Our Lady of Peace Parish
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
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
“I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.” Psalm 23“
November 1st, 2020 Feast of All Saints
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:
Celebrating our Faith and keeping one another safe during COVID-19: The Parish Hall is reserved for Saturday night mass and parish meetings. It is not available for rent. To avoid conflicts please call the Parish Office if you would like to use the Hall for a parish meeting.
Mass Attendance: Please be sure to call the Parish Office 306-236-5122 (NOT FR. DOUG) BEFORE FRIDAY NOON, if you would like to attend mass on Saturday night or Sunday morning in Meadow Lake. Leave a message for the secretary. Reservations are necessary as we have limited capacity and do not want to turn someone away from the door on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
Mon., Nov 2 No Mass
Tues., Nov 3, 6:30 pm (Facebook) - In Thanksgiving by Ken and Margaret Alger
Wed., Nov 4, 6:30 pm (Parish Church & Facebook) - For All who have died in our Cluster this year
Thurs, Nov 5, 6:30 pm (Facebook) - Family by Geoff Frey
Fri., Nov 6, 6:30 pm (Facebook) - + Deacon Brian McLean by Doug Jeffrey, OMI
Sat, Nov 7, 9:00 a.m. (Facebook) - Anonymous
Sat., Nov, 7 p.m. (Parish Hall) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 8, 10 a.m. Parish Church & Facebook - People of God
Sun., Nov. 8, 12:30 pm St. Jude’s, Green Lake - People of God
Sun., Nov 8, 3:00 pm Waterhen Lake - People of God
PARISH EVENTS: This week in the parish:
BISHOP’S APPEAL - The Bishop’s Annual Appeal runs from Sunday, October 4, 2020, until December 31, 2020. The Bishop’s video can be viewed on the Diocesan Website at https://www.padiocese.ca/bishops-appeal or on the Diocesan Facebook page Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert. The Diocesan goal for the 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is $450,000. As of October 26, 2020, the amount pledged is $165,290.00 with 531 donors. Thank you to all who have pledged.
Our Lady of Peace Parish – 19 pledges received for $5245 with a goal of $16,904.
St. Jude’s Parish – 3 pledges received for $450 with a goal of $1,167.
Sunday, November 1 at 5:30 pm: VIRTUAL POTLUCK - Join us for the Virtual All Saints/Thanksgiving/Fall Supper on Facebook. Given we were unable to have a Fall Supper this year, we thought it would be interesting to have another Virtual Potluck Supper on Sunday, November 1. Fr. Doug will be on Facebook from 5:00 till 7:00 pm. People are invited to post pictures and/or recipes of their meals on the parish Facebook page. Don’t know what to make – make your favorite meal or search the web for a meal associated with your favorite saint. Prepare it and post a picture. Invite friends and family members to take part also. The more the merrier. Let us remind each other that despite the limitations resulting from the Covid-19 virus we are not alone.
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES: Contact Pat or Rhys Beaulieu at 306-236-5959 or come to the Parish Office during Office Hours (2:00 pm-4:30pm Mon. through Fri) to get your shoebox. Bring it back by November 15th.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER WITHIN THE CHURCH OF CANADA for the victims of COVID-19
Because we are still in the current COVID-19 situation and under health regulations from our Saskatchewan government concerning gatherings, Bishop Albert Thévenot, M.Afr. has encouraged that this requiem celebration happens in each parish or cluster depending on your area and situation. You are welcome to join Bishop Albert Thévenot, M.Afr. at this celebration held at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 2. This will be livestreamed for those who are unable to make it to their own parish celebrations due to restrictions or health.
Wednesday, November 4, at 6:30 pm - REMEMBERING OUR DECEASED FAMILY AND FRIENDS. We will celebrate a special mass in honor of all those who have died since last November 2019. If you have lost a loved one, you are invited to come to this mass as we remember our deceased brothers and sisters. We will remember their names and the gifts they offered us during their lifetime. Please call the Parish Office to register for this mass.
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR PARISH PRAYER CHAIN? If you would like prayers for someone in your family or our community, please contact the Parish Office and we will make sure the Prayer Chain leaders hear about it. They will pass on the information to the people on their phone tree. If you would like to be a ‘prayer person” who prays for others – let us know and will again pass on your name so that you can be phoned and asked to pray for the people who are in need. This is a ‘hidden’ but vital ministry in our parish.
For the Love of Creation is hosting a Fall Forum every Monday evening this November on Zoom. Join us to learn more about our collective work for climate justice, engage with guest speakers, and take action for climate justice together online. Simultaneous translation will be available. For more information on dates and registration, please follow the above link. https://www.padiocese.ca/ecumenical-commission
100 pages of Gratitude - Celebrating the Ministry of Bishop Albert Thevenot, M. Afr. On Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 pm we will have a celebration at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in St. Walburg to honor the ministry of Bishop Albert Thevenot (in accordance with Sask Health guidelines). Bishop Thevenot will be invited to Deanery 6 (Meadow Lake, Goodsoil, St. Walburg and Paradise Hill Clusters). Representatives (Pastoral Council Chairs) from the 12 faith communities will be invited along with the priests/deacons to gather with the Bishop for a time of prayer and a few words of gratitude. We cannot serve a lunch or gather as a large group. In the Meadow Lake Cluster we are invited to take an 8 ½ x 11 inch paper and write or draw an expression of gratitude/an offer of prayer or best wishes or simply a sheet full of signatures. We will gather all the pages together and make a booklet of gratitude for him. Please bring your gratitude pages to the Sunday liturgy or to the Parish Office as soon as possible. My hope is that we can gather at least 100 hundred pages of gratitude to present to Bishop Albert at our celebration.
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
What’s your Catholic IQ? Last week’s answer: The saintly woman who cared for the poor and dying of India is Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Theresa (1910-1997) was inspired to devote her life to helping the poorest of the poor. She founded a religious order, the Missionaries of Charity, which continues her work. In 2003, she was beatified, the first step to being declared a saint. She was canonized in 2016.
This week: Holy Orders is a sacrament for (a) nuns (b) priests, bishops & deacons (c) laypeople (d) all of these?
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION - Leadership Program https://www.padiocese.ca/catholic-women-s-leadership-foundat "Are you called to join other Canadian Catholic women learning how your leadership has the power to transform where you work, volunteer, and live? Applications are now available for the 2021-2022 Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation Program. The in-person and online program, facilitated by the Providence School of Transformational Leadership and Spirituality at Saint Paul University (Ottawa) runs from April/21 to May/22. Visit www.cwlfcanada.ca Application deadline November 20, 2020", or follow the diocesan link above. If you have any questions about the Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation or our program, please contact: Neysa Finnie, Chair, Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-813-1612
FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN CHILDREN'S LITURGY ON-LINE, until November 22
The Diocese has begun posting children's liturgy on-line. The first of six Children's Liturgy posts were put up at 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass is continuing to be live-streamed on the Diocesan Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. and later that same day on the Diocesan website at www.padiocese.ca. For other resources to promote faith at home, families are also invited to check-out these online resources: LOYOLA PRESS: Family Faith Ideas, Crafts and Articles and CATHOLIC ICING: Family Faith Ideas with Crafts for Young Families.
Other suggestions for children's catechesis (0-18 years of age) are offered on the Evangelization and Catechesis webpage under the topic Children's Catechesis ... https://www.padiocese.ca/children-s-0-18-catechesis.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE/CARITAS CANADA, the official development organization of the Canadian Catholic Church, has not been exempt from the consequences of Covid19. We must ask ourselves, “How can we help?” Development and Peace has been and is today our Canadian Catholic Organization which offers us an opportunity to offer support. We are all responsible for one another and perhaps evenresponsible for what is happening in other parts of the world today. We have all contributed to our present situation.” Since there was no Share Lent collection in Parishes during March, significant cutbacks and staff layoffs had to be made.
In response to D&P’s request to hold a Recovery Collection this fall, Bishop Albert responded with the following,, “A special Diocesan collection the weekend of November 15, 2020, will be designated to Development Peace initiatives in response to COVID-19 around the globe.” Your donation will give aid to areas of the world where hunger, starvation and unclean water are the daily life of many. The people also need our prayers and love to have the courage to overcome the poverty.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor