The Bulletin

The Bulletin | Mar 6

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Saturday, April 9th after the 5 pm Mass we will be having a fundraising dinner for our refugee family (who will be coming soon). More info to come.

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED FOR THE 9:00 AM MASS: There is a real shortage of altar servers’ for the 9:00 am Sunday mass. If you can serve at this Mass, or can switch from one of the other Masses in order to serve at the 9:00 am Mass, it would be much appreciated. Please contact the Parish Office or Marisa Brown at 604-523-0573 if you can help out by serving at this Mass.

LENT MINI RETREAT – Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enhance your prayer time in 5 Simple steps using journaling techniques at St. Peter’s Church Hall, facilitated by author Diane C Doyle. Pre register by phoning 604-880-7394 or go to www.sketchajournal.com. Cost $ 29 includes sketchajournal and refreshments. Info: contact Diane Doyle at 604-522-0440 or
604-880-7394.

ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, LENT BEGINS.
Mass Times: 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in Lent after the Noon Mass. Lent is a preparation of Easter, a time of conversion, growth, repentance, almsgiving and prayer. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstaining from meat for all adults. Lent is the final period of preparation for catechumens and candidates who will receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. We are all called to repentance and renewal in which we can celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation.

SIMPLICITY AND PRAYER IN LENT: An evening of reflection, an opportunity to reflect on the season and its meaning by Fr. Craig Scott, on March 7 – 6 p.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 1320 Johnson Street, Coquitlam. Cost: $15 per person, light supper included. Online registration: www.rcav.org/ore. Click on Twilight Retreats; Fax: 604-689-5673.

MARDI GRAS NIGHT AT ST. MARK’S COLLEGE: Come and celebrate with the UBC Catholic Clubs. March 8, 6:00 pm onwards. Charity Casino, Pancake Buffet, and Carnival – games and fun for the whole family! @ St. Mark’s College, 5935 Iona Drive. Info: 604-822-4463 /stmarks.campusministry@gmail.com.

FREEDOM – RECONCILIATION EVENT FOR YOUTH: Make plans to join us for Freedom, the original reconciliation event for youth and young adults offered by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. It will be on Friday, March 11, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish, 20676 Fraser Hwy, Langley. Open to high school teens and young adults, all participants will experience first-hand the healing power of Christ through music, prayer, testimonies and teachings, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more info, visit www.oyyam.com.

EXPLORE THE RICH SUNDAY SCRIPTURES: A Retreat Day: Dive into Lent by exploring the rich Sunday scriptures of Year A Liturgical Cycle with Sr. Monica on March 12, 9:30 to 4 p.m. at the Cenacle, 5989 Mackenzie Street. Reservations, call 604-266-1611.

INFORMATION MEETINGS ON PERMANENT DIACONATE: Archbishop J. Michael Miller and Monsignor Gregory Smith will be conducting information meetings on Permanent Diaconate: March 15, 7:30 pm at St. Helen’s Parish, 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby and on April 2, 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Kim Parish, 10222 – 161st Street, Surrey.

MARCH 6, 2011 – 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Our Lord gives us two distinct commands today. We must listen and we must act. We listen when we participate in Mass. We act when we participate in the ministry of the parish. We need to do both for a strong foundation. Participating more fully in the liturgy and life of the parish may require some changes on our part. We may have to move away from our current lifestyle so that we can move closer to God.

Prayers for the Sick | Mar 6

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

The Bulletin | Feb 27

PRE – LENT PROGRAM – On Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 to 9:00 pm our parish will be having evening of prayer, followed by a presentation, discussion and refreshment. The theme for this session is “Stations of the Cross as a form of Pilgrimage”.

YOUNG-AT-HEART SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY TEA: The Young-At-Heart will be having a Special St. Patrick’s Day Tea on Thursday, March 3rd after the Noon Mass. Tickets: $ 5.00 each will be sold after the 9 am and 11 am Masses. Don’t forget to wear GREEN.

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

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the sick on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6. All adults and children whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive this sacrament.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver is assigned three days during the year for Eucharistic Adoration. We are having it on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Thursday, March 3: 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4: 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5: 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

There are sign-up sheets at the back of the Church to assure that someone will be in the Church during these times.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Saturday, April 9th after the 5 pm Mass we will be having a fundraising dinner for our refugee family (who will be coming soon). More info to come.

CHURCH RENOVATIONS: We would like to thank the following for their hard work to make the church look beautiful.

CHURCH RENOVATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Ed De Marchi (Chairperson), Angela Levy, Deirdre Lane, Fred Hoffer, Bill Conolly, Sloane Drennan, Paula Marie Manuel, Wally Licas and Corina Meisl. A special Thank You to Rod Giddens and his many volunteers and Margarete Bradley. Thank You to the CWL for their generous contribution of $ 5000.00 towards the Church Renovations.

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED FOR THE 9:00 AM MASS: There is a real shortage of altar servers’ for the 9:00 am Sunday mass. If you can serve at this Mass, or can switch from one of the other Masses in order to serve at the 9:00 am Mass, it would be much appreciated. Please contact the Parish Office or Marisa Brown at 604-523-0573 if you can help out by serving at this Mass.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2011 – How Many Loaves Have You? Written by the women of Chile. World Day of Prayer will be held at St. Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, 1320 7th Avenue (at 14th Street), New Westminster. Friday, March 4 @ 1:30 pm. For information contact 604-522-7581. Please join us.

LENT MINI RETREAT – Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enhance your prayer time in 5 Simple steps using journaling techniques at St. Peter’s Church Hall, facilitated by author Diane C Doyle. Pre register by phoning 604-880-7394 or go to www.sketchajournal.com. Cost $ 29 includes sketchajournal and refreshments. Info: contact Diane Doyle at 604-522-0440 or 604-880-7394.

TALK BY JIM MURPHY: Topics: Is Holiness achievable? Obstacles to Holiness, Why Holiness is Essential and the Fruit of Holiness in Our Lives. March 4 and 5 begins with Mass: Friday, 7 pm and Saturday, 9 am at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 7455 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby. Info: 604-460-0014 or www.vccrs.ca.

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL: Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB will celebrate Mass at St. Patrick’s Parish, 2881 Main Street Vancouver on March 5, 9 am, followed by Vigil at Women’s Hospital.

Prayers for the Sick | Feb 27

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

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