Mar
24
Fri
2017
Spiritual Exercises for Men @ Westminster Abbey (Mission)
Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius for Men (Silent Retreat)

Returning for a 2nd year (4th retreat), the priests of Miles Christi will be in Canada to offer their signature Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Two priests will work directly with the retreatants in this silent retreat for men. Join us, from March 24-26 at Westminster Abbey, Mission. Cost is $210. Space is very limited, so please register early. For more info. or to register for the retreat, please contact Jody Garneau at adultfaith@stannsabbotsford.ca or 604-576-8802

“Spiritual retreats are particular graces, they are privileged opportunities, where the soul, separated from the busyness of daily life, may dispose itself to listen to God, place itself under the direction of the Holy Spirit, and totally correct itself to establish the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in it, in order to love Him and serve Him more.”

“Among all spiritual retreats, we give clear preference to the Ignatian Exercises, received by Saint of Loyola from the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the cave at Manresa. In fact, the Spiritual Exercises have always received the greatest praises of the Church, thanks to the excellence of their spiritual doctrine, the sheer simplicity of adapting them to all types of individuals, the organic unity of its parts, and the methodical, clear, and admirable order of its meditations. They are, without doubt, a most powerful weapon of spiritual combat, of effective strength, in order to convert souls to God and lead them to greater divine service” (Miles Christi Constitutions 40-41).

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Annunciation of the Lord
Mar 25 all-day
Mar
26
Sun
2017
Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Mar 26 @ 12:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance

Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, March 26, as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. This month we are offering two Masses, one at 12:30 p.m. and one at 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani. Names on the list for the month will be read out at both Masses. For more info. visit rccav.org.

Monthly Intensive Prayer @ All Saints Church
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monthly Intensive Prayer

Join us for the first Monthly Intensive Prayer, an initiative by the Filipino Ministry’s Matthew 7.7 Prayer Brigade. The Monthly Intensive Prayers will start with an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration prayers, consecration prayer, 4 mysteries of the Rosary, capped with Benediction and various prayers. Deacon Greg Barcelon will lead each prayer session, with assistance by the group’s prayer warriors.

This prayer initiative will continue on rotation in different parishes as a way to celebrate the 100th year of Our Lady of Fatima for world peace and unity and for spiritual renewal. All Filipino families, including non-Filipino relatives and friends in the Parish and in nearby parishes are invited to participate. Sunday, March 26, from 2-5 p.m. at All Saints Church, Coquitlam.

 

 

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance

Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info. contact Terry Whiteley at 604-531-2141 or visit rccav.org.

Mar
27
Mon
2017
Life Compass Society Launch Event @ Coquitlam Alliance Church
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm

Life Compass Society Launch Event

Join us for the official launch event of Life Compass Society. Life Compass is a group of people from Maple Ridge to Port Moody who share a common respect for human life from conception to natural death, and a desire to promote a culture of life. John Hof, President of United for Life BC will be our MC for the evening with special guests Colleen Roy, B.C. Catholic columnist on life and family issues and Natalie Sonnen, Executive Director of Life Canada. Free babysitting and light refreshments provided, and a chance to meet like-minded people and enjoy great fellowship. Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Coquitlam Alliance Church, Coquitlam.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Living Through Grief @ St. Clare of Assisi
Mar 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Living Through Grief Bereavement Seminar

Are you grieving the loss of a friend or family member such as a spouse, parent or child? Are you missing a baby who has died during pregnancy or birth? What can you do to help someone who is grieving? Denis will talk about the grief journey and make suggestions about how to effectively deal with major loss. Also hear from a parent who will share her faith-based journey after the loss of an infant.

Topics Include: physical, social, spiritual and psychological reactions of healthy/unhealthy grief, the mourning process, ways to remember your loved one and more. Presented By: Denis Boyd, M.A., R.Psych. and Guest Speaker Donna L. Crombie, Elizabeth Ministry. Join us on Tuesday, March 28, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Clare of Assisi, Coquitlam.

To pre-register contact Denis Boyd’s office at: 604-931-7211 or by email: info@denisboyd.com  Cost: $15/person.

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Lenten Liturgy and Lunch Series 2017 @ St. Mark's College
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm

Lenten Liturgy and Lunch Series 2017: Fill Your Bowl With Life

Join us for faith, food and fellowship! Lent is a time of “showing concern for others by small yet concrete signs of our belonging to the one human family”
– Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent (2015)

Faith: Join us every Wednesday during Lent (March 1 to April 12), at 12:10 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver for Mass. Come to one, a few, or all!
Food: Stay awhile! Get to know our small campus community over a warm homemade meal of vegetarian soup and bread, free of charge. Lunch will be served after Mass each week in Plato’s Cave Café.
Fellowship: Come and listen to compelling stories, and discuss issues threatening human life. A different topic every week during Lent!

 

Weekly Schedule: March 1 to April 12

The Lenten Liturgy & Lunch series is designed to engage all who are gathered in conversations about hope and renewal, despite prevalent issues threatening human life.

Date

Lecture Presenter
Mar
1
Introduction to Lenten Series Campus Life & Ministry Team
Mar8 I am Hungry Megan Joseph, Student and Faith & Outreach Officer
Mar 15 Faith Flows: Ministering to Seafarers as Migrant Workers Deacon Dileep Athaide, Professor
Mar 22 How Euthanasia Replaces Good Medical Care Dr. Will Johnston, Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of British Columbia
Mar 29 Christianity, Engagement and Encounter Dr. Peter Meehan, Principal and President
Apr
5
Learning About Myself through L’Arche: Living in Community with the Intellectually Disabled Dr. Paul Burns, Dean and Professor
Apr 12 Compelled by Grace: Campus Pro-Life Ministry Joanna Krawczyski, Campus Coordinator, National Campus Life Network

Protecting Conscience and Responding to Requests for Assisted Suicide @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Protecting Conscience and Responding to Requests for Assisted Suicide @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre

Protecting Conscience and Responding to Requests for Assisted Suicide

Join us for an interactive workshop for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists with input from an invited panel of experts on Wednesday, March 29, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Way, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver. Workshop is hosted by the Catholic Physicians’ Guild.

TOB begins at St. Michael’s Parish @ St. Michael's Parish
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm

Theology of the Body Course
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the three “words” of Christ on marriage, St. Pope John Paul (The Great) reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a “communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life.

  • Michael Parish, Burnaby (March 29 to June 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

Early Registration [before March 27]: (1) with Data DVD is $75; (2) with Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $85. Late Registration [after March 27]: (1) with Data DVD is $85; (2) Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $95. Audit $25 for returning students only. Register online at rcav.org/tob.

Mar
30
Thu
2017
Stem Cell Donors Drive to Save Gebbie @ UBC, The Nest
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stem Cell Donors Drive to Save Gebbie

Gebbie Hou, a patient from Vancouver with stage-4 cancer, needs our help to live! If you are between the ages of 17-35 years old, in general good health, and covered by MSP, please consider stopping by one of the upcoming stem cell donation drives: March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Brighouse Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond and March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UBC, The Nest, 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver. Assist the Canadian Blood Services to save Gebbie and other patients! The registration procedure using a cotton tip to obtain some cells from the mouth by swabbing is simple and does not affect health. For more info. visit www.facebook.com/savegebbie

Lenten Soup n’ Bun Series @ St. Anthony's Church Hall
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm

Lenten Soup n’ Bun Series

For six consecutive Thursday’s we will start with food for the body and then food for the soul! Beginning March 2-April 6. At Noon, we will start with fellowship followed by a talk from our guest speaker at St. Anthony’s Church Hall, West Vancouver. Our focus will be on the sanctity of life and palliative care support with phenomenal speakers such as Archbishop Miller, Dr. Cottle, Barb Dowding, Barbara Morningstar and more! To RSVP or for more info., please contact the parish office at 604-926-6881. Please note, to accommodate our guest speakers’ schedule some sessions may be longer than one hour. Cost: $5.

Thurs. March 2nd
Dr. Margaret Cottle
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. March 9th
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. March 16th
Dr. Marylene Kyriazis & Frankie Hester (Paul Sugar Foundation)
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. March 23rd
Barb Dowding
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. March 30th
Barbara Morningstar
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. April 6th
Annabelle Chong
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please note that all funds and donations received will be donated in full to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and North Shore palliative care services.

 

 

 

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Unfailing @ RockRidge Canyon
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

Unfailing 

In a world of change and uncertainty we need a safe place, an anchor for our soul that never fails. It is easy to become discouraged and lose heart, which is why we need time and space to let God’s word take deep root within us.

Join us for a weekend of encounter with our amazing God who is Unfailing. This women’s retreat is an opportunity to get away from the busyness of life and personally encounter God. There will be opportunities for prayer and worship, fellowship, workshops, sacraments, music, laughter, rest, to enjoy the beauty of nature and hear inspiring teaching.

Our speakers for this year will be Sr. Miriam James Heidland SOLT, Michelle Benzinger, Debra Herbeck and Heather Khym. Cost: $265 dorm shared room; $365 private room (limited in number). March 31-April 1 at RockRidge Canyon, a Conference and Retreat Centre located near Princeton, BC.

For more info. or to register, visit rcav.org/unfailing

Lenten Talk Series 2017 @ Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

Lenten Talk Series 2017

Join us every Friday, during Lent for a talk at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby from 7:30pm to 9pm.

Mar 3: “Lent – A Call to Repentance and Conversion” with Fr. Alessandro Lovato
Mar 10: “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” with Fr. Rudolf d’Souza OCD
Mar 17: “Fasting and Alms-giving” with Very Rev. Gary Franken
Mar 24: “The Healing Power of Confession” with Fr. Gilbert Nunez
Mar 31: “Lent: A Time for Self-Denial” with Fr. Craig Scott
Apr 7: “I am A New Being” with Fr. Augustine Obiwumma

Apr
1
Sat
2017
EWTN Canada Family Celebration @ Centrepointe Theatres
Apr 1 all-day

EWTN Canada’s FREE Family Celebration in Ottawa this Spring

Join the EWTN family on Saturday, April 1, for a FREE one-day event taking place at Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean. This year’s theme is The Life and Legacy of Mother Angelica featuring a great lineup of speakers: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Larry Richards, Johnnette Benkovic and Archbishop Prendergast who will celebrate Mass! There will be opportunities for Confession and you will be part of a TV audience. Tickets will be given out the day of the event upon your arrival on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the exception of large groups of 50-100 people or more coming from out of town.  Doors open at 8:30 am. If your parish or diocese would like to organize a group to attend, please contact Sarah Escobar at sescobar@ewtn.com or 613-915-0972 to reserve your tickets. EWTN is also looking for volunteers for this event. If interested, please contact Sarah. For more info., visit www.ewtn.com/familycelebration 

Way of the Cross for Migrant Workers @ St. Mary's Church (Vancouver)
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm

Way of the Cross for Migrant Workers

Many of us are Migrants and we will especially pray for those who have recently arrived or are temporary seasonal workers who often find themselves alone. Join us for a special reflection on migrants and their current plight at the “Way of the Cross for Migrant Workers.” This year’s special Lenten service will be held by the St. Mary’s Migrant Ministry on Saturday, April 1, after the 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver.

Apr
2
Sun
2017
2nd Collection: Share Lent
Apr 2 all-day

Share Lent collection for Development and Peace
The annual Share Lent collection for Development and Peace will be held on Sunday, April 2, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Your generous solidarity is vital to the mission of Development and Peace and its ability to help, respect, and promote the poor. Please be sure to bring your Share Lent envelope for your gift. Thank you for your support!  

For more info. on this year’s Share Lent Campaign, visit http://rcav.org/share-lent/

Pope John Paul II Day in Canada
Apr 2 all-day
OLPH Parish Mission @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Vancouver)
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

OLPH Parish Mission
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is hosting a Parish Lenten Mission with visiting deacon, Bob Williston and his wife Joan. The Eucharist Unfolding the Mercy of God – is a series of powerful talks with music on the mercy and healing touch of Christ in the Eucharist.

Topics include:

  • Receive the Mercy of God – Sunday, April 2 at 6pm
    Like the Father in the Prodigal Son story, the mercy of God is ever-present, and waiting for our return home. The mercy is freely given, with no strings attached. God’s mercy is best seen in the encounters between Jesus and those most in need of His mercy!
  • Give Thanks for God’s Mercy – Monday, April 3 at 7pm
    Our response to this invitation of mercy is molded deep in our hearts by the Eucharist we celebrate regularly. The Greek word “Eucharistia” means to give thanks! We can fashion a heart of gratitude both in our prayer life and in our relationships with people.
  • Our Brokenness Needs the Mercy – Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm (Confessions at 8pm)
    The healing touch of Christ from the cross reaches out to any wounded heart. His gentleness and compassion can transform and heal us when we find it difficult to love or be loved. “By his wounds we are healed.”
  • Sharing the Mercy of God with a World in Need – Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm
    The Eucharist is meant to transform us into a people of compassion and care. We live in a world so desperately in need of our healing and merciful presence. The mercy we have received is meant to be shared with others.

Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Vancouver.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
OLPH Parish Mission @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Vancouver)
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

OLPH Parish Mission
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is hosting a Parish Lenten Mission with visiting deacon, Bob Williston and his wife Joan. The Eucharist Unfolding the Mercy of God – is a series of powerful talks with music on the mercy and healing touch of Christ in the Eucharist.

Topics include:

  • Receive the Mercy of God – Sunday, April 2 at 6pm
    Like the Father in the Prodigal Son story, the mercy of God is ever-present, and waiting for our return home. The mercy is freely given, with no strings attached. God’s mercy is best seen in the encounters between Jesus and those most in need of His mercy!
  • Give Thanks for God’s Mercy – Monday, April 3 at 7pm
    Our response to this invitation of mercy is molded deep in our hearts by the Eucharist we celebrate regularly. The Greek word “Eucharistia” means to give thanks! We can fashion a heart of gratitude both in our prayer life and in our relationships with people.
  • Our Brokenness Needs the Mercy – Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm (Confessions at 8pm)
    The healing touch of Christ from the cross reaches out to any wounded heart. His gentleness and compassion can transform and heal us when we find it difficult to love or be loved. “By his wounds we are healed.”
  • Sharing the Mercy of God with a World in Need – Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm
    The Eucharist is meant to transform us into a people of compassion and care. We live in a world so desperately in need of our healing and merciful presence. The mercy we have received is meant to be shared with others.

Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Vancouver.

TOB begins at Christ the Redeemer Parish @ Christ the Redeemer Parish
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Theology of the Body Course
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the three “words” of Christ on marriage, St. Pope John Paul (The Great) reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a “communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life.

  • Christ the Redeemer Parish, West Vancouver (April 3-June 26, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

Early Registration [before March 27]: (1) with Data DVD is $75; (2) with Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $85. Late Registration [after March 27]: (1) with Data DVD is $85; (2) Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $95. Audit $25 for returning students only. Register online at rcav.org/tob.

Apr
4
Tue
2017
OLPH Parish Mission @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Vancouver)
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

OLPH Parish Mission
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is hosting a Parish Lenten Mission with visiting deacon, Bob Williston and his wife Joan. The Eucharist Unfolding the Mercy of God – is a series of powerful talks with music on the mercy and healing touch of Christ in the Eucharist.

Topics include:

  • Receive the Mercy of God – Sunday, April 2 at 6pm
    Like the Father in the Prodigal Son story, the mercy of God is ever-present, and waiting for our return home. The mercy is freely given, with no strings attached. God’s mercy is best seen in the encounters between Jesus and those most in need of His mercy!
  • Give Thanks for God’s Mercy – Monday, April 3 at 7pm
    Our response to this invitation of mercy is molded deep in our hearts by the Eucharist we celebrate regularly. The Greek word “Eucharistia” means to give thanks! We can fashion a heart of gratitude both in our prayer life and in our relationships with people.
  • Our Brokenness Needs the Mercy – Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm (Confessions at 8pm)
    The healing touch of Christ from the cross reaches out to any wounded heart. His gentleness and compassion can transform and heal us when we find it difficult to love or be loved. “By his wounds we are healed.”
  • Sharing the Mercy of God with a World in Need – Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm
    The Eucharist is meant to transform us into a people of compassion and care. We live in a world so desperately in need of our healing and merciful presence. The mercy we have received is meant to be shared with others.

Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Vancouver.

TOB begins at St. Francis de Sales @ St. Francis de Sales Church (Burnaby)
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

Theology of the Body Course
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the three “words” of Christ on marriage, St. Pope John Paul (The Great) reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a “communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life.

  • St. Francis De Sales, Burnaby (April 4-June 27, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

Early Registration [before March 27]: (1) with Data DVD is $75; (2) with Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $85. Late Registration [after March 27]: (1) with Data DVD is $85; (2) Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $95. Audit $25 for returning students only. Register online at rcav.org/tob.

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Lenten Liturgy and Lunch Series 2017 @ St. Mark's College
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm

Lenten Liturgy and Lunch Series 2017: Fill Your Bowl With Life

Join us for faith, food and fellowship! Lent is a time of “showing concern for others by small yet concrete signs of our belonging to the one human family”
– Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent (2015)

Faith: Join us every Wednesday during Lent (March 1 to April 12), at 12:10 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver for Mass. Come to one, a few, or all!
Food: Stay awhile! Get to know our small campus community over a warm homemade meal of vegetarian soup and bread, free of charge. Lunch will be served after Mass each week in Plato’s Cave Café.
Fellowship: Come and listen to compelling stories, and discuss issues threatening human life. A different topic every week during Lent!

 

Weekly Schedule: March 1 to April 12

The Lenten Liturgy & Lunch series is designed to engage all who are gathered in conversations about hope and renewal, despite prevalent issues threatening human life.

Date

Lecture Presenter
Mar
1
Introduction to Lenten Series Campus Life & Ministry Team
Mar8 I am Hungry Megan Joseph, Student and Faith & Outreach Officer
Mar 15 Faith Flows: Ministering to Seafarers as Migrant Workers Deacon Dileep Athaide, Professor
Mar 22 How Euthanasia Replaces Good Medical Care Dr. Will Johnston, Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of British Columbia
Mar 29 Christianity, Engagement and Encounter Dr. Peter Meehan, Principal and President
Apr
5
Learning About Myself through L’Arche: Living in Community with the Intellectually Disabled Dr. Paul Burns, Dean and Professor
Apr 12 Compelled by Grace: Campus Pro-Life Ministry Joanna Krawczyski, Campus Coordinator, National Campus Life Network

OLPH Parish Mission @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Vancouver)
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm

OLPH Parish Mission
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish is hosting a Parish Lenten Mission with visiting deacon, Bob Williston and his wife Joan. The Eucharist Unfolding the Mercy of God – is a series of powerful talks with music on the mercy and healing touch of Christ in the Eucharist.

Topics include:

  • Receive the Mercy of God – Sunday, April 2 at 6pm
    Like the Father in the Prodigal Son story, the mercy of God is ever-present, and waiting for our return home. The mercy is freely given, with no strings attached. God’s mercy is best seen in the encounters between Jesus and those most in need of His mercy!
  • Give Thanks for God’s Mercy – Monday, April 3 at 7pm
    Our response to this invitation of mercy is molded deep in our hearts by the Eucharist we celebrate regularly. The Greek word “Eucharistia” means to give thanks! We can fashion a heart of gratitude both in our prayer life and in our relationships with people.
  • Our Brokenness Needs the Mercy – Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm (Confessions at 8pm)
    The healing touch of Christ from the cross reaches out to any wounded heart. His gentleness and compassion can transform and heal us when we find it difficult to love or be loved. “By his wounds we are healed.”
  • Sharing the Mercy of God with a World in Need – Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm
    The Eucharist is meant to transform us into a people of compassion and care. We live in a world so desperately in need of our healing and merciful presence. The mercy we have received is meant to be shared with others.

Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Vancouver.

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Lenten Soup n’ Bun Series @ St. Anthony's Church Hall
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm

Lenten Soup n’ Bun Series

For six consecutive Thursday’s we will start with food for the body and then food for the soul! Beginning March 2-April 6. At Noon, we will start with fellowship followed by a talk from our guest speaker at St. Anthony’s Church Hall, West Vancouver. Our focus will be on the sanctity of life and palliative care support with phenomenal speakers such as Archbishop Miller, Dr. Cottle, Barb Dowding, Barbara Morningstar and more! To RSVP or for more info., please contact the parish office at 604-926-6881. Please note, to accommodate our guest speakers’ schedule some sessions may be longer than one hour. Cost: $5.

Thurs. March 2nd
Dr. Margaret Cottle
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. March 9th
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. March 16th
Dr. Marylene Kyriazis & Frankie Hester (Paul Sugar Foundation)
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. March 23rd
Barb Dowding
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Thurs. March 30th
Barbara Morningstar
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. April 6th
Annabelle Chong
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please note that all funds and donations received will be donated in full to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and North Shore palliative care services.

 

 

 

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Free Public Presentation by Tapestry Foundation @ Vancouver Convention Centre (East), Parkview Terrace (Level M)
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Free Public Presentation presented by Tapestry Foundation for Health Care

Going Beyond Old Stories: Exploring, Engaging and Evolving into our Positive Potentials. Stories help us to make sense of our lives. They may either empower or restrain us. Through the power of neuroplasticity and the genius of creativity, we not only bear witness to our life stories but actively engage in their unfolding narratives.

Join Dr. Davidicus Wong as he discusses the challenges of evolving positively in an ever-changing, unpredictable world to achieve our highest potential and support others in achieving theirs. Dr. Wong is a family physician, integrating meditation, hypnosis, acupuncture and cognitive therapy in his medical practice. Friday, April 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East), Parkview Terrace (Level M), 999 Canada Place, Vancouver. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Registration required. To register, click here.

 

Women’s Discernment Night @ VanSpec
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Women’s Discernment Night/Vocation in Progress

Do you have questions about discerning God’s call for your life? Vocations in Progress for women is an opportunity to meet religious, ask questions, and learn about their life and spirituality. Join other young women for an informal evening including prayer, dinner, and discussion. Please note: events are for single women, aged 18-35. Friday, April 7, from 7-10 p.m. For more info. or to register, contact vocations@rcav.org

Lenten Talk Series 2017 @ Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Lenten Talk Series 2017

Join us every Friday, during Lent for a talk at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby from 7:30pm to 9pm.

Mar 3: “Lent – A Call to Repentance and Conversion” with Fr. Alessandro Lovato
Mar 10: “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” with Fr. Rudolf d’Souza OCD
Mar 17: “Fasting and Alms-giving” with Very Rev. Gary Franken
Mar 24: “The Healing Power of Confession” with Fr. Gilbert Nunez
Mar 31: “Lent: A Time for Self-Denial” with Fr. Craig Scott
Apr 7: “I am A New Being” with Fr. Augustine Obiwumma

Apr
8
Sat
2017
St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group @ St. Mary's Church (Vancouver)
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group: Becoming A Powerful Intercessor

The power of our intercessory prayers do not depend so much on the quality of the Saint who intercedes for us. It depends more, among other things, on the purity of our hearts and on our trust in the Lord. We will briefly explore these topics at our upcoming prayer meeting on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish in the Church Basement.

We will also continue with the biography of Padre Pio in the Man of Hope series, a year of trial for Padre Pio on his first novitiate year in Morcone in 1903.

For more info., please contact: Lucy.Rodjito@yahoo.ca or http://www.stmarysvancouver.ca/padre-pio-prayer-group/
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.MarysPPPG

Ongoing Items

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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