Our Lady of Peace Parish
Also Serving Our Lady of the Smile parish, Waterhen Lake and St. Jude’s Parish, Green Lake
Office Hours For Parish Secretary: Monday - Friday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Office Hours For Fr. Doug: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 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
“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come. Alleluia”
May 30, 2021 - Most Holy Trinity
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.
Pastor: Fr. Doug Jeffrey, OMI
Parish Secretary: Lorraine Thibeault
Pastoral Council Chair: Doris Beaubien
Mass Attendance: If you would like to attend mass on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings in Meadow Lake, please call the Parish Office 306-236-5122 BEFORE FRIDAY NOON and leave a message. Reservations are necessary as we have limited capacity, and we do not want to turn someone away from the door.
SaskHealth/Diocese of Prince Albert Regulations – The presence of the Covid-19 variants continues to cause concern among health care professionals. The variants spread quickly and seriously impact our health and well being. Statistics show that they are also having a significant impact on younger people. Let us continue to exercise caution and get a vaccine if our doctors tell us we can. The virus has not gone away. If you would like to take part in our liturgy you must register, maintain social distance, wear a mask and sanitize your hands. A virtual liturgy continues to fulfill our Sunday obligation. Our Liturgies at Green Lake and Waterhen Lake are likewise limited by these regulations.
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Mon., May 31 – Feast of the Visitation of Mary - Personal Intention
Tues., June 1 – On retreat +Dillon Derocher by Roy Shkopich and Linda Poitras
Wed. June 2 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - Tracey Broda by Ken and Margaret Alger
Thurs., June 3 - 9:30 am (Facebook) - Irene Morin by Family & Friends – Ernie Laliberte
Fri., June 4 - 6:30 pm (Facebook) - For the confirmation/first communion children
Sat., June 5 – 9:30 am (Facebook) - William Morin by Gary Morin
Sat. June 5 - 7:00 pm (Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, Meadow Lake) - People of God
Sun. June 6 - 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - People of God
Sun. June 6 - 12:30 pm (St Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God
Note: Upcoming - June 11 – Feast of the Sacred Heart; Anniversary of Sacred Heart Cathedral, P.A.; World Day of Prayer for Priests; Bishop Stephen Hero’s ordination to the Episcopate
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – The essential component of being in relationship with our Trinitarian God is to allow that relationship to impact all that we say and do. To be disciples of the Lord is to live according to Jesus’ values and lifestyle and to model for others what relationship with God entails. Our mission is to do for others what Jesus had done for us, in both his words and his deeds, but most especially in his loving outreach to all. Blessed are we for having been chosen to be apostolic witnesses to all.
Scripture Insights: Scripture contains no philosophically mature doctrine of the Trinity; the word itself never appears. The reality of the Trinity lies deeply embedded in the New Testament and emerged over time. Painstakingly, the Church discerned and taught from Scripture the only doctrine adequate to the witness of both Testaments: that the one God of biblical Israel at the heart of creation and redemption is a reality of three persons. It is the mind of the Church interpreting Scripture, and not Scripture alone, that leads us to the truth of salvation.
Still, the best way to begin to learn about the Trinity is to go to Scripture. Who God is in heaven above (the deep mystery of God’s being) can always be seen in what God does on earth below (God’s relentless divine activity in the world for the sake of salvation).
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul seems to presume three separate, self-aware divine persons in the Holy: Father-God, Christ-Son, and Spirit of God. Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children, having lost servile fear of God when the Spirit bestows the consciousness of being God’s beloved child. This “spirit of adoption” puts our relationship with God on an intimate basis; the Spirit inscribes its reality in our hearts. Paul also suggests that the Spirit’s work infuses in us Jesus’ own beloved-child relationship to God.
The Meaning of the Season - Ordinary Time during Summer and Fall: This lengthy stretch of Ordinary Time is indeed a time of praise and thanksgiving when the Church lives its apostolic mission. During this season, we are nourished by the “carousel of sayings and stories, songs and prayers … in which the mysterious ways of God are not merely presented but experienced, not merely perused but lived through” (Mark Searle, “Sunday: The Heart of the Liturgical Year” in Between Memory and Hope, ed. Johnson, p.59).
For many people, there is a rhythm to this portion of the year. It begins with summer and its long days, time for vacations and time to be outdoors (if the heat and humidity are not unbearable). It continues through the early fall, when the many aspects of modern life structured by the academic calendar begin anew. It progresses through fall and ends with the shortening of days as [in the US] November winds its way to Thanksgiving.
So too is there a rhythm to the life of the Church during this season of Ordinary Time. Many musical groups and religious education programs go on hiatus during June, July, and August. As people travel, Mass schedules may be adjusted in locations that are popular tourist destinations. Pastoral assignments often begin and end, and parishes transition as they welcome new priests, deacons, and lay ministers and bid farewell to those who have served.
What anchors our faith during this season is Sunday—the Lord’s Day. Dies Domini offers a beautiful extended meditation on the rich theological importance of Sunday for Christians. It emphasizes that from the early days of the Church, “Christians celebrated the weekly day of the risen Lord primarily as a day of joy” (55). As Ordinary Time progresses, our celebration of the Mass anchors the changing seasons, for as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, “The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life” (2177).
These Sundays of Ordinary Time begin with two “idea feasts”: The Most Holy Trinity and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Trinity Sunday has been celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost since the fourteenth century, when Pope John XXII universalized a practice that had already been growing for centuries. Corpus Christi and its traditional procession developed amid the devotional Eucharistic spirituality of the Middle Ages. The calendar reform of 1969 combined the Feast of Corpus Christi with the Feast of the Precious Blood. In doing so, it recognized the presence of Christ in both species. Some countries celebrate it as a holyday of obligation on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but, in the U.S., it is always transferred to a Sunday “so that the faithful are not denied the chance to meditate upon the mystery” (DD, 79). These celebrations of the Trinity and the Body and Blood of Christ are not simply moments for considering abstract theological ideas. They celebrate the Trinitarian God who is always with us, and the Eucharist, which nourishes us. Thus, they are “a celebration of the living presence of the Risen Lord in the midst of his own people” (DD, 31).
Grotto Rosary Project - May 2021 – We complete the month of May this week as we pray the rosary at 6:00 pm at our Grotto. All are invited to come (masked, social distancing – not more than 10 people total). See you at the Grotto as we give thanks and ask Mary to intercede for us and for our needs.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
Ordination of our New Bishop: With praise and thanksgiving to God, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert joyfully invites you virtually to the Episcopal Ordination of the most Reverend Stephen Andrew Hero, Bishop-Elect of Prince Albert through the Laying on of Hands and Prayer of Ordination on Friday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, the celebration will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/padiocese. We encourage you to send us a picture of yourself at home, with family, friends, or fellow parishioners while virtually attending the Ordination. These pictures will be organized into a booklet and gifted to Most Rev. Stephen Hero. Pictures can be forwarded to Debbie McHarg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
A Drive-by Welcome Parade will take place after the ordination (about 3:45 p.m.) in Prince Albert. The parade will come down 13th St. West, turn right on to 4th Ave West and pass by the Cathedral, then turn right on to 15th St. West. Begin lining up at 13th & 4th Ave West at 3:00 p.m. Please follow these directions:
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES: To register or for more information, call: Catholic Family Services 922-3202 or 1-877-922-3202 or email email@example.com
CALMING THE STORM- Anger Management for Adults - THIS IS A VIRTUAL CLASS.
A new session is posted each Monday for six weeks. The participant has the full week to view the lesson and complete the assignments. Date: Week of May 24 – June 28
Time: At the convenience of participant within each one-week period
Fee: $25 – This class is partially funded by Community Initiatives Fund
TAMING THE TIGER – Anger management for children 5 – 12 and their parents/guardians
Date: Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 Time: 9 am to 12 noon Transportation available
No fee – this program is funded by the Ministry of Justice – Victim Services
Prayer for Christian Unity: During this season of Pentecost, The Canadian Council of Churches and its ecumenical partners, The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, invite you to "Abide in My Love: Cross-Canada Online Celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity"
Saturday, June 5, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT (1:00 - 2:00 pm in Saskatchewan)
Register on Eventbrite: https://wpcu-2021-spuc.eventbrite.ca, or follow the above link.
Development and Peace - An urgent appeal - In India, a terrible new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is infecting over 300,000 people and killing more than 3,500 every day. To help Caritas India cope with this emergency, Development and Peace has committed an initial sum of $50,000. Given that much of the Indian subcontinent is vulnerable to this crisis, much more help will be needed. Caritas India's executive director, Fr. Paul Moonjely, has appealed to the "the community of (the) faithful, institutions and people of goodwill to contribute generously." Let's respond with open hearts!
