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Please keep in your prayers: Sybil Byrne who passed away on August 30.

ZUMBA FITNESS: Tuesday’s and Friday’s 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

LINE DANCING: Friday’s 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm in the Parish Hall.

CWL ANNUAL BAZAAR – Saturday, October 27, 10 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall.

It’s that time of year again! We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction, Baking Table, Jewellery Booth, Crafts and Sewing Booth and Christmas Booth. Cash donations are also welcome! Raffle tickets will be on sale from the beginning of October for $ 10 a book. If you have any good new or quality items to donate or need any more information, please contact Anne at 604-526-6602.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE – SHARING WITH JOY:
Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. # of Pledges: 114. Total Amount Collected: $ 34,772.

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: www.rcav.org.
BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND UPDATE: $ 24,868.02.
Donations can be made through the Sunday Building Fund Envelopes or contact the parish office.

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP):
Registration and classes for Level 1 – 7 will begin at 6:15pm on September 12. The cost for the year is $50/student which includes books and is tax deductible with a max cost of $100/family. This program will run every Wednesday evening from 6:15 pm-7:30 pm. Parents, please be in the church at 7:15pm for announcements each night and to pick up your children.

Adult Faith Formation and RCIA: Do you want to learn more about your Catholic faith? Join us at our weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 / 9:00 pm beginning on October 9 in one of the meeting rooms. This is also an invitation for those adults who want to join the RCIA in preparation for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) or for those members of other Churches who are interested in joining the Catholic Church.

We cover the following topics:
1. The main teachings of the Apostles Creed about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Church;
2. The Liturgy and the Sacraments;
3. Moral values and Christian life;
4. Prayer and the spiritual life.
There is plenty of time for questions and discussions. Every question is a good one. This is a faith journey which always includes praying together and sharing our faith with each other.

Bible Study: We will continue our weekly Bible Study sessions on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm in the meeting room. This year we continue with the second half of the Acts of the Apostles. Then we will begin to study St. Paul’s Epistles. As Catholics we are always encouraged, especially by Pope Benedict, to know the Bible better. This is a good opportunity for those who are interested.

1912-2012 Centennial Good Shepherd Sister’s Presence in the Philippines – calling all alumna and former students of St. Domitilla’s School and St. Euphrasia’s School, there will be a Centennial Celebration on October 7th, 2012 in their Quezon City, Phil. address . For further information, please contact Vangie Knowles tel. (604) 524-2228 or by email @ patknowl@telus.net.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 9: “Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?” (James 2:5). What is more important – being rich in faith or rich in possessions? Society teaches us that possessions are most important. God teaches a different lesson. When we are rich in faith we know that material things really do not matter and we are more willing to share what we have.