(anticipated) 5:00 p.m. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

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 religioused@olphwinnipeg.ca
Music Coordinator: (204) 832-1993 ministry@olphwinnipeg.ca
Email: office@olphwinnipeg.ca
Email: Msgr. Comeault: mcomeault@olphwinnipeg.ca
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
February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday January 31
7:30 AM Mass at Sisters of Charity
5:00 PM † August & Nettie Zarychanski
—Larry & Sharon Zarychanski
† Tomas Da Silva—Louis & Angelina Aguiar
Sunday February 1
9:00 AM
In Memory of Romualda & Joseph Mikawoz
—Irene Mikawoz
11:00 AM For Parishioners Children’s Choir
Monday February 2
9:00 AM
For the Intentions of Madge Baril
—Manuela DaCosta
Tuesday February 3
9:00 AM
7:00 PM
† Olivia & Francis Mendes—The Mendes family
For the intentions of the Knights of Columbus
9:00 AM
† Mary Bouchard—Christina Wawrykow
9:00 AM
† Bob & Joan Turner—The Blady family
9:00 AM
† Roger Caron—Yvonne Laurent
Wednesday February 4
Thursday February 5
Friday February 6
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday February 7
7:30 AM Mass at Sisters of Charity
5:00 PM † Francis & Olivia Mendes—The Mendes family
Sunday February 8
9:00 AM † Dr. James & Mary Bennett—The Huminicki family
11:00 AM For Parishioners
February 1, 2015
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Mark 1:21-28
Monday The Presentation of the Lord
Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 2:22-40
Hebrews 12:1-4
Mark 5:21-43
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Mark 6:1-6
St. Agatha
Hebrews 12:18-19,
Mark 6:7-13
Friday St. Paul Miki & Companions
Hebrews 13:1-8
Mark 6:14-29
Hebrews 13:15-17,
Mark 6:30-34
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-19,
Mark 1:29-39
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
It is still dark out there as I put a few thoughts
together. Thoughts might not be the right word to
express what goes on spontaneously in my mind,
heart and soul and thus affecting my whole body and
existence in what seems to be happening in a flash
out of nowhere. Overwhelming experience of God,
and so I am wondering how I managed to live
before…or how my dad who died a long time ago
might have enjoyed a same moment, or did he? The
manifestation of God’s love and life to everyone has
to be different since we are all so unique. The love
of God is so comprehensive that He gives us the
opportunity to extend that very love even to those
who are themselves unaware that God loves them. I
sometimes forget to breathe watching an important
play in a hockey game, and the same happens when
Light hits my being. The mercy, forgiveness and
love put together as a gift to receive and pass on to
others. I sometimes think there is nothing else to
desire for, or nothing else can possibly be better than
this gift of the present moment…and then,
unexpectedly, a word, a person, a musical note, a
drop of water, the wind of that gently breeze on the
way to the office and there it is again, something like
a hug, a whiff of love…a mystery in itself.
I realize my dreaming moments might not be too
interesting reading. If only they could be an
invitation for you to take the time and let God’s love
creep into your own consciousness. There is an
example in the life of Christ that the Church has not
taken control of with rules and regulations. That is
Jesus ate with sinners. He would open doors for
Himself in a pinch. “I must come to your house….”
He would not be contaminated by the sinner as the
rules of the time suggested…but the sinner was
loved to forgiveness and health. During this month
of February, would it be possible for us to be more
Christ-like in our being ‘parish’ in our world? The
more we open ourselves to the experience of God’s
love, the more God’s love can reach out to those
who need to experience it in authentic and practical
life situations…just a thought, and a prayer.
~ Msgr. Maurice Comeault ~
World Day for Consecrated Life
—Monday, February 2, 2015—
The purpose of the day is “to help the entire Church
to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those
persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means
of the practice of the evangelical counsels” as well
as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons
to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervour
which should inspire their offering of themselves to
the Lord”—John Paul (1997)
THE WEEK AHEAD…Meetings/Events
(See front of bulletin for Mass schedule)
Monday February 2
Coffee & Scripture
Children’s Choir Practice
Adult Choir Practice
Tuesday February 3
1:00 pm
Good Shepherd
7:00 pm
Knights of Columbus General Meeting
Wednesday February 4
9:30am—6:00pm Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
(with Evening Prayers and Solemn Benediction)
7:00 pm
Practice 5PM Music Group
7:30 pm
Prayer Group
Thursday February 5
9:30 am
Knitting Group
7:00 pm
Little Rock Scripture Study (LRSS)
Friday February 6
9:30am—10:00am Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
Saturday February 7
Knights of Columbus
— First Degree Initiation of New Knights
Sunday February 8
CWL Brunch after the 11am Mass
2:00 pm
Christian Life Program
9:30 am
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
7:15 pm
St. Blaise
There is a blessing of throats after the morning and
evening Masses on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015.
January 24/25, 2015
(Includes donations from pre-authorized contributions)
Regular Offertory
Other Church Funds
Sharing God’s Gifts
Next Step
Donations that children bring up to the
“pot of gold” during the offertory are
used for children’s charities.
Those that don’t have e-mails please pick
up your hard copy of our Newsletter
today. Those that have e-mails (as listed
on your CWL application forms) should receive the
Newsletter through e-mail. If you did not receive
please let your executive know so that we can be
certain we have the correct e-mail address (feel free
to pick up a hard copy).
Provincial Day of Celebration is Saturday,
February 14th at Kateri Tekakwitha church 794
Ellice Avenue (corner of Ellice & Home St.) See
poster on CWL bulletin board.
DOWNSTAIRS MAIN HALL. Please be certain
to sign up as we need numbers for the
caterer. CWL members, family and friends are
most welcome. Hope to see you there for a
delicious catered lunch (cost $12/person),
presentation of milestone pins to CWL members,
and some interesting presentations.
May Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel,
bless one and all!
Mary Bibik ~ Past President, member of Steering
Committee—Judy Albiani, Janet Brunger, Joan
Armstrong & Monika Bingham
Catechism News
First Holy Communion will be
celebrated on Sunday, April 26th 2015 at
11am Mass.
No Catechism/Childr en’s Choir on Febr uar y
16th Louis Riel.
Confirmation on May 3r d 2015 at 1:00pm in
MTS Center.
Lighthouse Catholic Media
There are new selections of CDs in the gathering
space. These CDs include explanations of
our Catholic Faith, accounts of God’s
incredible mercy in the personal lives of
Catholics, and practical information for
living your faith.
Please remember that your donations of $5.00 will
help to make new titles available in the future. For
more information contact Heather at 204-832-1993.
Tax Receipts 2014
are in the gathering space.
To save the postage...Please pick up
your tax receipt. Thank you.
Knights of Columbus
The wheelchair program is ongoing.
Please contact the under-signed for further
information. Application forms are posted
on the Knights bulletin board in the vestibule.
We invite all men 18 years and over to allow us the
opportunity to explain fully the benefits of becoming
a Knight. Annual membership is only $30.00
For more information or to inquire about volunteer
opportunities with any of our programs please
call 204 941 9320 or
email harrylaarveld@hotmail.ca
Harry Laarveld, Grand K night
Funeral Lunch Reception Service Volunteers
You are Invited to Join this Service.
The Funeral Lunch Reception Service is offered to
OLPH parishioners by volunteers of our parish. All
parishioners are welcome to join this important
service. If you are able to help us in one or more of
the following areas, please call Joan at 204 895-7595
or Judy K. at 204 885-5850: preparing at the church,
serving, clean-up, baking, phoning, shopping for
supplies. The greater the number of volunteers we
have, the more the work can be shared, allowing us
to call on volunteers every 2nd or 3rd funeral. There is
a charge for the lunch receptions and once the
expenses are covered, the money remaining is
donated to organizations such as the following:
Pregnancy and Family Support Services, Life’s
Vision, Serena Manitoba, Rossbrook House,
Westgrove School Breakfast Program, Euthanasia
Prevention, Campaign Life Coalition, Northern
Missions, Mater Care International. We appreciate
the volunteers who already give of their time and
energy to support this service.
