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Parish Bulletin – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20 September 2020

Parish Bulletin – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20 September 2020

STREAMED MASSES:

TUESDAY:*              10 AM             NONE

WEDNESDAY:**      10 AM             In Thanksgiving to God & St. Teresa for a Favor Received

THURSDAY:*           10 AM             Loella Meehan – Norman & Heather Lempke

FRIDAY:***              10 AM             Mary Lampkin – Raymond Morris

SUNDAY:            10:30 AM             Missa Pro Populo (Note time change)

*These Masses will be streamed online, but all parishioners are welcome to attend. All weekday Masses are celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church. Each Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10:55 am.

** Includes public recitation of the Rosary during Exposition

*** Includes public recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy during Exposition

LIVE MASSES:

Chapeau:         (Tuesday)     11 AM   Funeral Mass for Cathie Fleury Davidson

Sheenboro:      (Saturday)       5 PM   Rhea Vaillancourt – Betty Morris & Family

St. Joseph:       (Sunday)         9 AM   Merrill Allard – Jerry & Louise Gallagher

Chapeau:         (Sunday)   10:30 AM  1) Deceased Family Members of the Mercier Family – Art & Frances Fleming

                         2) Theresa & Florian Allard, Laurette & Rene Picotte – Annette & Roger Allard & Family

Please remember to call the Parish Offices to reserve a space at the live Masses for St. Joseph’s and Sheenboro only as attendance is capped below the new government limits due to the constrictions of social distancing and the size of the buildings. We will be able to accommodate 150 people in the Chapeau Church. If you are sick or have a cough, please do not attend. Remember, the Bishop has suspended our obligation to attend a Sunday Mass until further notice so please stay home so as to not make others sick.

Collections:

St. Paul the Hermit:   $  260.00

St. Joseph’s:                $  870.00

St. Alphonsus:             $  995.00

Total Online Donations to Date:  $ 7,331.08

THANK YOU!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) The video courses studying Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI (Tuesdays at 7 pm) or The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (Fridays at 2 pm) begin this week. It’s not to later to register! Please email me at frtimmoylepp@gmail.com so that I can send you the link required to join in the conversation.

2) Did you know that there have now been eight new cases of COVID infection in the Pembroke region over the past seven days with an outbreak being declared at Fellows High School? Please be certain to practice all of the requirements as requested by our Public Health officials (hand hygiene, masks, limiting time in the public square, avoiding large crowds, etc.) both for your own safety and for the safety of those you love. Don’t let your guard down now. If we fail to stop this most recent rise in the virus’ spread in our area, we will face another government ordered shut down of our parishes once again. Let’s all do our part to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

3) Congratulations to Beau Fredrick Paul Morin, infant son of Ali Chalmers and Eric Morin who was baptised in St. Alphonsus Parish last Sunday.

4) Please remember to pray for the repose of the soul of Cathie Fleury Davidson whose funeral will be celebrated in Chapeau this week. Cathie is the wife of Sheldon Davidson and mother to Kyle Davidson. She is the sister to Mariette Sallafranque Fleury, Wayne Fleury, Kevin Fleury, Carl Fleury, and Brenda Fleury Wescome.

5) Our weekend Streamed Mass from St. Joseph’s is now available on both Facebook (on my timeline and the Catholic Parishes of the Upper Pontiac Page) and on my YouTube channel (Search Fr. Tim Moyle to find the channel on YouTube) as of 10:30 am on Sunday morning. Our continued thanks to Louis Schryer for his help in providing this service for all our shut-ins.

Scriptural Reflection of this Weekend’s Readings

Encountering Christ:

1. Gratitude: In this passage the workers became jealous when they saw that others who worked a shorter shift received the same daily wage. This passage is an invitation to grow in personal gratitude for the work we are called to do. It is a blessing to have a job, to be chosen for a task and to contribute to a cause. Work is gratifying, even though it can also be tiring and hard. In the words of St. John Paul II, “Work is a good thing for man–a good thing for his humanity–because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfilment as a human being and indeed, in a sense, becomes “more a human being”(Laborem Exercens). Let us thank God for the work he places in our hands and accomplish it to the best of our ability for his glory.

2. Freedom from Comparison: Our hearts can easily move from gratitude to indignance when someone receives more than we judge is his or her due. Let’s look at the situation of the latecomer to the vineyard. Did he spend anxious hours looking for work before he was hired? Was he passed by earlier because he was older, handicapped, or dealing with a sick child at home? We can never fully comprehend the plight of another. In addition to personal gratitude for our own situation, we are called to have empathy for others. Comparing ourselves to others blocks our ability to see things from their perspective—the basic requirement for empathy.

3. Rejoicing in Another’s Good Fortune: Blessed be God, who distributes gifts according to a purpose (see Romans 12:6). We can always trust God’s good judgment. Only when we are firmly grounded in the knowledge that we are loved by God can we truly rejoice at another’s good fortune. If we labor all day as faithful disciples in his vineyard, blessed be God. If we find our meaning and purpose in God later in life, blessed be God. Either way, our reward for a job well done far surpasses our human efforts. We will never deserve heaven. It is God’s free gift given to those who know, love, and serve him in this world.

Conversing with Christ: Dear Lord, I am grateful for the ability to work in your vineyard, spreading the good news to the souls you place in my life. Please help me to grow in compassion and empathy for those in need of conversion. I want to be your emissary in this suffering world and reach out to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of others. 

Resolution: Lord, today by your grace I will practice gratitude for the work you have given me to do.  

For Further Reflection: Laborem Exercens, by St. Pope John Paul II.

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.

Parish Bulletin – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 18, 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

Day Time and Place Celebration Intention
Monday     No Mass
Tuesday Chapeau

11:00 A.M.

Funeral Marielle Demers
Wednesday     No Mass
Thursday     No Mass
Friday     No Mass
Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Dr. Wilbert Keon

By:  Teresa Downey

Miles & Willis Venasse

By:  Dianne & Laurier Mainville

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Marie, Denis & Marcel Drapeau

By:  Gene & Eddie O’Brien & Family

René Picotte

By:  Richard & Diane Chaput & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Patty Hansen Peter Gleason
St. Joseph Sam McGuire Paul, Ron
Chapeau Nicole Bertrand Nicole, Michael

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 $610.00           Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday, August 19th
St. Joseph $1500.00  Sharon Fitzpatrick, Monday, August 26th
Chapeau $1854.00  

On different days here & there the Office will be closed as the Secretary will taking some holidays.  So, this Friday the 23rd and 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 Emmett Patrick Sullivan, son of Lawrence Sullivan and Evelyn O’Neill and Jessica Amanda Yvonne Deane, daughter of Gordon Deane and Patricia Debutte.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on August 24th at St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec.

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.

Young at Heart News:  We have been invited by the Golden Age Club of Calumet Island to join them on Friday, October 4th, 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.

Thank you:  The organizing committee for the “Up at Fred’s-Allons-y” fundraising event would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our very own CWL who took on the enormous task of preparing a fabulous late luncheon for the many guests who attended this event. Your dedication and commitment are so very appreciated. Many volunteers from this parish and from our community helped to make the evening a success. It took many hands to fill the numerous positions required for such a large event. We are most grateful and appreciative for all your assistance. The Up at Fred’s-Allons-y evening was a success and the proceeds go to benefit three very worthwhile community causes: the Recreation Association, the Residence Meilleur and St-Alphonsus Parish. You all played an important role in helping these organizations.

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 good times!  BYOB and BEST WISHES only.  Colleen, Donna, Willie and Neil.  If possible, confirm attendance at 819-689-1006.

2nd Public Flood Meeting– Monday, August 19, 7pm, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes municipal hall, 6 St. Joseph St., L’Isle-aux-Allumettes:  This meeting will provide an update on the committee’s efforts and challenges to have the various agencies and governments provide information on the causes and solutions of the flooding.  It is important to have a good turnout for this meeting. Please spread the word and encourage others to attend. THANK YOU!

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.

 

FESTIVAL AU STYLE DE L’ISLE IS FAST APPROACHING!!

This year’s Islandfest will be held on August 23rd and 24th 2019, at 64 Ch. Pembroke, Chapeau, Quebec.

1) On Friday night we will be welcoming The Blast from the Past for our musical entertainment. There will be an old timer’s baseball game; a fastball challenge game, featuring the Micksburg Twins and the Quyon Flyers; a Homerun derby; and a chilli cook-off.

2)  The fun continues into Saturday for all age groups, including a mini softball tournament, an awesome kids zone, featuring Ry-J’s inflatables; the Chapeau Lion’s Club duck race; a vendor’s market; a dunk tank; a magician; an show by Les Enfants du Monde,  face painting; Little Ray’s reptiles; a rib dinner; a dance party, featuring The Groove Revival; and so much more!!  “Bring all your family and all your friend to Islandfest’’, says Winston Sunstrum, Mayor of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, “Come enjoy all of the free activities!”

3)  The rib dinner on Saturday evening will be prepared by the local restaurant, L’Ancienne Banque, who are making their famous recipe for tender, fall off the bone, mouth-watering ribs. Make sure you bring a big appetite and you won’t be left wanting. Get your tickets now, at the office of the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, or from your local organizations before they’re sold out.

4)  Come out and enjoy the local live musicians with the Groove Revival on Saturday night! They are sure to get you in the groove to dance the night away!

Turkey Lunch & Supper – Our Lady of Grace, Westmeath, Sunday, August 18th from 12-6 p.m. at the Westmeath Community Centre. Turkey lunch & supper. Bake/sale tables, bingo, draw tickets, grab bags. Take-out available – wheelchair accessible. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $6 – Children 4 and under: Free.

Annual Parish Supper – Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Brudenell, 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.

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) WOW! What a play! There are many people to thank for making it such a successful fundraising event that if I start naming them, I am sure to miss someone. But I would be remiss if I didn’t thank in a particular way the members of the organizing committee who brought the project from concept to completion. Mariette Sallafranque-Fleury, Marielle and Chantal Lair represented the Chapeau R.A. Anne Meilleur represented Residence Meilleur, and Belle Rougier-Harrington was our parish representative. They did an incredible job and thanks in large part to their coordination and planning, each of the three organizations will now split the approximately $24,000 in profits generated by the event. Thank you one and all!

2) Last weekend I had the privilege of bringing two young souls into our Catholic communion. Please pray for Charlie Andy Wieland, (Chapeau) and for Emilia Kelly Etheridge, (St. Joseph’s) who are now part of our Catholic Church.

3) Attention St. Paul the Hermit Parishioners: We are about to start taking up a 2nd ‘looney’ collection after communion with the funds going towards our upcoming building repairs. Tossing in your loose change each week costs each of us very little, but it can soon add up to something significant if we all participate each week. All of the funds will be used for only our building repairs.

4) And while I’ve got the attention of all those good Sheeners, please accept my apologies for the mix-up last Saturday that left you without a priest! I misunderstood Fr. Tom and thought he was coming when in fact he wasn’t starting until this weekend! The responsibility for the error was mine. Sorry.

Parish Bulletin – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 11, 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
Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  James Shea

By: Karen, Peter & Family

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

Mary Lapierre

By: Pat Hynes

Victor Gagnon

By: Sam & Elaine McGuire

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Mathias Fortin-Chaput

By: Annick & Martin Chaput & Family

Grace Allard

By: Gene & Eddie O’Brien

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Kaleigh Gleason Marie-Paule Muldoon
St. Joseph Lawrence Duff Elaine, Paul
Chapeau Marlene Adam Meril, Gail

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 $1040.00           Laetitia Tardiff Peacock, Monday August 19th
St. Joseph $1767.00
Chapeau $1884.00 Donna Gagnon, Monday, August 12th

On different days here and there the Office will be closed as the Secretary will taking some holidays. So, this Friday, August 16th and next Friday, August 23rd   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.

MARRIAGE BANNS: There is a promise of marriage between Emmett Patrick Sullivan, son of Lawrence Sullivan and Evelyn O’Neill and Jessica Amanda Yvonne Deane, daughter of Gordon Deane and Patricia Debutte. The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on August 24th at St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec.

Thank you: On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Fr. Moyle for the use of the Fort William Chapel for my husband Lt./Col. Hugh Peacock’s funeral, Father Bill Kenny and Monsignor Douglas Bridge for officiating, St. Paul The Hermit Choir and Organist, Elaine Rochon. The President of the Pembroke Legion, Stan Halliday, and Vice-president, Romeo Ladouceur for their participation both at the Chapel and the Cemetery. A special thanks to all those who attended and donated to the Sheenboro Hall or the Cemetery Fund.                                                                               Laetitia Tardiff Peacock & Family

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.

2nd Public Flood Meeting- Monday, August 19, 7pm, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes municipal hall, 6 St. Joseph St., L’Isle-aux-Allumettes: This meeting will provide an update on the committee’s efforts and challenges to have the various agencies and governments provide information on the causes and solutions of the flooding. It is important to have a good turnout for this meeting. Please spread the word and encourage others to attend. THANK YOU!

Parish Supper & Bazaar – St. Andrew Parish, Killaloe, Sunday, August 11th from 1:30-6 p.m. Turkey, ham, stuffed pork, baked beans, salads, rolls, pies & desserts. Adults: $15 Children 4-12: $5 – Children under 4: Free.

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 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.

Chapeau Gallery News

1) Summer Hours – Posted on our outdoor sign. The Footwear & Handbag Fundraiser was a great success. We will continue with the sale until further notice. Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events. Leave a message. chapeaugallery@gmail.com

2) Tea Room is now open on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Pontiac Day Center: Will be at Harrington Hall every Thursday beginning September 5th, 2019. This service is offered to senior citizens presenting a loss of autonomy and must be referred by a healthcare professional. The program includes therapeutic activities, based on an individual assessment. To learn more about the program, please call 819-647-3851, ex. 3246.

FESTIVAL AU STYLE DE L’ISLE IS FAST APPROACHING!!

1) This year’s Islandfest will be held on August 23rd and 24th 2019, at 64 Ch. Pembroke, Chapeau, Quebec.

On Friday night we will be welcoming The Blast from the Past for our musical entertainment. There will be an old timer’s baseball game; a fastball challenge game, featuring the Micksburg Twins and the Quyon Flyers; a Homerun derby; and a chilli cook-off.

2) The fun continues into Saturday for all age groups, including a mini softball tournament, an awesome kids zone, featuring Ry-J’s inflatables; the Chapeau Lion’s Club duck race; a vendor’s market; a dunk tank; a magician; an show by Les Enfants du Monde, face painting; Little Ray’s reptiles; a rib dinner; a dance party, featuring The Groove Revival; and so much more!! “Bring all your family and all your friend to Islandfest’’, says Winston Sunstrum, Mayor of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, “Come enjoy all of the free activities!”

3) The rib dinner on Saturday evening will be prepared by the local restaurant, L’Ancienne Banque, who are making their famous recipe for tender, fall off the bone, mouth-watering ribs. Make sure you bring a big appetite and you won’t be left wanting. Get your tickets now, at the office of the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, or from your local organizations before they’re sold out.

4) Come out and enjoy the local live musicians with the Groove Revival on Saturday night! They are sure to get you in the groove to dance the night away!

Turkey Lunch & Supper – Our Lady of Grace, Westmeath, Sunday, August 18th from 12-6 p.m. at the Westmeath Community Centre. Turkey lunch & supper. Bake/sale tables, bingo, draw tickets, grab bags. Take-out available – wheelchair accessible. Adults: $15 – Children 5-12: $6 – Children 4 and under: Free.

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.

Fr. Tim Notes:
Sell everything you own and give the money to the poor? Is this really a requirement of being a Christian? The answer to this question is not as clear as it may seem. What Jesus is doing if you read this weekend’s gospel in context is telling us that the best investment we can make with our funds are those that will pay dividends in the life to come, not something that ‘feathers our own nest’ in the here and now. So let me ask you: Would you want to face Christ as supreme judge having made the last acts of your life ones of selfish concern for your own comfort rather than doing what you could to alleviate the sufferings of someone in need? I wouldn’t think that such a selfish investment will provide the comfort and security we would hope for when measured against our obligation to love God and neighbour.

Thus this Sunday’s Gospel focuses on two basic (and profoundly interrelated) issues: (1) the radical simplicity and poverty to which Christ summons the disciples—and, by extension, every Christian, and (2) preparedness for the end of time, and the coming of the Son of Man. Jesus calls His followers to embrace a life which, by its detachment from earthly possessions and money, already points toward the end of the world and the judgement it will entail—at a date and time that no human being can predict, and for which we must therefore be constantly prepared. The Gospels make it clear that the first focus (poverty and simplicity) is based upon the second (the end is nigh).

Parish Bulletin – 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 4 August 2019

Masses and Celebrations for the Week

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

5:00 P.M.

  Miles Venasse

By:  Joanne Gagnon & Tommy Marcotte

Anne Elphick

By:  Frank & Janet Retty

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Merrill Allard

By:  Mary Kate & Allan Duff & Family

Diane McCann

By:  Helen & Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Francis Downey Mary Edwards
St. Joseph Sharon Fitzpatrick Rita, Elaine
Chapeau Lise Mainville Nicole, Peter

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 $750.00             
St. Joseph $1550.00  Sharon Gribbon, Tuesday, August 6th
Chapeau $1104.00  

 On different days here and there the Office will be closed as the Secretary will taking some holidays.  So, this Monday, August 5th and Friday, August 16th    she will not be in the office.  Thank you.

 The Culbute Museum in Chichester Quebec is opened from Wednesday to Sunday 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and see our new displays.

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Emmett Patrick Sullivan, son of Lawrence Sullivan and Evelyn O’Neill and Jessica Amanda Yvonne Deane, daughter of Gordon Deane and Patricia Debutte.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on August 24th at St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec.

Chapeau Gallery News

1)  Summer Hours – Posted on our outdoor sign.  The Footwear & Handbag Fundraiser was a great success.  We will continue with the sale until further notice.  Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events.  Leave a message.  chapeaugallery@gmail.com

2)   Tea Room is now open on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Pontiac Day Center:  Will be at Harrington Hall every Thursday beginning September 5th, 2019.  This service is offered to senior citizens presenting a loss of autonomy and must be referred by a healthcare professional. The program includes therapeutic activities, based on an individual assessment. To learn more about the program, please call 819-647-3851, ex. 3246.

FESTIVAL AU STYLE DE L’ISLE IS FAST APPROACHING!!

This year’s Islandfest will be held on August 23rd and 24th 2019, at 64 Ch. Pembroke, Chapeau, Quebec.

1) On Friday night we will be welcoming The Blast from the Past for our musical entertainment. There will be an old timer’s baseball game; a fastball challenge game, featuring the Micksburg Twins and the Quyon Flyers; a Homerun derby; and a chilli cook-off.

2) The fun continues into Saturday for all age groups, including a mini softball tournament, an awesome kids zone, featuring Ry-J’s inflatables; the Chapeau Lion’s Club duck race; a vendor’s market; a dunk tank; a magician; an show by Les Enfants du Monde,  face painting; Little Ray’s reptiles; a rib dinner; a dance party, featuring The Groove Revival; and so much more!! “Bring all your family and all your friend to Islandfest’’, says Winston Sunstrum, Mayor of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, “Come enjoy all of the free activities!”

3) The rib dinner on Saturday evening will be prepared by the local restaurant, L’Ancienne Banque, who are making their famous recipe for tender, fall off the bone, mouth-watering ribs. Make sure you bring a big appetite and you won’t be left wanting. Get your tickets now, at the office of the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, or from your local organizations before they’re sold out.

4) Come out and enjoy the local live musicians with the Groove Revival on Saturday night! They are sure to get you in the groove to dance the night away!

5) It is all thanks to the support that we have received from our local businesses and community groups, whether through donations, sponsorship, or volunteers, that we are able to offer this fantastic event. Brochures of the day’s events, with an itinerary and a map, are available at local businesses and at the municipal office. Our objective is to bring the communities together, get some fresh air, and have some fun. Come one, come all, admission is free!!

Fr. Tim Notes:
1)  NOTICE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SEEK LEGAL COMPENSATION FOR FLOOD DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTIES: Mr. Colin Dubeau, a partner of the firm Nelligan, Payne, & O’Brien, will be in St. Joseph’s Church (7 rue St-Joseph, Allumette Island) on this THURSDAY AUGUST 8th at 7 pm to discuss a proposed class-action lawsuit. Everyone who suffered damages or loss of value due to the flood is welcome to attend. Mr. Dubeau will only be here for one hour so please don’t come late!

2) We have two couples who are celebrating significant wedding anniversaries this weekend. Mr. & Mrs. John Donnelly of St. Joseph’s Parish are celebrating 65 years together, while Jerry and Marie-Paule Muldoon of St. Paul the Hermit Parish are celebrating their 50th anniversary as a married couple. Congratulations to both couples! May this weekend be a true celebration of your love for one another.

3) There are also a few family reunions taking place this weekend. The Spence family, the Keogh family & the Donnelly family of St. Joseph’s are gathered together this weekend, while the Bolger’s of Chapeau have gathered as well for their annual family party. Here’s hoping that good weather and happy spirits are the hallmarks of their celebrations.

4) It gives me great pleasure to announce that Archbishop Mulhall will ordain Michael Coyne to the diaconate on Friday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Renfrew. Let us pray for Michael as he continues to prepare for this major commitment.

5) St. Gregory the Great taught that when we care for the needs of the poor, we are giving them what is theirs, not ours. We are not just performing works of mercy; we are paying a debt of justice. Life does not consist in possessions but in sharing what we possess with others. The goods of the earth have been given to everyone. This is something we should keep in mind in light of the lesson that Christ taught to his disciples in this weekend’s gospel.  The rich man’s world was small, just him and his possessions, and now he learns that he is to lose his life. What good are his possessions now? Jesus states the moral of the story. This is how it will be for everyone who stores up treasure for himself or herself but is not rich in what matters to God.

6) Once again, I remind folks that if you wish to have a Mass offered on a desired date it is important that you contact Pauline at the office well in advance of the date.

Parish Bulletin – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 28 July 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.

  Katie Phelan

By:  Bernie & Bill Hendry

Thursday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M.

  Glenn Lapierre

By:  Lorna & Charlie Conway

Friday St. Joseph

10:00 A.M

  Carmelle Dumouchelle & Louise Brisson

By:  Gerard & Gilles Audet

Saturday Sheenboro

5:00 P.M.

  Merrill Allard

By:  Patsy Allrad & Family

Pat Keon

By:  Judy Keon & Family

Sunday St. Joseph

9:00 A.M

  Missa Pro Populo
Sunday Chapeau

10:30 A.M

  Howard Gagnon

By:  The Family

Mike & Françoise Keon

By:  Mado & Family

Parish Lectors Communion
Sheenboro Sandra Brennan Doris Ranger
St. Joseph Frank Trzebiatowski Margaret, Rita
Chapeau Janie Carroll Janie, André

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 and Norma Ranger.

Parish Collection Counter
Sheen $650.00             
St. Joseph $1457.00  Sharon Gribbon, Tuesday, August 6th
Chapeau $1636.00 Mariette Sallafranque, July 29th

On different days here and there the Office will be closed as the Secretary will taking some holidays.  So, this Friday, August 2nd Monday, August 5th she will not be in the office.  The office will be closed both days. Thank you.

MARRIAGE BANNS:  There is a promise of marriage between Emmett Patrick Sullivan, son of Lawrence Sullivan and Evelyn O’Neill and Jessica Amanda Yvonne Deane, daughter of Gordon Deane and Patricia Debutte.  The wedding will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on August 24th at St. Paul the Hermit Church, Sheenboro, Quebec.

Funeral Mass Arrangements:  L/Col. Hugh Peacock funeral on Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Theresa of the Little Flower Chapel, Fort William Quebec. Followed by burial, St. Paul The Hermit Parish Cemetery, Sheenboro.  Luncheon gathering in the Sheen Hall. Donations can be made to The St. Paul The Hermit Parish Cemetery or the Sheenboro Hall.

THANK YOU:   I have finished my series of chemo and got to ring the bell.  I would like to thank everyone for their encouragement and prayers.  I would especially like to thank my wife, Atje and my family for their wonderful support.                     Leonard Duff

Culbute Museum in Chichester Quebec is opened from Wednesday to Sunday 10a.m. to 5 p.m Come and see our new displays.

ROY’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:  The golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 2nd at the Island Brae Golf Course and Club de Golf Pontefract.  Proceeds are going to the Pontiac West Fire Services and the Meilleur Residence.  Entry Fees are $60 for Golf, Supper & Prizes, Golf only $40 and Supper only $30.  Supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheenboro Parish Hall. (Salad, Steak, Baked Potato and Dessert).  Register in Advance at George’s Bar 819-689-2715.  Book your carts in advance!!!

 

Chapeau Gallery News

 1)     Summer Hours – Posted on our outdoor sign.  The Footwear & Handbag Fundraiser was a great success.  We will continue with the sale until further notice.  Check our Facebook page at Chapeau Regionale Gallerie for upcoming events.  Leave a message.  chapeaugallery@gmail.com

2)   Tea Room is now open on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Pontiac Day Center:  Will be at Harrington Hall every Thursday beginning September 5th, 2019. This service is offered to senior citizens presenting a loss of autonomy and must be referred by a healthcare professional. The program includes therapeutic activities, based on an individual assessment. To learn more about the program, please call 819-647-3851, ex. 3246.

 FESTIVAL AU STYLE DE L’ISLE IS FAST APPROACHING!!

This year’s Islandfest will be held on August 23rd and 24th 2019, at 64 Ch. Pembroke, Chapeau, Quebec.

On Friday night we will be welcoming The Blast from the Past for our musical entertainment. There will be an old timer’s baseball game; a fastball challenge game, featuring the Micksburg Twins and the Quyon Flyers; a Homerun derby; and a chilli cook-off.

The fun continues into Saturday for all age groups, including a mini softball tournament, an awesome kids zone, featuring Ry-J’s inflatables; the Chapeau Lion’s Club duck race; a vendor’s market; a dunk tank; a magician; an show by Les Enfants du Monde,  face painting; Little Ray’s reptiles; a rib dinner; a dance party, featuring The Groove Revival; and so much more!!

“Bring all your family and all your friend to Islandfest’’, says Winston Sunstrum, Mayor of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, “Come enjoy all of the free activities!”

The rib dinner on Saturday evening will be prepared by the local restaurant, L’Ancienne Banque, who are making their famous recipe for tender, fall off the bone, mouth-watering ribs. Make sure you bring a big appetite and you won’t be left wanting. Get your tickets now, at the office of the municipality of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, or from your local organizations before they’re sold out.

Come out and enjoy the local live musicians with the Groove Revival on Saturday night! They are sure to get you in the groove to dance the night away!

It is all thanks to the support that we have received from our local businesses and community groups, whether through donations, sponsorship, or volunteers, that we are able to offer this fantastic event. Brochures of the day’s events, with an itinerary and a map, are available at local businesses and at the municipal office. Our objective is to bring the communities together, get some fresh air, and have some fun. Come one, come all, admission is free!!

Fr. Tim Notes:
1) NOTICE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SEEK LEGAL COMPENSATION FOR FLOOD DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTIES: Mr. Colin Dubeau, a partner of the firm Nelligan, Payne, & O’Brien, will be in St. Joseph’s Church (7 rue St-Joseph, Allumette Island) on THURSDAY AUGUST 8th at 7 pm to discuss a proposed class-action lawsuit. Everyone who suffered damages or loss of value due to the flood is welcome to attend. Mr. Dubeau will only be here for one hour so please don’t come late!

2) Congratulations to Jonathan Michaud and Carly McDonald who were married in Chapeau this weekend. May they be blessed with a long and happy life together as husband and wife.

3) Thank you to those people who stepped up to volunteer at the performance of ‘Up at Fred’s – Allons-y’ on Saturday, August 10th. Your assistance will no doubt serve to make the event a great success.

4) In this weekend’s gospel, Jesus teaches a master-course in prayer. He illustrates how our words and our actions are to be of one accord if we expect our prayers to be answered by God. So, let me ask you. How have you prayerfully demonstrated your love and commitment to others in concrete ways this past week? If you can’t answer this question quickly, then resolve to make the week ahead a time when you weave both your actions and deeds together into one single and productive act of prayer.

5) Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Norma Ranger (nee Venasse) whose funeral was celebrated in Chapeau on Monday. May she rest in peace.