Oct
12
Thu
2017
Life in the Spirit Seminar @ St. Luke's Parish
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm

In response to Pope Francis’ call to “organize Life in the Spirit Seminars in your parishes”, St. Luke’s is hosting this 7-week series to help bring people in a deeper experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
CAH Pub Event: Slaves to the Screen: Do Digital Devices Doom Us? @ Mahony and Sons at Stamps Landing (False Creek)
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CAH Pub Event: Slaves to the Screen: Do Digital Devices Doom Us?

The Archdiocese of Vancouver invites all young adults, especially the 25 – 39 years of age, to the Fall Catholic After Hours pub events! Join us at the exclusive upper room at Mahony and Sons – Stamps Landing, which overlooks scenic False Creek. Invite your friends for dinner, connect with new people, and listen to a great presentation from dynamic Catholic leaders. All the topics are carefully chosen with the view from a Catholic perspective in a young person’s life.

Slaves to the Screen: Do Digital Devices Doom Us?

For anyone born since 1995, that person’s formative teenage years were shaped by the smartphone. According to the latest research, anyone who subjects their brains to the constant digital stimulation of the Internet is exposed to a higher risk for depression and unhappiness (unlike previous generations, who didn’t check their phones one hundred times a day). Are smartphone users really miserable slaves with no hope of escape? What strategies for liberation are still available if living without your phone is unimaginable?

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Chris Morrissey

Christopher S. Morrissey teaches Greek and Latin at the Seminary of Christ the King. He also lectures in logic and philosophy at Trinity Western University. He studied Classics at the University of British Columbia, and at Simon Fraser University he wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on René Girard. He is managing editor of The American Journal of Semiotics. His books are Hesiod: Theogony / Works and Days (Talonbooks, 2012), and The Way of Logic (Nanjing Normal University Press, forthcoming).

Program for the evening:

6:00 p.m. Doors open – Enjoy food and beverage from this fine Irish establishment!
6:45 p.m. Social networking game
7:30 p.m. 1 hour presentation with Q+A:  Dr. Morrissey
9:00 p.m. till pub closing hours – You are welcome to stay and chat with friends

Registration:  $5 cover charge.
Deadline for online registration: Midnight prior to the event.

Those who register online will have a chance of winning Mahony and Son’s gift certificates!

Register now!

Catholic After Hours (TM) develops popular Archdiocesan pub and cafe nights in Vancouver for those who are 25 – 39 years of age. It’s a great place to meet new people and learn something new in a casual atmosphere.

Contact cah@rcav.org

Or find us on Facebook: Catholic After Hours.

Sponsored by:

www.corpuschristi.ca  |  www.stmarkscollege.ca

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Memorial Planning Presentation @ Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

Memorial Planning Presentation

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 first will or prepare to update your will. Learn about the beauty and dignity of the funeral rite and how to formulate pre-need arrangements. Receive FREE guides and loads of practical advice. Join us on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Coquitlam. This workshop will present facts and information. No investment services or insurance will be promoted or sold. For more information, please contact Gardens of Gethsemani by email or call 604-531-2141.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
SILENT RETREAT TO ENAMOR THE SOUL: “LET´S WALK TOGETHER IN LOVE, LORD” @ WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm

We invite you to come to this special silent retreat, to be surrounded by the beauty of
Westminster Abbey, and let the teachings of St. Teresa of Avila in her book “The Way of
Perfection”, penetrate the depths of your soul, so that you may fully respond to the call of
Jesus, who invites you to live with Him, in His most tender and loving company.

White Mass Honouring Catholic Health Care Professionals @ St. Augustine's Parish
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

White Mass Honouring Catholic Health Care Professionals

The White Mass is offered annually for Catholic physicians and healthcare providers in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The name given to this Mass comes from the white coats that physicians and other health care professionals have traditionally worn in their profession. The Catholic Physicians’ Guild is hosting a White Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller, CSB. Reception to follow at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall. Catering donations welcome. Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Parish, Vancouver.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Curious about the role of Permanent Deacons? @ St. Mark's College
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Curious about the role of Permanent Deacons?

A unique and special vocation, Deacons are official teachers and preachers of the Gospel, and they may preside at baptisms, marriages, funerals, and other forms of community prayers. They also share in the pastoral responsibilities of outreach, such as visiting the sick, the homebound, those imprisoned and in need.

Men interested in this ordained ministry, along with their wives, are invited to an introductory seminar covering the history, theology and practicalities of the Permanent Diaconate. Sessions run Saturdays on Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 19. from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Register at www.stmarkscollege.ca
Questions? Contact faculty@stmarkscollege.ca

FIAT: Women’s Discernment Activities @ TBA
Oct 28 @ 8:45 am – 2:00 pm

Fiat activities are open to single Catholic women ages 18-35 who are open to discerning God’s call in life. Following the example of Mary, who gave her fiat to be both virgin and mother, we desire to hear and follow God’s call to holiness through discernment of His will for our life and vocation. Locations TBA.

Catholic Charities Justice Services Volunteer Support and Development Day @ St. Andrew Kim Parish
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) of the Archdiocese of Vancouver invites you to come and explore the many programs we offer to all people touched by crime. Everyone is welcome to attend this volunteer support and development day on October 28th from 9 am – 4 pm at St. Andrew Kim Parish, 10222 – 161st Street, Surrey.
The day will include reflection and sharing from volunteers, inmates, and released offenders who have received our support. Our keynote speaker is Archbishop Miller, CSB.

To RSVP please contact Angela Veters aveters@rcav.org / 778-982-1353. Pre-registration by October 16th is required.

UNFINISHED: The Message of Fatima @ Good Shepherd Church
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Using 200 PowerPoint slides and drawing on her intimate knowledge of Fatima, including a private visit with Sr. Lucia in 1992, Angelyn Dee, MA Theology, connects Fatima’s history, messages, prophecies and promise to past and current world events, and, most importantly, explains why our personal response to the Blessed Mother is so urgently needed NOW.

 

Oktoberfest @ Holy Family Parish Hall
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Knights of Columbus Fr. Kenneth Walker Council, and the Young Adults of Holy Family will host an Oktoberfest in the parish hall on Saturday, October 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. Last call will be at 10:30. Tickets are $25 each and include a plated German dinner, commemorative beer mug, and one complimentary beer. Dinner and dance music will be provided by the Edelweiss Musikanten German band.

Free babysitting is by available. Put your name in quickly as space is limited.

1.TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE, THERE IS A SMALL NUMBER LEFT.

2.ADDITIONAL BEER IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

For tickets or more information, contact Bernadette Bonner, bonner.bernadette@gmail.com

Oct
29
Sun
2017
ALPHA: Learn How to Parent Your Teen @ Precious Blood Parish
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to parent your teen
From meeting your teen’s needs to helping them make good choices, the ALPHA Parenting Teenagers Course has much to offer! This is an opportunity to get help with the challenges you may be facing when raising a teen!

Enjoy dinner and a first-class parenting video-and-discussion program, running for five Sundays starting October 15, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Precious Blood Parish Center, 17475 59th Avenue, Surrey. All parents and caregivers are invited.

Cost: $50 per family which includes a simple meal for all. For parents with young children, child-minding is offered for free.

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Oct 29 @ 12:30 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 is on Sunday, October 29, at both 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Oct 29 @ 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 is on Sunday, October 29, at both 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Oct
31
Tue
2017
All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party @ Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
All Hallows' Eve Costume Party @ Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish | Langley Township | British Columbia | Canada

It’s the 2nd Annual All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party!
Come dressed up as your favourite Saint. Adults are welcome to dress up as Saints, too. HIGHLIGHTS: Solemn Vespers of All Saints, games, goodies and pizza, Best “Saint” Costume Contest, “Trunk” or Treat (car-to-car Treat-or-Treating), “Trunk” Decorating Contest, and Benediction. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available throughout the event.

NOTE:
• If you would like pizza, please RSVP by contacting Sarah at sarah.bjorgaard@gmail.com or the parish at (604) 857-1944.
• Pizza is $2 per person | $10 per family.
• Please bring a bag of candy to distribute from the trunk of your car for “Trunk” or Treat.
• Throughout the event, Adoration will be available (A sign-up sheet will be posted in the vestibule).

EVENT SCHEDULE:
5:00 pm: Solemn Vespers of All Saints
5:30 pm – 7:25 pm: Costume Party
“Trunk” or treat
“Trunk” Decorating Contest
Kids Games
Best Saint Costume Contest
5:00 pm – 7:25 pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Available
7:30 pm Benediction

All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party @ Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:35 pm
All Hallows' Eve Costume Party @ Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish |  |  |

Join us for the 2nd Annual All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party! Come dressed up as your favourite Saint – Adults are welcome to dress up as Saints, too. Event highlights: Solemn Vespers of All Saints, games, goodies and pizza, “Trunk” or treat (car-to-car treat-or-treating), “Trunk” Decorating Contest, Best “Saint” Costume Contest and Benediction. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available throughout the event.

NOTE:
Pizza is $2 per person / $10 per family.
If you would like eat to pizza, please RSVP by contacting Sarah at sarah.bjorgaard@gmail.com or the parish at (604) 857-1944 to confirm pizza count.
Please bring a bag of candy to distribute from the trunk of your car for “Trunk” or treat.
Adoration will be available (a sign-up sheet will be posted in the vestibule).

EVENT SCHEDULE:
5:00 pm: Solemn Vespers of All Saints
5:25 pm – 7:25 pm: Costume Party
“Trunk” or treat
“Trunk” Decorating Contest
Kids Games
Best Saint Costume Contest
5:00 pm – 7:25 pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament available
7:30 pm: Benediction

Hallows Eve Prayer Vigil @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

Hallows Eve Prayer Vigil

To begin the Triduum of Hallowtide, join Gardens of Gethsemani for a candle lit prayer vigil in our Evangelist Chapel beginning at 7 pm, October 31. Following the vigil, we will walk through our candle lit cemetery and gather at our various statues to pray.

Nov
1
Wed
2017
All Saints Day
Nov 1 all-day
All Saints Day Mass @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm

All Saints Day Mass

Join Gardens of Gethsemani for the 2nd day of the Hallowtide Triduum – for our All Saints’ Day Mass at 7 pm in our Evangelist Chapel on November 1.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
All Souls Day
Nov 2 all-day
All Souls’ Day Mass @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

All Souls’ Day Mass

Join Gardens of Gethsemani for the 3rd day of the Hallowtide Triduum, as we celebrate All Souls’ Day Mass in the Evangelist chapel at the Gardens of Gethsemani at 6:30 pm on November 2nd.

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Vocation Live-In @ Seminary of Christ the King
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day
Vocation Live-In @ Seminary of Christ the King | Mission | British Columbia | Canada

On the weekend of November 3 – 5, there will be a Vocation Live-In for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8715.

[Please don’t use my name as contact person. Our secretary will take down the information of those wanting to come. Thanks]
24-Hour Fast & Pray at Westminster Abbey for Young Adults @ St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
24-Hour Fast & Pray at Westminster Abbey for Young Adults @ St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Join other young adults in 24-hour Fast and Pray at Westminster Abbey to pray for the prostituted women, the addicted and the homeless, and to raise funds for Catholic Street Missionaries (CSM). REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Special guest speaker: Fr. Abbot John Braganza, OSB

All participants will stay overnight on Friday night at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver
Start Location: St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver

How to fast? There are 2 ways to fast: on beverages only or bread and water. (Bring your own beverages or bread and water.)

How to raise fund? You may raise funds for CSM by asking for pledges for your fast. A pledge form will be provided.

Is it compulsory to ask for pledges? No, pledges are optional but highly encouraged. It will help keep our mission going.

Carpool to Westminster Abbey: On Saturday morning, we will carpool to Westminster Abbey and spend a day there. We will end the fast with pizzas.

Cost: $20 Unwaged or Student Rate: $10 or FREE with pledges of $10 & up

Who are invited? Anyone from age 19-39 who are healthy enough to fast for 24 hours.

What to bring? sleeping mat and sleeping bag, warm clothes, ear plugs and beverages (or bread) for the 24-hour fast. Please also bring a Photo ID.

Inquiries:
Email: info@catholicstreetmissionaries.org
Contact Mildred Moy at 778-885-9611 (or email mmoy_ca@yahoo.com)
Send us a message via Facebook (facebook.com/catholicstreetmissionaries)

Website: catholicstreetmissionaries.org

Organizer: Catholic Street Missionaries (CSM) is a start-up non-profit organization aims at developing young lay missionaries to reach out to the margins of society.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
A Day of Reflection for Young Men @ St. Mark's College
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Young Men @ St. Mark's College | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Catholic young men (18-35) are invited to a day of prayer and study, drawing upon Newman’s “The Dream of Gerontius” and “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola”, with Fr. John O’Brien, S.J., at St. Mark’s College, Saturday, Nov. 4, 9-5pm.

$20 suggested (includes lunch), with optional attendance of VSO performance of “Gerontius” in the evening. To register, email Fr John at jdobrien@jesuits.ca

Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil @ Immaculate Conception Church (Delta)
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am

Pro-life Mass & Vigil
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 4. Mass is at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Delta followed by the Rosary at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey.

The Eucharist – A Personal Encounter with Jesus @ St. Luke's Parish Family Center
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Father Rodney Nootebos is the keynote speaker for this year’s seminar on the Holy Eucharist at St. Luke’s Parish. The morning includes the celebration of the Mass, lecture, question and answer period, and a simple luncheon.

