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
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord.
Psalm 128 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. 20 – No mass
Tues., Nov. 21 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Father Doug by Norman, Frances & Wanda Steier
Wed., Nov. 22 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Louis & Germaine Wilfing and +Raymond Wilfing by Nick & Eileen Charney
Thurs., Nov. 23 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Maurice Vandale
Fri., Nov. 24 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Maurice Vandale
Sat., Nov. 25 – 5:00 pm - (St. Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 26 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 26 – 3:00 pm – (Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – Nov. 12: Meadow Lake $1606.15 Green Lake – $307.00 Children’s Collection $1.00
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.
World Day of the Poor- In 2017, Pope Francis instituted the World Day of the Poor so that “throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever greater sign of Christ’s charity for the least and those most in need.” Message of his Holiness, Pope Francis, First World Day of the Poor, Nov. 19, 2017
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. The first session will be on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:45 pm in the crying room and then weekly on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm (Dec. 6, 13 and 20). You can call Lorraine Twidale at 306-240-8411 if you need 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 – Doing the little things in life in Christ’s name can be a great way for us to take the steps necessary to become a better disciple. Please give generously to this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal. As of Nov. 14 our parish has 13 pledges for $4090.00. To date the diocese has received 596 pledges for $203,714.00.
Scripture Insights – Thirty-Third 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. 394.
The first reading from Proverbs describes the good wife, using some of the imagery applied to Lady Wisdom in last week’s reading from Wisdom. The good wife works skillfully and with love – not only for her family, but also for the needy. “Fear the Lord” has nothing to do with fright. Rather, it describes reverence towards God and obedience to God’s will.
In the second reading, Paul addressed a question troubling the Thessalonians – the delay of the end time and return of the Christ. He reminds them that the end will come when people least expect it so they need to stay alert. But because they are disciples (“children of the light”; I Thes 5:5), they have what they need to prepare for this event and need not fear.
In the same vein, today’s Gospel provides a parable about how we ought to live as we wait for Christ’s return. A man, before going on a long journey, gives three of his servants huge amounts of money to invest. (In biblical times, a “talent” represented thousands of dollars.) The master, representing Christ, eventually returns to evaluate the servants’ work. He praises two of them for their productive investment of the resources he left them, but the third one is severely scolded because he was fearful and did nothing while his master was away. Clearly, the master has expectations for us.
· We are not in the darkness and the darkness will not overcome us. As people of faith, the Light of Christ is always with us, guiding us forward through the darkness. The Light keeps us alert for the coming of the day of the Lord.
· God entrusts us with many possessions. As servant-disciples of his Son, the expectation is that we use God’s gifts to multiply their goodness in service of the common good.
DIOCESAN NEWS AND BEYOND
The Trudel Family in Concert
Mark your calendar for Saturday December 16 @7:00 St. James Parish Albertville.
The Trudel Family is returning for their 15th Christmas Concert along with Jay & Jo who will be sharing some songs from their album Ahatonia.
This year in lieu of tickets we ask for you to support the Rose Garden Hospice in Prince Albert.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor