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
November 25, 2017.
Christ the King
The person in my life I need to be more attentive to is . . .
Monthly Budgeted Income: $10,835.00
Collection for November 2017: $7,690.35
Cemetery Collection: $2,190.00
SANCTUARY CANDLE FOR SAINT PAT'S: George McAnaul by the Family
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 office during office hours or place it in the collection with the information enclosed.
OMPH FOOD DONATIONS: All the canned goods collected from now until Christmas will be used for our Christmas Hampers for families from OMPH and ECCS.
SAINT PATRICK’S FOOD DONATIONS: From now until Christmas we will be collecting for Christmas hampers for families from St. Pat’s School and Parish.
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS: Do you know of someone that could use a food hamper at Christmas? If you do, please contact Fr. Wayne with details. Referrals will remain confidential. Your assistance is important if we are to reach out to those most in need. We require names by Wednesday, December 20th.
ANGEL TREE DONATIONS: Contributions can be put in the blue envelope that can be found in your offering box or in any envelope marked Christmas Hampers. The money will help to purchase perishable food items. If you would like an income tax receipt, please indicate your envelope number or your name.
SAINT PAT’S CWL continue to fundraise and their next event is to host the CWL Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the gym at St. Pat’s School. Many vendors are expected. There will be a bake table and if you are able to donate, they are in need of Christmas cookies and/or other baking is would be gratefully appreciated. Tickets for a TV and other prizes will also be for sale at the table AND the students will have chili to serve you for lunch for a small fee. There are still tables available for rent if you are an interested vendor, call Pat at 705-679-8469 to book your spot.
SAINT PAT’S CWL: A reminder that memberships of $25.00 are due and can be given to Claire & Emilie. New members are always welcome to join!
ADVENT WREATH CANDLES are available at the back of both OMPH and St. Pat’s for $10.00 a set. Advent begins next weekend!
ADVENT LITERATURE for adults, children and families is available at the back of both St. Pat’s and OMPH next weekend. These booklets are donated by the OMPH Catholic Literature Fund Committee.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER COLLECTION: If you would like to donate to this fund, there are Flower Offering envelopes in the pews or simply use a plain envelope. If you would like to make your donation in memory of someone, please send in your donation by Thursday, December 21st and the names will be in our Christmas bulletin.
LAST CALL FOR CHRISTMAS CAKES: There are just a few left – loaf size (600gm) for $18.00 and large (1,000 gm) for $25.00. Call Kathie Garahan at 705-647-6390 to get yours!
CHRIST THE KING COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND: All the proceeds of the special Christ the King Collection will be put toward the priests’ retirement fund. The Diocese offers a pension of $1,600.00 per month to every retired priest. This money is derived from an investment accumulated over the years, however, in the last few years, these funds have not been sufficient to generate the money necessary to pay the pension for priests who take their retirement. We ask that you help us ensure that priests will have a suitable pension when they retire.
FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT for all candidates of both Parishes, takes place Sunday, December 3rd from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. in the parish hall. The HOME booklets must be completed and returned at the Retreat.
OMPH CWL MEMBERSHIPS: Please pay your memberships of $25.00 by putting them in the blue envelopes found in your box of donation envelopes with your name and address on it and put it in the collection basket. New members are welcome too!
OMPH CWL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK: On Wednesday, December 6th the annual CWL Christmas potluck supper will be held in the parish hall. All ladies of OMPH and St. Patrick's parishes are invited to attend. The evening starts with Mass at 6:00 P.M., followed by the potluck dinner. Bring a dish of your choice and your own plate, cup and cutlery. Sure to be fun for all!
NOVEMBER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
Monday, November 27th – Christmas shop in the library
Tuesday, November 28th – 4:30PM to 7:00PM – Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
Thursday, November 30th – December Scholastic book orders due
Wednesday, November 29th – Assessment folders go home
Thursday, November 30th – Thornloe Cheese orders due
Grades 7/8 Volleyball at St. Michel
FATHER WAYNE’S HOLIDAYS: Father Wayne is away from the Parish until Saturday, December 2nd. We are very pleased that Fr. Lionel Tanguay will be celebrating the weekend Masses with us. Should you require a priest for the Sacrament of the Sick, please contact Fr. Marcel at 705-672-3296 or Fr. Georges at 705-647-5045.
OMPH CEMETERY COLLECTION: Our Parish is very blessed to have such a beautiful Catholic cemetery in which we can bury our loved ones. Each year our parish makes a financial commitment of $2500.00 to assist with the upkeep of the cemetery. A special cemetery envelope can be found in this month’s offering box. We know that we can count on your continued support for our Catholic cemetery.
CHILI DINNER & LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will take place on Thursday, December 7th at 5:30 P.M. in the parish hall. The evening will begin with the meal of chili and soup at 5:30 P.M. followed by the lighting of the Christmas lights at 6:30 P.M.. Everyone is welcome to attend!
RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS: The Knights of Columbus are selling their religious Christmas cards again this year. They are available at the office at a cost of $7.00 for a pack of ten.
ADVENT COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE will take place on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 P.M. at OMPH. There will be a short prayer service followed by individual confession. Two priests will be available. Come and be reconciled with God this Advent!
AS A LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS, parishioners are invited to share their nativity scenes (Crèche de Noël) with the parish family. A display will be held in the parish hall on Sunday, December 3rd after the 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Masses and refreshments will be served. Please bring your crèche, small or large, to the hall during office hours on Friday, December 1st for set-up. Be sure to mark your name on what you bring. Items can be taken home that afternoon or at your convenience later in the week during office hours. Please contact Kathie at 705-647-6390 or Lucy at 705-647-4020.
TEMISKAMING COMMUNITY CHOIR presents, "Sing a Song of Gladness" on Sunday, December 3rd, at 2:00 P.M. at Sainte Croix in Haileybury and at OMPH at 7:00 P.M.. A good will donation will be gratefully accepted.
ADVENT DAYS OF ADORATION: Every Friday during the Season of Advent we will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.. Please note that on Friday, December 15th, Adoration will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the Church for Friday, December 8th.
READING OF THE GOSPEL OF LUKE: On Monday, December 4th at 7:00 P.M. OMPH will host a social in the Parish Hall with a special Reading of the Gospel of Luke. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!
2018 SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES will be available in the Parish hall next weekend. Anyone new to the Parish who would like Sunday offering envelopes may leave their name and other info on the sheet at the back of the Church.NEWS:
The Anamnesis, Offering, Intercessions, and the Final Doxology
Two prayers follow the words of institution. The first is the anamnesis ( memorial ). In the Mass, Jesus said " Do this in memory of me". The priest responds to show the Father that we are following His request. "Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of His Death and Resurrection ..." ( Eucharistic Prayer II ). The second prayer is "the offering". In the Mass, we offer what Jesus offered on the cross, therefore uniting us with His sacrifice "We offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice." ( Eucharistic Prayer lll ) Intercessions then follow. The priest prays for those who will receive the body and blood of Christ that "they may become one body, one spirit in Christ"( Eucharistic Prayer lll ). He also prays that the parishioners participation may make " an eternal offering to you "( Eucharistic Prayer lll) or " a living sacrifice". (Eucharistic Prayer lV). Next, the priest prays for the Church including the pope, local bishop, all bishops,clergy, people living and dead that the sacrifice of the Mass " advance the peace and salvation of all the world". (Eucharistic Prayer lll). The Final Doxology: Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever. At the end of the Eucharistic Prayer, the people respond with "Amen". The use of "Amen" dates back to the second century and validates what has been said.
Adapted from - A Biblical Walk Through The Mass - Understanding What We Say And Do In The Liturgy - Edward Sri