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CWL New Members Needed: The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is the largest national organization of Catholic women in Canada. St. Peter’s CWL has the distinct honour of being the oldest league in the lower mainland, having been in existence since February 1923. The CWL supports numerous church and community charities, and assists in parish activities when requested. In order to carry out our important work, we are looking for new members. Meetings are usually held at 10:00 am on the 2nd Thursday of each month; however, this Thursday, March 13, we are holding a special 7:00 p.m. evening meeting to enable working CWL members and anyone interested in joining to attend. Following Mass today, a CWL member will be at the back of the church to hand out information pamphlets.

YAH BINGO – Thursday, March 13 and 20, 1 pm in the Hall. Admission is $ 1.00 which includes refreshments and $ 1.00 per card for 10 games. Come on out and have some fun and bring a friend.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Spring (Lent) campaign is in progress for details see poster on bulletin board. HOLY HOUR – Lent Worship in the Style of Taize, 7 – 8 pm. Wed., March 12 – April 16 @ Shiloh-Sixth

Avenue United Church, 1111 6th Avenue, New West. Phone: 604-522-3443 or www.shiloh-6ave.net. NO 9 AM MASS, SATURDAY, March 15.

GIFT: Mark your calendar for this year’s GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) event on Wednesday, April 9. Our theme is “Rising With Christ” and will focus on the events of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. The evening begins with supper at 5:30 pm, followed by breakout sessions with age appropriate learning opportunities and activities for all—children to adults. Sunday ticket sales begin the weekend of March 15/16 till April 5/6. Tickets will also be sold to PREP families at the March 12 and April 2 classes. The cost is: Adults $ 10.00; seniors and children 5 – 11 years, $ 5:00; families of 3 or more, $ 25.00. We are in need of more volunteers to help run this event. If you can help, please call the parish office.

New Westminster Ministerial Association presents MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Tuesday, March 11: Queen’s Avenue United Church (529 Queen’s Avenue). Organ Recital by Rachel Alflatt.

LENTEN RETREAT at St. Andrew’s Parish, 480 East 47 Avenue, Vancouver, March 17,18,19, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. 6:30 pm – Praise & Worship, 7:00 pm – Holy Mass, preaching, Eucharistic Adoration.

MEET YOUR RELATIVES PART TWO – GRASSROOTS ECUMENISM: Offices of Ecumenical Relations of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Anglican Diocese of New Westminster are hosting a series of gatherings and dialogue that will help build relationship and friendship, and honour the gifts of service we bring to our communities. The conversations in a relaxed, respectful and joyful environment will help Catholics and Anglicans to grow together in faith, love and service as valued members of the Body of Christ. The second gathering will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral in New Westminster, Sunday, March 23. More info and registration: Marjeta Bobnar at 604-683-0281 ext. 229 or mbobnar@rcav.org. http://rcav.org/meet-your-relatives/

Preview Week at Corpus Christi College for prospective students. Visit our campus, drop into a class, meet our students and faculty. Experience vibrant student life at CCC firsthand on Mar. 19-21, daytime. Please see details and RSVP at www.corpuschristi.ca, or email recruiter@corpuschristi.ca.

CLIMATE CHANGE CHANGES ME – Free Saturday Seminars at St. Barnabas, 1010 Fifth Avenue, New Minster till April 26, 3 – 5 pm. For more information check the bulletin board or to pre-register contact climatechange@beaconunitarian.org.

The book on the history of Saint Mary’s Hospital is available through the parish office. No set cost, donation to Saint Mary’s Health Foundation would be appreciated.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION: In today’s Gospel Jesus was tempted to stray from the path the Father had set for him. What temptations lure you from the path of discipleship? There is so much in our materialistic society to tempt us. The beauty of stewardship as a way of life is that it enables the Christian steward to resist the enticement of excessive consumerism and materialism. Stewardship inspires us to discern between needs and wants and brings a measure of balance to our lives. Stewardship provides the necessary discipline needed to live in a consumer culture yet not be consumed by it. This Lenten season let us pray that we may live a lifestyle in which we possess sensibly.