The Catholic Health Association of BC will be awarding two bursaries valued at $250 each to two 2018 graduating students who are enrolled in Catholic secondary schools, or who are members of BC or Yukon parishes and enrolled in public secondary schools, or who are home-schooled. Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of “Spirituality in Health Care”. Submissions must be received on or before March 9, 2018.
In preparation for Christmas, there will be the traditional PENITENTIAL SERVICES (Confession) during ADVENT to be held at two North Shore parishes at 7 pm (after work):
St. Edmund’s Parish – Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00 pm
Christ the Redeemer Parish – Thursday, December 21st, 7:00 pm
Extra confessions at St. Stephen’s – Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 pm
Please place this reminder on your phone’s calendar as we prepare for the coming of the Lord.
The CWL would like to express our gratitude to the Parish for the support of our bake sale and raffle. Your generous financial support will enable us to continue to aid the various charities, both locally, nationally and internationally. The beautiful baskets were drawn last evening at our Christmas Dinner, congratulations to the winners and a very Blessed and Happy Christmas to you all from St Stephens CWL.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – will take orders for Christmas fruit cakes next week-end after all Masses, December 2 & 3, 2017. To pre-order, please call Terry Edwards – 604-986-3108. All proceeds will go to support Pro-Life organizations.
You are cordially invited to the watch the movie –IN THE SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION– Come see Father Larry Lynn’s new documentary film about forgiveness. In the Spirit of Reconciliation is a one-hour film journey that begins with the question, “How do we forgive?” Friday, December 8th, 6:30 pm, St. Anthony’s Parish Hall. 2347 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver.
ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY – All altar servers are reminded to please sign up to help at Christmas & New Year Masses this year. We still have a few spaces to be filled so please write your name on the sign-up sheet in the church if you know which Mass you will be attending. Thank you for your dedication.
The St. Stephen’s Annual SANTA BREAKFAST is on Sunday, December 10th – after the 10:30 am Sunday Mass in the parish hall. Tickets will go on sale after all week-end Masses, starting November 18 & 19, 2017. Cost: $ 18/family, $6/adult & $3/child. Craft table, entertainment, face painting and a visit from Santa. Please invite your friends to join us as well.
CWL- Raffle tickets for 10 beautiful baskets- Final weekend for sale of tickets at all Masses Dec 2 & 3rd. Draw on Dec. 6th at the CWL Christmas Dinner. Thank you for your support of CWL charities.
Ministering to Seafarers at the Port of Vancouver – The Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris) provides pastoral care to the crew of cargo ships that dock in Vancouver, Canada’s largest seaport. We ask for your prayers in support of this ministry. There is ongoing need for volunteers. For more information on volunteering, please contact Deacon Dileep Athaide, Catholic Chaplaincy Coordinator for the Port of Vancouver, at 604-817-6370 or at email@example.com.
This is also the time of year when we seek your financial support for the Christmas at Sea campaign, where we, together with our ecumenical partners from the Anglican and Reform Church, provide gifts to all seafarers in port who are away from their families during the Christmas season. Please send tax-deductible contributions to RCAV Seafarers Ministry, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3. Thank you for your generosity.
All parishioners and friends are invited by the ST. STEPHEN’S CWL for our annual BAKE SALE ON DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2017 – after all Masses in the Upper room of the church. We need baking from our parishioners. Please drop off your baked goods at the parish hall on Friday, December 1st from 6-7 pm. Thank you for your support.
The STA community invites all parishioners to attend their Christmas festivities beginning on Monday, December 11, at 7 pm in the STA gym where the STA concert and jazz bands will perform.
The following Monday, December 18 at 6 pm in the STA gym, the Fine Arts Department will display their talents with dramatic productions. There will also be musical interludes by our incredible choir. The art exhibit , featuring creations from our Art Department, will be open for viewing on both evenings.
Congratulations to the STA Senior boys soccer team who finished third at the BC “AA” Provincial Championship this week. Go Saints!
All ladies of the parish are invited to our next meeting, 6 pm on Wednesday, December 6th. We will be having a catered dinner, the cost of which is $20 for members, $25 for non -members. If you are not a member and choose to join that night you will be refunded the difference. We need to have firm numbers for this event so we ask you to pay in advance, you can put your payment in an envelope in the collection plate marked for “CWL” or drop it off at the office. Please include your name. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 6th for a nice evening of fun and fellowship.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Pat Ceraldi of our parish, wife of Tony, who died November 21st at Lions Gate Hospital. Prayers for Mrs. Ceraldi will be held here on Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30 pm followed by the Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, November 29th at 11 am. Please keep the family in your prayers.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES available for your review at the RCAV website:
Victoria Diocese-Assistant Director of Faith Formation & Evangelization
Assistant to the Judical Vicar, Victoria Marriage Tribunal
Please visit http://www.rcav.org/employment/ for more details and information.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is accepting applications for volunteer opportunities at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in the following areas: Program Support & Events Support. To apply, please complete our Volunteer Information Form. Please visit http://www.rcav.org/employment/ for more details and information.
Administrative Support: If you are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have experience using Raiser’s Edge and would like to volunteer with the Archdiocese of Vancouver please submit your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – St. Stephen’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul will once again be helping families in need at Christmas. If you know of any such family, or anyone in the community that is in need of help, please call the parish office on weekdays, from 9 am to 4 pm. Thank you to all parishioners who donated to the Society at our recent collection.