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The Bulletin | Apr 8

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND – Saturday, April 21st in the Church Hall. Doors open,
6 pm, Dinner – 6:30 pm. Tickets for the dinner will be on sale after Easter Sunday masses. Tickets: $ 15 adults, $ 10 children 6 – 12. Dinner will be Greek stuffed chicken (leg) with sundried tomato, olives & feta cheese, steamed rice, tossed salad and dessert. There will be door prizes, 50/50 draw and raffles for gift baskets, entertainment will be Irish dancers. All are welcome. If you can’t come to the dinner, but would like to donate towards the Refugee Fund, envelopes will be available with the tickets. All are welcome!

NO BIBLE STUDY – APRIL 9 AND 16.
LINE DANCING FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Till APRIL 27.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY – Sunday, April 15, 3 PM. Everyone welcome! Info: Grace at 604-517-5558/Louisa @ 604-521-7956.

EASTER TRIDUUM – The Three Great Days.
For three full 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 us.

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 eat the life-giving Body of the Lord in communion.

HOLY SATURDAY

On this day, the body of Jesus lay in the guarded tomb and the frightened 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 distinct stages:

1) The Service of Light.
2) Liturgy of the Word.
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.

CLERGY and RELIGIOUS APPRECIATION DINNER: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an appreciation dinner for the Clergy and Religious of our area on Monday, April 16 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 Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030 for tickets.

BLESSED NYKYTA – BISHOP & MARTYR: A Play with Music Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Appointment of Bishop Budka as the First Ukrainian Catholic Bishop in Canada. Presented by Fr. Edward Danylo Evanko on Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 pm at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue, New Westminster. Admission: Adults – $ 15.00, Youth under 19 – $ 5.00, 12 and under – free (tickets can be purchased at the door). Refreshments to follow in the Parish Hall.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 25

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano and Jacob Ziemnicki.

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

The Bulletin | Mar 25

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND – Saturday, April 21st in the Church Hall.

Tickets will be going on sale next weekend, Saturday/Sunday March 31/April 1 after all masses for the dinner. Tickets: $ 15 adults, $ 10 children 6 – 12. There will be door prizes, 50/50 draw and raffles for gift baskets, entertainment will be Irish dancers. All are welcome. If you can’t come to the dinner, but would like to donate towards the Refugee Fund, envelopes will be available with the tickets. All are welcome!

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THE GIFT CELEBRATION held on Wednesday, March 14 a GREAT SUCCESS! GUEST SPEAKERS: MARY BOUCHER AND DOREEN KOSTYNUIK.
PLANNING TEAM: Angie Kok (Coordinator), Rob Kok, Margarete Bradley, Marian MacDougall, Alicia Piper, Vern Piper, Catalina Trinidad, Anna Rekowska, Liz DaSilva, Barry Dubbin, Eileen Brown, Kath Conolly, and Magda VanZyl. VOLUNTEERS: Gerry Spindor, Elizabeth Kok, Anna Almonte, Krista Tibay, Robin Smith, Marisa Brown, Wally Licas, Andy Boch and Nora Riordan. YOUTH WHO SERVED DINNER: Stephanie Von Riedemann, cousin Siri, Callista Tolentino, Michelle Casas, Michaella Teodoro and Gideon Teodoro.

Special Thanks to our 5:00 o’clock choir.
ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC SINGLES CLUB: Come join us, bring new social enjoyment into your life.

For more information call Larry Lambert at 604-209-2451.

NO LINE DANCING, FRIDAY MARCH 30 because of the PENITENTIAL SERVICE at ST. PETER’S.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY – Sunday, April 15. Everyone welcome! Celebrate with us – The Legion of Mary Praesidium of Mary Immaculate & Queen’s Park Mass Team & Prayer Group 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.

LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS and USHERS/COLLECTORS: Please pick up your Holy Week Schedule from the church entrance.

Life Transformation Series Part I – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs – St. Peter’s, Thursday March 29,
6:30 to 8:30 pm. You will learn how to transform your relationships and how to have maximum success in any area of your life. The transformation begins by eliminating the thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back. To register email milena@mclifecoach.com or call 778-239-7996. Registration Fee: $ 20.00.

EASTER BAKE SALE: Just in time for Easter, New Westminster’s Ukrainian Community is holding a bake sale at the Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue on March 31, 10 am to 2 pm. The sale will feature babkas, paskas, pies, perogies, cabbage rolls and more. For information please call 604-526-0988.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 18

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano and Jacob Ziemnicki.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Eleanor Catherine McDermott who passed away on Tuesday, March 13.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 12 noon.

The Bulletin | Mar 18

Advance Care Planning Workshop: Sat. March 24 St. Peter’s. Facilitated by the Catholic Health Association of BC and the Respect Life Office. Workshop begins with Mass at 9:00 am and a continental breakfast. Come & learn the latest tools to help with the planning and care we all want at the end of our lives.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THE GIFT CELEBRATION held on Wednesday, March 14 a GREAT SUCCESS! GUEST SPEAKERS: MARY BOUCHER and DOREEN KOSTYNUIK. PLANNING TEAM: Angie Kok (Coordinator), Rob Kok, Margarete Bradley. Marian MacDougall, Alicia Piper, Vern Piper, Catalina Trinidad, Anna Rekowska, Liz DaSilva, Barry Dubbin, EIleen Brown, Kath Conolly and Magda VanZyl. VOLUNTEERS: Gerry Spindor, Elizabeth Kok, Anna Almonte, Krista Tibay, Robin Smith, Marisa Brown, Wally Licas, Andy Boch and Nora Riordan. YOUTH WHO SERVED DINNER: Stephanie Von Riedemann, cousin Siri, Callista Tolentino, Michelle Casas, Michaella Teodoro and Gideon Teodoro. Special Thanks to our 5:00 o’clock choir.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights will be having their delicious Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, March 25 after the 9 and 11 am masses. At the breakfast they will be collecting pennies for “Pennies for Heaven” (all proceeds go to vocations).

Life Transformation Series Part I – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs – St. Peter’s, Thursday March 29,
6:30 to 8:30 pm. You will learn how to transform your relationships and how to have maximum success in any area of your life. The transformation begins by eliminating the thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back. To register email milena@mclifecoach.com or call 778-239-7996. Registration Fee: $ 20.00.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
As we live this holy season of Lent, I appeal to you to take part in this year’s Share Lent

Campaign. This campaign gives each of us the opportunity to hear the cry of the poor, the hungry, the marginalized and those suffering the effects of war, violence and natural disasters throughout the world.

This year Share Lent is focussing on supporting small-scale farmers in the world’s poorest regions. Your generosity will be a blessing to the families and to the millions who depend on them for their daily bread.

I invite you to be generous in the Share Lent Collection taken on “Solidarity Sunday,” The Fifth Sunday of Lent, 25th March 2012. The proceeds of your almsgiving will assist development projects in making lasting improvements in the lives of our brothers and sisters most in need. The Lord will surely reward your Lenten sacrificial offering.

Be assured of my prayers for you and your families during this holy season of renewal and conversion of heart. With my blessing, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei and Adam Cristiano.

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

The Bulletin | Mar 11

40 DAYS FOR LIFE is a focused Pro-Life campaign during Lent to help bring the end to the tragedy of abortion. This campaign for Life is made up of 3 components:- Prayer & Fasting , Peaceful Vigil (Outside B.C. Women’s Hospital) and Community Outreach. It started on February 22nd and goes to April 1st. You are encouraged to join in this campaign by participating in any of the 3 components. For more details see the Poster on the Bulletin Board or visit www.40daysforlife.com/vancouver-bc.

Advance Care Planning Workshop: Sat. March 24 St. Peter’s. Facilitated by the Catholic Health Association of BC and the Respect Life Office. Workshop begins with Mass at 9:00 am and a continental breakfast. Come & learn the latest tools to help with the planning and care we all want at the end of our lives.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Join us for “Jesus – Light of the World”, Wednesday, March 14,
5:30 – 7:45 pm. Guest speakers Mary Boucher & Doreen Kostynuik. All are welcome. Tickets: Adults $10, children, 5 – 11 & seniors $5, family of 3 or more $25 will be sold after Mass. Dinner included.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, March 13 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services.
Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion.
1. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.
2. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.
3. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 E.Columbia Street.

ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC SINGLES CLUB: Come join us, bring new social enjoyment into your life. For more information call Larry Lambert: 604-209-2451.

Life Transformation Series Part I – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs – St. Peter’s, Thursday March 29,
6:30 to 8:30 pm. You will learn how to transform your relationships and how to have maximum success in any area of your life. The transformation begins by eliminating the thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back. To register email milena@mclifecoach.com or call 778-239-7996. Registration Fee: $ 20.00.

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE SOLIDARITY VISITOR TALK AND POTLUCK – St. Mary’s Church Basement, Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm. We’re getting together for a potluck and talk by Solidarity Visitor Mam Sambath, Director General of DPA, a Dev. & Peace partner in Cambodia. Sambath will share his experiences of working with the poorest villages in Cambodia to make them self-sufficient. DPA also looks into the environmental and social impacts of mining activities on land and communities. If you have friends who are interested in social justice and development and peace issues please bring them with you.

THE CATHOLIC FORUM invites you to explore the topic: “The Vatican II Council: The most important event in the Catholic Church in the last 500 years”, on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. The guest speaker is Dr. Christine Jones, President of Redeemer Pacific College. For further information, contact Dr. Paul Ungar at 604-588-5696 or Cathy Neugebauer at ve7cld@shaw

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei and Adam Cristiano.

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

The Bulletin | Mar 4

40 DAYS FOR LIFE is a focused Pro-Life campaign during Lent to help bring the end to the tragedy of abortion. This campaign for Life is made up of 3 components:- Prayer & Fasting , Peaceful Vigil ( Outside B.C. Women’s Hospital ) and Community Outreach. It started on February 22nd and goes to April 1st. You are encouraged to join in this campaign by participating in any of the 3 components. For more details see the Poster on the Bulletin Board or visit www.40daysforlife.com/vancouver-bc.

Advance Care Planning Workshop: Sat. March 24 St. Peter’s. Facilitated by the Catholic Health Association of BC and the Respect Life Office. Workshop begis with Mass at 9:00 am and a continental breakfast. Come & learn the latest tools to help with the planning and care we all want at the end of our lives.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Join us for “Jesus – Light of the World”, Wednesday, March 14,
5:30 – 7:45 pm. Guest speakers Mary Boucher & Doreen Kostynuik. All are welcome. Register this weekend, or at PREP. Adults $10, children, 5 – 11 & seniors $5, family of 3 or more $25. Dinner included.

New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services. Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion.
1. Wed., March 7: “Prayer and the Body”. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street.
2. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.

3. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.
4. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 E.Columbia Street.

THE ART OF BEING TOGETHER: Art celebrates the whole person: body, soul and spirit. And so does L’Arche. Come celebrate with us. Admission by donation (minimum $ 5). Saturday, March 10, 1 – 5 pm at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby.

Life Transformation Series Part I – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs – St. Peter’s, Thursday March 29, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Milena Cerin, The Life Transformation Trainer, will teach you how to transform your relationships and get more enjoyment out of your life. Spaces are limited. To register email milena@mclifecoach.com or call 778-239-7996. Registration Fee: $ 20.00.

A Day of Discernment – Personal Talents and Christ’s Voice in My Life: The Stewardship Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be presenting a workshop led by Father Elton Fernandes, SJ. This is a follow up to the recent “Called and Gifted” workshop and will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall, 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam on Saturday, March 10. Mass at 9 a.m. celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, followed by workshop till 4 p.m. During the morning session, Father Fernandes will examine some basics of discerning Christ’s voice in our lives and after lunch, more specifically at discerning personal gifts and how Christ is inviting us to use them. The sessions involve talks as well as time for personal reflection. Cost $25 per person, includes lunch. More info visit: http://www.rcav.org/dayofdiscernment.

