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 20, 2020
Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Clara Elaine Phippen, daughter of Curtis & Melissa, will be baptised at OMPH on Saturday, September 19th at 12:00 P.M.. Clara’s Godparents will be Dave & Alyssa Wilson. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this is a private ceremony.
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Adults: Which has deepened your faith more – being treated justly or being treated
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Children: When have you been very fair? When have you been very generous? Which felt better?
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Monthly Budgeted Income: $ 10,835.00
Collection for September 2020: $ 4,780.00
SANCTUARY CANDLE: For God’s help with the COVID-19 pandemic by Rita Mawhiney
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 COLLECTION: OMPH & St. Pat’s are collecting fruit juice for the month of September. As always, all food items are gratefully appreciated.
SUNDAY OFFERINGS: For now, there is no normal collection during Sunday Masses. Instead there are two baskets set-up in the entrance of the OMPH and one in the exit of the church, and at St. Pat’s there is one basket as you come in and one as you leave. As well the Parish is able to accept your Sunday offering via e-transfer. For those who wish to donate to the Parish in this manner, use the email “email@example.com” and the security password “OMPH81”. If you aren’t able to do an e-transfer you are welcome to mail your cheque to our parishes (Box 818 New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 for OMPH and Box 293 Cobalt, ON P0J 1C0 for St. Pat’s). We are grateful for your continued support of the Parish.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Fr. Wayne is available to hear confessions by appointment. Please phone the office if you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
CWL UPDATE: October 1st is the "CWL Day of Prayer for Home Missions in Canada". The CWL of OMPH is collecting children's socks, toques and mitts to send to our sister mission Big River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. In the past we have sent vegetable seeds, school supplies and money to help out this mission under the Catholic Missions in Canada umbrella. There will be a large basket in the church entrance until October 11th. Thank you for your generosity.
CWL 2021 CONVENTION FUNDRAISER: Purchase a convention sling bag and notebook for $20.00, plus shipping and handling. Side-zippered main compartment on this 600-denier polyester, 17.5" x 13" bag with two front pockets. Adjustable shoulder strap and built-in key ring. Rosary bracelets with CWL charm are available in various combinations of beads for $30.00, plus shipping and handling. These bracelets are hand made by our sisters in the League. To purchase these fundraising items, please contact Sonya Larocque by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 613-806-3242. Please write cheque to “CWL 2021 Ontario Provincial Convention”. Mailing address: 2504-505 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3X4. Or e-transfer: email@example.com.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will take place on Friday, September 25th from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.. Please register to attend, either by signing up at the back of the church or calling Jeannine at 705-647-3194.
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 on Monday, October 26th at 7:00 P.M.. Please call the office to register.
BAPTISMS are able to take place in both St. Pat’s and OMPH. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, baptisms will be celebrated in private ceremonies. To make arrangements, please call the office.
BUILDING FUND: 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.
LIFE CHAIN DURING COVID-19: We began our first Life Chain in 1991 with 225 people registered. But now our members are older and we want to make sure that no-one is put in any danger by involvement in a Life Chain in its usual format. We have therefore decided to offer a Virtual Life Chain, to be held on Oct. 4th, 2020 from 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., with all the life Chains across Canada. We are asking each member to please stay at home and pray for that hour for protection of human life at all stages from conception to natural death. If you wish to gather with your own family or neighbours, either inside your house or outside on your property and would like a sign or signs, you can let me know and I can put some aside for you, to be picked up from my porch at 17 Niven St. New Liskeard. Please remember to keep social distancing. Thank you, in advance, for doing your part to make this a good Virtual Chain. Kathie Garahan -705-647-6390
INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC. . . KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS? Anyone who is interested in joining the Catholic Faith this year can call Paulette at 705-647-5116. 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.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE WEEK 2020: From October 4 to 10, we celebrate National Catholic Health Care Week across Canada. The Week recognizes the inspiring work of Catholic health care organizations in our province and across Canada. At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being and an unwavering commitment to serving all people, from all backgrounds and faiths—especially society’s most vulnerable. This year the COVID-19 pandemic transformed our health care landscape and society. In Canada, the pandemic has shone a public light on many important social and ethical issues calling us all to reflect on the importance of human connection, quality of life, and the meaning of well being—body, mind and spirit. The pandemic has also highlighted the timeless relevance of Catholic social teaching and our collective role in building a Canadian society that reaches out to every person who is suffering from illness, stigma, poverty, or loneliness. During National Catholic Health Care Week, we give thanks for the courageous gift of Catholic health care during these challenging times—in hospitals, community health centers, or seniors care homes. The pandemic calls us all to live the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Holding all those impacted by COVID-19 in our hearts, we ask God to bless the work of Catholic health care and we offer our prayers, support, and encouragement for the people of our Catholic health organizations who care for all in need with compassion and courage. For more information about Catholic health care in Canada or the week, please visit the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada website at www.chac.ca.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
GROW AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE
GROW: Today’s parable about the workers in the vineyard reminds me of a popular paraphrase of a famous Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Envy is the thief of joy.” No matter how much or how little we have, we can find someone who appears better off or happier, or appears to have received more than they deserve. Take, for example, the vineyard workers in today’s Gospel. Those who arrived first for work were upset and envious, because the last to arrive were the first to be paid – and they were paid the same wages as those who had been first to arrive. Envy robbed the all-day workers of joy: joy in a job well-done and being paid the just wage due to them; joy in celebrating the generosity of the landowner, and of living in the kingdom of heaven begun here on earth, content with and grateful for everything God has provided for each one of us. Although envy may indeed be the thief of joy, joy can be ours when we appreciate what we have and quit comparing ourselves to others. It also frees us to share our gifts and truly walk with others through the ups and downs of our lives as we work together in God’s vineyard.
GO EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT
GO: Today’s parable has me thinking: When I feel envious of another’s good fortune (sparkling clean house, teenaged boys who smile for photos), perhaps one way to counter that would be to talk through those feelings with God: “Help me be content with what I have. Thank you for the ways you have blessed my friends and me, and for the people in my life who hold me up in good times and bad.” Just as the landowner was generous with the laborers, and God is immensely generous with us, let us make an effort this week to be generous in sharing the gifts in our lives with others. When we radiate gratitude and joy in our daily lives as Jesus’ disciples, and let the Holy Spirit work through us in leading others to him, our witness to others will bear much fruit.
ACTION: Make a list of the gifts in our lives: Health, family, sparkly new earrings, a shiny lawn mower, you name it. Next, choose a “gift” you can share with others, and be specific: “I will make a card for Grandma today.” “I will donate (fill in the blank) to the food and clothing pantry on Monday.” “I will volunteer to be a greeter at Mass every other Sunday.”