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
October 1, 2023
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Doupe. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
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Adults: When have your actions not measured up to your promises? What was the outcome?
Children: Why is it important to follow through on your promises to others?
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Monthly Budgeted Income:$10,835.00
Collection for September 2023:$10,413.75
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 vegetables and canned beans for the New Liskeard Food Bank. All food donations are gratefully accepted.
ST. PAT’S FOOD BANK COLLECTION: St. Pat’s is collecting non-perishable food items for Cobalt Food Bank.
POPE FRANCIS - OCTOBER PRAYER INTENTION: For the Synod – We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.
ST. PATRICK CWL MEETING will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 at 11:30 A.M. with Mass at 11:00 A.M.. All members are encouraged to attend.
OCTOBER THE MONTH OF MARY: October is dedicated as the Month of the Rosary because we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary each year on October 7th. We will be reciting the Rosary each week during October after one of the Sunday Masses (except after Thanksgiving Sunday Masses). Join us on Sunday October 1st after the 9:00 A.M. Mass as we recite the Joyful Mysteries. Please take time to pray with us through the mysteries of Jesus' conception, birth and childhood. “The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” Pope Leo XIII
DISCUSS AND LEARN THE BOOK OF JOHN: This fall and winter, Dave Wight will be leading a study group on the Gospel of John. On Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 P.M. we will discuss John verse 1 to 18. Come to one or all of the discussions. Refreshments will be served.
HOST FAMILIES ARE STILL NEEDED: In October, we will be welcoming eight university-age students from NET Ministries (National Evangelization Team). They will be facilitating a retreat for our grade seven and eight students from St. Pat’s and ECCS. We are still in need of ONE home to billet two girls for one night (arriving Monday, October 16th and leaving Tuesday, October 17th). Host families would be responsible for one supper, one breakfast and one bag lunch. If you are able to assist, please contact Fr. Wayne or the office.
ST. PATRICK PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Saturday, October 14th following the 5:00 P.M. Mass.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will NOT take place on Friday, October 6th due to a funeral.
THE VISITATION COMMITTEE is being reactivated and are looking for people who would like some extra socialization. If you know someone who would like a visit by telephone or in person, please contact Audrey at 705-647-6205. Self referrals are encouraged!
LIFE CHAIN will take place all across Canada and elsewhere on Sunday, October 1st. Please meet at the Riverside Parking Lot in New Liskeard at 1:45 P.M. to sign in, select a poster, and say a prayer prior to walking up to Whitewood and Armstrong streets for an hour of silence and contemplation.
SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES: With e-transfers gaining popularity, we have noticed that many parishioners no longer use their box of envelopes. As such, we have ordered less envelopes for 2024.If you would still like to use envelopes, please sign-up at the back of the Church. Otherwise, you will not have envelopes and we will simply use your name to enter your donations for your tax receipt.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC. . . KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS? Anyone who is interested in joining the Catholic Faith can contact Paulette at 705-647-5116 for more information. 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.
FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING: OMPH & St. Patrick’s Parish will be hosting, on Thursday, October 19th 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.
LIFT UPGRADE: Our Parish Administration council has been hard at work this summer, organizing the upgrade of our lift. Although it is hard to believe, the lift is now almost thirty years old, and can definitely use an upgrade. The work will be done in late Fall. We will notify parishioners, in the bulletin and on our Facebook page, if the lift will be inoperable on a weekend.
ALL SOULS DAY CELEBRATION: Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 P.M. we will be celebrating a special Memorial Mass. During Mass there will be an opportunity to remember our family and friends who have died. If you have had an immediate family member die this past year and would like them to be remembered in this service, please call the office. All are welcome to attend.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are able to help out at our 9AM and 11AM Sunday Masses as a Eucharistic Minister, altar server or reader, please let the office know.
Thought of the week:
Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying an umbrella