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

May 28, 2023

Reflection Questions:
Adults: What difficulties have you overcome because of your belief in the power
of the Holy Spirit?
Children: When are some times you need the help of the Holy Spirit?
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Monthly Budgeted Income:$10,835.00
Collection for May  2023:$  7,632.95
OMPH SANCTUARY CANDLE: All deceased people
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 hours or place it in the collection with the information enclosed.
OMPH FOOD BANK COLLECTION: OMPH is collecting canned fruit (no pineapple) for the New Liskeard Food Bank
ST. PAT’S FOOD BANK COLLECTION: St. Pat’s is collecting non-perishable food items for Cobalt Food Bank.
FOOD HAMPERS: Do you know of anyone who could use a food hamper? If you do, please contact the office or Fr. Wayne. All names will be kept confidential.
SUNDAY OFFERINGS: 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 “” and the security password “OMPH81”
POPE FRANCIS - MAY PRAYER INTENTION: For Church Movements and Groups - We pray that Church movements and groups may rediscover their mission of evangelization each day, placing their own charisms at the service of the needs of the world.
CWL BURSARY:  OMPH CWL council is offering a $200.00 bursary to a secondary school student who is graduating this spring and attending a post secondary institution in September or January. This person will have received the Sacraments of initiation, practise the faith, participate in Mass and in the life of the parish on a regular basis. Please reply to the Parish office before May 31st.
CEMETERY FUND 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 $2,500.00 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.
PRAYER LINE: In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed. If you or any member of your family, or anyone you know, is sick, in distress or experiencing troubling times, we invite you to call Emilie at 705-679-8814, to be placed on a prayer list.
OFFICE HOURS: The office will be closed on Thursday, June 1st.
MAY THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY: Join us for the Glorious Mysteries Rosary after the 9:00
A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Masses on May 28th as we honour our Mother Mary during the month of
CWL POTLUCK SUPPER: CWL June 14th Potluck Supper!  Mass at 5:30 P.M. followed by supper. Membership pins will be presented and our guest speaker is Stacey Weatherbie of Moving Forward. Bring food to share, your own dishes & cutlery and a donation for the food bank. See you there!
SUMMER WORSHIP: Now that the May long weekend has come and gone, it is usual for people to begin trekking out to the cottage or going away for holidays. While the summer months afford many of us these pleasures, it is important for us to remember our Sunday obligation to attend Mass, wherever you happen to be on any given weekend. Regular weekly attendance at the Eucharist is not meant to be a burden on us, but rather an opportunity to take a few special moments out of our busy lives to thank God and receive whatever strength we need to face the coming week. As well, if you know that you are going to be away, we encourage you to make up your weekly offering either before you leave or after you return. We depend on your regular contributions throughout the year so that we might take care of our expenses in maintaining the Parish. I know that we can depend on your continued generosity.
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 is the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua,
patron saint of the Diocese of Timmins, starting at 7:00 P.M.
at Saint Anthony of Padua Cathedral of Timmins. At this celebration, we will underline:
The 60 years of Priestly Ordination of Father Roland LaPalme, (retired)
The 40 years of Diaconal Ordination of Permanent Deacon of Deacon Roland Bélanger, (retired)
Special mention of the 50 years of Priestly Ordination of Bishop Serge Poitras.
Please come and celebrate with us on this Special Occasion. Cake and refreshments will be served after the celebration at the Parish Hall!
What causes heaven to celebrate?
Parable of the lost coin
You can tell a lot about someone by examining what or who they celebrate. For instance, around 3:30 p.m. on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my family began celebrating a long desired and often unexpected outcome (think football). Here’s another hint: I’m from the state of Michigan and most people from Ohio were not celebrating; this gives you a glimpse into one of the things my family loves the most.
What causes heaven to celebrate? When does God throw a party? These are important questions because we want to be sure to rejoice over the things God rejoices in and, conversely, we shouldn’t want to revel in anything he doesn’t.
 We get many glimpses of heaven throughout the Scriptures which allow us to enjoy a foretaste of what is to come. For example, when Jesus was born, we experienced the angels in full array worshiping God and celebrating the birth of our Savior. That was a specific moment in human history, but a simple parable from Jesus offers us a peek into an ongoing source of joy for heaven.
In the parable of the lost coin (Lk 15:8-10), a woman loses one of her 10 silver coins. She lights a lamp, sweeps the floor and searches carefully until she finds it. She excitedly invites her friends and neighbors to rejoice with her because what was lost has now been found. Jesus then explains, “In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Think about this: Someone coming to faith, turning toward God, and receiving his love and mercy sets off rejoicing in heaven. Notice Jesus doesn’t say 100 people, or 1,000 conversions, lead to this reaction, but just one. That’s how unfathomably and eternally important each individual person is to God.
I don’t know of any other passage that so concretely connects something happening on earth with heaven’s reaction. Signs and wonders are awesome and important, but don’t prompt a heavenly party. Heroic preaching is essential, but that alone doesn’t cause the angels to get out the streamers. In this parable, Jesus reveals to us the ultimate and most important desire of God’s heart: to know, love, heal, save, forgive and redeem us. Those in heaven eagerly await repentance and decisions based on faith because they know that our repeated and faithful response to God’s grace will lead us to one day enjoying the joy and fulfillment found only in the heavenly kingdom. We are infinitely more valuable than a silver coin, and Jesus doesn’t stop sweeping and searching until he finds us and we say yes to him!
Pete Burak is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He has a master’s degree in theology and is a frequent speaker on evangelization and discipleship.

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