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 1-3:00 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 are those who walk in the law of the Lord! Psalm 119 Refrain
February 12, 2023 - 6th 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., Feb. 13 – No mass
Tues., Feb. 14 – No public mass - +Henri Lazar by Norman, Frances & Wanda Steier
Wed., Feb. 15 – No public mass - +Yvonne Morin by Audrey & Gilbert Griffith
Thurs., Feb. 16– 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - + Emil Morin by Audrey & Gilbert Griffith
Fri., Feb. 17 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Ernest B. Morin by Audrey & Gilbert Griffith
Sat., Feb. 18 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Feb. 19 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – February 5: Meadow Lake $2049.95 Green Lake – $116.15
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for February – For parishes – We pray that parishes, placing communion at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.
Thank- you: A special word of thanks to the Knights of Columbus for a wonderful pancake breakfast. Thanks to everyone who came. It is nice to gather and visit with one another!
World Day of the Sick – February 11 – The ministry of Jesus to the sick is central to the life of the Church. February 11 (Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes) highlights the healing ministry of the Church. It reminds us that service to the sick and suffering cannot be neglected. It recognizes the great efforts of doctors, nurses, health care institutions and pastoral care givers to restore health to those afflicted with illness and disease.
Taken from Ordo page 144
We will celebrate the sacrament at our weekend liturgies. The theme this year is TAKE CARE OF THEM: COMPASSION AS A SYNODAL EXERCISE OF HEALING. Please see the message from Pope Francis for this special day: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/sick/documents/20230110-giornata-malato.html
Knights of Columbus Bingo – Want to play Bingo? Be at the Parish Hall on Sunday, February 12th at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Bring your lucky charms and who knows, you might walk away with a nice prize!
Scripture Insights – 6th 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. 92.
The reading from Sirach sets the scene for all of today’s readings. Sirach offers practical wisdom on how to live according to God’s instructions. The writer reminds us that God has gifted us with the power to choose freely: “Before man are life and death, good and evil, whichever he chooses shall be given him” (Sir 15:17).
Paul’s letter to the Corinthians shows what the call to choose life means. Embrace God’s love by living according to God’s wisdom, a plan hidden until now, a plan of love for the salvation of all humanity. Jesus Christ, the crucified “Lord of glory” (I Cor 2:8), accomplished the Father’s plan through his death and resurrection.
During the Gospel reading, Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount as he illustrates how his message fulfills the law and the prophets. He selects the fifth, sixth, and eighth commandments to indicate the heart of his new way of life: “You have heard how it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill . . . But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment” (Mt 5: 21 – 22). Jesus demonstrates that murder stems from within the human heart. The out-of-control emotion of anger within us, if left unchecked, leads to murder. To choose life in Christ means to pay attention not only to one’s actions but, more important, to their roots within our inner being, to the emotions within us. While this is true of the fifth commandment, it also applies to all other commandments. Life in Christ implies that our whole being needs transformation, starting within our very depths.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
Women’s Ecumenical Service – February 16th at 7:00 PM at the United Church. Join the ladies for prayer and socializing.
Rosary and Reflection – Once a month, from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, with Bishop Stephen beginning February 25th, March 25th, April 15th, and May 27th! Livestreamed from Prince Albert!
Diocesan Website – Pastoral Care – When you visit the Diocesan website, please be sure to look at the new information available under the Pastoral Care page. You will find information about:
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor