The Bulletin

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 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, 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 10

ALTAR SERVERS’ APPRECIATION: St. Peters would like to thank all altar servers for their service to the church by treating them to an afternoon of bowling. On Saturday, July 23, please meet at Lucky Strike Lanes located on 6th Avenue and 12th Street. Bowling starts at 2:00 pm sharp so please be there by 1:45 pm at the latest. You will be treated to 1 hour of bowling plus snacks and a drink after bowling. Bowling shoes are also provided if needed. Please be picked up by 3:45 pm. If you are planning to attend please call Marisa at 604-523-0573.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION – Sunday, June 19 amounted to $ 3, 326.47. Thank you to all who contributed.

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.

FINANCE MEETING – Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm in the meeting room.

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

Faith Formation & Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Telephone #: 604-822-4463.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

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.

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.

Stewardship Reflection
“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.” – Matthew 13:22
Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in worldly activities and anxieties that you have no time for God? These are questions that we all must ask of ourselves if we are going to live as God’s stewards.

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 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, 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.

Please keep in your prayers: 1) Paul Hughes (son of Brian/Verna Hughes) who died on Monday, July 4.
Prayers at Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 11 at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s on Tuesday, July 12 at noon.
2) Henry Leier (father of Elizabeth Leier) who died on Monday, July 4.
3) Thomas McCrossan (husband of Kathleen McCrossan) who died on Thursday, July 7.

The Bulletin | Jul 3

YOUNG-AT-HEART: For the month of July and August there will be no senior’s exercises. The next executive meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 10 am. And the next general meeting will be on Thursday, September 1st after the noon mass. Have a wonderful and safe summer!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, July 8 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. We are asked to pray for Pope Benedict who recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 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. 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 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS SUNDAY, JULY 3 AFTER THE 5 PM MASS.
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER THAT DAY OR AT THE PICNIC.
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT GET YOUR TICKETS BY SUNDAY, JULY 3.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 122. Total amount collected: $ 26,170.00.
We still need $ 3,130.00 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.00.
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.

As I move from the west to Ottawa my heart is filled with deep gratitude especially for all I have experienced in the faith community that is St. Peter’s. God alone knows the depths in my heart, which have been touched by the cycle of the liturgy, the rich homilies and the friendliness of every one. May God continue to bless each one so the work of God’s Spirit continues to thrive here. As memories surface and as I reflect on the significance of the exquisite salmon carving, I promise to remember you in prayer, particularly at Mass.
My new address is: Grey Sister’s Residence, 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8N5.
Gratefully, Sister Marguerite Somers, g.s.i.c.

ST. ANN’S ACADEMY GRAD REUNION – Class of 61: September 2011. Contact Sharon Ramsay at cdoucette@telus.net.
Faith Formation & Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Telephone #: 604-822-4463.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
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July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

Prayers for the Sick | Jul 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, 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, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, 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 | Jun 26

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

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 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. 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 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 118. Total amount collected: $ 25,280.00.
We still need $ 4,020.00 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.00.
Donations to Project Advance and The Building Fund can be dropped off in the collection basket or the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION – JUNE 19 amounted to $ 926.47. Pro-Life Collection Envelopes are at the back of the church if parishioners would still like to contribute. Thank you for your generosity.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL:
Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents.
Saturday, July 2 – 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit Parish, 244 Lawrence Street,
New Westminster. Followed by Rosary at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Faith Formation & Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Telephone #: 604-822-4463.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
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July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

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.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 26

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: 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, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, Margaret Leier and Claire Menzies

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

The Bulletin | Jun 19

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

FAREWELL LUNCHEON FOR SISTER MARGUERITE SOMERS:
Sister Marguerite Somers has been requested to return to her community in Ottawa. She will be leaving on June 30, 2011. A farewell luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 25. Mass at 12 Noon at St. Peter’s Church, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

NO 9 AM MASS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 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. 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 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.

Dear brother priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver:
Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we also recognize the wonderful gift of fatherhood: our natural fathers, adoptive fathers, foster fathers and all who are father figures in our lives.
Fathers are the first protectors of the family, and along with mothers, the primary educators about life for their children. Girls and boys first learn about the dignity and wonder of life in their families from the example of their parents. The family is where children are formed in the truth that every person is created in the image and likeness of God.
Blessed John Paul II said that “the future of humanity passes by way of the family”; and so does the future of the Church. Within the family, children hear that life is a gift from God, sacred and inviolable. They welcome with joy a new brother or sister into the family. From their mother and father, children learn to care for elderly relatives and grandparents. From the example of their parents, young people learn what it means to build a new culture of life in Canada.
I ask parents once again to educate their children in living the pro-life message by explaining to them why life is a gift always to be respected from conception to natural death. It is especially important that parents discuss life issues with their teenagers and prepare them for living in a secular world where convenience and selfishness all too often rule the day.
Above all it is my hope that the Gospel of life will be assimilated through prayer. Our Archdiocesan “Prayer for Reverence for Life” is a helpful tool to bring this message to our children in daily prayer within the family.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family, let us ask God to make every family a sanctuary of life where unconditional respect for every human is fostered.
With gratitude for your support of the pro-life initiatives in the Archdiocese and a request for your generous support, I offer you the assurance of my prayers and remain
Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of pledges received: 116. Total amount collected: $ 25,100.00.
We still need $ 4,200.00 to meet our diocesan goal of $ 29,300.00. Donations to Project Advance and The Building Fund can be made at the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

Faith Formation & Summer School– St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Van. www.stmarkscollege.ca.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
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July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 19

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: 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, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, Margaret Leier and Claire Menzies

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

The Bulletin | Jun 12

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

FAREWELL LUNCHEON FOR SR. MARGUERITE SOMERS:
Saturday, June 25, 12 noon, Parish Hall. Our parish will host a farewell luncheon for Sr. Marguerite Somers who will be returning to her Mother House in Ottawa.

PROJECT ADVANCE CAMPAIGN: Total pledges – 102. Total Amount – $ 21,560.00.
Diocesan Goal for St. Peter’s – $ 29,300.00. We still need $ 7,740 to meet our goal.
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take 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, and credit card. Building 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.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 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. 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 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION (Father’s Day), next Sunday, June 19. 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.

Faith Formation and Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver. www.stmarkscollege.ca; 604-822-4463.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
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July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 12

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: 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, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, Margaret Leier and Claire Menzies

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

Please keep in your prayers:
1) Patricia Grout (wife of Noel) who died on Friday, June 3.
Memorial Mass, Monday, June 13, 12 Noon at St. Peter’s Church.
2) Al Wunderlich (husband of Esther) who died on Monday, June 6.
Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, June 11 at St. Peter’s.
May their families find comfort and peace at this time of loss.

The Bulletin | Jun 5

YOUNG-AT-HEART are planning a trip to London Farms in Richmond Thursday, June 23. Bus, entry, tour and tea $ 31.50 to $ 44.30. For information phone Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

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

PROJECT ADVANCE CAMPAIGN: Total pledges – 90, Total Amount – $ 19, 190.00.
Diocesan Goal for St. Peter’s – $ 29,300.00.
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take 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, and credit card. Building 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.

PICTURES FROM THE HOLY LAND TOUR – Friday, June 10, 7:00 pm. Peter and Magda Van Zyl: Pictures from the Holy Land Tour last October. Please join us. Refreshments.

PARISH PICNIC – Sunday, July 10, 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. 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 starting Saturday June 11, 5 pm until Sunday July 3, 5 pm. Come out and have fun. Games for all ages.

Faith Formation and Summer School – St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver. www.stmarkscollege.ca; 604-822-4463.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Relics – Fr. J. Horgan.
Monday July 4, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Discernment – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Devotion to Jesus – Fr. J. Horgan.
Tuesday July 5, 9 am – 4 pm. Pilgrimage. M. Wicken & M. Robertson.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Lectio Divina – Dr. E. Park.
Wednesday July 6, 9 am – 4 pm. Spiritual Direction – Fr. E. Fernandes.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Liturgy of the Hours – Dr. E. Park.
Thursday July 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Eucharist and Devotion – Bishop G. Wiesner.
Friday July 8. 9 am – 4 pm. Marian Devotions. Dr. E. Park.
Friday July 8, 9 am – 4 pm. Sacraments and Sacramentals. Bishop G. Wiesner.
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July 4 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Theories of Religious Development – Fr. D. Creamer.
July 4 – 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Reading Film – B. Marchfeldor.
July 4 – 15, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Old Testament – Fr. W. Vogels.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Gospel of John – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. St. Paul – Dr. E. Park.
July 11 – 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am. RCIA – Baptism – Bishop G. Wiesner.
July 11 – 15, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Social Teaching and Evangelization – Fr. G. Kennedy.

Prayers for the Sick | Jun 5

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Al Wunderlich, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Lorraine Johnson, 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, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry Leier, Margaret Leier and Claire Menzies

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

Please keep in your prayers: Bernard King (husband of Marie) who died on Sunday, May 29. Funeral Mass was held at St. Peter’s Church on Thursday, June 2.

Prayers for the Sick | May 29

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Al Wunderlich, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Lorraine Johnson, 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, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis, Wayne Cahill, Fluorina Polych, Laura Polych, Eugenia Malapitan Henry and Margaret Leier.

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

Please keep in your prayers: Tracy Gunning, (sister of Christine Gangnon) who passed away on Monday, May 23 in Kelowna.

The Bulletin | May 29

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – First Friday of the month (June 3) from 12:30 pm to 2 pm.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two Bursaries of $ 400 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.

EUTHANASIA PREVENTION COALITION are having their Third International Symposium June 3, 4 entitled “Celebrating Our Successes, Preparing For New Challenges” at Vancouver Airport Marriot Hotel.
For more information see brochures at the back of the church.

PROJECT ADVANCE CAMPAIGN: Total pledges – 71, Total Amount – $ 16,360.00.
Diocesan Goal for St. Peter’s – $ 29,300.00.
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take 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, and credit card. Building 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.
Letter from the Archbishop:
On Pentecost, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will celebrate its first Stewardship Awareness Sunday. On this day of celebrating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we ponder the many gifts we have received and consider prayerfully our commitment of time, talent and treasure to our parish and wider Church community. Do we give God the best time of our day by making prayer a priority? How do we use our talents in the service of others? Can we honestly say we are giving generously of our treasure to support the Church’s mission?
Stewardship is a wonderful gift for renewal that touches the heart of Archdiocesan life. Putting God first in our lives by practicing stewardship deepens our faith. By cultivating a spirit of gratitude, instead of resentment, and by practicing generosity instead of measuring out exactly what is owed, good stewards experience a freedom from want and care that is truly liberating. By letting go of their dependence on the things of this world, they receive back a hundredfold from our loving God.
On Stewardship Awareness Sunday, let us focus on making stewardship a way of life. As we prayerfully reflect on the gifts each of us has been given, I ask that you consider how good and responsible a steward of those gifts you have been.
What better way to put our Project Advance theme, “Touching Many Lives” into action than by sharing God’s abundant blessings with those around us. Let us remember to give thanks to those who are living lives of service and ask the Holy Spirit for inspiration and guidance that all may know that joy of service in ministry in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver.

YOUNG-AT-HEART are planning a trip to London Farms in Richmond Thursday, June 23. Bus, entry, tour and tea $ 31.50 to $ 44.30. For information phone Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

THE NEXT CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER: Encounter will be held on Saturday/Sunday, June 4/5 at St. Peter’s Parish. Spaces are still available. Contact www.ceewest.com or 604-451-3300.

FAITH FORMATION AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE: Registration is now open for the Summer Continuing Education and Graduate courses July 4 – 15. Take one day course, five days of formation or a graduate course in Old Testament, the Gospel of John, RCIA, the New Evangelization and more. Register by person; phone, 604-822-6862; e-mail registrar@stmarkscollege.ca or continuinged@stmarkscollege.ca; visit http://stmarkscolloege.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-institute.

The Bulletin | May 22

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB will be coming to St. Peter’s on Wednesday, May 25, 7 pm to administer the sacrament of confirmation to the following confirmands. Keep them in your prayers:
Danica Blackwood, Jessica Drygalski, Joszef Gaber, Diego Gomez Saenz, Emily Lowry, Agnes Natoc, Shelby Ranville, Colin Sarauer, Sarah Stuart, Mikhaella Teodoro, Natasha Lei Verzosa Richelle Veters, William Veters, Ellen Laura Wakely.
A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO THE PREP CATECHISTS (2010-2011), for their time, dedication and service to our PREP Children and St. Peter’s Church.
Peter McConville & Christie Bruce (PREP Coordinators),
Catalina Trinidad/Annabelle Almonte (Level 1), Jennifer Vander Zalm/Niuvy Rochabrun (Level 2), Robin Smith/Neivy Rochabrun (Level 3), Jennifer Simmer/Grace Villanueva (Level 4),
Wally Licas (Level 5), Marisa Brown/Heidi Fernandes (Level 6) and Rob Kok (Level 7).

VOLUNTEERS OF VARIOUS MINISTRIES – Pick up your new schedule from the back of the church.

PROJECT ADVANCE CAMPAIGN: Total pledges – 46, Total Amount – $ 8,065.00.
Diocesan Goal for St. Peter’s – $ 29,300.00.
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take 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, and credit card. Building 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 welcome the new Refugee Family from Iraq sponsored by St. Peter’s Parish – EMAD DAWOOD, BASMAA BASHEER, SANDRA BASHEER, THAMER BASHEER, and AND TANYA BASHEER.
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE – Nora Riordan, Bill & Norah Andrew, Marisa Brown, Carole McConville, Mary Shore, volunteers Bassel, Sam and Tom Youssef, Rod Giddens, Chris Mate, Gerry Spindor & all parishioners who generously contributed with household items.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two Bursaries of $ 400 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 are planning a trip to London Farms in Richmond Thursday, June 23. Bus, entry, tour and tea $ 31.50 to $ 44.30. For information phone Anne Heath at 604-522-8542.

CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER:
The Next Catholic Engaged Encounter will be held on Saturday/Sunday, June 4/5 at St. Peter’s Parish. Spaces are still available. Contact www.ceewest.com or 604-451-3300.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: Father Elton Fernandes, S.J, and Robert Des Cotes are coming to St Peter’s to introduce us to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The purpose of the Spiritual Exercises is to discover what hinders me from drawing closer to Christ, to come to know Christ more intimately and to clarify his call to me. In other words, it is an opportunity to know Christ more clearly, to love him more dearly and to follow him more nearly. This retreat is a prayerful introduction to the Spiritual Exercises. It will take place over two evenings and one day (Thursday May 26, 7-9pm, Friday May 27, 7-9pm and Saturday May 28, 9am-4pm). Cost $ 45. To register call 604-874-6246 or via email at imago@shaw.ca. The retreat is limited to 30 people. First priority is given to members of St. Peter’s. If you are interested, register as soon as possible.

The New Westminster Ministerial Association presents “Testament of a Naked Man – The Gospel According to Mark”. A dramatic interpretation by Angus Stuart at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Sapperton (Knox) Square, Sapperton on East Columbia next to Starbucks.The power of the Gospel story is brought to life in this one-man dramatization of the life and death of Jesus as told by St. Mark. Reserve your seat for $ 10 or stand for free. Call 604-524-6712 or e-mail markstestament@shaw.ca.

Prayers for the Sick | May 22

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | May 15

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

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

Please keep in your prayers: Anne Kump who passed away on Sunday, May 8. May her family find comfort and peace at this time of loss. Funeral Mass was held at St. Peter’s on Friday, May 13.

Prayers for the Sick | May 8

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Al Wunderlich, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Malek Agei , Lorraine Johnson, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Tracy Gunning, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco, Rosa Scigliano, Thomas McCrossan, Micheline Davis and Wayne Cahill.

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

The Bulletin | May 1

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 604-521-0856.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two Bursaries of $ 400 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.

PREP REMINDERS:
May 18 – YEAR END BBQ, PARENTS/GUARDIANS INVITED, 6:30 PM.
May 25 – CONFIRMATION, 7 PM.

BIBLE STUDY WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 3 at 7 pm.

THANK YOU:
1. To all the choirs and the directors for their singing and music at Easter.
2. Thanks to Toni De Marchi for the beautiful floral decorations in the sanctuary.

NEWS FROM THE RESPECT LIFE OFFICE:
1. PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am Mass at St. Bernadette Parish, 6543 – 132nd Street, Surrey. Followed by Rosary at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
2. FOCUS ON LIFE DINNER: The 13th Annual Gala Dinner featuring Guest Speaker, Jason Jones, filmmaker, philanthropist and producer of the critically acclaimed film, Bella, will be held at Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver on May 9. Doors open at 5:30, dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets: $ 75 per person or table of ten for $ 750. To reserve tickets contact Signal Hill at 1-800-774-4625.
3. MARCH FOR LIFE: The Annual March for Life will take place in Victoria on Thursday, May 12 at noon. Archbishop Miller will be leading a delegation of several hundred parishioners and 400 Catholic High School students to the march, and celebrating the Youth mass preceding the march. Bishop Gagnon will be celebrating Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Some members of St. Peter’s Pro-Life Group are taking a bus over there. The bus is organized by Surrey-Delta Pro-Life and leaves from Precious Blood Parish in Cloverdale. If you wish to join us, please phone Surrey-Delta pro-Life at 604-574-0225 and reserve your place. If you need a ride to Cloverdale or wish to car-pool please phone Ivor at 604-523-0573.

SALE OF HOLY LAND CRAFTS – Saturday/Sunday, May 14/15 before and after masses.
In order to promote steady employment for the minority Christians in Bethlehem & Jerusalem, those families who carve the olive wood are seeking our support by purchasing their crafts only available today. The sale is our little way of assisting this community and supporting the last minority of Christians to be rooted in the Land of Christ. You can buy the religious crafts for gifts or collection. All types of payments are accepted. Please note that we don’t accept or take any donations. For information contact Farid Qumsieh at 604-854-5753.
E-mail: fjqumsieh@hotmail.com.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – SUNDAY MAY 1, 11 AM MASS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNICANTS:
Joseph Anthony Agas, Mark Joseph A. Almonte, Matthew John F. Carlos, Roxanna Cespedes, Jonathan Stuart Charles, Martin Robert Chmiel, Mattias Antonio Ciprian, Joseph Tristan M. Comia, Josef Gordon Wolfgang Ellam, Maxine Nicole R. Gavino, Rico Fernando Odulio Green, Daniel Marto Jacinto, Ethan Jacob Kentel, Riley Langner, Sofia Isabel Grecia Lyons, Dante Mate, Sydney Alexandra Mercier, Michaella Marie Rivera, Lily Margaret Mary Roberts, Oscar Charles Ryan, Jacqueline Katryna Simmer, Isabella Santimbre Ulitin, Kristina Anne Vagvolgyi.

Prayers for the Sick | May 1

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Al Wunderlich, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Malek Agei , Lorraine Johnson, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Tracy Gunning, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco, Rosa Scigliano, Thomas McCrossan and Micheline Davis.

May they experience the love and warmth they need, that they may be healed in body and spirit.
Please keep in your prayers: James Cahill (son of Mary Cahill) who passed away on Tuesday, April 26.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at noon.

The Bulletin | Apr 24

PREP REMINDERS:
May 1 – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, 11 AM MASS.
May 18 – YEAR END BBQ, PARENTS/GUARDIANS INVITED, 6:30 PM.
May 25 – CONFIRMATION, 7 PM.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, MAY 1 – 3 pm: Info Grace @ 604-517-5558/Louisa 604-521-7956.

BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II – MAY 1.
A special Eucharistic celebration will be held at the Holy Rosary Cathedral on May 1 at 2:30 pm followed by a reception and a display of photos, at Holy Rosary Hall, featuring the life of Pope John Paul II.
The following link offers a glimpse into the life of Pope John Paul II and his historic visit to Vancouver in 1984. http://www.rcav.org/jp2

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS:
1) 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, May 2 at St. Peter’s Church Hall. All parishioners are welcome. The 4 course dinner is $ 25 per person. Contact Gerry Spindor at
604-931-7108 for tickets.
2) PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Next Sunday, May 1st after the 9 am and 11 am masses.
3) The proceeds of last month’s Pancake Breakfast ($ 300. 00) is sent to Share Lent.

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 604-521-0856.

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 for pick-up on Saturday, April 30th between 11 am and
4 pm at Luke 15 House, 604-930-4884, 11861 99th Avenue, Surrey. Gracepoint Community Church,
604-531-5594, 3487 King George Highway, South Surrey.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 24

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Al Wunderlich, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Malek Agei , Lorraine Johnson, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Tracy Gunning, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco, Rosa Scigliano, Thomas McCrossan and Micheline Davis.

Please keep in your prayers: Leo Licas (father of Wally Licas) who passed away on Thursday, April 21.

J. Kevin Coyle: April 25, 1943 to October 20, 2010.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30/11 at 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Chapel – 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta, for John Kevin Coyle. Kevin grew up in New Westminster and was a member of St. Peter’s Parish. Kevin spent most of his life in Ottawa, teaching at St. Paul’s University – a funeral was held in Ottawa in October 2010.

The Bulletin | Apr 17

NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION – Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 Global TV, 4:00 pm and 7:00 p.m.

PREP SHADOW STATIONS: The Level 7 PREP class will again be having their Shadow Stations of the Cross, Wednesday, April 20th at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome!

BIBLE STUDY: No Bible Study on Monday, April 18. The next Bible Study will be on Monday, April 25 at 7 pm.

This year we read St. Matthew’s Passion on Palm Sunday. One sentence has been misunderstood by Christians for centuries. This has caused anti-Semitic attitudes and feelings against Jewish people; many have died because of Christian anti-Semitism. In his recent book Jesus of Nazareth, Part II, 2011, p. 186-7, Pope Benedict gives us the correct meaning of this sentence in St. Matthew.
“When in Matthew’s account the “whole people” say: “His blood be on us and on our children” (27:25), the Christian will remember that Jesus’ blood speaks a different language from the blood of Abel (Heb 12:24); it does not cry out for vengeance and punishment; it brings reconciliation. It is not poured out against anyone; it is poured out for many, for all. Read in the light of faith, it means that we all stand in need of the purifying power of love which is his blood. These words are not a curse, but rather redemption, salvation. Only when understood in terms of the theology of the Last Supper and the Cross, does this verse from Matthew take on its correct meaning”.

REFUGEE FUND DINNER: Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the silent auction, greeting, serving cooking, and clean-up, the people who donated to the silent auction and grab bags: CWL, Knights of Columbus, Young-At-Heart, Social Justice, St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Mary Davidson; donations for the door prizes: Safeway, Royal City Farmers’ Market, Save-On-Foods, Andy Boch, John Forget: A Big Thank You to Andy and Stefani Boch for a wonderful meal, Gerry Spindor MC, Vern & Alicia Piper for music, John & Lily Forget for the flowers, Stefani Boch for placemats and prayer cards, and Larry Lambert (bar). $ 2,544.32 (Dinner)/$ 2,052.75 (donations).
Refugee Fund Committee: Nora Riordan (Chair), Jean Bouchard, Andy & Stefanie Boch, Margarete Bradley, John Forget and Gerry Spindor.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, MAY 1: Everyone welcome! Celebrate with us – The Legion of Mary Praesidium of Mary Immaculate and Queen’s Park Mass Team/Prayer Group will lead a nine-day prayer to start on Good Friday. The first two 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 @ 604-517-5558/Louisa @ 604-521-7956.

GOOD FRIDAY PONTIFICAL COLLECTION: The collection this year on Good Friday, April 22 will be in support of the Christian communities, the Holy Land, the upkeep of the Holy Sites and the formation of future priests.

Prayers for the Sick | Apr 17

Please remember those among our families and friends who are suffering the burden of illness or pain especially: Fleur Ange Diemert, Jessie Galliano, Peter Hendricks, Russell Jurick, Fran Thomson, Michael Breslin, Ludwina Cox, Araceli Castillo, Maria Gameiro, Al Wunderlich, Ana Maria Lorenzo, Christine Morrison, Paula McLaughlin, Malek Agei , Lorraine Johnson, Chris Cooley, Cora Viray, Olivera Lambeta, Gayle L., Doug Parker, Teresita Morabito, Christina Donovan, Hermine Gauthier, Julio Manghi, Kathleen McGuire, Norma Barlow, Donna Montgomery, Tracy Gunning, Elizabeth Kelly, Molly Lee, Lorraine Cahill, Francesco, Rosa Scigliano, Thomas McCrossan and Micheline Davis.

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

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