The Bulletin

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.

The Bulletin | Sep 18

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TOWARDS “HORN OF AFRICA”. AMOUNT COLLECTED $4,357.

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

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

LINE DANCE LESSONS will start on Friday, September 23, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: Total amount collected: $ 28,150.00.
We still need $ 1,150 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.
Parishioners who would like to contribute towards Project Advance, can do so by:
1) Picking up a Project Advance Brochure from the back of the church. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or
credit card. The brochure has an attached envelope to put in donor’s information. This envelope can be sealed and
dropped in the collection basket or mailed to St. Peter’s. A donor copy will be mailed to you.
2) Donations can also be made at the parish office, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 12:40 and 2 to 4 pm.
3) Giving online at www.rcav.org.

THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL -BAPTISM, PENANCE AND THE HOLY EUCHARIST.
The Eucharist is not just one of the seven sacraments. It is the source and summit of the Church’s life and of the life of the individual Christian. The Mass is the Church’s fullest celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection.
The other sacraments celebrate particular ways in which the Paschal Mystery is applied in our lives, for example, in Confirmation for mission, in Penance to impart God’s pardon, in Matrimony for grace to live the covenant of marriage.
A particular relationship can be discerned among the sacraments of Baptism, Penance and the Eucharist.
Baptism joins us to the dying and rising of Jesus and makes us members of his Body, the Church (cf. Ephesians 4:4-6). Baptism is a sacrament of repentance and reconciliation because it sanctifies sinners. After Peter’s speech on the first Pentecost, people asked what they ought to do to be saved. Peter responded: “Repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins” (Acts 2:14-39). Baptism is the sacrament of forgiveness of original sin and in the case of those who have reached the age of reason, personal sin, too.
Penance has been called a second Baptism, since it is the sacrament of forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism. The sacrament restores us to the grace of Baptism and reconciles us to God and the Church. It also orients us to the Eucharist, which makes present and real the fullness of communion and reconciliation given to us in the sacrificial death and life-giving resurrection of Jesus Christ.
To share in the Body and Blood of the Lord, to participate in his sacrifice and to be joined with other believers in the mystery of God’s redeeming love, presumes a converted heart. If we are estranged from God or our neighbour, we are incapable of communion until we repent and receive God’s forgiveness in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus says “if, when you are bringing your gift to the altar, you suddenly remember that your brother has a grievance against you, leave your gift where it is before the altar. First go and make peace with your brother, and only then comeback and offer your gift”(Mt. 5:23-24). Similarly, Saint Paul writes: “….anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of desecrating the body and blood of the Lord. A man must test himself before eating his share of the bread and drinking from the cup. For he who eats and drinks eats and drinks judgment on himself if he does not discern the Body”
(1 Corinthians 11:27-30). In light of these biblical injunctions the Church teaches that those who are conscious of serious sin in their lives must first confess their sins in the sacrament of Penance and receive absolution before they receive the Body and Blood of the Lord in the Eucharist.
Participation in the Eucharist strengthens us to resist sin and leads to a converted life. Our celebration of the Eucharist summons us to a fuller communion with God and one another in the Body of Christ. In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul writes: “When we bless ‘the cup of blessing’ is it not a means of sharing the blood of Christ? When we break the bread, is it not a means of sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, many as we are, are one body; for it is one loaf of which we all partake” (1 Cor. 10:16-17).

The 9 am and 11 am Sunday choirs are always seeking new members so if you love to sing, come join us! we practice from 10 to 11:30 am on Saturdays in the church. Our next practice is Saturday, September 24. Come and talk to Sloane at the end of mass for more info.

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 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, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco Scigliano, Rosa Scigliano, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan, Margaret Leier, Christopher Evans and Amy Evans.

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

Please keep in your prayers:

1) Grace Brummitt who passed away on Friday, September 9.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 12 noon at St. Peter’s Church.

2) Elizabeth (Betty) Garnot who died on Wednesday, September 14.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 22 , 12 noon at St. Peter’s Church.

The Bulletin | Sept 11

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 11

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

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

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

The Bulletin | Sep 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 4

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 28

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 21

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 14

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 7

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

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

The Bulletin | Jul 31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 31

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 24

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

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

The Bulletin | Jul 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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