Benefit Concert – Harmonies of Hope: The regional and congregational high schools come together annually to fundraise for various worthy causes. Harmonies of Hope featuring the finest high school choirs is scheduled to take place on March 12 – 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey. Admission by donation. All proceeds will go directly to the Philippine typhoon relief through Development and Peace.

Ladies …. Interested in the Consecrated Life?
A Monastic Life Workshop for ladies interested in the consecrated life will be held from March 16 – 18 at the Westminster Abbey, Mission. For more information call 604-826-8975.

Freedom: Make plans to join us for Freedom, the original reconciliation event for youth and young adults offered by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. It will be on March 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church in Surrey. Open to high school teens and young adults. All participants will experience first-hand the healing power of Christ through music, prayer, testimonies and teachings, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more info, visit www.oyyam.com.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 26

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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Joseph Sebellin, Christine Leary, Malek Agei and Adam Cristiano. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Feb 26

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday, March 2 at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501-4th Avenue, New Westminster at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome!

NO BIBLE STUDY, MONDAY FEBRUARY 27. NO 9 AM MASS – MONDAY FEB. 27 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 3.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE is a focused Pro-Life campaign during Lent to help bring the end to the tragedy of abortion. This campaign for Life is made up of 3 components:- Prayer & Fasting , Peaceful Vigil ( Outside B.C. Women’s Hospital ) and Community Outreach. It started on February 22nd and goes to April 1st. You are encouraged to join in this campaign by participating in any of the 3 components. For more details see the Poster on the Bulletin Board or visit www.40daysforlife.com/vancouver-bc

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Join us for “Jesus – Light of the World”, Wed. Mar. 14, 5:30 – 7:45 pm. Guest speakers Mary Boucher & Doreen Kostynuik. All are welcome. Register this weekend, next weekend or at PREP. Adults $10, children, 5 – 11 & seniors $5, family of 3 or more $25. Dinner included.

YOUNG-AT-HEART SPRING TEA – Thursday, March 1 after the 12:00 noon Mass in the Parish Hall.

Tickets $ 5.00 members. $ 7:00 non-members will be available before the event.

New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services. Wednesday Evenings February 29
to March 28 at 7:30 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion.
1. Wed., Feb. 29: “The Body as a Living Sacrifice” at First Presbyterian Church, 335 Seventh Street.

2. Wed., March 7: “Prayer and the Body”. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street.
3. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.
4. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.
5. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 E.Columbia Street.

The Bulletin | Feb 19

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday, March 2 at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501-4th Avenue, New Westminster at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome!

ASH WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 22, LENT BEGINS Mass Times: 12:00 Noon

7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in Lent after the Noon Mass.

Lent is a preparation of Easter, a time of conversion, growth, repentance, almsgiving and prayer.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstaining from meat for all adults.
Lent is a final preparation for catechumens and candidates who will receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.
We are all called to repentance and renewal in which we can celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver is assigned days during the year for Eucharistic Adoration. We are having it on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, February 23: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.
Friday, February 24: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

There are sign-up sheets at the back of the Church to assure that someone will be in the Church during these times.

EVENTS HOSTED BY ST. MARK’S COLLEGE AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE:
1. Pluto and the Vatican: Feb. 25, doors open at 6 pm. Public lecture begins at 7 pm. at HR MacMillan

Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Admission by donation.
2. Discarded Worlds: Feb. 27, doors open at 6:30 pm. Lecture begins at 7 pm. Hebb Theatre at UBC,

2045 East Mall. Vancouver. Free admission. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services. Wednesday Evenings February 29 to March 28 at 7:30 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion.
1. Wed., Feb. 29: “The Body as a Living Sacrifice” at First Presbyterian Church, 335 Seventh Street.
2. Wed., March 7: “Prayer and the Body”. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street.

3. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.
4. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.
5. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 E.Columbia Street.

Prayer Requests | Feb 19

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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Joseph Sebellin and Christine Leary.

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

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 12

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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall Marlon Peters and Joseph Sebellin.

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

The Bulletin | Feb 12

If you have a family member living in a senior’s home or long term care hospital, please let the parish office know so someone can visit and bring them communion if they wish to receive.

If a parishioner needs a ride to Mass on any weekend, please phone the office and we will find someone to bring you to the Church and take you home.

We are looking for a wheelchair in case it may be needed at the Church. If someone has one to sell or to donate to the Parish, please phone the office.

GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER (GIFT) – Wednesday, March 14. Volunteers needed. If you can help please contact the parish office.

ZUMBA FITNESS: Time changed to 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS invite you to belong to our organization. For information please call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030 or rgiddens@shaw.ca.

CONSIDER THE INCREASING COSTS OF OUR PARISH…….PLEASE REVIEW YOUR SUNDAY GIFT.
As the New Year begins, please consider the costs associated with operating our parish. Your offertory gifts help make the many ministries, outreach programs and community support activities in our parish possible. Most importantly, you help maintain our place of worship for you and your family to use each week.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: We are anxious to have one or two new members to join our group.
Our main work is daily visiting and distribution of food vouchers to needy people and families in New Westminster. We need people who live in NW and have the ability to get around and are willing to commit to such work for approximately half an hour per day for one week each month. Monthly meetings lasting less than an hour are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm in the Meeting Room. Please call Paul at 604-526-0014 if you are interested and would like to give it a try.

EVENTS HOSTED BY ST. MARK’S COLLEGE AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE.

The 2012 Carr Lecture with Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ.
1. Pluto and the Vatican: How do science and religion handle changes in our understanding of reality?

Feb. 25. Doors open at 6 pm. Public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at the HR MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Admission by donation.

2. Discarded Worlds: Astronomical ideas that were almost correct. Feb. 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. Hebb Theatre at UBC, 2045 East Mall, Vancouver. Free admission.

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New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services. Wednesday Evenings February 29 to March 28 at 7:30 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion.
1. Wed., Feb. 29: “The Body as a Living Sacrifice” at First Presbyterian Church, 335 Seventh Street.
2. Wed., March 7: “Prayer and the Body”. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street.

3. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.
4. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.
5. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 E.Columbia Street.

The Bulletin | Feb 5

Parishioners who have old palms, can drop them off in the lid provided at the church entrance. 

If you have a family member living in a senior’s home or long term care hospital, please let the parish office know so someone can visit and bring them communion if they wish to receive.

If a parishioner needs a ride to Mass on any weekend, please phone the office and we will find someone to bring you to the Church and take you home.

GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER (GIFT) – Wednesday, March 14. Volunteers needed. If you can help please contact the parish office. GIFT Meeting – Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm.

We are looking for a wheelchair in case it may be needed at the Church. If someone has one to sell or to donate to the Parish, please phone the office.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12. All adults and children whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive this sacrament.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS invite you to belong to our organization. For information please call Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030 or rgiddens@shaw.ca.

LINE DANCING WILL CONTINUE FRIDAY, February 10, 7 to 9 PM until the end of April. 

CONSIDER THE INCREASING COSTS OF OUR PARISH…….PLEASE REVIEW YOUR SUNDAY GIFT.

As the New Year begins, please consider the costs associated with operating our parish. Your offertory gifts help make the many ministries, outreach programs and community support activities in our parish possible. Most importantly, you help maintain our place of worship for you and your family to use each week.

EVENTS HOSTED BY ST. MARK’S COLLEGE AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE. 

The 2012 Carr Lecture with Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ.

1. Pluto and the Vatican: How do science and religion handle changes in our understanding of reality?

Feb. 25. Doors open at 6 pm. Public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at the HR MacMillan Space Centre, 

1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Admission by donation.

2. Discarded Worlds: Astronomical ideas that were almost correct. Feb. 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Lecture begins at 7 p.m. Hebb Theatre at UBC, 2045 East Mall, Vancouver. Free admission.

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New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services. Wednesday Evenings February 29 to March 28 at 7:30 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion. 

1. Wed., Feb. 29: “The Body as a Living Sacrifice” at First Presbyterian Church, 335 Seventh Street.

2. Wed., March 7: “Prayer and the Body”. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street.

3. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.

4. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.

5. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 E.Columbia Street.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 5

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall Marlon Peters and Joseph Sebelin.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Nicholas VanderZalm who passed away on Sunday, January 29. 

Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February 4.

The Bulletin | Jan 29

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be serving a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, February 5 after the 9 and 11 am Masses.

Parishioners who have old palms, can drop them off in the lid provided at the church entrance. 

If you have a family member living in a senior’s home or long term care hospital, please let the parish office know so someone can visit and bring them communion if they wish to receive.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION – Friday, February 3 from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. 

LAST LINE DANCING will be held on Friday, February 3. No more line dancing until further notice. 

If a parishioner needs a ride to Mass on any weekend, please phone the office and we will find someone to bring you to the Church and take you home.

We are looking for a wheelchair in case it may be needed at the Church. If someone has one to sell or to donate to the Parish, please phone the office.

BC CATHOLIC COLLECTION (Saturday/Sunday, February 4/5): 

On February 4 and 5, parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be taking up an important Second Collection. The Catholic Press collection is held once a year to help your parish mail The B.C. Catholic weekly newspaper to Catholic homes. On February 4 and 5, please us the special BC Catholic Envelope in your envelope set to make a donation.

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New Westminster Churches present the Community Lenten Services. Wednesday Evenings February 29 to March 28 at 7:00 pm: Prayer, Refreshments, Presentation, Discussion. 

1. Wed., Feb. 29: “The Body as a Living Sacrifice” at First Presbyterian Church, 335 Seventh Street.

2. Wed., March 7: “Prayer and the Body”. Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 930 Cumberland Street.

3. Wed., March 14: “Liturgical Dance”. Shiloh United Church, 1111 Sixth Avenue.

4. Wed., March 21: “No Body By Request”. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.

5. Wed., March 28: “The Resurrection of the Body”. Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 Columbia Street.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 29

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk and Grace McFall. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Gordon Finlayson who passed away on Monday, January 23. Memorial Mass on Friday, February 3 at noon.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 22

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk and Grace McFall.

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

Prayer Requests | Jan 15

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk and Grace McFall. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 8

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk and Grace McFall. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit..

Your cooperation in helping us maintain a fragrance free environment is greatly appreciated.

Prayers for the Sick | Jan 1

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, 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, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk and Grace McFall.

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

The Bulletin | Jan 1

FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – January 6 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. 

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

BIBLE STUDY: There will be no Bible Study on January 2 and 9.

ZUMBA FITNESS from Tuesday, January 3, to Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 6 – 7 pm in the Hall. Learn the Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reageton and more moves. $ 5.00 / person. Half the amt goes to the parish.

MANY THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD WISHES AND GIFTS – Fr. Martin Moser 

A Big Thank You to Toni De Marchi for the lovely floral arrangements & decorations she set up in the front of the church for Christmas.

Today we ask for a blessing for all volunteers at the various care homes. 

Queen’s Park Team: Ivor Brown, Roberta Coyle, Ann Crandall, Edie Dadey, Julia Doyle, Mary Gorman, Sharon Irvine, Helen Krayachie, Roland Lacasse, Louisa Lacasse, Tom McIntosh, Tess Marier, Anne Smith, Grace Villanueva and Remy Valdez.

Royal City Manor: Ivor Brown, Marisa Brown, Brian Hughes & Verna Hughes.

Kiwanis Care Centre: Ray & Pat Scobie.

Communion to the Sick: Roland & Louisa Lacasse, Lea Sims, Maria Melim, Ivor Brown, Grace Villanueva, Brian & Verna Hughes.

Special thanks to Tom McIntosh for all of his good works. 

DEVOUTLY RELIGIOUS AND CRITICALLY SCIENTIFIC – Can You Be Both? 

A presentation by St. Mark’s Continuing Education – Is it possible to be devoutly religious and critically scientific? Fr. John McCarthy, S. J, will claim that you can. Join as this assumption is examined and learn the Catholic view of science and faith. St. Joseph the Worker Parish on January 7, 14 and 21, 10 am to noon. For more information or to register, email continuinged@stmarkscollege.ca. or call 604-822-6862.

GROWING THROUGH SUFFERING by SR. ANN SHIELDS: 

Internationally noted speaker, author of many books and radio host Sr. Ann Shields will speak at the one day conference to be held on January 14, 10 am to 4:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Tickets are $10, includes coffee and snacks, bring a bagged lunch. More info: 604-435-9611 ext. 230 or 604-454-3143; visit www.stmarysvancouver.ca; or email servant_ablaze2011@yahoo.ca.

Emergency Relief Appeal for Flooding in the Philippines: Development & Peace is committing $50,000 towards humanitarian aid in the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Donations can be made by phone, 1-888-234-8533, online at www.devp.org, or by sending a cheque made out to Development and Peace (please indicate Philippine Floods) at 1425 Rene-Levesque Blvd. W. 3rd Flr, Montreal, QC, H3G 1T7.

The Bulletin | Dec 25

2012 ENVELOPES: Please pick up your designated 2012 Envelope Box from the foyer of the Church Hall.

Make sure to put your full name, address and telephone number on the January envelopes.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: A Big Thank You TO: PREP Coordinators – Peter McConville & Christie Bruce. Teachers & Assistants: Catalina Trinidad/Annabella Almonte, Jennifer Vander Zalm, Robin Smith/Niuvy Rochabrun, Wally Licas/Evangelina Villanueva, Marisa Brown, Eufemia Muralla and Rob Kok for a successful Christmas Pageant.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO: Peter Von Reidemann and Jennifer Vander Zalm who provided the music.

BIBLE STUDY: There will be no Bible Study on December 26, January 2 and 9. 

NEW YEAR’S MASSES: 

Saturday, December 31, New Year’s Eve 9 AM & 5 PM MASSES. 

Sunday, January 1, New Year’s Day MASSES AT 9 AM, 11 AM and 5 PM. 

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE CHOIR DIRECTORS, SOLOISTS,ACCOMPANISTS AND SINGERS: 

Saturday, 5 pm Mass: Billy Keenan, Grace Kim and Dennis Delgado. 

Sunday, 9/11 am Masses: Sloane Drennan and Victoria Thieu. 

Filipino Choir: Bert and Darlette Gomez, Raffy Comiso, M. J. Ytac, Agnes Limbo. 

Youth Choir: Peter Von Reidemann, Jennifer Vander Zalm and Rob Kok. 

DEVOUTLY RELIGIOUS AND CRITICALLY SCIENTIFIC – Can You Be Both? 

A presentation by St. Mark’s Continuing Education – Is it possible to be devoutly religious and critically scientific? Fr. John McCarthy, S. J, will claim that you can. However, the popular voice still speaks of the conflict between science and religion, as if two solitudes exist that will never meet. Join as this assumption is examined and learn the Catholic view of science and faith. St. Joseph the Worker Parish on January 7, 14 and 21, 10 am to noon. Cost $ 50 includes all materials. For more information or to register, email continuinged@stmarkscollege.ca. or call 604-822-6862.

GROWING THROUGH SUFFERING by SR. ANN SHIELDS: 

Internationally noted speaker, author of many books and radio host Sr. Ann Shields will speak at the one day conference to be held on January 14, 10 am to 4:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Tickets are $10, includes coffee and snacks, bring a bagged lunch. More info: 604-435-9611 ext. 230 or 604-454-3143; visit www.stmarysvancouver.ca; or email servant_ablaze2011@yahoo.ca.

THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES – Sunday, January 15 with Mass celebrate by Archbishop J. Michael Miller at St. Helen’s Parish at 5 pm. Email:evollet@rcav.org for more information.

ZUMBA FITNESS from Tuesday, January 3, to Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 6 – 7 pm in the Hall. Learn the Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reageton and more moves. $ 5.00 / person. Half the amt goes to the parish.

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