The Bulletin

The Bulletin | Sep 22

THE YAH is proposing a day trip on October 16 to observe sockeye salmon spawning at Weaver Creek near Harrison. Please mark your calendars. Any senior is welcome to join. Info: John Piskorik: 604-521-5246.

Bible Study will begin on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:00 pm. This year we will study the First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians.

Bible Study: There will be an 8 week overview of the Bible on DVD by Jeff Cavins, “A Journey Through the Bible” beginning at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1. Each session will be in the hall for 1 hour.

CWL Bazaar – Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall: We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction, baking Table, Jewellery Booth, Crafts and Sewing Booth and Christmas Booth. Cash donations are also welcome! Raffle tickets will be on sale October 12/13 and 19/20 for $ 10 a book.

Adult Faith Formation and The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We will have our first meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and we will meet regularly on Tuesdays until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. This program is also useful for Catholics who want to learn more about their faith. The major topics include the Creed (God, Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Church), sacraments, moral teachings and prayer.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL PARISHIONERS WHO DONATED TO THE SECOND COLLECTION for those suffering displacement on account of the ravages of the war in SYRIA. The amount collected was $ 3,890.32.

Introduction to Development and Peace: You are invited to come and learn more about our Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. Many of you are familiar with the 2 D&P main activities, the Fall Action as well as Share Lent. Natasha Halpin, the Diocesan chairperson, will give a presentation and short film explaining where the funds are used overseas and answer any questions. The presentation will be on Saturday September 28th at 7pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Burnaby. Everyone is welcome.

Retreat with Bishop Emeritus Gerald Weisner, OMI.
The Retreat will be held at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre on Sept. 27, evening until Sept. 29 – 1 p.m. The theme will be the Year of Faith integrating the Oblate Charism of Spirit, Fire and Talents. All are welcome! Single accommodation including 5 meals is $200 and shared is $180Reg./ info contact Linda Arnold at St. Augustine’s Parish 604-736-4455 local 229 or email: linda@staugustinechurch.ca

Man Alive. There will be a men’s conference on Sat. October 5 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium. Go to www.rcav.org/manalive for more info or check the bulletin at the back of the church.

‘Do you have a heart for the elderly? If so, Buchanan Lodge needs you! We are looking for volunteers to assist our residents to and from 10:00 chapel services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our volunteers also assist during the half hour service by helping residents with their hymn books and sitting with people who are restless. If you are interested in serving this way or if you need further information please contact Chaplain Darlene Mollard at 604-636-3650.’

Take A Stand For Life – 40 Days for Life.
A vigil will be held outside the BC Women’s Health Centre, Vancouver – a groundbreaking, coordinated international pro-life mobilization. Pray, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city and beyond. The campaign will run on site between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kick OFF Mass: Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Parish. Take a stand for life will begin on Sept. 25 and end Nov. 3. For more information visit http://www.rcav.org/RLO/40_Days_for_Life/

A slide show presentation of the pilgrimage tour to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and colonial cities of Mexico will be held at the Parish Hall at 10 am on Sept. 29. All parishioners are invited to attend. Tour Dates are Oct. 03-14, 2013. Also information on the forthcoming tour to the Grotto at Portland on November 29 will be available. For details call Bud at 604-630-1600.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS:
“We cannot serve God and wealth”, says Jesus in today’s Gospel. So then, what are we to do? What is the solution to serving two masters when we need money to live? The answer is simple. Good stewardship is making your finances and faith work together. God should come first in how we choose to use our money.
Christian stewards share first, save second, and spend third. The needy are also mentioned in today’s readings and God intends that our gifts be shared with them first, not from what we have left over.

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 22

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk and Tena Colton.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Sep 15

THE YAH is proposing a day trip on October 16 to observe sockeye salmon spawning at Weaver Creek near Harrison. Please mark your calendars. Any senior is welcome to join. Info: John Piskorik: 604-521-5246.

There will be no Mass at 9:00 am on Monday, September 16

Bible Study will begin on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:00 pm. This year we will study the First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians.

Bible Study: There will be an 8 week overview of the Bible on DVD by Jeff Cavins, “A Journey Through the Bible” beginning at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1. Each session will be in the hall for 1 hour.

St. Vincent de Paul Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25, instead of Sept. 18, 12:30 pm.

PRO-LIFE PRAYERS postponed to Wednesday, September 25 after the 12 Noon Mass.

Congratulations to one of our parishioners, Margaret Anteros, for winning a leadership award with the local cadets. Margaret is a member of the 2316 Royal Canadian Army Cadets and was awarded the Lt.-General G.E. Vance Award at the final parade at the summer training centre in Vernon.

Theology of the Body. A course on Pope John Paul II’s theology of marriage offered by Father Alan Bosclair on Mondays at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey from Sept. 16.

THE Catholic Women’s League would like to thank all guests who attended their 90th Anniversary. CWL Bazaar – Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall: We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction, baking Table, Jewellery Booth, Crafts and Sewing Booth and Christmas Booth. Cash donations are also welcome! Raffle tickets will be on sale October 12/13 and 19/20 for $ 10 a book.

Adult Faith Formation. We will have our first meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and we will meet regularly on Tuesdays until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. This program is also useful for Catholics who want to learn more about their faith. The major topics include the Creed (God, Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Church), sacraments, moral teachings and prayer.

Introduction to Development and Peace: You are invited to come and learn more about our Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. Many of you are familiar with the 2 D&P main activities, the Fall Action as well as Share Lent. Natasha Halpin, the Diocesan chairperson, will give a presentation and short film explaining where the funds are used overseas and answer any questions. The presentation will be on Saturday September 28th at 7pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Burnaby. Everyone is welcome.

Retreat with Bishop Emeritus Gerald Weisner, OMI.
The Retreat will be held at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre on Sept. 27, evening until Sept. 29 – 1 p.m. The theme will be the Year of Faith integrating the Oblate Charism of Spirit, Fire and Talents. All are welcome! Single accommodation including 5 meals is $200 and shared is $180Reg./ info contact Linda Arnold at St. Augustine’s Parish 604-736-4455 local 229 or email: linda@staugustinechurch.ca

Man Alive. There will be a men’s conference on Sat. October 5 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium. Go to www.rcav.org/manalive for more info or check the bulletin at the back of the church.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversay of Canada and Korea Diplomatic Relations – Special Performance of Maranatha Korean Music Dance Group will take place on Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm at Myung-Sung Church (7591 Gray Avenue, Burnaby and Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church
(514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, 604-521-2511). Admission is free. Inquiry: 604-517-8777.

Catholic Charismatic Conference. Friday 7 pm and Sat., 10 am, Sept. 20 – 21 at St. Matthew’s Church, 16079 88 Ave., Surrey. Ph. 604-597-8227.

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 15

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk and Ed Wunderlich.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers:
1) Alphonse Vanloo who passed away on Monday, Sept. 9. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, September 17.
2) Theresa Renville who passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Funeral Mass: Wednesday, September 18.

Prayers for the Sick | Sept 8

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk and Ed Wunderlich.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Sept 8

THE YAH is proposing a day trip on October 16 to observe sockeye salmon spawning at Weaver Creek near Harrison. Please mark your calendars. Any senior is welcome to join. Info: John Piskorik: 604-521-5246.

The YAH will be starting BINGO every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 pm. All seniors are welcome

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP): Registration and classes for Level 1 – 7 will begin at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The cost for the year is $ 50/student which includes books and is tax deductible with a max cost of $ 100/family. This program runs every Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. Parents, please be in the church at 7:15 pm for announcements each night and to pick up your children.

Attention Choir Members, returning & NEW: Starting this Fall, choir practices for the 9 & 11 am Sunday Choirs will be on THURSDAY evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm in the church. First practice will be on Thursday, Sept. 12. New members are always welcome, especially for the 9 am Mass. If you have any questions, please contact Sloane Drennan at sloane@drennan.bc.ca.

There will be no Mass at 9:00 am on Monday, September 9 and 16 and Saturday, September 14.

Bible Study will begin on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:00 pm. This year we will study the First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians.

Bible Study: There will be an 8 week overview of the Bible on DVD by Jeff Cavins, “A Journey Through the Bible” beginning at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1. Each session will be in the hall for 1 hour.

Adult Faith Formation. We will have our first meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and we will meet regularly on Tuesdays until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. This program is also useful for Catholics who want to learn more about their faith. The major topics include the Creed (God, Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Church), sacraments, moral teachings and prayer.

Bible Seminar. Father Jim Nisbet will speak about the Gospel of Luke at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale, North Vancouver on the weekend of Sept. 13 – 15. Registration fees are $ 55 for adults. Special youth and daily fees are also available. For info call Gerry or Zela at 604-822-9205.

Man Alive. There will be a men’s conference on Sat. Oct. 5 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium. Go to www.rcav.org/manalive for more info.

Theology of the Body. A course on Pope John Paul II’s theology of marriage offered by Father Alan Bosclair on Mondays at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey from Sept. 16.

Catholic Charismatic Conference. Fri, 7 pm and Sat., 10 am, Sept. 20-21 at St. Matthew’s Church, 16079 88 Ave., Surrey. Ph. 604-597-8227.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Nearly two million refugees have fled the recent violence in Syria, with thousands
continuing to pour across borders every day. It is estimated that half the country’s population of the country will need humanitarian assistance by the end of this year.
Pope Francis has called for peace in Syria and assured its people that the Church will not abandon them. He has asked that we, together with the international community, provide humanitarian aid for the displaced and refugees.
To respond to the Holy Father’s appeal, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace are launching an emergency humanitarian campaign. It will culminate in a Day of Prayer and Fasting for the People of Syria and the Middle East on Saturday, September 14th, 2013.
On September 15th, a special second collection in the Archdiocese will be taken for those suffering displacement on account of the ravages of this war in Syria.
In order to make your donation, please use the special collection envelopes that you will find in your pews or donate online at www.devp.org/donate.
With gratitude for your generous caring for our refugee brothers and sisters and with my prayers for you and your family, I remain
Fraternally yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver
Envelopes marked EMERGENCY will be available at the back of the church and in the pews for this collection. Cheques must be made out to St. Peter’s Church. Please put your full information on these envelopes in order to qualify for a tax receipt.

The Bulletin | Sept 1

YAH PICNIC – Thursday, September 5, 12:45 PM. $ 6 a ticket. Tickets will be sold at the door.
THE YAH is proposing a day trip on October 16 to observe sockeye salmon spawning at Weaver Creek near Harrison. Please mark your calendars. Any senior is welcome to join. The YAH will be starting BINGO every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 pm. All seniors are welcome.

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP): Registration and classes for Level 1 – 7 will begin at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The cost for the year is $ 50/student which includes books and is tax deductible with a max cost of $ 100/family. This program runs every Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. Parents, please be in the church at 7:15 pm for announcements each night and to pick up your children.

Attention Choir Members, returning & NEW: Starting this Fall, choir practices for the 9 & 11 am Sunday Choirs will be on THURSDAY evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm in the church. First practice will be on Thursday, Sept. 12. New members are always welcome, especially for the 9 am Mass. If you have any questions, please contact Sloane Drennan at sloane@drennan.bc.ca.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast, Sunday September 8 after the 9 and 11 am Masses.

We will not have Eucharistic adoration on Friday, Sept. 6. There will be no Mass at 9:00 am on Saturday, Sept. 7 and 14, and on Monday, Sept. 9 and 16.

Bible Study will begin on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:00 pm. This year we will study the First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians.

Bible Study: There will be an 8 week overview of the Bible on DVD by Jeff Cavins, “A Journey Through the Bible” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 19. It will be in the Hall.

Adult Faith Formation. We will have our first meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and we will meet regularly on Tuesdays until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. This program is also useful for Catholics who want to learn more about their faith. The major topics include the Creed (God, Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Church), sacraments, moral teachings and prayer.

An Invitation to join! “The Patricians” is a spiritual family, a branch of the Legion of Mary here in our parish that meets once a month only. A paper is read, discussion about our faith follows and ends with tea/coffee and refreshments. Members are to become supporters of their spiritual parish of St. Peter’s Church as they are to be full of love and responsible for its welfare. First meeting is on Sunday, Sept. 8 after the Pancake Breakfast or 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Meeting Room. Inquiries? Grace at 604-517-5558 (call 8 pm).

Taste and See. Join Archbishop Miller and Father Thomas Rosica for a fundraising auction and dinner at the Italian Center, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver on Friday, Sept. 6. Tickets: $ 80. Call 604-683-0281, ext. 222.

Bible Seminar. Father Jim Nisbet will speak about the Gospel of Luke at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale, North Vancouver on the weekend of Sept. 13 – 15. Registration fees are $ 55 for adults. Special youth and daily fees are also available. For info call Gerry or Zela at 604-822-9205.

Man Alive. There will be a men’s conference on Sat. Oct. 5 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium. Go to www.rcav.org/manalive for more info.

Theology of the Body. A course on Pope John Paul II’s theology of marriage offered by Father Alan Bosclair on Mondays at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey from Sept. 16.

Catholic Charismatic Conference. Fri, 7 pm and Sat., 10 am, Sept. 20-21 at St. Matthew’s Church, 16079 88 Ave., Surrey. Ph. 604-597-8227.

Prayers for the Sick | Sept 1

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk and Ed Wunderlich.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Aug 25

We are beginning our annual RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) faith journey on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting weekly until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as those members of other Churches who are interested in becoming Catholics. Please phone the parish office 604-522-4611.

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP): Registration and classes for Level 1 – 7 will begin at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The cost for the year is $ 50/student which includes books and is tax deductible with a max cost of $ 100/family. This program runs every Wednesday evening from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. Parents, please be in the church at 7:15 pm for announcements each night and to pick up your children.

Vatican II: Declaration on World Religions. Oct. 28, 1965
1. In our day when people are drawing more closely together and the bonds of friendship between different peoples are being strengthened, the church examines more carefully its relations with non-Christian religions…
Humanity forms but one community. This is so because all stem from the one stock which God created to people the entire earth (see Acts 17:26), and also because all share a common destiny, namely God…
2. Throughout history, to the present day, there is found among different peoples a certain awareness of a hidden power, which lies behind the course of nature and the events of human life. At times, there is present even a recognition of a supreme being, or still more of a Father. This awareness and recognition results in a way of life that is imbued with a deep religious sense…Thus, in Hinduism people explore the divine mystery and express it both in the limitless riches of myth and the accurately defined insights of philosophy. They seek release from the trials of the present life by ascetical practices, profound mediation and recourse to God in confidence and love. Buddhism in its various forms testifies to the essential inadequacy of this changing world. It proposes a way of life by which people can, with confidence and trust, attain a state of perfect liberation and reach supreme illumination either through their own efforts or with divine help. So, too, other religions which are found throughout the world attempt in different ways to overcome the restlessness of people’s hearts by outlining a program of life covering doctrine, moral precepts and sacred rites.
The Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions. It has a high regard for the manner of life and conduct, the precepts and doctrines which, although differing in many ways from its own teaching, nevertheless often reflect a ray of that truth which enlightens all men and women. Yet it proclaims without fail, Christ who is the way, the truth and the life (Jn 1:6). In him, in whom God reconciled all things to himself (see 2 Cor 5:18 -19), people find the fullness of their religious life.
The church, therefore, urges its sons and daughters to enter with prudence and charity into discussion and collaboration with members of other religions…
3. The church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has also spoken to humanity. They endeavor to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own. Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate Jesus as a prophet; his virgin Mother they also honor, and even at times devoutly invoke. Further, they await the day of judgment and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead. For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting…
4. Sounding the depths of the mystery which is the church, this sacred council remembers the spiritual ties which link the people of the new covenant to the stock of Abraham.
The church of Christ acknowledges that in God’s plan of salvation the beginnings of its faith and election are to be found in the patriarchs, Moses and prophets. It professes that all Christ’s faithful, who as people of faith are daughters and sons of Abraham (see Gal 3:7), are included in the same patriarch’s call and that the salvation of the church is mystically prefigured in the exodus of God’s chosen people from the land of bondage…
Likewise, the church keeps ever before its mind the words of the apostle Paul about his kin:”they are Israelites, and it is for them to be sons and daughters, to them belong the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race according to the flesh, is the Christ” (Rom 9:4-5) the Son of the Virgin Mary. It is mindful, moreover, that the apostles, the pillars on which the church stands, are of Jewish descent, as are many of those early disciples who proclaimed the Gospel of Christ to the world…
Since Christians and Jews have such a common spiritual heritage, this sacred council wishes to encourage and further mutual understanding a appreciation…
Even though the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ (see Jn 19:6), neither all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during his passion.
The church always held and continues to hold that Christ out of infinite love freely underwent suffering and death because of the sins of all, so that all might attain salvation. It is the duty of the church, therefore, in its preaching to proclaim the cross of Christ as the sign of God’s universal love and the source of all grace.
5. We cannot truly pray to God the Father of all if we treat any people as other than sisters and brothers,…

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 25

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo and Simone Fincaryk.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Josephine Spindor who passed away on Monday, August 19. Prayers: Monday, August 26, 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, August 27 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Aug 18

We are beginning our annual RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) faith journey on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting weekly until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as those members of other Churches who are interested in becoming Catholics. Please phone the parish office 604-522-4611.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”.
A BIG THANK YOU TO all parishioners who contributed towards Project Advance. St. Peter’s Diocesan Goal: $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 125. Amount Collected: $ 36,138. Now that we have reached the Archdiocesan Goal for St. Peter’s Parish, any amount raised on top of the pledged goal comes back to the parish as a rebate. If a parishioner would still like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure from the church entrance, contact the parish office Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40; 2- 4 pm or online at www.rcav.org.

The Virtue of Responsibility and Stewardship:
Stewardship says that every gift comes with four responsibilities. Do you receive the gift gratefully? Do you nurture and develop the gift? Do you share it with others, especially those in most need? Do you return your gift to God with increase? Stewardship is that simple really.

One-day Faith Formation and Ministry Training for Adults:
Nourish your soul, explore your faith, developing ministry leaders. Archdiocesan Summer Institute offers one- day faith formation and ministry training for adults. Faith formation topics include: Basics of the Faith & Discovering the Gospels. Ministry training offered for RCIA and PREP. Aug. 24 at Holy Cross Secondary School, Surrey from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $35, includes lunch. All are welcome. For more information and registration visit: www.rcav.org/oc/summer.

“Want to do something pro-life? Our Lady of Fatima in Coquitlam is inviting everyone to a PRO-LIFE MASS, Saturday, September 7th at 9:00am. Mass will be followed by coffee and refreshments. After that, everyone is welcome to join in praying the Rosary in front of the Royal Columbian Hospital.

A CATHOLIC BIBLE SEMINAR presented by The Centre for Jesus and Mary – “The Gospel of Luke” by Father Jim Nisbet of Spreckles, California on Friday to Sunday, September 13, 14 and 15 at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Friday Evening: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. Space is limited and is therefore available only on a “First come – First served basis”. Register at centrejm@shaw.ca.

Pastoral Priorities and Goals of the Archdiocese to the end of 2015.
On Pentecost May 19, 2013, Archbishop Miller made public the three pastoral priorities and goals of the Archdiocese of Vancouver until the end of 2015.
1. Growing a culture of vocation.
We will work toward better preparing our young people to answer their call as married, ordained, consecrated or single. The Archdiocese will establish three new programs to support marriage and family life by Dec.31, 2015. These programs will focus on marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and parenting. The Archdiocese also intends to increase the number of seminarians to 25 by Sept. 1, 2015.

2. Evangelizing the Family.
This means that families are called to be aware that they are friends and followers of Jesus. This includes helping our young people to grow in their faith. In the Archdiocese one intends to establish youth ministry in at least 60 of our parishes by Sept. 30, 2015. The Archdiocese is also aiming at having at least four faith formation programs every year for adults in our parishes by Dec. 31, 2015. This will help people to be the salt and light of the Gospel in our society today.

3. Steward God’s Gifts.
We will focus on making gratitude a way of life, by prayerfully giving thanks and reflecting on what we are giving back to the Lord for all that he has given us. By Nov. 30, 2015, every parish will have a comprehensive plan for dealing with the infrastructure needs of its school, church and hall, and for any future development. The Archdiocese intends to establish stewardship committees in 30 – 40 parishes by Sept. 30, 2015. As a parish, we are called to reflect on these priorities and goals, and to make planning decisions in reference to them.

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 18

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo and Simone Fincaryk.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Aug 11

We are beginning our annual RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) faith journey on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting weekly until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as those members of other Churches who are interested in becoming Catholics. Please phone the parish office 604-522-4611.

A Brand New Preschool at St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby.
The brand new Preschool with its outstanding program has spaces available for 3 – 4 year olds. Info: St. Francis de Sales School: 604-435-5311.

A CATHOLIC BIBLE SEMINAR presented by The Centre for Jesus and Mary – “The Gospel of Luke” by Father Jim Nisbet of Spreckes, California on Friday to Sunday, September 13, 14 and 15 at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Friday Evening: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. Space is limited and is therefore available only on a “First come – First served basis”. Register at centrejm@shaw.ca.

The Virtue of Mercy and Stewardship:
The Corporal Acts of Mercy – feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the homeless; visit those in prison; comfort the sick; and bury the dead, are all obvious expressions of stewardship. No other institution in the world is more engaged in works of mercy than the Catholic Church. We do well to remember, and be grateful for our stewardship as a church, yet millions remain hungry and thirsty. Imagine if all people in the developed world were truly grateful for their abundant blessings and generously shared a tithe of all they are given; extreme poverty would be eliminated.

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 11

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini and Dolores Elamparo.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Aug 4

We are beginning our annual RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) faith journey on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting weekly until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as those members of other Churches who are interested in becoming Catholics. Please phone the parish office 604-522-4611.

Young Catholic Lady from out of town starting studies at Douglas College in Fall is looking for Room and Board in Family Setting. Call Lucy 604-796-2341.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”.
A BIG THANK YOU TO all parishioners who contributed towards Project Advance. St. Peter’s Diocesan Goal: $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 125. Amount Collected: $ 36,138. Now that we have reached the Archdiocesan Goal for St. Peter’s Parish, any amount raised on top of the pledged goal comes back to the parish as a rebate. If a parishioner would still like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure from the church entrance, contact the parish office Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40; 2 – 4 pm or online at www.rcav.org.

A Brand New Preschool at St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby. The brand new Preschool with its outstanding program has spaces available for 3 – 4 year olds. Info: St. Francis de Sales School: 604-435-5311.

A CATHOLIC BIBLE SEMINAR presented by The Centre for Jesus and Mary – “The Gospel of Luke” by Father Jim Nisbet of Spreckes, California on Friday to Sunday, September 13,14 and 15 at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Friday Evening: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. Space is limited and is therefore available only on a “First come – First served basis”. Register at centrejm@shaw.ca.

The Virtue of Perseverance and Stewardship:
Perseverance is all in the attitude. Getting your own thinking under control is part of developing this virtue. This is called stewardship of your thoughts. Making stewardship a way of life can be frustrating; you may not be happy at first with the initial changes required of you to be a good steward. It is difficult to separate yourself from the demands and possessions of our culture. Persevere, and make stewardship a way of life, the rewards may surprise you!

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 4

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini and Dolores Elamparo.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Prayers for the Sick | July 28

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini and Dolores Elamparo.

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

The Bulletin | July 28

ST. PETER’S CWL are celebrating their 90th Anniversary on Thursday, August 29 at Best Western Plus at 319 North Road, Coquitlam. Tickets for dinner are $ 25 each. Mass: 6 pm at the Hotel. Dinner: 7 pm. For tickets/info call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602. Tickets will be sold only today after all masses.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, August 2 from 12:30 pm – 2 pm.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Aug 3 – 9 a.m. Mass at Sts. Joachim and Ann, 2827 – 273rd Street, Aldergrove, followed by Rosary and Vigil in the Church.

We are beginning our annual RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) faith journey on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting weekly until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as those members of other Churches who are interested in becoming Catholics. Please phone the parish office 604-522-4611.

CFC – YOUTH FOR CHRIST WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND THEIR THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.

Young Catholic Lady from out of town starting studies at Douglas College in Fall is looking for Room and Board in Family Setting. Call Lucy 604-796-2341.

Pastoral Priorities and Goals of the Archdiocese to the end of 2015.
On Pentecost May 19, 2013, Archbishop Miller made public the three pastoral priorities and goals of the Archdiocese of Vancouver until the end of 2015.
1. Growing a culture of vocation.
We will work toward better preparing our young people to answer their call as married, ordained, consecrated or single.
The Archdiocese will establish three new programs to support marriage and family life by Dec.31, 2015. These programs will focus on marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and parenting.
The Archdiocese also intends to increase the number of seminarians to 25 by Sept. 1, 2015.
2. Evangelizing the Family.
This means that families are called to be aware that they are friends and followers of Jesus.
This includes helping our young people to grow in their faith. In the Archdiocese one intends to establish youth ministry in at least 60 of our parishes by Sept. 30, 2015.
The Archdiocese is also aiming at having at least four faith formation programs every year for adults in our parishes by Dec. 31, 2015. This will help people to be the salt and light of the Gospel in our society today.
3. Steward God’s Gifts.
We will focus on making gratitude a way of life, by prayerfully giving thanks and reflecting on what we are giving back to the Lord for all that he has given us.
By Nov. 30, 2015, every parish will have a comprehensive plan for dealing with the infrastructure needs of its school, church and hall, and for any future development.
The Archdiocese intends to establish stewardship committees in 30 – 40 parishes by Sept. 30, 2015.
As a parish, we are called to reflect on these priorities and goals, and to make planning decisions in reference to them.

The Bulletin | July 21

NO 9 AM MASS – SATURDAY JULY 27.

OUR ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC, held last Sunday afternoon at Queen’s Park was blessed with good weather, was well attended, and was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank all those who attended. A special thanks to all those whose efforts made the picnic, once again a success! From the coordination of each pre and post meal activity, to the donations of the delicious desserts (CWL, Young-At-Heart, parishioners) we all enjoyed, we couldn’t have done it without you. We also wish to thank the staff of New Westminster’s Parks & Recreation Concession Outdoor Catering Services for the wonderful meal and juice they provided us.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: We need at least one new member, only one meeting per month. Info and details call Paul at 604-526-0014; Jan at 604-521-0856 or Terry at 604-936-7738.

ST. PETER’S CWL are celebrating their 90th Anniversary on Thursday, August 29 at Best Western Plus at 319 North Road, Coquitlam. Tickets for dinner are $ 25 each. Mass: 6 pm at the Hotel. Dinner: 7 pm. For tickets or more information, please call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602. Tickets will be sold at all masses, starting July 27.

Pastoral Priorities and Goals of the Archdiocese to the end of 2015.
On Pentecost May 19, 2013, Archbishop Miller made public the three pastoral priorities and goals of the Archdiocese of Vancouver until the end of 2015.
1. Growing a culture of vocation.
We will work toward better preparing our young people to answer their call as married, ordained, consecrated or single.
The Archdiocese will establish three new programs to support marriage and family life by Dec. 31, 2015. These programs will focus on marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and parenting.
The Archdiocese also intends to increase the number of seminarians to 25 by Sept. 1, 2015.
2. Evangelizing the Family.
This means that families are called to be aware that they are friends and followers of Jesus.
This includes helping our young people to grow in their faith. In the Archdiocese one intends to establish youth ministry in at least 60 of our parishes by Sept. 30, 2015.
The Archdiocese is also aiming at having at least four faith formation programs every year for adults in our parishes by Dec. 31, 2015. This will help people to be the salt and light of the Gospel in our society today.
3. Steward God’s Gifts.
We will focus on making gratitude a way of life, by prayerfully giving thanks and reflecting on what we are giving back to the Lord for all that he has given us.
By Nov. 30, 2015, every parish will have a comprehensive plan for dealing with the infrastructure needs of its school, church and hall, and for any future development.
The Archdiocese intends to establish stewardship committees in 30 – 40 parishes by Sept. 30, 2015.
As a parish, we are called to reflect on these priorities and goals, and to make planning decisions in reference to them.

We are beginning our annual RCIA faith journey on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting weekly until Pentecost next year. We are inviting adults who want to prepare for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as well as those members of other Churches who are interested in becoming Catholics. Please phone the parish office 604-522-4611.

CFC – Youth for Christ will be selling delicious chocolates at the church hall on the weekend of July 20 to August 11 at the end of each mass. The proceeds of which will be used to cover the cost of their registration and transportation in the 2013 Western Canada CFC Youth “True North Conference” to be held at University of Calgary, AB on August 16-18, 2013. This Youth Conference will be joined by other CFC Youth group in the western provinces. It involves praise and worship, talks and workshop that help them develop not only their catholic faith but also their spiritual, moral and social values. We hope for your generous support.

Prayers for the Sick | July 21

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini and Dolores Elamparo.

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

The Bulletin | July 14

NO 9 AM MASS – SATURDAY JULY 20, 27.

ST. PETER’S CWL are celebrating their 90th Anniversary on Thursday, August 29 at Best Western Plus at 319 North Road, Coquitlam. Tickets for dinner are $ 25 each. Mass: 6 pm at the Hotel. Dinner: 7 pm. For tickets or more information, please call Anne Kroeker at 604-526- 6602. Tickets will be sold at all masses, starting July 27.

CWL ANNUAL BAZAAR – Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction, Baking Table, Jewellery Booth, Crafts and Sewing Booth and Christmas Booth. Cash donations are also welcome! If you have any good new or quality items to donate or need information contact Anne at 604-526-6602.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: We need at least one new member, only one meeting per month. Info and details call Paul at 604-526-0014; Jan at 604-521-0856 or Terry at 604-936-7738.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”.
A BIG THANK YOU TO all parishioners who contributed towards Project Advance. St. Peter’s Diocesan Goal: $ 32, 500. # of Pledges: 123. Amount Collected: $ 35,888. Now that we have reached the Archdiocesan Goal for St. Peter’s Parish, any amount raised on top of the pledged goal comes back to the parish as a rebate. If a parishioner would still like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure from the church entrance, contact the parish office Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40; 2 – 4 pm or online at www.rcav.org.

PROGRAMS AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE: Interested in graduate studies or taking a course for continuing education this summer with noted scholars in religious studies? Visit www.stmarkscollege.ca for course offerings and programs at Saint Mark’s College. For inquiries, registration call 604-822-4463 or e-mail registrar@stmarkscollege.ca

MEDICAL AID FOR VIETNAM – MISSION APPEAL: Father Tien Tran, pastor of All Saints Parish in Coquitlam, has been conducting medical mission trips, for the last 18 years, along with hundreds of doctors, dentists, nurses, and volunteers, to help the poor in Vietnam. Every eight months a medical team goes to Vietnam and works for two weeks treating poor patients in remote villages. Father Tien Tran and Father Joseph Le who has also been on the mission will be presenting a talk on the subject during Masses at:
· St. Mary’s Church on the weekend of July 20 and 21, Mass Times – 604-435-9611. Doctor David Neima will also share his experience. All are welcome. The Mission Appeal needs your support.

A Brand New Preschool at St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby.
The brand new Preschool with its outstanding program has spaces available for 3 – 4 year olds. For more info call St. Francis de Sales School – 604-435-5311

The Virtue of Gratitude and Stewardship:
“The greatest saint in the world is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is most eminent in temperance, chastity or justice. It is he who is most thankful to God. This is the perfection of all virtues” – William Law. We do well to give thanks to God always and everywhere. The truth is that everything that we possess, or are able to accomplish is only because of our good and gracious God. The Holy Spirit, and an attitude of gratitude, is what move the Christian steward and disciple into action.

Prayers for the Sick | July 14

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, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre and Antonio Giacomini. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | July 7

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 14, 1-4 pm (cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served from 2:30pm to 3:30pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Meal choices are: beef burger (with/without cheese), BBQ chicken breast or salmon burger. Tickets will be on sale, today after mass. Tickets: Adults $ 10, children 4-7 $ 5, family of 4 or more $ 30. There will be activities available for everyone to participate in, so please come and join us! DUE TO CATERING REQUIREMENTS, ANYONE WANTING TO ATTEND HAS JUST THIS WEEKEND TO PURCHASE THEIR TICKET. FOR THOSE ATTENDINGTHE PICNIC, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TICKET IN ORDER TO CLAIM YOUR MEAL.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”.
A BIG THANK YOU TO all parishioners who contributed towards Project Advance. St. Peter’s Diocesan Goal: $ 32, 500. # of Pledges: 121. Amount Collected: $ 35,538. Now that we have reached the Archdiocesan Goal for St. Peter’s Parish, any amount raised on top of the pledged goal comes back to the parish as a rebate. If a parishioner would still like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure from the church entrance, contact the parish office Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40; 2 – 4 pm or online at www.rcav.org.

NO 9 AM MASS – SATURDAY JULY 13, 20, 27.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: We need at least one new member, only one meeting per month. For info and details call Paul at 604-526-0014; Jan at 604-521-0856 or Terry at 604-936-7738.

PROGRAMS AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE: Interested in graduate studies or taking a course for continuing education this summer with noted scholars in religious studies? Visit www.stmarkscollege.ca for course offerings and programs at Saint Mark’s College. For inquiries, registration call 604-822-4463 or e-mail registrar@stmarkscollege.ca

MEDICAL AID FOR VIETNAM – MISSION APPEAL: Father Tien Tran, pastor of All Saints Parish in Coquitlam, has been conducting medical mission trips, for the last 18 years, along with hundreds of doctors, dentists, nurses, and volunteers, to help the poor in Vietnam. Every eight months a medical team goes to Vietnam and works for two weeks treating poor patients in remote villages. Father Tien Tran and Father Joseph Le who has also been on the mission will be presenting a talk on the subject during Masses at:
· St. Mary’s Church on the weekend of July 20 and 21, Mass Times – 604-435-9611.
Doctor David Neima will also share his experience. All are welcome. The Mission Appeal needs your support.

THOMAS MERTON and HENRI NOUWEN:
Dr. Michael Higgins will teach a one week course on the lives and work of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen at the Vancouver School of Theology, July 8 -12. Registration/Info contact Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls 604- 822-9804; email patdus@vst.edu.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to help the people at Kiwanis Care Home for two hours in the morning of the first Thursday of each month for the celebration of the Eucharist. If anyone is interested and available, please call the Parish Office. We thank Ray and Patricia Scobie who have been doing this ministry at the Kiwanis Care Home for many years.

Prayers for the Sick | July 7

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, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink and Maximo Sabarre. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | June 30

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION – FRIDAY, JULY 5, 12:30 PM TO 2:00 PM.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 14, 1-4 pm (cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served from 2:30pm to 3:30pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Meal choices are: beef burger (with/without cheese), BBQ chicken breast or salmon burger. Tickets will be on sale, today after mass until Sunday, July 7, 5 pm. Tickets: Adults $ 10, children 4-7 $ 5, family of 4 or more $ 30. There will be activities available for everyone to participate in, so please come and join us! LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS SUNDAY, JULY 7, AFTER THE 5 PM MASS. NO TICKETS WIL BE SOLD AFTER THAT DAY OR AT THE PICNIC. GET YOUR TICKETS BY SUNDAY, JULY 7 TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”.
A BIG THANK YOU TO all parishioners who contributed towards Project Advance. St. Peter’s Diocesan Goal: $ 32, 500. # of Pledges: 117. Amount Collected: $ 33,848. Now that we have reached the Archdiocesan Goal for St. Peter’s Parish, any amount raised on top of the pledged goal comes back to the parish as a rebate. If a parishioner would still like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure from the church entrance, contact the parish office Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40; 2 – 4 pm or online at www.rcav.org.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: We need at least one new member, only one meeting per month. For info and details call Paul at 604-526-0014; Jan at 604-521-0856 or Terry at 604-936-7738.

PROGRAMS AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE: Interested in graduate studies or taking a course for continuing education this summer with noted scholars in religious studies? Visit www.stmarkscollege.ca for course offerings and programs at Saint Mark’s College. For inquiries, registration call 604-822-4463 or e-mail registrar@stmarkscollege.ca

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF PIAT (formally: Nuestra Senora de Piat): There will be a Mass in celebration at Our Lady of Mercy Parish on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 7:00PM. All are welcome. Fellowship follows with Coffee and Tea.

MEDICAL AID FOR VIETNAM – MISSION APPEAL: Father Tien Tran, pastor of All Saints Parish in Coquitlam, has been conducting medical mission trips, for the last 18 years, along with hundreds of doctors, dentists, nurses, and volunteers, to help the poor in Vietnam. Every eight months a medical team goes to Vietnam and works for two weeks treating poor patients in remote villages. Father Tien Tran and Father Joseph Le who has also been on the mission will be presenting a talk on the subject during Masses at:
· Holy Name Church on the weekend of July 6 and 7, Mass Times – 604-281-9393
· St. Mary’s Church on the weekend of July 20 and 21, Mass Times – 604-435-9611.
Doctor David Neima will also share his experience. All are welcome. The Mission Appeal needs your support.

THOMAS MERTON and HENRI NOUWEN: Dr. Michael Higgins will teach a one week course on the lives and work of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen at the Vancouver School of Theology, July 8 -12. Registration/Info contact Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls 604- 822-9804; email patdus@vst.edu.

THE VIRTUE OF TRUST AND STEWARDSHIP: When we put our trust in at-risk things like, jobs, possessions and bank accounts and not in God, we are extremely vulnerable to anxiety and fear. Trusting in the things of this world causes us to cling too tightly to our gifts. When we place our trust exclusively in our good and gracious God who knows our needs, (Matthew 6:32) we discover the freedom to joyfully share our gifts. Go ahead, let go and trust God. He will not be outdone in generosity.

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