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
Facebook: Catholic Church Meadow Lake
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
“May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our heart that we may know the hope to which we are called.” Ephesians 1.17-18
July 11, 2021 - 15th 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:
SaskHealth/Diocese of Prince Albert Regulations: Thank you for all you have done and are doing to keep your brothers and sisters safe during the pandemic. If you can be vaccinated, please get vaccinated to avoid the unnecessary loss of life. Please be aware that if you HAVE NOT been vaccinated and you choose to join us for liturgy, you are EXPOSING YOURSELF TO SERIOUS RISK because of the COVID-19 virus. Vaccinated people may still carry and transmit the virus even though they are not aware of any symptoms. Let us continue to be respectful of people who are cautious and concerned about their health and the health of their loved ones. On July 7th,the Diocese issued guidance for parish gatherings. Please see below how we will manage re-opening in the Meadow Lake Cluster.
Please note the following changes to our daily mass schedule:
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Mon., July 12 – Fr. Doug on holidays - For Eleanore & Gaylen Smith – 60th Wedding Anniversary
Tues., July 13 – Fr. Doug on holidays - +Eve and Joe Malboeuf by Paulette Tourand
Wed., July 14 – Fr. Doug on holidays - +Paul Tourand by Darcy, Dustin & Jim Thomas & Kelty Esau
Thurs., July 15 – Fr. Doug on holidays - Dale & Carmelita – Anniversary – in Gratitude by Carmelita Cameron
Fri., July 16 – Fr. Doug on holidays - +Abraham Family by Alice Abraham
Sat., July 17 – Fr. Doug on holidays +Augustine by Swapna & Bijo Abraham
Sat. July 17 - 7:00 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake) – Deacon Bill Thibeault
Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Sun., July 18 - 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church, Meadow Lake & Facebook) – Deacon Bill Thibeault
Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Sun., July 18 - 12:30 pm (St Jude’s, Green Lake) – Deacon Bill Thibeault
Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Re-opening Practices for the Meadow Lake Cluster
Effective July 17/18
Introduction: A warm welcome to those who are joining us after a time away from public gatherings. Thanks to everyone who has made sacrifices to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and keep our neighbours safe. Since it is our best protection against Covid-19, let us continue to encourage one another to get fully vaccinated. While we return to some normal practices, the virus has not gone away. There is risk in engaging in public activities. Please make choices to protect yourself and your loved ones. We will continue to monitor infection rates and case numbers and we will adjust accordingly.
Effective July 17/18
We continue to encourage people who are sick with cold or flu-like symptoms to remain at home.
We will no longer require registration for liturgical celebrations – mass, funerals, baptisms etc.
We will continue to ask people to sanitize their hands, and we will continue to sanitize our spaces after each liturgy.
The use of a mask in the Church is left to individual choice. Fr. Doug and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion will use a mask during the distribution of communion.
Obligation to attend Sunday mass: The general dispensation from the obligation to attend mass is still in place and it will be reviewed by our Bishop on August 31, 2021. Live streaming will continue. People who can are encouraged to come to mass.
There is no obligation to social distance. For those who are concerned and would like to maintain social distance – the small pews on the right-hand side of the Church will continue to provide that option.
Regarding the celebration of Mass:
Parish Meetings – parish meetings will take place in the Parish Hall with appropriate precautions – people who are sick or have flu-like symptoms should remain at home.
Visiting the Sick – Visits to those in Hospitals or Care Homes will be guided by the guidelines in place. Home visits will take place with precautions and respect for the individuals being visited.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – By appointment
Funerals – Will take place as in pre-pandemic times. Funeral lunches are allowed with precautions.
Baptisms – We will continue to have baptisms privately until further notice.
House Blessings – Fr. Doug will bless houses as in pre-pandemic times.
Social Gatherings – After appropriate consultation, we will once again have parish gatherings, Pancake Breakfasts, Coffee, Picnics, and our Fall Supper. We will work to make sure we have appropriate food preparation protocols in place.
Fr Doug’s Holidays: Fr. Doug will be leaving for a short holiday break. He will be away following the July 11th liturgies and will return in time for the evening mass on July 21st at 6:30 pm. While he is away, Fr Kendrick Beler will be covering in case of an emergency. Please contact the Parish Office if you are in need of a priest (306) 236 5122. Deacon Bill Thibeault will provide leadership for the liturgies on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Meadow Lake and at St. Jude’s Parish, in Green Lake. We thank Deacon Bill in advance for his generosity.
Scripture Insights – 15h Sunday in Ordinary Time – pg. 270, Source Book for Sundays, Seasons and Weekdays 2021: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy, LTP Liturgy Training Publications Copyright 2020, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609: After Jesus’ unfortunate experience in his hometown (Mark 6:1-6), he sends his disciples out to preach repentance, cast out demons, and anoint and heal the sick. Jesus’ injunction to travel light appears to serve several purposes. The Apostles need to move easily and quickly from place to place. The directions to carry a staff and wear sandals are reminiscent of the instructions Moses gave for the Passover meal. “This is how you are to eat it: With your loins girt, sandals on your feet and your staff in hand, you shall eat like those who are in flight” (Exodus 12:11). Going out without food, baggage, or money forces the Apostles to depend on the hospitality of strangers and, ultimately, on God. It was a lesson the Jews learned in the wilderness, even though they carried personal belongings with them. The reader might also detect an urgency to reach as wide an area as possible, a mission certainly felt in the early Church. Baggage gets in the way. Finally, perhaps mindful of his own experience, Jesus urges the Apostles to leave any place that rejects them. Shaking off the dust is thought to be a Jewish custom that allows one to go on without dwelling on past troubles (see Acts 13:51).
Along with these specific instructions, Jesus commissions the Apostles to three particular tasks: They are to preach repentance, cast out demons, and anoint and cure the sick. Matthew and Luke record this story as well (Matthew 10; Luke 9), but Mark is the only one to associate anointing the sick with curing them. The Letter of James, written about the same time or slightly before Mark’s account, also speaks of anointing with oil (5:14). It seems clear that this was a practice in at least some of the Christian communities. The contemporary Church has continued that practice in its Sacrament of Anointing. Through his disciples and in these three facets of the mission—healing, expelling demons, and preaching conversion—Jesus restores wholeness in mind, body, and soul to the world.
PILGRIMAGES AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE:The Pilgrimages at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine are as follows: Updated: Major Pilgrimage July 15-16 - cancelled this year.
Minor Pilgrimages – information about pilgrimages on Aug. 15 and Sept. 8 will be forthcoming.
What’s your Catholic IQ? Last bulletin’s question and answer: The seventh commandment forbids (d) all of these: shoplifting, vandalism and cheating. The seventh commandment also forbids cheating on taxes, fraud in business dealings, and not doing your best at work or school. It urges us to use the gifts of creation well.
This week’s question: “Blessed are those who mourn… (a) for they shall love their enemies” (b) for they will be comforted” (c) for they do not hide their light under a bushel” (d) for they are peacemakers”
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
Letter of Saskatchewan Bishops: Please read the following letter!
CCCB Statement on Delegation to Holy See - June 29, 2021 https://www.padiocese.ca/news-articles
Following the 10 June 2021 announcement regarding the delegation of Indigenous people to meet with the Holy Father to foster meaningful encounters of dialogue and healing, the Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that the delegation is scheduled to take place from 17-20 December 2021 in compliance with global travel restrictions...Please follow the link above to read this statement in both English and French.
NEW CLERGY APPOINTMENTS FOR THE 2021-2022 YEAR effective AUGUST 24, 2021:
for Ecole St. Mary High School in Prince Albert.
serve as Pastor of St. Mary in Christopher Lake, Coordinator of Marriage Preparation for Prince
Albert & area, Defender of the Bond for Regina Regional Tribunal and President of the Canadian
Canon Law Society.
Albertville, and Mission of St. James in Candle Lake. He will celebrate Sunday Mass once a
month at River Breeze Retirement Complex, Carment Court, Sherman Tower, and Good Shepherd
Care Home and serve as Chaplain of St. John Community School.
Terrace Care Home first Friday of the month.
Community in the Battlefords & area.
Lloydminster Prayer Group. He will continue to serve as Director of the Indigenous Circle.
Spirit fill their hearts and minds as they continue to fulfill the mission of the Lord!
3RD ANNUAL ST. PHILOMENA WALKING PILGRIMAGE: The 3rd annual St Philomena Walking Pilgrimage takes place in August leaving Yorkton on Aug 11th and arriving at Rama on Aug 14th. If you have any questions please email Dave Hudy at email@example.com.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor