Sunday, May 9th, 2021

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Reflection Questions:
Adults: How is love of others connected to love of God?
Children: How can I show Jesus’ love to others this week?
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Monthly Budgeted Income: $ 10,835.00
Collection for May 2021: $ 1,449.28
OMPH SANCTUARY CANDLE: For God’s help with the Pandemic by Rita Mawhiney

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.

LOCK-DOWN: Please note that St. Pat’s and OMPH will be closed until further notice. For more information regarding the lock down, please check our Facebook page. The 11AM Mass on Sundays and the weekday Masses will be live-streamed on our Facebook page and then available to watch later on Facebook. Our Facebook page is Weekend Mass intentions will need to be re-scheduled, we must have a Sunday Mass for the parishioners and their needs.

OFFICE HOURS: The office will be closed to the public until the lock-down is over. Anita will be in the office on Wednesdays to answer phones, emails, etc... Should you wish to enter the church to pray, please ring the door bell and Anita will let you in.

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 “” and the security password “OMPH81”.

OMPH’S CWL BAKELESS BAKE SALE: The CWL will be holding a Bakeless Bake Sale. They ask that you, please donate what you would have spent on a baked item. Simply place your donation, clearly marked CWL Bakeless Bake Sale in the collection basket. Thank you for your generosity.

COMMUNION DURING LOCK-DOWN: Fr. Wayne and Deacon Larry will distribute Communion on Sundays, during the lock-down, from 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. outside the main Church doors. Parishioners will line up on the sidewalk, masked and socially distanced, and receive Communion in front of the church doors, then return to their vehicles.

WEEKDAY MASSES: OMPH will allow parishioners to attend weekday Masses, but you must register as we are only able to have 10 people in the church and this includes Fr. Wayne. To register, please call or email the office.

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION: At May 23rd’s Mass (after both 9AM and 11AM Masses if we are able to be open, at 11AM Mass on Facebook if we are not), we will celebrate Fr. Wayne’s 27th anniversary of his ordination and his 62th birthday and Deacon Larry’s 83rd birthday and the 35rd anniversary of his ordination! Dave Wight will make a presentation after Mass (Masses) and present Deacon Larry, Lucy & Fr. Wayne with a token of our appreciation.

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 30th.

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS: Mark Wednesday, May 19th 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. Please register by emailing or phoning the office to attend the Holy Hour.

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.

HOW TO MAKE A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: 1) Make the Sign of the Cross, 2) recite the Creed, 3) recite the Our Father, 4) recite 3 Hail Mary, and 4) say the prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori and 5) recite 3 Glory Be.

Prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori: My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.


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