Today is Holy Thursday! Tonight we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper! This will be the first time in my 37 years as a priest that I will not be able to celebrate this mass with a congregation! This is a first time! The washing of feet is an optional ritual in the liturgy but for me it is an essential reminder that I am at the service of the People of God. After reading John's account of the washing of feet (John 13) it clear to us that we had better not forget it. John does not share the details of the Institution of the Mass - he gives us great details around service - the washing of feet - take off your robes of power and authority and privilege, bend down and wash the feet of your brothers and sisters! In his time foot washing was done by slaves - the least important of the slaves! No action of service is out of bounds for us who serve the people of God!
Today, Thursday, April 9th the Parish Office will be closed until Monday, April 13th at 10:00 am.
It is never to late to drop off your contribution of Cans for "40 Cans for Lent"! Bring them in on Easter Monday!
You pay God a great compliment by asking great things of him! St. Theresa of Avila
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!