May
23
Wed
2018
Managing Difficult Conversations with Children @ St. Anthony's Parish
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This presentation will provide parents with some tools and strategies on how to practice holding difficult conversations with children (and adults!).

The following topics will be explored:

  • Creating systems and strategies in the home that help children develop the skills required to hold difficult conversations.
  • Provide a framework when dealing with children who are angry and upset.
Celebrating the New Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church – Do We Need Another One? @ Corpus Christi Church
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join Fr. Raymond de Souza as he talks about the new Feast of Mary. Mother of the Church

May
24
Thu
2018
19th Annual Archbishop Carney RSS Stars Golf Tournament @ Pitt Meadows Golf Club
May 24 all-day

Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School 19th Annual Stars Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 24th, 2018! Cost is $140 golf, power cart & banquet, $25 banquet only, $250 Hole Sponsor, golf, power cart & banquet. The tournament is Texas Scramble (Best Ball) Format. Lots of prizes! To register (by May 17th): Bill Anderson anderson@acrss.org or Angela D’Elia adelia@acrss.org or call 604-942-7465. All are welcome!

Alpha Course @ St Matthew's Parish
May 24 @ 6:30 pm

Join us on our first ever Alpha outreach at St. Matthew’s where together we will enjoy a hot meal, watch a well produced video series and engage in an open and lively conversation where you can ask questions, share ideas and build friendships. There’s no cost, no homework and no follow up. The perfect night out. Come and see where this exciting journey will lead you – you won’t be disappointed!

St. Anthony’s Alpha Thursdays @ Gigi Blin Cafe
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, April 5 – June 21, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Alpha provides an opportunity to meet others and chat about some of life’s big questions in an open and friendly environment. Alpha is for anyone and everyone. Weekly sessions typically include:
– a meal
– an intriguing talk (often on video, but not always)
– small group discussion

People enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and non-threatening atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too complex.

Faith & Friends Night @ Ricky's Family Restaurant (meeting room)
May 24 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Faith & Friends Night @ Ricky's Family Restaurant (meeting room) | Abbotsford | British Columbia | Canada

Is Faith Irrational? Ratzinger, Knowing, & The Leap of Faith
It’s time for some adult conversation and a night out! Adults are invited to join us as we celebrate Pentecost and the end of the Easter Season with dessert, appetizers, coffee, and drinks.
St. Ann’s Adult Faith Formation is sponsoring an evening out with guest speaker Dr. Andrew Kaethler, Professor and Academic Dean at Catholic Pacific College, Langley. A recent convert to Catholicism, Dr. Andrew is an engaging and dynamic speaker. Enjoy Ricky’s famous appetizers, drinks, or desserts.
Cost: Each person can order & pay as they wish from the menu (no cover)
RSVP: 604-852-5602 Ex. 227 (we will be in the buffet room)
Seating starts at 6:45 pm. Talk will start at 7:30 pm.

Faith & Friends Night @ Ricky's Restaurant
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Faith & Friends Night @ Ricky's Restaurant | Abbotsford | British Columbia | Canada

Time for some adult conversation and a night out! Adults are invited to join us as we celebrate Pentecost and the end of the Easter Season with dessert, appetizers, coffee, and drinks. Topic: Is Faith Irrational? Ratzinger, Knowing, & The Leap of Faith

St Ann’s Adult Faith Formation is sponsoring an evening out with guest speaker Dr. Andrew Kaethler, Professor and Academic Dean at Catholic Pacific College, Langley. A recent convert to Catholicism, Dr. Andrew is an engaging, witty, and dynamic speaker. Order your own appetizers, drinks, or desserts.
Cost: (no cover) RSVP: 604-852-5602 Ex. 227 (seating is limited – we will be in the conference room)

Preaching and Communicating in a Franciscan Era: What is the Church learning from an Argentine, Jesuit Pope? @ St. Mark's College at UBC
May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a Free Public Lecture featuring Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., a highly respected scripture scholar, executive producer, and church spokesperson. How far has the Church come in her understanding of media and communications? Father Rosica will discuss how Pope Francis has been modeling new methods of preaching and communicating, and how the Pope’s blunt assessment of the epidemic of fake news reveals a world leader who is sophisticated, astute, wise and bold in naming evil for what it is.

May
25
Fri
2018
Spring Fair & Garage Sale @ St Ann's Catholic Church Parish Hall
May 25 – May 26 all-day

Please join us at our annual Spring Fair and Garage Sale on Friday May 25th from 4pm- 9pm and Saturday May 26th from 9am-4pm.

Admission is free!

This family-friendly event offers unique crafts, beautiful plants in time for spring gardening and delicious home baked goods for sale. Our garage sale includes gently used household appliances, clothing, toys, books and tools. In addition to our concession, a Vietnamese dinner will be served Friday night by Vi-La Palace Restaurant, coffee & muffins Saturday morning and the Knights of Columbus will be offering a BBQ lunch on Saturday afternoon.

The Art of Daily Conversations @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

Is there someone at work, or in your family, who you feel called to befriend or further involve in your life? Whether friendships develop on the bus, by the water cooler or at the dinner table, nurturing a real relationship takes time. As these daily conversations take place, how can we tell when someone is just curious to learn more about Jesus and why we love him, even before getting invited to get to know him better?

Join us for wine and cheese and learn practical tips from Amber Zolc and the CCO Impact Team on how to share your personal journey with Christ, one conversation at a time. Register at www.discoverdiscipleship.ca. Tickets are $10 per person.

THE ART OF DAILY CONVERSATIONS
Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.
John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver, B.C.

May
26
Sat
2018
Marian Conference 2018 @ Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Come and enrich your spiritual life, find fellowship, and listen to these inspiring speakers:
– Archbishop J. Michael Miller, Spiritual Shepherd of Vancouver’s Catholic Community
– Monsignor Milivoj Bolobanic, respected exorcist priest from Croatia
– Fr. John Horgan, expert on Angels and Saints
– Fr. Bill Halbing, Bible scholar and gifted preacher
– Patrick & Joy Campbell, Oblates of St. Benedict, Spiritual First Responders
– Michael Russell O’Brien, former rock star and now Catholic Entertainment’s Best Kept Secret

All day Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Closing Vigil Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller, music by Stella Maris, Exhibitors tables and displays, on site parking, close by public transportation and eateries.

Guardian Angels Spring Bazaar @ Guardian Angels Millennium Parish Hall
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 26 & Sunday May 27, from 10am–4pm at Guardian Angels Millennium Parish Hall, 1175 Broughton St, Vancouver for our Annual Spring Bazaar. Includes a bake sale, too! For more info, please contact Guardian Angels Parish at 604-684-5775.

Birthright Vancouver: Special Mass Prayers and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary @ Holy Rosary Cathedral - CWL
May 26 @ 12:00 pm

Birthright Vancouver: Special Mass, Prayers and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary Please join us Saturday, May 26th for Mass at 12:10pm preceded by the Rosary 11:40am and followed by the “Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary” at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. Reception to follow in the Rosary Hall, 650 Richards Street. Donations of refreshments appreciated. All are welcome.
Sponsored by the Birthright Volunteers, Catholic Women’s League, Legion of Mary

Birthright Vancouver is a downtown crisis pregnancy service. Birthright’s efforts are to assist pregnant women and their children by offering them love, care, support and resources they may need.

For more info. please contact, Helen, Jane or Julie at Birthright Vancouver services at 604-687-7223 or birthrightvancouver@gmail.com

May
27
Sun
2018
Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemane
May 27 all-day
Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemane | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Join us for our month Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Masses are at 12:30pm and 2:30pm in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani.

Catholic Street Missionaries’ One-Day Training and Outreach @ St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Catholic Street Missionaries' One-Day Training and Outreach @ St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

We love meeting new people, making new friends, sharing our love for God, praying for His presence and guidance, and going out to bring His hope and love to the homeless, the addicted, and the prostituted.

Spend a day with us to experience how we reach out to our less privileged brothers and sisters on the streets of Vancouver.

Who can join?
Young adults age 19-39 who would like to serve Jesus in the poor

Time:
1:30-7:00pm Introduction, Training & Homeless Outreach*

*Our afternoon will include bible meditation, training, homeless outreach, sharing and pizzas. (All participants need to be present at 1:30pm to attend the training and bible meditation before going outreach with us.)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email info@catholicstreetmissionaries.org or call Mildred 778-885-9611

To learn more about Catholic Street Missionaries, visit www.catholicstreetmissionaries.org

EnCourage group meeting
May 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Spiritual support meeting for members of EnCourage

Sunday Vespers: An Evening of Song & Prayer @ Sts. Joachim & Ann Parish
May 27 @ 4:00 pm

Offer the Psalms to Jesus as you adore Him in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Chant the Divine Office. Join us for Solemn Vespers on Sunday, May 27, @ 4 PM at Sts. Joachim & Ann Parish. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. Vespers books are provided.

Journey 101 @ Journey Canada Office
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What is Journey 101?

JOURNEY 101 is a six-session course that helps participants identify their issues, look at some of the realities of the healing journey, embrace the idea of process, recognize that Jesus and others walk with us, and understand that ultimately our journey enables us to know God and other in deeper ways.

Each evening consists of a short time of worship, a talk with testimonies, and small group sharing. JOURNEY 101 employs a confidentiality policy and facilitates closed groups, which ensures trust and safety in the small groups.

Journey Canada is a non-denominational community-based, Christ-centred discipleship ministry. The Archdiocese of Vancouver supports the work of Journey 101.

Who can attend?

This course is for anyone, particularly those wanting to explore what a healing journey looks like, and its implications for life and relationships.

What is the course content?

The topics for the course include:

  1. I Am Stuck
  2. What Are We Dealing With Here?
  3. How Have I Managed to Survive Until Now?
  4. Why Doesn’t Anyone See That I Have Needs?
  5. Why Can’t I Do This Journey on My Own?
  6. The Choice to Walk Is Mine

What are the particulars?

Location: Journey Canada Office (300 – 291 East 2nd Ave)
Date: April 29, 2018 – June 10, 2018
Time: Sundays, 7pm – 9pm
Cost: $60 early bird | $75 after April 15 (All fees are due in full at the start of the course)
Details: There will be a break on May 20.

How can I apply?

E-mail vancouver101@journeycanada.org to request an application for the Vancouver Journey 101 Course. Apply early because space is limited.

Applications will be kept strictly confidential. Submitting an application does not guarantee your admission into the course. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please contact JOURNEY CANADA:
vancouver101@journeycanada.org | 604-301-1470 | journeycanada.org

May
28
Mon
2018
Focus on Life Gala Dinner @ Sheraton Wall Centre
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

20th Anniversary Focus on Life Gala Dinner

Albertos Polizogopoulos is an expert in Canadian constitutional law, with a special focus on freedom of religion and conscience, and dignity of human life issues. In his unique ecclesiastical law practice, he advises Roman Catholic and Protestant churches and charities on policy matters.

Mr. Polizogopoulos has been counsel in many high-profile matters, for example, cases involving Trinity Western University, Catholic Health Alliance, Catholic Civil Rights League, and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada – to name a few. Mr. Polizogopoulos has conducted ten appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a contributor for Cardus, a think tank dedicated to the renewal of Canada’s social architecture.

Faye Sonier is Executive Director with Canadian Physicians for Life. Previously, Ms. Sonier was Legal Counsel with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and she has also worked at the Senate of Canada. Her legal background includes charity law and human rights legislation.

