Sunday, November 26th, 2023
Christ the King Sunday
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Adults: If you were to be judged today by God, what would be your greatest regret? What is one thing you could do to change that?
Children: To which person did you especially try to show Jesus’ love and care this past week?
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Monthly Budgeted Income:$10,835.00
Collection for November 2023:$ 7,475.00
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 canned tomatoes for the New Liskeard Food Bank. All food donations are gratefully accepted.
ST. PAT’S FOOD BANK COLLECTION: St. Pat’s is collecting non-perishable food items for Cobalt Food Bank’s Christmas Hampers.
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. Any money raised, that is not needed for our Christmas Hampers will go to the Salvation Army Food Bank. If you would like an income tax receipt, please indicate your envelope number or your name. The Angel Tree donations can be made in memory of a loved one, which will be published in the Christmas bulletin. If you would like to make your donation in memory of someone, please send in your donation by Wednesday, December 20th and the names will be in our Christmas bulletin.
POPE FRANCIS - NOVEMBER PRAYER INTENTION: For the Pope – We pray for the Holy Father; as he fulfills his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES: The 2024 Sunday envelopes are available at the back of the church, for anyone who signed up for them. It’s not too late to still get envelopes, just fill in the form on the sofa table.
BAPTISM COURSE: There will be a baptism course on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 P.M. in the parish hall. Please call the office to register.
DISCUSS AND LEARN THE BOOK OF JOHN: The final session of 2023 will take place on Wednesday, November 29th at 6:30 P.M. we will discuss John Five. Come to one, some, or all of the discussions. Refreshments will be served.
CWL COLLECTING HATS, MITTS, ETC...: We hope to make a difference by collecting hats, mitts & scarves for the homeless. They are to be new or "like new" and can be placed in the basket in the church entrance. There will be a box in the New Liskeard library foyer for anyone to help themselves with a notice saying that the articles are supplied by the CWL. Thank you for caring for those who need a little extra help!
RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS: The Knights of Columbus will be selling their religious Christmas cards again this year. They are available at the office at a cost of $7.00 for a pack of ten.
SUNDAY MISSALS: Sunday missals for 2024 are available for sale at the office. The cost is $5.00.
CANADA POST’S RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS STAMPS: Canada Post continues its annual tradition of Christmas stamps with The Madonna and Child booklet of 12 Permanent™ domestic rate stamps. The featured design, created by Adrian Horvath, evokes the style of stained-glass windows found in churches, emphasizing the timeless beauty of the Madonna and Child.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will take place on Friday, December 1st from 11:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M..
CWL CHRISTMAS DINNER: Join us for a turkey supper on Wednesday, December 6th to celebrate Christmas and our 70th anniversary as a CWL council! Mass is at 6:00 P.M. followed by supper and entertainment. Tickets are $10.00 each, please bring a dessert or salad to share and an item for the food bank. Tickets can be purchased at the office. Guests are welcome too.
OMPH CWL MEMBERSHIPS: Please use the green offertory envelope (which can be found in your box of envelopes) to remit your CWL 2023 Membership dues of $40.00. Thank you.
PRIEST RETIREMENT FUND: On the weekend of November 25th and 26th , the Solemnity of Christ the King, we will have our annual collection to support the priests’ retirement fund. The monthly pension ($1750.00) to our retired priests is managed by the St. Anthony Trust Fund and really counts on your generosity and assistance. For the past two years, this fund has operated in a deficit and we have been forced to dip into our reserves. If we continue to do so, this will jeopardize the fund’s viability and the well-being of our retired priests. We thank you for your past contributions and we hope we can count on your continued support. Please be as generous as you can to assist our retired priests who have served so faithfully and generously to our Parishes during their years of priestly ministry.
FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT for all candidates of both Parishes, takes place Sunday, December 3rd 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.
FREE CHILI DINNER & LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will take place on Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 P.M. in the parish hall. The evening will begin with the lighting of the Christmas lights and creche, followed by supper. We will also have a Christmas Sing-a-Long. Everyone is welcome to attend!
ADVENT WREATH CANDLES are available at the back of both OMPH and St. Pat’s this weekend, for $10.00 a set.
SUNDAY MASS TIME CHANGE: As many of you know, Fr. Wayne will be having open heart surgery, but does not yet have a date. Fr. Leo Rancourt has agreed to fill in for him while he is recuperating. To accommodate Fr. Leo, OMPH will have one Mass on Sundays at 10AM. To help everyone get used to this change, we will begin with the First Sunday of Advent (Sunday, December 3rd) celebrating only one Mass. Please pray for vocations to the priesthood.
SNACK N’ YACK will be back after both Masses on Sunday, November 26th.
A SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR FATHER WAYNE’S INTENTIONS will take place on Friday, December 8th from 12:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M.. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church.