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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

April 21st, 2019
EASTER Sunday

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Catherine McCann (Sr. Kitty). May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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Reflection Questions:
Adults: What change could the hope of the Resurrection of Christ inspire you to make?
Children: When have you let someone down who trusted you? How did you feel?
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OMPH’S SANCTUARY CANDLE: Noel Duguay and Anna Giannakopoulos by Mary Duguay

ST. PAT’S SANCTUARY CANDLE: Special Intentions of the Hamilton Family

SANCTUARY CANDLE: 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 during regular office hours or place it in the collection with the information enclosed.

FOOD BANK COLLECTION: OMPH & St. Pat’s are collecting rice for the month of April.

EASTER THANKS: A special word of thanks to all those who were involved in any way to prepare and help celebrate our Easter Triduum. Special thanks to the members of the Parish who came out to decorate the Church as well as to Amber and her staff at Amber’s. Thank you to our musicians who lead us in song and prayer. Their gift of music helps lift our spirits to celebrate these special Masses. We are also grateful to all who donated to our flower fund in memory of a loved one. Everyone’s cooperation and assistance has truly made our Easter Triduum special and meaningful.

FIRST COMMUNION: A reminder to parents who have participated in the preparation process for First Communion this year: please call the office to notify us of the date and time your child will receive Jesus, the Bread of Life, for the first time. First Communion will be celebrated from Saturday April 27th to Sunday, June 9th

MEMORIAL HYMN SING: We will be hosting our annual Memorial Hymn Sing on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 P.M. in the Church, followed by coffee and refreshments in the Parish Hall. You are invited to sponsor one or more of these hymns in memory of a friend or family member whose names will be announced prior to the singing of that hymn. Their names, as well as yours as sponsor, will be printed in the program provided for that evening.

TAKE TIME FOR YOU AND ME will take place on Wednesday, April 24th at 1:30 P.M. in the parish hall. Join them for tea, coffee and refreshments. Everyone is invited to join them.

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, April 26th. Come and spend an hour in prayer with our Lord.

PARENTING TIP: Easter is a time of great joy in the Church, one that should last far beyond Easter Sunday. Christ died for our sins, giving us eternal life with God. His death and resurrection though, holds a wonderful lesson for all who believe. As Pope John Paul II said, Easter helps us to understand that, “ We are an Halleluiah People.” In other words, we always have hope and faith as our pillars of strength, no matter the difficulties in our lives. An understanding of this is the best gift we could give to our children this Easter, so talk about it and celebrate the gift of this great season with your family!

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE: Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish & St. Patrick’s Parish will be offering a preparation course for parents who wish to have their child (newborn to grade 8) baptized in the Catholic Faith. The course consists of one evening session and will take place on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish hall. Parents and expecting parents should register, by calling the Parish Office at 705-647-5035 or emailing omphoffice@gmail.com.

EUCHRE & DESSERT PARTY will take place Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 P.M. There is no admission charge but participants are asked to bring a plate of their favourite dessert to share.

DIOCESAN PRIORITY
Why is the Resurrection at the same time a transcendent occurrence?
While being an historical event, verifiable and attested by signs and testimonies, the Resurrection, insofar as it is the entrance of Christ’s humanity into the glory of God, transcends and surpasses history as a mystery of faith. For this reason the risen Christ did not manifest himself to the world but to his disciples, making them his witnesses to the people.

What is the condition of the risen body of Jesus?
The Resurrection of Christ was not a return to earthly life. His risen body is that which was crucified and bears the marks of his passion. However it also participates in the divine life, with the characteristics of a glorified body. Because of this, the risen Jesus was utterly free to appear to his disciples how and where he wished and under various aspects.

How is the Resurrection the work of the Most Holy Trinity?
The Resurrection of Christ is a transcendent work of God. The three Persons act together according to what is proper to them: the Father manifests his power; the Son “takes again” the life, which he freely offered (John 10:17), reuniting his soul and his body which the Spirit brings to life and glorifies.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING will take place on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 P.M.. All members are welcome.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL: The CWL will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel with a Mass and lunch on Friday, April 26th at 12:00 P.M.. They will serve soup and sandwiches. Everyone is welcome to attend!

PRO-VIE TRI-TOWN RIGHT TO LIFE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will take place on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 P.M. in the parish hall. There will be a video presentation.

SNACK & YACK AND MISSION BOX COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND!

Easter Flowers donated in loving memory of...

Roger Beauchamp by Peggy Beauchamp
Lorette, Roland & Zetta Breault by Family
Mac & Nora Jackson by Mike & Nancy Corbin
Deceased Family Members by Don & Maire Jeanne Elliott
Lawrence & Thelma Phillips by Family
Porky Watters & Shelly Herbert Shea by Family
Deceased Members of the Laforest Family by Rachel Gelinas
Emmerson Groom by Jeannette Groom
Deceased Family Members by Darcy & Sylvie Hearn
Wilfred Hearn Tony & Joanne Hearn
Deceased Family Members by Herd Family
Pat & Ken Hogan by Rita Hogan
Deceased Family Members by Isabel Jelly
Raymond Labonté by Jane Labonté
Deceased Family Members by Real & Julie Lafond
Deceased Family Members by Lapointe Family
Deceased Eckford Family Members by Sharon Lingenfelter
Deceased Lingenfelter Family Members by Sharon Lingenfelter
Don Maguire Marielle by Maguire & Family
Deceased Family Members by Marielle Maguire & Family
Deceased Fournier Family Members by Rita Mawhiney
Deceased Family Members by Ray & Huguette McChesney
Fernando & Annabella Mendes by Irene Mendes
Patrick & Agnes Neary by Glenn Neary
Eileen Devaney by Glenn Neary
Eric & Gaetan St. Amant by Mariette St. Amant & Mark Sargent
Lucien Ménard by Mariette St. Amant & Mark Sargent
Jim Sargent by Mark Sargent & Mariette St. Amant
Eddy & Hilma Caron by Irene Seed
Lionel & Marcienne Carrière by Royal & Nickie Watchorn
Richard & Michel Carrière by Royal & Nickie Watchorn
John & Rosa Watchorn by Royal & Nickie Watchorn
Dolores Godmaire by Royal & Nickie Watchorn
Deceased Family Members by Colleen Willard
Clarence & Ron Willard by Mark & Joyce Willard

Easter Flowers donated in loving memory of...

Deceased Family Members by Alice Beaudoin
Pierre Belanger by Annette Belanger
George, Jean, Amanda & Helene by Claire Bigelow
Deceased Family Members by Rozella Deveau
John, Joyce & Frederick by Gloria Frey
Lance McAnaul by Glenda & Lorne McAnaul
Deceased Family Members by Frank & Norma McDougall
Maire Jeanne Hamilton by Daniel McKellar
Deceased Robitaille Family Members by Doug & Cecile McLeod
Deceased McLeod Family Members by Doug & Cecile McLeod
Deceased Godmaire Family Members by Maurice & Emilie Mercier
Deceased Mercier Family Members by Maurice & Emilie Mercier
Deceased Family Members by Bob & Jeanne Mikkloa
Quinto & Margaret & Roy Cross by Wanda Paoletti
Deceased Parents and Family Members by Louis & Yvonne Quenneville
Deceased Family Members by Richard & Sue Robitaille
Deceased McCrank Family Members by Carol Ann Smith
Deceased Smith Family Members by Carol Ann Smith
Deceased Family Members by Joseph & Anna Tittonel

Gospel of Luke
Chapter 20

The Authority of Jesus Questioned
One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and telling the good news, the chief priests and the scribes came with the elders and said to him, “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Who is it who gave you this authority?” He answered them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell me: Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” They discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us; for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know where it came from. Then Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, and went to another country for a long time. When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants in order that they might give him his share of the produce of the vineyard; but the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Next he sent another slave; that one also they beat and insulted and sent away empty-handed. And he sent still a third; this one also they wounded and threw out. Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ But when the tenants saw him, they discussed it among themselves and said, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance may be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Heaven forbid!” But he looked at them and said, “What then does this text mean:‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?
Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.” When the scribes and chief priests realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to lay hands on him at that very hour, but they feared the people.

The Question about Paying Taxes
So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said, so as to hand him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor. So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and you show deference to no one, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But he perceived their craftiness and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose head and whose title does it bear?” They said, “The emperor's.” He said to them, “Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's.” And they were not able in the presence of the people to trap him by what he said; and being amazed by his answer, they became silent.

The Question about the Resurrection
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.” Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.” Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” For they no longer dared to ask him another question.

The Question about David's Son
Then he said to them, “How can they say that the Messiah is David's son? For David himself says in the book of Psalms,
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.” ’
David thus calls him Lord; so how can he be his son?”

Jesus Denounces the Scribes
In the hearing of all the people he said to the disciples, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets. They devour widows' houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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