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
“O that today you would listen to the voice of the Lord. Do not harden your hearts!”
Psalm 95 Refrain
October 2, 2022 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
A Community of Disciples
We commit to form disciples
who joyfully and faithfully live out the mission of Jesus Christ
by enriching our relationship with God and neighbour
through the intercession of Our Lady of Peace.
Fr. Doug Jeffrey, OMI
Pastoral Council Chair:
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. 3 – No mass - (Clergy Study Days)
Tues., Oct. 4 – St. Francis of Assisi - No mass - (Clergy Study Days)
Wed., Oct. 5 – No mass - (Clergy Study Days)
Thurs., Oct. 6 – No mass - (Clergy Study Days)
Fri., Oct. 7 – Our Lady of the Rosary - 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Wilfred Morin by Florence Morin
Sat., Oct. 8 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 9 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 9 – 3:00 pm (Our Lady of Smile, Waterhen) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – September 25: Meadow Lake $1030.00 Green Lake $22.05
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for October – For a Church open to everyone: We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.
Changes to Mass Times
Beginning October 1 there will be no Saturday night mass in Meadow Lake
The Mass Schedule for our Cluster will be as follows:
Saturday 5:00 pm – Green Lake
Sunday 10:00 am – Meadow Lake
Sunday 3:00 pm – Waterhen Lake (2nd and Last Sundays of the month)
Outdoor and Indoor Work Bee – As you have probably noticed the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are falling. It is time for us to do a little work in our parish. A little window cleaning, trash pick-up and some landscaping are on the agenda. Weather permitting there will be a fall outdoor Work Bee, October 1 starting at 10:00 AM. Some tasks that need to be done – making some new flower beds, transplanting some flowers, removing soil along the ramp and replacing it with gravel, laying some cement sidewalk blocks to make a sidewalk from Fr.’s gate to the parking lot, washing windows, washing church pews, picking up garbage, levelling drainpipes on west side of Church, scraping, priming and painting Church window and garage.
Our Lady of Peace Take-Out Fall Supper – October 23, 2022
To ensure the health and wellbeing of our parishioners the Finance Council decided that this year our Fall Supper would be a Takeout event. We need people to donate food, to prepare food, kitchen workers and to help with clean up. Signup Sheets will be available at the back of the Church. The menu choices/order form will be coming next weekend. Spread the word. To place your order, call the parish office at (306) 236-5122 starting October 11 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday to Friday. If there is no answer or the phone is busy, please leave a message and we will call you back. For parishioners who are homebound we will help arrange delivery to you. Enjoy the blessings of the Fall Season of Creation.
Sacramental Preparation – If your child has not yet prepared for and celebrated the sacrament of reconciliation, please register your child by completing the registration forms now available. You will be required to take part in a parent meeting where you will receive materials for the preparation and formation of your child. The Church reminds us that parents are the first teachers of their children and bear the responsibility for preparing their children for the celebration of the sacraments.
It is also imperative that the parents and the children physically take part in the Sunday liturgy as frequently as possible. On the one hand they belong to this faith community and on the other they will learn more about Jesus Christ and their faith by taking part in the faith life of the community.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal – The Bishop’s Annual Appeal will begin the weekend of October 16, 2022 and the diocese needs our support. It directs the many programs and ministries that impact the lives of individuals and families. The theme of this year’s appeal is “Walking Together in Hope”. Please support the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. The Appeal is directed at enabling the Bishop, through various diocesan programs, to fulfill the mission of the Church. It is one of the many ways in which, as responsible members of God’s family, we can share in the mission of spreading the Good News.
Rosary and Tea – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday throughout October – October is traditionally the month when we as Catholics make a special effort to pray the rosary every day. This year in the parish we will gather at 3:00 pm Monday to Friday to pray the rosary. Following the rosary, you are invited to stay for a cup of tea and a snack and some visiting. Let us gather to pray and to visit with one another.
Scripture Insights – Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Taken from Source Book for Sundays, Seasons and Weekdays 2022: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy, LTP Liturgy Training Publications Copyright 2020, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609, pg. 350.
Dates to Remember – Fr. Doug and various members of the Parish/Diocese are involved in the following meetings:
October 1 – Meeting of the Diocesan Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis in Prince Albert
October 3rd – 6th – Clergy of the Diocese of Prince Albert meet in Waskesiu to discuss pastoral issues of concern for the Diocese and for ourselves as faith leaders in the Church.
October 11/12 – Fr. Doug in Saskatoon for Oblate Meetings
October 24-27 – Fr. Doug in Saskatoon for Oblate Community/Study Days in Saskatoon
Saturday, October 29 – Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting – all members of the Diocese are invited.
Tuesday, November 1 – Bishop Stephen Hero will visit Green Lake and Meadow Lake
Saturday, November 5 – Meeting of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission in Prince Albert
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Bishop's Annual Appeal Kick-Off Concert will be held Friday, October 14th 7:30 pm at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre (142-12 St W, Prince Albert, SK). A collection will be taken in lieu of tickets. Entertainment by The Trudel Family, Brown Sisters, Marcel Trudel, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Laurent Fournier, and Megan Fournier-Mewis. Please join us for what hopes to be a great evening. For more information, please contact Janice 960-1307. https://www.padiocese.ca/bishops-appeal
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Please see the Bishop Stephen’s letter attached to the bulletin or the reference shown on Facebook.
The following information is taken from the website: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html
“Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. This federal statutory holiday was created through legislative amendment made by Parliament.
Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations. On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.”
Catholic Health Association – If you are interested in the wellbeing of the human person, you may be interested in the Annual Catholic Health Conference which will take place in Saskatoon on October 27 – 28. The Conference entitled “Hospitality: The Link That Builds Community”, will feature various speakers and information that help us to appreciate the need to look at our health as more than a physical reality. For further information please check out the following link: https://www.queenshouse.org/chasconvention2022/
AMMI LACOMBE CANADA MAMI – Helping the People of Pakistan – The Missionary Association of OMI Lacombe Canada is encouraging us to think about the people of Pakistan. The monsoon rains which are necessary for the country and the growth of crops have come this year in abundance. Television and Internet news articles and pictures document the damage that has been done and continues to unfold in the country. Can you help us, help the people of Pakistan? Whatever you can offer will make a difference.
You can donate on-line through our website: www.omilacombe.ca/mami/donations; (Once you click on the “One Time Gift” button, there is a “Designate my Donation to” box after you enter your name and address. Please indicate Pakistan.) E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org; Call our office directly 1-866-432-6264; or send a cheque payable to AMMI Lacombe Canada MAMI and mail to 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0C9 with a note indicating the donation is intended for Pakistan.
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate – Representatives of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate are gathered in Rome for our General Chapter. The delegates have elected our 14th Superior General, Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, OMI who will serve the Congregation for a six-year term. Fr. Luis was born in Madrid, Spain in 1963. He has served in various formation and leadership roles and is currently serving in the Western Sahara Mission in the Mediterranean Province. He will leave his work and travel to Rome immediately to take up his responsibility as our new Superior General.
CCCB Fall Webinar Series – In an effort to share important information with ordinary Catholics the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is promoting a series of webinars to help us nourish our faith. The following is a list of presentations that you might find helpful. I encourage you to register and take part from the comfort of your own home!
For further information check the website of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops or check the Sunday bulletins as we will include the information as we have it.
Ecumenical Stewardship Seminar for the Season Creation - For details contact the parish office 306 236 5122
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor