The Bulletin

The Bulletin | Jun 24

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 8, 1 – 4 pm.

(cold/hot beverages will be available at 1:30 pm, meals served at 3 pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. You will have a choice of hamburger or bbq chicken breast, dinner bun with butter, potato salad, cole slaw, sweets and coffee/tea/water or juice for the children. Tickets are adults $ 10, children 4-7 $ 5, family of 4 or more $ 30. Tickets will be sold after mass today until Sunday July 1, after the 5 pm Mass. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages. LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS SUNDAY, JULY 1 AFTER THE 5 PM MASS. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER THAT DAY OR AT THE PICNIC. GET YOUR TICKETS BY SUNDAY, JULY 1 TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – SHARING WITH JOY:
A BIG THANK YOU to all parishioners who contributed towards Project Advance.
Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. # of Pledges: 100. Total Amount Collected: $ 31,157.
Now that we have reached the Archdiocesan Goal for St. Peter’s Parish, any amount raised on top of the pledged goal comes back to the parish as a rebate.
If a parishioner would still like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure at the church entrance, contact the parish office Monday- Friday, 9 to 12:40, 2-4 pm or online at www.rcav.org.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, June 26 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room. FINANCE MEETING – Thursday, June 28 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR THE SAHEL REGION OF WEST AFRICA postponed to Sunday July 22.

Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Are you sabotaging your success and find yourself exhausted and unhappy at the end of the day? Do you need help with finding and living your purpose? Achieve the winning state of mind and take full responsibility for your life. Learn how to use the opportunities that show up and find out how your days define your life. Be extraordinary! Join me for the powerful workshop POWER WITHIN – BE THE LEADER OF YOUR LIFE! Thursday June 28, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Registration: $ 20 To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com Find more information at mclifecoach.com

SUMMER COURSES AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE, 5935 IONA DRIVE, VANCOUVER.

For inquiries and registration please contact Emil Canlas, Coordinator of Enrollment Services.
Phone: 604-822-4463 ext. 118, E-Mail: registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or ecanlas@stmarkscollege.ca.
SCRI 500: Introduction to the Old Testament: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fr. Volter Vogels. THEO 540: Liturgy and Sacraments: July 9 – 13 & 16 – 20, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI. THEO 501: Foundations of Theology: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fr. Martin Moser, OMI
EDLR 520: Leadership in Education: July 3 – 6 & 9 -13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Team Teaching.
CALR 520: Catholic Leadership Theory and Praxis: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – Team Teaching.

The Bulletin | Jun 17

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday July 8, 1 – 4 pm, (cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served at 3 pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Tickets will be on sale, today after mass until Sunday, July 1, 5 pm Tickets: Adults $ 10, children 4 – 7$ 5,family of 4 or more $ 30.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of Pledges: 82 . Total Amount Collected: $ 24,220.00.

Donations can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
Canvassers will be at the back of the church to collect your pledges. Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500.
Any amount received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous. BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Building Enhancement Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help future church renovations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dear brother priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver:

Today we are celebrating the vocation of fathers, who are the first and foremost protectors of the family. This is also Pro-life Sunday when all of us are called to pray about our obligation to safeguard human life from its conception to its natural end.

Of particular concern in our country is the absence of any law that recognizes and protects the rights of unborn Canadians. We are one of only two countries in the world in which abortion is legal at any time during pregnancy. Canada needs to reopen the public debate on abortion in Parliament, in the media and in our communities. Having no law whatsoever is unacceptable in a civilized country.

Therefore, I urge you to make your voices heard in the public square. I ask you earnestly to support campaigns to promote legal protection for the unborn as well as publicly funded services that offer women and families real alternatives to abortion.

Please be generous, “sacrificially generous,” in your support of the Pro-life Sunday collection. These monies will help to provide alternatives to abortion, healing to those who have chosen abortion and support for those working to create a culture of life in Canada.

With gratitude for your support of the pro-life initiatives in the Archdiocese and a request for your generous support, I offer you my blessing the assurance of my prayers, I remain

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

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR THE SAHEL REGION OF WEST AFRICA.

The Archdiocese of Vancouver will have a special collection for the crisis in West Africa Sunday, June 24. To learn more about the emergency appeal in the Sahel region, visit: http://tinyurl.com?Rcavafrica2012.

POWER WITHIN – BE THE LEADER OF YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP – June 28, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Hall. Reg: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com.

SUMMER COURSES AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE, 5935 IONA DRIVE, VANCOUVER.

For inquiries and registration please contact Emil Canlas, Coordinator of Enrolment Services.
Phone: 604-822-4463 ext. 118, E-Mail: registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or ecanlas@stmarkscollege.ca.
SCRI 500: Introduction to the Old Testament: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fr. Volter Vogels. THEO 540: Liturgy and Sacraments: July 9 – 13 & 16 – 20, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI. THEO 501: Foundations of Theology: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fr. Martin Moser, OMI
EDLR 520: Leadership in Education: July 3 – 6 & 9 -13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Team Teaching.
CALR 520: Catholic Leadership Theory and Praxis: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – Team Teaching.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 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, 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, Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor and Mimi Wunderlich.

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

The Bulletin | Jun 10

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday July 8, 1 – 4 pm, (cold/hot beverages will be available after 1:30 pm, meals served at 3 pm) at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Tickets will be on sale, Saturday, June 16, 5 pm to Sunday, July 1, 5 pm Tickets: Adults $ 10, children 4 – 7$ 5,family of 4 or more $ 30.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION (Father’s Day), next Sunday, June 17. The envelopes enclosed in today’s bulletin are for that collection. Please take them home and bring them back next week and drop them in the collection basket, for an income tax receipt from Burnaby Pro-Life for donations of $ 10 or more. Please print your name and address clearly. Burnaby Pro-Life distributes the funds collected between Birthright, Campaign Life Coalition, itself and other local Pro-Life Groups. Thanks for your generosity.

PARISHIONERS taking part in various ministries, please pick up your new schedule from the vesting room.

NO 9 AM MASS – MONDAY JUNE 11 and SATURDAY JUNE 16.

Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Are you sabotaging your success and find yourself exhausted and unhappy at the end of the day? Do you need help with finding and living your purpose? Achieve the winning state of mind and take full responsibility for your life. Learn how to use the opportunities that show up and find out how your days define your life. Be extraordinary! Join me for the powerful workshop POWER WITHIN – BE THE LEADER OF YOUR LIFE! June 28, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Hall. Reg: $ 20

To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com. Find more information at mclifecoach.com.

SUMMER COURSES at St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver.

For inquiries and registration please contact Emil Canlas, Coordinator of Enrolment Services.
Phone: 604-822-4463 ext. 118, E-Mail: registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or ecanlas@stmarkscollege.ca.
SCRI 500: Introduction to the Old Testament: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fr. Volter Vogels. THEO 540: Liturgy and Sacraments: July 9 – 13 & 16 – 20, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI. THEO 501: Foundations of Theology: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fr. Martin Moser, OMI
EDLR 520: Leadership in Education: July 3 – 6 & 9 -13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Team Teaching.
CALR 520: Catholic Leadership Theory and Praxis: July 3 – 6 & 9 – 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – Team Teaching.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2012 – Sharing with Joy:

Project Advance donors have been graciously Sharing with Joy in our parish and around the Archdiocese where more than 9,000 families have said “Yes!” Add your donation to these growing numbers. Please take the time to discern your contribution to the good work of the Archdiocese and our own parish. Every gift is important. Learn more by picking up a brochure – “Sharing with Joy” – at the church entrance or by going online to www.rcav.org .

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of Pledges: 55. Total Amount Collected: $ 16, 500. Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. Donations can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
Canvassers will be at the back of the church to collect your pledges.
BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Enhancement Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help future church renovations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 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, 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, Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers Angela Basso who passed away on Monday, June 4.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 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, 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, Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, Tena Colton, Josephine Spindor. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | Jun 3

A big thank you from St. Vincent de Paul to CWL for their donation of $2,000.00. Your gift is very much appreciated which enable us to assist the poor of New Westminster. God bless you all.
St. Vincent de Paul AGM will be held on Saturday, June 16, 9 am to 3 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall.

MINISTRIES SCHEDULING: Please let the parish office know if you want to help at specific masses or discontinue for the period from June 30 to November 25. Altar servers’ let Marisa at 604-523-0573 know if you don’t plan to continue being an altar server or if you prefer to serve at a different Mass time. We are very short of altar servers at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sundays and it would be much appreciated if you can serve at this Mass or switch from another Mass. Adult altar servers may also be needed for this Mass.

St. Barnabas Patronal Festival Luncheon, 12 Noon, Sunday, June 10: Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children under 12. The event is called “Small Change; Big Hearts” and those planning to attend are being challenged to empty their penny jars and piggy banks and to bring their coins as an additional offering toward the ongoing mission work of the parish. Call the office at 604 526-6646 for info or to make a reservation.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARITCIPATE TO PROJECT ADVANCE?

It means that I recognize what I have received by way of blessings in my life has come from God; it means I understand when God blesses me. He blesses others through me; it means I understand I have a responsibility to share my blessings so that the teachings of Christ may be known and experienced by all. Support, through your prayers, your work, and your gift, Project Advance 2012 – “Sharing With Joy”. Please give at our parish or online at www.rcav.org to benefit both our parish and the good work of our Archdiocese. PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of Pledges: 32. Total Amount Collected: $ 7,645.00 Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. Donations can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.

Canvassers will be at the back of the church to collect your pledges.
Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous. BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Enhancement Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help future church renovations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

We pray in the Apostles’ Creed:

“He descended into hell on the third day he rose again from the dead”.

Here is what The Catholic Catechism tells us.
” 631 Jesus “descended into the lower parts of the earth. He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens.” The Apostles’ Creed confesses in the same article Christ’s descent into hell and his Resurrection from the dead on the third day, because in his Passover it was precisely out of the depths of death that he made life spring forth.

Christ Descended into Hell

632 The frequent New Testament affirmations that Jesus was “raised from the dead” presuppose that the crucified one sojourned in the realm of the dead prior to his resurrection. This was the first meaning given in the apostolic preaching to Christ’s descent into hell: that Jesus, like all men, experienced death and in his soul joined the others in the realm of the dead. But he descended there as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there.

633 Scripture calls the abode of the dead, to which the dead Christ went down, “hell” – Sheol in Hebrew of Hades in Greek – because those who are there are deprived of the vision of God. Such is the case for all the dead, whether evil or righteous, while they await the redeemer: which does not mean that their lot is identical, as Jesus shows through the parable of the poor man Lazarus who was received into “Abraham’s bosom”: It is precisely these holy souls, who awaited their Savior in Abraham’s bosom, whom Christ the Lord delivered into hell.” Jesus did not descend into hell to deliver the damned, nor to destroy the hell of damnation, but to free the just who had gone before him.

634 “The gospel was preached even to the dead.” The descent into hell brings the Gospel message of salvation to complete fulfillment. This is the last phase of Jesus’ messianic mission, a phase which is condensed in time but vast in its real significance: The spread of Christ’s redemptive work to all men of all times and all places, for all who are saved have been made sharers in the redemption.

In Brief

636 By the expression “He descended into hell, ” the Apostles’ Creed confesses that Jesus did really die and through his death for us conquered death and the devil “who has the power of death” (Heb. 2:14).

637 In his human souls united to his divine person, the dead Christ went down to the realm of the dead. He opened heaven’s gates for the just who had gone before him.”

Prayers for the Sick | May 27

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, Tena Colton Josephine Spindor. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | May 27

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, May 29 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, June 1 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

VERY BIG THANK YOU TO THE PREP CATECHISTS (2011 – 2012) for their time, dedication and service to our PREP Children and St. Peter’s Church.
Peter McConville & Christie Bruce (PREP Coordinators),
Catalina Trinidad / Anabela Almonte (Level 1), Jennifer Vander Zalm (Level 2), Robin Smith / Niuvy Rochabrun (Level 3), Wally Licas (Level 4), Marisa Brown (Level 5), Eufemia Muralla (Level 6), and Rob Kok (Level 7).

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: Peter McConville for his many dedicated years as a PREP Coordinator. REMINDER: YEAR END BBQ, Wednesday, May 30. Doors Open at 5:30 PM. PARENTS INVITED.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of Pledges: 5, Total Amount Collected: $ 1,400.

Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. Donations can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
Canvassers will be at the back of the church to collect your pledges.
Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous. BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Enhancement Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help future church renovations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dear Reverend Father and Parishioners:
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is observing Stewardship Awareness Sunday. To celebrate the

descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church at Pentecost, we do well to consider all the good things we have received from the Lord and to give prayerful thanks for them.

Providing hospitality to strangers is a hallmark of Christian stewardship. To mark the Year of Faith declared by the Holy Father to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in the fall of this year, our Archdiocese will embark on a special initiative to welcome home to the Church those who have become inactive. Everyone is being called to take a part in this undertaking. How we treat the people who come to worship with us is a sign of our love for God. By demonstrating hospitality – our actions and reactions to those in our midst – we communicate who we are as the Body of Christ. A warm welcome is evangelization without words.

Today, Pentecost Sunday, I ask you to consider the specific ways you can participate in your parish community by sharing with it the gifts you have received from the Holy Spirit. Being an active Catholic requires the giving of time, talent and treasure to fulfill the mission you have of living and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.

With cordial best wishes and the assurance of my prayers for you and your families, I remain Sincerely yours in Christ,

J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver

MINISTRIES SCHEDULING: In June we will be working on a new schedule for all ministries covering the period from June 30 to November 25. In preparation for this schedule, please let the parish office know if you want to help at specific masses or discontinue. Altar servers’ let Marisa at 604-523-0573 know if you don’t plan to continue being an altar server or if you prefer to serve at a different Mass time. We are very short of altar servers at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sundays and it would be much appreciated if you can serve at this Mass or switch from another Mass. Adult altar servers may also be needed for this Mass.

Do you feel like you have lost control of your life? Is life becoming overwhelming rather than fulfilling? Are your relationships suffering? Join me at the powerful workshop Successful Life Strategies and regain control of your life, clarify what you want from life and learn practical tools to achieve your goals!
Date: May 31, 2012, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Registration: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com. Find more information at mclifecoach.com.

Prayers for the Sick | May 20

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, and Tena Colton. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

The Bulletin | May 20

THANK YOU TO THE CWL for their generous donation of $ 5,000 towards the new keyboard and other needs in the sacristy.

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.

THANK YOU to Rob Kok and Christie Bruce for a wonderful job with 11 Confirmands. Thanks to the CWL for your gifts to the confirmands &Toni De Marchi for decorating the sanctuary and the lovely pew bows. PREP REMINDERS:
MAY 23 – PROCESSION FOR THE BLESSED VIRGIN, 7 PM. PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. MAY 30 – YEAR END BBQ, DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM. PARENTS INVITED.

FINANCE MEETING – Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2012 “Sharing With Joy”

Dear Friends in Christ,
The Catholic community of our Archdiocese is thriving. Every time I visit a parish on an ordinary Sunday, for a special celebration or to celebrate Confirmation, I experience enthusiasm for the Gospel. Your vitality comes from following Christ devoutly and from sharing your faith with your families and others. Each parish community carries out the Church’s mission as it opens its doors in welcome to all who need to hear the Good News: seniors, growing families, young people, the single and the widowed, those strong in faith or those who are searching. Because of you, our local church can welcome others on an even wider scale. You help support new parishes and secondary schools. You give youth and young adults opportunities to study their faith and to embrace it more fully. You read our website to learn more about how we are serving you. You support Catholic Charities so that those less fortunate are given shelter, food, counselling and assistance to start again. In these and many other ways, we are working together as members of the Body of Christ: whatever we do for others, we are doing for Christ. You, through Project Advance make all of this possible. I invite you to support Christ’s mission in our midst. Each of us has received gifts and talents from the God who loves us and calls us to develop those gifts and share them with others. I ask you to be as generous with others as the Lord has been generous to you.
+ J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges. Our parish diocesan goal is $ 30,500. Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous.

BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Enhancement Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help future church renovations.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

MINISTRIES SCHEDULING: In June we will be working on a new schedule for all ministries covering the period from June 30 to December. In preparation for this schedule, please let the parish office if you want to help at specific masses or discontinue. Altar servers’ let Marisa at 604-523-0573 know if you don’t plan to continue being an altar server or if you prefer to serve at a different Mass time. We are very short of altar servers at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sundays and it would be much appreciated if you can serve at this Mass or switch from another Mass. Adult altar servers may also be needed for this Mass.

PEROGY SALES & SUPPERS – Every Last Friday of the month starting May 25 (Except July & August) 5 pm to 8 pm at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue, New Westminster.

Do you feel like you have lost control of your life? Is life becoming overwhelming rather than fulfilling? Are your relationships suffering? Join me at the powerful workshop Successful Life Strategies and regain control of your life, clarify what you want from life and learn practical tools to achieve your goals!
Date: May 31, 2012, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Registration: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email to milena@mclifecoach.comFind more information at mclifecoach.com.

The Bulletin | May 13

NO 9 AM MASS, MONDAY, MAY 14.

NEW PARISHIONERS please fill out the form in the pews regarding your interests in parish activities.

CWL BURSARY: Two bursaries totaling $ 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 15th. For further information call Mary @ 604-526-7253.

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.

YOUNG-AT-HEART: Seats are still available for the trip to Rosemary Gardens on Wednesday, May 23 from 10 am to 2 pm. Tickets: Members – $ 18.00, Non-Members – $ 23.00, (hot lunch included) will be on sale after the 9 and 11 am Masses today.

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

PEROGY SALES & SUPPERS – Every Last Friday of the month starting May 25 (Except July & August) 5 pm to 8 pm at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501, 4th Avenue, New Westminster.

ALL CWL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS: Please join us for a Half Day Retreat 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 26 hosted by the CWL Vancouver Diocesan Council at All Saints Parish, Mass at 9:00 am followed by breakfast and the retreat. THEME: Role of Women in the Church and the Meaning of Love, presented by Jacqueline Loh. Cost: $ 20.00 per person, breakfast included. To register please Susan Schembri at 604-931-3135 or Anne Kully at 604-942-5838.

COURSES OFFERED AT REDEEMER PACIFIC COLLEGE:
1) LATIN BOOT CAMP – Tuesdays, May 22 – Jun 26, 7 to 9 pm. Course Cost: $ 195, plus $ 21 for the text book. Seniors price: $ 177.
2) SEX, BABIES and CLONING – Wednesdays, May 23 – June 27, 7 to 9 pm. Course Cost: $ 195 plus
$ 22 for the text book. Seniors price: $ 178.
3) PAINTING ICONS – Saturdays, May 26 – June 30, 10 am to 3 pm. Course Cost: $ 240 plus $ 140 for materials. Seniors price $ 332.
To register and reserve your seat, please call Maria at 604-888-7727. Registration ends May 18.

PART TIME MACHINE JOB available for the summer. 4 x 6 hour days per week. Suitable for a grade 11 or 12 student, undergraduate or retired person. Details posted on the bulletin board at the church entrance.

The Very Rev. Msgr. Stephen Jensen will be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 13 at the 11 am Mass. Please keep the confirmands in your prayers. Sandra Basheer, Thamer Basheer, Marie Michelle Casas, Morgan Denny, Philomena Fitzpatrick, Marissa Kapusta, Benedict Pasag, Samantha Ponio, Gabriel Simmer, Gideon Teodoro, and Callista Tolentino.
THANK YOU to Jennifer Vander Zalm and Peter McConville for a wonderful job with 11 First Communicants. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for hosting a scrumptious Pancake Breakfast for the First Communicants, the CWL for their gifts to the children and Toni De Marchi for decorating the sanctuary

and the lovely pew bows.

PREP REMINDERS:
MAY 23 – PROCESSION FOR THE BLESSED VIRGIN, 7 PM. PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. MAY 30 – YEAR END BBQ, DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM. PARENTS INVITED.

Prayers for the Sick | May 13

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, and Tena Colton.

May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit. Please keep in your prayers Jozef Vanhoutteghem who passed away on Sunday, May 6 in Belgium.

The Bulletin | May 6

NEW PARISHIONERS please fill out the form in the pews regarding your interests in parish activities.

SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT RETREAT: Father Elton Fernandes and Robert Cotes will lead a day retreat on Spiritual Discernment at St. Peter’s Church Hall on Saturday, May 12, 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets: $ 30.00 (lunch not included). To register or for information e-mail imago@shaw.ca or Fr. Fernandes at 604-897-1956.

CWL BURSARY: Two bursaries totaling $ 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 15th. For further information call Mary @ 604-526-7253.

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.

LUKE 15 HOUSE Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets For Sale: 14 Inch Baskets Excellent Quality, Great Variety, Full Sun or Part Shade, $ 30.00 each. Order Now or pick-up on Saturday, May 12 between 10 am and 1 pm at Luke 15 House, 11861, 99th Avenue, Surrey, BC, 604-930-4884 / luke15house@email.com. Saturday, May 12, between 11 am and 3 pm at Gracepoint Community Church, 3487 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC, 604-531-5594 / allanmoff@gmail.com. After the 5:00 pm mass on May 12 and 8 am to 1 pm on May 13 at Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, 604-570-0363, trasquinha@shaw.ca.

COURSES OFFERED AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE – May 12 – June 9, 2012 (Saturdays) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 1) THEO 522: Catholic Social Teachings by Shelley MacDonell and Fr. Gary Franken.
Catholic Social Teaching is about building a society based on justice and living lives of holiness amidst the opportunities and challenges of living in society. This course is an overview of Catholic social teaching, focusing on major themes that reflect the Church’s commitment to the poor and vulnerable as founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, and as developed through the Church’s teaching. magisterium, especially papal encyclicals and Vatican statement.

2) RLED 512: Catechetics by Patrick Gillespie.

The course aims to explore the foundations and rationale of the Canadian catechetical program, its context and directives in the light of the Post Vatican II. Furthermore, it will lead the students to a deeper understanding and a greater appreciation of Catechesis in the faith formation in schools through Religious Education Programs. For inquiries and registration, please contact Emil Canlas at 604-822-4463 ext. 118 or Email: registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or ecanlas@stmarkscollege.ca.

COURSES OFFERED AT REDEEMER PACIFIC COLLEGE:
1) LATIN BOOT CAMP – Tuesdays, May 22 – Jun 26, 7 to 9 pm. Course Cost: $ 195, plus $ 21 for the text book. Seniors price: $ 177.
2) SEX, BABIES and CLONING – Wednesdays, May 23 – June 27, 7 to 9 pm. Course Cost: $ 195 plus $ 22 for the text book. Seniors price: $ 178.
3) PAINTING ICONS – Saturdays, May 26 – June 30, 10 am to 3 pm. Course Cost: $ 240 plus $ 140 for materials. Seniors price $ 332.
To register and reserve your seat, please call Maria at 604-888-7727. Registration ends May 18.FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – SUNDAY, MAY 6, 11 AM MASS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS:

KAYA BRUCE, ILANA GASTALDO, KASSANDRA KUGLER, NICOLLE MARCELO, MATINA MARTIN, CHARLIZE MELLIZA, PAIGE MERCIER, DUY NGUYEN, EMILY MARIE VANDER ZALM, LUKE WAKELY, LAUREN WAY.

PREP REMINDERS:
MAY 13 – CONFIRMATION, 11 AM MASS.
MAY 23 – PROCESSION FOR THE BLESSED VIRGIN, 7 PM. PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. MAY 30 – YEAR END BBQ, DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM. PARENTS INVITED.

Prayers for the Sick | May 6

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, and Tena Colton.

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

The Bulletin | Apr 29

PREP REMINDERS:
MAY 6 – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, 11 AM MASS.
MAY 13 – CONFIRMATION, 11 AM MASS.
MAY 23 – PROCESSION FOR THE BLESSED VIRGIN, 7 PM. PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. MAY 30 – YEAR END BBQ, DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM. PARENTS INVITED.

REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP: Our one year sponsorship of Emad, Basmaa, Sandra, Tim and Tanya (originally from Iraq via Syria) will be completed in May. They are all doing well – Basmaa is working full-time (both Emad and Basmaa have been at ESL school), Sandra and Tim will be receiving the sacrament of confirmation on May 13th. All 3 children are working hard at their schools. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to a continued friendship.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totaling $ 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 15th. For further information call Mary @ 604-526-7253.

REFUGEE FUND DINNER: The Social Justice Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped: John and Lily Forget, Jean Bouchard, Anna, Mason, and all the others who helped from set-up to clean up; those who donated to the gift baskets: CWL, Knights, Young-At-Heart, St. Vincent de Paul, Margarete Bradley, Toni De Marchi, Corrie Heijke; donations to door prizes: Safeway, Royal City Farmers’ Market, Save- On-Foods, Thrifty Foods, and John Forget; donation from Legion of Mary; Larry Lambert (bar); the Stewart School of Irish Dance, and a BIG thank you to Gerry and Sue Spindor for set-up/MC/50-50, and Andy and Stefani Boch for preparing lovely table settings, information table, and wonderful dinner!

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

SPEAK UP FOR LIFE: The annual March for Life in Victoria is taking place on May 10, 2012, with Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral at Noon. March and rally begin at 2:00 p.m. from Centennial Square to the BC Legislature. For more information www.m4lvictoria.ca/ or contact the Respect Life Office 604.683.0281.

SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT RETREAT: Father Elton Fernandes and Robert Cotes will lead a day retreat on Spiritual Discernment at St. Peter’s Church Hall on Saturday, May 12, 10 am to 4 pm. Please phone
St. Peter’s Parish Office at 604-522-4611 or Fr. Fernandes at 604-897-1956 for information.

COURSES OFFERED AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE – May 12 – June 9, 2012 (Saturdays) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 1) THEO 522: Catholic Social Teachings by Shelley MacDonell and Fr. Gary Franken.
Catholic Social Teaching is about building a society based on justice and living lives of holiness amidst the opportunities and challenges of living in society. This course is an overview of Catholic social teaching, focusing on major themes that reflect the Church’s commitment to the poor and vulnerable as founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, and as developed through the Church’s teaching. magisterium, especially papal encyclicals and Vatican statement.

2) RLED 512: Catechetics by Patrick Gillespie.

The course aims to explore the foundations and rationale of the Canadian catechetical program, its context and directives in the light of the Post Vatican II. Furthermore, it will lead the students to a deeper understanding and a greater appreciation of Catechesis in the faith formation in schools through Religious Education Programs. For inquiries and registration, please contact Emil Canlas at 604-822-4463 ext. 118 or Email: registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or ecanlas@stmarkscollege.ca.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 29

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink, Rose Cyr, and Tena Colton.

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

The Bulletin | Apr 22

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totaling $ 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 15th. For further information call Mary @ 604-526-7253.

LIFE TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOP: Forgiveness and Fearless Living – Thursday, April 26, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Are your relationships troubled? Do you find yourself procrastinating and having difficulties to make decisions? Are you facing persistent health or financial issues? Forgiveness makes you stronger! Learn how forgiveness and letting go of fear affects your body, decision making process, and quality of your life. Registration: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com. Find more information at mclifecoach.com.

LINE DANCING has ended for the season and will commence with the start of the new school year in the fall. I wish to thank all those who showed interest and came out for the classes. I look forward to seeing everyone return in the fall along with newcomers and those who were unable to continue due to health problems. Ron & Kim Breslin.

THE CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF BC is sponsoring a workshop on May 1st for Pastoral Care Volunteers. This session will be held at Saint Michael’s Parish in Burnaby and will start with Mass in the Church. Speakers will address various issues including Depression, the Efficacy of a Pastoral Visit, the Sacramental Ministry to the Sick and Church Teaching on Health Care Issues. Registration is $60 for the day; lunch will be provided. The registration brochure can be downloaded from www.chabc.bc.ca under “upcoming events”. Everyone is welcome – those who volunteer in their local care facilities, as well as those who visit the sick and the elderly in their homes. Pre-registration is required by April 25th.

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

LIVING THROUGH GRIEF – BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR: Presented by guest speaker Denis Boyd, R. Psychologist, & Donna L. Crombie. Apr. 23 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. John the Apostle, Vancouver. Denis will discuss characteristics of healthy and unhealthy grief, as well as effective coping strategies after the loss of a loved one. Cost: $25. Pre-payment, registration is requested at least one week prior to workshop date. Please call 604-931-7211; visit: www.denisboyd.com for more information.

SPEAK UP FOR LIFE: The annual March for Life in Victoria is taking place on May 10, 2012, with Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral at Noon. March and rally begin at 2:00 p.m. from Centennial Square to the BC Legislature. For more information www.m4lvictoria.ca/ or contact the Respect Life Office 604.683.0281.

COURSES OFFERED AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE – May 12 – June 9, 2012 (Saturdays) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 1) THEO 522: Catholic Social Teachings by Shelley MacDonell and Fr. Gary Franken.
Catholic Social Teaching is about building a society based on justice and living lives of holiness amidst the opportunities and challenges of living in society. This course is an overview of Catholic social teaching, focusing on major themes that reflect the Church’s commitment to the poor and vulnerable as founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, and as developed through the Church’s teaching. magisterium, especially papal encyclicals and Vatican statement.

2) RLED 512: Catechetics by Patrick Gillespie.

The course aims to explore the foundations and rationale of the Canadian catechetical program, its context and directives in the light of the Post Vatican II. Furthermore, it will lead the students to a deeper understanding and a greater appreciation of Catechesis in the faith formation in schools through Religious Education Programs.

For inquiries and registration, please contact Emil Canlas at 604-822-4463 ext. 118 or Email: registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or ecanlas@stmarkscollege.ca.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 22

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes, Rose Helmink and Tena Colton.

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

The Bulletin | Apr 15

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, April 17 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room. NO BIBLE STUDY – Monday, April 16.

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR REFUGEE FUND – Saturday, April 21st in the Church Hall. Doors open, 6 pm, Dinner – 6:30 pm. Tickets for the dinner will be on sale after all weekend masses.
Tickets: $ 15 adults, $ 10 children 6 – 12. Dinner will be Greek stuffed chicken
(leg) with sundried tomato, olives & feta cheese, steamed rice, tossed salad and dessert.

There will be door prizes, 50/50 draw and raffles for gift baskets, entertainment will be Irish dancers. All are welcome. If you can’t come to the dinner, but would like to donate

towards the Refugee Fund, envelopes will be available with the tickets. All are welcome!

FINAL WEEKEND TO GET TICKETS FOR THE DINNER. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Nicolas Dupuis who received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist for Easter. Also Janet Dupuis and Alexander Dissing who were confirmed and received First Eucharist.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totaling $ 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 15th. For further information call Mary @ 604-526-7253.

A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS: St. Joseph’s Parish will be running a fascinating 5-part series on the Mass, entitled, A Biblical Walk through the Mass on Mondays, April 16 to May 14 at St. Joseph’s parish Portable, 140 Moody Street, Port Moody. In this study, you will come to know and understand the mass like never before. You will discover the rich meanings behind why we say what we say and do during the Liturgy. The words and gestures of the Mass will be seen in a new light, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience. Info: Jocelyn at 604-469-0713; website: www.GuidetotheMass.com.

Life Transformation Workshop: Forgiveness and Fearless Living – Thursday, April 26, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Are your relationships troubled? Do you find yourself procrastinating and having difficulties to make decisions? Are you facing persistent health or financial issues? Forgiveness makes you stronger! Learn how forgiveness and letting go of fear affects your body, decision making process, and quality of your life. Registration: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com.

Find more information at mclifecoach.com

The Catholic Health Association of BC is sponsoring a workshop on May 1st for Pastoral Care Volunteers. This session will be held at Saint Michael’s Parish in Burnaby and will start with Mass in the Church. Speakers will address various issues including Depression, the Efficacy of a Pastoral Visit, the Sacramental Ministry to the Sick and Church Teaching on Health Care Issues. Registration is $60 for the day; lunch will be provided. The registration brochure can be downloaded from www.chabc.bc.ca under “upcoming events”. Everyone is welcome – those who volunteer in their local care facilities, as well as those who visit the sick and the elderly in their homes. Pre-registration is required by April 25th.

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

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 15

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Albertine de Cupyer, Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Donna Montgomery, Elizabeth Kelly, Eugenia Malapitan, Christopher Evans, Amy Evans, Laura Polych, Fluorina Polych, John Pandolfo, Rory Walker, Linda Walker, Alfred deSouza, Julia Doyle, Jack Schunk, Grace McFall, Marlon Peters, Christine Leary, Malek Agei, Adam Cristiano, Jacob Ziemnicki, Desmond Hughes and Rose Helmink. May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.

Please keep in your prayers: Jose Randy Corpus Raguin, brother of Rebecca Licas, who passed away on April 5.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 8

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

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

Please keep in your prayers: 1) Roger Gillis who passed away on Saturday, March 31. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, April 4 at St. Peter’s Church.
2) Patricia Niska who passed away on Tuesday, April 3.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, April 11 at 12 Noon.

The Bulletin | Apr 8

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

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

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

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

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

mercy for us.

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

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

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

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

We venerate the cross, and eat the life-giving Body of the Lord in communion.

HOLY SATURDAY

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

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

hours of the night. It has four distinct stages:

1) The Service of Light.
2) Liturgy of the Word.
3) Baptism and Confirmation, baptismal vows.
4) Eucharist.
Easter Day: The joyful celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection continues. Alleluia! Meaning “Praise to

God!” is our shout of joy. The Easter Season continues until Pentecost, 50 days after Easter.

CLERGY and RELIGIOUS APPRECIATION DINNER: The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an appreciation dinner for the Clergy and Religious of our area on Monday, April 16 at St. Peter’s Church Hall. Cocktails: 6 pm, Dinner: 7 pm. All parishioners are welcome. The 4 course dinner is $25 per person. Contact Rod Giddens at 604-525-3030 for tickets.

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

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 25

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

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

The Bulletin | Mar 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY – Sunday, April 15. Everyone welcome! Celebrate with us – The Legion of Mary Praesidium of Mary Immaculate & Queen’s Park Mass Team & Prayer Group will lead a nine-day prayer to start on Good Friday. The first three days are to be done individually and the rest after Daily Mass. On the Feast Day it will be at 3 o’clock. Booklets at the back of the church during Novena Days. Call Grace at 604- 517-5558/Louisa @ 604-521-7956.

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

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

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

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