January 22nd, 2023
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Reflection Question
ADULTS: To whom could you preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ this week
with actions rather than with words?
CHILDREN: What could you do for someone this week that would tell them something
about Jesus?
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COLLECTION DETAILS:
Monthly Budgeted Income: $10,835.00
Collection for January 2023 to date: $ 6,207.00

OMPH SANCTUARY CANDLE: Rita Mawhiney by Madaline MacDougall

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 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 the 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”

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: The 1st Friday of the month will now be set aside in our Parish as a special day of Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 11:30 AM to 12:30PM on Friday, February 3rd. Come and spend an hour in prayer with our Lord.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR THE INTENTIONS OF THE POPE AND THE CHURCH will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00 P.M. at Sacré-Coeur Parish. The service will be bilingual. For several years now, Bishop Poitras has invited the faithful to a special day of prayer for the Pope. For this purpose Bishop Poitras had chosen the Chair of St. Peter on February 22nd. But this year, since February 22nd is Ash Wednesday, the Chair of St. Peter will be omitted. As such, Bishop Poitras chose another date; January 25th, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. We hope you will attend this special hour of prayer for the Pope’s intentions.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS will be available in early February. If you need your receipt before then, please call the office, during office hours, to arrange to pick-up your receipt.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: There will be a Men’s Breakfast at OMPH on Saturday, January 28th at 8:30 A.M.. All men of faith are welcome to attend.

FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING: Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish & St. Patrick’s Parish will be hosting, on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 P.M., the first meeting for all parents who wish their child to receive the Sacrament First Communion. Students in grade three and up who have made their First Reconciliation are invited to receive First Communion this year. For further information, please contact Paulette at 705-647-5116.

CWL VALENTINE TEA: The CWL’s Valentine Tea will take place on Saturday, February 11th from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. in the parish hall. Join the CWL for a lunch of sandwiches and desserts. There will be a bake table to satisfy your sweet tooth and many treasures on the Valentine’s table and the White Elephant table. Volunteers will be needed to serve lunch and help in the kitchen. The hall will be open on Friday, February 10th, during regular office hours, to accept donations to the various tables. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Audrey at 705-647-6205.

OUR MISSION BOX COLLECTION goes to the following charities:

Catholic Missions in Canada
Catholic Bishops in Canada apply for funding to subsidize the areas of their dioceses and eparchies that are isolated, remote, or fly-in communities with few people and high unemployment. We rely completely on our donors to generate tax receipt-able funds for our five specific disbursement areas.

Support for Missionaries - Priests, religious sisters and brothers and lay missionaries live and work in poor mission communities across Canada. Your support helps put food on their table, heat in their homes and fuel in their vehicles.

Education of Seminarians - Funding the education of seminarians in theology preparing for priesthood.

Repair & Maintenance of Mission Churches - Many of our Canadian mission churches and rectories are aging and in dire need of replacement, repair, and maintenance.

Religious Education Programs - Children, youth, and adults are prepared Catechetically for reception of sacraments and training in the faith.

Formation Programs for Lay Leaders - Lay people are trained as pastoral leaders to lead their community of faith in the absence of a priest.

Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
The Institute is international : its members are from 17 nationalities and share an inter-cultural and international community life.

We are currently :
In Asia : China, Hong Kong, SAR, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam
In Africa : Malawi and Zambia
On the Island of Madagascar : in the Indian Ocean
In South America : Bolivia and Peru
In Central America : Cuba and Haiti
In Canada : Quebec and Ontario

Our missionary life, as M.I.C., covers a variety of commitments, lived in the most diverse environments and very often in teams. What we do depends on calls and needs. We take part in social work in ways as varied as literacy classes, the care of children and of handicapped persons, of child and adult AIDS victims; prisoners, refugees and immigrants have their share of our services. In certain countries, we are involved in education in schools, among adults or low income groups, or even in universities and the media.

The Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception is made up of ordinary women of various nationalities who have recognized in their lives the extraordinary Love of God and felt the call to consecrate their lives to continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world of our time. That is why they are found among the humble and the poor, the dispossessed and the voiceless, as a leaven of hope to give those people a chance at life.

In the different countries where they are in service, they cooperate in the life of the local Churches and awaken the Christian people to their responsibility for the proclamation of the Gospel.

In the universal Church, the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception participate in the mission of evangelization. Good News women like Mary, they long to reveal Jesus Christ to their brothers and sisters of the world, in a spirit of thanksgiving.

Covenant House Toronto
Covenant House is the largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. Covenant House is inclusive, intentional and impactful.

As a leader in the sector, we advocate so that all youth can have lives free from homelessness and trafficking.

Our donors allow us to meet the emerging needs of our youth and accelerate our work. Our comprehensive youth-driven programming is centred on unconditional love, absolute respect and relentless engagement.

An average of 280 young people supported every day. 2,500 nourishing meals served each week.
Over 4,000 annual visits to our on-site health centre. 24-7 support, all year round.

Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa
Kateri Native Ministry is has been committed to the healing, reconciliation and spiritual growth of Indigenous people for over 20 years.

Our headquarters is in eastern Ontario and serves in communion with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa and with our Outreach Missions we are now touching the hearts of people across Canada.

Our Patron Saint, St. Kateri Tekawitha, 1656-1680, was an Indigenous lay woman who converted to Catholicism at the age of 19. Known as the Lily of the Mohawks, she is an inspiration for her humility, faith and devotion.

A number of miracles have been attributed to her, and there are several shrines devoted to her across the United States and Canada. In 2012 she was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI.

We have facilitated 21 Annual Healing and Reconciliation Conferences, 30+ Indigenous Communities served through Missions, 1,000+ Indigenous lives touched by Kateri Native Ministry.

Pro-Vie Tri-Town Right to Life
Educating Ontario on the Life Issues

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