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 1-4:00 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
Praise the Lord, Jerusalem. Psalm 147 Refrain
June 11, 2023 - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
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
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., June 12 – No mass
Tues., June 13 – 10:00 am Liturgy with Communion at the Lodge
Tues., June 13 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Lachance Family by Florence Bell
Wed., June 14 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - In Gratitude by Swapna & Bijo
Thurs., June 15 – 9:00 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +McCallum Family by Florence Bell
Fri., June 16 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +PJ Augustine by Swapna & Bijo
Sat., June 17 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude’s Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., June 18 – 10:00 am – (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – June 4: Meadow Lake $2047.85 Green Lake – $317.00
May CAFT $2310.00 Children’s Collection $11.40 Scholarship $1108.20
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for June – For the abolition of torture – We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – As Christians, we are called to share in Christ’s life and sacrifice. On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, traditionally known as Corpus Christi, we delve into Christ’s willingness to sacrifice himself for others. God becoming human in Christ was the beginning of a life devoted to others.
World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests – Catholics worldwide are urged to pray for Priests June 16th on the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. The day was begun by Saint John Paul II in 2002 with the objective of having all Catholic faithful join in prayer for the sanctification of Priests. The World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests coincides with the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Please pray for Father Tai Le and his family on the death of Father Tai’s maternal grandmother, Anne Nguyen Thi Phuong in Vietnam. May Anne’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Congratulations to Manuel and Bernadette Franco on their celebration of the sacrament of matrimony, which took place on June 8 at Our Lady of Peace Parish. May God richly bless their life together.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the scholarship collection. $1108.20 was collected and the Pastoral Council will oversee the distribution of these funds.
Tuesday, June 13 – As I have mentioned the people of Waterhen are looking at building a facility for the Catholic community. We have talked about, and we have shared our hopes and expectations for our new building over the course of the past year. We now have a sketch of what we would like. Bishop Stephen will join us on Tuesday, and we will talk about our plans and how we might work together to realize the construction of our Church. Please pray for us as we move forward following the loss of our Church a year ago. Following our meeting we will have lunch together and Bishop will return to Prince Albert.
NEEDING A JANITOR OR JANITORS – The Finance Council is looking for one or two people who are willing to clean the Parish Hall after our functions. If you or someone you know is interested in providing on demand cleaning, please call the Parish Office as soon as possible. We cannot rent the Parish Hall without having someone to clean it. Thanks for your help in this matter.
Scripture Insights – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Taken from Source Book for Sundays, Seasons and Weekdays 2023: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy, LTP Liturgy Training Publications Copyright 2022, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609, pg. 234.
In the first reading, Moses reminds the people of the ways that God tested them to be sure that their intention was to keep God’s commandments and also cared for them as they wandered through the wilderness. The manna and the water from the rock were small examples of God’s kindness toward his creation. But Moses wants the people to know that their real nourishment comes from God’s Word.
The second reading is the conclusion of a long argument that also recalls the Exodus story of the gift of manna in the wilderness. Paul used the story to highlight the enormousness of the gift that Christians receive in the Eucharist. It is so distinctively different from the social rituals of their pagan neighbors that Christians are forbidden to do both. Why? The answer is today’s reading: Eucharist is an authentic participation in the body of Christ. (Anything else is idolatry.)
Today’s Gospel is also about participation in the Eucharist. The evangelist presents the audience as quarreling – like the Israelites did in the wilderness – about Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh, because they thought he was advocating cannibalism. His response is even more shocking. “Those who eat my flesh [Greek trogo, eat, also carries the sense of ‘gnaw on’] and drink my blood have eternal life” (Jn 6:54). In other words, the fullness of life belongs to those who fully and actively experience Christ in the body and Blood.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
Pope Francis - Pope Francis had surgery this week and remains in hospital. Doctors say that the Holy Father is doing well. Let us pray for the health of our Holy Father.
VOCATION WALK 2023
Please see the Vocations page for information!
The Diocese of Prince Albert Vocations Commission is having a student coloring/poster contest. The purpose of this contest is to invite students to create art that promotes vocations to religious life. The invitation to participate is open to students from grade 1 to grade 12. There are four categories: Gr.1-3, Gr. 4-6, Gr.7-9, Gr.10-12. The regulations and entry form can be found at the following link: https://www.padiocese.ca/vocations-commission
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023
Information video for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon: https://youtu.be/JQZ_VAPZ2ow
Please see our website for more information at https://www.padiocese.ca/world-youth-day-2023
OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE 144th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE 2023
St. Laurent, SK. (north east of Duck Lake)
July 15th & 16th, August 15th, September 8th, 2023
Mary, Queen of Peace
For detailed information please go to https://www.padiocese.ca/st-laurent-shrine
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor