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: email@example.com Pastor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
“Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
February 21, 2021 - 1st 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:
Finance Council Chair:
Mass Attendance: If you would like to attend mass on Saturday night or Sunday morning 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 (30 people) and we do not want to turn someone away from the door.
Income Tax receipts were mailed out this week for those who had not picked them up from the Parish Office. Donation Envelopes and Missals are still available at the Parish Office during Parish Office hours.
SaskHealth/Diocesan Covid-19 Guidelines –Let us continue to keep one another safe by following the Provincial guidelines. Let us express our love for one another by putting our sisters and brothers first.
Mon., Feb. 22 - Personal Intention
Tues., Feb. 23 - 6:30 pm (Facebook) - Chris, Kayla, Madelyn and Elizabeth Hamoline by Maurice and Mary Lou Hamoline
Wed. Feb 24 - 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - Chris, Kayla, Madelyn and Elizabeth Hamoline by Maurice and Mary Lou Hamoline
Thurs., Feb. 25 - 6:30 pm (Facebook) - Alice Abraham by Mary Ann Martell
Fri., Feb. 26- 6:30 pm (Facebook) - Judil Fiddler by Mary Ann Martell
Sat., Feb. 27 - 9:00 am (Facebook) - Anonymous
Sat. Feb. 27- 7:00 pm (Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall) - People of God in the Meadow Lake Cluster
Sun. Feb. 28 - 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - People of God in the Meadow Lake Cluster
Sun. Feb. 28 - 12:30 pm (St Jude’s, Green Lake) - People of God in the Meadow Lake Cluster
Sun. Feb 28 – 3:00 pm (Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen Lake)
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH:
1. “Songs at Seven” (Facebook - Catholic Church Meadow Lake) takes place Thursdays - 7 pm.
2. 40 Cans for Lent: The Knights of Columbus are once again inviting us to think about our neighbour. Our ‘40 Cans for Lent’ project began Ash Wednesday. Each household is asked to contribute one can for each day of Lent – hence 40 cans for Lent. The contributions from our households will be taken to the Door of Hope at Easter. Please bring cans of fruit, vegetables, soups, beans, chili, fish, or stew or anything else that is non-perishable. Let us be mindful of what we have and let us be mindful of the needs of our brothers and sisters. Let us make this the most generous 40 Cans for Lent project ever!
Celebrating St. Joseph: Beginning on February 26 and continuing throughout the year, on the last Friday of the month, at 11:30 am, we will live stream a prayer in honor of St. Joseph. Please join us on Facebook as we ask for help and give thanks and praise to St. Joseph for his faith and his generosity.
First Reconciliation – If your child is ready to begin preparation for the celebration of this sacrament, please contact me (Fr. Doug) at the Parish Office (306) 236 5122.
A Prayer as we Wait for a New Bishop
Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for sending us your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our shepherd. We ask you to send your Holy Spirit upon us during this time of discernment. We pray that the one you have chosen will respond to your call. May your Spirit give him the wisdom for this calling and the love to continue to gather Your people in faith, joy, peace and hope. We ask this prayer through your Son and Mary, mother of the Church. Amen
SHARE LENT – The Share Lent theme this year is Share Love, Share Lent. You can make a contribution to Development and Peace by using your donation envelopes (Solidarity Sunday, March 21), by donating online at devp.org/sharelent, by mailing a cheque to 1425 Rene-Levesque Blvd. W., 3rd Floor, Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1T7, or by calling 1-888-234-8533. Thank you for participating in Share Lent 2021. Development & Peace wishes you health, love and fraternity in the New Year.
What’s your Catholic IQ? Last bulletin’s question and answer: Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name…” The rest of this statement is (a)…I am there among them.” This statement is found in Matthew 18:20. It is used to encourage us to gather to pray. Praying in private is a good thing, of course, but we also need to pray with others.
This week’s question: Lent lasts (a) thirty days (b) forty days (c) fifty days (d) sixty days.
On Thursday, February 4, Fr. Richard Leonard, SJ asked a question to all of us in attendance, "What are you hoping for during your Lenten journey?" Fr. Richard then preceded to break open different aspects of the Lenten journey.
- about pilgrimage, how on this pilgrimage we are called to remember our dependence on God
- about Lent as a season of joy, because through it we are drawn closer to God
- about the disciplines of Lent, fasting, almsgiving and prayer, as means of decluttering our lives
- about Lent as a time to stare down what is stopping our liberation in Christ
- about Lent as a time of renewal, a time to develop different appetites. Below are some resource suggestions and ideas that have been gathered from a variety of places. Blessings as we enter the Lenten Journey. A Virtual Lenten Retreat with Deacon Mike Hardwicke
The Great Story of Jesus in Nine Acts March 6, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost $10 per participant - $10
A bible study of the Gospel readings for each of the six-Sundays of Lent has been created using the The Catholic Serendipity Bible for Personal and Study Groups, Lyman Coleman. The six-week bible study can be found here.
A Virtual Lenten Bible Study with Christine Taylor, members of the Evangelization & Catechesis Commission - Thursdays during Lent from Feb 18 - Mar 25 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
To register for these events click on the following link and scroll down to the appropriate registration prompt... @padiocese/evangelization-and-catechesis
Other Lenten Adult Faith Resources
I am with You: Lessons of Hope and Courage in Times of Crisis from Loyola Press
Led by the Spirit Lenten Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray from Formed
It's Not What You Give Up This Lent: It's Who You Become from Dynamic Catholic
Multiple offerings from Prayer and Retreats to Art to Reflections on Specific Holy Days from Loyola Press
For Young Adults
Lent in Three Minutes from Busted Halo
Our Journey Through Lent from Franciscan Media
25 Great Things You Can Do for Lent: Besides Giving Up Chocolate from Busted Halo
Preparing for Lent from Fr. Mike Schmitz
What's the Purpose of Lent from Fr. Mike Schmitz
Lenten Calendar - Opens one day at a time, leading to a special new Lent-themed Daily Jolt and Microchallenge! from Busted Halo
Family Faith Formation for the Home A video series, which hopes to support families in telling the Easter story to their children, will be offered during Lent into the Triduum. Posted on the RC Diocese of Prince Albert: Evangelization and Catechesis Facebook page and later on the Evangelization and Catechesis webpage on the RC Diocese of PA website.
Each video will be between 15-30 minutes and contain a short reading from the story Benjamin’s Box, a Scripture reading, a craft, a challenge, and a prayer. 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:
Mondays during Lent - Feb 22 and Mar 1, 8,15,22, and 29
Good Friday - Apr 2 Holy Saturday - Apr 3 Easter Sunday - Apr 4
Other resources for families - Lenten Activities from Loyola Press
40 Ideas for 40 Days, Catechetical Activities for Lent, Lent at Home, Lenten Activities for Children, Lenten Family Calendar, Lent Frequently Asked Questions: With Joe Paprocki
Treasures of Faith Journey from CatChat Productions
Amazing Friendships Between Animals and Saints: Everyone knows about St. Francis and the wolf. But the Christian tradition is full of stories of how animals developed unique friendships with saints. Join author Greg Kennedy, SJ, and illustrator/resources author Kerry Lyn Wilson for a workshop on their latest collaboration, Amazing Friendships Between Animals and Saints. Learn how this book and its web-based resources, full of fun stories, beautiful artwork and rich in lessons on how to care for our common home, the Earth, can be used in the classroom, in study groups with children, or by parents and caregivers with the children in their care. Adults will also find this workshop (and book) engaging and enlightening. The webinar is free but registration is required. Details: DATE: MARCH 4, 2021 TIME: 4:00 – 5 P.M. (EST/EDT)
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor