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
The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.
Psalm 80 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. 9 – No mass
Tues., Oct. 10 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., Oct. 10 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Dustin Hofer by Jane & Ed Weber
Wed., Oct 11 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Jerry Hofer by Jane & Ed Weber
Thurs., Oct. 12 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +John Weber by Jane & Ed Weber
Fri., Oct. 13 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) -+Lena Weber by Jane & Ed Weber
Sat., Oct. 14 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 15 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – Oct. 1: Meadow Lake $1855.75 Green Lake – $32.00 CAFT $2300.00
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.
Thanksgiving Day – It is fitting for God’s people to offer public thanks for all the gifts we have received. The bountiful produce of the earth is a visible sign of the many blessings God wants to shower on us through Christ. Our God also wants us to share the goods of the earth with all people.
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 has arrived! There is still an opportunity to donate to help cover the cost of the statue. So far $4850.00 has been generously donated.
CWL and Ladies of the Parish – There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the church. Sylvia Jones and Shirley Lamoureux, guest speakers representing the diocese, will be present to speak on “The Unity Program”. Bring a friend. If you have any questions please phone Marie Mamchur at 306-240-6155.
Our Lady of Peace Fall Supper – Our Fall Supper will be held on Sunday, October 29. Stay tuned for more details.
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.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal – The Bishop’s Annual Appeal will begin next weekend, October 15, 2023 and the diocese needs our support. It directs the many programs and ministries that impact the lives of individuals and families. For example, the Catholic education of our children, the preparation courses for marriage, baptism, confirmation, and the education of future deacons. The theme of this year’s appeal is “Believe Love Share … In Jesus”. Your gift and your prayers will help to make this year’s appeal a success. Every contribution counts.
Scripture Insights – Twenty-Seventh 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. 354.
Both of our Old Testament passages today refer to God’s people as a vine that God has planted deliberately and carefully. Despite God’s efforts, something goes wrong with the vine in both scenarios. While Isaiah 5 clearly faults Judah, the vine, for failing God’s intention with its social injustice in the eighth century BC and threatens its destruction, Psalm 80 is a plea for God to restore this ravaged vine.
Matthew’s parable extends this metaphor by referring to God as a landowner who planted a vineyard and rents it out to tenants, but these tenants end up trying to take over the vineyard with violence, including the killing of the landowner’s slaves and heir. The parable ends with a similar declaration as Isaiah 5: God expects a harvest or produce of right(eous) fruits and will not tolerate injustice.
· We are the people of God’s vineyard. God looks out for us and tends to our needs. God cherishes us, saves us, and grants us peace as we journey to Jerusalem with Jesus.
· God gives us the responsibility to produce fruit in the divine vineyard. The arrogance and self-righteousness of the chief priests and elders have no place in the vineyard of the kingdom. Rather, the virtues of truth, honor, justice, purity, love, and grace are ours to adopt as we produce fruit in the divine vineyard. They are the way of humility, the way of the cross, the way of Jesus.
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, email@example.com or call 306-922-4747 ext. 229
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor