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The Bulletin | June 16

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NO 9 AM MASS – Saturday’s June 22, 29 and Monday’s June 24 and July 1.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE TO PROJECT ADVANCE?
I means that I recognize what I have received by way of blessings in my life has come from God; it means I understand when God blesses me. He blesses others through me; it means I understand I have a responsibility to share my blessings so that the teachings of Christ may be known and experienced by all. Support, through your prayers, your work, and your gift, Project Advance 2013 – “Open Wide the Door of Faith”. Please give at our parish or online at www.rcav.org to benefit both our parish and the good work of our Archdiocese. Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. # of Pledges: 99. Amount Collected: $ 30,618.00. Donations can be made by cheque, cash or credit card. Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges.

PRO-LIFE COLLECTION: Please print your name and address clearly. Burnaby Pro-Life distributes the funds collected between Birthright, Campaign Life Coalition, itself and other local Pro-Life Groups. Donations of $ 10 or more will receive a tax receipt from Burnaby Pro-Life. Thanks for your generosity.

PARISH PICNIC – July 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Now is the time to start planning for attending this year’s parish picnic, which will be held on Sunday, July 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Queen’s Park in New Westminster. Tickets sales will begin June 22 after each of the masses. Stay tuned for more details.

Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Dr. Michael Higgins will teach a one week course on the lives and work of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen at the Vancouver School of Theology, July 8 -12. Registration/Info contact Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls 604-822-9804; email patdus@vst.edu.

Dear brother priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver: Today we celebrate Father’s Day. We give thanks for all our fathers and the father figures in our lives. Today is also Pro-life Sunday, when we are all called to reflect on our obligation to safeguard human life from its conception to its natural end.
Recently, two issues have been of particular concern to the Pro-Life cause: first, that of female gendercide, the alarming assault on the life of unborn girls. The United Nations estimates that the number of “missing” girls – those conceived but killed before they were born – could be as high as 200 million, six times the population of Canada.
The second issue is the possible widespread legalization of assisted suicide in Canada. Though Parliament overwhelmingly voted not to change the current law, various forces are working towards introducing euthanasia through our court system. The consequences of permissive legislation for our vulnerable seniors are dire. We must be prepared to be advocates for our loved ones in hospital and care homes, to ensure that they are being properly taken care of.
With cordial best wishes and gratitude for your support of the pro-life initiatives, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver