Padre Pio Prayer Group Catechesis Meeting

What does it mean to reach the Seventh Step in Padre Pio’s spirituality? At this stage, Padre Pio Prayer Prayer Groups focus on the heart of Christ’s teaching: Charity. How do we advance from discussing charity to performing works of charity? How can we exercise charity concretely in our lives? Join the PPPG to discover charity in the life of Padre Pio and how we can grow in charity. Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Padre Pio Group Catechesis Poster c/o RCAV.

First Friday on June 3

All Parishioners are invited to join us in the Adoration of the Holy Eucharist from 9 am to 12 noon on Friday, June 3. Kindly sign up for the devotion so we will know who will be attending. Thank you for your devotion.

Congratulations Fr. Mark

PLEASE KEEP FATHER MARK – in your prayers as he celebrates 25 years of Priestly
Ordination, on May 31st, 2022. May God continue to bless him always as he leads our Parish and our community to our Spiritual destiny. We pray for Fr. Mark’s continued health, vitality and vigour.

Project Advance 2022

As 2022 unfolds, let us pause to recall that together we are the one Body of Christ. Thanks to your support, Project Advance makes possible the many ministries and programs that bring us together, further our evangelizing mission, and build spaces for worship and learning. Our Annual Appeal ensures and strengthens the Church’s mission and outreach. As always, once the goal for your parish is met, all additional funds raised will be directed back to your parish projects. Learn more and donate at projectadvance.ca.

Truth and Reconciliation

In this presentation, James Borkowski, Archbishop’s Delegate for Operations, will share the history of residential schools, the Church’s response, and ways for Catholics to participate in reconciliation with Indigenous people. Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Photo courtesy of the RCAV.

Support for Displaced Ukranians

Please help Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral settle displaced Ukrainians in the Lower Mainland. They are in dire need of the following:

Accommodations for 2 to 3 months, preferably with a family, since most arrivals consist of women with their children (contact: refugees@rcav.org)
Cash donations
Grocery store gift cards
Compass cards for bus rides
Used computers / laptops
Used cell phones / SIM cards
Arrange to drop off donations at the nearest Ukrainian Catholic Church or contact: uahelp.ca.

RCAV Family Gathering

Save the Date for Joy of the Family: A RCAV Family Gathering
Join families from across the Archdiocese of Vancouver for a fun family event to celebrate the closing of the Year of the Family and the World Meeting of Families 2022. We will have activities for children of all ages, bouncy castles, soccer games, capture the flag as well as a BBQ lunch provided by the Knights of Columbus and a special blessing for fathers by Archbishop Miller. More information and registration to come. Sunday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

St. Monica’s Mission Holy Hour

Many parents are grieving the loss of their adult child’s faith in the Catholic Church. This Year of the Family is an ideal time of grace for parents to pray, fast, and sacrifice for their adult children’s conversion. Through St. Monica’s Mission, A Prayerful Journey of Perseverance and Hope, parents are invited to join our monthly Holy Hours on the Third Friday of the month at various parishes across the Archdiocese. Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events

Milestone Marriage Anniversary Mass

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be honouring couples celebrating milestone anniversaries: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 & 60+ years of marriage. Please join us at St. Clare of Assisi Parish to celebrate with family and friends. The Mass will be at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the hall. We will be taking photos of the anniversary groups which will be available online after the Mass. Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. Learn more and register at family.rcav.org/mam.

“The Eucharist as Response to the Gift”: A Meditative Hands-on Experience

Gift Giving is God’s love language. In this session, we will use very carefully thought-out sensorial materials (CGS materials) to ponder the infinite generosity of God and be inspired to respond to it. We invite RCIA Coordinators to bring your RCIA group to experience Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a meditative hands-on experience or our faith. This session is designed for you to come together with your catechumens/candidates instead of, or in addition to, your typical weekly gathering. The focus on the Eucharist is a great fit for this time of mystagogy when new Catholics are receiving the Eucharist for the first time. Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.