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

OMPH FOOD BANK COLLECTION: OMPH is collecting non-perishable food items 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.

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 “omphoffice@gmail.com” and the security password “OMPH81”

COMMUNION AND SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Fr. Wayne is available to give out Communion and hear confessions by appointment. Please call the office to make arrangements.

OFFICE HOURS: Please note that Anita will be away for the month of January. Paulette Rostad has graciously agreed to be in the office from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Wednesdays in January to answer phone calls, write up Mass cards, fill out certificates and take messages.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, January 28th. We are in need of at least two people per hour to be in the Church at all times. Come and spend an hour in prayer with our Lord.

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS: Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 P.M. is our next Holy Hour for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This is simply an hour set aside in prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. This is one small way we can help encourage and foster vocations.

MESSAGE TO ALL OMPH CWL MEMBERS: Please use the green offertory envelope (which can be found in your box of envelopes) to remit your CWL 2022 Membership dues of $25.00. Thank you. Memberships may also be mailed to Audrey Shelton at 1410 Lakeshore Rd. South, Haileybury, ON P0J 1K0.

2022 SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in the Parish hall. If you would like to pick your up, please ring the door bell on Wednesdays and Anita will get them for you. 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.

REGISTRATION FOR JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN: All of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s students and staff would like to wish you and your family all of the wonders and blessings of the Christmas Season. Registration will be open all of January by going online to their website at www.ncdsb.on.ca and clicking the “Online Registration Request” button (located on the front page). Catholic education makes the difference!

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS will be mailed out this year. If you do not receive yours by February 11th, 2022, please call the office.

 

DIOCESAN PRIORITY - JANUARY

What is the sacrament of Holy Orders?
It is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time.
Why is this sacrament called Holy Orders?
Orders designates an ecclesial body into which one enters by means of a special consecration (ordination). Through a special gift of the Holy Spirit, this sacrament enables the ordained to exercise a sacred power in the name and with the authority of Christ for the service of the People of God.

What are the degrees that make up the sacrament of Holy Orders?
The sacrament of Holy Orders is composed of three degrees which are irreplaceable for the organic structure of the Church: the episcopate, the presbyterate and the diaconate.

What is the effect of episcopal ordination?
Episcopal ordination confers the fullness of the sacrament of Holy Orders. It makes the bishop a legitimate successor of the apostles and integrates him into the episcopal college to share with the Pope and the other bishops care for all the churches. It confers on him the offices of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling.

What is the effect of ordination to the priesthood?
The anointing of the Spirit seals the priest with an indelible, spiritual character that configures him to Christ the priest and enables him to act in the name of Christ the Head. As a co-worker of the order of bishops he is consecrated to preach the Gospel, to celebrate divine worship, especially the Eucharist from which his ministry draws its strength, and to be a shepherd of the faithful.

What is the effect of the ordination to the diaconate?
The deacon, configured to Christ the servant of all, is ordained for service to the Church. He carries out this service under the authority of his proper bishop by the ministry of the Word, of divine worship, of pastoral care and of charity.
Catechism
In the ecclesial service of the ordained minister, it is Christ himself who is present to his Church as Head of his Body, Shepherd of his flock, high priest of the redemptive sacrifice, Teacher of Truth. This is what the Church means by saying that the priest, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, acts in persona Christi Capitis:
It is the same priest, Christ Jesus, whose sacred person his minister truly represents. Now the minister, by reason of the sacerdotal consecration which he has received, is truly made like to the high priest and possesses the authority to act in the power and place of the person of Christ himself (virtute ac persona ipsius Christi). Christ is the source of all priesthood: the priest of the old law was a figure of Christ, and the priest of the new law acts in the person of Christ.

How does a priest carry out his proper ministry?
A priest, although ordained for a universal mission, exercises his ministry in a particular Church. This ministry is pursued in sacramental brotherhood with other priests who form the “presbyterate”. In communion with the bishop, and depending upon him, they bear responsibility for the particular Church.

Is it necessary to be celibate to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders?
It is always necessary to be celibate for the episcopacy. For the priesthood in the Latin Church men who are practicing Catholics and celibate are chosen, men who intend to continue to live a celibate life “for the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:12). In the Eastern Churches marriage is not permitted after one has been ordained. Married men can be ordained to the permanent diaconate

DIOCESAN PRIORITY 2021-2022
Personal Relation with Christ
Through the Sacraments
January 2022
Holy Orders

Introduction: The sacrament of Holy Orders is the sacrament by which the Mission, entrusted by Christ to his Apostles, continues to be excercised in the Church until the end of time.

Word of God: MK 1, 16-18
Passing along the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw Simon and Andrew,
Simon’s brother, throwing the nets into the sea,
for they were fishermen.
He said to them, “Come after me.
I will make you become fishers of men.”
Immediately, leaving their nets, they followed him.

Sharing: Jesus makes a sign, even today.
He invites people to leave everything to follow him.
Men are recognized b the Church for being in service to the People of God.
Their functions are:
Mission to evangelize (preaching, catechism, formation group)
liturgical ministry (Mass, sacraments)
responsibility of a community, charitable and solidarity services.
Our diocese has been in need of priestly vocations for several years. Do I care?

What portrait of the diocese do you imagine in ten years?
If we start from the conviction that the Spirit continues to arouse vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we can “cast the nets again” in the name of the Lord, with confidence. We can dare, and we must do it: tell every young person that he wonders about the possibility of following this path. Excerpts from Christus Vivit, paragraph 274.

Prayer:
Lord Jesus,
give us the strength to believe that even today
you call men and women to follow you.
Give us the strength to challenge and welcome
those you call.
Arouse in us a rather great charity
to accompany them in their approach.
We ask you who reign with the Father and the Spirit
for centuries and centuries. Amen.

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