The Bulletin

Prayers for the Sick | Dec 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 and Grace McFall.

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

The Bulletin | Dec 18

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: The Social Justice Committee would like to thank all parishioners for their generosity and donations towards Luke 15 House.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Members of St. Vincent de Paul are very thankful for assistance in making the 105 Christmas Hampers possible because of your cash, food donations and gifts. A special thank you to the CWL and the Knights of Columbus for their generous cash donations, and to all the volunteers, who helped in sorting out the non-perishable food items and transportation for the delivery of the hampers.

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

PARISHIONERS IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES – Please pick up your schedule from the back of the church.

PREP: All parishioners are invited to the Christmas Pageant on Wed., Dec. 21 at 7 pm in the Church. 

BIBLE STUDY: There will be no Bible Study on December 19, 26, January 2 and 9. 

POSTURES IN THE LITURGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF VANCOUVER: 

1. When we come into the Church we genuflect or bow to the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.

2. During the Eucharistic Liturgy:

– We stand from the invitation “Pray Brothers and Sisters” before the Prayer over the Gifts until the end of the

“Holy, Holy”;

– We kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer;

– We stand at the beginning of the invitation to pray the Lord’s Prayer until the end of the “Lamb of God”;

– We kneel from the end of the “Lamb of God” until Holy Communion;

– We make a bow of the head to the Body and Blood of Christ before receiving Holy Communion;

– We bow when we pass in front of the tabernacle during the Liturgy;

3. Eucharistic Ministers genuflect or bow before they take the Eucharist from the tabernacle.

4. When receiving Communion, consume the host immediately before returning to your place.

BLUE CHRISTMAS: A Light in the Darkness. A quiet service for those who are struggling with the holiday season. Sunday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.at Shiloh Sixth Ave United Church, 1111 6th Avenue, New West. 

CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE: Celebrate the birth of Christ and be a Light to the World. CHALICE, a Catholic Sponsorship Program, has released their Christmas catalogue that allows you purchase a gift for a loved one that will be allocated to a child or family in the developing world. Catalogues at the back of the church.

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.

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR DEANERY – 7 PM..

Sunday, December 18 Saint Michael’s – 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby.

Monday, December 19 – Holy Spirit – 244 Lawrence Street, New Westminster.

Our Lady of Assumption – 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam.

Tuesday, December 20 Saint Francis de Sales – 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby.

Saint Luke’s – 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge.

Wednesday, December 21 Sts. Cyril & Methodius – 472 E. 8th Avenue, New Westminster.

All Saints – 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam.

Our Lady of Lourdes – 828 Laval Street, Coquitlam.

Thursday, December 22 Our Lady of Fatima – 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASSES: 

CAROLS WILL BE SUNG BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES. 

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve NO 9 AM MASS. 

MASSES AT 6 PM, 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT. 

Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day 11 AM MASS. 

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. 

Prayers for the Sick | Dec 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 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 | Dec 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 and Julia Doyle.

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

 

The Bulletin | Dec 11

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE will be preparing Christmas gift bags to be delivered to the residents of Luke 15 House. Some suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toothpaste, toiletries, t-shirts, slippers, underwear, books, magazines, games, calendars, (PLEASE, NO USED ITEMS). Also gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonalds or movies. Today is the last day to give your donations.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY We thank you for your cash donations of Last Sunday. Your support is very much appreciated. All gifts should be in by Dec. 16. Make sure that the label is put on the parcel and not left in the envelope. Christmas hampers will be delivered on December 17. We are in need of drivers and helpers to distribute these hampers. If you can help contact Corrie at 604-520-6140. Thank you very much.

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

PARISHIONERS IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES – Please pick up your schedule from the back of the church.

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.

CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE: Celebrate the birth of Christ and be a Light to the World. CHALICE, a Catholic Sponsorship Programme, has released their Christmas catalogue that allows you purchase a gift for a loved one that will be allocated to a child or family in the developing world. Catalogues at the back of the church.

Wednesday, December 14, Mass will be at 9 am rather than 12:00 noon.

POSTURES IN THE LITURGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF VANCOUVER:

1. When we come into the Church we genuflect or bow to the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.

2. During the Eucharistic Liturgy:

– We stand from the invitation “Pray Brothers and Sisters” before the Prayer over the Gifts until the end of the

“Holy, Holy”;

– We kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer;

– We stand at the beginning of the invitation to pray the Lord’s Prayer until the end of the “Lamb of God”;

– We kneel from the end of the “Lamb of God” until Holy Communion;

– We make a bow of the head to the Body and Blood of Christ before receiving Holy Communion;

– We bow when we pass in front of the tabernacle during the Liturgy;

3. Eucharistic Ministers genuflect or bow before they take the Eucharist from the tabernacle.

4. When receiving Communion, consume the host immediately before returning to your place.

ALTAR SERVERS’ APPRECIATION: In appreciation for their service to the church, St. Peters would like to treat all altar servers to a movie. The movie we plan to see is “Hugo” a family/suspense/thriller movie. On Saturday, December 17th please meet at SilverCity Cinemas located at 170 Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam. The movie starts at 12:15 so please be there by 12:00 latest. As the movie lasts 2 hrs & 7 mins. be picked up by 2:30 pm. If you are planning to attend, please call Marisa at 604-523-0573.

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR DEANERY – 7 PM.

Monday, December 12 Saint Joseph’s – 140 Moody Street, Port Moody.

Tuesday, December 13 Saint Patrick’s – 22561 – 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Thursday, December 15 Saint Peter’s.

Our Lady of Mercy – 7455 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby.

Saint Clare of Assisi – 1320 Johnson Street, Coquitlam.

Sunday, December 18 Saint Michael’s – 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby.

Monday, December 19 – Holy Spirit – 244 Lawrence Street, New Westminster.

Our Lady of Assumption – 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam.

Tuesday, December 20 Saint Francis de Sales – 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby.

Saint Luke’s – 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge.

Wednesday, December 21 Sts. Cyril & Methodius – 472 E. 8th Avenue, New Westminster.

All Saints – 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam.

Our Lady of Lourdes – 828 Laval Street, Coquitlam.

Thursday, December 22 Our Lady of Fatima – 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASSES:

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve NO 9 AM MASS.

MASSES AT 6 PM, 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day 11 AM MASS.

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

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

 

 

The Bulletin | Dec 4

LECTORS/COMMENTATORS: Please pick up your labelled Sunday Missal from the back of the church.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will again this year be preparing Christmas gift bags to be delivered to the residents of Luke 15 House, beginning today, & December 11. Some suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toothpaste, toiletries, t-shirts, slippers, underwear, books, magazines, games, calendars, (PLEASE, NO USED ITEMS). Also gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonalds or movies.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY once again is making preparations for the Christmas Hampers. There are already 105 requests on the list and there will be more requests for hampers to come. We need your support in cash donations and/or non perishable food items. A Christmas tree is set up with envelopes attached. Inside of the envelopes there is a label with the name of a person to buy a present for. Make sure that the label is put on the parcel and not left in the envelope. Christmas hampers will be delivered on December 17. We are in need of drivers and helpers to distribute these hampers. If you can help please contact Corrie at 604-520-6140. Your gift must be in not later than December 16. Thank you very much.

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

FINANCE MEETING – Wednesday, December 7 at 8 pm in the Meeting Room.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm in the Meeting Room.

POSTURES IN THE LITURGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF VANCOUVER:

1. When we come into the Church we genuflect or bow to the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.

2. During the Eucharistic Liturgy:

– We stand from the invitation “Pray Brothers and Sisters” before the Prayer over the Gifts until the end of the

“Holy, Holy”;

– We kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer;

– We stand at the beginning of the invitation to pray the Lord’s Prayer until the end of the “Lamb of God”;

– We kneel from the end of the “Lamb of God” until Holy Communion;

– We make a bow of the head to the Body and Blood of Christ before receiving Holy Communion;

– We bow when we pass in front of the tabernacle during the Liturgy;

3. Eucharistic Ministers genuflect or bow before they take the Eucharist from the tabernacle.

4. When receiving Communion, consume the host immediately before returning to your place.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TOWARDS THE OBLATE KENYA MISSION. Amt. $ 4,070.00.

ALTAR SERVERS’ APPRECIATION: In appreciation for their service to the church, St. Peters would like to treat all altar servers to a movie. The movie we plan to see is “Hugo” a family/suspense/thriller movie. On Saturday, December 17th please meet at SilverCity Cinemas located at 170 Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam. The movie starts at 12:15 so please be there by 12:00 latest. As the movie lasts 2 hrs & 7 mins. be picked up by 2:30 pm. If you are planning to attend, please call Marisa at 604-523-0573.

CHRISTMAS CAKES can be picked up in the hall at the Pancake Breakfast and back of the church after the

5 pm Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE: Celebrate the birth of Christ and be a Light to the World. CHALICE, a Catholic Sponsorship Programme, has released their Christmas catalogue that allows you purchase a gift for a loved one that will be allocated to a child or family in the developing world. Catalogues at the back of the church.

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR DEANERY – 7 PM.

Monday, December 12

  • Saint Joseph’s – 140 Moody Street, Port Moody.

Tuesday, December 13

  • Saint Patrick’s – 22561 – 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Thursday, December 15

  • Saint Peter’s.
  • Our Lady of Mercy – 7455 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby.
  • Saint Clare of Assisi – 1320 Johnson Street, Coquitlam.

Sunday, December 18

  • Saint Michael’s – 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby.
  • Monday, December 19 – Holy Spirit – 244 Lawrence Street, New Westminster.
  • Our Lady of Assumption – 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam.

Tuesday, December 20

  • Saint Francis de Sales – 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby.
  • Saint Luke’s – 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge.

Wednesday, December 21

  • Sts. Cyril & Methodius – 472 E. 8th Avenue, New Westminster.
  • All Saints – 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes – 828 Laval Street, Coquitlam.

Thursday, December 22

  • Our Lady of Fatima – 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam.


 

Prayers for the Sick | Dec 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 and Julia Doyle.

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

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 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, 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 and Julia Doyle.

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

 

The Bulletin | Nov 27

LECTORS/COMMENTATORS: Please pick up your labelled Sunday Missal from the back of the church.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will again this year be preparing Christmas gift bags to be delivered to the residents of Luke 15 House,beginning today, December 4 & 11. Some suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toothpaste, toiletries, t-shirts, slippers, underwear, books, magazines, games, calendars, (PLEASE, NO USED ITEMS). Also gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonalds or movies.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY once again is making preparations for the Christmas Hampers. There are already 105 requests on the list and there will be more requests for hampers to come. For this project we need your support in cash donations and/or non perishable food items. A Christmas tree will be set up with envelopes attached. Inside of the envelopes there is a label with the name of a person to buy a present for. Please make sure that the label is put on the parcel and not left in the envelope. Christmas hampers will be delivered on December 17. Your gift must be in not later than December 16. Your donations and assistance with helping the poor is very much appreciated for which we thank you very much.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – First Friday of the month December 2, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

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

POSTURES IN THE LITURGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF VANCOUVER:

1. When we come into the Church we genuflect or bow to the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.

2. During the Eucharistic Liturgy:

– We stand from the invitation “Pray Brothers and Sisters” before the Prayer over the Gifts until the end of

the “Holy, Holy”;

– We kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer;

– We stand from the beginning of the invitation to pray the Lord’s Prayer until the end of the “Lamb of God”;

– We kneel from the end of the “Lamb of God” until Holy Communion;

– We make a bow of the head to the Body and Blood of Christ before receiving Holy Communion;

– We bow when we pass in front of the tabernacle during the Liturgy

3. Eucharistic Ministers genuflect or bow before they take the Eucharist from the tabernacle.

Please welcome Deacon Ron Jenkins today who will speak about CHALICE – A Canadian Catholic Sponsorship Program. He will explain how you can help a destitute child at one of 48 mission sites in 15 developing countries. The website is www.chalice.ca.

Deacon Ron Jenkins was ordained in 1988 in the Diocese of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He has travelled to missions in South America, Haiti, Africa and Ukraine. He has been a speaker with CHALICE since 1994 and his full-time ministry is Coordinator of Appeals.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having their delicious pancake and sausage breakfast after the 9 and 11 am Masses, Sunday, December 4th. Any adult male who would like to join the Knights of Columbus or would like some info about the Knights, contact Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030.

YOUTH MINISTRY SUNDAY – December 3/4, 2011.

The purpose of this archdiocesan collection is to assist the work of Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry(OYYAM) in providing formation, training and support for youth and young adult ministry. Youth ministry in our diocese continues to grow, as evidenced by the number of parishes with youth ministry programming, and the number of participants at diocesan events and training opportunities. Parishes with active youth ministry programming will receive a rebate from this collection. Please be generous.

If someone would like to buy a Sunday Missal, please see Margarete Bradley. They cost $ 3.00.

The Respect Life Office would like to bring to your attention to a serious threat to the right to life in Canada of the elderly, disabled and dying.

On November 14, 2011, the Carter vs. Attorney General of Canada court case began. Kay Carter committed suicide at the Dignitas euthanasia “clinic” in Switzerland. Gloria Taylor lives in BC with ALS. The BC Civil Liberties Association has brought this case to court on behalf of Carter and Taylor to establish a so-called “right” to euthanasia and assisted suicide. If they win, the court ruling will legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Please check out the website for more information www.epcbc.ca

If you have e-mail access you can sign the petition at http://www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca/signonline.htm and those without can sign on Dec 3/4 at the back of the church at the 5pm Masses or at the Pancake Breakfast at the 9 & 11 Masses.

 

 

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 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, 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 and Alfred deSouza.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Norma Barlow who passed away on Wednesday November 9 and Dorothea Josey who passed away on Thursday, November 10.

 

The Bulletin | Nov 20

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THE GIFT CELEBRATION held on Wednesday, November 16 a SUCCESS. GUEST SPEAKER: Sr.Cecilia Hudec.

PLANNING TEAM: Angie Kok (Coordinator), Liz DaSilva, Barry Dubbin, Margarete Bradley, Marisa Brown, Rob Kok, Wally Licas, Marian MacDougall, Anna Rekowska, Alicia Piper, Vern Piper, Catalina Trinidad and Magda VanZyl. VOLUNTEERS: Anna Almonte, Elvis Atienza, Melody Atienza, Andy Boch, Stefanie Boch, Kath Conolly, Sloane Drennan, Patricia Hunt, Carole McConville, Nora Riordan, Gerry Spindor, and Krista Tibay. YOUTH WHO SERVED DINNER: Sandra Basheer, Tim Basheer, Sara Gaber, Gabriel Simmer, Shelby Ranville, Emmy Ranville and Ellen Wakely.

YOUNG-AT-HEART CHRISTMAS DINNER – Thursday, December 1 after the noon Mass. Tickets will be sold before the 9 and 11 am Masses today and November 27. Tickets: Members – $ 20.

Non-Members – $ 25. Only 60 tickets will be sold, so please get your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

LECTORS/COMMENTATORS: Please pick up your labelled Sunday Missal from the back of the church.

November has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary.

We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2010.

Grace Brummitt, James Cahill, William D’Souza, Kenneth Diewold, Elizabeth Garnot, Michael Glavin, Patricia Grout, Paul Hughes, Bernard King, Anne Kump, Janine Lebastard, Lucy Licas, Leo Licas, Philippe Andre Marie Lohe, Mary Jane (Babs) McConville, Thomas McCrossan, Harold McKenzie, Claire Menzies, Jerry Rabnett, Theresa Reimer, John Waller, Mabel Walker, Katherine Worms and Al Wunderlich. We also remember and pray for Ervin Goda who died on November 13, 2001.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: We will again this year be preparing Christmas gift bags to be delivered to the residents of Luke 15 House, beginning next weekend, Sunday November 27, December 4 & 11. Some suggestions would be new socks, gloves, scarves, candy, toothpaste, toiletries, t-shirts, slippers, underwear, books, magazines, games, calendars, (PLEASE, NO USED ITEMS). Also gift cards to Tim Horton’s, McDonalds or movies.

Archbishop’s letter last Sunday re: Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace’s Fall Action. The letter stated the campaign will be taking place Sunday November 13th. Here at St. Peter’s we will be presenting the action in early January 2012.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY once again is making preparations for the Christmas Hampers. There are already 105 requests on the list and there will be more requests for hampers to come. For this project we need your support in cash donations and/or non perishable food items. As in previous years a Christmas tree will be set up next Sunday with envelopes attached. Inside of the envelopes there is a label with the name of a person to buy a present for. Please make sure that the label is put on the parcel and not left in the envelope. Christmas hampers will be delivered on December 17. Your gift must be in not later than December 16. Your donations and assistance with helping the poor is very much appreciated for which we thank you very much.

ST. PETER’S CWL BAZAAR held on Saturday, October 29 realized an amount of $ 6,766.62.

ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL MASS FOR LIFE: Archbishop’s Annual Mass for Life will be on Saturday, November 26 at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Rosary at 6:30 pm and Mass at 7 pm. Reception to follow. Donation of finger foods appreciated; please bring to hall before Mass.

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING – November 20.

“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” In today’s readings we see that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who will care for us in our time of need. However our relationship with Jesus should not be all take and no give. We, in turn, are expected to care for one another just as Jesus cares for us.

 

 

The Bulletin | Nov 13

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) ADVENT – PREPARE! STAY AWAKE! Sr. Cecilia Hudec will be the Guest Speaker. All are welcome. Join us on Wednesday, November 16, 5pm to 8 pm in the Parish Hall. Pre-Registration is required. Tickets: Adults $ 10, Children (5-11) and seniors $ 5, Family of 3 or more $ 25 will be on sale after mass today.

YOUNG-AT-HEART CHRISTMAS DINNER – Thursday, December 1 after the noon Mass. Tickets will be sold before the 9 and 11 am Masses on November 20/27. Tickets: Members: $ 20. Non-Members: $ 25. Only 60 tickets will be sold, so please get your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

SENIORS KEEPFIT EXERCISES CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

LINE DANCING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7 – 9 pm, instead of November 18.

LECTORS/COMMENTATORS: Please pick up your labelled Sunday Missal from the back of the church.

Next Weekend, November 19/20, there will be a special collection after communion for the Oblate Mission in Kenya.

Reverend and dear Father:

I am writing to ask you to actively promote the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace’s (CCODP) fall action campaign entitled: “The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor.”

The success of CCODP relies to a great degree on the cooperation of the priests of the Archdiocese. Without your active promotion, CCODP’s efforts would bear little fruit.

Across the Archdiocese, this year’s fall action campaign will take place on Sunday, November 13. You can contribute to the success of this educational initiative by assisting your parish’s CCODP group or, if none exists, by encouraging other organizations; for example, the CWL or Knights of Columbus to undertake the campaign.

Parishioners wanting to form a group or who would like more information should contact Mr. John Gabor at jgabor@devp.org, 604.864.6383.

With cordial best wishes and the assurance of my prayers, I remain, Fraternally yours in Christ,

J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver

November has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary.

We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2010.

Grace Brummitt, James Cahill, William D’Souza, Kenneth Diewold, Elizabeth Garnot, Michael Glavin, Patricia Grout, Paul Hughes, Bernard King, Anne Kump, Janine Lebastard, Lucy Licas, Leo Licas, Philippe Andre Marie Lohe, Mary Jane (Babs) McConville, Thomas McCrossan, Harold McKenzie, Claire Menzies, Terry Rabnett, Theresa Reimer, John Waller, Mabel Walker, Katherine Worms and Al Wunderlich.

THE CATHOLIC FORUM invites you to explore Evangelization of those Suffering in a Godless Life presented by Dr. Paul Ungar, on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Website: http://dominicanlaity.ca/forum.

L’ARCHE GREATER VANCOUVER presents A Child is Given. Start the season with an afternoon of fine music. Sunday, November 20, 3 pm at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church, 7155 Sherbrooke Street, Vancouver (3 blocks west of Knight Street on East 55th Avenue). Free admission with an opportunity given to support L’Arche Greater Vancouver.


 

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 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, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker and Alfred deSouza.

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

 

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 6

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

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

 

The Bulletin | Nov 6

REMEMBRANCE DAY – November 11, Mass at 10 am not 12 noon.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) ADVENT – PREPARE! STAY AWAKE! All are welcome. Join us on Wednesday, November 16, 5pm to 8 pm in the Parish Hall. Pre-Registration is required. Tickets: Adults

$ 10, Children (5-11) and seniors $ 5, Family of 3 or more $ 25 will be on sale after mass today and next weekend and Wednesday November 9 at PREP.

COUNTRY 50’s/60’s Dance Saturday, November 12, 6 pm to 10:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

We’re having a country 50’s, 60’s dance to welcome back everyone from summer to the fall and winter upcoming social season. Fun for all! Dance or listen or just tap your toes, a great opportunity to get together and socialize. Please sign-up on the sheet provided at the back of the church. Tickets: $ 5.00 each at the door. Volunteers needed. Call Kim Breslin at 604-519-0588 if you can help.

CWL RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS: 1st Prize ($ 500.00) – Don Benson, 2nd Prize ($ 300.00) – Liam Doyle, 3rd Prize ($ 100.00) – Fr. Martin Moser, OMI, 4th Prize ($ 100.00) – Nicholas Vander Zalm.

November has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary.

We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2010.

Grace Brummitt, James Cahill, William D’Souza, Kenneth Diewold, Elizabeth Garnot, Michael Glavin, Patricia Grout, Paul Hughes, Bernard King, Anne Kump, Janine Lebastard, Lucy Licas, Leo Licas, Philippe Andre Marie Lohe, Mary Jane (Babs) McConville, Thomas McCrossan, Harold McKenzie, Claire Menzies, Terry Rabnett, Theresa Reimer, John Waller, Mabel Walker, Katherine Worms and Al Wunderlich.

MINISTRY OF CATECHISTS

Today we ask for a blessing for all who are involved as catechists and teachers of religion. We thank them for sharing their time & talents.

a) PREP Coordinators: Peter McConville and Christie Bruce.

CATECHISTS: Marisa Brown, Eufemia Muralla, Robert Kok, Wally Licas, Robin Smith, Catalina Trinidad and Jennifer Vander Zalm.

ASSISTANTS: Anabelle Almonte, Neivy Rochabrun, Niuvy Rochabrun, Krista Tibay and Evangelina Villanueva.

b) RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: Celine deSouza.

c) LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN: 9 am Mass – Annabelle Almonte, Mely Almonte, Maribel Bergler, Natalie Bradbear, Carole McConville, Krista Tibay, Ronalde Torchon, and Carole Wylie.

11 am Mass: LWC Coordinator – Angie Kok, Maureen Byrne, Stefanie Boch, Marian MacDougall, Anna Rekowska and Sunila Thomas.

ASSISTANTS: Elizabeth Kok, Sarah Kok and Theo Kok.

d) GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER (GIFT): Coordinator – Angie Kok.

Planning Team: Elvis Atienza, Melody Atienza, Andy Boch, Stefanie Boch, Margarete Bradley, Marisa Brown, Kath Conolly, Liz DaSilva, Sloane Drennan, Barry Dubbin, Patricia Hunt, Robert Kok, Wally Licas, Marion MacDougall, Alicia Piper, Vern Piper, Gerry Spindor and Catalina Trinidad.

THE CATHOLIC FORUM invites you to explore Evangelization of those Suffering in a Godless Life presented by Dr. Paul Ungar, on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Website: http://dominicanlaity.ca/forum.

Come and discover the harmony of the traditional doctrine of creation and the findings of modern science presented by Hugh Owen on Monday, November 14, at St. Nicholas Church, 7 to 10 pm, 20675 87th Avenue, Langley. Tuesday, November 15, at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 7 to 10 pm, 1320 Johnson Street, Coquitlam and Wednesday, November 16, Holy Family Church, 4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver. Cost by donation. Contact: Linda 778-828-4048 or Steven 778-997-1867 (psalm19@mail2world.com).


 

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 30

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

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

 

The Bulletin | Oct 30

There will be no BIBLE STUDY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 31.

FINANCE MEETING – Wednesday, November 2, 7 pm in the Rectory.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, EUCHARISTIC ADORATION from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) ADVENT – PREPARE! STAY AWAKE! All are welcome. Join us on Wednesday, November 16, 5pm to 8 pm in the Parish Hall. Pre-Registration is required. Tickets:

Adults $ 10, Children (5-11) and seniors $ 5, Family of 3 or more $ 25 will be on sale after mass today and the weekends of November 5/6/12/13 and Wednesday’s November 2/9 at PREP.

COUNTRY 50’s/60’s Dance Saturday, November 12, 6 pm to 10:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

We’re having a country 50’s, 60’s dance to welcome back everyone from summer to the fall and winter upcoming social season. Fun for all! Dance or listen or just tap your toes, a great opportunity to get together and socialize. Please sign-up on the sheet provided at the back of the church. Tickets: $ 5.00 each at the door. Volunteers needed. Call Kim Breslin at 604-519-0588 if you can help.

NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS.

November has traditionally been the month that we pray for our deceased relatives, friends and former parishioners. We will do this as a community by praying for people whose names are listed in our Book of Remembrance. Loose pages are located at the back of the Church and we invite you all to write names in the book. The Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary.

We remember our deceased parishioners who died since November 1, 2010.

Grace Brummitt, James Cahill, William D’Souza, Kenneth Diewold, Elizabeth Garnot, Michael Glavin, Patricia Grout, Paul Hughes, Bernard King, Anne Kump, Janine Lebastard, Lucy Licas, Leo Licas, Philippe Andre Marie Lohe, Mary Jane (Babs) McConville, Thomas McCrossan, Harold McKenzie, Claire Menzies, Terry Rabnett, Theresa Reimer, John Waller, Mabel Walker, Katherine Worms and

Al Wunderlich.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be serving a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast next weekend, November 6 after the 9 and 11 am Masses.

ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS: The Annual Mass for deceased bishops, priests and religious will be concelebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, with the priests of the Archdiocese. The Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral on November 3 – 12:10 pm. All parishioners are welcome at this special Liturgy. Kindly remember in your prayers this month those who have laboured for the Church in our Archdiocese and pray that the Lord will send more dedicated men and women to continue his work.

INVITATION TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS.

All are invited to the Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress, Nov. 5, at St. Matthew’s, 16079 – 88th Avenue, Surrey. Mass at 9 a.m., with Archbishop Miller. Victoria Bishop Richard Gagnon will speak, and Father Tien Tran, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, will give a presentation on the new translation of the Roman Missal. Also: All-day exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, exhibit of Vatican Eucharistic Miracles, and Benediction at 3:30 p.m. $15 includes lunch and break. Register at www.rcav.org/eucongress.

Info at 604-683-0281 or eucongress@rcav.org

Stewardship Reflection

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 30

The greatest among you will be the one who serves the rest” Jesus says in today’s Gospel. What wonderful good news for those who give of their time in service to others!

This weekend hundreds of Catholics from across Western Canada are gathering in Winnipeg for the 4th Bi-annual Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference. The WCCSC Planning Committee has asked for your prayers for the clergy, religious and lay faithful as they return to their parishes and continue in their ministry of calling the baptized to a renewed and deepened life of discipleship and stewardship. Thank you.


 

The Bulletin | Oct 23

ADVENT: Please join us for another GIFT (Growing In Faith Together) evening on Wednesday, November 16, 5pm to8 pm in the Parish Hall. This is an opportunity for all ages to participate in a focused Advent Journey. Registration will begin at 5 pm and supper will be served at 5:30 pm. Tickets: Adults $ 10, Children (5-11) and seniors $ 5, Family of 3 or more $ 25 will be on sale after mass the weekends of October 29/30, November 5/6/12/13 and Wednesday’s November 2/9 at PREP. Interested in helping? Please call the parish office.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Wednesday, October 26 at 8 pm in the Meeting Room.

The CWL Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 10 am to 3:30 pm in the Church Hall. Come join us for a fun-filled day. There will be wonderful treasures at the jewellery booth, crafts, and sewing booth, baking table and silent auction, then join us for a nice lunch. Raffle tickets sold after Mass.

ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS: The annual Mass for deceased bishops, priests and religious will be concelebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, with the priests of the Archdiocese. The Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral on November 3 – 12:10 pm. All parishioners are welcome at this special Liturgy. Kindly remember in your prayers those who have laboured for the Church in our Archdiocese and pray that the Lord will send more dedicated men and women to continue their work.

THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL – KEY POINTS IN THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION.

This summary highlights significant revisions to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, clarifies existing norms and sets out particular directives for the celebration of Mass in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This summary is not a substitute for a careful reading of the revised General Instruction and the Guidelines for Extraordinary ministers.

The Liturgical Assembly: The celebration of the Eucharist is an action of the whole Church. As the centre of the whole Christian life, the Sunday celebration is of utmost importance in the life of the parish.

Everyone who takes part in the celebration of the Eucharist should prepare for the liturgy. An atmosphere of reverent silence should characterize the church before and after Mass. This silence should also be observed within the celebration of the Mass, particularly at the following moments: after the invitation of the priest to pray, after the proclamation of the first and second readings, after the homily and after Communion.

Participation of the faithful throughout the celebration of Mass should be promoted and fostered, particularly in those parts of the Mass that are usually sung. This participation is further realized in the common postures and gestures which the faithful make or observe:

1) By bowing in the Creed at the words, “by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man”.

2) By standing from the invitation “Pray, brethren.,.”before the prayer over the offerings.

3) By kneeling during the Eucharistic Prayer after the Sanctus until after the singing of the Amen.

4) By bowing to the Eucharistic elements as a sign of reverence before receiving the Body and Blood of the Lord.

5) By standing or kneeling (according to the custom of the parish) for the reception of Holy Communion.

The faithful should normally receive Communion consecrated at the same Mass. They may receive the host either on the tongue or in the hand. Self-Intinction (the communicant himself dipping the Host in the chalice) is never permitted.

The Priest: The Eucharistic Liturgy is the gift of God to His Church. No one, even a priest, is permitted to add, remove or change anything in the celebration of the Mass, except where the norms allow for a choice among options or permit extemporaneous words.

When the tabernacle is located in the sanctuary of the church, the priest and ministers genuflect before it when they approach the altar and when the procession leave at the end of Mass; when passing in front of the tabernacle during the liturgy, a bow is made rather than a genuflection.

Prayers which the priest prays in his own name (i.e., before reading the Gospel, at the preparation of the gifts and before and after the Communion of the priest) are said quietly.

It is very appropriate that the priest sing those parts of the Eucharistic Prayer for which musical notation is provided.

The celebrating priest and concelebrants receive Communion before distributing it to anyone else. The priest or deacon hand the communion vessels to the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Concelebrating priests wear chasubles, unless the number of concelebrants precludes it.

The Deacon: During the procession at the beginning of Mass, the deacon carrying the Book of the Gospels precedes the concelebrant and places the Book of the Gospels on the altar. In the absence of a deacon, a lector may carry the book of the Gospels. The deacon announces the intentions at the Prayers of the Faithful. The deacon should kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer from the epiclesis to the elevation of the chalice. i.e. just before the Memorial Acclamation. The deacon receives Communion under both species from the priest after the priest’s own Communion. If Communion is distributed under both species, the deacon ministers the Precious Blood.

The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: The Archdiocese of Vancouver has distributed detailed guidelines for the service of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

COUNTRY 50’s/60’s Dance Saturday, November 12, 6 pm to 10:30 pm in the Parish Hall. We’re having a country 50’s, 60’s dance to welcome back everyone from summer to the fall and winter upcoming social season. Fun for all! Dance or listen or just tap your toes, a great opportunity to get together and socialize. Tickets: $ 5.00 each at the door. Volunteers needed. Call Kim Breslin at 604-519-0588 if you can help.

 

Prayer for the Sick | Oct 23

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

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

The Bulletin | Oct 16

GIFT: Growing in Faith Together. Save the date! Wednesday, November 16, “Advent”.
Interested in helping? Please call the parish office.

ST. PETER’S MINISTRY FAIR: will be held on Saturday/Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd after mass.

COUNTRY 50’s/60’s dance has been postponed to Saturday, November 12, 6 pm to 10:30 pm.
Volunteers needed. Call Kim Breslin at 604-519-0588 if you can help.

Dear Friends in Christ:
Our Baptism calls each of us to be missionary: to share our faith and to participate actively in the Church’s vocation to bring the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ to everyone. World Mission Sunday, October 23, gives us the opportunity to reach out to more than two-thirds of the world’s people who have yet to hear the Gospel of Christ or to experience his abiding love through the word and witness of missionaries.
Through World Mission Sunday our Holy Father Pope Benedict calls us to a universal celebration, a worldwide recommitment to the Church’s evangelizing mission. Our beloved Blessed John Paul II wrote: “Missionary activity renews the Church, revitalizes faith and Christian identity, and offers fresh enthusiasm and new incentive. Faith is strengthened when it is given to others!” (Redemptoris Missio. 2).
With cordial greetings and the assurance of my prayers for you and your families, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver

THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL – POSTURES & GESTURES.
In the celebration of the Mass we raise our hearts, minds and voices to God. As creatures composed of body as well as spirit, we pray with our bodies. During Mass we assume different postures: standing, kneeling and sitting. We also make a variety of gestures: bowing, signing ourselves, exchanging a sign or peace, processing to the altar. These postures and gestures are not merely ceremonial. They carry a profound meaning when done consciously, with understanding and faith. Through these postures and gestures, we participate in the liturgy more attentively.

Standing is a sign of respect and honour. From the earliest days of the Church, standing has been understood as the stance of those who are risen with Christ and seek the things that are above (see Colossians 5). When we stand for prayer, we assume our stature before God as a people redeemed by the blood of Christ. we stand when the celebrant and the other ministers process into the church. We stand for the Gospel because we acknowledge that it is Christ Himself speaking to us when it is proclaimed.

Kneeling signified penitence in the early Church: The awareness of our sin casts us to the ground. Kneeling has also come to signify humble adoration. It is for this reason that we kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer, from after the Sanctus until after the Great Amen and then from the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) until Communion.

Sitting is the posture of listening and meditation. The congregation sits for the first and second reading and the homily. We may also sit during the period of meditation after Holy Communion.

Gestures: The Sign of the Cross is the most familiar gesture. We make it over our bodies as we begin Mass and in the blessing at the end of Mass. This gesture, which recalls the saving death of Christ on the cross, first marked our bodies at Baptism, when we were claimed for Christ. So, too, during the sprinkling rite at the beginning of Mass or when we take holy water upon entering the church, we make the Sign of the Cross.

Genuflecting is the gesture of adoration that we make to the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Before taking our place upon entering the church, we genuflect toward the Blessed Sacrament reserved inside the tabernacle. In the procession beginning Mass, the priest and ministers genuflect to the tabernacle when it is located within the sanctuary. They also genuflect to the tabernacle upon leaving the sanctuary at the end of Mass. During the liturgy, a bow is made when passing before the tabernacle. A genuflection is made by bending the right knee to touch the ground. During the Eucharistic Prayer, the priest genuflects three times in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: after showing the Host and then the chalice to the people, and again before he speaks the invitation to Communion and receives the sacrament himself.

Bowing is a gesture of reverence. We recognize the altar as a symbol of Christ and so we stop and bow to it whenever we pass in front of it. The priest and all the ministers bow to the altar after processing to the sanctuary at the start of mass, unless the tabernacle is located in the sanctuary; in that case, they genuflect, as described above. In the Creed, we bow at the words that commemorate the Incarnation: “by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” This gesture signifies our respect and gratitude to Christ, Who humbled Himself to share our human condition in order to save us. There are other gestures that intensify our prayer at Mass. For example, during the Penitential Rite, when we pray the Confiteor (“I confess”), the action of striking the breast at the words “through my fault” can strengthen awareness that our sin is indeed our fault. In the Rite of Peace, we express through a sign that we are committed to sharing Christ’s peace. It is an expression of our desire to live in communion with one another.

A New Gesture – The General Instruction asks us to make a sign of reverence before receiving Holy Communion. The bishops of Canada have determined that our sign of reverence before receiving the Eucharist will be a bow of the head to the Body and Blood of Christ. Through this gesture we honour the living Christ who comes to us as our spiritual food. We fold our hands when receiving on the tongue or extend them one over the other when receiving in the hand. The simple bow is not repeated before receiving the Precious Blood. This gesture made by all unifies us in our visible respect for the Bread of Life and the chalice of salvation. By common postures and gestures, the Church gives witness to our solidarity in Christ. If individuals were to decide to change them to suit their own piety, that would detract from our unity as one Body. When we stand, sit, kneel, bow and sign ourselves in common ritual action, we give witness to who we are as the one Body of Christ.

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 16

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

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

The Bulletin | Oct 9

GIFT: Growing in Faith Together. Save the date! Wednesday, November 16, “Advent”. Interested in
helping? Please call the parish office.

PRAYING FOR SHELTER: A Multifaith service of readings, meditations, and music for Homelessness
Action Week will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at Sapperton Pensioners’ Hall, 318 Keary Street,
New Westminster. Everyone is welcome!

ST. PETER’S MINISTRY FAIR: will be held on Saturday/Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd after mass.
CWL BAZAAR – October 29, 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Raffle Tickets $10/bk sold after mass.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND – October 21-23, Pacific Inn, White Rock.
Contact Steve & Mary: sbohnen@interchange.ubc.ca. for information.

LINE DANCING LESSONS will be held every Friday, 7 pm to 9 pm in the Parish Hall.

COUNTRY 50’s/60’s dance has been postponed to Saturday, November 12, 6 pm to 10:30 pm.

THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL – MUSIC IN THE LITURGY.
“Thankfully sing to God psalms, hymns, and holy songs” (Colossians 3:16). From the days of the Old
Testament, God’s people have sung songs of praise and thanksgiving. Music, particularly communal singing,
has played a major role in the liturgies and devotions of the faithful.
Communal singing during the Mass expresses what our faith proclaims: we are one body, united in Christ,
offering a single prayer of praise and thanksgiving to the Father. Our singing gives voice externally to feelings
and attitudes and unites the dispositions of the community.
“A liturgical celebration can have no more solemn or pleasing feature than the whole assembly’s expressing its
faith and devotion in song” (Musicam Sacram n. 16). St. Augustine said: “they who love sing” and “he who
sings well, prays twice.”
The Importance of Singing.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal reminds us that music and singing at worship is our prayer.
Putting prayer into music helps unite us and gives expression to our prayer that words alone cannot achieve.
The Gloria that we sing during the introductory rites of the Mass is an example of a hymn of praise, meant to
be sung, not recited.
The Alleluia sung before hearing the Gospel is another expression of praise to the Lord Who is present in the
proclamation and hearing of the Gospel. Merely reciting these acclamations of praise does not adequately
convey the joy of our prayer at these points in the Mass. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal says
“every care must be taken that singing by the ministers and the people is not absent in celebration that occur
on Sundays and holy days of obligation” (n. 40).
The Church is heir to a rich repertoire of chant, polyphony, sacred music and hymns. Composers have
continually created new music for use n the liturgy in a variety of musical styles reflecting diverse cultures.
Who Should Sing?
All who participate in the liturgy should sing. Our voices are gifts from God and He asks us to use His gifts in
His praise.
Cantors and choirs have a particular ministry to support the congregation’s sing. Their role is to support the
community’s worship by drawing people more deeply into prayer.
What Should We Sing?
The parts of the Mass should be sung, especially those that are more important: the prayers proper to the
priest and dialogues between the priest and the people.
When the text of the Mass, for example the entrance antiphon, cannot be sung, a liturgical song suited to the
sacred action should be substituted, taken from the Catholic Book of Worship or another source approved by a
conference of bishops or the diocesan bishop.

KENY-YA HELP? On Mission Sunday weekend, Saturday, October 22 at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall,
(6 pm to 10 pm), 2028 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. Friends of the Oblates will host a Gourmet Buffet to
raise funds to assist the Oblate Kenyan Mission. Tickets: $ 80 each. For tickets contact the parish office at
604-522-4611 or Sacred Heart parish at 604-254-3100 or Janet Halisky at 604-809-8926.

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 9

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden
of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks,
Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria
Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug
Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire Norma
Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura
Polych, Fluorina Polych and John Pandolfo. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they
may be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Oct 2

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – First Friday of the month (October 7) from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

ST. PETER’S MINISTRY FAIR: Have you ever wanted to become a Lector or Usher or Greet people as they enter church, but weren’t sure what the responsibilities or expectations were? Now is your chance to find out! Come and have a chat with representatives of each of St. Peter’s Ministries and sign up to volunteer. Ministries seeking volunteers include Lectors, Ushers, Altar Servers, Liturgy for Children, Choir members, coffee Sunday Hosts and Hostesses and Greeters! The Ministry Fair will be held on Saturday/Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd after mass.

CWL BAZAAR – October 29, 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be jewellery, baked goods, silent auction, Christmas stalls and more. We are looking for donations of new goods for the raffle and stalls. You can also bring new items for crafts and sewing booths and used jewellery. Info: Anne (604-526-6602). Raffle Tickets will be sold after mass. $ 10/book.
LINE DANCING LESSONS will be held every Friday, 7 pm to 9 pm in the Parish Hall.

THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL – MINISTRIES & ROLES.
Each time we come together as the Body of Christ to celebrate the Eucharist, we live our vocation received in Baptism, the sacrament that gives us a share in the priesthood of Christ, uniting ourselves with Him in His self-offering to God. The liturgy of this offering, the Mass is not initiated by us, but by God, Who acts in and through the Church. It is our action to the extent that we give ourselves to this mystery of redemptive worship.
Different Roles, indispensable Ministries.
Saint Peter reminds us that we are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people”
(1 Peter 2:9-10). It is the whole community, the Body of Christ united with its Head, that celebrates the liturgy (see Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 1140) and each member has a role in the celebration.
While all the baptized are joined to the Lord in this work, some members of the Church are called to special service. Through the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests and bishops are “icons” of Christ, the one high priest (see Hebrews 7:24) in the midst of the assembly. Priests and deacons, gathered around the bishop, act always in communion with him, the pastor of the local Church, which is the diocese. The priest acts in the person of Christ (cf. Lumen Gentium, n. 10), giving voice to the prayer of the Church, presiding over the celebrations of the mysteries of our faith, preaching God’s word and feeding God’s people by ministering the Body and Blood of Christ. The deacon assists the bishop and the priest, serves the poor and proclaims the Gospel of Christ.
Tasks not specifically reserved to ordained ministers should be carried out by the lay faithful. For example, lectors proclaim the Word of God in the first and second readings, cantors and musicians lead the members of the congregation in sung prayer. Acolytes assist the bishop priest and deacon. In the absence of a sufficient number of ordained ministers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy communion assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. Ushers and greeters help to assemble the congregation for worship.
This common service expresses the “cohesion and hierarchical ordering” of the People of God (cf. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, n. 91). All liturgical ministries are important and those who discharge them have a responsibility to be prepared to serve with understanding and reverence.
The Responsibility of All the Baptized.
Besides specific roles in the celebration of the liturgy, the Church calls for the full, conscious and active participation of everyone in the worship of God. This requires the effort to be fully engaged in the liturgy, not present only as spectators. During the liturgy, all of us unite ourselves in various ways in intention and love with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

HORN OF AFRICA: The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has raised $4.7 million from Canadians. This money will be sent to their Caritas partner in East Africa to help alleviate the suffering there. Your generosity is much appreciated.

KEN-YA HELP? On Mission Sunday weekend, Saturday, October 22 at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, (6 pm 10 pm), 2028 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver. Friends of the Oblates will host a Gourmet Buffet to raise funds to assist the Oblate Kenyan Mission. Tickets: $ 80 each (a tax receipt is available for half of the ticket price) are on sale now. For tickets contact the parish office at 604-522-4611 or Sacred Heart Parish at
604-254-3100 or Janet Halisky at 604-809-8926. If you are unable to attend, but would want to support the mission, you are encouraged to buy a ticket for someone who cannot afford a ticket, or give a donation to: MAMI (Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate).

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 2

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych and John Pandolfo. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Jerry Rabnett who passed away on Thursday, September 29.

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