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
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.
Psalm 85 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. Uche Umechikelu, MSP
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., Aug. 14 – No mass
Tues., Aug. 15 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., Aug. 15 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Special Intentions by Sandra Senga
Wed., Aug. 16 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Fr. Doug Jeffrey by Cheryl Russell
Thurs., Aug. 17 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Wayne Bettcher by Chris & Pat Bencharski
Fri., Aug. 18 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Fr. Doug Jeffrey by Martin Bishop
Sat., Aug. 19 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Aug. 20 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – August 6: Meadow Lake $1393.20 Green Lake – $306.00
Children’s Collection $4.40
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for August – For World Youth Day – We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives.
Purchase of Our Lady of Peace Statue – 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. So far, $3750.00 has been donated to cover the cost of the Statue.
Looking for Catechism Teachers – We would like to start a catechism program in the fall . Anyone interested in helping with catechism is asked to come to an organizational meeting on August 26th at 10:00 in the Parish Hall.
Pastoral Council – There will be a Pastoral Council Meeting in the Parish Hall after mass on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
Finance Council – The Finance Council will meet in the Parish Hall at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23.
Scripture Insights – Nineteenth 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. 298.
In Romans 9, Paul turns from discussing an Adamic humanity to the people who have descended from Abraham. Earlier Paul asserted the priority of Jews in God’s salvation plans (Rom 1:16; 2:9 – 10). Paul has already asked in Romans 3:1 – 8 if the Jews’ rejection of the Messiah can revoke the entrusting of God’s Word given to them and, hence, whether God is faithful. This issue is important, especially given the long anti-Jewish history of the Christian church. Just as – and because – Paul has adamantly declared God’s goodness and generosity in Romans 8, he will argue fiercely for Israel’s salvation and God’s faithfulness.
We see Jesus’ faithful determination to save in our gospel reading today. Although the disciples mistake him as a ghost and Peter doubts, Jesus walks on the stormy sea to join them and reaches out to save a sinking Peter.
Psalm 85 and Elijah’s story in I Kings 19 affirm this divine and faithful determination to save. Because of Jezebel’s death threat against him, Elijah becomes fearful, runs away, feels sorry for himself, and even asks God to take his life. But God’s angel provides for him, and God assures him that he still has a mission to perform and that God will have a faithful following despite how things may look (I Kgs 19:15 – 18).
Paul also expresses a wish for self-destruction in Romans 9, not as a way to end one’s disappointment, but so his fellow Jews would replace him in God’s redemption. To be condemned and cast off himself so others would be saved is precisely what happened to Jesus. By alluding to this, Paul points to God’s faithfulness while showing his own commitment to salvation through solidarity with Jesus’ suffering.
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
Plan to attend the August Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Laurent,
SK (northeast of Duck Lake) which will be held on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven – Tuesday, August 15th.
Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Reconciliation: 6:30 pm, Marian Prayer and Rosary 7:00 pm, Celebration of Eucharist and Candlelight Procession 8:00 pm.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor