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Prayers for the Sick | May 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, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke, Brian Kennedy and Rose Helmink.
May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | May 5

BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING – Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – SUNDAY, MAY 5, 11 AM MASS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS:
SAVANAH AGAS, JOSEPH AKOL ANTEROS, JAYDE AUGER, OWEN BOICHUK, ALYSSA CALANOG, ERIN CANLAS, MARTIN DHALE CANLAS, ANGELICA CHUA, JULIA JACINTO, LIAM KENTEL, ALEXAVIER KUGLER, GABRIEL MARCOS, GENE MARCOS, HAVANA MARTINEZ, CHRISTINE MENDOZA, JOSH MENDOZA, TIMOTHY MENDOZA, PHO

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver is assigned days during the year for Eucharistic Adoration. We are having it on:
Wednesday, May 8: 12:30 pm – 2 pm.
Thursday, May 9: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
Friday, May 10: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall. THEME: SHINE LIKE THE SON. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale today after all masses. Tickets: Adults: $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. Dinner included.

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART: Due to unforeseen circumstances the date to the Abbey, Mission is changed to Monday, May 20, 9 am to 3 pm. Cost: under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253.

The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. For further information call 604-525-3030.

END FEMALE GENDERCIDE: Victoria March for Life – Thursday, May 9. Schedule of Events:
12 PM: St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 740 View Street and St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street.
2 PM: March to Legislature from Centennial Square.
2:30 PM: Rally for Life outside Legislature on front lawn.
There are many Buses going from the Lower Mainland. Check out the Archdiocese Website at

www.rcav.org to find the best one for you. Go to Archdiocesan Offices / Respect Life Office / March for Life. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Please contact Paul Levy at 604-526-0014 if you have a wheel chair to loan for some months.

KENYA MISSION AWARENESS 2013.
On Thursday, May 16, Father Gerry Conlan, OMI, will speak about his missionary experiences in Kenya in the Hall at 7:00 pm. This is the same mission where Father Ken Forster served for nine years. We invite you to come and meet Fr. Gerry and through his presentation, learn more about the beautiful people of Kenya.

Prayers for the Sick | May 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, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis, Corrie Heijke and Brian Kennedy.

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

The Bulletin | Apr 28

We congratulate Nick Meisl of our parish and we ask God to bless him in his ministry. Nick will be ordained a deacon at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Some time thereafter he will be ordained to the priesthood. Let us support him with our prayers.

Fr. Ken Forster, OMI, preached our Parish Mission in March. He has been named the Provincial Superior of the English speaking Oblates in Canada. Fr. Ken Thorson, OMI, who was here in February for a weekend is one of his assistants.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall.

THEME: SHINE LIKE THE SON. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale today and Saturday/Sunday May 4/5 after all masses, and on Wednesday May 1 at the PREP Class. Tickets: Adults: $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more,
$ 25.00. Dinner included.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 – Mass at 8 am not 12 Noon.

FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

PREP REMINDERS:
1) MAY 1: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REHEARSAL. MAY PROCESSION, parents encouraged to attend. Tickets on sale for GIFT. Mandatory for parents and children.
2) MAY 5: FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, 11 AM MASS.
3) MAY 8: GIFT: Please do not drop off kids. Family Event.
4) MAY 19: CONFIRMATION, 11 AM MASS.
5) JUNE 5: LAST REGULAR CLASS.
6) YEAR END BBQ in the Church Hall, 5:30 – 7 pm.

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART are going to the Abbey in Mission on Thursday, May 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. Cost: Under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253.

The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be having their delicious sausage and Pancake

Breakfast, Sunday May 5 after the 9 am and 11 am Masses.

MAY 12-19, 2013 is the National Week for Life and the Family, an initiative of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and promoted by the Office of Life, Marriage and Family. As part of this initiative each parish will recognize couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (10, 25, 40, 50, 60) with a special blessing at Masses on May 12 (19). Please register with the parish office before May 5.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Saturday, May 4, 9 am Mass at St. John the Apostle Church, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver. Followed by Rosary and Vigil in the Church.

END FEMALE GENDERCIDE – Victoria March for Life: Thursday, May 9. Schedule of Events:
12:00 PM: St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 740 View Street and St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street.
2:00 PM: March to Legislature from Centennial Square.
2:30 PM: Rally for Life outside Legislature on front lawn.
5:00 PM: National Campus Life Network Dinner, St. Patrick’s Church Hall. Tickets: $ 30. Sales close May 1. http://www.ncln.ca/events/victoriadinner/

KENYA MISSION AWARENESS 2013.
On Thursday, May 16, Father Gerry Conlan, OMI, will speak about his missionary experiences in Kenya in the Hall at 7:00 pm. This is the same mission where Father Ken Forster served for nine years. We invite you to come and meet Fr. Gerry and through his presentation, learn more about the beautiful people of Kenya.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 28

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr, Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson, Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere, Emelita Tolentino, Anna Bauer, Gerald Davis and Corrie Heijke.

May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit. Please keep in your prayers: Desmond Hughes who passed away on April 23.

The Bulletin | Apr 21

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART are going to the Abbey in Mission on Thursday, May 16 from 9 am to 3pm. Cost: Under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale today and Saturday’s/Sunday’s 27/28, May 4/5 after all masses, and on Wednesday’s, April 24 & May 1 at the PREP Class. Tickets: Adults: $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. Dinner included.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253. The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

Fr. Lukasz Zajac, OMI has left us to minister in the high Arctic near Igloolik. We keep him in our prayers.

Vatican II. Constitution on the Church.
The Universal Call to Holiness.
This weekend we celebrate “Vocation Sunday” when we read the Gospel passage about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. In the Constitution on The Church, the Second Vatican Council reminds us that all Christians have a vocation or a call from God. Through our baptism, all Christians are called to be disciples or followers of Jesus Christ. It is always profitable to recall the teachings of Vatican II in the

Constitution on the Church, chapter 5, articles 39 to 42.
Art. 42. “‘God is love, and they who abide in love abide in God and God in them’ (1 Jn 4:16). God has poured out his love in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us (Rom 5:5)…..The true disciples of Christ are noted both for love of God and love of neighbor. Since Jesus…..showed his love by laying down his life for us, no one has greater love that they who lay down their lives for him and for their sisters and brothers.
Art. 40. “All Christians in whatever state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity. …The holiness of the people of God will grow in fruitful abundance, as is clearly shown in the history of the church by the lives of so many saints.”
Art. 41. “The forms and tasks of life are many but there is one holiness, which is cultivated by all who are led by God’s Spirit and, obeying the Father’s voice and adoring God the Father…follow Christ, poor and humble in carrying his cross…

In the first place, the shepherd’s of Christ’s flock (the bishops)…should carry out their ministry with holiness and zeal, with humility and courage.

Priests…should grow in the love of God and of their neighbor by the daily performance of their duty, they should abound in every spiritual good and give to all a living witness to God. …

Christian married couples and parents, following their own way, should with faithful love support one another in grace all through life. They should train their children, lovingly welcomed from God, in christian doctrine and evangelical virtues.

In a different way, a similar example is given by widows, widowers and single people, who can contribute to the holiness and activity of the church.

As for those who are engaged in work which is frequently fatiguing, their human activity should enrich them personally, enabling them to help their fellow-citizens, to promote the betterment of all human society and of creation.

In a special way also, those who are weighed down by poverty, infirmity, sickness and other hardships, or who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, should realize that they are united to Christ, who suffers for the salvation of the world.
Accordingly, all Christians…. will grow constantly in holiness if they receive all things with faith from the heavenly Father …. making manifest in their ordinary work the love with which God has loved the world. Art. 42. Likewise the church’s holiness is fostered in a special way by the manifold counsels whose observance the Lord proposes to his disciple in the Gospel. (religious orders: sisters, brothers priests).”

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 21

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

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

Memorial Mass for John Schunk will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Apr 14

We congratulate Nick Meisl of our parish and we ask God to bless him in his ministry. Nick will be ordained a deacon at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 7:00 pm on May 10. Some time thereafter he will be ordained to the priesthood. Let us support him with our prayers.

Weekend Youth Camp for the Youth Ministries of St Peter’s & Our Lady of Mercy:
April 20-21 – Sat Morning 8 AM to Sunday 1 PM at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym, 7455 10th Avenue Burnaby. Registration Fee: St Peter’s will cover all costs for Youth (age range of 13-21) whose parents are members of the parish. Questions/Information: Please contact Francis Manlunas at (604) 652-3722. Youth Camp flyers and registration forms are available at the Church entrance.

ST. PETER’S YOUNG-AT-HEART are going to the Abbey in Mission on Thursday, May 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. Cost: Under $ 10.00. Any senior who is interested in going contact Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) – Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:45 pm in the Parish Hall. Guest Speaker: Teresa Macht from St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets on sale Saturday’s/Sunday’s April 20/21/27/28, May 4/5 after all masses, and on Wednesday’s, April 24 & May 1 at the PREP Class. Tickets: Adults $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. Dinner included.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 14

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson & Patrick Manghi, Amelia Legere and Emelita Tolentino. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Jack Schunk who passed away on Tuesday, April 9. Memorial Mass for Lucille Bickel will be held on Friday, April 19 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Apr 7

NO BIBLE STUDY, Monday April 8.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, April 12 from 12:30 pm to 2 pm.

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

St Peter’s Parish Social Justice Committee
Annual Report for 2012
Focus: reaching out to provide help where needed in the community, in collaboration with other agencies, since 2005. By collaborating with community organizations, we avoid duplication of

efforts and concentrate help where needed.
2012 Social Justice Committee membership: Nora Riordan, Carole McConville, Marisa Brown, Sharon Johnson, Mary Shore, Bill and Norah Andrew, supported by the many (40 plus) parish volunteers who help with the monthly meal and parishioners who donate so generously to the committee’s projects
Activities:
Monthly meal at Salvation Army (6th Street) – food is purchased, prepared and a hot meal served to between 80 – 130 people the last Sunday in each month. The majority of those served the meal are men, but there are also women and children. Volunteers from the parish help the committee members prepare, serve and clean up after the meal.
Annual gift bags for Luke 15 Halfway House – the parish responds to the annual appeal for items for Luke 15 residents very generously, enabling the Committee to distribute over 20 gift bags there each Christmas
Family place: The parish also responds generously to the appeal for items for Family Place, and as well, the committee delivers Christmas boxes of food and gifts to several single parent families attached to Family Place. These hamper contents are provided by St. Vincent de Paul and the recipients are extremely grateful.
Organizing Committee for the Fund Raiser Social Evening for the Parish Refugee Family Sponsorship Initiative: generously supported by the parish through ticket sales and bidding on the auction items also donated by individuals and parish organizations.
Financial Support:
St Vincent de Paul provides nearly all of the funding for the monthly Salvation Army lunches dinners; and the Knights of Columbus have donated funds to support this project as well.
Telus: Recently, Telus Corporation has contributed the costs of a Salvation Army meal and they also donated Comfort Kits (soap, towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks and the like) distributed at the Salvation Army lunch. This year, the Telus kits also went to a special service for new mothers and infants needing support.
Local Supermarkets Periodically, local supermarkets also give discounts on food purchases for the monthly meal
Parishioners: Donations from parishioners to contents of gift bags and hampers and to the Refugee social.
The Committee is very appreciative of the generosity of the parish in responding to the appeals for Luke 15 and Family Place and for volunteering with the monthly Salvation Army lunches. We are also grateful for the support of St Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus. Without this support, the Social Justice Committee could not provide these activities.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 7

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Peter Hendricks, Donna Montgomery, Desmond Hughes, Chris Cooley, Elizabeth Kelly, Rose Helmink, Josephine Spindor, Bill Lawrence, Eileen Lavery, Angela Pestana, George Bojda, Sydney Australia Muralla, Jocelyne Bolt, Vincent Cost, Gustavo Carvallo, John Schunk, Rose Cyr & Maureen McCulloch, Wynne Simmer, David Gillmor, Elda Tecson & Patrick Manghi. May they experience the love and warmth they need, to be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: 1) Harvey Zelter who passed away on Sunday, March 31. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 12 Noon. 2) Lucille Bickel who passed away on Monday, April 1.

The Bulletin | Mar 28

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

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

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

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

NO BIBLE STUDY, April 1 and 8.

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

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

mercy for all people.

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

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

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

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

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

HOLY SATURDAY

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

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

hours of the night. It has four parts:

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 28

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

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

The Bulletin | Mar 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 24

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

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

The Bulletin | Mar 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 17

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

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 10

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

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

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

The Bulletin | Mar 10

BIBLE STUDY – Monday, March 11 at 7 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bulletin | Mar 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR DEANERY – 7 PM:

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

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 3

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 24

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

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

The Bulletin | Feb 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bulletin | Feb 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 17

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

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

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