The Bulletin

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.

Prayers for the Sick | June 30

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, Elda Tecson, 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 23

NO 9 AM MASS – Saturday June 29 and Monday July 1.

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! SORRY! NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER SUNDAY, JULY 7, 5 PM.

PRO-LIFE SUNDAY COLLECTION – JUNE 16 amounted to $ 610.00. Thank you for your donations. This money will be distributed between Campaign Life Coalition, Birthright, Burnaby Pro-Life and other Pro- Life Groups.

PARISHIONERS TAKING PART IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES – please pick up your new schedule from the Vesting Room.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS would like to thank all those who supported our “Pennies for Heaven” drive at Pancake Breakfasts during the past year. We raised $ 425.03, which will be used for the education of seminarians.

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Devine Calanog and Tim Salvacion III who were awarded the Knights of Columbus bursaries.

THE CWL would like to CONGRATULATE Devine Calanog and Wilhelm Gavino for winning the CWL Bursaries.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: We need at least a 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.

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 HUMILITY AND STEWARDSHIP
Humility does not mean that you think less of yourself; that serves no purpose. God wants you to use your gifts well, for your own needs, and at least as well for the good of others. Acknowledging that life itself, and all the good things in life, are God’s gift, is an expression of humility. Knowing that God gives you your talents and abilities for the greater good, as well as your own needs, should give you a ‘healthy humility’ and the God- grounded confidence to boldly and generously share your gifts in ways that give glory to Him.

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: 115. Amount Collected: $ 33,018.00. 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.

BUILDING FUND: A BIG THANK YOU to all parishioners who contributed towards the Building Fund Campaign.

Prayers for the Sick | June 23

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, Elda Tecson, 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.

Please keep in your prayers Andrew Rossi who passed away on Sunday, June 16. Prayers: Sunday, June 23 at 7 pm. Funeral Mass: Monday, June 24 at 12 noon.

The Bulletin | June 16

NO 9 AM MASS – Saturday’s June 22, 29 and Monday’s June 24 and July 1.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE TO PROJECT ADVANCE?
I means that I recognize what I have received by way of blessings in my life has come from God; it means I understand when God blesses me. He blesses others through me; it means I understand I have a responsibility to share my blessings so that the teachings of Christ may be known and experienced by all. Support, through your prayers, your work, and your gift, Project Advance 2013 – “Open Wide the Door of Faith”. Please give at our parish or online at www.rcav.org to benefit both our parish and the good work of our Archdiocese. Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 99. Amount Collected: $ 30,618.00. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION: Please print your name and address clearly. Burnaby Pro-Life distributes the funds collected between Birthright, Campaign Life Coalition, itself and other local Pro-Life Groups. Donations of $ 10 or more will receive a tax receipt from Burnaby Pro-Life. Thanks for your generosity.

PARISH PICNIC – July 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Now is the time to start planning for attending this year’s parish picnic, which will be held on Sunday, July 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Tickets sales will begin June 22 after each of the masses. Stay tuned for more details.

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.

Dear brother priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver: Today we celebrate Father’s Day. We give thanks for all our fathers and the father figures in our lives. Today is also Pro-life Sunday, when we are all called to reflect on our obligation to safeguard human life from its conception to its natural end.
Recently, two issues have been of particular concern to the Pro-Life cause: first, that of female gendercide, the alarming assault on the life of unborn girls. The United Nations estimates that the number of “missing” girls – those conceived but killed before they were born – could be as high as 200 million, six times the population of Canada.
The second issue is the possible widespread legalization of assisted suicide in Canada. Though Parliament overwhelmingly voted not to change the current law, various forces are working towards introducing euthanasia through our court system. The consequences of permissive legislation for our vulnerable seniors are dire. We must be prepared to be advocates for our loved ones in hospital and care homes, to ensure that they are being properly taken care of.
With cordial best wishes and gratitude for your support of the pro-life initiatives, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver

Prayers for the Sick | June 16

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, 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.

Please keep in your prayers Patrick Gayford who passed away on Thursday, June 13. Funeral Mass Friday, June 21 at 12 noon.

To all our family of friends and parishioners who wish to say goodbye to Kim and Ron Breslin, we invite you all to meet us in the Church Hall after the 11:00 o’clock Mass on Sunday, June 23rd. Cake and coffee will be served. We will be leaving Friday June 28th to return home to Ontario.

The Bulletin | June 9

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION (Father’s Day), Sunday June 16. The envelopes enclosed in today’s bulletin are for that collection. Please take them home and bring them back next week and drop them in the collection basket for an income tax receipt from Burnaby Pro-Life for donations of $ 10 or more. Please print your name and address clearly. Burnaby Pro-Life distributes the funds collected between Birthright, Campaign Life Coalition, itself and other local Pro-Life Groups. Thanks for your generosity.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO THE PREP CATECHISTS ( 2012-2013) for their time, dedication and service to our PREP Children and St. Peter’s Church.
Christie Bruce & Jennifer VanderZalm (PREP Coordinators).
Catalina Trinidad/Anabela Almonte (Level 1), Carole Wylie/Michaela Gavino (Level 2), Eufemia Muralla/Krista Tibay (Level 3), Wally Licas/Devine Calanog (Level 4), Marisa Brown/Sandra Basheer (Level 5), Emil Canlas (Level 6), Rob Kok (Level 7).

REMINDER: YEAR END BBQ, Wednesday, June 12 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE TO PROJECT ADVANCE?
I means that I recognize what I have received by way of blessings in my life has come from God; it means I understand when God blesses me. He blesses others through me; it means I understand I have a responsibility to share my blessings so that the teachings of Christ may be known and experienced by all. Support, through your prayers, your work, and your gift, Project Advance 2013 – “Open Wide the Door of Faith”. Please give at our parish or online at www.rcav.org to benefit both our parish and the good work of our Archdiocese.

Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 76. Amount Collected: $ 20,683. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges.

BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. The money collected will help pay for the roof and the projectors.

PARISH PICNIC – July 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Now is the time to start planning for attending this year’s parish picnic, which will be held on Sunday, July 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Tickets sales will begin June 22 after each of the masses. Stay tuned for more details.

Liturgical Ministries.
This weekend we are asking parishioners to sign up for liturgical ministries. This includes everyone, those who are involved in a ministry and who want to continue, as well as those who want to begin doing a ministry. The ministries are the following.
1. Hospitality: welcome people to the parish and hand out bulletins;
2. Ushers: help people to find a place to sit. Ushers may also help with the collection. They also ask people to carry the bread and wine to the altar;
3. Collectors: take the collection;
4. Readers or Lectors: proclaim the biblical readings;
5. Leaders for Children’s Liturgy: help with liturgy for children.
6. Singers and Musicians: help with the 9:00 am and 11:00 am choirs.
7. Coffee Sunday Hosts & Hostess: prepare coffee and refreshments for the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses.
8. Altar Servers: carry the cross and candles and serve at the altar.
As a general rule, each person should only do one ministry. An exception is the usher who may help with the collection if required. If we do not have sufficient ministers at a Mass, people may be asked to become involved in two or even three ministries.
At this time, we are not asking for new eucharistic ministers. The present eucharistic ministers will continue until November 2014. This ministry is regulated by the Archbishop.

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.

Prayers for the Sick | June 9

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink and Angelina Matanguihan. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

To all our family of friends and parishioners who wish to say goodbye to Kim and Ron Breslin, we invite you all to meet us in the Church Hall after the 11:00 o’clock Mass on Sunday, June 23rd. Cake and coffee will be served. We will be leaving Friday June 28th to return home to Ontario.

The Bulletin | June 2

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

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. Reg./Info contact Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls 604-822-9804; email patdus@vst.edu.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2013
Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 50. Amount Collected: $ 14,818.00. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges.
BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. The money collected will help pay for the roof and the projectors.

Prayers for the Sick | June 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, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink and Angelina Matanguihan.

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

To all our family of friends and parishioners who wish to say goodbye to Kim and Ron Breslin, we invite you all to meet us in the Church Hall after the 11:00 o’clock Mass on Sunday, June 23rd. Cake and coffee will be served. We will be leaving Friday June 28th to return home to Ontario.

The Bulletin | May 26

THANK YOU to Rob Kok, Chrisite Bruce and Jennifer Vander Zalm for a wonderful job with 11 confirmands. Thanks to the CWL for your gifts to the confirmands and Toni De Marchi for decorating the sanctuary.
PREP REMINDERS:
1) JUNE 5: LAST REGULAR CLASS.
2) JUNE 12:YEAR END BBQ in the Church Hall, 5:30 – 7 pm.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents will be held on Saturday, June 1. Mass at 9:15 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 438 Great Northern Way, Vancouver followed by Rosary and Vigil in the Church.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2013 “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”
Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 31. Amount Collected: $ 10,353.00. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges. Pledges can also be made by filling out a brochure from the back of the church and dropping it in the collection basket, contacting the parish office or online at www.rcav.org. Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous.

BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help pay for the roof and the projectors.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be serving a delicious Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, June 2 after the 9 and 11 am Masses.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. Information: 604-525-3030.

LITURGY MEETING – Thursday, May 30 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.
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. Reg./Info contact Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls 604-822-9804; email patdus@vst.edu.

MEN’S HOSTEL NEEDS MUGS: Every night we host 102 men who drink lots of coffee, juice, and water. Serving beverages in ceramic mugs is so much more welcoming than disposable Styrofoam cups. We encourage the men to keep their mugs when they move out. We run through a whole lot of mugs every year; therefore your donation of mugs will be appreciated. Please contact 604-443- 3292; e-mail menshostel@rcav.bc.ca.

Trinitarian Stewardship: God the Father, creator and giver of who we are and all that we possess; God the Son, our redeemer, and supreme teacher of Christian Stewardship; God the Spirit, the activator, the Holy Spirit guiding how we are to use our gifts. The bottom line is that one day we will all be held accountable for how we shared the gifts we were given; how we responded to what we were taught; and, how we acted when inspired. When that day comes, we pray that through God’s grace we will hear the words, “Well done good and faithful steward!”

Prayers for the Sick | May 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, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink and Angelina Matanguihan.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Elizabeth Rozeck who passed away on Wednesday, May 15. Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | May 19

Please keep the following confirmands in your prayers:
Alleluia Anteros, Margaret Anteros, Sara Gaber, Christine Mendoza, Anna Mondor, Deniece Orenzo, James Orenzo, Faye Pagdonsolan, Elvic Ponce, Hannah Marie Romano, Isaac Sherley.
Confirmation will be at 11:00 am Mass on May 19.

PREP REMINDERS:
1) JUNE 5: LAST REGULAR CLASS.
2) JUNE 12:YEAR END BBQ in the Church Hall, 5:30 – 7 pm.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2013 “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”
Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 6. Amount Collected: $ 1,123.00. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges. Pledges can also be made by filling out a brochure from the back of the church and dropping it in the collection basket, contacting the parish office or online at www.rcav.org. Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous.

BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help pay for the roof and the projectors.

Tuesday, May 21: Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod.
Eugene de Mazenod was born in France in 1782. Ordained in 1811, he worked especially with the poor people and the youth in Marseilles, France. In 1826 he founded the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. During the early years the Oblates worked especially in preaching parish missions in southern France. Eugene de Maszenod became bishop of Marseilles in 1837 where he continued as bishop and superior of the Oblates until his death on May 21, 1861. Eugene was canonized a saint by Pope Paul II in 1995.
In the 1840s Eugene sent Oblate missionaries to England, Canada, The United States, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The Oblates came to British Columbia in 1858 and to New Westminster in 1860. The first bishops on the mainland were Oblates, Bishop d’Herbomez, 1864-91; Bishop Durieu, 1890-99, and Archbishop Dontenwill, 1899-1908. St. Peter’s Church was the Cathedral Church from 1864 until 1908.
Today the Oblates are the 10th largest order of men in the Church with over 4000 members. They work in 60 countries: Canada, United States, 16 countries in Africa, 16 in Latin America, 13 in Asia, 13 in Europe, and Australia.

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 and information, contact Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls 604-822-9804; email patdus@vst.edu.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. For further information call 604-525-3030.

Prayers for the Sick | May 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, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink and Angelina Matanguihan. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | May 12

THANK YOU to Jennifer Vander Zalm, Christie Bruce, Carole Wylie, Michaela Gavino and Krista Tibay for a wonderful job with 27 First Communicants. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for hosting a scrumptious Pancake Breakfast for the First Communicants, the CWL for their gifts to the children and Toni De Marchi for decorating the sanctuary.

PREP REMINDERS:
1) MAY 19: CONFIRMATION, 11 AM MASS.
2) JUNE 5: LAST REGULAR CLASS.
3) JUNE 12:YEAR END BBQ in the Church Hall, 5:30 – 7 pm.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THE GIFT CELEBRATION held on Wednesday, May 8 a GREAT SUCCESS! GUEST SPEAKER: Teresa Macht. PLANNING TEAM: Angie Kok (Coordinator), Rob Kok, Stefanie Boch, Margarete Bradley, Barry Dubbin, Liz DaSilva, Catalina Trinidad, Marian MacDougall, Alicia Piper, Eileen Brown, Nora Riordan, Gerry Spindor, Christie Bruce, Jennifer Vander Zalm, Magda Van Zyl, Sunila Thomas, Wally Licas, Anna Rekowska and Peter Von Riedeman. VOLUNTEERS: Anna Almonte, Krista Tibay, and the YOUTH WHO SERVED DINNER.

BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help pay for the roof and the projectors.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith at the Hall, 7:00 pm on Tues., May 14.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253. The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. For further information call 604-525-3030.

NATIONAL WEEK FOR THE FAMILY, May 12 – 19. Pope Francis said: “It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents.”

KENYA MISSION AWARENESS 2013: On Thursday, May 16, Father Gerry Conlan, OMI, will speak about his missionary experiences in Kenya in the Hall at 7:00 pm. This is the same mission where Father Ken Forster served for nine years. We invite you to come and meet Fr. Gerry and through his presentation, learn more about the beautiful people of Kenya.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2013 “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”
Dear Friends in Christ:
When introducing the Year of Faith, our Holy Father said that “to enter through the door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime.” As they make their way on their journey, many have to meet various pressing needs. We are blessed to be able to open a door for them. Your gift to Project Advance will be opening the door of faith for young people as they grow in knowledge, love of God and service to others in our schools, and for young adults as they become more involved in our parishes and communities. Other programs support those with various challenges to help them learn more about the Lord. As well, you will be opening the door for all those who turn to one of our Catholic Charities because they are hungry, homeless or marginalized. With your gift, you are opening wide the door for others. Thank you for recognizing that God has given you the blessings of faith, family and treasure. I ask you to be as generous as possible, so that together we may ensure that all those who knock will find a door open for them. With cordial best wishes and the assurance of my prayers for you and your families, I am Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges. Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous.

Prayers for the Sick | May 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, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy and Rose Helmink.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | May 5

BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING – Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – SUNDAY, MAY 5, 11 AM MASS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS:
SAVANAH AGAS, JOSEPH AKOL ANTEROS, JAYDE AUGER, OWEN BOICHUK, ALYSSA CALANOG, ERIN CANLAS, MARTIN DHALE CANLAS, ANGELICA CHUA, JULIA JACINTO, LIAM KENTEL, ALEXAVIER KUGLER, GABRIEL MARCOS, GENE MARCOS, HAVANA MARTINEZ, CHRISTINE MENDOZA, JOSH MENDOZA, TIMOTHY MENDOZA, PHO

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver is assigned days during the year for Eucharistic Adoration. We are having it on:
Wednesday, May 8: 12:30 pm – 2 pm.
Thursday, May 9: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
Friday, May 10: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall. THEME: SHINE LIKE THE SON. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale today after all masses. Tickets: Adults: $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. Dinner included.

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART: Due to unforeseen circumstances the date to the Abbey, Mission is changed to Monday, May 20, 9 am to 3 pm. Cost: under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253.

The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. For further information call 604-525-3030.

END FEMALE GENDERCIDE: Victoria March for Life – Thursday, May 9. Schedule of Events:
12 PM: St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 740 View Street and St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street.
2 PM: March to Legislature from Centennial Square.
2:30 PM: Rally for Life outside Legislature on front lawn.
There are many Buses going from the Lower Mainland. Check out the Archdiocese Website at

www.rcav.org to find the best one for you. Go to Archdiocesan Offices / Respect Life Office / March for Life. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Please contact Paul Levy at 604-526-0014 if you have a wheel chair to loan for some months.

KENYA MISSION AWARENESS 2013.
On Thursday, May 16, Father Gerry Conlan, OMI, will speak about his missionary experiences in Kenya in the Hall at 7:00 pm. This is the same mission where Father Ken Forster served for nine years. We invite you to come and meet Fr. Gerry and through his presentation, learn more about the beautiful people of Kenya.

Prayers for the Sick | May 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, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke and Brian Kennedy.

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

The Bulletin | Apr 28

We congratulate Nick Meisl of our parish and we ask God to bless him in his ministry. Nick will be ordained a deacon at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Some time thereafter he will be ordained to the priesthood. Let us support him with our prayers.

Fr. Ken Forster, OMI, preached our Parish Mission in March. He has been named the Provincial Superior of the English speaking Oblates in Canada. Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, who was here in February for a weekend is one of his assistants.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall.

THEME: SHINE LIKE THE SON. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale today and Saturday/Sunday May 4/5 after all masses, and on Wednesday May 1 at the PREP Class. Tickets: Adults: $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more,
$ 25.00. Dinner included.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 – Mass at 8 am not 12 Noon.

FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

PREP REMINDERS:
1) MAY 1: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REHEARSAL. MAY PROCESSION, parents encouraged to attend. Tickets on sale for GIFT. Mandatory for parents and children.
2) MAY 5: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, 11 AM MASS.
3) MAY 8: GIFT: Please do not drop off kids. Family Event.
4) MAY 19: CONFIRMATION, 11 AM MASS.
5) JUNE 5: LAST REGULAR CLASS.
6) YEAR END BBQ in the Church Hall, 5:30 – 7 pm.

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART are going to the Abbey in Mission on Thursday, May 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. Cost: Under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253.

The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having their delicious sausage and Pancake

Breakfast, Sunday May 5 after the 9 am and 11 am Masses.

MAY 12-19, 2013 is the National Week for Life and the Family, an initiative of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and promoted by the Office of Life, Marriage and Family. As part of this initiative each parish will recognize couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (10, 25, 40, 50, 60) with a special blessing at Masses on May 12 (19). Please register with the parish office before May 5.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Saturday, May 4, 9 am Mass at St. John the Apostle Church, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver. Followed by Rosary and Vigil in the Church.

END FEMALE GENDERCIDE – Victoria March for Life: Thursday, May 9. Schedule of Events:
12:00 PM: St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 740 View Street and St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street.
2:00 PM: March to Legislature from Centennial Square.
2:30 PM: Rally for Life outside Legislature on front lawn.
5:00 PM: National Campus Life Network Dinner, St. Patrick’s Church Hall. Tickets: $ 30. Sales close May 1. http://www.ncln.ca/events/victoriadinner/

KENYA MISSION AWARENESS 2013.
On Thursday, May 16, Father Gerry Conlan, OMI, will speak about his missionary experiences in Kenya in the Hall at 7:00 pm. This is the same mission where Father Ken Forster served for nine years. We invite you to come and meet Fr. Gerry and through his presentation, learn more about the beautiful people of Kenya.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 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, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis and Corrie Heijke.

May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit. Please keep in your prayers: Desmond Hughes who passed away on April 23.

The Bulletin | Apr 21

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART are going to the Abbey in Mission on Thursday, May 16 from 9 am to 3pm. Cost: Under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale today and Saturday’s/Sunday’s 27/28, May 4/5 after all masses, and on Wednesday’s, April 24 & May 1 at the PREP Class. Tickets: Adults: $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. Dinner included.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253. The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

Fr. Lukasz Zajac, OMI has left us to minister in the high Arctic near Igloolik. We keep him in our prayers.

Vatican II. Constitution on the Church.
The Universal Call to Holiness.
This weekend we celebrate “Vocation Sunday” when we read the Gospel passage about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. In the Constitution on The Church, the Second Vatican Council reminds us that all Christians have a vocation or a call from God. Through our baptism, all Christians are called to be disciples or followers of Jesus Christ. It is always profitable to recall the teachings of Vatican II in the

Constitution on the Church, chapter 5, articles 39 to 42.
Art. 42. “‘God is love, and they who abide in love abide in God and God in them’ (1 Jn 4:16). God has poured out his love in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us (Rom 5:5)…..The true disciples of Christ are noted both for love of God and love of neighbor. Since Jesus…..showed his love by laying down his life for us, no one has greater love that they who lay down their lives for him and for their sisters and brothers.
Art. 40. “All Christians in whatever state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity. …The holiness of the people of God will grow in fruitful abundance, as is clearly shown in the history of the church by the lives of so many saints.”
Art. 41. “The forms and tasks of life are many but there is one holiness, which is cultivated by all who are led by God’s Spirit and, obeying the Father’s voice and adoring God the Father…follow Christ, poor and humble in carrying his cross…

In the first place, the shepherd’s of Christ’s flock (the bishops)…should carry out their ministry with holiness and zeal, with humility and courage.

Priests…should grow in the love of God and of their neighbor by the daily performance of their duty, they should abound in every spiritual good and give to all a living witness to God. …

Christian married couples and parents, following their own way, should with faithful love support one another in grace all through life. They should train their children, lovingly welcomed from God, in christian doctrine and evangelical virtues.

In a different way, a similar example is given by widows, widowers and single people, who can contribute to the holiness and activity of the church.

As for those who are engaged in work which is frequently fatiguing, their human activity should enrich them personally, enabling them to help their fellow-citizens, to promote the betterment of all human society and of creation.

In a special way also, those who are weighed down by poverty, infirmity, sickness and other hardships, or who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, should realize that they are united to Christ, who suffers for the salvation of the world.
Accordingly, all Christians…. will grow constantly in holiness if they receive all things with faith from the heavenly Father …. making manifest in their ordinary work the love with which God has loved the world. Art. 42. Likewise the church’s holiness is fostered in a special way by the manifold counsels whose observance the Lord proposes to his disciple in the Gospel. (religious orders: sisters, brothers priests).”

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson & Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer and Gerald Davis.

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

Memorial Mass for John Schunk will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Apr 14

We congratulate Nick Meisl of our parish and we ask God to bless him in his ministry. Nick will be ordained a deacon at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 7:00 pm on May 10. Some time thereafter he will be ordained to the priesthood. Let us support him with our prayers.

Weekend Youth Camp for the Youth Ministries of St Peter’s & Our Lady of Mercy:
April 20-21 – Sat Morning 8 AM to Sunday 1 PM at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym, 7455 10th Avenue Burnaby. Registration Fee: St Peter’s will cover all costs for Youth (age range of 13-21) whose parents are members of the parish. Questions/Information: Please contact Francis Manlunas at (604) 652-3722. Youth Camp flyers and registration forms are available at the Church entrance.

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART are going to the Abbey in Mission on Thursday, May 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. Cost: Under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale Saturday’s/Sunday’s April 20/21/27/28, May 4/5 after all masses, and on Wednesday’s, April 24 & May 1 at the PREP Class. Tickets: Adults $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. Dinner included.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson & Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere and Emelita Tolentino. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Jack Schunk who passed away on Tuesday, April 9. Memorial Mass for Lucille Bickel will be held on Friday, April 19 at 12 Noon.

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