The Bulletin

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.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 5

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, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill, Sam Shamash, Tracy Penner, and Caferina Tolentino. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please remember in your prayers Rose Helmink who died on December 30, 2013.

Prayers will be held on Monday January 6, 6:30pm at Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel.

Funeral mass on Tuesday January 7, 12 noon at St. Peter’s Church.

The Bulletin | Dec 15

2014 SUNDAY COLLECTION ENVELOPES: Please pick up your envelope boxes from the back of the church. PLEASE START USING THESE ENVELOPES FROM JANUARY 1, 2014.

ROME SWEET HOME: Books are available at the back of the church. They are free. Please help yourself. BINGO will be held on Thursday, December 19, 1 pm in the basement.

ALTAR SERVERS’ please pick up your Christmas / New Year’s Schedule from the back of the church. MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER: Thank you to all who contributed. Our parish collected $ 2,207.00.

Our final Bible Study session before Christmas will be on Monday, December 16. After Christmas, Bible Study will continue on Monday, January 6, 2014.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION. DVD Video Series Catholicism by Father Robert Barron. The total series is made up of ten 1 hour DVDs. We will begin during Advent at 7:00 pm every Tuesday for 1 hour in the hall until Dec. 17 on the topics of God and Jesus Christ. It is a beautiful presentation and an opportunity to deepen our faith. The series will continue on January 7, 2014.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will be collecting items this year for Christmas gift bags to be delivered to residents of Luke 15 House (adult men), today. Suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toiletries, underwear, books, games, gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s or movies. NO USED ITEMS.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: SVDP members will be preparing Christmas Hampers for the poor in New Westminster, Many requests have been received already. However, we need your support of cash donations and perishable food. A Christmas Tree is set up with envelopes attached. Inside the envelopes you will find a label with the name of a person for. Place the label on the parcel and do not leave the label inside of the envelope. All hampers along with the gifts will be delivered on December 21. Volunteers are needed for packing the hampers and drivers and YOUNG ADULTS for the delivery. If you wish to help call the parish office.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASSES:

  • December 24: 9 am Mass. 6 pm, 9 pm, Midnight Mass
  • December 25 : 11 am Mass.
  • December 31: 9 am & 5 pm Mass.
  • January 1: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm Mass.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR DECEMBER 21/22

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Gina Tolentino C:Vangie Knowles

Edgar Lagmay Teresa Lagmay Patricia Hunt

Rebecca Licas – U Danny Acosta Thomas Fontaine Peter Becher

Vangie Knowles

Callista Tolentino Gabrielle Tolentino Vincent Tolentino

Sun. 9am

L:Chantal Hudspeth C:Bill Conolly

Carole McConville Alice Kwan Domingo Almonte

Corina Meisl – U Werner Meisl Frankie Chiu John Piskorik

Maggie Lister

Anabela Chiu Autumn Johnston Mark Almonte

11 am

L:Andy Boch C:Tom McIntosh

Terry Jurick Adeline Jurick Alicia Piper

Peter Markin – U John Forget
Lily Forget
Ivan Palic

Dona Patikiriarchchi

Deniece Orenzo James Orenzo Tristan Comia

5 pm

L:Molly Berry C:Lina Oane

Louis de la Torre Tim Salvacion Phil Ledoux

Tim Salvacion – U Elmer Oane Marie Piche

Danny Radaza

Kyle Berry Sabrina Berry Aaron Wong

COFFEE SUNDAY HOSTS & HOSTESSES / LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN FOR DEC. 22

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

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Bill & Kath Conolly

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Carole Wylie & Maribel Bergler

Sun. 11 am

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Paul Taylor & Evelyn Mercado

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Anna Rekowska & Stefanie Boch

Prayers for the Sick | Dec 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, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill and Caferina Tolentino.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Krystyna Huitema who passed away on Monday, December 9. Prayers: Monday, December 16 at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, December 17 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Dec 8

VAN DUSEN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: St. Peters Young at Heart are planning a visit to the Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights on the evening of December 12. Anyone interested please call John Piskorik at 604 521 5246.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE FOR THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES ARE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. The Knights of Columbus would like to thank all who came out to last week’s pancake breakfast. We were able to

send $400 to Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL PARISHIONERS who donated to Typhoon Haiyan Relief in the Philippines. The parish collected $ 10,119.50, ZUMBA: $ 925.00

2014 SUNDAY COLLECTION ENVELOPES: Please pick up your envelope boxes from the foyer of the Church Hall.

CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Calling all children that love to sing. Please join us for 1 hour after the 9am mass on Dec 8 and Dec 15 to practice for the Christmas Eve service. The Christmas service will be at 6pm on Dec 24, 2013. For more information please email jenn@joeprogrammer.net

ALTAR SERVERS’ MOVIE: In appreciation for their service to the church, St. Peter’s will treat all altar servers to a movie. We plan to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Sat., Dec. 14h, please meet at the Landmark Theatre located on the sky-train level at the New Westminster sky-train station. The movie starts at 11:30 a.m. and is 2.5 hours long. Please be there by 11:15 latest. If you are planning to attend, please call Marisa at 604-523-0573 for details.

JOHN ROBSON STUDENTS will be moving to Qayqayt Elementary School being built on the Old St. Mary Site at 200 Royal Avenue. Currently there is NO FUNDING for playground equipment. To make it to the finals for funding a person has to vote. For more information check the bulletin board and flyers at the back of the church.

Fr. Nicholas Meisl will be celebrating the Eucharist on Sunday, December 15, 9 am and 11 am at St. Peter’s Church. Reception to follow.

Envelopes for the Moving Forward Together Campaign collection are at the back of the church. Cheques to be made out to St. Peter’s Parish. Please put your full information on the envelope for a tax receipt.

Today we ask for a blessing for all Altar Servers’. We thank them for their time and dedication.
Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Maya & Olivia Becher, Morgan Denny, Michaela & Wilhelm Gavino, Andrea & Benedict Pasag, Olivia Pink, Callista, Gabrielle & Vincent Tolentino.
Sunday, 9 am Mass: Morewa & Yosola Adeyemi, Mark Almonte, Ababela Chiu, Mattias & Piero Ciprian, Autumn Johnston, Agnes Natoc, Ryan Rizzo, Isabella Satimbre & Emily Vander Zalm.
Sunday, 11 am Mass: Angelica Chua, Tristan Comia, Joseph Melliza, Deniece & James Orenzo, Justine Palanog, Samantha Ponio, Mikhaella Teodoro, Natasha Verzosa, Clare, Eric and Frances Vu.
Sunday, 5 pm Mass: Kyle & Sabrina Berry, Etella Keenan, James Nicolas, Jullianna Oke & Aaron Wong.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION. DVD Video Series Catholicism by Father Robert Barron. The total series is made up of ten 1 hour DVDs. We will begin during Advent at 7:00 pm every Tuesday for 1 hour in the hall on Dec. 10 and 17 on the topics of God and Jesus Christ. It is a beautiful presentation and an opportunity to deepen our faith. The series will continue in January.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will be collecting items this year for Christmas gift bags to be delivered to residents of Luke 15 House (adult men), today, and December 15. Suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toiletries, underwear, books, games, gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s or movies. NO USED ITEMS.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: SVDP members will be preparing Christmas Hampers for the poor in New Westminster, Many requests have been received already. However, we need your support of cash donations and perishable food. A Christmas Tree is set up with envelopes attached. Inside the envelopes you will find a label with the name of a person for. Place the label on the parcel and do not leave the label inside of the envelope. All hampers along with the gifts will be delivered on December 21. Volunteers are needed for packing the hampers and drivers and helpers for the delivery. If you wish to help call the parish office.

Share your views on Marriage and Family: Pope Francis has called an Extraordinary Synod for 2014 on the pastoral care of marriages and the family. In preparation, His Holiness has asked Bishops to collect responses to a series of questions and forward their findings to the Vatican. In addition to meeting with priests and leaders of ministries to couples and families to gather their responses, the Archdiocese of Vancouver is asking for responses from any Catholics who may be motivated to respond. The document and questions are at the back of the church. We anticipate a large number of responses and ask responders to focus on two or three questions only and to keep responses to 2 typed pages (500 words) or less. Please email responses with “Synod” in the subject line to synod@RCAV.org or mail to Synod Consultation, Office of Life, Marriage & Family, 150 Robson Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 2A7. Deadline Dec. 13, 2013. Details of an upcoming public forum will be announced.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR DECEMBER 14/15

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Jerry Miehm C:Patricia Hunt

Paula Marie Manuel Ed Wunderlich Peggy McNeil

John Rei Cabaron – U Mietek Nieradka Rebecca Licas
Wally Licas

Rebecca Licas

Morgan Denny Michaela Gavino Wilhelm Gavino

Sun. 9am

L:Shawn Johnston C:Christine Gangnon

Kath Conolly
Bill Conolly Domingo Almonte

Akok Bol – U Domingo Almonte Dan McGuire
Vera Ellen Baughman

Chantal Hudspeth

Agnes Natoc Piero Ciprian Mattias Ciprian

11 am

L:Ligaya Tempera Tura C:Luz Verzosa

Felino Ponio III Joseph Nguyen Tess Marier

Joy Ponio – U Ivan Palic Thelma Cruz Manny Cruz

Ilona Goda

Samantha Ponio Natasha Verzosa Joseph Melliza

5 pm

L:Nicole Oke C:Louis de la Torre

Eileen Brown Bernadette Keenan Nora Riordan

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 FOR DECEMBER 8

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

John Leeson & Eileen Jang

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Mely Almonte, Annabelle Almonte, Krista Tibay

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Sun. 11 am

Marie Hocking & Lorraine Currie

Sunila Thomas & Angie Kok

Prayers for the Sick | Dec 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, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill and Caferina Tolentino.

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

The Bulletin | Dec 1

VAN DUSEN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: St. Peters Young at Heart are planning a visit to the Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights on the evening of December 12. Anyone interested please call John Piskorik at 604 521 5246.
YAH CHRISTMAS DINNER – Thursday, December 5 after the Noon Mass. Tickets will sold before the 9 and 11 am Masses today. Tickets: Paid Members: $ 22. Non-Members: $ 27. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

ALTAR SERVERS’, please pick up your schedule from the back of the church.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will be collecting items this year for Christmas gift bags to be delivered to residents of Luke 15 House (adult men), today, December 8, 15. Suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toiletries, underwear, books, games, gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s or movies. NO USED ITEMS.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: All proceeds from the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast this Sunday will go to the Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines.

2014 SUNDAY COLLECTION ENVELOPES: Please pick up your designated envelope boxes from the foyer of the Church Hall. These envelopes have to be used from January 1, 2014

YOUTH MINISTRY COLLECTION – DECEMBER 1: The purpose of this archdiocesan collection is to assist the work of Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) in providing formation, training and support for youth ministry.

Deacon Nick Meisl will be ordained to the priesthood next Saturday, Dec. 7, at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 10:00 am. I invite all who are interested to join us for this important celebration of a member of our parish.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION. DVD Video Series Catholicism by Father Robert Barron. The total series is made up of ten 1 hour DVDs. We will begin during Advent at 7:00 pm every Tuesday for 1 hour in the hall on Dec. 3, 10 and 17 on the topics of God and Jesus Christ. It is a beautiful presentation and an opportunity to deepen our faith. The series will continue in January.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: SVDP members will be preparing Christmas Hampers for the poor in New Westminster, Many requests have been received already. However, we need your support of cash donations and perishable food. A Christmas Tree is set up with envelopes attached. Inside the envelopes you will find a label with the name of a person for. Place the label on the parcel and do not leave the label inside of the envelope. All hampers along with the gifts will be delivered on December 21. Volunteers are needed for packing the hampers and drivers and helpers for the delivery. If you wish to help call the parish office.

Share your views on Marriage and Family: Pope Francis has called an Extraordinary Synod for 2014 on the pastoral care of marriages and the family. In preparation, His Holiness has asked Bishops to collect responses to a series of questions and forward their findings to the Vatican. In addition to meeting with priests and leaders of ministries to couples and families to gather their responses, the Archdiocese of Vancouver is asking for responses from any Catholics who may be motivated to respond. The document and questions are at the back of the church. We anticipate a large number of responses and ask responders to focus on two or three questions only and to keep responses to 2 typed pages (500 words) or less. Please email responses with “Synod” in the subject line to synod@RCAV.org or mail to Synod Consultation, Office of Life, Marriage & Family, 150 Robson Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 2A7. Deadline Dec. 13, 2013. Details of an upcoming public forum will be announced.

JOHN ROBSON STUDENTS will be moving to Qayqayt Elementary School being built on the Old St. Mary Site at 200 Royal Avenue. Currently there is NO FUNDING for playground equipment. To make it to the finals for funding a person has to vote. Voting begins on Dec. 2 – Dec. 11, we need you to vote daily, So, please register to vote and help us win for the kids. Reg. at www.vote4robson.com . If you have any questions contact Tim Mercier at 4tmercier@gmail.com.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This past fall at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Vancouver, I expressed my regret over abuse that First Nations people received in the residential school system that the Catholic Church helped to administer. I offered my profound apology to the survivors and their families for the anguish caused by the deplorable conduct of those Catholics who perpetrated mistreatment of any kind in these residential schools. I also recognized the imperative to heal the pain inflicted and move forward in hope. This is why, together with dioceses across Canada, the Archdiocese of Vancouver is taking part in an important initiative in support of our First Nations brothers and sisters. A special one-time collection for the “Moving Forward Together Campaign” will be held on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 7-8. We are asking Catholics to contribute generously to help fund ongoing Aboriginal healing and education programs in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The Talitha Koum society is one such service. Supported by the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Talitha Koum is now in its 13th year ministering to women and children, providing a home for a significant number of Aboriginal women. The collection will also support the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Centre program for Aboriginal ministry, which operates out of Sacred Heart Parish in Canada’s poorest neighbourhood in the Downtown Eastside. Please mark your calendars now for December 7 and 8. This collection is unlike any other we have taken up before. The “Moving Forward Together” special collection is an important means for the Church to help make amends for past abuses as well as to build bridges toward the future. Thank you for your commitment and support in helping share the love of Our Lord through this undertaking.

Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver

Envelopes for this collection are at the back of the church. Cheques to be made out to St. Peter’s Parish. Please put your full information on the envelope for a tax receipt. 

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR DECEMBER 7/8

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Marian Soff C:Kathleen McCrossan

Edgar Lagmay Teresa Lagmay Patricia Hunt

Wally Licas – U Thomas Fontaine Danny Acosta Peter Becher

Wally Licas

Maya Becher Olivia Becher Olivia Pink

Sun. 9am

L:Natalie Bradbear C:Johanna Ciprian

Peter Van Zyl Magda Van Zyl Francis Murzello

Renato Crespo – U John Piskorik Frankie Chiu Domingo Almonte

Helen Unilowski

Yosola Adeyemi Morewa Adeyemi Anabela Chiu

11 am

L:Shaun D’Souza C:Daniel Vickers

Angie Kok
Rob Kok Joseph Nguyen

Larry Lambert – U Peter Markin
Bob Denny
Paul Taylor

Tess Marier

Frances Vu Eric Vu Clare Vu

5 pm

L:Marivic Cregan C:Mary Shore

Louis de la Torre Tim Salvacion Phil Ledoux

Louis de la Torre – U Elmer Oane
Marie Piche

Arleen Acuna

Jullianna Oke Kyle Berry Sabrina Berry

COFFEE SUNDAY HOSTS & HOSTESSES / LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN FOR DECEMBER 8

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

Ian & Johanna Ciprian

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Andrea Lister & Maggie Lister

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Sun. 11 am

Gerry & Sue Spindor

Angie Kok & Marian MacDougall

Prayers for the Sick | Dec 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, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell, Maureen McCulloch, Lorraine Cahill and Caferina Tolentino.

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

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 24

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, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell and Maureen McCulloch. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Nov 24

LITURGY MEETING – Tuesday, November 26, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.
Sunday Missals for 2013-2014, can be purchased from Margarete. The cost is $ 3.00 per Missal.

St. Peters Young @ Heart are planning a visit to the VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights on the evening of December 12. If interested please contact John Piskorik at 604-521-5246.

Parishioners taking part in various ministries, please pick up your schedule from the back of the church. ZUMBA FUNDRAISING FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE TYPHOON IN THE PHILIPPINES – Friday, November 29, 7 to 8pm in the Parish Hall. $ 10/ person. All the money collected will go to Development & Peace.

REFUGEE DINNER: Thanks to everyone for helping make our refugee fundraising dinner a success – especially Nora Riordan, Andy and Stefanie Boch, Anna Rekowska, Vern and Alicia Piper, Gerry and Sue Spindor, John and Lily Forget, Jean Bouchard, Margarete Bradley, Norah and Bill Andrew and Larry Lambert. Thanks to all who contributed to the gift baskets, grab bags and door prizes, and all who either came out to support the fund or donated.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will be collecting items this year for Christmas gift bags to be delivered to residents of Luke 15 House (adult men), December 1, 8, 15. Suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toiletries, underwear, books, games, gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s or movies. NO USED ITEMS PLEASE.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Delicious sausage and pancake breakfast, December 1 after the 9 and 11 am Masses. Deacon Nick Meisl will be ordained to the Priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

SECOND COLLECTION FOR TYPHOON IN THE PHILIPPINES:
Special Envelopes will be at the back of the church for this collection. Cheques must be made out to St. Peter’s Church. Please put full information on these envelopes in order to qualify for a tax receipt.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: SVDP members will be preparing Christmas Hampers for the poor in New Westminster, Many requests have been received already. However, we need your support of cash donations and perishable food in order to make it a success. A Christmas Tree is set up with envelopes attached. Inside the envelopes you will find a label with the name of a person for. Make sure that you place the label on the parcel and do not leave the label inside of the envelope. All hampers along with the gifts will be delivered on December 21. Volunteers are needed for packing the hampers and drivers and helpers for the delivery. If you wish to help please call Corrie at 604-520-6140.

YOUTH MINISTRY COLLECTION – DECEMBER 1: The purpose of this archdiocesan collection is to assist the work of Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) in providing formation, training and support for youth ministry. Youth ministry in our diocese continues to grow, as evidenced by the number of parishes with youth ministry programming, and the number of participants at diocesan events and training opportunities. Parishes with active youth ministry programming will receive a rebate from this collection.

A Note on Medjugorje.
Archbishop Gerhard Muller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has instructed Catholics about the events at Medjugorje. Regarding the “apparitions”, Catholics are asked to accept the 1991 statement of the bishops of what was then Yugoslavia who said, “on the basis of the research that has been done, it is not possible to state that there were apparitions or supernatural revelations.” The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is in the process of studying the events at Medjugorje.

Today we ask for a blessing for all members of the choir and altar servers’ We thank them for their time and dedication.
MUSIC MINISTRY

  • Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Billy Keenan (accompanist), Dennis Delgado (cantor), Grace Kim (cantor).
  • Sunday, 9 am Mass: Sloane Drennan (Director), Victoria Thieu (accompanist), Singers: Edie Dadey, Gail Bonner, Jean Bouchard, Yvonne Coady Joann Field, Helen Krayachie, Louisa Lacasse, Peggy MacDonald, Vanessa Richards, Helen Toth, and Roger Van Zyl.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: Sloane Drennan (Director), Victoria Thieu (accompanist), Vern Piper (guitar), Singers: Luna Acedillo, Elvis & Melody Atienza, Ivor Brown, Espirita Cachero, Helen Clarke, Maggie Cottons, Barry Dubbin, Liz daSilva Dubbin, Therese Liem, Liz Marshall, Fem Muralla, Maria Nofield, Dan Roxas, Alicia Piper, and Lina Trinidad.
  • Sunday, 5 pm Mass (Youth Choir): Billy Keenan, Elizabeth, Rob & Theo Kok, Jennifer Low, Francis & Razel Manlunas, Christine Mendoza, Kevin Oane, Isaac, Peter & Stephanie Von Riedemann, Jennifer Vander Zalm and Girlie Vasallo.
  • Filipino Choir: Ben & Elvie Acosta, Raffy & Janet Comiso, Bert, Darlette & Linda Gomez, Veronica de Guzman, Regie & Hermie Diolata, Lina Furminger, Rico & Phebe Lat, Salvacion Laurel, Francis & Nenes Limbo, Nora Sabau, Joe & Glo Tan, and MJ Ytac.

ALTAR SERVERS’

  • Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Maya & Olivia Becher, Morgan Denny, Michaela & Wilhelm Gavino, Andrea & Benedict Pasag, Olivia Pink, Callista, Gabrielle & Vincent Tolentino.
  • Sunday, 9 am Mass: Morewa & Yosola Adeyemi, Mark Almonte, Anabela Chiu, Mattias & Piero Ciprian, Autumn Johnston, Agnes Natoc, Ryan Rizzo, Isabella Satimbre & Emily Vander Zalm.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: Angelica Chua, Tristan Comia, Joseph Melliza, Deniece & James Orenzo, Justine Palanog, Samantha Ponio, Mikhaella Teodoro, Natasha Verzosa, Clare, Eric and Frances Vu.
  • Sunday, 5 pm Mass: Kyle & Sabrina Berry, Etella Keenan, James Nicolas, Jullianna Oke & Aaron Wong.

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR NOVEMBER 30/DECEMBER 1

Mass

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Ushers
(& Collections)

Greeters

Altar Servers

Sat. 5 pm

L: Vincent Ng C:Wally Licas

Peter Tolentino
Ed Wunderlich Paula Marie Manuel

Rebecca Licas – U Mietek Nieradka Danny Acosta Peter Becher

Josie Acosta

Benedict Pasag Andrea Pasag Morgan Denny

Sun. 9am

L:Mely Almonte C:Maria Chakeredza

Carole McConville Rod Giddens Marlene Giddens

Corina Meisl – U Werner Meisl
Syl Helmink
Vera Ellen Baughman

Kath Conolly

Agnes Natoc Isabella Satimbre Emily Vander Zalm

11 am

L:Eufemia Muralla C:Damilola Olarewaju

Tess Marier Adeline Jurick Terry Jurick

John Forget – U Lily Forget Thelma Cruz Manny Cruz

Sue Spindor

Natasha Verzosa Tristan Comia Mikhaella Teodoro

5 pm

L:Nora Sabau C:Salvacion Laurel

Eileen Brown Bernadette Keenan Nora Riordan

Tim Salvacion – U Lina Furminger Veronica de Guzman

Danny Radaza

James Nicolas Etella Keenan Aaron Wong

COFFEE SUNDAY HOSTS & HOSTESSES / LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN FOR DECEMBER 1

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Sun. 9 am

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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Maribel Bergler & Carole Wylie

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Sun. 11 am

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Stefanie Boch & Anna Rekowska

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 17

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, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma, Nellie Cavell and Maureen McCulloch. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Nov 17

LITURGY MEETING – Thursday, November 21, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

ALTAR SERVERS’: The next session for all new servers is on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 am.

SENIORS BINGO – Thursday, November 21, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday Missals for 2013-2014, can be purchased from Margarete. The cost is $ 3.00 per Missal.

NOVEMBER has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary. We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2012. Lucille Bickel, Chris Cahill, Mary Ann Clancy, Vincent Cost, Priscilla De Jose, Simone Fincaryk, Jessie Galliano, Patrick Gayford, Andrew Halford, Desmond Hughes, Antonio Lucarino, Philibert Pelchat, Laura Polych, Theresa Renville, Andrew Rossi, Elizabeth Rozeck, Josephine Spindor, Molly Stone, John Schunk, Solvig Sandstrom, Albert Valley, Alphonse Vanloo, Harvey Zelter. 

ZUMBA FUNDRAISING FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE TYPHOON IN THE PHILIPPINES – Friday, November 29, 7 to 8 pm in the Parish Hall. $ 10/ person. All the money collected will go to Development & Peace.

Today we ask for a blessing for all Ushers, Collectors, Greeters. We thank them for their time and dedication.

USHERS/COLLECTORS

  • Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Ushers – John Rei Cabaron, Rebecca Licas, Wally Licas. Collectors – Danny Acosta, Peter Becher, Roy Cheong, Thomas Fontaine, Mietek Nieradka, Ivy Tan.
  • Sunday, 9 am Mass: Ushers – Domingo Almonte, Akok Bol, Renato Crespo, Syl Helmink, Flora Kennedy, Dan McGuire, Corina Meisl. Collectors – Vera Ellen Baughman, Frankie Chiu, Werner Meisl, John Piskorik.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: Ushers – John Forget, Merlie Garcia, Larry Lambert, Peter Markin, Joy Ponio. Collectors – Manny Cruz, Thelma Cruz, Bob Denny, Lily Forget, Chito Garcia, Ivan Palic, Paul Taylor.
  • Sunday, 5 pm Mass: Ushers – Louis de la Torre, Tim Salvacion, Ricardo Payot. Collectors – Lina Furminger, Veronica de Guzman, Ben Johnston, Elmer Oane, Marie Piche.

GREETERS

  • Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Josie Acosta, Thomas Fontaine, Lina Furminger, Vangie Knowles, Rebecca Licas, Wally Licas, Marian Payot, Maricar Payot, Gina Tolentino, Peter Tolentino.
  • Sunday, 9 am Mass: Vera Ellen Baughman, Kath Conolly, Chantal Hudspeth, Flora Kennedy, Maggie Lister, Dan McGuire, Johnson Osei, Helen Unilowski, Dickie Vu.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: Armida Beasley, Ilona Goda, Adeline Jurick, Terry Jurick, Tess Marier, Dona Patikiriarachchi, Sue Spindor.
  • Sunday, 5 pm Mass: Arleen Acuna, Ricardo Payot, Danny Radaza.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The Philippines were struck by the worst disaster in their history when Typhoon Haiyan

ripped through the country. Nearly 10 million people are in need of aid and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.

Pope Francis has urged us to help our brothers and sisters in the Philippines concretely, as well as through prayer.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace are launching an emergency humanitarian campaign.

On Sunday, November 24, at all Masses, a special second collection in the Archdiocese will be taken for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Their most urgent needs are for food and water. Development and Peace’s main partners in the Philippines is coordinating the distribution of food and shelter for those suffering this catastrophe.

Donations made to Development and Peace for relief efforts are eligible for the matching fund program announced by the Canadian government. Donations will be matched until December 9, 2013. In order to make your donation, please make your cheques payable to your parish or donate

online at www.devp.org.

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Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver

Special Envelopes will be at the back of the church for this collection. Cheques must be made out to St. Peter’s Church. Please put full information on these envelopes in order to qualify for a tax receipt. 

MINISTRY SCHEDULING FOR NOVEMBER 23/24
Mass Lectors Eucharistic Ministers Ushers
(& Collections)
Greeters Altar Servers
Sat. 5 pm L: Gina Tolentino C:Patricia Hunt Nora Riordan
Paula Marie Manuel Sharon Irvine
Rebecca Licas – U Peter Becher Mietek Nieradka Danny Acosta Wally Licas Vincent Tolentino Callista Tolentino Gabrielle Tolentino
Sun. 9am L:Shawn Johnston C:Peter McConville Carole McConville Rod Giddens Marlene Giddens Domingo Almonte – U Syl Helmink
Werner Meisl Frankie Chiu
Chantal Hudspeth Anabela Chiu Morewa Adeyemi Yosola Adeyemi
11 am L:Jennifer Tongol C:Dan Roxas

Rob Kok
Angie Kok Joseph Nguyen

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Joy Ponio – U MerlieGarcia Chito Garcia

Ilona Goda

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Frances Vu Eric Vu Clare Vu

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5 pm L:Marivic Cregan C:Lina Oane Bernadette Keenan Tim Salvacion Louis de la Torre Ricardo Payot – U Elmer Oane Marie Piche Ricardo Payot Etella Keenan Aaron Wong Michael LeRoss

COFFEE SUNDAY HOSTS & HOSTESSES / LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN FOR NOVEMBER 24

Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostesses Liturgy of the Word with Children
Sun. 9 am

Dick & Christine Gangnon

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Mely Almonte, Annabelle Almonte, Krista Tibay

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Sun. 11 am Gerry & Sue Spindor Sunila Thomas & Angie Kok

The Bulletin | Nov 10

FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, November 14, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

REMEMBRANCE DAY – Mass at 10 am not 9 am.

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND – Sunday November 17, at 6:30 pm (after the 5pm mass). We will be having a pot roast dinner, 50/50, raffles, door prizes, grab bags. Tickets $25 adults, $15 children 6-13 yrs. Tickets on sale after all masses today. There will be no tickets at the door, if someone would like to donate to the refugee fund there will be envelopes available so you can get a tax receipt for it.

Deacon Nick Meisl will be ordained to the Priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

“The St. Peter’s CWL bazaar held recently made a profit of $7,191.87. The CWL members would like to thank everyone who donated their time, goods and money to our bazaar and everyone who came and supported it making this year’s another successful one. With your support we are able to support various charities in the greater Vancouver area especially during the Christmas season and St. Peter’s Church. We appreciate all your support very much. Thank you all.”

ALTAR SERVERS’ who want to discontinue, please let the parish office know.
We will have two training sessions for new altar servers each year, one in November and one in June. The next session for all new servers is on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 am.

SENIORS BINGO – Thursday, November 14 and 21, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Everyone is welcome.

LUKE 15 HOUSE – SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER – Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm, at Grace Point Community Church, 3487 King George Boulevard, Surrey. Tickets $ 40 each – please call Johanna at 604-345-0305. Donations can be made by calling Luke 15 House at 604-930-4884.

ST. MATTHEW’S PRO-LIFE MOVIE EVENT – The movie OCTOBER BABY will be shown on Sunday November 17, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Parish Jubilee Hall, 16079 88th Avenue, Surrey, Admission is free (donations welcome).

INAUGURAL ARCHDIOCESAN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, November 23, 8:30 to 5:30 pm at Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. Tickets: www.rcav.org/womenconference or 604-443-3220.

Today we ask for a blessing for all who are involved as leaders of the word, lectors and commentators. We thank them for their time and dedication.

LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN

  • Sunday, 9 am Mass: Annabelle Almonte, Mely Almonte, Maribel Bergler, Andrea Lee, Maggie Lister,
  • Krista Tibay, Carole Wylie.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: LWC Coordinator Angie Kok, Stefanie Boch, Marian MacDougall, Anna Rekowska, Sunila Thomas.

MINISTRY OF LECTORS AND COMMENTATORS

  • Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Patricia Hunt, Vangie Knowles, Wally Licas, Kathleen McCrossan, Jerry Miehm,
  • Marian Soff, Vincent Ng, Gina Tolentino.
  • Sunday, 9 am Mass: Mely Almonte, Natalie Bradbear, Maria Chakeredza, Johanna Ciprian, Bill Conolly, Christine Gangnon, Anne Heath, Chantal Hudspeth, Shawn Johnston, Michael Lister, Graeme MacKinnon, Tracy MacKinnon, Peter McConville, Agnes Natoc, Eddie Natoc, Lisette Natoc, Jason Vander Zalm, Magda Van Zyl, Peter Van Zyl.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: Andy Boch, Espirita Cachero, Shaun D’Souza, Rob Kok, Christie Man, Tom McIntosh, Eufemia Muralla, Joseph Nguyen, Damilola Olarewaju, Dan Roxas, Gerry Spindor, Ligaya Tempera Tura, Jennifer Tongol, Luz Verzosa, Daniel Vickers, Grace Villanueva.
  • Sunday, 11 am Mass: Molly Berry, Eileen Brown, Marivic Cregan, Louis de la Torre, Bernadette Keenan, Salvacion Laurel, Tom McIntosh, Nicole Oke, Lina Oane, Nora Sabau, Tim Salvacion, Mary Shore, Grace Villanueva.

NOVEMBER has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary.
We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2012.
Lucille Bickel, Chris Cahill, Mary Ann Clancy, Vincent Cost, Priscilla De Jose, Simone Fincaryk, Jessie Galliano, Patrick Gayford, Andrew Halford, Desmond Hughes, Antonio Lucarino, Philibert Pelchat, Laura Polych, Theresa Renville, Andrew Rossi, Elizabeth Rozeck, Josephine Spindor, Molly Stone, John Schunk, Solvig Sandstrom, Albert Valley, Alphonse Vanloo, Harvey Zelter.

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 10

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, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan, Eldie Guinomma and Nellie Cavell. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Nov 3

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND – Sunday November 17, at 6:30 pm (after the 5pm mass). We will be having a pot roast dinner, 50/50, raffles, door prizes, grab bags. Tickets $25 adults, $15 children 6-13 yrs. Presentation by Mati Bernabei of the Tibetan Resettlement Project. Tickets on sale after all masses today, and November 9/10. There will be no tickets at the door, and also if someone would like to donate to the refugee fund there will be envelopes available so you can get a tax receipt for it?

NOVEMBER has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary. We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2012. Lucille Bickel, Chris Cahill, Mary Ann Clancy, Vincent Cost, Priscilla De Jose, Simone Fincaryk, Jessie Galliano, Patrick Gayford, Andrew Halford, Desmond Hughes, Antonio Lucarino, Philibert Pelchat, Laura Polych, Theresa Renville, Andrew Rossi, Elizabeth Rozeck, Josephine Spindor, Molly Stone, John Schunk, Solvig Sandstrom, Albert Valley, Alphonse Vanloo, Harvey Zelter.

Deacon Nick Meisl will be ordained to the Priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

This weekend we pray for the catechists in the parish.
PREP: Christie Bruce, Jennifer Vander Zalm (coordinators), Annabelle Almonte, Danica Blackwood, Marisa Brown, Sandra Farjo, Michaela Gavino, Rob Kok, Wally Licas, Eufemia Muralla, Robin Smith, Mikhaella Teodoro, Krista Tibay, Catalina Trinidad and Natasha Verzosa.
RCIA: Celine deSouza and Alex Dissing.
We thank them for their time and dedication.

The blue booklets at the back of the church contain descriptions and names of the ministries and groups in the parish. Please take one if you are interested.

LECTORS please pick up your labelled missals from the back of the church. We shall be getting the new schedule ready from Dec. 1 to June 29. For parishioners in the various ministries who have not been e-mailed please let the parish know if you plan to be away during those months.

ALTAR SERVERS’ who want to discontinue, please let the parish office know.
We will have two training sessions for new altar servers each year, one in November and one in June. The next session for all new servers is on Saturday, Nov.. 23, at 9:30 am.

CWL RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS: 1st Prize, $ 500 – J. De Marchi, 2nd Prize, $ 300 – Loretta McLaughlin, 3rd Prize, Pearl Jewellery – Jerry Ryan, 4th Prize, Needle Point Picture – Don Parker, 5th Prize, Afghan – Ursula McNamara.

SENIORS BINGO – Thursday, November 14 and 21, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card fir 10 games. Everyone is welcome.

FREE TOUR OF HISTORIC ST. PETER’S CEMETERY, NEW WESTMINSTER.
Join historians Archie and Dale Miller for an animated tour of St. Peter’s cemetery. Learn about the life and times of many interesting personalities of our faithfully departed. Experience what life was like 130 years ago and learn about the Catholic burial tradition. Talk to Catholic Cemeteries staff and learn about cremation, mausoleum and traditional burial options. An information table will be on site. The tour is approximately 90 minutes in duration. There are no bathrooms on site. Interested? Meet at the gates of St. Peter’s Cemetery, 150 Richmond Street on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

DESSERT BANQUET – Monday, November 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Bethany Baptist Church, Richmond,
sponsored by the Christian Advocacy Society, Special Guest will be Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Vietnamese child that was severely burned during a napalm attack in the prize winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June of 1972. Tickets $ 20. Register online @christianadvocacy.ca or call 604-525-0999 for tickets. More information on the bulletin board.

LUKE 15 HOUSE – SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER – Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm, at Grace Point Community Church, 3487 King George Boulevard, Surrey. Christian award winning singer from Calgary Denis Grady performing and sharing his testimony from addict to a life in Christ, silent auction and buffet dinner. Tickets $ 40 each – please call Johanna at 604-345-0305. Donations can be made by calling Luke 15 House at 604-930-4884.

ST. MATTHEW’S PRO-LIFE MOVIE EVENT – The movie OCTOBER BABY will be shown on Sunday November 17, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at St. Matthew’s Parish Jubilee Hall, 16079 88th Avenue, Surrey, Admission is free (donations welcome).

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 3

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, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky Angelina T. Matanguihan. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Simone Fincaryk who passed away on Sunday, October 27. Funeral Mass: Monday, November 4 at 9 am.

The Bulletin | Oct 27

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND – Sunday November 17, at 6:30 pm (after the 5pm mass). We will be having a pot roast dinner, 50/50, raffles, door prizes, grab bags. Tickets $25 adults, $15 children 6-13 yrs. Presentation by Mati Bernabei of the Tibetan Resettlement Project. Tickets on sale after all masses today, and for the next 2 Sundays. There will be no tickets at the door, and also if someone would like to donate to the refugee fund there will be envelopes available so you can get a tax receipt for it?

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, November 1, 12:30 pm to 2 pm.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will be having a delicious Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Sunday November 3 after the 9 and 11 am Masses.

Deacon Nick Meisl will be ordained to the Priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

LECTORS please pick up your labelled missals from the back of the church.

FREE TOUR OF HISTORIC ST. PETER’S CEMETERY, NEW WESTMINSTER.
Join historians Archie and Dale Miller for an animated tour of St. Peter’s cemetery. Learn about the life and times of many interesting personalities of our faithfully departed. Experience what life was like 130 years ago and learn about the Catholic burial tradition. Talk to Catholic Cemeteries staff and learn about cremation, mausoleum and traditional burial options. An information table will be on site. The tour is approximately 90 minutes in duration. There are no bathrooms on site. Interested? Meet at the gates of St. Peter’s Cemetery, 150 Richmond Street on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER: The second Annual Archbishop’s Dinner will be held on Wed., October 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Call John Nixon or Henrietta Lam at 604-683-0281 ext. 317 (John) or 238 (Henrietta).

Workshop: You are loved, You are forgiven! This workshop is about healing. Come and heal with us! Friday, November 1, 7-9 pm and Saturday, November 2, 10 am-2 pm, Registration: milena@mclifecoach.com or 778 239 7996.

DESSERT BANQUET – Monday, November 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Bethany Baptist Church, Richmond,
sponsored by the Christian Advocacy Society, Special Guest will be Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Vietnamese child that was severely burned during a napalm attack in the prize winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June of 1972. Tickets $ 20. Register online @christianadvocacy.ca or call 604-525-0999 for tickets. More information on the bulletin board.

LUKE 15 HOUSE – SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER – Friday, November 15, Doors open: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:00 pm at Grace Point Community Church, 3487 King George Boulevard, Surrey. Tickets $40/head. Contact Nigel at luke15house.com or 604-930-4884.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: A fabulous website to sign up for 40 Days for Life time spots can be found at http://40daysforlifevancouver.blogspot.ca. You can pray at the vigil site in Vancouver or at your home or local church.

Fr. Gabriel de Chadarevian is going to preach a retreat on the Eucharist at St. Luke’s Church, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge (Phone: 604-465-5383) on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 9am- 3:30pm. Everyone is welcome.

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace would like to thank you all for your generous donations towards helping Syrians during their time of need. $251,263.83 was collected in the Vancouver Archdiocese. Added with the donations sent directly to D&P head office of $74,909.50, the total amount from the Vancouver Archdiocese was $326,173.33. This will greatly help the outreach in helping those most vulnerable.

NOVEMBER has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary. We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2012.
Lucille Bickel, Chris Cahill, Mary Ann Clancy, Vincent Cost, Priscilla De Jose, Jessie Galliano, Patrick Gayford, Andrew Halford, Desmond Hughes, Antonio Lucarino, Philibert Pelchat, Laura Polych, Theresa Renville, Andrew Rossi, Elizabeth Rozeck, Josephine Spindor, Molly Stone, John Schunk, Solvig Sandstrom, Albert Valley, Alphonse Vanloo, Harvey Zelter.

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