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: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Email: email@example.com
Address: 504-3rd Ave. East, Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1H5
“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12
January 10, 2021
Baptism of the Lord
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:
Mass Attendance: If you would like to attend mass on Saturday night or Sunday morning in Meadow Lake, please call the Parish Office 306-236-5122 BEFORE FRIDAY NOON and leave a message. Reservations are necessary as we have limited capacity (30 people) and we do not want to turn someone away from the door.
Donation envelopes may be picked up from the Parish Office Monday to Friday 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Masses and Intentions
Mon., Jan. 11 +Abraham Family by Alice Abraham
Tues., Jan. 12 +Gerald and Lorraine Ernewein by Jason and Darla Kirilenko
Wed., Jan. 13 +Philip and Mary Ernewein by Jason and Darla Kirilenko
Thurs., Jan. 14 Fr. Sebastian by Adeline Scammell
Fri., Jan. 15 Sandra by Adeline Scammell
Sat., Jan. 16 +Georgina Hounsell by Paul Laliberte Family
Sat. Jan 16, 7:00 pm (Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall) Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Sun. Jan. 17, 10 am (Our Lady of Peace Church) Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Sun. Jan. 17, 12:30 pm (St Jude’s, Green Lake) Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Please note that I will be celebrating mass every day for the mass intentions listed above.
On Sunday, I will celebrate mass for the intention of the people of the Meadow Lake Cluster.
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH:
Fr. Doug’s Holidays – January 11-25: I am taking a little holiday in January. I will be away from the parish office from January 11-25, inclusive. I will be staying alone for these two weeks. My plan is to eat, sleep, walk, pray, read, write, and develop some plans re: serving the people of our three parishes for the next few months. I will be back in the Office Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 am.
Please note that I will be celebrating mass every day for the mass intentions listed above. On Sunday, I will celebrate mass for the intention of the people of the Meadow Lake Cluster.
My cell phone will be turned off while I am away. Please contact the Parish Office (306) 236-5122 if you are in need. Remember that Lorraine is in the Office from 2-4:30 pm from Monday to Friday.
Please be advised that if you need a priest for a funeral contact Fr. Kendrick from the parish at Goodsoil. His phone number is (306) 238-2006
Please be advised that if a family member is dying and you would like him/her to receive the sacrament of the sick, contact Fr. Kendrick from the parish at Goodsoil. His phone number is 1 (306) 238-2006.
Bishop’s Appeal - As of December 29, 2020, parishioners have pledged $413,263.59 with 1335 donors, towards the goal of $450,000. Please continue to pray for the success of the 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
On December 31st, we received a call from the Diocese of Prince Albert informing us that we surpassed our parish Appeal goal of $16,904.00. As of December 31st, Our Lady of Peace Parish had contributed $17, 895 to the Bishop’s Appeal. I know that things are difficult for many people at this time, and so on behalf of the Bishop, the Diocese and our parish I want to say to all of you a huge ‘Thank-you’ for your generosity. Your gift will enable the Diocese to continue assisting us and many others in the development of our faith. Thank-you!
SaskHealth/Diocesan Covid-19 Guidelines – The number of positive cases of Covid-19 has gone UP in Saskatchewan. Let us express our love for one another by following the SaskHealth Guidelines. There are people dying each day because of the virus. The latest SaskHealth Guidelines ask us to wear masks when in public, limit the size of private home gatherings and limit travel. In order to protect one another, our Church gatherings are limited to 30 people. We are asked to sanitize our hands, wear our masks (except when we receive communion), and we are to maintain appropriate social distance. We have been doing a wonderful job. Let us continue to keep one another safe by following the Provincial guidelines and by putting our sisters and brothers first.
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
SHARING THE FAITH WE HAVE RECEIVED: TWO ANANIAS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES – Do you want to help someone take that next step towards Jesus but don’t know how? Part 1 (3 SESSIONS) with Facilitators Fr. Kendrick Beler, Fr. Travis Myheim and Christine Taylor
January 20, January 27 & February 3, 2021: Choose either afternoons (1 – 4:30 pm) or evenings (6 – 9:30 pm). Join this 3-session virtual training to learn tools that will help with this conversation! To join the virtual event you will need:
Year of St. Joseph – 150 years ago Pope Pius IX named St. Joseph as the patron of the Universal Church. In honor of that declaration and taking into consideration our own experience at this time, Pope Francis has declared that from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 is the year for St. Joseph. You can read firsthand the release from the Vatican announcing this year. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-12/pope-francis-proclaims-year-of-st-joseph.html. I will be reflecting on the Pope’s declaration as 2021 unfolds. His letter reflects on Joseph as a model for our times in terms of dealing with life’s challenges, our children/family and our faith. Pope Francis invites us to pray the following prayer together throughout the year.
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
What’s your Catholic IQ? Last bulletin’s question and answer: The wise men did not return to King Herod to tell him where the newborn king was because (a) they were warned in a dream and went home another way. This made Herod furious.
Bonus question and answer: After Jesus was born, King Herod (c) ordered his soldiers to kill all children in Bethlehem two years old or younger. King Herod was jealous because the wise men told him a new baby would be a king.
This week’s question: The Old Testament leader who made the walls of Jericho “fall down” was (a) Jeremiah (b) Joshua (c) King David (d) King Saul.
This bulletin is prepared by the Parish Secretary and the Pastor