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THANK YOU to Jennifer Vander Zalm, Christie Bruce, Carole Wylie, Michaela Gavino and Krista Tibay for a wonderful job with 27 First Communicants. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for hosting a scrumptious Pancake Breakfast for the First Communicants, the CWL for their gifts to the children and Toni De Marchi for decorating the sanctuary.

PREP REMINDERS:
1) MAY 19: CONFIRMATION, 11 AM MASS.
2) JUNE 5: LAST REGULAR CLASS.
3) JUNE 12:YEAR END BBQ in the Church Hall, 5:30 – 7 pm.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THE GIFT CELEBRATION held on Wednesday, May 8 a GREAT SUCCESS! GUEST SPEAKER: Teresa Macht. PLANNING TEAM: Angie Kok (Coordinator), Rob Kok, Stefanie Boch, Margarete Bradley, Barry Dubbin, Liz DaSilva, Catalina Trinidad, Marian MacDougall, Alicia Piper, Eileen Brown, Nora Riordan, Gerry Spindor, Christie Bruce, Jennifer Vander Zalm, Magda Van Zyl, Sunila Thomas, Wally Licas, Anna Rekowska and Peter Von Riedeman. VOLUNTEERS: Anna Almonte, Krista Tibay, and the YOUTH WHO SERVED DINNER.

BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: The parish is once again running a Building Enhancement Fund Campaign. Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help pay for the roof and the projectors.

DVD Series Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of the Faith at the Hall, 7:00 pm on Tues., May 14.

CWL BURSARY: Two Bursaries totalling $ 500 each to a son/daughter of a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish graduating from a Catholic High School or Public High School. Must be deserving academically and financially and continues to study at a post secondary institution. Applications are available at the back of the Church and must be returned by May 15. For further information call Mary Davidson at 604-526-7253. The CWL would like donations of wool. For information call Anne Kroeker at 604-526-6602.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. For further information call 604-525-3030.

NATIONAL WEEK FOR THE FAMILY, May 12 – 19. Pope Francis said: “It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents.”

KENYA MISSION AWARENESS 2013: On Thursday, May 16, Father Gerry Conlan, OMI, will speak about his missionary experiences in Kenya in the Hall at 7:00 pm. This is the same mission where Father Ken Forster served for nine years. We invite you to come and meet Fr. Gerry and through his presentation, learn more about the beautiful people of Kenya.

PROJECT ADVANCE 2013 “OPEN WIDE THE DOOR OF FAITH”
Dear Friends in Christ:
When introducing the Year of Faith, our Holy Father said that “to enter through the door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime.” As they make their way on their journey, many have to meet various pressing needs. We are blessed to be able to open a door for them. Your gift to Project Advance will be opening the door of faith for young people as they grow in knowledge, love of God and service to others in our schools, and for young adults as they become more involved in our parishes and communities. Other programs support those with various challenges to help them learn more about the Lord. As well, you will be opening the door for all those who turn to one of our Catholic Charities because they are hungry, homeless or marginalized. With your gift, you are opening wide the door for others. Thank you for recognizing that God has given you the blessings of faith, family and treasure. I ask you to be as generous as possible, so that together we may ensure that all those who knock will find a door open for them. With cordial best wishes and the assurance of my prayers for you and your families, I am Sincerely yours in Christ, J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver
Canvassers will be available after all Masses to take pledges. Our parish diocesan goal is $ 32,500. Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous.