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: email@example.com Pastor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Catholic Church Meadow Lake
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Psalm 138 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. 28 – No mass
Tues., Aug. 29 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., Aug. 29 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Fr. Doug Jeffrey by Martin Bishop
Wed., Aug. 30 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Travis Remarchuk by Darcy, Dustin & Jim Thomas and Kelty Esau
Thurs., Aug. 31 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Fr. Doug Jeffrey by Mary Betker
Fri., Sept. 1 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Travis Remarchuk by Ken & Margaret Alger
Sat., Sept. 2 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Sept. 3 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – August 20: Meadow Lake $902.15 Green Lake – $119.35 Children’s Collection $13.00
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for September – For People Living on the Margins – We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – September 1 - In 2015, Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Coinciding with a celebration instituted by the Orthodox Church, it is also a day of ecumenical prayer and unity. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (which is in the process of merging with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development) has some proposed celebrations on their website. Gatherings for prayer are encouraged in parishes. The faithful should also be encouraged to take practical initiatives to combat earth’s environmental crisis. Taken from Ordo page 336.
Volunteers Needed – A janitor has volunteered to clean the hall so we can now begin renting it out again. We are looking for volunteers to be contact people for the renters. Some duties would include showing the renter where extra supplies are kept; inspecting the hall after the event to make sure cleaning has been done; and be willing to be contacted by the renter of there is a problem during the event. If this is something you could help the parish with please contact the office.
Save the Date – An ethnic potluck brunch will be held after mass on September 10 as a special welcome for Father Uche. Please bring a recipe along with your dish and the recipes will be presented to Father Uche. Parishioners from Green Lake and Waterhen will be invited.
Fr. Uche will be available to hear confessions on Sundays from 9:15 – 9:45 am before mass and by appointment.
Baptisms will be scheduled on 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:15 am after mass.
Weddings can be arranged for Saturdays at 10:00 am.
Communion to shut-ins will be delivered on the last Friday of each month.
Scripture Insights – Twenty-First 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. 314.
We cannot presume to know God’s ways or assume that God works by our expectation or calculation. Doing so reduces the Christian life to one of predictable repetitions, when life with God is truly a mystery of astonishing discoveries. We cannot dictate how God works, but we can trust God’s love and the ultimate achievement of God’s purposes. The question is whether we can follow and accept God’s new work and revelations as they happen.
Peter, unlike some religious leaders, is able to accept Jesus as God’s new revelation. In response, Jesus gives him special authority and responsibility. Of course, Peter also fails later by denying Jesus but is fully restored, because God will and can always improvise to bring mercy and redemption.
Matthew plays with the Greek words for “Peter” and “rock”, as they sound very familiar. Paul, in discussing the rejection of Jesus by some Jews, conflates several verses from Isaiah (8:14 – 15; 28:16) to talk about a rock on which some will stumble and fall (Rom 9:33). That is what happens when someone misses God’s new acts because of presumptions about God.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
2025 Jubilee: Holy Year Pilgrimage
Join Bishop Stephen Hero and Father Maurice Fiolleau of Prince Albert on a Pilgrimage to Rome, Vatican City and Assisi from December 10 – 18, 2025 during the 2025 Jubilee Holy Year. Come and experience some of the most fascinating religious sites and relics in the world. Mass will be celebrated daily. As “Pilgrims of Hope,” visit the Seven Jubilee Churches, the Catacombs and much more including the Pope’s Sunday Angelus and blessing and also attending the weekly Wednesday Papal Audience. Travel to Assisi, the home of St. Francis where Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica. Free time to see the sights of Rome during the Advent season is also worked into the Schedule. Come and learn more about this exciting Pilgrimage. Join us for a detailed Presentation at: St. Michael parish in Prince Albert 1505 – 13th Street West, Prince Albert, SK. Wednesday September 20th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Tom Brothwell at 1-306-953-0740 or by email at email@example.com by Friday September 15, 2023 if you are interested in attending the Presentation.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor