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 10am-12:00 and 1-4:00 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
“I will bless your name forever, my king and my God.” Psalm 145 Refrain
May 15, 2022 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
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., May 16 – No mass - Anonymous
Tues., May 17 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Paul Tourand by Theresa Tourand
Wed., May 18 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Maria Nhon Nguyen by Family
Thurs., May 19 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Paulette Tourand by Theresa Tourand
Fri., May 20 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +P. J. Augustine by Swapna & Bijo
Sat., May 21 – 7:00 pm – (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake) - Anonymous
Sun., May 22 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., May 22 – 12:30 pm (St Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
OUR LADY OF THE CAPE – On Thursday, May 19 the Statue of our Lady of the Cape from Cap de la Madeline, Canada’s National Shrine, will arrive in Meadow Lake. At 3:00 pm the statue will be enthroned in a liturgy with scripture readings, hymns and the rosary followed by an opportunity for quiet personal prayer.
At 4:00 pm we will have the opportunity to watch Bridge of Roses, a film about the miracles of Cap de la Madeline.
Supper will be served (chill, bun, salad and dessert) from 5:00 - 6:15 pm in the Parish Hall. Cost is by donation.
At 6:40 pm in the Church we will sing some Marian Hymns. At 7:00 pm we will have an hour of prayer including scripture readings, the rosary, Veneration, Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Act of Consecration and the Blessing of Roses. All are welcome! Bring your needs and your heartfelt thanksgiving to share with Our Blessed Mother!
Following our prayer refreshments and snacks are available in the Parish Hall.
The Statue will be taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in North Battleford for prayer there on May 20th! The program at Notre Dame de Lourdes, North Battleford will be as follows: 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Introduction/Rosary & Prayer), 4:00 pm-7:00 pm Quiet prayer/devotion, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm - Marian Hour
For further information about the Shrine: https://www.sanctuaire-ndc.ca/en/
OUR LADY OF THE CAPE – Canada was Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Ottawa in 1947. This year, we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of this event. The Marian Statue that was used at the time was from Canada’s National Marian Shrine located at Cap de la Madeleine near Trois Rivières, Quebec. The original statue is known as Our Lady of the Cape. As a result, the Marian Devotional Movement is visiting various dioceses in Canada in 2022 as it spearheads pilgrim statue tours of Our Lady of the Cape to provide opportunities for Canadians to venerate Canada's National Madonna, to promote consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to promote enrollment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.
A replica statue of Our Lady of the Cape will be touring our diocese from May 18 - May 20.
Rain or Shine Rosary at our Grotto – Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning May 10th and continuing throughout the month of May. Come and join us at the Grotto for the Rosary, rain or shine! A basket will be placed at the entrance of the Church, and you can drop off your prayer needs/intentions and we will pray for them every Tuesday, beginning May 10th!
Mass in honor of Mother Marie RIvier – Foundress of the Sisters of Presentation: On Saturday, May 28 there will a special mass in honor of the Canonization of Mother Marie Rivier at 11:00 at the Cathedral followed by a lunch. If you are interested in taking part in the mass and lunch and celebrating with the Sisters of Presentation please call the parish office (306) 236 5122 so we can let them know how many people will be coming. Please call before May 18, 2022.
The Ministry of Commentator: As Judy and Margaret were preparing the liturgical ministry lists for the summer, they noted that we have very few people who want to do this ministry. After some conversations and reflection, we will no longer have a commentator. Should things change in the future we will adapt. The person designated as lector will lead the intercessions from the usual place. The person responsible for music ministry will announce the Gathering Hymn to begin the liturgy. This change will be effective June 4/5!
Our commitment to our faith is a lifelong journey. We need help and support along the way. The mission of the Church (that is all of us together) is to help and support each other as we get to know our Triune God. We know from personal experience that our knowledge and experience of God unfolds as our life unfolds. Parents have the wonderful responsibility of sharing and supporting their own faith in the sacrament of marriage, and they have the wonderful responsibility of sharing faith with their children; helping them to become intentional disciples of Jesus. Recently, in our parishes when someone has come to have their child baptized the focus has been sharing information about the sacrament of baptism thus assuming that they were prepared to share faith with their children. The New Catechetical Directory and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults invite us to refocus our efforts. These documents, recently published, encourage us to help people explore their relationship with God so that they are better equipped for their journey of faith and their responsibility to share the Sacraments of Initiation with their children (Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Communion). In light of this, I have been working in consultation with the Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for our Diocese to develop a program for our parish which will better prepare people for their work of faith sharing. As people come seeking the sacraments for their children they will be invited and encouraged to reflect on their relationship with God and with the Church. I will be sharing this program and approach with the parishes in one of my homilies. I will also be sharing this approach with people as they come requesting the sacraments.
Synod 2021-2023 Information:
The Diocesan Synod Wrap-Up will be taking place on June 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph parish in Prince Albert...260 - 25 St E, Prince Albert, SK. The coffee will be on at 9:30 a.m., so plan to come early and visit with others from across the Diocese. An option to attend the Wrap-Up virtually is also being offered if attending in person for any reason is not possible.
The primary focus of the Wrap-Up is the sharing of the Diocesan Synod report before it is sent on to the Western region, where it will be synthesized with the reports from the other Western Dioceses. There will also be an opportunity at the event for small group conversations about what we have heard and how the results of this listening process are calling us to journey forward as the Diocese. The Wrap-Up will conclude with a Eucharistic celebration, followed by lunch. Please call the parish office to register.
The Diocesan Synthesis must be sent to the Western Canadian Bishops by June 17, 2022, and the Diocesan Synthesis will also be made available to parishes once it is complete.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Diocesan office at 306-922-4747 extension 227.
Sunday Collection – May 12: $1823.00 St. Jude Parish: $370.10
Spiritual bouquet for Deacon Tai Lee – As you know Deacon Tai Lee will be ordained to the ministerial priesthood on June 10th. In honor of his ordination we are being asked to present him with a spiritual bouquet. A spiritual bouquet is a commitment of prayer, fasting or acts of charity done for a particular person. You are invited to make a commitment to prayer, an act of charity, a period of fasting for Deacon Tai. Please contact the parish office and let us know of your commitment and we will gather the commitments of our people and present them to Deacon Tai. Please submit your commitment on or before June 8. Fr. Doug will take them to Prince Albert for the ordination. Thanks for your support of Deacon Tai!
PLEASE PRAY: We have been informed that Fr. Nicanor Ferreras, who serves the parishes of Notre Dame and St. Andre as well as providing ministry to the schools and hospital in North Battleford is taking an extended health leave. Likewise, Fr. Phong Tran who serves the communities of Shellbrook, Leask and Mistawasis First Nation is taking an extended health leave. Please pray for these men and their well being and for the people and communities they serve. Priests from the surrounding parishes will adjust their schedules to cover the needs of the people. The communities they currently serve will be asked to make sacrifices for the common good of all.
Scripture Insights – Fifth Sunday of Easter: 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. 204.
As our celebration of the resurrection of the Lord continues, the Church again subtly reminds us of the complete paschal mystery: Christ’s passage through suffering and death to new life in God. This is the full reality of our continuing life in Christ and the message Christians proclaim by word and action. Today’s Scriptures continue to weave past, present, and future into a single proclamation of the Good News of Jesus the Christ.
Last Sunday’s reading from Acts described Paul and Barnabas turning their mission toward the Gentiles. Today’s first reading continues their journey to “the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47). In their effort to proclaim the Gospel, these early disciples discover one of the abiding truths of the Christian life: “It is necessary to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God” (14:22).
As apocalyptic literature, Revelation focuses on the future completion of God’s work in Christ. In the past, Israel’s prophets envisioned the final age of salvation in powerful imagery that saw everything made new – Israel, Jerusalem, the Temple, and even Israel’s relationship with God. Today’s reading appears near the end of Revelation’s description of God’s reign in all its fullness at the end of time. The description of a new heaven and earth points to the re-creation of all things, an existence devoid of evil or chaos, symbolized by “the[chaotic!] sea was no more” (Rv 21:1). In this new world, God will dwell with humankind in a relationship as close as marriage, in which two become as one.
The setting of the Gospel is Jesus’ supper with his disciples shortly before his death. John interprets that sacrifice as the ultimate act of love: giving one’s very life for others. Jesus’ sacrifice in the past provides the vision and mission for our present and future.
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for May – For Faith-filled Young People: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
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 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.
Deacon Tai Le will be ordained on Friday, June 10th, 2022, at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Prince Albert. Keep Deacon Tai in your prayers as he continues to prepare for priesthood and a life of service of God’s People. https://www.padiocese.ca/news-articles
Canonization of Marie Rivier: Pope Francis recognized the miraculous healing of Angel Marie Degamo, from the Philippines, obtained through the intercession of Marie Rivier. The canonization will take place on May 15, 2022 in Rome. The celebrations will be live streamed on the Vatican Site. Saturday, May 28, 2022, you are all invited to join the Sisters for a Prince Albert Diocesan Celebration for the Canonization of Marie Rivier to be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 11:00 am officiated by Bishop Stephen Hero. Following the Eucharistic Celebration, a buffet lunch will be served in the basement of the Cathedral. To honor our Foundress, a musical program will be held at the auditorium of Bishop Pascal Place at 2:00 pm. Please register by calling the Sisters at (306)764-3445. If you are interested in attending the Canonization of Marie Rivier on May 15, 2022, please contact: Mike at Lobstick Travel - 306-764-4274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the trip to be determined. https://www.padiocese.ca/news-articles
Please join with the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan as they recognize the gift and impact of Catholic Education as we celebrate Catholic Education Week in our province from May 22 to May 29. This year’s theme is “Catholic Education: Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together.”
Online Community? Church Hybridity? The Digital Body of Christ? Mark your calendars for the first annual summer learning event held on-line and co-sponsored by the Saskatoon Theological Union and St. Thomas More College. From June 13 – 16, we will explore the theme of Religious Community in a Digital World. Our keynote speakers 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). 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. For more information, please contact Shawn Sanford Beck at email@example.com or (306) 441 6367.
Queen’s House of Retreats - Pastoral Counselling, with a focus on Marital Conflict / Separation and Divorce offered by Madeline Oliver. Sometimes you simply need a safe place to talk. I provide a listening ear, non-judgmental feedback, and an openness to talk about your relationship with God.
Olive Branch Ministry is supported by the Missionary Oblates, and their office is located in Queen’s House
Free consultation; $50.00 session. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
Contact: Madeline Oliver 306-361-9318 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor