Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
4588 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 0G4
Phone: Office (204) 832-1993; (204) 832-2649 Rectory (204) 632-5848
Pastor’s cell phone (204) 781-0720
Office Hours: Monday—Friday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Msgr. Maurice Comeault
Maureen Fernandes
Heather Ryczak
Cristy Calma
Religious Education
Music Coordinator
Office Staff
Office Phone: (204) 832-1993; (204) 832-2649
Fax: (204) 888-4295
Parish Hall/Kitchen: (204) 896-0030
Religious Education: (204) 832-4336 [email protected]
Music Coordinator: (204) 832-1993 [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Email: Msgr. Comeault: [email protected]
Sacrament of the Eucharist
SATURDAY (anticipated) 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Before all Masses...let Msgr. know if he happens to
be in the gathering space
Sacrament of Baptism
Please call for available dates, times and options.
Sacrament of Marriage
Call the office for available dates and contact Msgr.
at your earliest convenience. The earlier the better.
Communion Calls
Please call the parish office.
Sacrament of the Sick
Please call Msgr. Comeault
PARISH WEBSITE www.olphwinnipeg.ca
PARISH SCHOOL: – K to Grade 8—St. Charles Catholic School—331 St. Charles Street Phone: (204) 837-1520
November 23, 2014
Christ The King
Christ The King
Saturday November 22
7:30 AM Mass at Sisters of Charity
5:00 PM † Frank & Jean Liebzeit—Carol Huminicki & family
Sunday November 23
9:00 AM † Delfin Gillo—Judy Kaczmarz
11:00 AM For Parishioners
2:00 PM Memorial Service for André Comte
Monday November 24
November 23, 2014
9:00 AM
For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 AM
7:00 PM
† Joseph Peakin—Jo-Anne Eilers
For the living and deceased family members
and friends of Ann Patterson
Tuesday November 25
Wednesday November 26
9:00 AM
† Herbert & Marie Spraggon—Marion DeWiele
9:00 AM
† Karen Lyn Kirkpatrick—Mary Harness
9:00 AM
For the Intentions of Deacon Peter Nemcek
—Florence Marcino
Thursday November 27
Friday November 28
First Sunday of Advent
Saturday November 29
7:30 AM Mass at Sisters of Charity
5:00 PM † Deceased members of the Hoff family
—Joe & Margaret Lafreniere
Sunday November 30
9:00 AM For Jessie & Jacob Braun—The Braun family
11:00 AM For Parishioners
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
1Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Matthew 25:31-46
St. Andrew Dúng-Lac
& Companions
Revelation 14:1-3, 4b-5
Luke 21:1-4
Revelation 14:14-19
Luke 21:5-11
Revelation 15:1-4
Luke 21:12-19
Revelation 18:1-2,
21-23, 19:1-3, 9a
Luke 21:20-28
Revelation 20:1-4,
11-15; 21:1-2
Luke 21:29-33
Revelation 22:1-7
Luke 21:34-36
Isaiah 63:16b-17; 64:1,
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The Lord has patiently been trying to teach me how
to act out of love. It has been years of patience by
Our Lord, and I have to confess I am a slow learner.
It is so easy to act out of self-preservation or for
reward. To act out of love, I would have to have a
sincere concern for the needs of others, and here
comes my problem. Am I allowed to question the
needs of others? Joe Blow walks in and wants some
money, or maybe food, or a pair of boots. So here is
some money, and food and boots, go on your way,
Joe! But Joe returns and has been coming back at
the most inappropriate time, it seems. What really is
his need? Is it really a good response to his ‘needs’
for me to give Joe what he wants? Seems to me,
when I pray, the Lord always listens, but my
perceived need is not what the Lord sees as my true
need…which is so good, because the world would
quickly become a chaos. I am not allowed to play
God…and so I have been duped in a trust worthy
naivety. The Lord did say beware of the wolf
dressed like a lamb. I quickly forgive myself with a
prayer to myself, better be punished for being too
merciful… and even such a prayer does not seem
like the right conclusion after a good night’s sleep.
Lord teach me, again and again, how to act with
love, especially toward those most in need. And,
Lord, am I falling off the rails when deep down
where I like to think, I discover floating thoughts
that in your love and justice and mercy, you could
even find a way to confront evil and find a way to
push it gently towards a transformation and find
some good reason to forgive, or just ‘re-create’?
Paul reminds his readers that the last enemy to be
destroyed is death. St. Francis speaks about ‘sister
death’. After this week’s funerals, just where does
my experience has taken me so far? I must admit,
some days I seem to be surrounded by the memory,
or is it a presence, of many I have been with before
they rushed through death. My belief in life after
death, in the resurrection of Christ and the
Communion of Saints, is so present to my life that I
catch myself speaking to my friends and saints I
have read about...I suspect these lines will seem
weird to some of you readers. Yet, in my heart, I am
so grateful for the experience, and yes, I consider it a
response by the Lord of life and love, to one of my
real needs.
