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

January 19, 2020
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Reflection Questions:
Adults: When have you been surprised to see goodness that you had overlooked in someone?
Children: Who has surprised you by doing something kind for you when you did not expect it?
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Monthly Budgeted Income: $10,835.00
Collection for January 2020: $ 8,077.85

OMPH SANCTUARY CANDLE: Special Intentions of Caleb Leveille by a parishioner

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.

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

ST. PAT’S FOOD BANK COLLECTION: St. Pat’s is collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING will be on Tuesday, January 21st at 7:30 P.M..

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS will be available in early February. If you need your receipt before then, please call the office, during office hours, to arrange to pick-up your receipt.

REGISTRATION FOR JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN: Remember that Kindergarten Registration is taking place at ECCS and St. Patrick’s School on Tuesday, January 28th. Registration will be open all of January by going online to their website at and clicking the “Online Registration Request” button (located on the front page). Catholic education makes the difference!

EUCHRE & DESSERT: Have the winter blues? Join us on Saturday, January 25th at 7:30 P.M. in the Parish hall for an evening of euchre and dessert. Come alone, bring a friend, or gather a gang for an evening of relaxed fun. We ask that you bring a plate of your favourite dessert to share.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: The 4th Friday of the month is set aside in our Parish as a special day of Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, January 24th. There is a sign-up form at the back of the Church. Come and spend an hour in prayer with our Lord.

THANK YOU: Dear Parishioners of St. Patrick and Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Pro-Vie Tri-Town is most grateful for your generous offerings in the Christmas Collections and, as well, your support of the Missions collections. Financial assistance to our organization through these sources enable us to continue to work promoting the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death through our newsletters, guest speakers, pamphlets, ads in newspapers, memberships in parent organizations and local events such as the Fall Fair at which we have been participants since 1984. Please also remember to pray for us as we continue to face more and more challenges against the gift of life. If you are not already a member, please think about joining our organization as there is always strength in numbers. Kathie Garahan, President.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW BASKETBALL COMPETITION: On Wednesday, January 22nd at 7:00 P.M. is the Free Throw Basketball competition at ECCS for the local schools. Any member Knights who can give some volunteer time would be appreciated. For more info, please call, Rory at 705-647-7270.

Christian Unity:
Express our gratitude to Christ, present among us in an eminent way, through the sacraments, in accordance with his word: “I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. (Mt. 28:20).

Experience the sacraments as encounters with the living Christ.

Become aware that we receive the sacraments because we believe in Christ and want to grow in our connection with him.

Help young people to see in the sacraments, the Christ who comes to meet them.

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!

JOB POSTING: Sainte Croix Parish in Haileybury is looking for a janitor. This position is available immediately, four hours a day, 20 hours a week, from Monday to Friday. Interested candidates can send their resume to or contact Denis Lacroix at 705-648-4299 or Roger Cloutier at 705-622-3486.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR FR. GEORGES: A bilingual memorial mass for Fr. Georges Hakiza Nyarubwa, ofm, presided by Bishop Poitras will take place at Sacré-Coeur Parish in New Liskeard on January 30th, at 7:00 P.M.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

VISITATION MINISTRY OF OMPH would like to know if there any sick, shut-in or lonely people in the parish that would like a visit or Holy Communion. If so, please call the office at 705-647-5035 or Paulette at 705-647-5116.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE VALENTINE TEA will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Parish hall. Donations of baking and any miscellaneous items for the White Elephant table can be dropped off at the church hall on Friday, February 7th from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or Saturday morning between 9:00 A.M. to noon. Your generosity is always appreciated. The proceeds from the door raffle will go towards Zack’s Crib.

THANKS everyone for your kind thoughts, cards and Christmas gifts.” Fr. Wayne

Tues. Jan. 21st 7:30 PM Knights of Columbus Meeting
Fri. Jan. 24th 12PM-4PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sat. Jan. 25th 7:30 PM Euchre and Dessert Party

Snack and Yack & Mission Box Collection next weekend!

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