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group @ St. Mary's Parish Vancouver
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
St. Mary's Padre Pio Prayer Group @ St. Mary's Parish Vancouver | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group

Let us come together to learn about the Informative or Suggestive symbols of the Holy Spirit.

We will also continue with the second part of presentation about Padre Pio’s love for the Angels. Padre Pio had a special love and devotion for his guardian angel. The loving relationship continued throughout his entire life.

We hope to see on the next prayer meeting on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 09:30AM @ Church Basement.

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

Visit our website: http://stmarysvancouver.ca/padre-pio-prayer-group/

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.MarysPPPG

Christ in Your Parish: A Deeper and More Active Connection @ Holy Cross School Gym
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Christ in Your Parish: A Deeper and More Active Connection @ Holy Cross School Gym | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

Is your parish alive in Christ? How can parishes engage people, to lead everyone to Jesus?
In “Christ in Your Parish: A Deeper and More Active Connection”, Father Bruce-John Hamilton (Pastor, Corpus Christi Parish) and Tilly Bara (Leadership team member, St. Anthony of Padua Parish) will share the approaches their parishes have taken and their experience with change – joys and fruits, disappointments and future directions. Discover ideas for your parish on Saturday November 4 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, at Holy Cross School Gym, 1450 Delta Ave., Burnaby.

Free admission. Refreshments provided. Pre-registration is not required.

This talk is the second in the Growing Christian Life series organized by parishes in the East Vancouver deanery, supported by the Ministries and Outreach Office, Archdiocese of Vancouver, to encourage and provide support and assistance with day to day challenges in personal, family and community life.

For information about the venue for this talk, contact the hosting parish, Holy Cross Parish (604-299-3814 / parish.hcb@rcav.org) or Carmine Morelli (cmorelli@telus.net)
For additional information about this talk or the series, contact Corpus Christi Parish (604-324-2265 or parish.cc@rcav.org) or Marcelle Girard (email marcellegirard@shaw.ca).

Coming next: Living Through Grief (Saturday January 6 at 10:30 am, St. Helen Parish)

Spirit Day 2017 @ Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Pacific Academy
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirit Day 2017 @ Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Pacific Academy |  |  |

Spirit Day is designed to celebrate the Grade Seven students of our Archdiocese and has grown tremendously since the inaugural event in February 2005. This event will get participants excited about receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, and awaken the Holy Spirit in young and old alike. The day will include sessions, testimonies, games, music, skits, prayer, food, and Mass. Spirit Day will once again be offered on two separate days. Thus, school and parish groups will have the option of attending either Saturday, November 4 from 1:00pm – 9:00pm OR Sunday, November 5 from 10:00am – 6:00pm at Chandos Pattison Auditorium at Pacific Academy in Surrey.

THEME:
HUMBLED BY GREATNESS – God is the great “I Am”; at Spirit Day we will discover that we are all called to greatness.

FEATURING:
APeX Ministries
APeX is two Catholic men (Brad Farmer and Gene Monterastelli) who have made it their lives’ work since 1996 to criss-cross North America sharing the Truth and Joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They have crafted a unique style (they call it “Christian Vaudeville”) that engages an audience and creates rapport through death-defying juggling, sketch comedy, and personal testimony. In other words, they are evangelists, they throw things at each other, and they are funny.

WAL
WAL is a contemporary Catholic-Christian band from Los Angeles, California comprised of music artists, songwriters and worship leaders who serve their local parishes as coordinators of youth ministry. For over 15 years, WAL has been serving the Church through God’s gift of song throughout the USA and internationally. WAL strives to have their music draw each of your hearts to a deep acceptance that we are infinitely, passionately and unconditionally loved by God.

Holy Mass with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

2017 VANSPEC Annual Dinner & Dance @ Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm

2017 VANSPEC Annual Dinner and Dance

Come out and join us at the Vanspec Annual Dinner and Dance Fundraiser Gala. It is going to be an evening full of good food, fun and laughter. All proceeds will go to support Vanspec Summer Camp. Together we can do more. Hope to you see all on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 @ Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, 555 Slocan St., Vancouver. Doors open at 6:00pm.

As St. Vincent de Paul once said, “If God is the centre of your life, no words are necessary. Your mere presence will touch hearts.”

For tickets, call 604-253-2233 or e-mail vanspec@rcav.org.

Nov
5
Sun
2017
2nd Collection: Peter’s Pence
Nov 5 all-day

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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