The Bulletin

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.

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 27

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, Simone Fincaryk, 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.

The Bulletin | Oct 20

SATURDAY, October 26, no 9 am Mass.

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

THE TRIUMPH FILM is finally here. Tickets available online @ www.TheTriumph.net or at 1-800-663- MARY. All Showings are on Saturdays at 9:30 am. Oct. 26, Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas, 12161 72nd Avenue, Surrey, Nov. 9, SilverCity Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby.

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND: A fundraising dinner for our refugee sponsorship fund will be held on 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 will go on sale starting next Sunday October 27th after all masses, and for the next 2 Sundays.

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

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, Oct. 20 – 2 p.m. or on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

SISTER CECILIA HUDEC, SC is presenting Mary Evelyn Tucker’s dialogues on ecology, followed by discussions. 6 Mondays from Oct. 21 to Nov. 25, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Holy Name Church, 4925 Cambie St., Call 604-272-4779.

KEN-YA HELP ? Fundraising Event for Oblate Missions in Kenya.
Sat. Oct. 26th – 6:00 pm – St. Augustine’s – 2028 West 7th Ave. Vancouver.
Gourmet Buffet ~ Prizes ~ Entertainment & More. Tickets: $80. (Tax receipt for half of ticket price). Email: kenyahelp2013@gmail.com or MaryAnn 604-739-8215.

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!
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.

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 20

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

Please keep in your prayers: Mary Ann Clancy who passed away on Wednesday, September 18.

The Bulletin | Oct 13

THANKSGIVING MONDAY – Mass at 12 Noon instead of 9 am.

LECTOR’S WORKSHOP – Tuesday, October 15, 7 pm in the Church. Lectors please prepare a passage to read in the Church.

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

THE TRIUMPH FILM is finally here. Tickets available online @ www.TheTriumph.net or at 1-800-663- MARY. All Showings are on Saturdays at 9:30 am. Oct. 26, Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas, 12161 72nd Avenue, Surrey, Nov. 9, SilverCity Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby.

CONCERT WITH JOHN BURLAND – With a Song in My Heart on Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Parish, 2881 Main Street, Vancouver. Please contact Office of Catechetics at 604-683-0281 or ocregistraion@rcav.org.

SENIORS BINGO – Thursday, October 17, 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Hall.

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

SISTER CECILIA HUDEC, SC is presenting Mary Evelyn Tucker’s dialogues on ecology, followed by discussions. 6 Mondays from Oct. 21 to Nov. 25, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Holy Name Church, 4925 Cambie St., Call 604-272-4779.

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, Oct. 20 – 2 p.m. or on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

KEN-YA HELP ? Fundraising Event for Oblate Missions in Kenya.
Sat. Oct. 26th – 6:00 pm – St. Augustine’s – 2028 West 7th Ave. Vancouver.
Gourmet Buffet ~ Prizes ~ Entertainment & More. Tickets: $80. (Tax receipt for half of ticket price). Email: kenyahelp2013@gmail.com or MaryAnn 604-739-8215.

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.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: A fundraising dinner for our refugee sponsorship fund will be held on Sunday November 17, at 6:30 pm (after the 5pm mass). More information to come.

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 13

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos, Jim Bilesky and Angelina T. Matanguihan.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Oct 6

FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, October 10, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

Bible Study. Every Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for the next 3 Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, there will be a CD overview of the Bible from creation to Jesus and St. Paul by Jeff Cavins in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome.

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

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

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

THE TRIUMPH FILM is finally here. Of great interest to all, especially to the YOUTH. This is filmed in Medjugorje. Tickets must be ordered 2 weeks prior to showtime or are available at the door as long as seats are available. Tickets are adult – $ 12, and youth – $ 6. Tickets available online @www.TheTriumph.net or at 1-800-663-MARY. All Showings are on Saturdays at 9:30 am. Oct. 12, Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, 88 West Pender, Vancouver, Oct. 26, Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas, 12161 72nd Avenue, Surrey, Nov. 9. SilverCity Metropolis, 4700 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby.

KEN-YA HELP ? Fundraising Event for Oblate Missions in Kenya.
Sat. Oct. 26th – 6:00 pm – St. Augustine’s – 2028 West 7th Ave. Vancouver.
Gourmet Buffet ~ Prizes ~ Entertainment & More. Tickets: $80. (Tax receipt for half of ticket price). Email: kenyahelp2013@gmail.com or MaryAnn 604-739-8215.
If you cannot attend this event, donations also gratefully appreciated. Cheques payable to: OMI Lacombe Canada – MAMI (Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate). and send to: OMI Lacombe Canada – Ken-Ya Help?, 1311 The Crescent, Vancouver BC V6H 1T7.

ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER: The second annual Archbishop’s Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Archbishop Miller is directing the proceeds this year to “The Door Is Open”, a Catholic charity that provides meals and other support services to our brothers and sisters in need in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. Tickets: $ 150 each, or $ 1,650 for a table of eleven. For further details or to reserve tables or seats, please call John Nixon or Henrietta Lam at 604-683-0281 extensions 317 (John) or 238 (Henrietta).

Workshop: You are loved, You are forgiven!
This is a powerful workshop that will help you understand that forgiveness is the key factor in living truly successful and happy life. In two days you will realize how loved you are which will take you to a new level of self-confidence. Group setting is extremely important for this workshop, so we can help each other feel what unconditional love and acceptance means.
The only thing you need to bring to this workshop is your heart and commitment to be fully present for two days. If you do that, your relationships and self confidence will change forever!
This workshop is about healing. Come and heal with us!
Friday, November 1, 2013 7-9 pm and Saturday, November 2, 10 am-2 pm,
Registration: milena@mclifecoach.com or 778 239 7996.
Early registration, by October 15: $70.00, after October 15: $85.00.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: A fundraising dinner for our refugee sponsorship fund will be held on Sunday November 17 th at 6:30 pm (after the 5pm mass). More information to come.

CONCERT WITH JOHN BURLAND – With a Song in My Heart on Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Parish, 2881 Main Street, Vancouver. This is a free concert, but reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating. Please contact Office of Catechetics at 604-683-0281 or ocregistration@rcav.org.

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 6

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos and Jim Bilesky.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Sep 29

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, October 4, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, October 3, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having their delicious pancake and sausage breakfast, Sunday, October 6 after the 9 and 11 am Masses.

Bible Study. Every Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for the next 8 Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 there will be a CD overview of the Bible from creation to Jesus and St. Paul by Jeff Cavins in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome.

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

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

Pope Francis Speaks.
During August 2013 Pope Francis met 3 times with the editor of the Italian Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica for a lengthy interview. An English translation appeared in the Jesuit weekly America in the Sept. 30, 2013 issue. Here are some of the more important excerpts from the interview.
“The image of the Church that I like is that of the people of God. It comes from Vatican II. In the history of salvation, God saved a people. There is no full identity without belonging to a people. No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us by looking at the relationships that take place in human community. God enters into these human relationship.”
“The thing that the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of blood sugar. You have to heal the wounds first. Then we can talk about everything else. You have to start from the ground up. The church sometimes locks itself up in small things, in small- minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you, and the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy, above all.”
“The ministers of the Gospel must be people who can warm the hearts of the people, who walk through the dark night with them, who know to dialogue and to descend themselves into peoples’ night, into darkness, but without getting lost.”
“Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside of itself and go to those who do not come to Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent. The ones who quit sometimes do it for reasons, if properly understood, can lead to a return. But that takes courage.”
“During the return flight from Rio de Janeiro I said that if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge. Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question. Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person? We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy.”
“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. It is not necessary to speak about these issues all the time.”
“The teachings of the Church are not all equivalent. The Church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Missionary proclamation focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this that the moral consequences flow.”

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 29

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, Gustavo Carvallo, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Patrick Manghi, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Brian Kennedy, Rose Helmink, Maximo Sabarre, Antonio Giacomini, Dolores Elamparo, Simone Fincaryk, Tena Colton, Lesli Balango, Jeelina, Rosa, Luis Pestana, Luis Vasconcelos.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

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