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
“Our help is from the Lord, who made heav’n and earth.” - Psalm 121 Refrain
October 16, 2022 - 29th 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. 17 – No mass
Tues., Oct. 18 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Charles Belanger by Florence Morin
Wed., Oct. 19 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Beatrice Belanger by Florence Morin
Thurs., Oct. 20 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - For Healing by Guy McKay
Fri., Oct. 21 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - For Vincent Velayo for his IELTS exam on December 17 & For Thanksgiving by Bernadette Franco
Sat., Oct. 22 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 23 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – October 9: Meadow Lake $1165.00 Green Lake $576.00
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.
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 are as follows:
Mashed potatoes Gravy Turkey/Ham Veggies
Cranberries Coleslaw/Carrot Salad Pie Squares
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. Payment will be collected as you pick up your meal. 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.
A word of thanks from Val Bishop – Recently I underwent some health challenges, and I noticed that many people in the parish were thinking of Marty and myself and praying for us. I want to thank you for your generosity and care for us. May God bless you in your life.
Changes to Mass Times - 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)
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.
Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting - A meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council will be held on October 29 in St. Joseph Parish Hall (260 25th Street East, Prince Albert) from 9:00 am – 3:30pm. The focus of this meeting will be a follow-up on the reflection about the Synod that took place in our parishes this past year. The theme is “Renewing Our Walk Together as a Church With the Holy Spirit”.
Attention Catechists and young people - This week Fr. Doug will be hosting Christine Taylor (Director of Evangelization and Catechesis) and Adam Rieger (Director of Youth Ministry) at the parish rectory as they visit Deanery 6. After the 6:30 pm mass on Tuesday, Christine and Adam will visit and talk to anyone who has questions about catechesis/evangelization and Adam will visit and talk to anyone who has questions about youth ministry. Perhaps now would be a good time for us to think about a youth group for our parish. If you have ideas or would need some coaching Adam is the guy to talk to! All are welcome to these conversations.
Please Pack a Shoe Box – When you pack and donate a shoe box, they are delivered to children living in war, poverty and disaster around the world. Each box is an expression of our hope, and love for these kids who probably have never received a gift. This is Christmas. If you need more information, please contact Pat and Rhys Beaulieu at 306-236-5959. All shoe boxes must be at the church on or before November 13, 2022.
Scripture Insights – Twenty-Ninth 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. 362.
World Mission Sunday – October 23
At the initiative of Pope Pius XI in 1926, the second last Sunday during October became known as World Mission Sunday. Catholics throughout the world are invited to pray for and give to the missions. The collection on October 23 is organized by the Pontifical Missions Society. The funds collected assist some 1250 mission dioceses under the responsibility of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. As agreed by the Holy See and the Bishops of Canada, a portion of the Canadian contributions to this collection will continue to be used until 2020 to assist six dioceses in Northern Canada which for many years had also been under the jurisdiction of the Congregation.
Pastors and pastoral workers are invited to encourage among all the people of God a missionary spirit, to promote missionary vocations, and to collaborate spiritually and materially in the Church’s mission work, including support for all the dioceses in our country’s northern regions. On the day of the collection, an appropriate petition may be added in the Prayer of the Faithful. The Mass for the Evangelization for Peoples may be celebrated on this Sunday.
“How I long to find the right words to stir up enthusiasm for a new chapter of evangelization full of fervour, joy, generosity, courage, boundless love and attraction! . . . . I once more invoke the Holy Spirit. I implore him to come and renew the Church, to stir and impel her to go forth boldly to evangelize all Peoples.”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 261 Taken from Ordo page 390
Food for Thought!
“Faith must be more than a lesson that has been learned from someone or from the catechism. It must be a living and dynamic faith that has its foundation in our life experience . . . Christians, called to conversion at every stage of life, are a people who answer ‘yes’ to god’s call. Their lives are shaped by the example of Christ, who entrusted the totality of his life to the Father, even to dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. Therefore, for the sacraments to be truly life-giving, this faith needs to develop and grow. Through the action of faith, we allow our lives to be taken up in the process of God’s self-communication, and be transformed. Within the community of the church, the people of God, the body of Christ, we publicly celebrate, in faith, God’s action in our lives . . . When the community comes together to give thanks and praise to God, it should experience God’s presence.”
(Preparing for Liturgy Series / ‘Preparing the Assembly to Celebrate’ by Kim Aldi-Wanner)
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal will commence this weekend and the diocese needs our support. It directs the many programs and ministries that impact the lives of individuals and families, many of whom are present here at Mass. For example, the Catholic education of our children, the preparation courses for marriage, baptism, confirmation, and the education of future deacons. Our Lady of Peace Parish has been asked to raise $16,118.00 and St. Jude Parish has been asked to raise $1,298.00 for this year’s Appeal. 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.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: “Walking Together in Hope”
October 16, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Every gift is greatly appreciated!
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
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/
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. I encourage you to register and take part from the comfort of your own home! For a list of the presentations please contact the parish office as the poster which is in the bulletin cannot be uploaded to this website. Technology????
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada invites you to join us in celebrating 55 years of solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South!
Our friends and partners once again request our support in their fight for justice and human dignity, which represents a call to continue our campaign: People and Planet First. Learn about the status of ongoing calls for corporate accountability in the Canadian investment and mining sectors and join us for in an inspiring discussion on Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti (All brothers and sisters).
Come out for some good fellowship and help us put People and Planet First!
The City of Prince Albert workshop will take place on November 5th at St. Joseph's Parish, 260 25th St E.,1:00-3:00 p.m. To register, please contact Leroy at email@example.com
Our North Battleford workshop will take place on November 6th at St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish, 1942 98 Street 1:00-3:00 p.m. To register, please contact Mike LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor