Current Church Bulletin

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish and St. Patrick's Parish

Saturday Mass at St. Pat's at 5PM - Sunday Masses at OMPH at 9AM & 11AM

September 17, 2017.
Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

REFLECTION QUESTION:
I have been surprised by the gift of forgiveness when . . . This has drawn me to
 . . .

COLLECTION DETAILS:
Monthly Budgeted Income: $10,835.00
Collection for September 2017: $5,888.80

 

SAINT PAT’S SANCTUARY LAMP: Special Intentions of William & Tracy Hamilton

SANCTUARY CANDLE FOR BOTH SAINT PATRICK’S AND OMPH: Each week we invite you to light the sanctuary lamp in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The cost is $20.00 and you may drop the donation off at the rectory during office hours or place it in the collection with the information enclosed.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS: For the month of September we will be collecting canned vegetables.

UPCOMING CWL MEETING: The opening meeting for the Catholic Women’s League will take place Wednesday, September 13th following Mass and Praying the Rosary (Mass begins at 7:00 P.M.) in the Parish hall. All women of the parish are welcome to attend.

HONOURING THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CONTINUES on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 P.M.. The evening will begin with Mass. The Catholic Women’s League encourage all parishioners to come and pray the rosary with them to mark the fifth apparition of our Lady of Fatima. They will lead the Glorious Mysteries following Mass.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE: According to the Diocesan guidelines, all parents who wish to have their child (from new-born to grade eight) baptised must attend a pre-baptismal preparation course. The course will take place in October. Please call the office to register.

BUILDING FUND - CHURCH RENOVATION UPDATE: September is one of two months set aside for a special collection toward our building fund. A green envelope can be found in your offering box for this purpose or you can use a white envelope and mark "Building Fund" along with your name. We know that we can count on your generosity.

PRO-VIE TRI-TOWN RIGHT TO LIFE will be at the Curling Rink during the Fall Fair from Thursday, September 14th to Saturday, September 16th. Please be sure to stop in when you are at the Fair.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC. . . KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS? We will be hosting an information evening on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 P.M. for anyone who is interested in joining the Catholic Faith. R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process for those who have never been baptized or who have been baptized in another Church and wish to become Catholic and for those Catholics who wish to deepen their faith. For further info or to register, please call Paulette at 705-647-5116.

SUNDAY MASS IN LATCHFORD: Fr. Wayne will be celebrating Mass at the Community Centre in Latchford on Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 P.M.. Everyone is welcome to attend this Mass.

SAINT PATRICK’S PARISH COUNCIL’S next meeting will be on Saturday, September 23rd at 6:00 P.M..

CEMETERY PRAYER SERVICES: The prayer service for the Haileybury Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 P.M.. The prayer service for Cobalt Catholic Cemetery will follow at 2:45 P.M..

FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING: OMPH & St. Patrick’s Parish will be hosting, on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 P.M., a meeting for all parents who wish their child to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion this coming year. Students in grade three and up are invited to receive First Reconciliation & First Communion this year. The meeting will take place in the Parish Hall. This will be the only parent meeting. Books will be given out at the meeting and cost $15.00. For further information, please contact Paulette at 705-647-5116.

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS: Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 P.M. is our next Holy Hour for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This is simply an hour set aside in prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. This is one small way we can help encourage and foster vocations.

TIME FOR YOU AND ME is a group, open to everyone wanting to make a difference helping others in our Church, our community and our world. Join them for tea, coffee and dessert beginning at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 13th. Be sure to bring a friend and your ideas!

LIFE CHAIN, sponsored by Pro-Vie Tri-Town Right to Life, is a silent, prayerful and peaceful event for all the family, to take place Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.. Join other communities all across Canada and the United States in this support of our pre-born children. Rain or shine, meet at the parking lot beside Riverside Place in New Liskeard at 1:45 P.M..

CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: To reach out to our sick and elderly parishioners we hold a monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick for those in need of God’s healing grace. According to the teaching of the Church, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick should be celebrated with people who are: 1) seriously ill, 2) are seriously weakened by advanced age or 3) are scheduled for serious surgery. It is hoped that by offering the Sacrament more regularly, parishioners who are in need of it will take advantage of this opportunity Our next communal celebration will be on Tuesday, September 12th during our 7:00 P.M. Mass.

OMPH WILL CELEBRATE OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A HARVEST DINNER: On Sunday, September 24th at 5:30 P.M., OMPH will celebrate our 60th anniversary with a harvest dinner, reminiscent of our past Harvest Dinners. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the Church. If you are able to help-out please contact Paulette at 705-647-5116, volunteers are always appreciated.

MINISTRY FAIR SUNDAY: We will be hosting a Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 24th in the body of the Church after each Mass and in conjunction with the Harvest Dinner. Come and learn more about our vibrant and alive faith community.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Friday, September 22nd. We are in need of at least two people per hour to be in the Church at all times. There is a sign-up sheet at the back.

COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA: The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will take place on September 23rd and 24th. Through your contribution to the Collection, you too can collaborate with the Bishops in their ministry to teach, sanctify and govern, as well as to support the faith and evangelization mission of the Church. Subscribe to CCCB news or follow them on Twitter. To receive CCCB news through their free and confidential email service, please go to this link: http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/subscribe-to-news. Follow the CCCB on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCCB_CEEC.

EUCHRE & DESSERT PARTY will take place Saturday, September 30th at 7:30 P.M. There is no admission charge but participants are asked to bring a plate of your favourite dessert to share. Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of cards and fun!

TOGETHER IN FAITH: For more than 150 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been a distinctive, highly successful and valued contributor to our public education system. The Together in Faith campaign amplifies that message by promoting our Catholic school students’ achievements in academics, social justice, and Christian service. Parishioners are invited to join the campaign to strengthen publicly funded Catholic education in Ontario – add your name to the "Together in Faith" community list at www.togetherinfaith.ca. Follow the campaign on Twitter (@Catholicedu) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CatholicEducationInOntaro) and help us share the Good News! This campaign is sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association and is supported by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association.

SEPTEMBER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
ECCS
Thursday, September 14th – 9:30 AM - Commissioning Liturgy
Friday, September 15th – Grades 2 to 8 - New Liskeard Fall Fair
Wednesday, September 27th - 4:30PM to 6PM - Open House BBQ
Thursday, September 28th – 7PM– First Reconciliation/First Communion Parent Meeting at OMPH
Thursday, September 28th - Terry Fox Walk

St. Pat’s
Thursday, September 14th – 1PM – Commissioning Liturgy
Friday, September 15th - JK to Grade 8 – New Liskeard Fall Fair
Monday, September 18th – 12:30PM – Terry Fox Walk (Don’t forget your toonie!)
Thursday, September 21st - International Day of Peace
Wednesday, September 27th – Spirit Team Fun Day the St. Pat’s Amazing Race!
Thursday, September 28th – 7PM– First Reconciliation/First Communion Parent Meeting at OMPH
Friday, September 29th – Spirit Day! Wear your school colours, white and green

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