The Bulletin

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.

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.

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