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

November 18, 2018.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marguerite McKenzie. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Iris Terry Elizabeth Rice, daughter of Michael & Joyce, will be baptised at St. Pat’s on Saturday, November 17th at the 5:00 P.M. Mass. Her Godparents will be Christy & Jason Worron.

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Reflection Question:
Adults: If I were meeting Jesus tomorrow, what would I do differently?
Children: What can I do to become a better disciple of Jesus?
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Monthly Budgeted Income: $11,667.00
Collection for November 2018: $ 6,040.10

SAINT PAT’S SANCTUARY LAMP: For the children of Yemen

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 DONATIONS: All the canned goods collected from now until Christmas will be used for our Christmas Hampers for families from OMPH and ECCS.

SAINT PATRICK’S FOOD BANK DONATIONS: From now until Christmas we will be collecting for Christmas hampers for families from St. Pat’s School and Parish.

ANGEL TREE DONATIONS: Contributions can be put in the blue envelope that can be found in your offering box or in any envelope marked Christmas Hampers. The money will help to purchase perishable food items. If you would like an income tax receipt, please indicate your envelope number or your name.

OMPH CEMETERY 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 $2500.00 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.

TREE OF LIFE: The annual lighting of the community Tree of Life and the time to remember service, will take place east of the New Liskeard Public Library at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, November 22nd . Your donations to the annual Tree of Life campaign will help support palliative and hospice care. Donations can be sent to Timiskaming Hospice Palliative Care, 145 Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, P2N 3P4. For more information call, 705-568-2135 or 705-647-4261.

SAINT PATRICK’S PARISH POT LUCK SUPPER will take place on Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 P.M. at the Golden Age Club. Everyone is welcome to attend!

EUCHRE & DESSERT PARTY will take place Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 P.M. There is no admission charge but participants are asked to bring a plate of their favourite dessert to share. This will be our last euchre party until after Christmas.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE CWL 65TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET which will take place on Wednesday, December 5th. Tickets for CWL members are $10.00 and can be purchased at next weekend’s Snack n’ Yacks and after this weekend’s Masses. These are the final opportunities to purchase tickets!

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Faith in God’s love encompasses the call and the obligation to respond with sincere love to divine charity. The first commandment enjoins us to love God above everything and all creatures for him and because of him.

One can sin against God’s love in various ways:
- Indifference neglects or refuses to reflect on divine charity; it fails to consider its prevenient goodness and denies its power.
- Ingratitude fails or refuses to acknowledge divine charity and to return him love for love.
- Lukewarm-ness is hesitation or negligence in responding to diving love; it can imply refusal to give oneself over to the prompting of charity.
- Acedia or spiritual sloth goes so far as to refuse the joy that comes from God and to be repelled by divine goodness.
- Hatred of God comes from pride. It is contrary to love of God, whose goodness it denies, and whom it presumes to curse as the one who forbids sins and inflicts punishments.

BISHOP ROBERT BARRON’S CATHOLICISM - PIVOTAL PLAYERS: The Pivotal Players’ fifth session will focus on G.K. Chesterton, the Evangelist, who publicly, humbly, and humorously announced the paradoxes and truth in Christianity. Join us Monday, November 19th at 6:00 P.M. in the parish hall. The program will begin with a light supper followed by a video presentation and then discussion. All are welcome to attend one or all the sessions.

SAINT PAT’S CWL: A reminder that memberships of $25.00 are due and can be given to Claire & Emilie. New members are always welcome to join!

RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS: The Knights of Columbus will be selling their religious Christmas cards again this year. There are 8 new card designs to choose from! They are available at the office at a cost of $7.00 for a pack of ten.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: On Sunday, November 18th at 2:00 P.M. at Paroisse Ste. Croix in Haileybury, there will be a Christmas concert, with the participation of local artists, Judith Visser, Natasha Rivard, Maire Lévéille, Jeff Manners, Brooklyn Tysick, Cindy King Carl, Jody Bigelow, Daniel Allaire, Gaby Smith, Elizabeth McEachern, Krystle Seymour, Melanie St. Cyr and Glenn Scott, with special appearance by Steve Benoit and Paula Davey Dance School. Come out and begin your celebration of the Christmas season. Tickets are $20.00 at the door.

ADVENT WREATH CANDLES will be available at the back of both OMPH and St. Pat’s next weekend, for $10.00 a set.

ADVENT LITERATURE for adults, children and families will be available at the back of both St. Pat’s and OMPH next weekend. These booklets are donated by the OMPH Catholic Literature Fund Committee.

CHILI DINNER & LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 P.M. in the parish hall. The evening will begin with the meal of chili and soup followed by the lighting of the Christmas lights. Everyone is welcome to attend!

FATHER WAYNE’S HOLIDAYS: Father Wayne is away from the Parish from Monday, November 19th until Saturday, December 1st, on holidays. We are very pleased that Fr. Lionel Tanguay will be celebrating the weekend Masses with us. Should you require a priest for the Sacrament of the Sick, please contact Fr. Marcel at 705-672-3296.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER COLLECTION: If you would like to donate to this fund, there are Flower Offering envelopes in the pews or simply use a plain envelope. If you would like to make your donation in memory of someone, please send in your donation by Thursday, December 20th and the names will be in our Christmas bulletin.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR MEAT PIES!: The Filles d’Isabelle are accepting orders for their homemade meat pies. Pies are $10.00 each. Contact Josette Côté at 705-647-8475 to place an order. All funds raised go back into our community to help children, the elderly and anyone in need.

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. Memberships can also be paid at next weekend’s Snack n’ Yacks. New members are always welcome!

TAKE TIME FOR YOU AND ME will meet from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 21st. Everyone wanting to make a difference in our community and our church are welcome to join.

FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT for all candidates of both Parishes, takes place Sunday, December 2nd from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. in the parish hall. The HOME booklets must be completed and returned at the Retreat.

CHRIST THE KING COLLECTION: All the proceeds of the special Christ the King Collection will be put toward the priests’ retirement fund. The Diocese offers a pension of $1,600.00 per month to every retired priest. This money is derived from an investment accumulated over the years, however, in the last few years, these funds have not been sufficient to generate the money necessary to pay the pension for priests who take their retirement. We ask that on November 24th and 25th you help us ensure that priests will have a suitable pension when they retire.

RED WEDNESDAY: Red Wednesday will take place on November 21st. It is a day set aside to highlight the persecution and injustice suffered by Christians, while promoting respect and tolerance between people of different religions. We want people to take a stand for their faith, and more broadly, for religious freedom. Currently, 200 million of the world’s Christians cannot live their faith freely. They suffer from oppression or persecution. Although it is difficult to keep a precise count, we believe that 75% of religiously motivated violence is perpetrated against Christians. In solidarity with Christians who suffer for their faith, we are illuminating the cross, on the outside of our parish, red (this colour is associated with martyrdom in the Christian tradition) on Wednesday, November 21st.

ECCS SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION will take place on Wednesday, November 28th at 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at ECCS. Cost is only $5.00 a plate! Everyone is welcome to attend.

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