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

April 22, 2018.

 Reflection Questions:
Adults: Who is shepherding me? Whom have I shepherded?
Children: Who has been like a shepherd to me by his or her example?

ST. PAT’S SANCTUARY CANDLE: Special Intentions of George & Margo Yanyk

SANCTUARY CANDLE: 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 office during regular office hours or place it in the collection with the information enclosed.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS: The Salvation Army Food Bank has asked all the churches in the area to collect specific food items every month. For the month of April we will be collecting canned fruit. As always, any and all food items will be gratefully accepted.

MEMORIAL HYMN SING: We will be hosting our annual Memorial Hymn Sing on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 P.M. in the Church, followed by coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall. You are invited to sponsor one or more of these hymns in memory of a friend or family member whose names will be announced prior to the singing of that hymn. Their names, as well as yours as sponsor, will be printed in the program provided for that evening. Forms can be found at the back of the church.

SHEEP, SHEPHERDS & SAINTS: Our Spring program will continue on Monday, April 30th at 6:00 P.M.. Please note that there will be NO program on Monday, April 23rd! The evening will begin with a light meal, followed by discussion.

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Why is the Church apostolic?

The Church is apostolic in her origin because she has been built on "the foundation of the Apostles" (Ephesians 2:20). She is apostolic in her teaching which is the same as that of the Apostles. She is apostolic by reason of her structure insofar as she is taught, sanctified, and guided until Christ returns by the Apostles through their successors who are the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: The 4th Friday of the month is set aside in our Parish as a special day of Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, April 27th. Please sign up at the back if you can commit to an hour. Come and spend an hour in prayer with our Lord.

PRO-VIE TRI-TOWN RIGHT TO LIFE will host their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 P.M. in the parish hall.In addition to a short business meeting, there will be a presentation on "Living until the End" with guest speaker, Fr. John Lemire, Chairman of the Board of Priests for Life Canada. All are welcome.

CWL NEWS: The CWL will be recognizing Hospice Palliative Care week by celebrating Mass on Wednesday May 9th at 7:00 P.M. followed by quiet prayer. There will not be a meeting.

EUCHRE & DESSERT PARTY will take place Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 P.M. There is no admission charge but participants are asked to bring a plate of their favourite dessert to share. Players of all skill levels are invited to come out and play.

CWL CONVENTION: OMPH’s CWL will be hosting the Timmins Diocesan CWL Convention on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. Anna Tremblay, Ontario Council member, will give a workshop. A member of Living Space, will give a presentation on homelessness.

Friday, April 27th – Bubble Gum Day
St. Pat’s
Tuesday, April 24th – Scholastic book orders due
Wednesday, April 25th – 10AM – Skipping show at St. Michel’s
Friday, April 27th – St. Pat’s Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Event!
Saturday, April 28th – Sammy’s Supporters Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

CWL CONVENTION SERVICE PROJECT: The CWL is collecting socks for the homeless and those struggling financially. Any size, any colour but please only NEW socks. They can be placed in the basket under the table at the entrance of the church. They will be distributed throughout the diocese after our diocesan convention on May 6th. We thank you for your generosity towards the poor. "No act of devotion on the part of the faithful gives God more pleasure than that which is lavished on his poor." Pope Leo the Great.

Easter Season

The Lord is risen, Alleluia!

We share in his new life

Alleluia! Is our song. For forty days in Lent, the people of God listen to this word more attentively and spend more time in prayer and penance as we seek forgiveness and conversion. At the end of Holy Week, we enter the Easter Triduum, when we celebrate the dying and rising of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then, for fifty days we sing Alleluia!

Easter Season: Fifty days of Easter joy will bring us to the feast of Pentecost. God’s gift of life is complete in the sending of the Holy Spirit.

Living in the Easter season: This season lasts for seven weeks or 50 days, extending between Easter and Pentecost. St. Athanasius called this period "the great Sunday".

Meaning. The Easter season is a time when Christians reflect on what it means to be God’s Church, his people established in this place, witnesses to his resurrection. The new life and joy of those baptised at the Easter vigil is shared by all and we remember that it is through baptism that Jesus has made us God’s holy people.

Relation to Lent. Easter is not a continuation of Lent, but rather the time to harvest the seeds, which were planted during the 40 days. Now we live as the brothers and sisters of Jesus, sharing his love with others, looking for ways to serve others and save the world.

Recognizing Christ’s presence: During Easter season, we reflect on the many ways that Jesus is present among us.

Spring. The Easter season also means the return of spring, with its new life, flowers and the warmth of longer days.

Whenever two or three gather in his name, Jesus is with us – at home, in church, at work or at play. He is present, speaking to us when his gospel is proclaimed to us. He is present in our liturgical celebrations: in the assembly, the scriptures, the ministers, in the power of his sacraments, it the Eucharist.

Our Lord assures us that he is the one we help whenever we feed the hungry, visit the sick or imprisoned, and clothe the naked. Jesus is always with his people. Alleluia!

National Liturgy Office CCCB

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