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November 15, 2020
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thomas Steven Givens, son of Mason & Stephanie, will be baptised here on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m. in a private ceremony. Thomas’ Godparents will be Nicole & Steve Allen.
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Reflection Questions:
Adults: What gift haven’t you developed as you had hoped? What could you still do?
Children: What gift has God given you? What do you want to do with it?
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Monthly Budgeted Income: $ 10,835.00
Collection for November 2020: $ 4,779.50
Cemetery Collection: $ 1,385.00

OMPH SANCTUARY CANDLE: Special Intentions of the Hamilton Family

SAINT PATRICK’S SANCTUARY CANDLE: In Memory of Deceased Members of the McDougall Family by Carol Ann Smith

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.

FOOD BANK COLLECTION: OMPH is collecting canned or boxed potatoes for the month of November. As always, all food items are gratefully appreciated.

ST. PAT’S FOOD BANK COLLECTION: St. Pat’s is collecting non-perishable food items for St. Patrick’s School Christmas hampers.

ANGEL TREE DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE: This Christmas, due to COVID complications, OMPH will not be giving out Christmas hampers filled with canned goods, instead we will be giving out gift cards only. As such, OMPH will not be collection non-perishable items for their Christmas hampers this year. We will still collect nop-perishable items, but they will go to the New Liskeard Food Bank. We hope parishioners will give generously to our Angel Tree fund which purchases these gift cards. Contributions can be put in the blue envelope that can be found in your offering box or in any envelope marked Christmas Hampers. If you would like an income tax receipt, please indicate your envelope number or your name. As well for OMPH this year, the Angel Tree donations can be made in memory of a loved one, which will be published in the Christmas bulletin. This will replace our Christmas flower fund. OMPH purchased artificial flowers last year for Christmas so the Christmas flower fund is not needed. If you would like to make your donation in memory of someone, please send in your donation by Friday, December 18th and the names will be in our Christmas bulletin.

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”.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Fr. Wayne is available to hear confessions by appointment. Please phone the office if you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

OMPH CEMETERY 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 $2500.00 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.

CHRIST THE KING COLLECTION: All the proceeds of the special Christ the King Collection will be put toward the priests’ retirement fund. The Diocese offers a pension of $1,750.00 per month to every retired priest. This money is derived from an investment accumulated over the years, however, in the last few years, these funds are just sufficient to generate the money necessary to pay the pension for priests who take their retirement. We ask that on November 21st and 22nd you help us ensure that priests will have a suitable pension when they retire. Envelopes are be found in your offering box, or at the back of the Church.
MESSAGE TO ALL OMPH CWL MEMBERS: Please use the green offertory envelope (which can be found in your box of envelopes) to remit your CWL 2021 Membership dues of $25.00. Thank you.
RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS: The Knights of Columbus are 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.

CHRISTMAS STAMPS: Canada Post is selling booklets of 12 permanent domestic rate stamps celebrating the Nativity. These beautifully illustrated stamps feature Mary, Joseph, an ox and a donkey gazing in adoration at the newborn baby Jesus. Since at least the fourth century, an ox and a donkey have been included in Nativity scenes, signifying that even animals recognized the importance of Jesus’ birth.

ADVENT LITERATURE for adults, children and families, is available at the back of both St. Pat’s and OMPH. These booklets are donated by the OMPH Catholic Literature Fund Committee

ADVENT DAYS OF ADORATION: Every Friday during the Season of Advent we will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (December 4th, 11th and 18th). There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the Church for Friday, December 4th.

ADVENT WREATH CANDLES will be available at the back of both OMPH and St. Pat’s next weekend, for $10.00 a set.

JOB OPENING: OMPH is looking for a janitor. This position involves janitorial duties (cleaning the church, hall and parish office) as well as occasionally setting up tables for events in the parish hall. The job pays $20.00 an hour (estimated weekly hours are three to four per week). The position starts December 1st, 2020. To apply, email before Monday, November 24th.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CASH CALENDARS: The Knights of Columbus are again selling Cash Calendars in support of our 4 local Food Banks as well as our Church & other local charities. All proceeds from the sale of the calendars remain in Northern Ontario. The cost is $20.00 for 365 daily draws.See a Knight member or call Jim Garahan at 705-647-6390.

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