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
My soul thirsts for you, O Lord my God.
Psalm 63 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., Nov. 13 – No mass
Tues., Nov. 14 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - For all parishioners struggling with health issues by Sandra Senga
Wed., Nov. 15 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Father Doug by Audrey Staruiala
Thurs., Nov. 16 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Mary McKay by Audrey Staruiala
Fri., Nov. 17 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - For all parishioners struggling with health issues by Sandra Senga
Sat., Nov. 18 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 18 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – Nov. 5: Meadow Lake $2585 Green Lake – $179.00 Children’s Collection $2.00
October CAFT $2355.00
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.
Remembrance Day – November 11 – Canadians pause today in silence to remember those who died in war and to pray for the victims of aggression and inhumanity throughout the world. This is a day to pray for peace, to consider what we are doing as individuals, as a community and as a nation to bring God’s peace into the world. Taken from Ordo page 399
New Missals – Missals for the 2023 – 2024 year are now available at the back of the church. The cost is $5.00.
Advent Adult Faith Study – Everyone is welcome to share in four 1 hour studies to explore more deeply the Advent Sunday readings beginning the last week in November. Exact dates and times will be decided by participants. Brief meeting with Fr. Uche and Lorraine Twidale after mass on Sunday in the crying room for any one interested. You can also call 306-240-8411 for more information.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
“Believe Love Share. . . In Jesus”
October 15, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Every gift is greatly appreciated!
Bishop’s Annual Appeal – The ministries of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal continue their work in support of Faith Formation, Family Life, Catholic Family Services, Indigenous Ministries, Evangelization and Catechesis. Will you help to keep these ministries strong? As of Nov. 6 our parish has 13 pledges for $4090.00. So far the diocese has received 453 pledges for $144,479.00.
Scripture Insights – Thirty-Second 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. 388.
According to Wisdom 6, those who seek wisdom will not be disappointed, because wisdom desires to be accessible. Wisdom is indeed needed as we seek to understand the parable of the ten bridesmaids. That the wise, like the foolish, also fell asleep should alert us to think more carefully about the meaning of the parable. The wise in the parable are prepared, bringing both lamps and oil to await the bridegroom’s arrival. When the bridegroom finally appears, the wise, instead of sharing their oil with the foolish, tell the foolish to go to the store to buy oil. Delayed by the refusal of the wise to share their resources, the foolish end up being shut out by the bridegroom, who refuses to share the joy of his wedding banquet with latecomers.
How different is the picture in I Thessalonians. While the living may be able to do things that the dead cannot, Paul is adamant that the dead will have priority over the living in the time of Christ’s return: the dead will be raised first. Rather than grieving without hope, worrying about preparations, or hoarding resources, we should, Paul says, “console one another” (I Thes 4:18). Unlike Matthew’s bridegroom who shuts people out of his banquet, the Lord in Paul’s letter will descend from heaven to meet and welcome those who are alive after the dead have been resurrected. While there are order and sequence, there is no rejection. This God welcomes both the dead and the living.
For the psalmist, God’s love is steadfast, and God helps and upholds. God’s kindness, power, and glory fill the psalmist, who sings, “as with the riches of a banquet shall my soul be satisfied” (Ps 63:6). The psalmist and Paul relate that God provides abundantly and gives reasons for celebrations.
· We are constantly readying ourselves for the coming of the Lord. We do this by recognizing the Lord present in the people around us and responding to them as the Lord would.
· Acting out of foolishness leads to a lack of preparation for the Lord’s coming, but acting out of wisdom shows our preparedness for the Lord. Learning wisdom involves listening to the Lord and seeing the Lord in the people and all of creation around us. It involves breathing in the life of God and pausing to recognize his presence around us and in us.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor