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 9 am-12:00; Wednesday - Friday 10am—12:00 and 1-4:30 pm
Office Phone: 306-236-5122
Cell Phone: 306-304-7271
Parish Email: email@example.com Pastor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Catholic Church Meadow Lake
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
“The Lord is merciful and gracious.” Psalm 103 Refrain
March 20, 2022 - Third Sunday of Lent
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., March 21 – No mass - Anonymous
Tues., March 22 – 6:30 pm – No mass - +Charles Belanger by Florence Morin
Wed., March 23 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Kay Nagel by Theresa Rodrigue
Thurs., March 24 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Health of family by Sandra Senga
Fri., March 25 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - Health of family by Sandra Senga
Sat., March 26 – 7:00 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake) - Health of family by Sandra Senga
Sun., March 27 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., March 27 – 12:30 pm (St Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun. March 27 – 3:00 pm (Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
The Gospel of St. Luke – This year at our Sunday masses we will be listening to the Gospel of St. Luke. Beginning Wednesday, March 16th and continuing for three more weeks on Wednesdays (March 23, 30 and April 7), Fr. Doug will present one-hour sessions on the Gospel – looking at its structure and themes and stories. If you would like to understand the Gospel of St. Luke a little better, please join him for these presentations which will be on Facebook at 7:30 pm. This week we will look more closely at the stories of the births of John and Jesus.
Synod 2021-2023 Information: The parish synod committee is preparing a synthesis which will be given out to everyone so that we can ‘hear’ what others are saying. The synthesis will also be forwarded to the Diocese as our contribution. Thank you for sharing with us! Please know that you matter, and we have made space for you! You can follow the diocesan Synod plans here: https://www.padiocese.ca/synod2023. The next Diocesan Synod Zoom session is Missionary Disciples (Sharing Responsibility) – March 23rd. REGISTER HERE
Sunday Collection – March 13: Our Lady of Peace: $1385.00; St. Jude Parish: $117.00
Aid to Ukraine: “Oblates do not leave people, even until the end.” Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovskyi OMI gives interview from the capital city of Kyiv. Follow this interview from Vatican News. You can listen to the full interview to get an understanding of the Oblate ministry in Ukraine at this time.
Fr. Ken Forster, OMI says that as Russian artillery pounds Ukrainian cities in hopes of softening up resistance, Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovskyi, OMI refuses to entertain the notion of abandoning the faithful entrusted to his care. The missionary now serves, with two other Oblates assisting him, as the parish priest of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in the capital, Kyiv.
Photo: Fr. Pavlo Vyshlovskyi OMI with a load of supplies for distribution. By Devin Watkins
“Ctrl + Click” to follow link to the Vatican News website and interview. If you want to support Ukraine through the Oblates send through MAMI. Please help the Missionary Oblates help the people of Ukraine. You can donate on-line through our website: www.omilacombe.ca/mami/donations ; E-transfer to email@example.com. 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. To date, Thursday March 10th, $75,000 has been wired over to assist the needy through the ministry of the Oblates.
Scripture Insights - Third Sunday of Lent: 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. 132. Exodus indicates that despite an appearances to the contrary Israel’s God continues to act in the people’s lives. In last Sunday’s Scriptures, God’s promises to Abram (that his descendants would become a great nation and inherit the promised land) seemed threatened. The Israelites were enslaved in Egypt, after all. But a faithful God established a covenant to fulfill those promises.
God assures Moses that the divine plan will continue to unfold, asserting, “I have come down to rescue them” (Ex 3:8). In revealing the divine name, “I AM,” God offers a relationship of intimacy to Moses and the Israelites (3:14). By identifying this self-revelation with “the God of your fathers” (3:15), the Lord once again takes the initiative, offering mercy and protection and promising Israel that God’s promises will never fail them.
The second reading and Gospel point out that God expects the proper response from a covenant people. Paul, recalling the desert journey of his ancestors, remarks that some of them did not rely on God with confidence. Even after deliverance from slavery, they expected complete and immediate fulfillment, doubting and grumbling. As a result, they did not reach the promised land. “These things,” the apostle warns, “happened as examples for us” (1 Cor 10:6).
Luke also focuses on the need for human cooperation with a saving God, in the form of repentance. In the Bible, “to repent” calls for much more than words of regret or sorrow for sin. True repentance requires action, a complete turning away from sin and returning to God. Jesus indicates that the God who offers new life demonstrates great patience in waiting for and aiding our return. But ultimately, no response yields no fruit: God cannot bring us to resurrection unless we cooperate with acts of true repentance.
Holy Week and Easter Liturgies 2022
Confessions: Our Lady of Peace Parish – Tuesday, April 5th – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – (Fr. Doug and Fr. Kendrick) and on Wednesday, April 6th, Fr. Doug – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; St. Jude’s, Green Lake after mass on April 3; Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake, after mass on April 10th or for anyone/anytime – call for an appointment.
Palm Sunday Liturgy
Saturday, April 9th – 7:00 pm – Our Lady of Peace – Church Building
Sunday, April 10th – 10:00 am – Our Lady of Peace – Church Building and Facebook
Sunday, April 10th – 12:30 pm – St Jude’s, Green Lake
Sunday, April 10th – 3:00 pm – Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake
Thursday, April 14th - 5:00 pm – St Jude’s, Green Lake
Thursday, April 14th – 7:30 pm – Our Lady of Peace – Church Building and Facebook
Good Friday Liturgy
Friday, April 15 – 3:00 pm – St. Jude’s, Green Lake (Lay Ministers)
Friday, April 15 – 12:30 pm – Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake
Friday, April 15 - 3:00 pm – Our Lady of Peace – Church Building and Facebook
Friday, April 15 – 7:00 pm – Prayer at the Cross – Our Lady of Peace Church Building and Facebook
Easter Vigil Liturgy
Saturday, April 16 - 8:00 pm - Our Lady of Peace – Church Building and Facebook
Easter Sunday Liturgy
Sunday, April 17 - 10: 00 am – Our Lady of Peace – Church Building and Facebook
Sunday, April 17 – 12:30 pm – St. Jude’s, Green Lake
Sunday, April 17 – 3:00 pm – Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
Diocesan Youth Rally – The Prince Albert Diocesan Youth Ministry team invites the youth of the Diocese to participate in a Youth Rally on April 23, 2022 (a day filled with fun, music, talks, food, faith, and fellowship) featuring Facetoface Ministries. Youth are welcome to bring a friend. Cost: $25 each until April 9th. (after April 9th the cost is $35 each). Location: Plaza 88 Event Centre, Prince Albert. Sponsored by the Bishop’s Appeal. To Register and for Rally information go to: www.padiocese.ca/news-highlights-events .
The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Sacred Heart Cathedral - 1401-4th Avenue West, Prince Albert, SK. All are welcome to attend.
Journey through Lent Virtual Opportunities for Adults and Families
This year’s Virtual Lenten Bible Study will focus on the Passion reading from Palm Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 (Luke 22.14-23.56). The reading will be reflected on over the six Thursdays from Mar 3 until Apr 7 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. each week. The evening will begin with Lectio Divina, followed by small group sharing on the reading. These are stand-alone sessions, so if you cannot attend them all but would like to attend a few of them, that would be fine. Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional monastic practice of reading Scripture to promote communion with God and increase knowledge of God’s word. The chosen reading is listened to four times from four different stances: Lectio (Read), Meditatio (Reflect - Think), Oratio (Respond - Pray), and Contemplatio (Rest - Remain in God’s presence).
Family Faith Formation at Home – Video’s will appear on Facebook: A ten-part video series based on the book, Benjamin’s Box, follows Jesus’ way of the cross through a little boy’s eyes. Each clip in this series, created by local catechists, offers a 15–30-minute session, which contains a short reading from the story Benjamin’s Box followed by a Scripture reading, a craft, a challenge, and a prayer. The series can be viewed on Sundays beginning Feb 27 and concluding during the Easter weekend on the RC Diocese of Prince Albert: Evangelization and Catechesis Facebook page and later on Mondays on the Evangelization and Catechesis webpage on the RC Diocese of PA website. By the end of the series, children with their families will have heard the Easter story and collected items symbolizing key moments of Jesus’ experience during his last days. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book Benjamin’s Box, contact our Resource Centre at 306-922-4747 extension 229. For the craft supply list go to https://www.padiocese.ca/family-lenten-resources.
Here is the video schedule: Sundays during Lent - March 20, 27, April 3 and 10. Holy Thursday - Apr 14; Good Friday - Apr 15; Easter Sunday - Apr 17. These events are possible due to the generosity of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal supporters. A heartfelt thank you to all who donate.
DEVELOPMENT & PEACE: This Lent, let’s put people and planet first
This year, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada’s People and Planet First campaign calls you to support our sisters and brothers in the Global South in defending their rights and the planet. Do this by:
Development and Peace: a movement of solidarity - Established in 1967, Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada is the official international solidarity organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. We partner with organizations in the Global South that promote alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures and support women in their quest for equality and justice. With the help of our 11,000+ volunteer members, we inform Canadians about the root causes of impoverishment and mobilize them to act for change. Our Lenten campaign, People and Planet First, offers you the opportunity to help protect vulnerable communities and ecosystems from corporate abuse. To learn more about and to join our movement, visit devp.org.
March 20 - The power of mobilized citizens: One of Development and Peace’s strengths is our ability to mobilize thousands of Canadians like you to amplify marginalized voices from the Global South. Our partners want businesses to not be able to perpetrate abuses in their countries with impunity. That is why our People and Planet First campaign is asking you to help ensure that Canada adopts strong due diligence laws to prevent Canadian corporations from abusing human and environmental rights across their global operations. Sign our petition for this at devp.org/act and spread the word. Thank you for supporting our campaign!
Lenten Listening – Reading Scripture In/Through Different Voices: Join us for this exciting series of Lenten Listening and praying. To obtain the link, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do the ancient holy words speak to us today, especially through the lens of those from different ethnic and racial perspectives? Join us on Zoom for five Thursdays and one Wednesday in lent. March 10-April 13, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm. For more information, contact –
The Rev. Matteo Carboni, Humboldt – email@example.com
The Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier, Watrous – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Places and Spaces: March 2022 seminar on Ecumenical Stewardship:You are invited to join in our March 2022 series of Ecumenical Stewardship seminars. Join us Thursday March 24 at 3pm (SK time) for Loving Our Neighbours! (again). Carla Leon and Zoë Chaytors will engage us in the question of how we practically interact with our communities and use our physical resources in mission for the good of all. Registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpduiurjIuHdE69wI-4LGI5vlHO0mGqViK
Deacon Tai Le will be ordained on Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 7 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Prince Albert. Keep Deacon Tai in your prayers as he continues to prepare for priesthood and for a life of service of God’s People. https://www.padiocese.ca/news-articles
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor