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The Bulletin | Mar 28

CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS DINNER: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an appreciation dinner for the Clergy and Religious of our area on Monday, April 8 at St. Peter’s Church Hall. Cocktails: 6 pm. Dinner: 7 pm. All parishioners are welcome. The 4 course dinner is $25 per person. Contact Gerry Spindor at 604-931-7108 for tickets. The Knights of Columbus invite you to belong to their organization. For info call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030. Knights of Columbus will have their membership drive in March.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY – Sunday, April 7. Everyone welcome! Celebrate with us – The Legion of Mary will lead a nine-day prayer to start on Good Friday. The first three days are to be done individually and the rest after Daily Mass. On the Feast Day it will be at 3 o’clock. Booklets at the back of the church during Novena Days. Call Grace at 604-517-5558/Louisa @ 604-521-7956.

ZUMBA POTLUCK – Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy. Phone Flora (604-421-5189) and let her know what you are bringing. A donation of $ 5.00 is appreciated for the church.

FR. EDWARD DANYLO EVANKO in Holodomer: MURDER BY STARVATION, Ukrainian Famine/Genocide 1932-33 on Saturday, April 6, 2 pm at the Theatre of the Justice Institute of BC, 715 McBride Blvd. NW.

NO BIBLE STUDY, April 1 and 8.

EASTER TRIDUUM – The Three Great Days.
For three days, from Holy Thursday evening to Easter Sunday night, the Church celebrates the Paschal

Mystery of Jesus Christ. This is his work of saving us by his dying and rising; one great act of God’s love and

mercy for all people.

HOLY THURSDAY
Evening Mass: We remember the Passover Feast of the Jewish people and the Last Supper of Jesus with

his disciples when we celebrate the Eucharist this evening. Before he offers himself on the cross, Jesus takes bread and says, “This is my Body”. He takes a cup of wine and says “This is my blood of the new covenant….shed to save all sinners. Do this in memory of me”.

GOOD FRIDAY
Paschal Fast: This morning we begin our two-day fast in preparation for the Easter Vigil. We eat less food

than normal and cut out entertainments. Good Friday is a universal day of fasting and abstaining from meat. Liturgy: At 3:00 o’clock, the time of our Lord’s death on the cross, we come together in church to remember what Jesus has done for us. In the service of the Word, we listen to the solemn proclamation of Jesus’ passion according to John, then offer prayer for the world and for God’s people, the Church.

We venerate the cross, and receive the Body and Blood of the Lord in Communion.

HOLY SATURDAY

On this day, the body of Jesus lay in the tomb and the disciples hid behind locked doors. In the Church, Holy Saturday is a quiet day, the great Sabbath rest.

EASTER
Easter Vigil: This service is the most important celebration of the Church year: It takes place during the dark

hours of the night. It has four parts:

1) The Service of Light.
2) Liturgy of the Word. Readings from Creation to the Resurrection.
3) Baptism and Confirmation, baptismal vows.
4) Eucharist.
Easter Day: The joyful celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection continues. Alleluia! Meaning “Praise to God!” is our shout of joy. The Easter Season continues until Pentecost, 50 days after Easter.

COURSE: TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE: Attend full course or individual session.
1. session: Learn how to forgive even the most difficult resentments.
2. session: Uncover limiting beliefs and fears that are creating chaos in your life and discover how to replace them with encouragement and motivation.
3. session: Learn about love for yourself and the world. Without love we can’t live happy lives.
4. session: Learn how to live your life on purpose and be happy.
When: April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 at 7pm.
Where: St. Peter’s Church,
Price: $100 for full course or $30 for individual session
Register now at mclifecoach.com or call Milena @778 239 7996.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 28

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Harvey Zelter and Elda Tecson.

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

The Bulletin | Mar 24

CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS DINNER: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an appreciation dinner for the Clergy and Religious of our area on Monday, April 8 at St. Peter’s Church Hall. All parishioners are welcome. The 4 course dinner is $25 per person. Contact Gerry Spindor at 604-931-7108 for tickets. The Knights of Columbus invite you to belong to their organization. For info call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030. Knights of Columbus will have their membership drive in March.

National Catholic Mission the subject of Trust, and remembering what Jesus said and did. Vision TV, Part I Monday, March 25 at 3 and 7 pm. Part 2 Tuesday, March 26, 3 and 7 pm.

Shadow Stations – The Level 7 PREP class will again be having their Shadow Stations of the Cross, Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

GOOD FRIDAY PONTIFICAL COLLECTION: The collection on Good Friday, March 29 will be to support the catholic communities in the Holy Land and the upkeep of the Holy Sites.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY – Sunday, April 7. Everyone welcome! Celebrate with us – The Legion of Mary will lead a nine-day prayer to start on Good Friday. The first three days are to be done individually and the rest after Daily Mass. On the Feast Day it will be at 3 o’clock. Booklets at the back of the church during Novena Days. Call Grace at 604-517-5558/Louisa @ 604-521-7956.

ZUMBA POTLUCK – Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy. Phone Flora (604-421-5189) and let her know what you are bringing. A donation of $ 5.00 is appreciated for the church.

Volunteer Grandparents fundraiser: Our million sincere thanks to the following:
1. All St Peter’s parishioners who kindly support the volunteer grandparents fundraising campaign. We sold a total of 51 fundraiser value packs and raised $ 153.00 for Volunteer grandparents.
2.We would like to thank and welcome all the parishioners who showed their interest to join the fun of becoming a volunteer grandparent as soon as possible or in the near future. www.volunteergrandparent.ca

FR. EDWARD DANYLO EVANKO in Holodomer: MURDER BY STARVATION, Ukrainian Famine/Genocide 1932-33 on Saturday, April 6, 2 pm at the Theatre of the Justice Institute of BC, 715 McBride Blvd. NW.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 24

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor and Harvey Zelter.

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

The Bulletin | Mar 17

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus thanks all those who supported the Pancake Breakfast last week. Through the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation we were able to purchase 2 wheelchairs for the disabled in third world countries. The Knights of Columbus invite you to belong to their organization. For info call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030. Knights of Columbus will have their membership drive in March.

YAH SCHOLARSHIPS: For application forms contact Hedy from the Young-At-Heart. To be eligible, students must graduate in June 2013, and going on to college or university. The student must be a grandchild/great grandchild of a member of the Young at Heart. Applications to be returned by May 27.

St. Vincent de Paul is looking for a used microwave in good condition for a client. If you have a microwave that works please call Paul at 604-526-0014 for pick up.

PARISHIONERS TAKING PART IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES, please pick up your Holy Week Schedule from the back of the church.

Art and the Christian Faith: Hosted by the New Westminster Ministerial Association. Wednesday Evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm:
Worship service, refreshments, presentation and discussion.

March 20: Stations of the Cross. St. David of Wales Church, 2475 Franklin Street, Van. Speaker: Chris Woods

PREP: There will be no PREP classes on Wednesday, March 20, because of Spring Break. Shadow Stations – The Level 7 PREP class will again be having their Shadow Stations of the Cross, Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron at St. Peter’s Hall, 8:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday, March 19. The final portion will be shown on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:00 pm.

Volunteer Grandparents fundraiser: The fundraising is in the form of Avon Fundraiser value packs for only $ 10 including tax. Please browse our website to learn more about our history, programs and upcoming events. http://www.volunteergrandparents.ca. Info: Evelyn / Paul Taylor – 778 888 7887. Please visit us at the entrance of the church hall after 9am & 11am Masses today.

EASTER BAKE SALE – Saturday March 23, 11 – 2 pm at Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue, New Westminster. The sale will feature Paskas, Babkas, perogies, cabbage rolls, pies and more. For information contact Lesia at 604-526-0988.

5th Sunday of Lent – March 17: “For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ…” (Philippians 3:8). Learning to detach ourselves from our material possessions and seeing them as ”rubbish” is an important step in growing closer to Jesus Christ. Then we are able to give more freely and joyfully.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch and Wynne Simmer. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

ALBERT VALLEY – Memorial Mass, Thursday, March 14 at 12 Noon.

PRISCILLA DE JOSE – Memorial Mass, Friday, March 15 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Mar 10

BIBLE STUDY – Monday, March 11 at 7 pm.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron at St. Peter’s Church from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Tuesdays March 12, 19, 26.

LITURGY MEETING – Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room. The last ZUMBA FITNESS class is on March 12.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus invite you to belong to their organization. For info please call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030. Knights of Columbus will have their membership drive in March

Sign up for Family Life in the Spirit Seminar: You are invited to join this LISS that will accommodate your whole family, children, teens and adults. Babysitting and lunch provided. Saturdays March 16 – May 11, 10:00 am (after 9:00 am Mass) to Noon at St. Peter’s Hall: Pre-registration Required Sign up at the back of the church today or by phone/email Bev 778-558-9551 or Roy 604-523-2769 or rmacintyrester@gmail.com or Ashanti 604-526-9910. Everyone welcome!

Art and the Christian Faith: Hosted by the New Westminster Ministerial Association. Wednesday Evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm:
Worship service, refreshments, presentation and discussion.
March 13: Icons and Iconography. St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Speaker: Fr. Lawrence Farley.
March 20: Stations of the Cross. St. David of Wales Church, 2475 Franklin Street, Van. Speaker: Chris Woods

RECONCILIATION DIALOGUE CIRCLE – Sunday, March 10, 7:15 – 9 pm at St. Peter’s Hall.
Facilitators: Bro. Tom Nowak, OMI and Rennie Nahanee. A chance to speak, First nations with Non-First Nations about things that matter to us ALL. Come and enter dialogue circle, about Reconciliation, Aboriginal perspectives and the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

YAH SCHOLARSHIPS: For application forms contact Hedy from the Young-At-Heart. To be eligible, students must be graduating from grade 12 and going on to college or university. The student must be a grandchild or great grandchild of a member of the Young at Heart. Applications must be returned by May 27.

Volunteer Grandparents fundraiser: The fundraising is in the form of Avon Fundraiser value packs for only $ 10 including tax. Please browse our website to learn more about our history, programs and upcoming events. http://www.volunteergrandparents.ca. Info: Evelyn / Paul Taylor – 778 888 7887. Please visit us at the entrance of the church hall after 9am & 11am Masses, today & March 17.

Come and See: an Oblate Discernment Retreat for Catholic Men aged 18 to 40 at St. Albert, Alberta, March 15 – 17. Meet others like yourself who are seeking God’s will. Spend time in prayer and conversation. Are you interested? Contact Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, at 587-985-3553 or at vocations@omilacombe.ca.

EASTER BAKE SALE – Saturday March 23, 11 – 2 pm at Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue, New Westminster. The sale will feature Paskas, Babkas, perogies, cabbage rolls, pies and more. For information contact Lesia at 604-526-0988.

“When the Pope Resigns – Context and Implications of Pope Benedict’s Recent Resignation”, a free public lecture by Archbishop Miller at Saint Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive on Wednesday, March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information; to reserve a seat, please call 604-822-4463.

LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR DEANERY – 7 PM: Sunday, March 10: Our Lady of Assumption, 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam. Tuesday, March 12: St. Patrick’s, 22561-121st Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
I appeal to you to take part during this year’s Share Lent campaign. As Catholics in Canada, it is our way of helping the poor, the marginalized and those suffering the effects of war, violence and natural disasters throughout the world. One recent example is the famine in the Sahel in Africa.
This year we are focusing on the fundamental principle of Catholic social teaching human dignity. The human person made in the image of God is at the heart of the Church’s role in fostering development and peace.
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace visibly expresses our solidarity with the human family and our hope that the world can truly be a better place.
Be assured of my prayers for you and your families.

Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver

The Bulletin | Mar 3

NO 9 AM MASS on Monday, March 4. Mass at 12 Noon.

No Bible Study on Monday evening this week.
No Catholicism series on Tuesday evening this week.

ZUMBA FITNESS: There will be NO Zumba on March 5. The last class is on March 12.

YAH Spring Tea Thursday, March 7 after the 12 Noon Mass. Tickets: Members – $ 5.00, Non-Members – $ 7.00 collected at the door.

Art and the Christian Faith: Hosted by the New Westminster Ministerial Association. Wednesday Evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm:
Worship service, refreshments, presentation and discussion.

March 6: Vestments: Reasons and Symbols at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street. Speaker: Katalin Janko & area clergy.

March 13: Icons and Iconography. St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Speaker: Fr. Lawrence Farley.
March 20: Stations of the Cross. St. David of Wales Church, 2475 Franklin Street, Van. Speaker: Chris Woods

PARISH MISSION – LENTEN REFLECTIONS with Fr. Ken Forster, OMI at St. Peter’s Church.
Sunday, March 3: 7 pm: Punishment and Reward: Do you believe that God punishes us for our sins?

Do you believe that he rewards us for good behaviour? Monday, March 4: 11 am, Compassion and holiness followed by Noon Mass.

6:30 pm, Mass & Homily followed by talk: Faith and good works. Tuesday, March 5: 11 am, Law and freedom, followed by Noon Mass.

6:30 pm, Pay what you owe or forgiveness followed by Parish Penitential Service & Reconciliation.

Wednesday, March 6: 11 am, Service and Justice followed by Noon Mass.
6:30 pm, Mass & Homily followed by talk: Prayer & Gratitude.

All talks will take place in the hall with an informal atmosphere for coffee and questions except Tuesday night in Church. Father Ken worked in Kenya for 12 years. Now he is the Pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Paul’s.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus invite you to belong to their organization. For info please call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030. Knights of Columbus will have their membership drive in March

SHARE LENT VISITOR: CCODP (D&P) & the Vancouver Diocesan Council are pleased to welcome Fr. Isidore Ouedraogo, the Secretary General of CARITAS Burkino Faso, to St. Peter’s Parish, Saturday March 9, 5 pm Mass as our SHARE LENT guest. Fr. Ouedraogo is here to thank all the parishioners of the Vancouver Archdiocese for their contributions (the highest in Canada) they made towards helping drought victims in the Sahel region of Africa. After mass, we will have a potluck dinner in the hall and Fr. Ouedraogo will give an informal talk about his work. Everyone is welcome.

Sign up for Family Life in the Spirit Seminar: You are invited to join this LISS that will accommodate your whole family, children, teens and adults. Babysitting and lunch provided. Saturdays March 16 – May 11, 10:00 am (after 9:00 am Mass) to Noon at St. Peter’s Hall: Pre-registration Required Sign up at the back of the church today or by phone/email Bev 778-558-9551 or Roy 604-523-2769 or rmacintyrester@gmail.com or Ashanti 604-526-9910. Everyone welcome!

Come and See: an Oblate Discernment Retreat for Catholic Men aged 18 to 40 at St. Albert, Alberta, March 15 – 17, 2013. Meet others like yourself who are seeking God’s will. Spend time in prayer and conversation. Are you interested? Contact Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, at 587-985-3553 or at vocations@omilacombe.ca.

Volunteer Grandparents fundraiser: The fundraising is in the form of Avon Fundraiser value packs for only 10$ including tax. Please browse our website to learn more about our history, programs and upcoming events. http://www.volunteergrandparents.ca. Info: Evelyn / Paul Taylor – 778 888 7887. Please visit us at the entrance of the church hall after 9am & 11am Masses, today, March 10 & 17.

LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR DEANERY – 7 PM:

Monday, March 4: St. Joseph’s, 140 Moody Street, Port Moody.
Sunday, March 10: Our Lady of Assumption, 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam.
Tuesday, March 12: St. Patrick’s, 22561-121st Avenue, Maple Ridge.
Monday, March 18: St. Clare’s, 1320 Johnson St., Coquitlam / Holy Spirit, 244 Lawrence St., New West. Tuesday, March 19: OLM – 7455 10th Av. Burnaby / St. Luke’s, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge Wed. March 20: St. Francis de Sales, 6610 Balmoral St., Burnaby / All Saints, 821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam. Thurs. March 21: Sts. Cyril & Methodius, 472 E. 8th Av., NW / Our Lady of Lourdes, 828 Laval Sq., Coq. Sunday, March 24: St. Michael’s, 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby.
Monday, March 25: Our Lady of Fatima, 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost,Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: 1) Molly Stone who passed away on Wednesday, February 27.
Prayers: Thursday, March 7, 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass: Friday, March 8, 12 Noon.
2) Priscilla De Jose who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Mem. Mass: Friday, March 15 at 12 Noon. 3) Albert Valley who passed away on Wednesday, February 27.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 24

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Molly Stone, Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk & Rose Cyr. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Philibert Pelchat who died on Thursday, February 21.

The Bulletin | Feb 24

ZUMBA FITNESS: There will be NO Zumba on March 5. The last class is on March 12.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus will be having their delicious sausage and pancake breakfast after the 9 am and 11 am Mass on Sunday, March 3. All proceeds go to the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation. The Knights of Columbus invite you to belong to their organization. For info please call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030. The Knights of Columbus will have their membership drive in March.

We welcome Father Lukasz Zajac, OMI who will be with us until sometime in April. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, March 1 after the Stations of the Cross till 2:30 pm.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron at St. Peter’s Church Hall from 8:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesdays Feb. 26, March 12, 19, 26.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, February 28, 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

The World Day of Prayer (sponsored by Women’s Inter Church Council of Canada) which will be Friday March 1, at 1 pm at St. Barnabas Anglican church 1010 5th Avenue. This year the prayers have been written by the women of France, the theme is “I Was A Stranger And You Welcomed Me”. Everyone welcome.

ST. MARK’S COLLEGE, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver. Symposium Vatican II and the faith of the Church. Friday and Saturday, March 1, 2. Registration: http://stmarkscollege.ca/conferences or 604-822-4463.

Sign up for Family Life in the Spirit Seminar: You are invited to join this LISS that will accommodate your whole family, children, teens and adults. Babysitting and lunch provided. Saturdays March 16 – May 11, 10:00 am (after 9:00 am Mass) to Noon at St. Peter’s Hall: Pre-registration Required Sign up at the back of the church today or by phone/email Bev 778-558-9551 or Roy 604-523-2769 or rmacintyrester@gmail.com or Ashanti 604-526-9910. Everyone welcome!

Come and See: an Oblate Discernment Retreat for Catholic Men aged 18 to 40 at St. Albert, Alberta, March 15 – 17, 2013. Meet others like yourself who are seeking God’s will. Hear oblates speak about their life and mission. Spend time in prayer and conversation. Are you interested? Contact Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, at 587-985-3553 or at vocations@omilacombe.ca.

Volunteer Grandparents fundraiser: Volunteer Grandparents is celebrating its 40th anniversary whose mission is “to bridge and enrich the generations by fostering intergenerational understanding, communication and cooperation between the generations.” The fundraising is in the form of Avon Fundraiser value packs for only 10$ including tax. Please browse our website to learn more about our history, programs and upcoming events. http://www.volunteergrandparents.ca. Info: Evelyn / Paul Taylor – 778 888 7887. Please visit us at the entrance of the church hall after 9am & 11am Masses, starting today, March 3, 10 & 17.

The Bulletin | Feb 17

The Emergence of Universe Earth, Life and Humans by Sr. Cecilia Hudec, S.C. at Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver for 5 Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost: $ 70.00. E-mail and phone same as above.

Availability for Confessions: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 20, 21, 22 from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Come and See: an Oblate Discernment Retreat for Catholic Men aged 18 to 40 at St. Albert, Alberta, March 15 – 17, 2013. Meet others like yourself who are seeking God’s will. Hear oblates speak about their life and mission. Spend time in prayer and conversation. Are you interested? Contact Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, at 587- 985-3553 or at vocations@omilacombe.ca.

ST. MARK’S COLLEGE, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver. Symposium Vatican II and the faith of the Church. Friday and Saturday, March 1, 2. Registration: http://stmarkscollege.ca/conferences or 604-822-4463.

A LETTER FROM FAMILY PLACE THANKING PARISHIONERS FOR APPLE JUICE AND TOILET ROLLS IS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD.

WANTED: A good home for a Pedal Organ which was in St. Pater’s Church (down on Blackwood) around 1940. A Parlour Grand Model “Eaton Organ” dimensions 3’8″ wide, 4′ high, 20″ deep. Pedal model (still plays). Contact Angela Levy at 604-526-0014.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Elizabeth Kelly,Rose Helmink, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Molly Stone, Gustavo Carvallo & John Schunk. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: 1) Laurie Duval who passed away on Saturday, February 2. There will be a Memorial Mass for Laurie Duval at noon on Thursday, February 21.
2) Antonio Lucarino who passed away on Saturday, February 9.

The Bulletin | Feb 10

The Emergence of Universe Earth, Life and Humans by Sr. Cecilia Hudec, S.C. at Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver for 5 Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost: $ 70.00. E-mail and phone same as above.

5TH ANNUAL HEARTS & FLOWER FAIR – Saturday, February 16, 10 am – 3 pm at Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue. Admission $ 3.00, lunch: 11 – 3 pm, Chicken Soup/sausage on a bun: $ 3.00, red velvet cake: $ 2.00. There will be door prizes, bingo, kids prizes, silent auction & white elephant.

PARISH MISSION here at St. Peter’s. Fr. Ken Forster will preach at the Masses, Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, as well as at Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4, 5, 6 at 6:30 pm. Father Ken worked in Kenya for 12 years. Now he is the Pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Paul parishes at Vancouver Eastside.

Come and See: an Oblate Discernment Retreat for Catholic Men aged 18 to 40 at St. Albert, Alberta, March 15 – 17, 2013. Meet others like yourself who are seeking God’s will. Hear oblates speak about their life and mission. Spend time in prayer and conversation. Are you interested? Contact Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, at 587- 985-3553 or at vocations@omilacombe.ca.

THE CATHOLIC FORUM invites you to explore the topic: “The Law or the Spirit?” on Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Guest speaker, Monsignor Bernard Rossi, JCD, will examine Canon Law in the life of the Church 50 years after Vatican II. Bring your questions! For further information, contact Dr. Paul Ungar at 604-588-5696 or Cathy Neugebauer (E-Mail: ve7cld@shaw.ca).

The Season of Lent

Two sacraments, Baptism and Reconciliation, are important during Lent.
During Lent, the Church prepares to celebrate the dying and rising of the Lord Jesus. It is the time for

preparation for Baptism: for those who will be baptized at Easter and for all who will renew their baptismal promises at the Vigil and on Easter Sunday.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until Holy Thursday afternoon when we begin the Three Great Days: Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Good Friday begins at the vigil on Holy Thursday evening when we commemorate the Last Supper. The 40 days of Lent (not including Sundays) are days of prayer, fasting, penance and almsgiving. They remind us of Jesus’ forty days in the desert.

Part of our Christian life is the call to do penance which is hatred for sin as an offence against God. Fridays are days of abstinence from meat, but we may substitute acts of charity or piety on that day.

During Lent we focus more on penance in our lives. This includes prayer, charity and self-denial including fasting and abstinence from meat.

Fasting has a deeper meaning for us when we deprive ourselves from food to be more open to pray, to share more in the suffering of those who are starving and to save money to give to the poor. Fasting is a penitential discipline to open ourselves more to God and others and a means of purification and liberation from our addictions. The law of fasting in the Church is for all from 18 to 59 years of age. The law of abstinence is for those 14 years and older.

Our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving help us to improve our relationship with God and others, and to grow in our spiritual lives. We are invited to celebrate Reconciliation in the Sacrament and in Penance celebrations. During Lent we take the collection for Development and Peace for the needs of the world.

ASH WEDNESDAY – February 13, Masses at 12 Noon & 6:30 pm.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in Lent after the Noon Mass.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Cyr, Rose Helmink, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Molly Stone & Gustavo Carvallo. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Kathleen McGuire, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Cyr, Rose Helmink, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Luiz Vasconcelos, Mely Sia, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Carolina Carvallo, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Molly Stone and Teresa Morabito.

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

The Bulletin | Feb 3

COLLECTION FOR FAMILY PLACE: St. Peter’s Social Justice Committee has been requested by New Westminster Family Place for donations of unsweetened apple juice and toilet paper. There is a box at the back of the church for the donations. Family Place is a drop-in program for parents with preschool children.

The Emergence of Universe Earth, Life and Humans by Sr. Cecilia Hudec, S.C. at Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver for 5 Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost: $ 70.00. E-mail and phone same as above.

A THANK YOU CARD FROM A NEW WESTMINSTER FAMILY PLACE RECIPIENT OF THE CHRISTMAS HAMPER IS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD.

5TH ANNUAL HEARTS & FLOWER FAIR – Saturday, February 16, 10 am – 3 pm at Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue. Admission $ 3.00, lunch: 11 – 3 pm, Chicken Soup/sausage on a bun: $ 3.00, red velvet cake: $ 2.00. There will be door prizes, bingo, kids prizes, silent auction & white elephant.

PERMANENT DEACONS. Archbishop Miller is giving an Information Session at Rosemary Heights Retreat Center, 3690 – 152 Street, Surrey on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 pm. Men, married or single, between 30 and 60 years are eligible to be ordained to the permanent diaconate. If anyone is interested, please attend.

The Bulletin | Jan 27

2013 ENVELOPES: Please pick up your designated 2013 Envelopes from the back of the church. Make sure to put your full name, address and telephone number on the January envelopes.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, February 1, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having a delicious Pancake Breakfast, Sunday February 3 after the 9 am and 11 am Masses.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron. A ten week series at St. Peter’s Church Hall from 8:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesdays Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 12, 19, 26.

COLLECTION FOR FAMILY PLACE: St. Peter’s Social Justice Committee has been requested by New Westminster Family Place for donations of unsweetened apple juice and toilet paper. There is a box at the back of the church for the donations. Family Place is a drop-in program for parents with preschool children.

The Emergence of Universe Earth, Life and Humans by Sr. Cecilia Hudec, S.C. at Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver for 5 Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost: $ 70.00. E-mail and phone same as above.

NEW WESTMINSTER FOOD BANK:

Rev. Shannon Tennant, Pastor of Shiloh-Sixth Avenue Untied Church is asking for our help. The New Westminster Food Bank works out of Sixth Ave. United Church at 12th St. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society operates the Food Bank. Instead of being open two days a week, it is now open for only one day. This has caused longer line ups as well as difficulties for users due to work schedules, mental health issues and other problems. Pastor Tennant is asking New Westminster residents to write to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society at 1150 Raymur Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6A 3T2 requesting a return to the two day weekly schedule for the good of the people who need the New Westminster Food Bank.

BC CATHOLIC COLLECTION – Saturday/Sunday, February 2/3: Parishes will be taking a collection next weekend – Feb. 2/3. The BC Catholic Collection is held once a year to help the parishes mail The B.C. Catholic weekly newspaper to parishioners homes. The collection is a way you can help reduce the parish’s expenses, since every penny goes directly to the parish to offset the mailing costs. On Feb. 2/3, please use the special BC Catholic Collection envelope in your envelope set to make a donation.

A TALK BY Darrell Hall (former Principal of St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby): 10 am to 11:30 am at St. Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Avenue, Burnaby, BC (Band Room),
Session One – Saturday, Feb 2, Science, Religion, and Faith: The Challenge of Modern Atheism.
Session Two – Saturday, Feb 9, Convinced: God, the Truth and You

ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER: Saturday, February 2 at Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster. Doors open at 6pm, supper at 6:30 pm. Tickets: $50 (Charitable receipt will be issued for $30). Table seating can be reserved or will be assigned. Tickets: Susan & Gerry Stensgaard 604-451-1161, parish office 604-521-2511. All proceeds support the community breakfast program & hall maintenance.

We will celebrate The Sacrament of the Anointing of the sick at all next weekend Masses, Feb. 2 and 3. All whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive this sacrament. The sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after being anointed and then falls ill or if during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious. A sick person may be anointed before surgery. Elderly people may be anointed if they become weakened even though there is no serious illness. Sick children who have made their first communion may be anointed. The celebration of the sacrament consists of anointing on the forehead and hands along with the prayer, “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up”.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Kathleen McGuire, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Cyr, Rose Helmink, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Luiz Vasconcelos, Mely Sia, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Carolina Carvallo and Sydney Australia Muralla. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Jan 20

Bible Study will begin on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 pm. We will study St. Paul’s Epistles.
FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

2013 ENVELOPES: Please pick up your designated 2013 Envelopes from the back of the church. Make sure to put your full name, address and telephone number on the January envelopes.

A TEMPORARY VOLUNTEER is needed for the months of February and March on Fridays from 10 am to 11:15 am to assist in a hymn sing with the Veterans at George Derby Centre. Please phone Fr. Ron at 604- 521-2676 local 460.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron. A ten week series at St. Peter’s Church Hall from 8:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesdays January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 12, 19, and 26.

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: This year the Prayer for Christian Unity in New Westminster will be at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 514 Carnarvon Street, on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 pm.
Archbishop Miller will preach. All are welcome.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the sick at the weekend Masses on February 2 and 3.

COLLECTION FOR FAMILY PLACE: St. Peter’s Social Justice Committee has been requested by New Westminster Family Place for donations of unsweetened apple juice and toilet paper, which they use in large amounts. We will be collecting at the back of the church for the next 2 Sundays. Family Place is a drop-in program for parents with preschool children. Thank you for your generosity.

The Emergence of Universe Earth, Life and Humans by Sr. Cecilia Hudec, S.C. at Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver for 5 Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost: $ 70.00. E-mail and phone same as above.

Registration for 2013/2014 at Our Lady of Mercy School: If you have a child ready for Kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year, please call Mrs. David at the school office @ 604-526-7121, download application form at www.ourladyofmercy.ca or pick up a form from the school office.

ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER: Saturday, February 2 at Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster. Doors open at 6pm, supper at 6:30 pm. Tickets: $50 (Charitable receipt will be issued for $30). Table seating can be reserved or will be assigned. Tickets: Susan & Gerry Stensgaard 604-451-1161, parish office 604-521-2511. All proceeds support the community breakfast program & hall maintenance.

The First Stage of the Catholics Come Home campaign has been a huge success and we’re now gearing up for Part 2: building on the momentum generated by the TV ads.

We want these ads to spread far and wide, further than traditional media such as TV. Here’s where you come in. No one is in a better position to extend the reach of these ads than you are through your social media, email and personal contacts.

You are invited to www.vancouvercomehome.com, where you will find a simple two-step process for sharing the CCH videos through Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and email. As always, prayers are encouraged for the success of this momentous campaign, as we head into its next stage.

Thank you for your support of our important evangelization during this Year Faith.
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Kathleen McGuire, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Cyr, Rose Helmink, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Luiz Vasconcelos, Mely Sia, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino, Carolina Carvallo and Sydney Australia Muralla. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Jan 13

Bible Study will begin again on Monday, January 14th at 7:00pm. We will study St. Paul’s Epistles.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, January 17, 7;00 pm in the Meeting Room.

2013 ENVELOPES: Please pick up your designated 2013 Envelopes from the back of the church. Make sure to put your full name, address and telephone number on the January envelopes. Envelope # 467 please contact the parish office at 604-522-4611X2.

A TEMPORARY VOLUNTEER is needed for the months of February and March to assist in a hymn sing with the Veterans at George Derby Centre. Please phone Fr. Ron at 604-521-2676 local 460.

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: This year the Prayer for Christian Unity in New Westminster will be at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 514 Carnarvon Street, on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 pm. Archbishop Miller will attend. All are welcome

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Father Robert Barron. A ten week series at St. Peter’s Church Hall from 8:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesdays January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 12, 19, and 26.

Care for Creation, A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth by Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond. Lecture, Friday, January 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Cost: $ 20.00
Christ in Evolution Workshop, by Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F. 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Saturday, January 19, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond.

E-Mail: earthliteracies@shaw.ca. Phone 604-22-4779; 1-250-220-4601.
Payment on line: www.earthliteracies.org. Cost: $ 70.00.
The Emergence of Universe Earth, Life and Humans by Sr. Cecilia Hudec, S.C. at Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver for 5 Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost: $ 70.00. E-mail and phone same as above.

A presentation of the forthcoming Pilgrimage Tours to Guadalupe & Mexico, Israel & Jordan will be held at St. Peter’s Church Hall January 20, 2013, after 9:00 am and 11am Mass.
All Parishioners are cordially invited. For more information, call CETI Travel 604-630-1600.

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGIATE OPEN HOUSE: The open house will be held on Wednesday January 16 at 6:30 p.m. The evening is open to both parents and grade 7 students. For more information on school admission please visit our website at www.stmc.bc.ca or Maria Cirillo, Registrar at maria.cirillo@stmc.bc.ca.

Registration for 2013/2014 at Our Lady of Mercy School: If you have a child ready for Kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year, please call Mrs. David at the school office @ 604-526-7121, download application form at www.ourladyofmercy.ca or pick up a form from the school office.

ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER: Saturday, February 2 at Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster. Doors open at 6pm, supper at 6:30 pm. Tickets: $50 (Charitable receipt will be issued for $30). Table seating can be reserved or will be assigned. Tickets: Susan & Gerry Stensgaard 604-451-1161, parish office 604-521-2511. All proceeds support the community breakfast program & hall maintenance.

Art and the Christian Faith: A Lenten Series on the Visual Arts hosted by the New Westminster Ministerial Association on Wednesday Evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.
February 20: Introduction to Christian Visual Arts at Olivet Baptist Church, 613 Queen’s Avenue.
February 27: Stained Glass: The Art and the Story at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 121 Columbia Street E.

March 6: Vestments: Reasons and Symbols at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street. March 13: Icons and Iconography. Location to be announced.
March 20: Stations of the Cross. St. David of Wales Church, 2475 Franklin Street, Vancouver.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 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, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Olivera Lambeta, Hermine Gauthier, Kathleen McGuire, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Cyr, Rose Helmink, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor, Lucille Bickel, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Luiz Vasconcelos, Mely Sia, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Emelita Tolentino and Carolina Carvallo.

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

The Bulletin | Jan 6

Bible Study will begin again on Monday, January 14th at 7:00pm. We will study St. Paul’s Epistles. PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having a delicious pancake and sausage

breakfast today, Sunday, January 6 after the 9 am and 11 am Masses. Everyone is welcome!

ZUMBA FITNESS starts Tuesday January 8, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Hall. Learn the Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reageton and more. $5.00/person. Half the amount goes to the parish.

2013 ENVELOPES: Please pick up your designated 2013 Envelopes from the entrance area of the church hall. Make sure to put your full name, address and telephone number on the January envelopes.

ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster. Doors open at 6pm, supper at 6:30. Tickets: $50 (Charitable receipt will be issued for $30). Table seating can be reserved or will be assigned. Tickets: Susan & Gerry Stensgaard 604-451-1161, parish office 604-521-2511. All proceeds support the community breakfast program & hall maintenance.

THE HUMAN PERSON IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD: Theology of the Body is John Paul II’s teaching on love, life and human sexuality. Fr. Alan Boisclair will present an eleven week course starting Jan. 7 at St. John the Apostle Parish, Vancouver; Jan. 8 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Coquitlam; Jan. 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Vancouver. More information and registration at www.rcav.org/tob.

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGIATE OPEN HOUSE: The open house will be held on Wednesday January 16th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The evening is open to both parents and grade 7 students. For more information on school admission please visit our website at www.stmc.bc.ca or Maria Cirillo, Registrar at maria.cirillo@stmc.bc.ca.

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: This year the Prayer for Christian Unity in New Westminster will be at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 514 Carnarvon Street, on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm. All are welcome.

VATICAN COUNCIL II:

The Pope and the bishops of the Second Vatican Council met for three months each year from 1962 to 1965. They produced 16 documents in three categories of importance: 4 Constitutions, 9 Decrees and 3 Declarations.
The 4 Constitutions are the most important documents.

1. Constitution on the Liturgy: Spiritual renewal and reform, sacraments and prayer.
2. Constitution on Divine Revelation: God, Jesus Christ, Scripture and Tradition.
3. Constitution on the Church: People of God, holiness, lay people and clergy, Catholics and other Christians, world religions, Mary in the church.
4. Constitution on the Church in the World: People in the world today, marriage and family, economies

and social life, politics and world peace.
Constitution on Revelation: God reveals himself to people in two ways: through creation and conscience, and in history, through the Bible, the history of Israel (Abraham, Moses, the Prophets), and through Jesus and the early church. Vatican II presents God as a personal presence that is offered and revealed to all people. We come to know and experience God especially through the Scriptures.
Art. 2: “It pleased God, in his goodness and wisdom, to reveal himself and to make known the mystery of his will, which was that people can draw near to the Father, through Christ, the Word made flesh, in the Holy Spirit, and thus become sharers in the divine nature. By this revelation, the invisible God, from the fullness of his love, addresses men and women as his friends, to invite and receive them into his own company….. The most intimate truth revealed about God and human salvation shines forth for us in Jesus Christ, who is himself the Mediator and the sum total of revelation.”

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