On Sunday, August 15 at our regular 12:30 pm mass (St Jude's) we gathered at the cemetery in Green Lake. The parish had decided that in response to the unmarked graves at the various IRS locations in Canada, we would have a mass at the cemetery. So we gathered and we prayed for the children who died while in the Schools. We prayed for their families. We prayed for the children who came home and died too soon. We prayed for those who survived but are living with an inability to access their culture and language and community bonds. We prayed for all those who had died and are buried in the Cemetery.
The day was hot but there was a slight breeze. Following the mass we blessed the water and people were able to bless their graves with holy water. Following that ritual people were invited to come and eat and visit with each other. Many thanks to the people who brought food, who set up, who read the scriptures and those who showed up to remember and to pray for those who were disconnected from their community.
Tyrone Laliberte took most of the following pictures and I took a few! Enjoy the sights of August 15 at the Cemetery in Green Lake!
Hi! My name is Fr. Doug Jeffrey, OMI and I am the pastor of the Meadow Lake Cluster. I serve the faith communities of Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen, St. Jude's, Green Lake and Our Lady of Peace, Meadow Lake. I arrived in the cluster on August 15th, 2019. You can see more information about me on the home page!