The Bulletin

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 20

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

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

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

 

The Bulletin | Nov 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING – November 20.

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

 

 

The Bulletin | Nov 13

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

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

SENIORS KEEPFIT EXERCISES CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

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

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

Reverend and dear Father:

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

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

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

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

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

J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver

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

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

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

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

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


 

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 13

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

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

 

Prayers for the Sick | Nov 6

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

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

 

The Bulletin | Nov 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINISTRY OF CATECHISTS

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

a) PREP Coordinators: Peter McConville and Christie Bruce.

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

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

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

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

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

ASSISTANTS: Elizabeth Kok, Sarah Kok and Theo Kok.

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

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

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

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


 

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 30

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

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

 

The Bulletin | Oct 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS.

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

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

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

Al Wunderlich.

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

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

INVITATION TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS.

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

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

Stewardship Reflection

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 30

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

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


 

The Bulletin | Oct 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Prayer for the Sick | Oct 23

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

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

The Bulletin | Oct 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 16

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

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

The Bulletin | Oct 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 9

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

The Bulletin | Oct 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Oct 2

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

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

The Bulletin | Sep 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 18

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

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

Please keep in your prayers:

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

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

The Bulletin | Sept 11

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 11

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

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

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

The Bulletin | Sep 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Sep 4

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for the Sick | Aug 28

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

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

The Bulletin | Aug 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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