The Bulletin

The Bulletin | Mar 16

YAH BINGO – Thursday, March 20, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Come on out and have some fun and bring a friend.

Parish GIFT Event: An invitation is extended to parishioners of all ages to come to our Lenten GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) evening on Wednesday, April 9. The event will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by interactive sessions for both adults and children. This year’s theme, “Rising with Christ”, will help us prepare for Holy Week, particularly the Easter Triduum. Ticket sales begin today after all the Sunday Masses and PREP on April 2. The cost is: Adults $10.00; Seniors and Children 5-11 years, $5.00; Families of 4 or more, $25. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door. We are also in need of more volunteers. If you can help please add your name to our signup sheet at the back.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES PART TWO – GRASSROOTS ECUMENISM: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Diocese of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The second gathering will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral in New Westminster, Sunday, March 23. More info and registration: Marjeta Bobnar at 604-683- 0281 ext. 229 or mbobnar@rcav.org. http://rcav.org/meet-your-relatives/

St. Peter’s Parish Social Justice Committee
Annual Report for 2013
Focus: reaching out to provide help where needed in the community, in collaboration with other agencies, since 2005. By collaborating with community organizations, we avoid duplication of efforts and concentrate

help where needed.
2013 Social Justice Committee membership: Nora Riordan, Carole McConville, Marisa Brown, Sharon Johnson, Mary Shore, Bill and Norah Andrew; supported by the many (40 plus) parish volunteers who help with the monthly meal and parishioners who donate so generously to the committee’s projects.
Activities:
Monthly meal at Salvation Army (6th Street) – food is purchased, prepared and a hot meal served to between 80 – 130 people on the last Sunday in each month. The majority of those served the meal are men, but there are also women and children. Volunteers from the parish help the committee members prepare and serve, and help clean up after the meal.
Annual gift bags for Luke 15 Halfway House – the parish responds to the annual appeal for items for Luke 15 residents very generously, enabling the Committee to distribute 20 – 25 gift bags there each Christmas. Family Place: The parish also responds generously to the appeal for items for Family Place, and as well, the committee delivers Christmas boxes of food and gifts to several single parent families attached to Family Place. These hamper contents are provided by St. Vincent de Paul and the recipients are extremely grateful. Organizing Committee for the Fund Raiser Social Evening for the Parish Refugee Family Sponsorship Initiative: generously supported by the parish through ticket sales, the 50/50 draw and auction item revenues (contents also donated by individuals and parish organizations). The 2013 dinner was, as in the past, very successful due to the continuing support of the parish.
Financial Support:
St Vincent de Paul provides nearly all of the funding for the monthly Salvation Army lunches dinners; and the Knights of Columbus have donated funds to support this project as well.
Telus: Recently, Telus Corporation has contributed the costs of a Salvation Army meal and they also donated Comfort Kits (soap, towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks and the like) distributed at the Salvation Army lunch. As well, as a result of the Social Justice/Telus partnership, it has been possible for Telus Comfort kits to be directly provided to a special service for new mothers and infants needing support.
Local Supermarkets Periodically, local supermarkets also give discounts on food purchases for the monthly meal.
Parishioners: Donations from parishioners to contents of gift bags and hampers, and to the Refugee Social. The Committee is once again extending its deep appreciation for the generosity of the parish in responding to the appeals for Luke 15 and Family Place, the Parish Refugee Fund Raiser, and for volunteering with the monthly Salvation Army lunches. We are also grateful for the support of St Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus. Without this support, the Social Justice Committee could not provide these activities.

CHOIR SEEKING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: We are seeking someone to sit with the choir and run the computer and projector during the 9 and 11 am Masses on Sundays. If you would be willing to volunteer your time or if you have any questions, please contact Sloane at sloane@drennan.bc.ca.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR FEBRUARY MARCH 22 / 23

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collectors)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Vangie Knowles C:Wally Licas

Patricia Hunt Peter Tolentino Ed Wunderlich

John Rei Cabaron – U Peter Becher
Danny Acosta
Meitek Nieradka

Peter Tolentino

Morgan Denny Michaela Gavino Wilhelm Gavino

Sun. 9am

L:Tracy MacKinnon C:Graeme MacKinnon

Rod Giddens Marlene Giddens Carole McConville

Akok Bol – U
Dan McGuire
Werner Meisl
Vera Ellen Baughman

Dan McGuire

Morewa Adeyemi Yosola Adeyemi Mark Almonte

11 am

L:Daniel Vickers C:Ligaya Temper Tura

Joseph Nguyen Tess Marier Felino Ponio III

Merlie Garcia – U Chito Garcia Thelma Cruz Manny Cruz

Armida Beasley

Joseph Melliza Justine Palanog Mikhaella Teodoro

5 pm

L:Nora Sabau C:Salvacion Laurel

Tim Salvacion Nora Riordan Bernadette Keenan

Louis de la Torre – U Lina Furminger Veronica de Guzman

Ricardo Payot

Jullianna Oke Etella Keenan James Nicolas

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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Tom & Giovanna Ciprian

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Andrea Lee & Maggie Lister

Sun. 11 am

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Elvis & Melody Atienza

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Angie Kok & Marian MacDougall

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 16

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino, Wynne Simmer, Sharon Courtnage, Tony Marino and Patrick Coll. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Mar 9

CWL New Members Needed: The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is the largest national organization of Catholic women in Canada. St. Peter’s CWL has the distinct honour of being the oldest league in the lower mainland, having been in existence since February 1923. The CWL supports numerous church and community charities, and assists in parish activities when requested. In order to carry out our important work, we are looking for new members. Meetings are usually held at 10:00 am on the 2nd Thursday of each month; however, this Thursday, March 13, we are holding a special 7:00 p.m. evening meeting to enable working CWL members and anyone interested in joining to attend. Following Mass today, a CWL member will be at the back of the church to hand out information pamphlets.

YAH BINGO – Thursday, March 13 and 20, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Come on out and have some fun and bring a friend.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Spring (Lent) campaign is in progress for details see poster on bulletin board. HOLY HOUR – Lent Worship in the Style of Taize, 7 – 8 pm. Wed., March 12 – April 16 @ Shiloh-Sixth

Avenue United Church, 1111 6th Avenue, New West. Phone: 604-522-3443 or www.shiloh-6ave.net. NO 9 AM MASS, SATURDAY, March 15.

GIFT: Mark your calendar for this year’s GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) event on Wednesday, April 9. Our theme is “Rising With Christ” and will focus on the events of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. The evening begins with supper at 5:30 pm, followed by breakout sessions with age appropriate learning opportunities and activities for all—children to adults. Sunday ticket sales begin the weekend of March 15/16 till April 5/6. Tickets will also be sold to PREP families at the March 12 and April 2 classes. The cost is: Adults $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. We are in need of more volunteers to help run this event. If you can help, please call the parish office.

New Westminster Ministerial Association presents MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Tuesday, March 11: Queen’s Avenue United Church (529 Queen’s Avenue). Organ Recital by Rachel Alflatt.

LENTEN RETREAT at St. Andrew’s Parish, 480 East 47 Avenue, Vancouver, March 17,18,19, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. 6:30 pm – Praise & Worship, 7:00 pm – Holy Mass, preaching, Eucharistic Adoration.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES PART TWO – GRASSROOTS ECUMENISM: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Diocese of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship, and honour the gifts of service we bring to our communities. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The second gathering will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral in New Westminster, Sunday, March 23. More info and registration: Marjeta Bobnar at 604-683-0281 ext. 229 or mbobnar@rcav.org. http://rcav.org/meet-your-relatives/

Preview Week at Corpus Christi College for prospective students. Visit our campus, drop into a class, meet our students and faculty. Experience vibrant student life at CCC firsthand on Mar. 19-21, daytime. Please see details and RSVP at www.corpuschristi.ca, or email recruiter@corpuschristi.ca.

CLIMATE CHANGE CHANGES ME – Free Saturday Seminars at St. Barnabas, 1010 Fifth Avenue, New Minster till April 26, 3 – 5 pm. For more information check the bulletin board or to pre-register contact climatechange@beaconunitarian.org.

The book on the history of Saint Mary’s Hospital is available through the parish office. No set cost, donation to Saint Mary’s Health Foundation would be appreciated.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION: In today’s Gospel Jesus was tempted to stray from the path the Father had set for him. What temptations lure you from the path of discipleship? There is so much in our materialistic society to tempt us. The beauty of stewardship as a way of life is that it enables the Christian steward to resist the enticement of excessive consumerism and materialism. Stewardship inspires us to discern between needs and wants and brings a measure of balance to our lives. Stewardship provides the necessary discipline needed to live in a consumer culture yet not be consumed by it. This Lenten season let us pray that we may live a lifestyle in which we possess sensibly.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 9

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino, Wynne Simmer, Sharon Courtnage, Tony Marino and Patrick Coll.

May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Feb 9

FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, February 13, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

NO BIBLE STUDY MONDAY FEBRUARY 10.

“The St. Vincent de Paul help line number has been given to each of the occupants of the 31 apartment units that were destroyed in the Ash Street fire of Jan 31. We expect that many will be calling for help in the next few days . St Vincent de Paul will respond by giving food vouchers to all who request help. The amount that we will be able to give to each applicant will depend on the amount that parishioners contribute to the fund in their usual generosity .” Please make cheques payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Pope Francis – The Joy of the Gospel: Mission Today.

1. “In our day Jesus’ command to go and make disciples echoes in the changing scenarios and new challenges to the church’s mission of evangelization. All of us are called to take part in this new missionary ‘going forth’. Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zone to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel.

An evangelizing community gets involved by word and deed in people’s daily lives; it bridges distances, and it embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others. Evangelizers must take on the ‘smell of the sheep,’ and the sheep are willing to hear their voice. An evangelizing community is filled with joy; it knows how to rejoice always. It celebrates every small victory.

2. The parish possesses great flexibility. It can assume different contours depending on the openness and missionary creativity of the community.

This presumes that it really is in contact with the homes and the lives of its people, and does not become a useless structure out of touch with people or a self-absorbed cluster made up of a chosen few. The parish is the presence of the church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.

3. Since I am called to put into practice what I ask of others, I too must think of a conversion of the papacy. It is my duty as the bishop of Rome to be open to suggestions that can help make the exercise of my ministry more faithful to the meaning Jesus Christ wished to give it and to the present needs of evangelization.

The papacy and the central structures of the universal church also need to hear the call to pastoral conversion. The Second Vatican Council stated that bishop’ conferences can contribute through their teaching role as an expression of their collegial co-operation. Excessive centralization, rather that proving helpful, complicates the Church’s life and her missionary outreach.

4. Proper Balance. If we attempt to put all things in a missionary key, this will also affect the way we communicate the message….The biggest problem is when the message we preach then seems identified with those secondary aspects that, important as they are, do not convey the heart of Christ’s message.

Pastoral ministry in a missionary style is not obsessed with the disjointed transmission of a multitude of doctrines to be insistently imposed. The message has to concentrate on the essentials, on what is most beautiful, most grand, most appealing and at the same time most necessary.

The Second Vatican Council explained, ‘in Catholic doctrine there exists an order or hierarchy of truths, since they vary in their relation to the foundation of the Christian faith.’ This holds true for the doctrines of faith and the moral teaching. As St. Thomas Aquinas taught, what counts above all else is “faith working through love” (Ga. 5:6). Works of love directed to one’s neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Holy Spirit. St. Thomas explains that as far as external works are concerned mercy is the greatest of all the virtues.

In preaching the Gospel a sense of proportion has to be maintained. This can be seen in the frequency with which certain themes are brought up and in the emphasis given them in preaching. For example, if in a year a pastor speaks about temperance ten times, but only mentions charity or justice two or three times, an imbalance results. Those virtues that ought to be most present are overlooked. The same thing happens when we speak more about law than about grace, more about the church than about Christ, more about the pope than about God’s word.

Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth for ourselves to seek the good of others.

I prefer a church that is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out in the streets rather that a church that is unhealthy from being confined and clinging to its own security.

If anything should disturb us, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, the light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures that give us a false sense of security, within rules that make us harsh judges, within habits that make us feel safe while at our door people are starving, and Jesus tells us, “you give them something to eat,” (Mk 6:37).

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR FEBRUARY 15 /16

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collectors)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Gina Tolentino C:Vincent Ng

Edgar Lagmay Teresa Lagmay Patricia Hunt

Wally Licas – U Mietek Nieradka Peter Becher Thomas Fontaine

Wally Licas

Callista Tolentino Gabrielle Tolentino Vincent Tolentino

Sun. 9am

L:Maria Chakeredza C:Shawn Johnston

Domingo Almonte Kath Conolly
Bill Conolly

Syl Helmink – U Flora Kennedy Domingo Almonte Dan McGuire

Helen Unilowski

Piero Cipiran Mattias Ciprian Agnes Natoc

11 am

L:Gerry Spindor C:Damilola Olarewaju

Tess Marier Alicia Piper Joseph Nguyen

Peter Markin – U Ivan Palic
Bob Denny
Paul Taylore

Tess Marier

Deniece Orenzo James Orenzo Angelica Chua

5 pm

L:Louis de la Torre C:Mary Shore

Phil Ledoux Bernadette Keenan Tim Salvacion

Ricardo Payot – U Elmer Oane Marie Piche

Arleen Acuna

Etella Keenan Kyle Berry Sabrina Berry

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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John Leeson & Eileen Jang

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Mely Almonte, Annabelle Almonte, Krista Tibay

Sun. 11 am

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Orenzo Family

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Sunila Thomas & Angie Kok

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 9

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino, Wynne Simmer, Sharon Courtnage and Tony Marino. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Baby Victoria Faith Lee who passed away on February 2.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 2

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino, Wynne Simmer, Sharon Courtnage and Tony Marino. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Feb 2

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, February 7, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

PREP: The Children’s Prep program is looking for enthusiastic teachers to join their team with one position being open immediately. This requires a commitment of planning hands on lessons to inspire our faith in the children. Classes are each Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30pm. Please email Jennifer Vander Zalm jenn@joeprogrammer.net.

Pope Francis: An Encyclical, An Exhortation, A Mission Fr. Michael Stogre sj, MD, PhD, St. Mark’s Parish, UBC Catholic Chaplaincy & Prof. Peter Baltutis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Theology, Corpus Christi College, Wed. Feb. 5, 7:00pm, St. Mark’s Church, UBC, 5935 Iona Drive. Admission free, all are welcome.

Pope Francis Speaks – I

Pope Francis addresses all Christians in his Apostolic Exhortation entitled The Joy of the Gospel. We can regard it as a basic charter in which he expresses his major concerns and interests for the Church and the world today.

In his introduction Pope Francis reflects on the importance of joy in our lives. “I invite all Christians everywhere to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ or at least an openness to letting him encounter them…no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step toward Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms….God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy….No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love. With a tenderness that never disappoints but is always capable of restoring our joy, he makes it possible for us to lift up our hearts and to start anew.

The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born by a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt and the desire to do good fades.

The Gospel, radiant with the glory of Christ’s cross, constantly invites us to rejoice…. In her song of praise, Mary proclaims: “my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Jesus himself rejoiced in the Holy Spirit. His message brings us joy: “I have said these things to you, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”

There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty…. I understand the grief of people who have to endure suffering, yet slowly but surely we all have to let the joy of faith slowly revive as a quiet yet firm trust that…. when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.

I can say that the most beautiful and natural expressions of joy that I have seen in my life were in poor people who had little to hold onto. I also think of the real joy shown by others who were able to preserve, in detachment and simplicity, a heart full of faith. All these instances of joy flow from the infinite love of God who has revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ. Thanks to this encounter with God’s love, which blossoms into an enriching friendship, we liberated from our narrowness and self-absorption…. For if we have received the love that restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?

When the church summons Christians to take up the task of evangelization, she is simply pointing to the source of authentic personal fulfillment. An evangelizer must never look like someone who has just come back from a funeral!… “May the world of our time, which is searching, sometimes with anguish, sometimes with hope, be enabled to receive the good news not from evangelizers who are dejected, discouraged, impatient or anxious but from ministers of the Gospel whose lives glow with fervor, who have first received the joy of Christ.”

Jesus is the first and greatest evangelizer. Jesus can break through the dull categories with which we would enclose him, and he constantly amazes us by his divine creativity. In every activity of evangelization, the primacy always belongs to God, who has called us to cooperate with him and who leads us on by the power of his Spirit. God has loved us first and he alone gives the growth.

New evangelization is carried out in three principal settings:

In the first place, there is ordinary pastoral ministry with those who regularly take part in community worship and gather on the Lord’s day to be nourished by his word and by the bread of eternal life. In this category we can also include those members who preserve a deep and sincere faith, expressing it in different ways but seldom taking part in worship.

A second area is that of the baptized who lack a meaningful relationship to the church….The church tries to help them experience a conversion that will restore the joy of faith to their hearts and inspire a commitment to the Gospel.

Last, we cannot forget that evangelization is first and foremost about preaching the Gospel to those who do not know Jesus Christ or who have rejected him. Many of these are quietly seeking God, led by a yearning to see his face, even in countries of ancient Christian tradition. All of them have a right to receive the Gospel. Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone…. They should appear as people who wish to share their joy…. It is not by proselytizing that the church grows, but by attraction.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR FEBRUARY 8 /9

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collectors)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Jerry Miehm C:Wally Licas

Peter Tolentino
Ed Wunderlich Paula Marie Manuel

John Rei Cabaron – U Danny Acosta
Wally Licas
Rebecca Licas

Rebecca Licas

Michaela Gavino Wilhelm Gavino Olivia Pink

Sun. 9am

L:Jason Vander Zalm C:Peter McConville

Rod Giddens Marlene Giddens Alice Kwan

Flora Kennedy – U Frankie Chiu Werner Meisl John Piskorik

Maggie Lister

Anabela Chiu Emily Vander Zalm Mark Almonte

11 am

L:Luz Verzosa C:Andy Boch

Rob Kok Angie Kok Felino Ponio III

Merlie Garcia – U Chito Garcia
Joy Ponio
Larry Lambert

Armida Beasley

Samantha Ponio Natasha Verzosa Tristan Comia

5 pm

L:Nicole Oke C:TIm Salvacion

Bernadette Keenan Louis de la Torre Nora Riordan

Louis de la Torre – U Lina Furminger Veronica de Guzman

Ricardo Payot

Jullianna Oke Etella Keenan James Nicolas

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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Bill & Kath Conolly

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Andrea Lee & Maggie Lister

Sun. 11 am

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John & Lily Forget

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Angie Kok & Marian MacDougall

The Bulletin | Jan 26

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, January 30, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, February 2 after the 9 am and 11 am Masses.

PREP: The Children’s Prep program is looking for enthusiastic teachers to join their team with one position being open immediately. This requires a commitment of planning hands on lessons to inspire our faith in the children. Classes are each Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30pm. Please email Jennifer Vander Zalm jenn@joeprogrammer.net for more information.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: RCIA continues with the DVD Catholicism on “The Eucharist”.

The CWL would appreciate donations of wool (any colour) for various knitting projects. Please put the wool into the box marked “WOOL DONATIONS FOR CWL” at the back of the church. Thanks for your help.
CWL Members can pick up their Jan. meeting minutes from the parish office, Mon.-Fri., 9:12:40; 2 – 4 pm.

YAH are planning a group attendance at the Massey Theatre for the musical “Annie” on Saturday April 26 matinee at 2:00 pm. Group senior’s price requires minimum of 10. Info call John Piskorik 604 521-5246.

BC CATHOLIC COLLECTION: Saturday/Sunday, February 1/2: The BC Catholic Collection is held once a year to help the parishes mail the BC Catholic weekly newspaper to parishioners homes. The collection is a way you can help reduce the parish’s expenses, since every penny goes directly to the parish to offset the mailing costs. On Feb. 1/2, please use the special BC Catholic Collection envelope in your envelope set to make a donation.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES – Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue Series: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Dioceses of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship, and honor the gifts of service we bring to our communities. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The first gathering will be part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Sunday Jan. 26, 2 to 4 pm at St. Helen’s Parish, 3860 Triumph Street.

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace: This year our education and action program is called “A Voice For Justice”. This is in response to reports from mine-affected communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are experiencing conflict, pollution, forced displacements and other negative impacts from the presence of Canadian mines. The campaign is to help Canadians better understand the negative impact some Canadian mines are having on some of the poorest and most vulnerable people of the world. It is not a campaign against mining but about corporate practices that are an affront to Human Dignity and would also be in violation of Canadian laws and regulations.

Please read the attached brochure for more information. Next Sunday cards will be available at the back of the church to sign that asks parliament to establish an independent ombudsman.

ONE CONFERENCE 2014: The ONE Conference is the annual Archdiocesan event to cultivate, unite, and inspire leadership for our Archdiocesan mission. The conference will be at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 999 Canada Place, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 9 am to 5:30 p.m. Doors open 8 a.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at http://rcav.org/one/

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR FEBRUARY 1 /2

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Marian Soff C:Kathleen McCrossan

Patricia Hunt Peggy McNeil

Rebecca Licas – U Mietek Nieradka Thomas Fontaine Peter Becher

Lina Furminger

Maya Becher Olivia Becher Morgan Denny

Sun. 9am

L:Christine Gangnon C:Natalie Bradbear

Kath Conolly
Bill Conolly Carole McConville

Akok Bol – U Dan McGuire Syl Helmink Doming Almonte

Dan McGuire

Autumn Johnston Ryan Rizzo Isabella Satimbre

11 am

L:Daniel Vickers C:Ligaya Tempera Tura

Terry Jurick Adeline Jurick Joseph Nguyen

John Forget – U Lily Forget
Ivan Palic Peter Markin

Dona Patikiriarchchi

Frances Vu Eric Vu Clare Vu

5 pm

L:Molly Berry C:Lina Oane

Eileen Brown Phil Ledoux Tim Salvacion

Tim Salvacion – U Elmer Oane Ricardo Payot

Danny Radaza

Kyle Berry Sabrina Berry Aaron Wong

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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Carole Wylie & Maribel Bergler

Sun. 11 am

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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Anna Rekowska & Stefanie Boch

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 26

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino, Wynne Simmer and Sharon Courtnage.

May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: David Battle who passed away on Saturday, January 18.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 19

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino and Wynne Simmer. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Jan 19

PREP: The Children’s Prep program is looking for enthusiastic teachers to join their team with one position being open immediately. This requires a commitment of planning hands on lessons to inspire our faith in the children. Classes are each Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30pm. Please email Jennifer Vander Zalm jenn@joeprogrammer.net for more information.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: RCIA continues with the DVD Catholicism on “The Spiritual Life”.

The CWL would appreciate donations of wool (any colour) for various knitting projects. Please put the wool into the box marked “WOOL

DONATIONS FOR CWL” at the back of the church. Thanks for your help.

CWL Members can pick up their January meeting minutes from the parish office.

YAH BINGO – Thursday January 23, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Come on out and have some fun and bring a friend.

YAH are planning a group attendance at the Massey Theatre for the musical “Annie” on Saturday April 26 matinee at 2:00 pm. Group senior’s price requires minimum of 10. Info call John Piskorik 604 521-5246.

HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL (646 Richards Street, Vancouver) presents “Trumpet and Organ Spectacular”, Friday, January 30, at 8:00 pm. Tickets: Adult $ 20, Senior & Student $ 15 at the door or contact Holy Rosary Cathedral at 604-682-6774, ext. 5 or hrc@shaw.ca.

QUANTUM – Mystical Spirituality, a full-day workshop with Bill Wilson: Saturday, January 25th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Cost: $60. Please bring your lunch, refreshments will be served. Holy Name Parish Hall, 4926 Cambie St (corner of Cambie & 33rd) Registration: earthliteracies@gmail.com or 604 272 4779, website: earthliteracies.org.

WINTER INSTITUTE: One-day courses for ministry training and general interest open to all. Saturday, January 25, 10 am to 4 pm at Holy Cross Secondary, 16193-88th Avenue, Surrey. The cost is $ 40.00. Online registration available at www.rcav.org/oc-winter. For info contact the chancery office at 604-683-0281.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES – Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue Series: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Diocese of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship, and honour the gifts of service we bring to our communities. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The first gathering will be part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Parish, Burnaby. More info: Marjeta Bobnar at 604-683-0281 ext. 229 or mbobnar@rcav.org.

ONE CONFERENCE 2014: Only one more month to go! The ONE Conference is the annual Archdiocesan event to cultivate, unite, and inspire leadership for our Archdiocesan mission. Featuring world-class speakers Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Christopher West, Dr. Josephine Lombardi, and a closing Mass with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, this is the “can’t miss” opportunity for everyone involved and interested in the life and mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The conference will be at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 999 Canada Place, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 9 am to 5:30 p.m. Doors open 8 a.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at http://rcav.org/one/

New Westminster Ministerial Association presents MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

  • Tuesday, February 4: Olivet Baptist Church (613 Queen’s Avenue). Dr. Evan Kreider on History of Music in Christian Worship.
  • Wednesday, February 12: St. Barnabas Anglican Church (1010 5th Avenue). Music and Worship in the style of the Taize Community.
  • Wednesday, February 19: Mt. Zion Lutheran Church (930 Cumberland Street). Hymn Sing with Popular Favourites.
  • Wednesday, February 26: The Salvation Army Church (325, 6th Street). The Salvation Army’s Jubilee Brass Band.
  • Tuesday, March 11: Queen’s Avenue United Church (529 Queen’s Avenue). Organ Recital by Rachel Alflatt.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR JANUARY 25/26

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Vincent Ng C:Patricia Hunt

Peter Tolentino Edgar Lagmay Teresa Lagmay

John Rei Cabaron – U Danny Acosta Rebecca Licas
Wally Licas

Gina Tolentino

Benedict Pasag Andrea Pasag Olivia Pink

Sun. 9am

L:Peter Van Zyl C:Magda Van Zyl

Rod Giddens Marlene Giddens Domingo Almonte

Syl Helmink – U
Flora Kennedy – U Frankie Chiu
Vera Ellen Baughman

Kath Conolly

Anabela Chiu Piero Ciprian Mattias Ciprian

11 am

L:Rob Kok C:Eufemia Muralla

Alicia Piper Tess Marier Felino Ponio III

Joy Ponio – U Larry Lambert Manny Cruz Thelma Cruz

Ilona Goda

Samantha Ponio Joseph Melliza Angelica Chua

5 pm

L:Nora Sabau C:Salvacion Laurel

Nora Riordan Bernadette Keenan Louis de la Torre

Ricardo Payot – U Lina Furminger Veronica de Guzman

Ricardo Payot

Jullianna Oke Etella Keenan James Nicolas

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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Ian & Johanna Ciprian

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Mely Almonte, Annabelle Almonte, Krista Tibay

Sun. 11 am

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John & Lily Forget

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Sunila Thomas & Angie Kok

The Bulletin | Jan 12

PREP: The Children’s Prep program is looking for enthusiastic teachers to join their team with one position being open immediately. This requires a commitment of planning hands on lessons to inspire our faith in the children. Classes are each Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30pm. Please email Jennifer Vander Zalm jenn@joeprogrammer.net for more information.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: RCIA continues with the DVD Catholicism on “Mary the Mother of God”.

The CWL would appreciate donations of wool (any colour) for various knitting projects. Please put the wool
into the box marked “WOOL DONATIONS FOR CWL” at the back of the church. Thanks for your help.

YAH BINGO – Thursday January 16 & 23, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Come on out and have some fun and bring a friend.

YAH are planning a group attendance at the Massey Theatre for the musical “Annie” on Saturday April 26 matinee at 2:00 pm. Group senior’s price requires minimum of 10. Info call John Piskorik 604 521 5246.

Devotions with the Icon of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be held on Tuesday, January 14 after the Noon Mass. They will be led by the Knights of Columbus. All parishioners are welcome to participate.

Prayer for Christian Unity for New Westminster will be held at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 121 East Columbia Street, New Westminster at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The Anglican Holy Trinity Cathedral on Carnarvon Street is asking residents of New Westminster to support them in the renovation of the Church and other buildings on their property. They are asking us to sign a petition which will be presented to the City Council. There is a table at the back of the church.

DONATION OF VANCOUVER GIANTS TICKETS: The person who donated the Vancouver Giants tickets for the St. Vincent de Paul hampers please contact the parish office.

SPIRITUAL RETREAT: What am I doing with my life? Seeing as God sees: in your prayers, in your life, in your work. St Francis de Sales Parish. Jan 17 (Fri) 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm, Jan 18 (Sat) 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Be armed with the tools needed to allow God to reveal your path this year. Bring your own lunch.
For more information, please see: www.GracethatReigns.com. Cost: A New Year offering.

WINTER INSTITUTE: One-day courses for ministry training and general interest open to all. Saturday, January 25, 10 am to 4 pm at Holy Cross Secondary, 16193-88th Avenue, Surrey. Cost: $ 35.00 before January 17, after January 17 the cost is $ 40.00. Online registration available at www.rcav.org/oc-winter. For information contact the chancery office at 604-683-0281.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES – Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue Series: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Diocese of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship, and honour the gifts of service we bring to our communities. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The first gathering will be part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Parish, Burnaby. More info: Marjeta Bobnar at 604-683-0281 ext. 229 or mbobnar@rcav.org

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGIATE:
1. The St. Thomas More Collegiate Open House will be held on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
The evening is open to both parents and grade 7 students.
2. The Placement Exam for students entering grade 8 in September 2014 is scheduled for Thursday
January 23, 2014 beginning at 1:30 pm. For more information on registration, please visit our website at
www.stmc.bc.ca or Maria Cirillo. Registrar at maria.cirillo@stmc.bc.ca.

HOLY LAND RELIGIOUS ARTICLES will be sold by the Holy Land Group today after mass in the foyer of the parish hall. Please consider taking a look at the religious olive wood carvings. These articles are hand crafted by the Christians of the Holy land who are seeking your support to assist them in staying rooted in the land of Christ’s suffering.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR JANUARY 18/19

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Vangie Knowles C:Gina Tolentino

Ed Wunderlich Paula Marie Manuel Peggy McNeil

Wally Licas – U Peter Becher Thomas Fontaine Mietek Nieradka

Peter Tolentino

Callista Tolentino Gabrielle Tolentino Vincent Tolentino

Sun. 9am

L:Tracy MacKinnon C:Graeme MacKinnon

Peter Van Zyl Magda Van Zyl Carole McConville

Corina Meisl – U Werner Meisl Domingo Almonte Dan McGuire

Chantal Hudspeth

Morewa Adeyemi Yosola Adeyemi Mark Almonte

11 am

L:Shaun D’Souza C:Damilola Olarewaju

Rob Kok
Angie Kok Joseph Nguyen

Peter Markin – U Bob Denny
Paul Taylor
Ivan Palic

Sue Spindor

Justine Palanog Natasha Verzosa Mikhaella Teodoro

5 pm

L:Marivic Cregan C:Bernadette Keenan

Eileen Brown Tim Salvacion Phil Ledoux

Louis de la Torre – U Elmer Oane
Marie Piche

Arleen Acuna

Etella Keenan Sabrina Berry Kyle Berry

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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Dick & Christine Gangnon

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Andrea Lee & Maggie Lister

Sun. 11 am

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Jocelyn delos Reyes & Emelita Tolentino

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Angie Kok & Marian MacDougall

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 12

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino and Wynne Simmer. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Thanks to the friends who came to the funeral of Rose Helmink. Thanks to the CWL and Fr. Moser. Syl.

The Bulletin | Jan 5

2014 SUNDAY COLLECTION ENVELOPES: Parishioners who have requested 2014 envelopes, please pick up your designated envelope box from the back of the church. Please put in your full information on the new envelopes.

BIBLE STUDY: Monday, January 6 at 7 pm.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: RCIA continues on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:00 pm as well as the DVD Catholicism on “Mary the Mother of God”.

YAH BINGO – Thursday’s January 9 and 16, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Come on out and have some fun and bring a friend.

DONATION OF VANCOUVER GIANTS TICKETS: The person who donated the Vancouver Giants tickets for the St. Vincent de Paul hampers please contact the parish office

SPIRITUAL RETREAT: What am I doing with my life? Seeing as God sees: in your prayers, in your life, in your work. St Francis de Sales Parish. Jan 17 (Fri) 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm, Jan 18 (Sat) 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Be armed with the tools needed to allow God to reveal your path this year. Bring your own lunch. For more information, please see: www.GracethatReigns.com. Cost: A New Year offering.

WINTER INSTITUTE: One-day courses for ministry training and general interest open to all. Saturday, January 25, 10 am to 4 pm at Holy Cross Secondary, 16193-88th Avenue, Surrey. Cost: $ 35.00 before January 17, after January 17 the cost is $ 40.00. Online registration available at www.rcav.org/oc-winter. For information contact the chancery office at 604-683-0281.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES – Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue Series: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Diocese of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship, and honour the gifts of service we bring to our communities. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The first gathering will be part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Parish, Burnaby. More info: Marjeta Bobnar at 604-683-0281 ext. 229 or mbobnar@rcav.org

ST THOMAS MORE COLLEGIATE
1. The St. Thomas More Collegiate Open House will be held on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm. The evening is open to both parents and grade 7 students.

2. The Placement Exam for students entering grade 8 in September 2014 is scheduled for Thursday January 23, 2014 beginning at 1:30 pm. In order to write this exam parents must complete an Application that may be obtained from the STMC office on school days between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm or downloaded from our school website.

3. For more information on school admission please visit our website at www.stmc.bc.ca or Maria Cirillo,
Registrar at maria.cirillo@stmc.bc.ca.

HOLY LAND RELIGIOUS ARTICLES will be sold by the Holy Land Group on Saturday / Sunday – January 11/12 after all masses in the foyer of the parish hall. Please consider taking a look at the religious olive wood carvings. These articles are hand crafted by the Christians of the Holy land who are seeking your support to assist them in staying rooted in the land of Christ. It is also a way of preserving a local cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost as more Christians feel pressured to leave their homeland for economic and political reasons. These religious articles can be used as gifts for first communion, Christmas and other occasions. In addition, some of these articles can be used as a means of praying and providing comfort, strength, and even hope for people who are suffering.

Please note that we do not accept donations or charities, however, we deeply appreciate your sincere initiatives to help your brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.
Thanks again for your support – Holy Land Group.

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