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
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
Psalm 18 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. 30 – No mass
Tues., Oct. 31 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., Oct. 31 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Dale Cameron by Chris & Pat Bencharski
Wed., Nov. 1 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - All Saints
Thurs., Nov. 2 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - All Souls
Fri., Nov. 3 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Wayne Bettcher by Chris & Pat Bencharski
Sat., Nov. 4 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 5 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – Oct. 22: Meadow Lake $916.40 Green Lake – $256.25 Children’s Collection $1.75
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for November – For the Pope – We pray for the Holy Father; as he fulfills his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lady of Peace New Statue – The statue has arrived in Meadow Lake. Once the new stand is prepared the statue will be put in place. The total cost was $9879.00 and so far we have collected $5850.00. Donations are still being accepted if you want to contribute to this project. Thank you to all who have generously donated.
All Souls Day – The Church sets aside November as a month of remembrance for the faithful departed. Take time to pray for those you know who have died. You are also invited to write the names of people (family and friends) who have died and you would like us to remember and pray for. Place the names in the basket which will be placed before the altar at our liturgies. This has been a tradition here in our parishes.
Christmas Shoebox – Our parish is once again collecting shoeboxes for the needy. Shoeboxes can be picked up at the back of the church. More boxes have been ordered, also an ordinary shoebox can be used. All shoeboxes must be at the church on or before November 12th. For gift suggestions and information google SamaritansPurse.ca/OCC
Knights of Columbus – Special thanks to Gary Bell, Geoff Frey, William Murray, Chris Bencharski and Francis & Marijana Purnoko for preparing the pancake breakfast last Sunday. Also thanks to those who helped to clean up after breakfast and to set up for the Fall Supper – Jack & Cheryl Russell, Larry & Rose Sawatzky, Elaine Mattock and Chris & Pat Bencharski. Net proceeds of $236.10 will be used to support the “Coats for Kids” program. The next breakfast will be on November 26 after mass. Proceeds will go to supporting Meadow Lake’s Homeless Shelter.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
“Believe Love Share. . . In Jesus”
October 15, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Every gift is greatly appreciated!
Bishop’s Annual Appeal – 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. Our parish is asked to raise $15,734.00 this year for the appeal. St. Jude’s Parish in Green Lake is asked to raise $1301.00. Please give generously as you are able.
Scripture Insights – Thirtieth 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. 372.
When Jesus is asked about the greatest commandment, he replies with a dual commandment: love of God and love of neighbor. There is neither opposition nor separation between these two loves, as if one must choose one over the other. One cannot have one without the other. Jesus has no problem, then, loving people by understanding their need for food or by healing them on the sabbath, a day that some think should be reserved solely for loving God (see Mt 12: 1 – 14). The way Jesus juxtaposes these two loves as dual and the greatest commandment implies that the violation of neighbor violates God and the commandment.
· To live as imitators of the Lord is the heart of discipleship. In our journey through the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus has taught us through word and action how we too are to heal, nourish, welcome, and love not only our neighbors but also our enemies, strangers, and those deemed the least by society. We are to imitate his way of compassion and love. This is the way of the cross, the way of life, the way of the kingdom of God.
· Jesus is the example par excellence of compassion – of suffering with another, of having intense support and love for another. As his disciples, our mission is to stand with others in their time of need. We stand against oppression in any form, welcoming the stranger and upholding widows and orphans.
DIOCESAN NEWS AND BEYOND
Diocesan Pastoral Council - October 28 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Plaza 88 in Prince Albert
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor