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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

August 11th and 18th, 2019
Nineteenth & Twentieth Sundays in Ordinary Time

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Reflection Question - August 11th
Adults: Other than Jesus, which of the ancestors of Christian faith has served as the greatest example to you?
Children: Which person in the Bible has been a good example to you?

Reflection Question - August 18th
Adults: When has your taking a strong stand on a moral issue created division rather than healing in the short term?
Children: Is it important to do the right thing even if others are angry as a result? Why?
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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Anne Labreche, mother of Julia Ménard. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Monthly Budgeted Income: $10,835.00
Collection for July 2019: $10,402.70

SAINT PAT’S SANCTUARY CANDLE: Special Intentions by Claire Bigelow

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 rectory during office hours or place it in the collection with the information enclosed.

FOOD BANK COLLECTION: OMPH & St. Pat’s are collecting jam for the month of August. As always, all food items are gratefully appreciated.

CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: To reach out to our sick and elderly parishioners Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish has a monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick for those in need of God’s healing grace. According to the teaching of the Church, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick should be celebrated with people who are: 1) seriously ill, 2) are seriously weakened by advanced age, 3) are scheduled for serious surgery, or 4) are elderly, but have no serious illness present. Our next communal celebration will be on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 P.M..

SPIRITUAL RETREAT: The CWL will be hosting a spiritual retreat on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.. Registration forms are available from Silvia Aird and Audrey Shelton. Cost is $5.00 for CWL members and $8.00 for non-members. Lunch is provided. Sr. Margo will speak in the morning on prayer and Anna Tremblay from the Ontario Provincial CWL executive, will speak in the afternoon on the theme “Care for our Common Home”.

CWL IS COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES: School supplies are being collected for Canadian Food for Children until September 8th. Please put your donation in the box near the balcony stairs. A CWL member will take them to Toronto to their warehouse. Thank you for sharing with our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Everyone deserves an education!

CEMETERY PRAYER SERVICE: Our annual visit and prayer service to the New Liskeard Catholic Cemetery will take place on Sunday, August 18th at 2:00 P.M. (weather permitting). This will be a special service with our sister Parish. We hope that many will come out and participate in this special service to remember our loved ones.

SUMMER VACATION: Fr. Wayne will be away from the parish from Tuesday, August 20th until Friday, September 6th on summer vacation. A big thank you to Fr. Léo Rancourt who will celebrate our weekend Masses with us!

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS: Mark Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 P.M. on your calendar for our 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. It will begin with brief prayers, a scripture reading and reflection, followed by time for personal prayer, we will conclude the hour with Benediction.

YOUCAT- Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church
For what purpose are we here on earth? We are here on earth in order to know and to love God, to do good according to his will, and to go someday to heaven. To be a human being means to come from God and to go to God. Our origin goes back farther than our parents. We come from God, in whom all the happiness of heaven and earth is at home, and we are expected in his everlasting, infinite blessedness. Meanwhile we live on this earth. Sometimes we feel that our Creator is near; often we feel nothing at all. So that we might find the way home, God sent us his Son, who freed us from sin, delivers us from evil, and leads us unerringly into true life. He is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6).

Why did God create us? God created us out of free and unselfish love.When a man loves, his heart overflows. He would like to share his joy with others. He gets this from his Creator. Although God is a mystery, we can still think about him in a human way and say: Out of the “surplus” of his love he created us. He wanted to share his endless joy with us, who are creatures of his love.

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