What’s your Catholic IQ? Last bulletin’s question and answer: The Bible says that in the desert John the Baptist ate: (d) locusts and wild honey. You can read aabout this in Matthew 3: 4. Some translations of the Bible say “grasshoppers” instead of “locusts.” While eating either grasshoppers or locusts does not sound good to us, it was not unusual for people to eat locusts at the time of John the Baptist.
This week’s question: Of the following, the one that is not a gift of the Holy spirit is (a) courage (b) wisdom (c) right judgment (d) anger.
Now it Springs Forth: Looking for Ecumenical Movement with Fresh Eyes - June 16, 2021
https://www.padiocese.ca/ecumenical-commission This event is bilingual (English and French), with simultaneous translation in both languages. This online celebration is free for all who would like to attend, but a small contribution to offset the cost is welcomed. Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman will present the 2021 De Margerie Lecture on Christian Reconciliation and Unity. The De Margerie lecture was named in honour of Fr. Bernard de Margerie, who established the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Saskatoon. The lecture will be presented online from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 16 co-hosted by St. Thomas More College, St. Andrew's College, and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.
For more information and for links to this event, please follow the above link.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF SASKATOON - Build a life in Saskatchewan, Canada – There’s an App for that. International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) launches the Welcome to Saskatchewan app for those immigrating to Canada. Rolling out the welcome mat has become digital for Saskatchewan newcomers thanks to an app centered around making it easier for new Canadians to connect to their new homes. The app was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. It provides newcomers and immigrants with a comprehensive path to building a life in Canada.
“Settling into a new life in a new country is never an easy experience, but we want it to be,” says Ijeoma Nwamuo, Executive Director, International Women of Saskatoon. “Digital technology is critical to connecting with and supporting those on a journey to become new Canadians. The Welcome to Saskatchewan app helps navigate and provide a real map on how to access valuable resources to give people a head start.”
For new immigrants challenged with mobility and transport availability, language barriers, and balancing life priorities, the settlement experience has been simplified by providing important information and key milestones that they can access at their convenience. Pre-arrival services, checklists for essential documents, access to support and resources, assistance for language assessments, and employment guidance are all part of the Welcome to Saskatchewan experience.
“We know that getting to Canada is one thing, but successfully integrating into the community is what makes newcomers really feel at home,” says the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. “This new app that the International Women of Saskatoon has developed will ensure that newcomers to Saskatchewan have all the information and support they need right at their fingertips.”
Prior to the pandemic, Saskatchewan welcomed on average about 15,000 immigrants to the province each year. The largest number of immigrants to Canada come from India, China, and the Philippines. Over 2,000 newcomers accessed immigrant services provided by the IWS in the fiscal year 2020-2021.
The app is free and also available on the Apple store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android devices.
International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) Inc. - International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) is a non-profit, grassroots, and equality-seeking women’s organization dedicated to improving the status of immigrant and refugee women and their families residing in Saskatoon and the area by assisting them to become fully participating members in all aspects of the Canadian society.
ST. BASIL'S PARISH, OTTAWA, "Conversations for our Times" Webinar Series
https://www.padiocese.ca/social-justice "Everyone and Everything Connected: Pope Francis's Vision of Our World" with Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ Sunday, May 30, 2021, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST - Building on Pope Francis’s two encyclicals, Laudato si and Fratelli tutti, Cardinal Czerny invites us to consider what they have to say to us as a parish, to the Church in Canada, and beyond.
Pope Francis’s encyclicals encourage us to become aware of our profound connectedness. What is our sense of connectedness, our dreams for the future and for our planet? Let us listen and discuss with Cardinal Czerny who has been directly involved with the publication and follow-up of these major encyclicals. For more information and links to this Webinar, please follow the above link.
VIRTUAL ZOOM RETREAT - Men & Women look at Life Choices, Ages 18-45. Sunday, May 30 @ 2:00 p.m. CST (3-hour retreat). FREE The retreat includes: Prayer, Presentations, Small group conversation (optional) To Register: firstname.lastname@example.org The retreat is sponsored by the National Association of Vocation/Formation Directors.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor