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 will bless your name for ever, my King and my God. Psalm 145
October 30, 2022 - 31st 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. 31 – No mass
Tues., Nov. 1 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Frey Family by Geoff Frey
Tues., Nov. 1 – 11:30am Midday Prayer followed by Pot-Luck Lunch - Green Lake
Tues., Nov. 1 – 6:00 pm Evening Prayer followed by Pot-Luck Supper - Meadow Lake
Wed., Nov. 2 – 12:30 pm (St. Jude’s Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Wed., Nov. 2 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Marlene Boyer by Theresa Tourand
Thurs., Nov. 3 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Anna Tourand by Darcy, Dustin & Jim Thomas & Kelty Esau
Fri., Nov. 4 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Special Intention by Elsie Michel
Sat., Nov. 5 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 6 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – October 23: Meadow Lake $625.00 Green Lake $37.00
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for November – For children who suffer: We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.
Our Lady of Peace Take-Out Fall Supper – October 23, 2022 – Thank you to everyone who supported our Fall Supper with your donations (money, food), your organizing and coordinating, your work at the Parish Hall, your order and pick up of meals or your taking food to people who were shut in. Your kindness and generosity are so appreciated, and they make such a difference. This year after expenses the Fall Supper raised $2,320.00 for our parish. Thank You to Everyone who Helped!
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.
All Souls Day – In preparation for All Souls Day you are invited to write in our Book of Remembrance the names of people (family and friends) who have died and you would like us to remember and pray for. The book will be placed before the altar at our liturgies. This has been a tradition here in our parishes and we would like to do it again this year.
Scripture Insights – Thirty-First 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. 374.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Your gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are putting faith into action, supporting programs that build up the church and help us to reach out to others in love. Together with your support, we are walking with the sick, the suffering and the dying through Pastoral Care and visiting prisoners as part of Restorative Justice. Together we are supporting parishes in forming and nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ. Through our Liturgy Office, we are bringing people of all ages to life-long faith through Evangelization and Catechesis. Thanks to your support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, Youth Ministry is empowering, training and mentoring young leaders in our parishes across the Diocese.
Your gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal also support Ecumenism – dialogue with other Christian churches, Catholic Family Services in Prince Albert and North Battleford as well as other ministries of inclusion and outreach such as Indigenous Peoples’ Ministry. Thank you. Together we can do great things.
As of October 24th the diocese has received 3 pledges from Our Lady of Peace Parish for $949.00; 0 pledges from Green Lake for $0.00 and 145 pledges from the whole diocese for a total of $53,029.00 for the Bishop’s Appeal.
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.
Please see the Poster at the back of the Church for further information.
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