The Bulletin

The Bulletin | Sept 11

BIBLE STUDY: Our regular Monday evening Bible Study will begin on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room on the south side of the church. This year we will study the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).

NEW MISSAL CATECHESIS (1) – The Sunday Eucharist.
On every Sunday from the beginning of the Church, Christians have celebrated the Mass, or as it is also known, the Eucharist. This greatest gift makes present to a sacramental way the living mystery of the Lord’s Passover from death to life. The Church teaches us that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. Because the Mass is so vital, the Church has always taken great care to form her children in understanding and celebrating the liturgy.
The essential parts of the Mass have remained unchanged over the centuries, although the outward form of the liturgy has varied. The Second Vatican Council called for a number of revisions to the Roman Missal to help Catholics enter more completely into the celebration of liturgy.
A revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal and a new translation.
In 2002 the Holy See issued a revision of the Roman Missal and its introduction, which is known as the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. This was based on years of pastoral experience with the missal that was published immediately after the Second Vatican Council. Because of the diversity of cultures within the universal Church, the Holy See invited the national conferences of bishops to propose revisions appropriate to their own particular regions. At the same time, a new English translation of the original Latin text of the Roman Missal has received final approval from Rome.
The new translation and the new General Instruction come into use on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.
The publication of the revised General Instruction with the new English version of the Mass is an occasion to renew our understanding of the liturgy and the way we celebrate it. By this catechesis or instruction, Catholics everywhere can more easily enter into the liturgy with all their hearts and find in it the wellspring of the Church’s spiritual life.
The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission assists the Archbishop in his role as pastor, teacher and moderator of the liturgical life. In fulfillment of this mandate, over the next several weeks the Commission will offer reflections on the meaning of the liturgy and introduce the changes called for in the revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Bulletin inserts will address these topics.
1) Baptism, Penance, Eucharist. 2) The Eucharistic Prayer. 3) Roles in the Liturgy.
4) Music in the Liturgy. 5) Postures and gestures.
Parishes vary greatly from one community to another, but the one thing we have in common is the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, the Lord’s Day. This is the gathering point for all parishioners, the time when everyone comes together to the table of God’s Word and the table of the Eucharist to be taught, nourished and sent out to build the Kingdom of God in the communities of family, school, work and city.
The instruction that will be provided in the coming weeks is a chance for us to ask important questions: In the celebration of the Mass in our parish, is it clear that this is the most important thing we do all week? Is the Eucharist truly the summit and source of our Christian life?

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. Our first meeting will be on September 22 at 7:00 pm. Thereafter we will meet every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 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, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

MEMORIAL LITURGY for Theresa Reimer will be held at St. Peter’s Sat., Sept. 17 at 11 am.

The Bulletin | Sep 4

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having their delicious pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday September 11 after the 9 and 11 am masses.

BIBLE STUDY: Our regular Monday evening Bible Study will begin on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room on the south side of the church. This year we will study the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. Our first meeting will be on September 22 at 7:00 pm. Thereafter we will meet every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Reverend and dear Father:
The humanitarian crisis among refugees in the horn of Africa grows more desperate by the day. Due to the unprecedented magnitude of this disaster, we need to add to the appeals for donations that have already been publicized in parish bulletins and on the RCAV website.
I ask that all parishes take a special second collection for this cause at Sunday Mass on September 10 and September 11, 2011. The monies raised will be forwarded to Caritas, the international network of Catholic relief agencies. The Canadian government has pledged to match all contributions made by individual donors before September 16, so the help offered by the people of the Archdiocese will be doubled.
With cordial best wishes and the assurance of my prayers, I remain
Fraternally yours in Christ,
+J.Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver.
CHEQUES SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO ST. PETER’S PARISH. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX RECEIPT, PLEASE PUT YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS AND MARK THE ENVELOPE: “HORN OF AFRICA”.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7, Wednesday’s, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: Individual – $ 50+ $ 20 (book). Family – $ 70 + $ 20 (book /child). Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

DO YOU LIKE COUNTRY MUSIC? WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT?
No partner needed. Come on out and join us for line dancing lessons. Friday nights 7:00-8:30 pm. Classes will start Friday, September 16. For further information call Kim at (604) 519-0588.
CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011: There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. . For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602.

UNDERSTANDING MASS ANEW WITH THE NEW MISSAL:
This St. Mark’s College Continuing Education course will offer students a renewed understanding of the source and summit of our faith in the Mass. Fr. Bill Burke, the Director of the National Office of Liturgy for the CCCB, is a dynamic teacher who will help students to unpack the meaning of the Mass as we celebrate it today as well as give us the tools to incorporate the changes coming in Advent 2011. Oct. 15 – 9am to 4pm at St. Mary’s Church, Vancouver. For more info, email: continuinged@stmarkscollege.ca; call 604-822-4463; http://stmarkscollege.ca/news/curious-about-upcoming-changes-liturgy-early-bird-registration-now-open.

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 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, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Aug 28

CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011: There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Thank you for your continuing support of the bazaar. For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602. All are welcome!

YAH General Meeting / Indoor Picnic will be held on Thursday, September 1 after the Noon Mass. Admission to the picnic: Members – $ 5.00, Non-Members – $ 7.00.
REMEMBER: Membership fees are due – $ 5.00.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7, Wednesday’s, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: Individual – $ 50+ $ 20 (book). Family – $ 70 + $ 20 (book /child). Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. Our first meeting will be on September 22 at 7:00 pm. Thereafter we will meet every Thursday at 7:00 pm.

BIBLE STUDY: Our regular Monday evening Bible Study will begin on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room on the south side of the church. This year we will study the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).

PRO-LIFE MASS AND PRAYER VIGIL – September 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 3105 E. 1st Avenue, Vancouver. Mass at 9 am. Rosary to follow at Burnaby General Hospital.

DO YOU LIKE COUNTRY MUSIC? WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT?
No partner needed. Come on out and join us for line dancing lessons. Friday nights 7:00-8:30 pm. Classes will start Friday, September 16. For further information call Kim at (604) 519-0588.

UNDERSTANDING MASS ANEW WITH THE NEW MISSAL:
This St. Mark’s College Continuing Education course will offer students a renewed understanding of the source and summit of our faith in the Mass. Fr. Bill Burke, the Director of the National Office of Liturgy for the CCCB, is a dynamic teacher who will help students to unpack the meaning of the Mass as we celebrate it today as well as give us the tools to incorporate the changes coming in Advent 2011. Oct. 15 – 9am to 4pm at St. Mary’s Church, Vancouver. For more info, email: continuinged@stmarkscollege.ca; call 604-822-4463; http://stmarkscollege.ca/news/curious-about-upcoming-changes-liturgy-early-bird-registration-now-open.

ENRICH YOUR FAITH:
Archdiocesan Formation Institutes offer one-day faith formation and ministry training courses for adults. Faith formation topics include Church history, apologetics, “Basics of the Faith”, Theology of the Body; ministry training is offered for PREP, RCIA, and LWC. August 27 10am-4pm at Holy Cross Secondary School. Cost is $40 includes lunch. Everyone is welcome! For more info and registration visit: www.rcav.org/summer or call 604-683-0281.

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 28

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Aug 21

CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011: There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls
and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring
new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Thank you for your continuing support of the
bazaar. For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602. All are welcome!

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at
cdoucette@telus.net.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7,
Wednesday’s, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on
Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: Individual – $ 50+ $ 20 (book). Family – $ 70 +
$ 20 (book /child). Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first
time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can
help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies.
Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who
would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room
on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at
604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION:
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend of August 21st, 2011
St. Paul reminds us in today’s second reading that the ultimate origin of everything is God. Since
everything comes from God, we are God’s own. We can never put God in our debt. There is
absolutely no negotiating with God. Every breath we take is a gift. Every good deed we perform is
grace. Good stewards realize they are created and called to make the beauty, greatness, compassion
and justice of God and his gifts known throughout the world. The stewardship question for us is
whether we are willing to embrace this call, acknowledge our dependence on God and give our
lives over to him completely for this purpose.

UNDERSTANDING MASS ANEW WITH THE NEW MISSAL:
This St. Mark’s College Continuing Education course will offer students a renewed understanding of the
source and summit of our faith in the Mass. Fr. Bill Burke, the Director of the National Office of Liturgy for the
CCCB, is a dynamic teacher who will help students to unpack the meaning of the Mass as we celebrate it
today as well as give us the tools to incorporate the changes coming in Advent 2011. Oct. 15 – 9am-4pm at
St. Mary’s Church, Vancouver. For more info: continuinged@stmarkscollege.ca; call 604-822-4463.

ENRICH YOUR FAITH:
Archdiocesan Formation Institutes offer one-day faith formation and ministry training courses for adults. Faith
formation topics include Church history, apologetics, “Basics of the Faith”, Theology of the Body; ministry
training is offered for PREP, RCIA, and LWC. Aug. 27 10am-4pm at Holy Cross Secondary School. Cost is
$40 includes lunch. Everyone is welcome! For more info and registration visit: www.rcav.org/summer or call
604-683-0281.

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 21

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden
of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks,
Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria
Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug
Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma
Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa
Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher
Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Aug 14

CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011: There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls
and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring
new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Thank you for your continuing support of the
bazaar. For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602. All are welcome!

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at
cdoucette@telus.net.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7,
Wednesday’s, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on
Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: Individual – $ 50+ $ 20 (book). Family – $ 70 +
$ 20 (book /child). Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first
time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can
help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

SILVER JUBILEE OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION AT ST. CATHERINE’S
St. Catherine’s Elementary School is celebrating 25 years of Catholic education. Begins with Mass 11a.m. at
St. Joseph’s Parish, Langley on Sept. 18th, followed by open house 12:30-3pm at the school (20244-32nd Ave).
All students past and present, families, staff, Parish Education Committee members & friends are welcome.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies.
Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who
would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room
on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at
604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- ARCHDIOCESE OF VANCOUVER:
Director of Development, Janitor/Maintenance – Temporary Full-time, Caretaker In-Residence, Rosemary
Heights Retreat Centre, Part-Time Assistant Cook, Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, part-time Student
Recruiter, Corpus Christi College. For full details about these positions, please visit
www.rcav.org/employment.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION:
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend of August 14th, 2011
In today’s first reading, the Lord speaks through the prophet Isaiah during a time of political
dissolution and moral decline. The prophet had warned of God’s judgement against people for the
feelings of self-importance they found in their possessions, and condemned them for various forms
of economic injustice such as exploiting the poor and immigrants. Good stewards know that
Isaiah’s message is as compelling today as it was in the time of the kingdom of Judah: Do the right
thing. Offer justice and compassion towards others. Be honest in all your dealings. And remember
to observe the day of the Lord.

AFRICA FAMINE RELIEF:
Help the people suffering from famine in the horn of Africa by donating to Development and Peace, the
Canadian partner in Caritas, a worldwide network of Catholic relief agencies. Donations can be made by
telephone at 1-888-234-8533 or online at www.devp.org. The Order of Malta in Canada is also accepting
donations online at www.orderofmaltacanada.org. Donations to both organizations are being matched
by the Canadian government.

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 14

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Aug 7

PLEASE NOTE: Daily Mass on Monday, August 8 will be at noon.
9:00 am Mass on Saturday, August 13 is cancelled.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note that there is no SVDP Meeting in August. The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 19.

CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011: There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Thank you for your continuing support of the bazaar. For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602. All are welcome!

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7, Wednesday’s, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: Individual – $ 50+ $ 20 (book). Family – $ 70 + $ 20 (book /child). Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at 604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, MISSION, BC – Saturday, August 20, at Fraser River Heritage Park (east end of Fifth Avenue). Confessions are heard on site between 10 am and 1 pm. Mass at 1 pm. After Mass we process to the Grotto where we pray the Rosary followed by a Moleben to the Mother of God (Ukrainian Rite) and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Then, it is time for Picnic and fellowship. Even though there is a food concession on site, please bring your own picnic lunch and chairs. Details on the poster at the back of the church.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION:
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend of August 6/7, 2011
Today’s Gospel reveals what miraculous things can happen when one embraces a single-minded faith in Jesus Christ. Peter gets out of a wind-tossed boat when the Lord calls him. His faith is tested by his obedience to Jesus who is calling him out onto the water. In the midst of the waves and the wind, Peter gets out of the boat and walks toward Jesus. Good stewards heed Christ’s call to them. Sometimes that call directs them to take on seemingly impossible challenges. This week, reflect on how the Lord could be calling you out of the safety of your own “boat” to take on the impossible.

AFRICA FAMINE RELIEF:
Help the people suffering from famine in the horn of Africa by donating to Development and Peace, the Canadian partner in Caritas, a worldwide network of Catholic relief agencies. Donations can be made by telephone at 1-888-234-8533 or online at www.devp.org. The Order of Malta in Canada is also accepting donations online at www.orderofmaltacanada.org. Donations to both organizations are being matched
by the Canadian government.

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 7

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Jul 31

PLEASE NOTE: Daily Mass on Monday, August 1 will be at noon.
9:00 am Mass on Saturday, August 6 is cancelled.

PROJECT ADVANCE – Touching Many Lives: Now that our goal for the Archdiocese has been fulfilled, all the money we raise on top of the diocesan pledge amount comes back to the parish. A Big Thank you to all who contributed. # of pledges received: 130. Total amount collected: $ 29,340.
Diocesan goal $ 29,300.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Saturday, August 6. Mass, 9 am at Holy Family Parish, 4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver, followed by Vigil in the Church.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note that there is no SVDP Meeting in August. The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 19.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7, Wednesday’s, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost: Individual – $ 50+ $ 20 (book). Family – $ 70 + $ 20 (book /child). Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at 604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011: There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Thank you for your continuing support of the bazaar. For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602. All are welcome!

PILGRIMAGE TO THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES, MISSION, BC – Saturday, August 20, at Fraser River Heritage Park (east end of Fifth Avenue). Confessions are heard on site between 10 am and 1 pm. Mass at 1 pm. After Mass we process to the Grotto where we pray the Rosary followed by a Moleben to the Mother of God (Ukrainian Rite) and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Then, it is time for Picnic and fellowship. Even though there is a food concession on site, please bring your own picnic lunch and chairs. Details on the poster at the back of the church.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION:
In today’s Gospel we find an equation the disciples of Jesus couldn’t solve. Five loaves and two fish divided by 5,000 plus people. They failed to recognize Jesus in the equation; that whatever they had to offer, Jesus could take it and bless it and satisfy the hunger of the crowd with it. Good stewards recognize that the Lord can work miracles with the gifts they offer to a hungry and broken world. How often are we willing to offer our gifts in faith, even as insignificant as we think they are, and count on the Lord to do the rest? How often do we count Christ into the equation?

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 31

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Claire Menzies who passed away on Wednesday, July 27.
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, August 2 at noon, Viewing in Hall Entrance, 11-11:45 am.

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 24

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Claire Menzies, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Jul 24

PLEASE NOTE: Daily Mass on Monday, July 25 will be at noon.
9:00 am Mass on Saturday, July 30 is cancelled.

Stewardship Reflection – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 24
A profound stewardship prayer is offered by the young King Solomon in today’s first reading. He asks the Lord to give him an understanding heart, compassion towards God’s people and the insight to distinguish right from wrong. An understanding heart, or wisdom, is a gift from God. It is a gift that enables us to make good decisions and prudent choices. Cultivating and sharing this gift is essential, especially when poor decisions and lack of compassion have consequences that affect the lives of others. Do we exercise good stewardship over the gift of wisdom? Do we share our compassionate hearts with others?

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 127. Total amount collected: $ 27,720 .
We still need $ 1,580 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.
Parishioners, who would like to contribute towards Project Advance, can do so by:
1) Picking up a Project Advance Brochure from the back of the church. Donations can be made by cheque,
cash or credit card. The brochure has an attached envelope to put in donor’s information.
This envelope can be sealed and dropped in the collection basket or mailed to St. Peter’s.
A donor copy will be mailed to you.
2) Donations can also be made at the parish office, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40 pm and 2 to 4 pm.
3) Giving online at www.rcav.org.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7.
Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at 604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

CWL BAZAAR: October 29, 2011:
There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls and more. We are looking for donations of money or new goods for the raffle & stalls. You can also bring new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Thank you for your continuing support of the bazaar. For information contact Anne at 604-526-6602. All are welcome!

OBLATE MISSION TRAVEL: Is Africa calling you? Oblate Mission Travel will be travelling to Kenya September 14 – October 4, 2011. National Vocations Director Fr. Ken Thorsen, OMI will be the spiritual director for this trip. We will journey with newly ordained Oblates as they carry out their mission work on the slopes of Mount Kenya and in Nairobi. We will learn the lessons of longtime missionaries who continue to minister among some of the poorest of the poor. Please contact Neysa nmfinnie@yahoo.com or
604-736-3972 for more information. Space is limited.

The Bulletin | Jul 17

PLEASE NOTE: 9:00 am Mass on Saturday, July 23 is cancelled.

Our Annual Parish Picnic, held last Sunday afternoon at Queen’s Park was blessed with good weather, was well attended, and was very well enjoyed by all. We wish to thank all those who attended. A special thanks to all those whose efforts made the picnic, once again a success! From the coordination of each pre and post meal activity, to the donations of the delicious desserts (CWL, Young-At-Heat, etc.) we all enjoyed, we couldn’t have done it without you! We also wish to thank the staff of New Westminster’s Parks & Recreation Concession Outdoor Catering Services for the wonderful meal and service they provided to us.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 127. Total amount collected: $ 27,720 .
We still need $ 1,580 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.
Parishioners who would like to contribute towards Project Advance, can do so by:
1) Picking up a Project Advance Brochure from the back of the church. Donations can be made by cheque,
cash or credit card. The brochure has an attached envelope to put in donor’s information.
This envelope can be sealed and dropped in the collection basket or mailed to St. Peter’s.
A donor copy will be mailed to you.
2) Donations can also be made at the parish office, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40 pm and 2 to 4 pm.
3) Giving online at www.rcav.org.

ALTAR SERVERS’ APPRECIATION: St. Peters would like to thank all altar servers for their service to the church by treating them to an afternoon of bowling. On Saturday, July 23, please meet at Lucky Strike Lanes located on 6th Avenue and 12th Street. Bowling starts at 2:00 pm sharp so please be there by 1:45 pm at the latest. You will be treated to 1 hour of bowling plus snacks and a drink after bowling. Bowling shoes are also provided if needed. Please be picked up by 3:45 pm. If you are planning to attend please call Marisa at 604-523-0573.

PREP VOLUNTEERS & REGISTRATION: Parish Religious Education Program for children in grades 1 to 7.
Registration for PREP (2011-2012) will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Copies of baptismal certificates for those children entering St. Peter’s PREP for the first time should be presented with the registration form. Volunteers needed to assist PREP teachers. If you can help, please contact Peter McConville (PREP Coordinator) at 604-526-2583.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at 604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

OBLATE MISSION TRAVEL: Is Africa calling you? Oblate Mission Travel will be travelling to Kenya September 14 – October 4, 2011. National Vocations Director Fr. Ken Thorsen, OMI will be the spiritual director for this trip. We will journey with newly ordained Oblates as they carry out their mission work on the slopes of Mount Kenya and in Nairobi. We will learn the lessons of longtime missionaries who continue to minister among some of the poorest of the poor. Please contact Neysa nmfinnie@yahoo.com or
604-736-3972 for more information. Space is limited.

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 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, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Claire Menzies, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Jul 10

ALTAR SERVERS’ APPRECIATION: St. Peters would like to thank all altar servers for their service to the church by treating them to an afternoon of bowling. On Saturday, July 23, please meet at Lucky Strike Lanes located on 6th Avenue and 12th Street. Bowling starts at 2:00 pm sharp so please be there by 1:45 pm at the latest. You will be treated to 1 hour of bowling plus snacks and a drink after bowling. Bowling shoes are also provided if needed. Please be picked up by 3:45 pm. If you are planning to attend please call Marisa at 604-523-0573.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION – Sunday, June 19 amounted to $ 3, 326.47. Thank you to all who contributed.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 127. Total amount collected: $ 27,720 .
We still need $ 1,580 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.
Parishioners who would like to contribute towards Project Advance, can do so by:
1) Picking up a Project Advance Brochure from the back of the church. Donations can be made by cheque,
cash or credit card. The brochure has an attached envelope to put in donor’s information.
This envelope can be sealed and dropped in the collection basket or mailed to St. Peter’s.
A donor copy will be mailed to you.
2) Donations can also be made at the parish office, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40 pm and 2 to 4 pm.
3) Giving online at www.rcav.org.

FINANCE MEETING – Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm in the meeting room.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

Faith Formation & Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Telephone #: 604-822-4463.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies. Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at 604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176. Our first meeting will be announced at the beginning of September.

OBLATE MISSION TRAVEL: Is Africa calling you? Oblate Mission Travel will be travelling to Kenya September 14 – October 4, 2011. National Vocations Director Fr. Ken Thorsen, OMI will be the spiritual director for this trip. We will journey with newly ordained Oblates as they carry out their mission work on the slopes of Mount Kenya and in Nairobi. We will learn the lessons of longtime missionaries who continue to minister among some of the poorest of the poor. Please contact Neysa nmfinnie@yahoo.com or
604-736-3972 for more information. Space is limited.

Stewardship Reflection
“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.” – Matthew 13:22
Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in worldly activities and anxieties that you have no time for God? These are questions that we all must ask of ourselves if we are going to live as God’s stewards.

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 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, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Claire Menzies, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

Please keep in your prayers: 1) Paul Hughes (son of Brian/Verna Hughes) who died on Monday, July 4.
Prayers at Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 11 at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s on Tuesday, July 12 at noon.
2) Henry Leier (father of Elizabeth Leier) who died on Monday, July 4.
3) Thomas McCrossan (husband of Kathleen McCrossan) who died on Thursday, July 7.

The Bulletin | Jul 3

YOUNG-AT-HEART: For the month of July and August there will be no senior’s exercises. The next executive meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 10 am. And the next general meeting will be on Thursday, September 1st after the noon mass. Have a wonderful and safe summer!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, July 8 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. We are asked to pray for Pope Benedict who recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 1 – 4 pm.
(cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served at 3 pm)
at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. You will have a choice of hamburger or bbq chicken
breast, dinner bun with butter, potato salad, cole slaw, sweets and coffee/tea/water or juice for
the children. Tickets are adults $ 10, children 4 – 7$ 5, family of 4 or more $ 30. Tickets will
be sold after mass today until Sunday July 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS SUNDAY, JULY 3 AFTER THE 5 PM MASS.
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER THAT DAY OR AT THE PICNIC.
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT GET YOUR TICKETS BY SUNDAY, JULY 3.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 122. Total amount collected: $ 26,170.00.
We still need $ 3,130.00 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.00.
Parishioners who would like to contribute towards Project Advance, can do so by:
1) Picking up a Project Advance Brochure from the back of the church. Donations can be made by cheque,
cash or credit card. The brochure has an attached envelope to put in donor’s information.
This envelope can be sealed and dropped in the collection basket or mailed to St. Peter’s.
A donor copy will be mailed to you.
2) Donations can also be made at the parish office, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40 pm and 2 to 4 pm.
3) Giving online at www.rcav.org.

As I move from the west to Ottawa my heart is filled with deep gratitude especially for all I have experienced in the faith community that is St. Peter’s. God alone knows the depths in my heart, which have been touched by the cycle of the liturgy, the rich homilies and the friendliness of every one. May God continue to bless each one so the work of God’s Spirit continues to thrive here. As memories surface and as I reflect on the significance of the exquisite salmon carving, I promise to remember you in prayer, particularly at Mass.
My new address is: Grey Sister’s Residence, 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8N5.
Gratefully, Sister Marguerite Somers, g.s.i.c.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.
Faith Formation & Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Telephone #: 604-822-4463.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
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July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 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, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, Margaret Leier, Claire Menzies, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

The Bulletin | Jun 26

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 1 – 4 pm. (cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served at 3 pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. You will have a choice of hamburger or bbq chicken breast, dinner bun with butter, potato salad, cole slaw, sweets and coffee/tea/water or juice for the children. Tickets are adults $ 10, children 4 – 7$ 5, family of 4 or more $ 30. Tickets will be sold after mass today until Sunday July 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 118. Total amount collected: $ 25,280.00.
We still need $ 4,020.00 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.00.
Donations to Project Advance and The Building Fund can be dropped off in the collection basket or the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION – JUNE 19 amounted to $ 926.47. Pro-Life Collection Envelopes are at the back of the church if parishioners would still like to contribute. Thank you for your generosity.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL:
Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents.
Saturday, July 2 – 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit Parish, 244 Lawrence Street,
New Westminster. Followed by Rosary at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Faith Formation & Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Telephone #: 604-822-4463.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
———————————————————————————————————————————————–
July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This is a period of faith formation which includes praying together, learning and joining us for Sunday Liturgies.
Are you an adult or a young person who is thinking of becoming a Catholic? We also welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our faith. We usually meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the meeting room on the south side of the Church. Please join us. If you have any questions, please phone Father Moser at 604-522-4611 or 604-522-0176.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 26

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, Margaret Leier and Claire Menzies

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

The Bulletin | Jun 19

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.

FAREWELL LUNCHEON FOR SISTER MARGUERITE SOMERS:
Sister Marguerite Somers has been requested to return to her community in Ottawa. She will be leaving on June 30, 2011. A farewell luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 25. Mass at 12 Noon at St. Peter’s Church, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

NO 9 AM MASS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 1 – 4 pm. (cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served at 3 pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. You will have a choice of hamburger or bbq chicken breast, dinner bun with butter, potato salad, cole slaw, sweets and coffee/tea/water or juice for the children. Tickets are adults $ 10, children 4 – 7$ 5, family of 4 or more $ 30. Tickets will be sold after mass today until Sunday July 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.

Dear brother priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver:
Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we also recognize the wonderful gift of fatherhood: our natural fathers, adoptive fathers, foster fathers and all who are father figures in our lives.
Fathers are the first protectors of the family, and along with mothers, the primary educators about life for their children. Girls and boys first learn about the dignity and wonder of life in their families from the example of their parents. The family is where children are formed in the truth that every person is created in the image and likeness of God.
Blessed John Paul II said that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family”; and so does the future of the Church. Within the family, children hear that life is a gift from God, sacred and inviolable. They welcome with joy a new brother or sister into the family. From their mother and father, children learn to care for elderly relatives and grandparents. From the example of their parents, young people learn what it means to build a new culture of life in Canada.
I ask parents once again to educate their children in living the pro-life message by explaining to them why life is a gift always to be respected from conception to natural death. It is especially important that parents discuss life issues with their teenagers and prepare them for living in a secular world where convenience and selfishness all too often rule the day.
Above all it is my hope that the Gospel of life will be assimilated through prayer. Our Archdiocesan “Prayer for Reverence for Life” is a helpful tool to bring this message to our children in daily prayer within the family.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family, let us ask God to make every family a sanctuary of life where unconditional respect for every human is fostered.
With gratitude for your support of the pro-life initiatives in the Archdiocese and a request for your generous support, I offer you the assurance of my prayers and remain
Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 116. Total amount collected: $ 25,100.00.
We still need $ 4,200.00 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.00. Donations to Project Advance and The Building Fund can be made at the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

Faith Formation & Summer School– St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
———————————————————————————————————————————————–
July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

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