~ Msgr. Maurice Comeault ~
THE WEEK AHEAD…Meetings/Events
(See front of bulletin for Mass schedule)
Monday November 24
9:30 am
Coffee and Scripture
5:30 pm
Children’s Choir Practice
6:00 pm
7:15 pm
Adult Choir Practice
Tuesday November 25
1:00 pm
Good Shepherd
7:30 pm
Pastoral Council Meeting
7:45 pm
4th Degree Knights General Meeting
Wednesday November 26
9:30am—6:00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(With Evening Prayers & Solemn Benediction)
7:00 pm
Practice 5PM Music Group
7:30 pm
Prayer Group
Thursday November 27
9:30 am
Knitting Group
7:00 pm
Catechists Meeting
Friday November 28
Saturday November 29
9:30am—12:00pm First Reconciliation Retreat
Sunday November 30
9:00 am
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
—Breaking and Open the Word in the Library
11:00 am
Installation of the Altar Servers
“Lord, when did we see you
hungry or thirsty or a stranger or
naked or ill or in prison, and not
minister to your needs?.”
——-Matthew 25:44
November 15/16, 2014
(Includes donations from pre-authorized contributions)
Regular Offertory
Other Church Funds
Sharing God’s Gifts
World Mission
Donations that children bring up to the
“pot of gold” during the offertory are
used for children’s charities.
Are You Coming To The PARISH MISSION?
You are cordially invited to attend the OLPH Parish
Mission with Fr. Larre from December 6th to
11th, 2014. If you need a r ide call the par ish office
at 204 832 1993 and we’ll arrange it for you. Don’t
Miss this ver y r ar e oppor tunity. Thank you.
That After All Masses On Sunday
There is the Craft & Bake Sale
ongoing downstairs.
The Knights of Columbus are serving up
a delicious breakfast as well.
There will be Bake Table, 2nd Time around Table,
Personalized Ornaments and some Crafter’s Tables
available. Raffle tickets for the Rainbow Auction are
selling 3 for $1 and the Auction draw will be 1:00
pm. Please pick up your prize if you are in
attendance or we will call you and you may come
down to pick up your prize. The doors will be open
until approximately 2:15pm
Don’t forget to stop by the member ship table to
renew your membership ($30) to Catholic Women’s
League of Canada/or to just ask questions about
becoming a member.
There will also be religious Christmas Cards and
Christmas Fruit Cakes for sale, as well as lovely
Alpha House pins to help support this home where
mothers and children go to seek refuge from an
abusive relationship. Hope to see you there!
May Our Lady of Good Counsel bless us all!
Open Invitation To All Altar Servers
Sunday, November 30, 2014
at 11:00am Mass OLPH
Please Come at least 15minutes before the
11am Mass. Thanks & God bless. ~ V ic
The Family of Tom Antonick
A heart-warming thanks to all who
attended the funeral service with your
presence, prayers, Mass Offerings &
cards and to everyone involved in our
tribute to Tom.
~Sincere thanks from Ann & family
Sponsored By The Couples For Christ
Living Rosary at 9:00am and the Holy
Mass at 10:00am on Saturday, December
6, 2014. For more information please call
Vic at 204-416-4994.
Important Catechism News
Grade2/First Reconciliation Retreat
Saturday November 29th 9:30-12:00pm
This retreat is for the child and parent/
guardian. It is on Saturday November 29th 9:3012:00pm. Please RSVP to Maur een and let her
know if one adult/guardian, or both parents will
attend. Both are welcome but only one needs to
attend with your child. This will aid in the planning
for this retreat. [email protected] or call
204 832 4336.
On Monday December 8th we will celebrate Mass
with Father Larre at 6:30pm. Parents please
attend with your child for this Special Mass. There
will be No Class or children’s choir practice this
night so that families and catechists may attend the
first night of this Mission.
Children’s choir members, please join
Heather in the Choir area so that you can
sing during this Mass.
Solemn Vespers For Opening Of Centennial Year
The Centennial Year will open on
Thursday, December 4, 2014 with
Solemn Vespers at St. Mary’s Cathedral
beginning at 7:30pm. His Grace,
Archbishop Richard Gagnon will preside.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”——-Psalm 23
Knights of Columbus
This Sunday November 23rd after both
Masses we invite you to our Big
Net proceeds in support of Villa Rosa.
Your generous donation will be gratefully
accepted at the door.
Once again the Parishioners of OLPH with the
assistance of the Knights of Columbus have been
called to feed the hungry. The hamper program will
do just that. You will find collection boxes in the
gather space for non-perishable food items, toiletries
and limited gifts.
Items most needed are: canned soups, vegetables,
fruit, salmon and tuna, pork and beans. As well dry
cereals, oatmeal and pasta. Pasta sauces, tea, coffee,
jams, hot chocolate, sugar, peanut butter, cookies,
crackers, biscuits, pancake mix and syrup, pudding
and jellies.
A container is provided for your convenience to
accept cash donations.
Harry Laarveld, Grand Knight
All Are Welcome
The parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish are very pleased to have Father Larre preaching their
2014 Parish Mission. Father will speak at all Satur day & Sunday Masses on the weekend of Dec. 6th &
7th, to introduce the Mission. Then on Sunday afternoon he will give a special workshop, on helping children
with their problems, from 3:00 to 5:00pm, in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.
Each day, from Monday, Dec. 8th to Thursday, Dec. 11th, there will be Confessions from 12 to 1 pm and 4 to
6:25 pm. Rosary will be at 6:00 pm with Mass at 6:30 pm. The Mission Talk will be at 7 pm each
evening followed by Confessions. Wednesday. Dec. 10th, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be
from 9:30 am to 6 pm, Rosary at 6pm, Mass at 6:30pm & Evening Talk at 7pm. Make ever y effor t to
attend the Parish Mission.
A Note From Music Ministry
As we begin the new Liturgical year
the weekend of November 29th/30th,
we will start singing new Mass parts
found in your new blue missals on
pages 639-641.
The St. James Knights of Columbus
Invites you to our Keep Christ in Christmas Concert
to be held at St. John XXIII Church at 3390 Portage
Ave, on December 15th from 7-9pm. We have an
all new program this year featuring the: Violin
Ambassadors composed of students from St.
Charles Catholic School & St. John XXIII Choir
under the direction of Danielle Defries. Wrapping
up the evening will be the popular Murray Riddle
Big Band with a wide range of classic swing
numbers which never grow old. There will be coffee
and light snack available & Admission is by
donation. Everyone is welcome for this wonderful
evening of music and song
St.Benedict’s Is Offering The Following
Opportunities In December
* Dec.6, 10-4 The thir d and last of the Art &
Soul series: Dreams and Drawing…come with a
dream and enjoy experiencing it through drawing.
$60 for the day, includes lunch
* Winter Stillness, a differ ent kind of
preparation for Christmas; Dec.19, 7pm -21,1pm
This is the perfect time to slow down, come back to
yourself and prepare your heart for the real meaning
of Christmas, the birth of Christ. A silent retreat
with spiritual direction.
 Year-End Retreat- A Day Dedicated to
Prayer for Peace, Dec. 31, 10-4; J oin Sr .
Mary Coswin in a day of storytelling, quiet
reflection, sharing from your own experience
and shared meals and ritual. $60 lunch included.
For details call 204-338-4601 or visit
St. Charles Catholic School
331 St. Charles Street
Wednesday, November 26th
Kindergarten Fair & Open House 6:30 p.m.
Pre- register today and reserve your spot! Please call
Norm at 204-837-1520.
Our Open House presentation “A Day in the Life of
a Kindergarten Student” begins at 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles is a K-9 school, offering full day, every
day kindergarten, Before and After School Care, a
Violin Enrichment Program, K-9 French, Arts
Program, as well as a Hockey Skills Development
Program. Academy Kids Daycare is also located on
the premises. For more information, please visit our
website at www.stccs.ca or call 204-837-1520.
The feature-length movie/documentary that was seen
by 16,000 Canadians during the 2-night theatre
showing in May, is coming to national television on
Sunday, November 23rd at 6pm CST on Vision TV
(Shaw Channel 119) or at 8pm on Hope TV (Shaw
Channel 11). The movie asks, "Why does family
matter"? Follow host Tim Sisarich as he seeks to
uncover whether or not family still matters in today's
society. Sisarich travels to many countries. Along the
way he meets with experts who explore what family
means, why family is necessary for a healthy society
and factors contributing to the breakdown of modern
families. Though there are a number of hard issues to
grapple with out of these expert interviews, what he
ultimately found was hope! Hope, that no matter
where we are on our journey, it's never too late to
become a better father, mother, husband, wife, son or
daughter. Irreplaceable is a powerful film that will
help you understand the need for Christ's redeeming
power in today’s family and the importance of
family in society – now more than ever. If you
missed Irreplaceable in theatres, be sure to watch
and/or record it. Check it out ahead of time by going
to www.thefamilyproject.ca/irreplaceable