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
"The poor one called and the Lord heard." Psalm 34 Refrain
October 23, 2022 - 30th 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. 24 – No mass
Tues., Oct. 25 – No mass
Wed., Oct. 26 – No mass
Thurs., Oct. 27 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - For Frey Family by Geoff Frey
Fri., Oct. 28 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Flora Lavallee by Theresa Tourand
Sat., Oct. 29 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 30 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., Oct. 30 – 3:00 pm (Our Lady of Smile, Waterhen Lake) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – October 16: Meadow Lake $718.75 Green Lake $117.00
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.
Payment will be collected as you pick up your meal. For parishioners who are homebound we will help arrange delivery to you. Enjoy the blessings of the Fall Season of Creation.
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”.
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.
Bishop Stephen’s Visit – On November 1 we will welcome Bishop Stephen to the parishes of Green Lake and Meadow Lake. We will arrange another time for Bishop to visit Waterhen Lake. Bishop Stephen will arrive at Green Lake for a midday prayer at 11:30. Our prayer will involve some singing, some prayers, sacred scripture, and Bishop Stephen will give a reflection and then a blessing. After our prayer time we will have a lunch and an opportunity to visit with Bishop. When our visiting is complete, we will come to Meadow Lake and Bishop will have a conversation with me about my ministry and the faith communities I serve. At 6:00 we will have a sung evening prayer consisting of songs, rituals, prayers, readings, and a reflection from the Bishop. Following our prayer, we will have a potluck supper and we will have the opportunity to meet the Bishop, share with him our concerns, and then ask for his prayer and his blessing. Bishop will stay over night and then head on to other communities on November 2nd.
From the foundation of the Church, Christians gathered, and they prayed psalms and sang hymns and read scripture and brought the needs of the people before God. This format soon became known as the Liturgy of the Hours as people would do this to mark the day, sanctifying it with thanks and praise to God. Those who were able would gather eight times during the day. The Liturgy of the Hours and the Mass constitute the public prayer of the Church, the work of the people. Today in monasteries and convents, religious men and women continue to mark the day, sanctifying it with prayer. Deacons and priests have an obligation to pray the major hours of the day but are not obliged to mark all the hours. With the renewal encouraged by Vatican Council II, priests are encouraged to invite lay people to join them in praying the Liturgy of the Hours.
In the coming season of Advent, we hope to have a sung evening prayer on Sundays for those who would like to join us here at Our Lady of Peace.
Scripture Insights – Thirtieth 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. 368.
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
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal has started and the diocese needs our support. 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”. We sometimes need to remind ourselves that God has given us all the resources and we are but stewards of what we have been given. The ability of the Church to be fruitful in today’s world is dependent on the willingness of the faithful to nourish the church with our gifts through such things as the Sunday collection and the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Please give generously as you are able.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: “Walking Together in Hope”
October 16, 2022 – December 31, 2022 Every gift is greatly appreciated!
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
War in Ukraine – While many of us are overwhelmed by the countless needs that are before us and are sometimes annoyed with the countless requests for money, those who are working on the front lines in the Ukraine continue to share with us their needs. Our Oblates who are working in the Ukraine are asking us for help as they struggle to help feed the countless people who come to their door seeking assistance. The devastation of the cities is visible, and the needs of the people are many. Often those who are able, have fled the cities to fight or to make a new temporary home elsewhere. At the Oblate houses in Obukhiv and Tyvriv they try to provide food and shelter for as many people as they can. If you have the resources to help them Fr. Witalij Podolan, OMI and his Oblate companions would be so grateful. Fr. Witalij shares how hard it is for them to turn people away when they run out of food. You can make a donation on-line through our Mission website: www.omilacombe.ca/mami/donations ; E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call our office directly 1-866-432-6264; send a cheque payable to AMMI Lacombe Canada MAMI or bring to Parish Office. Mail to 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0C9. Income tax receipts are available for all donations.
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
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/
Compassionate Healers’ Mass – Every year the Bishops of Saskatchewan mark one Sunday in the fall with a blessing of caregivers at the Compassionate Healers’ Mass. This year the Diocese of Prince Albert will hold the Compassionate Healers’ Mass at 10:00 on October 23, 2022 at St. Joseph Parish in Prince Albert with Bishop Stephen Hero presiding. In 2019 the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan asked all the bishops to consider inviting local parishes to mark this special Sunday. Please join in offering a blessing to all those who share in the healing ministry of Christ: family members who support the elderly, sick and less-able people; medical professionals; counsellors; and those who respond to the poor with their many faces.
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!
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This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor