacred scripture from one of the greatest theologians of our time as well as improve our understanding of the truths taught to us by Christ through the four Evangelists and St. Paul while Lewis’ Screwtape book will help one to learn about the nature of good and evil as lived out in our daily lives. Through the use of a published study guide for each, each course will probably run for about 8-12 weeks, depending upon how quickly we can move as a group in reading both works. Hopefully we will be able to begin both studies during the week of September 21st with the Jesus study beginning on Tuesday 22/09/2020 at 7 pm and Screwtape running on Fridays at 2 pm beginning on 25/09/2020. All are welcome to participate so please share the word to anyone you think might benefit from joining in and learning more about our Catholic faith.

Sadly, during these COVID19 times, it is impossible for us to host our annual parish suppers in either Chapeau or St. Joseph’s this year. This is a problem for both parishes because we depend on the funds raised by those events to pay for the heating and lighting those churches throughout the winter months along with helping to pay for other major expenses like insurance bills etc. Bottom line: We need to come up with some way to replace these lost dollars so that we can keep functioning. So I am asking you to use your creative instincts and start proposing other ways in which we can raise the money we need to keep functioning on a full-time basis in the years to come. Feel free to email me (my address is listed in the previous announcement) or speak to me on the phone or in person if you have any suggestions as to how we can best solve this problem. Other parishes in the northern corners of our diocese organize and annual ‘Door to Door’ collection campaigns where volunteers go out to ask for funds from those who don’t normally attend to our services. In the short run such programs have proven quite effective in raising funds, but they have proven insufficient over the long-term as people get tired of being asked for funds year after year if the church is not an important part of their life. If we could assume that once the COVID crisis is past (hopefully sooner rather than later) that people will return the full practice of their faith as before the virus )with a concomitant rise in collection donations), a short-term boost in finances might be all that we will require. Alas though, I fear that many people might have become used to having their Sundays free to themselves and their own devices and might not resume the discipline of regular Mass attendance once the danger from the virus is vanquished. So a short-term solution, while helping us in this immediate crisis, might only delay an inevitable point in the future where we regularly run short in our capacity to pay our bills. So it is with a degree of pastoral urgency that I think we need to address this issue before it becomes an unsolvable dilemma for we Catholics of the Upper Pontiac. If you are interested in studying this problem together, please contact me so that I can coordinate our efforts in finding a solution to this funding problem. Thank you.

Scriptural Reflection on this Weekend’s Readings:

  • Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that ‘every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church. If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
    Introductory Prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to you once again in prayer. Even though I cannot see you, my faith tells me that you are present. You are ready to listen and desire to speak with me. Your presence gives me hope because you are the all-powerful God, the creator of heaven and earth. You are the source of all that is good in my life. Nothing happens to me without your knowing and permitting it. My hope leads me to love. I want to be one with you in mind and heart, identifying myself with your will and your standards.
    Lord, send your Spirit upon me to better comprehend your words. You tell me that deciding to follow you on the way of the cross is an arduous task. Give me the hope and confidence that you will be there with me, strengthening my weak will. Make love the motor that moves me to renounce my disordered attachment to creatures, even the most precious ones, and especially to forget about myself in order to serve you, my supreme Love.
    Petition: Strengthen me with your grace, Lord, help me to grow in my love for the Church and for souls..
    1. Go to the One Who Sins Against You: Today’s text is part of a larger discussion that includes the preceding parable of the lost sheep. God wants us to love as he loves, even loving those whose sins may have directly harmed us in some way. This is hard. Sometimes we are not particularly forgiving and merciful towards those who sin. We can easily look down on them and imagine that we are much better than they, or we can become impatient that they are not like us. When someone sins against us, we have to look beyond our pain. Indeed, we have to embrace that pain in the redemptive way that Christ shows on the cross and in the Eucharist. We should not write that person off as lost, turn our back, or walk away. We should go to the one who sins against us and seek in love to bring him home to the Father’s love. 
    2. Reconcile Them to the Church: God’s love for the fallen sinner should not only be evident in our lives but should also live in our local churches. Is our parish open and inviting to sinners, or has it become the last refuge for the saved? Does our church go and seek that lost sinner, or do we expect the lost sheep to find its own way to us? God wants us to go to the lost sinner and seek to bring him home to the Church. This means that we need to live as missionaries, as evangelists going out to the street corners and public squares, wherever the lost sinners may be. God loves them and wants to reach them through us. We are his hands and his feet; he wants to speak his words through our lips. How does God want me personally to become involved in this mission of the Church in my local parish?
    3. I Am in the Midst of You: As we go out to fulfill Christ’s mission toward lost sheep, he goes with us. We are not alone. He promised his disciples that he would be with them to the ends of the earth. This should give us confidence. Jesus is with us, and he is going to help transmit his love for some lost soul through us, through our words and gestures. He will give us the strength to carry on his work. There is also some benefit when we gather together with others in the Church as well. Jesus is present in the Church, where two or three are gathered in his name. We are with him to the degree we are united to the Church. As we become committed and involved in our local parish, we are closer to Jesus.
    Conversation with Christ: Lord, move me to conquer my fears and complexes, my laziness and indifference, and to become engaged in the Church’s mission to save souls. Don’t let me blindly walk by the ones you love, the ones you shed your blood to redeem. Don’t let my heart harden against them, but help me to go to them with your love and forgiveness.
    Resolution: I will find a way to become engaged in the Church’s mission of evangelization.

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 bbrennan.sheen@gmail.com 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.

Parish Bulletin – October 20, 2019 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau

 

  No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Marielle Demers

By:  Helen & Larry Perry

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Katie Phelan

By:  Bernie & Bill Hendry

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Alcide & Doreen Dubeau

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special Intentions of Fr. Tim & Joan Pelletier

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Andrew Gribbon

By:  Colleen & Family

Annus & Vincey Lapierre

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Jacqueline Mainville

By:  Royale et famille

Mary Lapierre

By: Mike & Carol-Ann Ryan

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Peter, Jerry
St. Joseph Frank Traebiatowski Elaine, Paul
Chapeau Tom Carroll Peter, Gail

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 $816.00                 ( Toonie)  $158.00  
St. Joseph $1243.00              (Toonie)    $161.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, Oct. 28th
Chapeau $1765.00             (Toonie)     $267.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, Oct. 21st

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.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L: Will be hosting the Monday Night card parties through December.  We would greatly appreciate prize donations (Kleenex, paper towels, soup, etc.) These could be dropped off at the hall on Monday evenings or given to Gail, Joan or Janie at any time.  Thanks once again!!

Thank you:  The Béchamp family, Maggie, Debbie, Ricky & Billy, would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all who attended the funeral of “Anchie (Alphire) Béchamp on Monday, October 7th, 2019.  We would also like to thank the Choir for their lovely music, the C.W.L. for their tasty lunch and Father Tim for his beautiful eulogy.  Also, a thank you to Greg Hayes from Hayes Funeral Home for making funeral preparations go smoothly.  May God Bless you all.                                  The Béchamp Family

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 bbrennan.sheen@gmail.com 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 Annual General Meeting for the Recreation Association is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Harrington Hall, 7PM.  Everyone welcome.

Chapeau Recreation Association:  presents Movie & Spooky Fiesta this Sunday, October 20th from 1 PM-3 PM at Harrington Community Center.  Wear your Best Halloween Costume!  Free Admission.  $Popcorn station with candy toppings will be available and bring your favourite blankie and stuffed animal.  All Children must be accompanied by an Adult.

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.

Halloween Dance at Harrington Hall:  Will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Cost is $10 per person.  There will be prizes and a light lunch will be served.  All proceeds go to the Chapeau Lion’s Club & the Culbute Museum in Chichester.  Tickets are available at Conroy’s Grocery and from Yogi at 819-689-5508.   Everyone Welcome!

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.

Knights of Columbus News

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain of the Knights of Columbus will host a CPR/ defibrillator course on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Start time is 6:30 p.m

OTHER PARISH SUPPERS

Harvest Festival Dinner – St. John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior, Sunday, October 20th from 12-6 p.m. Travellers Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. Hot roast beef. Adults: $15 – Children: $7 – Children under 6: Free.

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.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) We welcomed Aurélie Isabelle Fortin-Chaput into our Catholic community as she received her baptism last Sunday. Aurélie is the infant daughter of Martin and Annick Fortin-Chaput. Please pray that she lives a long and happy life, growing ever deeper in her faith and love for God and her family.

2) Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Patsy Gagnon (nee Nephin), wife of Michael Gagnon, whose funeral was celebrated in Chapeau this weekend. May God grant her a merciful judgment and her family consolation and peace with her passing.

3) We begin our adult catechism programming this week with the start of a short series on ‘The Real Presence,’ a video series that helps explain our Catholic beliefs about the Eucharist. It will begin immediately following the 10 am. Mass in the Church sacristy this Wednesday. An evening presentation of the same series will start next week at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 29th, in the sacristy of St. Joseph’s Church.

4) We continue to put together our Eucharistic Adoration schedule, which will begin in November. It’s a fitting month to commence this pious activity as it is the time of the year that we rededicate to praying for our deceased loved ones. I can think of no more excellent gift that we could offer to them than to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament beseeching God to grant them mercy and a place in heaven.

5) We are searching for one more teacher to help teach the Catechism program to our parish’s 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.

6) Looking forward to seeing as many as possible at this Sunday’s Parish Supper in St. Joseph’s. The meal is served in the St. Joseph’s Family Centre, beginning at 5 pm. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who make this event such a success, particularly everyone who donated pies and other food items as well as all the many volunteers who work so hard to prepare and serve the meal.

 

Parish Bulletin – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 15, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau

 

  No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Edmond Vaillancourt

By: Lois Laidlaw

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Wiliette Gaudette

By: Annie & Clarence Gaudette

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Alcide & Doreen Dubeau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special Intentions of Ivan Audet & Monique Pleau

By: Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Miles Venasse

By: Eric Venasse & Family

Anne Elphick

By: Frank & Janet Retty

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Phillip St. Cyr (Anniv.)

By: Chantale & Sean Montgomery & Family

Kevin Harrington

By: Chris Thornbourne

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Marie-Paule, Peter
St. Joseph Carol Price Rita, Elaine
Chapeau Michael Mainville André, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Fr. Stephen Ballard, Patsy Gagnon, 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 $ 672.00               (Toonie) $143.00
St. Joseph $1377.00              (Toonie) $  92.00 Sharon Gribbon, Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Chapeau $1662.00         Donna Gagnon, Monday, Oct. 21st

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.

Young at Heart News: There will be a potluck on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a General Meeting and then followed by cards.

Office will be closed on Monday, October 14th. The office will re-open on Tuesday, October 15th at 10:30Thank you.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L: Will be hosting the Monday Night card parties beginning October 7th through December. We would greatly appreciate prize donations (Kleenex, paper towels, soup, etc.) These could be dropped off at the hall on Monday evenings or given to Gail, Joan or Janie at any time. Thanks once again!!

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 bbrennan.sheen@gmail.com 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.

St. Alphonsus Parish Supper Winners

Winners of the Raffle Ticket Draw for $500-Lucille Hearty, $300-Emilie Demers, $200-Doreen Bertrand, $100-Nicole Fleury, $100-Monette Romain. 50/50 draw-Laurier Chaput

Local Merchant draws: Hockey Tickets-Elaine McGuire, Lepine’s-Sierra Agnesi, Karl’s Bakery-Joshua Lariviere, 2x$25 gift certificates River Club-Suzanne Gagnon, Chichester Grocery-Phil Perry, Conroy’s Grocery-Mary Retty. Winners of the Dice Game-High Score Tom Marcotte, Low Score Leanne Hall.

The Annual General Meeting for the Recreation Association is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Harrington Hall, 7PM. Everyone welcome.

Chapeau Recreation Association: presents Movie & Spooky Fiesta on Sunday, October 20th from 1 PM-3 PM at Harrington Community Center. Wear your Best Halloween Costume! Free Admission. $Popcorn station with candy toppings will be available and bring your favorite blankie and stuffed animal. All Children must be accompanied by an Adult.

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.

Bowling: Anyone interested in bowling this year 7pm league will start October 21st. Contact Yogi 819-689-5508.

Halloween Dance at Harrington Hall: Will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. There will be prizes and a light lunch will be served. All proceeds go to the Chapeau Lion’s Club & the Culbute Museum in Chichester. Everyone Welcome!

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.

Knights of Columbus News

Bishop N.Z. Lorrain of the Knights of Columbus will host a CPR/ defibrillator course on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Knights of Columbus hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Start time is 6:30 p.m

OTHER PARISH SUPPERS

Beef Buffet & Bean Supper – St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre, Sunday, October 13th. Beef, beans, potatoes, vegetables with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, buns and pies. Craft table, Bingo, live entertainment. Supper starts at 12:30 p.m. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Take out available; gift certificates are available at the parish office. Everyone welcome!

Harvest Festival Dinner – St. John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior, Sunday, October 20th from 12-6 p.m. Travellers Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. Hot roast beef. Adults: $15 – Children: $7 – Children under 6: Free.

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.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of Anchie Bechamp (Maggie) of Chapeau and Mary Spence (Leo) of St. Joseph’s whose funerals were celebrated this past week. Please keep both the deceased and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

2) Congratulations to Courtney Burnett and Eric O’Connor, whose wedding was celebrated this weekend in St. Alphonsus Church. Please pray that they will enjoy many happy years of marriage together.

3) Congratulations are also extended to the family of Rhea Gagnon (Ian Gagnon & Lisa Vaillancourt) and Hunter Norwich (Joshua Gagnon and Katy Connors) who were baptized last weekend.

4) We will be starting our adult catechism programs with a video course entitled ‘The Real Presence’ which provides an understanding of the Catholic position on the Eucharist. The first session will be held in the Chapeau sacristy on Wednesday, October 23rd following the 10 am Mass. The program will start the following week in St. Joseph’s on Tuesday, October 29th at 7 pm. The Eucharist is the most important element of our Catholic faith, often referred to as the ‘source and summit’ of our belief. I hope that we will have many Catholics who will come out to participate in these classes.

5) As of this weekend, we have started a second collection taken up after communion in all three parishes. 100% of the revenues collected will be used exclusively to help pay for needed repairs to each church. I thank you for your support of this initiative but remind you please not to decrease your regular weekly donations as they are essential to pay for the ongoing operation of our parishes. If we fail to financially support our parishes, we will need to follow the example of the rest of the Pontiac churches and start taking up collections at funerals and weddings. This is something I very much want to avoid.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

Parish Bulletin – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 6, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday Chapeau

11:00 A.M.

FUNERAL Alphire (Anchie) Bechamp
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  NO MASS
Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Bernice Battis

By:  The Lapierre Family

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Wilfrid & Laura Lariviere

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Annus, Vincey & Glenn Lapierre

By:  The family

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Merrill Allard

By:  Peter McCann

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Ian Picard

By:  Mom & Dad

Paul Keon

By:  Peter & Nora Smith

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Mary, Mary Paule
St. Joseph Andre Bouchard Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Colleen Fleming Nicole, Mariette

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Fr. Stephen Ballard, Fr. Peter Proulx, Patsy Gagnon, 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 $735.00      $715.00

(2nd) $ 122.00

 Laetitia – Monday, October 7th
St. Joseph $1513.00   $1507.00  
Chapeau $1188.00   $1284.00  

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.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L: Will be hosting the Monday Night card parties beginning October 7th through December.  We would greatly appreciate prize donations (Kleenex, paper towels, soup, etc.) These could be dropped off at the hall on Monday evenings or given to Gail, Joan or Janie at any time.  Thanks once again!!

Parishioners and interested persons of the former Holy Spirit Mission Nichabeau: A new fence will be erected at the cemetery in the coming months.  We are seeking financial assistance to cover the cost.  Cheques can be made out to the St. Alphonsus Parish towards the fencing.  More details to follow.  Contact Peter Smith 819-689-5624 for further details or suggestions.

Remembrance Day in SheenboroWill 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 bbrennan.sheen@gmail.com  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 even can continue would be appreciated.

Young at Heart NewsThere will be a potluck on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a General Meeting, and then followed by cards.

Bowling:  Anyone interested in bowling this year meeting October 8th Harrington Community Center 7pm league will start October 21st.  Contact Yogi 819-689-5508.

Halloween Dance at Harrington Hall:  Will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Cost is $10 per person.  There will be prizes and a light lunch will be served.  All proceeds go to the Chapeau Lion’s Club & the Culbute Museum in Chichester.  Everyone Welcome!

Tuesday Social Club:  The Tuesday Social Club has begun again for the sixth year at the Harrington Community Centre at 1 pm until 3 pm. We are always happy to receive donations of yarn, pillowcases and cotton or cotton blend fabrics. Join us for a couple of hours of socializing. Contact Angie at 2486 or Bernie at 5223.

St. Joseph Parish Supper, Sunday October20th:  It’s that time again.  Our Raffle Tickets are available.  Same as last year.  $20 a bag.  ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up.  Reminder:  Parish Supper is coming October20th Tickets are Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5.  We will be needing lots of help.  Meat envelopes are available.   Please get your dinner tickets from Hazel Chassie 819-689-2609. Thanks.   They are going quickly.

Chapeau Gallery News

Gallery is closed on Tuesday & Wednesday. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at chapeaugallery@gmail.com.

Knights of Columbus News

1) Knights of Columbus:  The next meeting of Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council of the Knights of Columbus will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8. It will start at 7:30 p.m. in the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue.

2) Bishop N.Z. Lorrain of the Knights of Columbus will host a CPR/ defibrillator course on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Knights of Columbus hall on Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. Start time is 6:30 p.m

OTHER PARISH SUPPERS

Beef Buffet & Bean Supper – St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre, Sunday, October 13th. Beef, beans, potatoes, vegetables with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, buns and pies. Craft table, Bingo, live entertainment. Supper starts at 12:30 p.m. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Take out available; gift certificates are available at the parish office. Everyone welcome!

 

Humorous Words of Wisdom

-Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.

-When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.

-If a church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) What a successful parish supper in Chapeau!! We served over 1000 turkey meals with all the usual accompaniments to satisfied customers, making it a super fundraiser for St. Alphonsus Parish. Many thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a great success. Next up: St. Joseph’s on October 20th for the best Roast Beef supper in the Valley. If you haven’t yet bought your tickets, you can still (I think) get some from Donna Tierney, Sharon Fitzpatrick, or Hazel Chassie.

2) Last weekend I had the privilege of bringing three new Catholics into the fold through the Sacrament of Baptism. Please pray for Emma Katherine Regier (Father: Lucas Regier, Mother: Lauren Scott), Nolan Adrien Morris (Father: Mark Morris, Mother: Kayla Rehel), and Eli Andre Vaillancourt (Father: Raymond Vaillancourt, Mother: Stephanie Morris).

3) Our Eucharistic Adoration program is coming together. It will be held in Chapeau on Tuesday and Wednesday, St. Joseph’s on Thursday and Friday, and then in Sheenboro on Saturday for a couple of hours in each location. Please watch this section of the bulletin for the details of a video series on ‘The Real Presence’ so that we can either learn or be refreshed as to what the Church has taught us about this most important gift to humanity from God. It will begin before the end of October in both Chapeau and St. Joseph’s. The adoration program will begin in November.

4) Our condolences and prayers go out to the family of Anchie Bechamp of Chapeau. His funeral will be held there on Monday at 11 am.

Parish Bulletin – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 29 September 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  No Mass
Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  In Thanksgiving

By: A Parishioner

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Patricia McGuire

By: Kelly Ann & Ed Chartrand

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Holy Souls in Purgatory – In Honour of St. Joseph

By: A parishioner

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Miles Venasse

By: Peter & Nora Smith

Alvin, Elsa, & Shelley Smith

By: The Family

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Felicita Arena

By: The Keogh Family

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Doris, Mary
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Monique Fleury André, Peter

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Fr. Stephen Ballard, Fr. Peter Proulx, Patsy Gagnon, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Anchie Bechamp, 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.

Collection Totals: Will be announced in next week’s bulletin.

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Eric Dennis O’Connor, son of Terrence O’Connor and Brenda Borutski and Courtney Brunette, daughter of Randall R. Brunette and Nancy M. Gareau.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on October 12th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

Thank you to everyone who signed forms indicating a willingness to participate in our on-going Eucharistic Adoration program. We are now in the process of determining its breadth and scope and will announce its implementation in a couple of weeks. At this point, we believe there will be adoration twice a week in each parish for a few hours at a time. Let’s pray that we are successful in bringing this about.

Parishioners and interested persons of the former Holy Spirit Mission Nichabeau

A new fence will be erected at the cemetery in the coming months.  We are seeking financial assistance to cover the cost.  Cheques can be made out to the St. Alphonsus Parish towards the fencing.  More details to follow.  Contact Peter Smith 819-689-5624 for further details or suggestions.

Young at Heart News:

The club is putting on a free bus for those who would like to go to Ladysmith on Saturday, October 5th.  If interested, please call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 as soon as possible.  Membership to join the club is $5.00

Séminaires de vie nouvelle dans l’Esprit17 octobre au 5 décembre

Avez-vous besoin d’un nouvel élan dans votre vie spirituelle ? La paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste, Pembroke, offre les Séminaires de vie nouvelle dans l’Esprit, le jeudi soir à partir du 17 octobre à la salle paroissiale (sous-sol de l’église, au 500, rue Isabella), à 19h. Il s’agit de huit séminaires qui nous aident à rencontrer de nouveau le Seigneur Jésus dans notre vie, et qui nous aident à nous ouvrir davantage au don de l’Esprit Saint que nous avons reçu lors de notre baptême et de notre confirmation. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le P. Michael Smith au 613-735-6566.

Tuesday Social Club:

HELP! We are collecting clean warm clothing for men only to be taken to the Ottawa Mission for homeless men. 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. Joseph Parish:

It’s that time again.  Our Raffle Tickets are available.  Same as last year.  $20 a bag.  ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up.  Reminder:  Parish Supper is coming October20th Tickets are Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5.  We will be needing lots of help.  Meat envelopes are available.   Please get your dinner tickets from Hazel Chassie 819-689-2609, Sharon Fitzpatrick 819-689-2907 and Donna Tierney 819-689-2558.  Thanks.  They are going quickly.

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.

 

Chapeau Gallery News

1) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at chapeaugallery@gmail.com.

2) Annual Garage Sale/Give Away on Saturday & Sunday, September 28-29.  Donations accepted

 

 

Halloween party at Harrington Hall

Chapeau Quebec. Hosted by Chapeau Lions Club & Culbute Museum in Chichester

Date : Oct 26-2019

Time: 9 PM – 1 AM

10.00 per person Music, Prizes, Lunch

Must be 18 years or older

OTHER PARISH SUPPERS

 

Beef Buffet & Bean Supper – St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre, Sunday, October 13th. Beef, beans, potatoes, vegetables with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, buns and pies. Craft table, Bingo, live entertainment. Supper starts at 12:30 p.m. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Take out available; gift certificates are available at the parish office. Everyone welcome!

Roast Beef Dinner – St. Joseph’s Parish: Sunday, October 20th. Begins at 5 pm. BEST ROAST BEEF DINNER in the entire Diocese! Tickets available from Hazel Chassie (819-689-2609), Sharon Fitzpatrick (819-689-2907) and Donna Tierney (819-689-2558)

Remembrance Day in Sheenboro

Remembrance Day in Sheenboro will be celebrated on November 10th, 2019.

 Mass will be at 11am, 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 bbrennan.sheen@gmail.com  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.

Fr. Tim Notes:
Archbishop Michael Mulhall, Apostolic Administrator, announces the following clergy appointments, to take effect October 10, unless otherwise indicated:

·      Rev. Peter G. Proulx has resigned as Pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Pembroke, and is on sick leave.

·      Rev. Steven F. Ballard, while remaining officially Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa, is on sick leave. This takes effect immediately.

·      Rev. Moses Nwosu, S.M.M.M., is appointed Pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Pembroke.

·      Rev. Mitchell W. Beachey is appointed Administrator of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa, in addition to being Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Deep River, and St. Anthony Parish, Chalk River. This appointment takes effect immediately.

·      Rev. Michael Lund is appointed Administrator of St. Michael Parish, Douglas, St. Pius V Parish, Osceola, and Sacred Heart Mission, Cobden.

·      Rev. Fortunatus Rudakemwa is appointed Administrator of Paroisse St-Pierre, Fort-Coulonge, Paroisse St-Charles-Borromée, Otter Lake, St. Elizabeth Parish, Vinton, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, Waltham.

·      Rev. Scott Murray is appointed Administrator of Paroisse Ste-Thérèse, Témiscaming, and Our Lady of the Lake Mission, Kipawa, while remaining Pastor of St. Anne Parish, Mattawa.

·      Rev. Réal Ouellette is appointed Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Deep River, St. Anthony Parish, Chalk River, and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa. This appointment takes effect immediately.

Rev. Peter Do is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Anne Parish, Mattawa, Paroisse Ste-Thérèse, Témiscaming, and Our Lady of the Lake Mission, Kipawa.

 

Parish Bulletin – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 22 September 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  François Vaillancourt

By:  Jacqueline, Pierrette & Gilles

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Judy Bechamp

By:  Pauline Lepine

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  In Thanksgiving

By:  A Parishioner

Friday St. Alphonsus

11:00 A.M.

  Glenn Lapierre

By:  John & Donna Donnelly

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Loretta Reid

By:  Charlie & Lorna Conway

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  René & Camilla Chaput

By:  Marcel & Pauline Chaput

Remi & Normand Vaillancourt

By:  Jacqueline, Pierrette & Gilles

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Paul, Ron
Chapeau Bernie Hendry Gail, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Fr. Stephen Ballard, Fr. Peter Proulx, Patsy Gagnon, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Anchie Bechamp, 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
Sheen $ 565.00   Angie Retty, Monday, September 23rd
St. Joseph $ 1335.00  
Chapeau $ 1269.00  

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Eric Dennis O’Connor, son of Terrence O’Connor and Brenda Borutski and Courtney Brunette, daughter of Randall R. Brunette and Nancy M. Gareau.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on October 12th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS:  Our Chapeau parish supper is soon approaching Sunday, September 29th.   Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey.  Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Parish Supper Silent Auction (St. Alphonsus):  Anyone wishing to donate an item/items for the Chapeau supper auction can do so, please contact Gene O’Brien 819-689-2410 and Helen Davis 819-689-5271.  Thank you for your continuous support, it is greatly appreciated.

Regarding pies for the Parish Supper:  It is impossible to reach everyone because of cell phone numbers, etc.  Please feel free to participate as we need all the pies we can get.  Your 2 pies will be most appreciated.  Just bring them to the arena on Sunday and we’ll be happy to have them.

Parishioners and interested persons of the former Holy Spirit Mission Nichabeau: A new fence will be erected at the cemetery in the coming months.  We are seeking financial assistance to cover the cost.  Cheques can be made out to the St. Alphonsus Parish towards the fencing.  More details to follow.  Contact Peter Smith 819-689-5624 for further details or suggestions.

Parish Supper:  Here is a list of the jobs that will be happening next week at the arena beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Thursday, September 26th, cutting of the bread for dressing. Saturday, September 28th, peeling & cutting of all the vegetables and potatoes.  Sunday, September 29th,  We welcome volunteers to come and donate their time at the tables from 3 to 6 p.m. which is our busy time and we could also use some people to serve Tea & Coffee.  Thank you so much for all your help!

 Young at Heart News:  The club is putting on a free bus for those who would like to go to Ladysmith on Saturday, October 5th.  If interested, please call Mariette Gaudette at 819-689-2544 as soon as possible.  Membership to join the club is $5.00

Tuesday Social Club:  The Tuesday Social Club will begin meeting again for the sixth year on Sept. 10th at the Harrington Community Centre at 1 pm until 3 pm. We are always happy to receive donations of yarn, pillowcases and cotton or cotton blend fabrics. Join us for a couple of hours of socializing. Contact Angie at 2486 or Bernie at 5223.

Senior’s Café  Information Session:  Is to be held at Harrington Community Centre on Wednesday, September 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Nora Sleb will give information and answer questions about income taxes and Lisa Gervais will talk about online services at Service Canada.

Renovations for St Paul the Hermit—Request for Volunteer:  One of the needs is to re-glaze and paint the exterior windows of the church. If you have the skills to do this work and would be prepared to volunteer your time please contact Martin Flood at 613 -281- 0041.

St. Joseph Parish:  It’s that time again.  Our Raffle Tickets are available.  Same as last year.  $20 a bag.  ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up.  Reminder:  Parish Supper is coming October20th Tickets are Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5.  We will be needing lots of help.  Meat envelopes are available.   Please get your dinner tickets from Hazel Chassie 819-689-2609, Sharon Fitzpatrick 819-689-2907 and Donna Tierney 819-689-2558.  Thanks.   They are going quickly.

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.

Chapeau Gallery News

1)  Sunday, September 22nd – 11:30 a.m.  Come and join us for lunch and a movie called “Scarlet and the Black”.  The true story of Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty, a courageous Irish priest working in the Vatican during the German occupation.  In direct difference of the Nazi’s, he risks his life, to hide refugees and POW’s!  Although Pope Pius XII  insists on Church neutrality. Msgr. Continues this dangerous work until Rome is liberated.  Lunch & Movie $12 per person, limited seating.  Contact Peggy 819-689-5141 or Helen 819-689-5271

2) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at chapeaugallery@gmail.com.

3) Annual Garage Sale/give away on Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 28-29.  Donations accepted

Knights of Columbus:  Will officially install its officers on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The ceremony will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue starting at 7 p.m. All members and their families are invited to attend.

OTHER PARISH SUPPERS

Turkey & Ham Dinner – St-Jean Baptiste Parish, Pembroke, this Sunday, September 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Take-out available; handicapped accessible. Adults: $15 – Children: $5.

St Patrick Parish Turkey Supper, Mount St Patrick on Sunday, September 29th from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visitor’s Mass at 11:30 a.m. Take-out dinners are available for quick service. Adults $15.00 and Children $6.00. A time-honoured Valley custom – Meet you at “The Mountain”!

Beef Buffet & Bean Supper – St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre, Sunday, October 13th. Beef, beans, potatoes, vegetables with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, buns and pies. Craft table, Bingo, live entertainment. Supper starts at 12:30 p.m. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Take out available; gift certificates are available at the parish office. Everyone welcome!

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) We welcome Lisa from the Perpetual Adoration Society at our Masses this weekend. I pray that many will heed her call to join up in helping us to establish a program of exposition and adoration in our communities.

2) Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Annette Chaput, whose funeral was celebrated on Friday in Chapeau. Please remember them in your prayers as well in the weeks and months ahead.

3) Congratulations to Alycia Fraser and Johnny Vaillancourt who were married in Chapeau this week. Please pray that they have a long and happy life together.

4) Please consider assisting in the St. Alphonsus Parish Supper next weekend. We always need volunteers to help throughout the preparation and serving of the meal to ensure its success. Even if you are unable to work, please help spread the word about this important fundraising event among your family and friends.

 

Parish Bulletin -24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 15, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  In Thanksgiving

By:  A Parishioner

Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Grace Allard

By:  Gene & Eddie O’Brien

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Thérèse St. Jean Allard & Jacqueline St. Jean Mainville

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Friday St. Alphonsus

11:00 A.M.

  Funeral Mass of Annette Chaput
Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Miles Venasse

By:  The Ranger Family

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Tom & Mary Carroll

By:  The Family

Maurice Bissonnette

By:  Karie, Joey, Owen & Ella Sullivan & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Marie-Paule Muldoon
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Elaine, Paul
Chapeau Lise Mainville Mariette, Janie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Fr. Stephen Ballard, Fr. Peter Proulx, Patsy Gagnon, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Anchie Bechamp, 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
Sheen $ 804.00   
St. Joseph $ 1145.00  
Chapeau $ 1721.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, September 16th

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Harold Vaillancourt, son of André Vaillancourt and Mary Anne Keon and Alycia Dawn Fraser, daughter of Christopher Fraser and Andrea Bindiner.  The wedding will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. on September 20th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

Let’s all get together and celebrate Patsy & Michael Gagnon 45th Wedding Anniversary. on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at Harrington Community Centre beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Everyone Welcome!  Live Music by Groove Revival & a Late Lunch will be served.  Tickets are available for this Fundraiser cost is $10 per person from Pauline at the Parish Office, Maureen Belland 689-2708 or at Conroy’s Grocery.  Purchase your tickets today… Thank you in advance for your support!

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS:  Our Chapeau parish supper is soon approaching Sunday, September 29th.   Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey.  Your donation is greatly appreciated.

St. Alphonsus Raffle Tickets available for a Parish Supper September 29th:  We encourage all parishioners to try and sell 10 books.  Thank you so much for your support with this important Parish fundraiser!

Parish Supper Silent Auction (St. Alphonsus):  Anyone wishing to donate an item/items for the Chapeau supper auction can do so, please contact Gene O’Brien 819-689-2410 and Helen Davis 819-689-5271.  Thank you for your continuous support, it is greatly appreciated.

Once again, we will be hosting the famous St-Alphonsus’ Parish Fall Supper, September 29th!  Again, this year we are needing volunteers.  One area that always needs help is our table-prep teams as our guest come, eat and go! We have 5 to 6 very long rows of tables which need a few table captains to oversee and many helping hands to reset and tidy tables after each guest finishes.  We also need Coffee & Tea servers.   Volunteers are needed from 12 to 6 PM however it is busiest from 4 to 6 PM. We are looking for many hands willing to donate an hour or two to reset the tables. There will be a short meeting after mass in the sacristy Sunday, September 15. Please consider donating your time to help your church. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to help, please call Belle at 613-638-6058.   Thank you so much for all your support!!

Parishioners and interested persons of the former Holy Spirit Mission Nichabeau: A new fence will be erected at the cemetery in the coming months.  We are seeking financial assistance to cover the cost.  Cheques can be made out to the St. Alphonsus Parish towards the fencing.  More details to follow.  Contact Peter Smith 819-689-5624 for further details or suggestions.

Tuesday Social Club:  The Tuesday Social Club will begin meeting again for the sixth year on Sept. 10th at the Harrington Community Centre at 1 pm until 3 pm. We are always happy to receive donations of yarn, pillowcases and cotton or cotton blend fabrics. Join us for a couple of hours of socializing. Contact Angie at 2486 or Bernie at 5223.

Senior’s Café  Information Session:  Is to be held at Harrington Community Centre on Wednesday, September 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Nora Sleb will give information and answer questions about income taxes and Lisa Gervais will talk about online services at Service Canada.

Renovations for St Paul the Hermit—Request for Volunteer:  One of the needs is to re-glaze and paint the exterior windows of the church. If you have the skills to do this work and would be prepared to volunteer your time please contact Martin Flood at 613 -281- 0041.

St. Joseph Parish:  It’s that time again.  Our Raffle Tickets are available.  Same as last year.  $20 a bag.  ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up.  Reminder:  Parish Supper is coming October20th Tickets are Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5.  We will be needing lots of help.  Meat envelopes are available.   Please get your dinner tickets from Hazel Chassie 819-689-2609, Sharon Fitzpatrick 819-689-2907 and Donna Tierney 819-689-2558.  Thanks. They are going quickly.

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.

Chapeau Gallery News

1)  Sunday, September 22nd – 11:30 a.m.  Come and join us for lunch and a movie called “Scarlet and the Black”.  The true story of Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty, a courageous Irish priest working in the Vatican during the German occupation.  In direct difference of the Nazi’s, he risks his life, to hide refugees and POW’s!  Although Pope Pius XII insists on Church neutrality. Msgr. Continues this dangerous work until Rome is liberated.  Lunch & Movie $12 per person, limited seating.  Contact Peggy 819-689-5141 or Helen 819-689-5271

2) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at chapeaugallery@gmail.com.

3) Annual Garage Sale, give away on Saturday & Sunday, September 14-15, 21-22, 28-29.  Donations accepted

4) Animal Aide Pontiac helps our area with the Spay and Neuter Program of over 125 cats.  Let’s support their fundraiser and dance the night away as, ”Annette Lafond performs as Shania Twain” Friday, September 20th, 8 p.m. Shawville R.A. Hall 455 Hillcrest Avenue, Shawville Qc.  Tickets $20 includes lunch.  Contact Peggy or Helen.

Knights of Columbus:  will officially install its officers on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The ceremony will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Ellis Avenue starting at 7 p.m. All members and their families are invited to attend.

PARISH SUPPERS

Turkey & Ham Dinner – St-Jean Baptiste Parish, Pembroke, Sunday, September 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Take -out available; handicapped accessible. Adults: $15 – Children: $5.

St Patrick Parish Turkey Supper, Mount St Patrick on Sunday, September 29th from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visitor’s Mass at 11:30 a.m. Take-out dinners available for quick service. Adults $15.00 and Children $6.00. A time-honoured Valley custom – Meet you at “The Mountain”!

Beef Buffet & Bean Supper – St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre Sunday, October 13th. Beef, beans, potatoes, vegetables with all the trimmings, homemade desserts, buns and pies. Craft table, Bingo, live entertainment. Supper starts at 12:30 p.m. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Take out available; gift certificates are available at the parish office. Everyone welcome!

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Congratulations to Kaitlin Campbell and Nicholas Rafuse who were married in the Chapeau church this weekend. Please pray for a long and happy life together.

2) Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Annette Chaput, wife of Armand Chaput who passed away last weekend. Her funeral will be held in St. Alphonsus Parish in Chapeau this Friday at 11 am.

3) I am looking for various volunteers from each of the parishes to participate as coordinators for our upcoming program of Eucharistic Adoration services. Please call me at the office if you have any questions or are willing to help. Thank you.

4) Perpetual Eucharistic adoration is our response to Jesus’ love for us. God loves you and when you adore the Lord, He grants many special blessings of His goodness, grace, love and mercy. We would like to start round the clock Adoration at our parish, seven days a week. At least one adorer needs to be scheduled and present for every hour. An Adoration Invitation Sign-Up will take place at all the weekend Masses on September 20-21. Everyone is invited to sign-up to commit to a weekly holy hour with Jesus, truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist. “Come to Me and I will refresh you!”

5) Adoration Coordinating Team & Organizational Meeting: We are seeking volunteers to help coordinate our adoration program. We need a Head Coordinator (1-2 persons), 4 Division leaders (we divide the day into 6 hour time divisions), a Database Manager and 24 Hourly Captains. There will be an opportunity to sign-up for these roles on the Adoration Invitation Sign-Up form. An organizational meeting will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21st at 7 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Sacristy for those interested in helping to coordinate perpetual Eucharistic adoration. Please consider attending the meeting so our parishes may have the wonderful blessing of adoring Our Lord, as He deserves.

 

Parish Bulletin – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 1st, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  No Mass
Wednesday Chapeau

10:00 A.M.

  Deceased Relatives of M.J. Sullivan
Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Deceased Members of the O’Brien, Venne & Hill Family

By:  Helen Hill

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Special intention of Jimmy McKinnon & Chantalle Dyelle

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Sunday Sheenboro

11:00 A.M

   Deceased brother & sisters & parents

By:  Frank & Janet Retty

Norma Ranger

By:  Marlyne Turner

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Virginia Gauthier

By:  Pat & Margaret Tallon

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Carol Price Margaret, Rita
Chapeau André Chartrand André, Meril

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Patsy Gagnon, Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Anchie Bechamp, 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
Sheen $705.00          
St. Joseph $1515.00  Sharon Gribbon,  Tuesday, September 3rd
Chapeau $1806.00  

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS:  Our Chapeau parish supper will soon be approaching Sunday, September 29th.   Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey.  Your donation is greatly appreciated.

 St. Alphonsus Raffle Tickets for a Parish Supper September 29th:  Are available in the church and there are sign up sheets to put your name and how many books you are taking.  We encourage all parishioners to try and sell 10 books.  Thank you so much for your support with this important Parish fundraiser!

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Robert Joseph Nephin, son of  Mark Lawrence Nephin and Trudy Romain and Megan Katherine Ann Lee, daughter of Jonathan Lee and Karen Vereyken.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on September 7th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

There is a promise of marriage between Nick Rafuse, son of Garry Rafuse and Marguerite Labine-Rafuse and Kaitlin Campbell, daughter of Allan Campbell and Kelly Simon.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on September 14th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

There is a promise of marriage between Jonathan Harold Vaillancourt, son of André Vaillancourt and Mary Anne Keon and Alycia Dawn Fraser, daughter of Christopher Fraser and Andrea Bindiner.  The wedding will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. on September 20th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

St. Alphonsus C.W.L will meet at Joan Sallafranque’s on Wednesday, September 4th at 1:30 p.m.   All Members Welcome!

St. Joseph Parish:  It’s that time again.  Our Raffle Tickets are available.  Same as last year.  $20 a bag.  ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up.  Reminder:  Parish Supper is coming October20th Tickets are Adult $15 & Children under 10 $5.  We will be needing lots of help.  Meat envelopes are available.   Supper Tickets will be available next week.  Thanks again for your support!

Let’s all get together and celebrate Patsy & Michael Gagnon 45th Wedding Anniversary.  It will be held on Saturday September 21st, 2019 at Harrington Community Centre beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Everyone Welcome!   There will be Live Music by Groove Revival and a Late Lunch will be served.  Best Wishes only!  Tickets are available for this Fundraiser cost is $10 per person from any family member or you can contact Pauline at the Parish Office or Maureen Belland 689-2708.

West Pontiac Connects will be starting a new session of skills link participants on September 3rd, 2019.  We are still recruiting people who are interested in taking the program. If you are between the ages of 15 and 30 and are willing to commit to a 23-week, paid program, we have a great opportunity waiting for you.

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.

We invite everyone to join us for a Special Surprise 90th Birthday Celebration for our Dad, Art on Saturday, September 14th from 4-8 in the barn at Northfork.  We will host a BBQ…lots of food and goo times!  BYOB and BEST WISHES only.  Colleen, Donna, Willie and Neil.  If possible, confirm attendance at 819-689-1006.

 

Chapeau Gallery News

1)  Bake Sale – Saturday/Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2)  Sunday, September 8th – 11:30 a.m.  Come and join us for lunch, and movie called “GOSPA”.  Gospa is the magnificent true story of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to six children of Medjugorje, Croatia in 1981 and Father Jozo Bouko, a Franciscan priest was tortured by the communists for refusing to abandon his people.  Lunch & Movie $12 per person.

3) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s.  Tours and Garage Sale- 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Lunch served 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu.  Leave a message at chapeaugallery@gmail.com.

PARISH SUPPERS

Chicken Supper – St. Mary Parish, Wilno, Sunday, September 1st. Chicken supper; home-cooked meal. Plates served from 1 p.m. Take-out available. Visitor’s Mass at 12 noon. Elevator/wheelchair accessible. Adults: $15 – Children under 10: $5.

Annual Supper & Bazaar – St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, Maynooth, Sunday, September 1st from 12-6 p.m. Mass at 11 a.m. Turkey, ham, beans, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. Homemade pies and squares. Raffle, wheel, fish pond. Nevada tickets and bingo. Shop the craft table for crafts, preserves and baked goods, etc. Something for everyone! Adults: $15 – Children under 12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Parishioners and Fr. Malachy Ekezie extend a warm welcome to all!

Fr. Tim Notes:                          Sheenboro Church Centennial Edition
1) We welcome Archbishop Mulhall to this weekend’s special Centennial Celebration of St. Paul the Hermit Church. To mark this occasion these comments will be about that Church.

2) The current church building is actually the third church to serve the Sheenboro area. The first two buildings were from the days when the parish carried the name ‘St. Bridget’, one of the patron saints of Ireland. The first building was a simple log building that went up under the care of Fr. James Lynch. It was replaced in 1872 after complaints from parishioners that it was inadequate and unsatisfactory for the needs of the growing community. Upon completion, Fr. Patrick Meehan was installed as the first resident pastor. Alas, in 1918 while the then pastor Fr. P.J. Tracey was away fire completely destroyed that building. Work began immediately to replace it with the current church which was ‘completed’ a year later in 1919. I put the word completed in quotation marks as it was intended to be a temporary facility to be converted into a parish hall once it was topped with a new church. Unfortunately, that didn’t come to pass as the foundations and walls that had been built were deemed to be inadequate to support the proposed structure. A decision was made at that time to put a permanent roof over the basement and use it as the parish church. This is the building that we use today. At that same time, a decision was made to rename the parish in honour of St. Paul the Hermit, one of the earliest and most famous of a group of monks referred to today as the ‘Desert Fathers’.

3) So, who was this St. Paul the Hermit (also known as St. Paul of Thebes)? It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how much is fable, how much is fact. Paul was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. He was also a learned and devout young man. During the persecution of Decius in Egypt in the year 250, Paul was forced to hide in the home of a friend. Fearing a brother-in-law would betray him, he fled in a cave in the desert. His plan was to return once the persecution ended, but the sweetness of solitude and heavenly contemplation convinced him to stay. He went on to live in that cave for the next 90 years. A nearby spring gave him drink, a palm tree furnished him clothing and nourishment. After 21 years of solitude, a bird began bringing him half of a loaf of bread each day. Without knowing what was happening in the world, Paul prayed that the world would become a better place.

Saint Anthony of Egypt attests to his holy life and death. Tempted by the thought that no one had served God in the wilderness longer than he, Anthony was led by God to find Paul and acknowledge him as a man more perfect than himself. The raven that day brought a whole loaf of bread instead of the usual half. As Paul predicted, Anthony would return to bury his new friend. Thought to have been about 112 when he died, Paul is known as the “First Hermit.” His feast day is celebrated in the East; he is also commemorated in the Coptic and Armenian rites of the Mass.

Parish Bulletin – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 25, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday     No Mass
Wednesday     No Mass
Thursday     No Mass
Friday     No Mass
Sunday Sheenboro

11:00 A.M

  Bill Green

By: T. Hudder

Miles Venasse

By: Joanne G & Tommy M

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Kevin Harrington

By: Monique & Family

Mary Lapierre

By: Bruce & Lila Furgoch

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Karen Shea Jerry Muldoon
St. Joseph Andre Bouchard Ron, Margaret
Chapeau Peter Smith Peter, Janie

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Barbara Coventry, Leonard Duff, Fran Flavelle, Anchie Bechamp, 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
Sheen $930.00       Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday August 19th
St. Joseph $1381.00 Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, August 26th
Chapeau $1410.00  

On different days here & there the Office will be closed as the Secretary will taking some holidays. So, this Friday the 30th  she will not be in the office. Thank you.

ENVELOPES FOR MEAT DONATIONS: Our Chapeau parish supper will soon be approaching Sunday, September 29th.   Envelopes are provided should you wish to help with the cost of the turkey. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

 St. Alphonsus Raffle Tickets for a Parish Supper September 29th: Are available at the back and front of the church and there are sign up sheets to put your name and how many books you are taking. The Tickets are made up of 5 books per elastic. We encourage all parishioners to try and sell 10 books. Thank you so much for your support with this important Parish fundraiser.

MARRIAGE BANNS:

There is a promise of marriage between Robert Joseph Nephin, son of Mark Lawrence Nephin and Trudy Romain and Megan Katherine Ann Lee, daughter of Jonathan Lee and Karen Vereyken. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on September 7th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

There is a promise of marriage between Nick Rafuse, son of Garry Rafuse and Marguerite Labine-Rafuse and Kaitlin Campbell, daughter of Allan Campbell and Kelly Simon. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on September 14th at St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec.

Young at Heart News: We have been invited by the Golden Age Club of Calumet Island to join them on Friday, October4th, 2019 to see the performers live on stage at the Centrepointe Theatre. These are tributes to Elvis, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly etc…   The cost is $125 per person including Bus transportation, show ticket, $20.00 to play the slots at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. No meals included. Bus leaves Calumet Island at 11:30 a.m. For more info: call Ron Price at 613-639-0292.

St. Joseph Parish: It’s that time again. Our Raffle Tickets are available. Same as last year. $20 a bag. ($2 a ticket). Please sign-up. Thank you for your support!

Let’s get together and celebrate Patsy & Michael Gagnon 45th Wedding Anniversary. It will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at Harrington Community Centre beginning at 8:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome!   There will be Live Music by Groove Revival and a Late Lunch will be served. Best Wishes only! Tickets are available for this Fundraiser cost is $10 per person from any family member or you can contact Pauline at the Parish Office or Maureen Belland 689-2708.

 St. Paul the Hermit Centenary, Sunday, September 1, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Mass: 100 years later, we are celebrating the rebuilding of the church in 1918 and the dedication of the church in September 1919 with a mass followed by a light luncheon. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for donations of sandwiches, cheese plates and pickles. Also, a memorabilia room will be set up in the parish hall church and please contact Rosemary Brisson at rosebris@hotmail.com to donate your photos and memorabilia concerning parish life in Sheenboro for the display.

West Pontiac Connects will be starting a new session of skills link participants on September 3rdth, 2019. We are still recruiting people who are interested in taking the program. If you are between the ages of 15 and 30 and are willing to commit to a 23-week, paid program, we have a great opportunity waiting for you.

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.

Chapeau Gallery News

1) Bake Sale – Saturday/Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 2) Sunday, September 8th – 11:30 a.m. Come and join us for lunch, and movie called “GOSPA”. Gospa is the magnificent true story of Father Jozo Zovko, a Franciscan priest in Croatia who was tortured by the communists for refusing to abandon his people. Lunch & Movie $12 per person.

3) Gallery is closed Tuesday & Wednesday’s. Tours and Garage Sale- 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Lunch served 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events and lunch menu. Leave a message at chapeaugallery@gmail.com.

PARISH SUPPERS

Annual Parish Supper Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Brudenell, this Sunday, August 25th. Turkey, ham & baked beans served from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Live entertainment, bingo, country market. Visitor’s Mass at 1 p.m. Adults: $14 – Children 10 & under: $6 – Children under 4: Free.

Chicken Supper – St. Mary Parish, Wilno, Sunday, September 1st. Chicken supper; home-cooked meal. Plates served from 1 p.m. Take-out available. Visitor’s Mass at 12 noon. Elevator/wheelchair accessible. Adults: $15 – Children under 10: $5.

Annual Supper & Bazaar – St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, Maynooth, Sunday, September 1st from 12-6 p.m. Mass at 11 a.m. Turkey, ham, beans, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. Homemade pies and squares. Raffle, wheel, fish pond. Nevada tickets and bingo. Shop the craft table for crafts, preserves and baked goods, etc. Something for everyone! Adults: $15 – Children under 12: $5 – Children under 5: Free. Parishioners and Fr. Malachy Ekezie extend a warm welcome to all!

Parish Supper – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, LaPasse, Sunday, September 8th at Mount Carmel Hall from 2:30-6 p.m. Turkey and ham dinner. Adults: $15 – Children under 12: $6 – Children under 4: Free.

Annual Parish Supper – St. John the Evangelist Parish, Campbell’s Bay, Sunday, September 8th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Turkey, ham & homemade pies. Adults: $15 – Children 12 and under: $6 – Toddlers: Free.

Ham & Roast Beef Parish Supper – Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Bancroft, Sunday, September 8th from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mass at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Ham & roast beef, homemade salads, baked beans and pies. Raffle tickets, silent auction, CWL gift shop, religious articles. Take-out meals are available. Adults: $13 – Children under 12: $6 – Children 5 and under: Free.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) Congratulations to Emmett Sullivan and Jessica Deane who were married in Sheenboro this weekend. Please pray that they will share a long and faith-filled life together.

2) ‘The first shall be last and the last shall be first.’ We hear this famous line in today’s gospel, reminding us all that God does not measure us by earthly standards such as wealth, status, or power. So perhaps today is the time for us to put aside our preoccupations with how the world sees us and reflect upon whether or not we are indeed growing in God’s estimation of our worth.

3) Summer holidays for our schools are quickly coming to an end and students will once again begin classes. Please remember to watch out for those who make their way to school on foot and don’t neglect to stop for buses as they pick up and deliver students to school and home. Our children are our most important gifts. Let’s do all we can to ensure their safety.