Ms. Sonier has appeared before appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada on matters relating to abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, and genetic and reproductive technologies. She is a regular contributor to the women’s blog ProWomanProLife.

They are going to give us a lay of the land and speak to how we can move forward in the midst of our society that is de-valuing life and restricting our freedom of conscious and then lead into the practical initiatives that the FOL committee are doing today

May
29
Tue
2018
Estate & Memorial Planning Presentation: St. Joachim & Ann @ St. Joachim & Ann
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Estate & Memorial Planning Presentation: St. Joachim & Ann @ St. Joachim & Ann  | Langley Township | British Columbia | Canada

These presentations by the Archdiocese of Vancouver Catholic Cemeteries deal with matters you may not have thought about before but will help you gather your thoughts before you write your Will or prepare to update your Will. Learn about how to donate to the Church in your Will. They will also learn about the beauty of the funeral rites and how to formulate Pre-Need arrangements. There will be FREE guides and loads of practical advice. There will be no investment services or insurance promoted or sold. Please register at rccav.org/events so that we know how many kits we need to prepare.

May
30
Wed
2018
Dr. Ralph Martin – Parish Mission @ Christ the Redeemer Parish
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Dr. Ralph Martin, director of Renewal Ministries, is one of the most sought-after speakers in the English-speaking world. Christ the Redeemer is pleased to welcome him to give our parish mission on the evenings of May 30 and 31, from 7-9 p.m. each evening in the church. All are welcome to this event; a collection will be taken up during the event both evenings. For more information, please contact the parish office at office@ctrwestvan.ca.

Men’s Discernment Night @ St. Patrick's Parish
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Do you have questions about discerning God’s call for your life? Vocations in Progress for men is an opportunity to meet priests, ask questions, and learn about their life and spirituality. The informal event will include prayer, dinner, and discussion.

Taizé Ecumenical Prayer Service @ Immaculate Conception Church
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taizé Ecumenical Prayer Service @ Immaculate Conception Church | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

You are welcome to join us for an evening of Taizé prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the church on Wednesday, May 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Taizé is a unique form of Christian prayer that involves song, silence, and contemplation. It’s appropriate for adults or for families. Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at kelden.formosa@icschoolvancouver.com. We hope to see you there!

May
31
Thu
2018
Alpha Course @ St Matthew's Parish
May 31 @ 6:30 pm

Join us on our first ever Alpha outreach at St. Matthew’s where together we will enjoy a hot meal, watch a well produced video series and engage in an open and lively conversation where you can ask questions, share ideas and build friendships. There’s no cost, no homework and no follow up. The perfect night out. Come and see where this exciting journey will lead you – you won’t be disappointed!

St. Anthony’s Alpha Thursdays @ Gigi Blin Cafe
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, April 5 – June 21, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Alpha provides an opportunity to meet others and chat about some of life’s big questions in an open and friendly environment. Alpha is for anyone and everyone. Weekly sessions typically include:
– a meal
– an intriguing talk (often on video, but not always)
– small group discussion

People enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and non-threatening atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too complex.

Jun
1
Fri
2018
CCYMN National Youth Ministry Conference @ St. Mark's College
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
CCYMN National Youth Ministry Conference @ St. Mark's College | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

The biennial CCYMN (Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network) National Youth Ministry Conference is for people involved in youth ministry leadership. Hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver in partnership with the Community of St. Mark’s.

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Man’s Destiny Men’s Conference @ St. Matthew's Parish
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

But Seriously…How Are You?

Life from “I’m Fine” to Filled with Hope

It seems many of us have been too easily satisfied with a life that is typically just fine. Think about it, how do we usually respond when people ask us how we are doing? … “oh, I’m fine, how about you?” and the response returns, “yeah, I’m fine too”. God has said He has plans for us that offer much more. “…For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope…” Jeremiah 29:11. Doesn’t this sound a lot better than fine? “Success in life depends in a great measure on the maintenance of a well-assured hope. He who loses hope will not succeed; he who continues to hope cannot fail at last.” – Fr. Richard Clarke, SJ

Come to Man’s Destiny 2018 and discover along with more than 100 other men how to claim what has been promised to all of us and start more successfully living life in an abundance of peace, joy and hope.

Speakers:

With the event M.C. Peter Luongo, this years Men’s conference speakers will include Jake Kyhm from Life Restoration, Father Francesco from Star of The Sea Parish, and James Borkowski, the ‎Archbishop’s Delegate for Administration for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Event Details:

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:00am until 3:00pm (Mass at 8:00am and registration at 8:30am)
Location: St. Matthew’s Elementary School Gymnasium in Surrey, BC. The event will begin with 8am Mass at St. Matthew’s Church. Conference to conclude at 3pm.

Register Here

Tickets:

$30 at door ($20 for Students)

Includes:

  • BBQ Lunch – Burgers and Smokies (Including Veggie Burgers)
  • Snacks and Refreshments
  • T-Shirt
  • Door Prizes

For General Inquiries Contact:

Brian | 604-649-3387 | bjoel@positec.com
Michael | 604-379-6903 | mackanrestoration@yahoo.com

Mariapolis 2018 – Beyond All Borders @ St. Luke's Parish
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Take the chance to see what happens when we go beyond ourselves and experience how we can build a united world together!

Fees:
$20/Adult
$10/Youth (12-18)
$5/Children (5-11)
(Lunch and Dinner will be provided)

Children and Youth have a parallel program.

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group @ St. Mary's Parish Vancouver
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group

There are many attributes of the Holy Spirit promised by Christ before his Ascension into Heaven. We would receive the power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. It is not only for ourselves but for others as well. What does this really mean? Do you have a Personal Relationship with the Holy Spirit? Do you know the Gifts the Holy Spirit has given you? Have you experienced the Power of the Holy Spirit in your life?

Vernon Robertson our guest speaker will enlighten us on the upcoming prayer meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 09:30AM @ St. Mary’s Church. Come and join us!!

For further information please contact: Lucy.Rodjito@yahoo.ca

Padre Pio Prayer Group

Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil @ Holy Family Church
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am

Pro-life Mass & Vigil
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, June 2. Mass is at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Sechelt followed by the Rosary. For upcoming dates visit http://rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil/

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Introducing the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s new Priorities and Goals

Our Evangelizing Mission will focus our pastoral efforts and mission as we work to intentionally help people experience God’s merciful love. Visit rcav.org/prioritiesandgoals to read more about each of our Priorities and Goals.

Calendars needed for the Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS)

Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) is seeking donations of your surplus unused Christmas cards and 2017 calendars for prisoners. Calendars may be wall, desk, or appointment calendars. Please ensure donations are of a modest theme, suitable for prison chapels. Collection points: St. Mary’s Chilliwack, St. Joseph’s Mission, St. Nicholas Langley, Our Lady of Good Counsel Surrey, Christ the Redeemer West Vancouver, Holy Rosary Cathedral Vancouver, St. Mark’s Vancouver. Items can also be mailed to CCJS Prison Ministry c/o St. Mary’s Chilliwack, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack BC  V2P 4J4. Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 12. For more info., please contact Maureen Donegan at 604-791-1864 or mdonegan@rcav.org or Angela Veters at 778-982-1353 or aveters@rcav.org.

Tapestry Foundation for Health Care is grateful to Project Advance! 

Every year we invite Catholic groups working to help others in our community to apply for a Project Advance Special Grant to help their efforts. Since 2005 we have allocated over $1 million to organizations and agencies that help our elders, the afflicted, the homeless and countless others in need. Tapestry Foundation for Health Care is a 2016 Project Advance Special Grant Recipient.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide wellness, health and quality of life particularly for seniors. To find out how the Foundations’ patients and residents have benefitted from Project Advance, check out our bulletin insert.


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