In Our Thoughts and Prayers
Please remember in your prayers,
parishioner, GEORGE ABGRALL
Husband of Anita Abgrall
May he rest in the peace of Christ
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner,
February 17th
Once again, our parish will be having a Pancake
Dinner on Shrove Tuesday, February 17th. Help is
needed for cleaning up. If you think you can help in
any way, please contact the office 204-832-1993.
Thank you.
We Joyfully Welcomed Into
The Family Of God
Baptism this Sunday, February 1, 2015
“Think of the love that God has lavished on us,
by letting us be called God’s own children; and
that is what we are.” 1 John 3:1
Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Palliative Care
Winnipeg Life's Vision
Presents their 2015 Annual Luncheon
With Guest Speaker - Dr. Larry Rados, MD
MP Steven Fletcher has introduced two private
members’ bills that support physician-assisted
suicide for all competent adults over the age of 18
years. This issue will be brought forward before the
2015 federal election. If you want to be better
educated on this topic join us on: Saturday, February
7, 2015 at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre 460 Munroe
Ave. (corner of Munroe and Watt). Doors open at
11am. Speaker at 11:30am. Tickets are $20.00 each
and can be purchased by contacting Life’s Vision
Hello from St. Paul’s College
The Alumni and Friends Mardi Gras Bash is coming
up on February 7th! Mardi Gras is the College’s
fundraising event where proceeds go to support the
Ignatian Scholars Endowment Fund. A recent bronze
sponsor, St. Paul’s College Students are
challenging their Alumni and Friends to meet
their contribution and participation! Have you
got your tickets? Come and check out this event! We
would love to see you. Call the College’s Rector
Chris Adams 204-474-8581 to reserve your tickets!
Students 18+ $60 Individual Tickets $125
Pair of Tickets 2@$225
Cana "Come and See"
—from Chemin Neuf Community—
- an opportunity to get a taste of Cana:
Sunday, Feb 22, 3pm - 5pm (childcare provided) or
Thursday March 5, 7:00-9:00 (no childcare
provided) please RSVP For more info call Ted or
Nancy Wood at 204 885 2260
Shrove Tuesday
Don’t miss the Pancake Supper
on Tuesday, February 17th
following the 6:00 p.m. Mass
Sign up today in the gathering space!
Countdown for Lent
Ash Wednesday is coming! Lent begins on
February 18th. Lent is the time of
repentance, change of heart and prayer.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross at 6 pm Friday
evenings dur ing Lent star ting February
20, 2015.
Chez Nous Fundraiser
Come and join us for an evening of fun, Friday,
February 13th, at St. Charles Parish to help Chez
Nous, a drop-in centre in downtown Winnipeg.
There will be a dinner and dance to a live band, meat
draw and silent auction. Tickets are $25. Please call
Angela Bowman, 204-804-8155. If you can donate a
prize for the silent auction, call Remi Van Achte, 204
-837-1500. Or see the OLPH parish office for
A Weekend of Discovery a Lifetime of Love:
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend
will be held March 6 - 8, 2015 at St. Benedict’s
Monastery and Retreat Centre, 225 Masters Ave,
West St. Paul. The weekend is open to any married
couple wanting to make a good marriage even better.
For more information please contact Serge & Ira
Boulet at (204) 951- 8075 or by email at
“O that today you would listen to the voice of the
Lord. Do not harden your hearts!”—Psalm 95
From Archbishop Gagnon
Solemnity of St. Joseph
March 19th each year, marks the Solemnity of St.
Joseph, the patron of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg.
Last year, I celebrated this solemnity at St. Joseph’s
Residence in Winnipeg. This year there is a special
significance as the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls within our 100th Anniversary Year. I would like to invite
clergy and faithful to join me at St. Joseph’s Parish
in Winnipeg on March 19, 2015 at 7:00pm for this
year’s celebration.