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


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

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

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

mercy for us.

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”.

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.


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

hours of the night. It has four distinct stages:

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

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

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

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