Our Lady of Peace Parish
Also Serving Our Lady of the Smile Parish, Waterhen Lake and
St. Jude’s Parish, Green Lake
Office Hours: Closed Monday
Tuesday - Friday 1-4:00 pm
Office Phone: 306-236-5122
Cell Phone: 306-304-7271
Parish Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Email: email@example.com
Facebook: Catholic Church Meadow Lake
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
I will bless your name for ever, my King and my God.
Psalm 145 Refrain
A Community of Disciples
We commit to form disciples
who joyfully and faithfully
live out the mission of
by enriching our relationship
with God and neighbour
through the intercession of
Our Lady of Peace.
Fr. Doug Jeffrey, OMI
When there is a funeral, the daily mass will normally be cancelled. Check Facebook for the most up-to-date information. On Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday, Our Lady of Peace masses will be livestreamed on Facebook.
Mon., July 10 – No mass
Tues., July 11 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., July 11 – 6:30 pm Fr. Doug on holidays - Gaylen & Eleonore Smith
Wed., July 12 – 6:30 pm Fr. Doug on holidays - Anonymous
Thurs., July 13 – 9:30 am Fr. Doug on holidays - Anonymous
Fri., July 14 – 9:30 am Fr. Doug on holidays - Anonymous
Sat., July 15 – 5:00 pm Fr. Doug on holidays – Lay Led Service - People of God
Sun., July 16 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – July 2: Meadow Lake $1955.75 Green Lake – No collection
June CAFT $2330.00 Children’s Collection $2.50
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for July – For a Eucharistic life – We pray that Catholics may place the celebration of the Eucharist at the heart of their lives, transforming human relationships in a very deep way and opening to the encounter with God and all their brothers and sisters.
Purchase of Our Lady of Peace Statue – Our Lady of Peace is the patron of our Parish and her Feast Day is celebrated July 9th. The statue of the Sacred Heart will be relocated to the back corner of the Sanctuary – to the right of the Presider’s Chair when facing the Sanctuary. The statue of Our Lady of Peace will take its place. If you would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of the purchase of the Statue of Our Lady of Peace, please drop your donation into an envelope with the word STATUE on the envelope or on the memo line of your cheque. Please note your name and/or envelope number so you can receive credit for your donation. Thanks in advance for your generosity. The Statue was ordered and should arrive in approximately 10-12 weeks! So far, $1500.00 has been donated to cover the cost of the Statue.
Scripture Insights – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Taken from Source Book for Sundays, Seasons and Weekdays 2023: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy, LTP Liturgy Training Publications Copyright 2022, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609, pg. 268.
Do society’s powerful people hold wisdom and favor from God? Today’s readings remind us that human expectations will be overturned by the wonderfully paradoxical reality of God and his kingdom.
In the first reading, Zechariah declares God’s promise to send a king who is not like the kings of other nations. He will be just (Hebrew, saddiq, also meaning “doing God’s will”) and meek. This king will have dominion over all of creation and his reign will be one of security and peace. In the ancient world, the donkey was a beast of burden, used for riding, for carrying heavy loads, and for agriculture. By contrast, horses and chariots were symbols of aggression and devastation in war.
In the second reading, Paul uses a contrast between two metaphors, flesh and spirit, to talk about the new life the baptized have gained in their baptism. Continuing from what he said last week, through baptism they went down into the waters to share in the death of Christ so that they could share in his resurrection through the Spirit. Now that powerful Spirit can dwell in them and keep them from their old sinful life lived “according to the flesh” (Rom 8:12). They must not reject their baptismal calling, for that will certainly bring death.
The Gospel turns upside down all our common conceptions of God and his Son, Jesus. This gracious God, Jesus says, hides his wisdom from those who claim to be wise and reveals it to the little ones (Hebrew, nepioi, meaning “infants” or “unlearned”). They are the ones who are invited to bring their burdens and rest in Jesus. How? By joining themselves to his yoke (a wooden bar placed over the shoulders so two can pull together) and learning what it means to be meek and humble. This is the Good News of today’s Gospel.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
Fr. Doug’s Contact Information Effective July 24th and following:
Phone: (306) 480 2536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Doug Jeffrey, OMI
c/o St. Philip Neri Parish
1902 Monroe Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7J 1R8
OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE
You are invited to attend the Pilgrimage Days at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent,
SK (northeast of Duck Lake) on Saturday, July15th and Sunday, July 16th.
July 15th schedule: Guest Speaker Bishop Bryan Bayda CSsR 5:00 pm at the Grotto, Marian Prayer and Rosary at 7:00 pm, Eucharistic Celebration/Candlelight Procession at 8:00 pm.
July 16th schedule: Pipe Ceremony and Cree Mass at 9:00 am at the old Pieta Site; French Mass at 9:30 am at the Grotto; English Mass 11:00 am at the Grotto; Guest Speaker Bishop Bryan Bayda CSsR 1:00 pm at the Grotto; Anointing of the Sick 2:00 pm at the Grotto; Way of the Cross 3:00 pm at the Grotto.
For more information about the Shrine and the Schedule for this year please contact:
Celine Perillat at 467-2057, Rachelle Poirier at 467-2047, or visit https://www.pa diocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor