The Bulletin | Apr 22

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CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totaling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 15th. For further information call Mary @ 604-526-7253.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2) RLED 512: Catechetics by Patrick Gillespie.

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

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