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

Sunday, May 15th - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Roger Hacquard, brother-in-law of Nickie Watchorn & Huguette McChesney. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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Reflection Questions:
Adults: What difference has it made in your life when you made a decision in accord with Jesus’ teaching?
Children: When will you have to make a decision this week? What will help you make a good decision?
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COLLECTION DETAILS:
Monthly Budgeted Income: $10,835.00
Collection for May 2022: $ 8,233.80

OMPH SANCTUARY CANDLE: For the people of Ukraine

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 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”

DONATIONS TO UKRAINE: Donations in support of the Ukraine can be sent to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA): Online: cnewa.org/ca/campaigns/ukraine, by telephone: 1-866-322-4441 or by cheque: CNEWA Canada, 223 Main Street, Box 80 Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4.

CWL BURSARY: OMPH CWL council is offering a $200.00 bursary to a secondary school student who is graduating this spring and attending a post secondary institution in September or January. This person will have received the Sacraments of initiation, practise the faith, participate in Mass and in the life of the parish on a regular basis. Please reply to the Parish office before May 31st.

COME CELEBRATE DEACON LARRY’S 35th (and 36th) ANNIVERSARY with us after the 9AM and 11AM Masses on Sunday, May 22nd. Last year, Deacon Larry celebrated his 35th anniversary to the Diaconate, unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable to get together. The Knights of Columbus and the CWL will serve cake and refreshments. We hope you can join us!

CEMETERY FUND 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 $2,500.00 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.

FATHER LAFOND GOLF TOURNAMENT – May 29th at the Haileybury Golf Club – $60 per player for the day, or $15 for supper only. For more info, please contact Father Lafond (705-672-2537), Michel Massie (705-648-4874) or the club shop at 705-672-3455.

VOLUNTEER SCREENING: Our Volunteer Screening Program is once again up and running, after a COVID break. Mary Duguay, Marlene Fournier and Judy Walsh are OMPH’s committee and Pat Bigelow is St. Pat’s representative. If you still have your volunteer forms please return them to the office, put them in the collection, or leave them in an envelope at the back of the church. If you have retired from volunteering, please let someone on the committee know. Thank you!

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, May 28th. Come and spend an hour in prayer with our Lord. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the Church, if you can commit to an hour.

FIRST COMMUNION: We welcome Ayden Bos to the Table of the Lord to receive his First Communion at the 11:00 A.M. Mass on Sunday, May 22nd.

LIVING ROSARY will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 P.M. for the first time in two years. Please make every effort to come and pray together. Ideally we would have 66 people, one for each prayer, but regardless of the number who come, we will complete the Rosary.

ROSARY GROUP: The Rosary group will be able to meet each Thursday at 1:15 P.M. in the church to pray the Rosary together. We will gather on May 26 for the first time in two years. Please bring your booklet, if you have one, and, of course, your rosary! The Rosary group of OMPH was started in 1997 to pray for the needs of the Parish, the Protection of the Priesthood and the Strenthening of the Family Unit. All are welcome.

CWL DINNER: Join us for a catered meal from Subway on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00 P.M. in the church hall. Tickets are $10.00 and can be bought at the dinner but you must register by emailing Audrey or calling Silvia at 705-672-2298 by June 3rd. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

POPE FRANCIS TO VISIT CANADA IN JULY 2022 - A Visit of Healing, Hope & Reconciliation: Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Canada from July 24th to 29th. The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for him to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada. Given the vast landscape of our country, the limited time period for the visit and considering the health of the 85 year-old Pontiff, the Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will adopt three communities as a base for his Canadian visit: Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit. The locations will limit travel for the Holy Father while still allowing an opportunity for both intimate and public encounters, drawing on participation from all regions of the country. Specific programming and events will be confirmed approximately six weeks prior to the Holy Father’s arrival. Visit www.papalvisit.ca or www.visitepapaple.ca for more information and to stay updated on the latest developments. Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
 Sixth Sunday of Easter
by The Faithful Disciple 

GROW AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE

GROW: In the reading from John’s Gospel today, Jesus eases into the message he has for his disciples – a message he knows they don’t want to hear: He has to leave them. But Jesus tells his disciples that if they love him and keep his commandments, he and the Father will “make their dwelling” within them. He then assures them that they will not be alone: The Advocate will come to not only remind them of all he taught them, but also teach them everything they need to know in the future. Finally, he offers them peace, the peace that comes only through the Spirit and draws them closer to God. Though Jesus knows they are broken-hearted that he is leaving, he tells them to rejoice if they love him, for he is returning to his Father. Jesus’ words to the first disciples ring true for every disciple throughout the ages. He does not leave anyone who loves him alone. He sends his Spirit to dwell in us, to teach and remind us of his love and how to love one another. The Spirit guides us, encourages us, and sustains us – always. We are never alone.

GO EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT

GO: The first Christians, guided by the Holy Spirit, shared this message with the Gentile communities to whom they were ministering: “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities.” This is a profound moment in the Church as it shows first, the power of the Holy Spirit working in and with the Apostles; and second, the importance of faith (not ritual circumcision, or other human laws) for salvation. The Gospel is intended for all, without exception, and the Holy Spirit is our help and our Advocate in our own lives of faith, and in our sharing of that faith with others. Let us seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit in all we do, that we might be a blessing, not a burden, for everyone seeking the glory of God’s light.

STUDY: The Acts of the Apostles is an amazing account of how Jesus’ followers grew from a small group of frightened people into the courageous and zealous missionaries who founded his Church. Read the catechism from 687-747 to learn more about the Holy Spirit and pray for the grace to let him work in and through you for the salvation of all who seek him.

 

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