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
Lord be mindful of your mercy.
Psalm 25 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., Oct. 2 – No mass
Tues., Oct. 3 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., Oct. 3 – No mass (Fr. Uche away at Clergy Study Days)
Wed., Oct 4 – No mass (Fr. Uche away at Clergy Study Days)
Thurs., Oct. 5 – No mass (Fr. Uche away at Clergy Study Days)
Fri., Oct. 6 – No mass (Fr. Uche away at Clergy Study Days)
Sat., Oct. 7 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 8 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 8 – 3:00 pm – (Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – Sept. 24: Meadow Lake $1016.35 Green Lake – $40.75
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for October – For the Synod – We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.
Daily Rosary during October – Please join us daily at 6:00 pm from Monday to Friday during October. We will also say the rosary before Sunday mass beginning at 9:30 am.
Our Lady of Peace Statue – The new statue should be arriving soon. There is still an opportunity to donate to help cover the cost of the statue. So far $4850.00 has been generously donated.
Parish Pictorial Directory – Our Parish is producing a pictorial directory in order to help us acquaint ourselves with one another and strengthen the bond of our faith community. The photographer will be taking pictures from October 17 – 21 inclusive from 1:30 to 8:30 each day and from 9:30 to 4:30 on Saturday. We will be phoning members of the parish to book appointments. There is no cost to get your picture taken and you will receive a free pictorial directory for taking part. You will have the opportunity to purchase photos if you wish.
Communion to Shut-ins – We are planning to start taking communion to the shut-ins and the sick who are unable to come to mass. If you would like to receive communion at home please register with the parish office – provide name, phone number and address. We hope to provide this service on the last Friday of each month.
Scripture Insights – Twenty-Sixth 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. 346.
Today’s parable from Matthew is part of Jesus’ response to the religious establishment’s question about his authority. In many ways, the parable repeats a consistent emphasis throughout Matthew. The difference between the two sons in the parable is that one fails to do what he says, and the other ends up doing what he fails to say. What matters is not what you hear and say but what you do (see Mt 7: 21, 24). Note also how Matthew’s Jesus ends this parable with not only a mention of how prostitutes and tax collectors will enter the kingdom before the religious establishment but also multiple references to belief. Belief for Matthew is not something merely in one’s head; a change of mind must involve a change in actions.
We find this emphasis on doing right not only in the mouth of Matthew’s Jesus but also in the actions of Christ, as indicated in the well-known hymn in Philippians. Christ is praised for his coming in human form and dying on the cross, but the significance of these is set in the context of his deference to God and his generosity to humanity – or what we do with and for others (see Mt 25: 31 – 46). This hymn’s emphasis on humility is also seen in Psalm 25; to be able to take instructions to change, one has to be humble and teachable. This is also what the religious leaders lack; hence, they accept the authority of neither John nor Jesus.
Ezekiel 18 is an affirmation of God’s justice and a call to responsibility, repentance, and right actions toward others. With a humble and teachable mind, one is not limited by the past but can change interactions with others and one’s relationship with God.
● Stubbornness and arrogance will only lead to frustration as we attempt to discern God’s will. Humility will create a sense of openness to a way of life that we might not yet imagine.
· Humility will help us turn from our own conception of fairness to God’s. A humble mind and heart bring an abundance of life, whereas an arrogant and wicked mind and heart not aligned with God’s bring death.
DIOCESAN NEWS AND BEYOND
Diocesan Pastoral Council - October 28 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Plaza 88 in Prince Albert
Speakers: Bishop Stephen Hero; Mary Martin with the Diocesan Called and Gifted Team; Responsible Ministry (protocol update); Diocesan Communications; Finance Representative; World Youth Day Representatives
Deadline for Registration: Friday, October 20, 2023
Register with Debbie McHarg, Resource Center, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-922-4747 ext. 229
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor