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: 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 God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Psalm 22 Refrain
April 10, 2022 - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
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., April 11 – No mass - Anonymous
Tues., April 12 – No Mass – Fr. Doug is at Chrism Mass - +Lou Chatline Family by Roy Shkopich & Linda Poitras
Wed., April 13 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Dan Derocher Family by Roy Shkopich and Linda Poitras
Thurs., April 14 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
5:00 pm – (St. Jude’s Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
7:30 pm – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
Fri., April 15 – Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
12:30 pm (Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake);
3:00 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook);
3:00 pm (St. Jude’s Parish, Green Lake -Deacon Bill Thibeault)
Fri., April 15 – Prayer at the Cross
7:00 pm – (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook)
Sat., April 16 –Easter Vigil
8:00 pm – (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., April 17 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., April 17 – 12:30 pm (St Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., April 17 – 3:00 pm (Our Lady of the Smile Parish, Waterhen Lake) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
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.
Sunday Collection – March 27: Our Lady of Peace: $3,162.30; St. Jude Parish: $156.00
***We are still looking for the person who has Envelope #67! If this is your number can you be in touch with the Parish Office! Thank you!***
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for April – For Health Care Workers: We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.
Aid to Ukraine: 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 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. To date, Friday, April 8st, $253,965.56 has been wired over to assist the needy through the ministry of the Oblates.
Scripture Insights – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: 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. 152.
No other Sunday in the liturgical year reflects such dramatic contrast as today. What begins with songs of triumph quickly shifts into remembrance of the Lord’s passion. His royal entrance into the holy city of Jerusalem was also an entrance into the mystery of his suffering, death, and resurrection. As we enter this holiest of weeks with Christ, may our participation in each solemn liturgy draw us into deeper union with him and with one another.
Today’s first reading is one of four poems about this servant, who is called to speak for God and is ridiculed and mistreated for his efforts. Even so, the servant continues his mission with complete trust that God will ultimately vindicate him.
Luke consistently uses this and other Old Testament Scriptures to portray Jesus as a rejected but always faithful prophet, a concept his Gentile Christian hearers could readily grasp. Today’s passion account contains several elements unique to Luke, who repeatedly depicts Jesus proclaiming by word and deed the mercy of God offered to all, whether Jew or Gentile, sinner or righteous.
The passion account portrays Jesus offering mercy and compassion even as he endures his own suffering and death. At his arrest, Jesus’ disciples turn to violence, one of them cutting off the ear of the high priest’s servant. Jesus admonishes them to put away their weapons and heals the man’s ear. At the start of his own passion, Jesus offers God’s healing to one who is an instrument of his suffering. When he is raised up on the cross, Jesus begs God to forgive those who are crucifying him. Unlike Mark and Matthew, Luke narrates that one of the criminals crucified with Jesus acknowledges his own guilt and somehow recognizes Jesus as a prophet of divine mercy. Jesus responds to him: “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk 23:43).
The centurion’s statement that “This man was innocent” (Lk 23:47) returns to the theme of the suffering righteous (or “innocent”) one of Isaiah. Even in death, God’s saving power is at work, and Jesus, God’s obedient servant, is acknowledged to be innocent as he awaits God’s ultimate vindication.
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 Face-to-Face 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. If you would like to lend your voice to the Diocesan Choir which will lead the music for this celebration, please be in touch with Heidi Epp at the Liturgy Office and plan to be at the Cathedral at 4:00 pm for the practice. Music required will be available at the practice.
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 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.
The final videos are scheduled for Sunday April 10; Holy Thursday Apr 14; Good Friday Apr 15; and Easter Sunday Apr 17. These videos 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.
April 10 - Thank you for giving from the heart to Share Lent 2022!
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada thanks you for supporting the People and Planet First campaign with your Share Lent donation. Thanks to your generosity, our parish collected $835.00.
This sum will help support our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
If you have not had a chance to donate, there is still time to place your Share Lent envelope in the offertory or to donate online at devp.org/give.
Thank you for continuing to pray for all those who are working to build a world of peace and justice.
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
Lenten Listening – Reading Scripture In/Through Different Voices: Join us for this exciting series of Lenten Listening and praying. To obtain the link, email: email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Marie-Louise Ternier, Watrous – email@example.com
Online Community? Church Hybridity? The Digital Body of Christ? If these are realities which continue to excite, disturb, or otherwise engage you, then mark your calendars for the first annual summer learning event co-sponsored by the three schools of the Saskatoon Theological Union in partnership with St. Thomas More College. From June 13 – 16 we will be exploring the theme of Religious Community in a Digital World. Apropos of our topic, this conference will be held entirely online. It will include keynote presentations, worship, workshops, social time, networking opportunities, and digital spaces for deep and rich ecumenical encounter. Our keynote speakers this summer are Dr. Deanna Thompson (author of The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World) and Dr. Jeffrey Mahan (author of Church as Network: Christian Life and Connection in Digital Culture). Individually and in dialogue, our speakers will be looking at our new digital-ecclesial landscape through historical, theological, and pastoral lenses. For those of us planning on engaging our plugged-in world, no matter how bewildered we may feel in it, these conversations will be missional and life-giving, practical and prophetic.
Planning is underway … keep your eyes peeled for registration details as they emerge!
For more information, please contact Shawn Sanford Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 441 6367
An employment opportunity with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert. The Diocese is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist. The position is part-time (21 hrs/week) with a potential on moving to full time (35 hrs/week) in the future. Applicants must have good English speaking and writing skills, a knowledge of the French language would be an asset. Applicants must have a good knowledge of the Catholic Faith Traditions. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. A working knowledge of the Wix website is necessary as is the ability and desire to learn other computer platforms. The ability to work independently and within an office environment is essential. The successful applicant must also adhere to the Diocese’s Responsible Ministry policy. Job descriptions can be obtained by clicking on the following link: https://www.padiocese.ca/employment-opportunities Further information can be obtained by contacting Louis Hradecki at 306-922-4747 ext 233 or by emailing: email@example.com . Please send a resume to Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert, c/o Louis Hradecki, Office/Programs Manager, 1415 4th Street West, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5H1. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be treated with confidentiality. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2022.
Lenten well wishes: Thank you to all those who took part in our Ash Wednesday vigil to mark the global day of fasting and prayer for peace in Ukraine. For those of us having difficulty entering into the prayerful spirit of Lent with all the tragedies unfolding around us, we invite you to consult our Share Lent 2022 resources page. There you will find, among other things, our weekly reflections on the bible readings. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive the reflections every Sunday this Lent. May your Lent be filled with spiritual graces.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor