The Bulletin

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.

The Bulletin | Sep 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 22

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

The Bulletin | Sep 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 15

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sept 8

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

The Bulletin | Sept 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bulletin | Sept 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sept 1

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

The Bulletin | Aug 25

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 25

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 18

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

The Bulletin | Aug 11

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 11

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

The Bulletin | Aug 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 4

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

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