The Bulletin | Jul 15

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NO MASSES ON Monday’s, July 16 / 23 and Saturday’s July 21 / 28.

PARISHIONERS WHO PARK IN THE LOADING ZONE please refrain from doing so as seniors cannot be dropped at that zone and they have to walk up the hill if dropped elsewhere.

ZUMBA POTLUCK – Tuesday, July 24 after the regular class. THE LAST ZUMBA CLASS WILL BE ON Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Next class resumes on Tuesday, Sept. 4, same time.

Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. # of Pledges: 112. Total Amount Collected: $ 34,472.
If a parishioner would like to contribute towards Project Advance, they can do so by filling out a brochure from the church entrance, contact the parish office or online at:
Donations can be made through the Sunday Building Fund Envelopes or contact the parish office.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
In February, Pope Benedict XVI called on the international community to come to the aid of West Africa’s Sahel region, noting its extreme poverty and worsening conditions.

Since then, the area has continued to experience a food crisis brought about by low rainfall and drought. The area is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis that will leave about 15 million people at risk of not having enough food.

It is crucial that we, whom the Lord has blessed with such abundance, respond to the

dire needs of our brothers and sisters. On July 22, a special second collection in the Archdiocese will be taken for the needs of the Sahel region.

The funds raised will help support large-scale food distribution projects organized by Caritas Mali, Caritas Niger and Caritas Burkina Faso.

On the weekend of July 22, please use the special collection envelopes that you will find in your pews, or donate online at

As you remember the drought-afflicted of Africa in your prayers, I offer the assurance of my prayers for you and your families, I am

Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver

Please Note: Cheques have to be made out to St. Peter’s Church. Please do not forget to put in your full name and address on the special emergency envelopes in order to get a tax receipt. The parish will send one cheque to the Archdiocese.

Our Annual Parish Picnic, held last Sunday afternoon at Queen’s Park was blessed with good weather, was well attended, and was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank all those who attended. A special thanks to all those whose efforts made the picnic, once again a success! From the coordination of each pre and post meal activity, to the donations of the delicious desserts (CWL, Young-At-Heart, parishioners) we all enjoyed, we couldn’t have done it without you! We also wish to thank the staff of New Westminster’s Parks & Recreation Concession Outdoor Catering Services for the wonderful meal and service they provided us.