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
"Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord." Psalm 122 Refrain
November 20, 2022 - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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., Nov. 21 – No mass
Tues., Nov. 22 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Pamela Ollenberger by Theresa Tourand
Wed., Nov. 23 – 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Rose Tourand by Theresa Tourand
Thurs., Nov. 24 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church and Facebook) - Personal Health by Guy McKay
Fri., Nov. 25 – 9:30 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - +Ernesto & Bernadina Manding by Helen Malana
Sat., Nov. 26 – 5:00 pm (St. Jude Parish, Green Lake) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 27 – 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church & Facebook) - People of God
Sun., Nov. 27 – 3:00 pm (Our Lady of the Smile, Waterhen) - People of God
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
Sunday Collection – November 13: Meadow Lake $487.20 Green Lake – $187.70
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for November – For children who suffer: We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.
Thank you to everyone who donated shoeboxes this year. Last year 45 shoeboxes were collected. This year we collected 47 shoeboxes from Meadow Lake and Green Lake, which will be given to needy children. Thank you for your generosity.
Welcome – Last Sunday, just after the Gloria we had a little celebration to mark Jeremy Nightingale’s journey of faith. Jeremy has been discerning God’s call for him. He has expressed a desire to become a full member of the Catholic Church. We thank him for his prayer, and we welcome him to our community. Jeremy will be received into the Church at a Sunday celebration in December.
New Sunday Missals are available – Our Church year concludes this Sunday with the Solemnity of Christ, the King. Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and that means you will need a new Sunday Missal. They are available at the back of the Church. The cost for a book is $5.00. Remember, we don’t sing the Gloria in Advent. Please bring your Advent wreaths for blessing on Sunday, November 27th.
Our Celebration of Mass – On Sunday, November 27 we will have a training session for ALL Lectors, Commentators, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Hospitality Ministers. If you signed up for these ministries, please be present for the formation session as we are adjusting how we do them at our Sunday Liturgy. Please plan to be here for at least one and a half hours as some people are involved in more than one ministry, and we want to cover all the ministries. Muffins and cookies will be available with water and juice. Changes to our Liturgy will take place on December 4th!
Beginning Sunday, December 4, we will once again pass the basket for our Sunday offering and we will have the “Little Church” available for children to make an offering. We will ask various people to bring forward the bread and wine as well as the collection after the Sunday Offerings have been gathered. Those who are ministering for the Sunday Liturgy will gather in the Cry Room for a Prayer prior to the beginning of the Liturgy. Following our Prayer, the Commentator will invite us to prepare for the celebration of the Mass. Following this invitation to celebrate, we will begin the Entrance Procession.
A simple reminder to everyone, we will continue to leave the pews on the west side of the church for people who are immune compromised. Covid is still present and circulating as are other respiratory illnesses and so we encourage you to take precautions if you are not feeling well.
We will continue to live-stream our liturgies for those who are home bound. We encourage people, wherever and whenever possible, to physically take part in our Sunday Liturgy. Our gathering on Sunday is an expression of our commitment to the community and to our God. It is also an opportunity for us to give thanks and praise to God for all that is taking place in our lives. We join with Jesus and with our brothers and sisters in praising God. God reminds us that we belong and that we matter, and it is important for us to hear this message.
November 20th – World Day of Youth – Instituted in 1985 at the conclusion of the International Year of Youth and in conjunction with Saint John Paul II’s World Youth Day gatherings, this observance has taken place on Palm Sunday. In 2020 Pope Francis transferred the date to the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. “Young people must say to the world: It is good to follow Jesus! You bring us the joy of faith and tell us that we must live the faith always with a young heart.” - Pope Francis page 413, Ordo
November 20th – Please join us this Sunday for our Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast. Plan to enjoy some good food and visiting. Please take precautions if you are sick or feel vulnerable as Covid and various flus are circulating.
Coats for Kids – The local Knights of Columbus are collecting good used coats which will be given to Green Lake School. If you have any good used coats, please drop them off in the box at the back of the church.
Sung Advent Evening Prayer - The word ‘liturgy’ means Public Worship – the work of the people. Our work is to give thanks and praise to God. As I have mentioned before, the Liturgy of the Hours is the Prayer of the Church. We are encouraged – every Catholic – to pray this prayer. We had a recent taste of it when our Bishop visited us. Normally the Prayer is spoken but many of the monks and nuns sing the Prayer. We sang it when Bishop Stephen came. It is my plan that as a parish we sing the Evening Prayer on Sunday evenings during the season of Advent. To this end, I invite you to join us on November 27th, December 4th, December 11th and December 18th at 6:30 pm for a sung Advent Evening Prayer. We will follow the same format as when Bishop Stephen was here. We will have the candles, the sung acclamations, the reading of God’s Word and the intercessions for the needs of the world. We will have a moment of silence rather than a homily. Our prayer will take about 30 minutes. I invite you to join us as we give thanks and praise to our God.
Christmas Carol Sing-along - Everyone loves to sing Christmas Carols. We seldom get the chance to do it. On Thursday, December 22nd from 7-8:00 pm at the Parish Hall, we invite you to join us as we sing Christmas carols and enjoy some hot chocolate and squares and the opportunity to visit. When you arrive, you will get a booklet of the song lyrics so you can sing along. Some of the carols have stories attached to them and they help us to celebrate some aspect of our faith. Join us for an hour of conversation, songs, and some hot chocolate. Expect a surprise story or two as we gather to sing and visit.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal:
“Walking Together in Hope”
October 16, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Every gift is greatly appreciated!
Bishop’s Annual Appeal
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports Catholic Family Services both in Prince Albert and North Battleford and in the surrounding areas. Their goal is to enhance and strengthen the mental and emotional health of individuals, couples, families and groups. Catholic Family Services provides counselling and support. No one is ever denied service because of their economic situation. As a non-profit agency, they rely on funding from many sources including the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. With our financial support, we can help those in need. “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.” Proverbs 18:16
As of November 13th, the diocese has received 19 pledges from Our Lady of Peace Parish for $6,549.00: 2 pledges from Green Lake for $700.00 and 570 pledges from the whole diocese for a total of $183,236.00 for the Bishop’s Appeal.
Scripture Insights – Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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. 398.
DIOCESAN NEWS & BEYOND
War in Ukraine – Our Oblates working in the Ukraine are asking us for help as they struggle to help feed the people who come to their door. The devastation of the cities is visible, and the needs of the people are many. Often those who are able, have fled the cities to fight or to make a new temporary home elsewhere. At the Oblate houses in Obukhiv and Tyvriv they try to provide food and shelter for as many people as they can. If you have the resources to help them Fr. Witalij Podolan, OMI and his Oblate companions would be so grateful. Fr. Witalij shares how hard it is for them to turn people away when they run out of food. You can make a donation on-line through our Mission 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. Please see the Poster at the back of the Church for further information.
Ecumenical Advent Series: What Are We Waiting For?
As Christmas and the holidays approach, Christians experience the season of Advent as a time of expectant waiting and preparation. This year, there will be a special ecumenical series of Advent meditations and conversations on the question: “What are we waiting for?” with Canadian church leaders, including:
Also, each Monday during Advent, the church leaders will release an ecumenical Advent meditation focused on one of the four Advent themes and will address challenges and opportunities facing the Canadian churches.
Find out more and register at https://presbyterian.ca/2022/11/08/ecumenical-advent/
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This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor