Marian Consecration at Holy Rosary Cathedral

Canada’s bishops will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation by re-consecrating the nation to Mary on Canada Day. In dioceses across Canada, bishops will consecrate their individual diocese or eparchy. Join Archbishop Miller for a special Mass on Sunday, July 2, at 11 a.m. as we celebrate and pray the national Prayer of Consecration to Mary at Holy Rosary Cathedral. All are welcome.

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Canada 150 Parade

The Knights of Columbus – invite all parishioners and their families to join them in this year’s 150th Canada Day Parade on July 1st. We will meet on Grand Boulevard and 13th Street in North Vancouver at 9 am. More details to follow next week.

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A Special Letter from Fr. Mark to all Parishioners

To the parishioners of St. Stephen’s,

Many thanks for all the prayers while we were traveling through Rome and Italy. It was an eventful and life-changing trip.

Thank you also for the prayers and kind wishes for my 20th anniversary of Ordination. In front of our pilgrimage group, Rose Morin, on behalf of the parish, presented your Spiritual Bouquet and cards to me on the day of my anniversary – May 31st.

Know that I prayed for you all at the Mass with the Pope Francis, at all the other Masses and at the many Shrines and Holy Places we visited.

It is great to be home! God bless you all.

Fr. Mark

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Clothes and Mugs for Men’s Hostel

Men’s Hostel in need of Mugs & Summer & Winter clothing! Time to make room for the new! If you have old mugs & clothing you’re wanting to empty out of your cupboard, please consider passing them along to our guests. Summer wear like shorts & T-shirts as well as winter gear (will be stored until the next winter) are most welcome. To donate, please drop-off items to Men’s Hostel at 828 Cambie Street, Vancouver; John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way. Thank you for your generous gifts.

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Pro-Life Sunday on June 18

Celebrate Life on Father’s Day – June 18 is Father’s Day, and also Pro-life Sunday! This is a day to honour the giving of life to others. Last year, we raised $160,000 through your donations on Pro-Life Sunday, which was given to 22 local Pro-Life groups to support their life-affirming work. This year, there will be a second collection on Sunday, June 18, Father’s Day, to help local pro-life groups in our Archdiocese. Please make all cheques payable to the parish as all donations will be receipted by the parish. Envelopes for this collection are included in your box for 2017. Thank you for your generosity.

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CWL News: Socials plus Bake Sale

CWL NEWS- CWL Members Windup- Our “Canada” themed dessert social will be held Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00pm in the parish hall. Please put your name on the sign up sheet at the entrance of the church after the Masses. Cost is $5 which we will collect on June 7th.Please join us for this fun and an “entertaining” night!

BAKE SALE -All are invited to come to the parish hall after morning Masses this Sunday, as there will be baked goods from the CWL Garage sale on Saturday, available for purchase. Other items may also be available. Look forward to see you there!

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Prayers requested

We request ou parishioners to please pray for the repose of the soul of Father John Brioux, OMI, Pastor of St. Paul’s Church in North Vancouver for the past 7 years, who died suddenly on Wednesday. Please keep his family and the Oblate community in your prayers too. Father Brioux was formerly Pastor of St. Augustine’s Parish for eleven years. Funeral details to be announced.

Dinner and Dance on June 3

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – Lion’s Gate Council, is holding a “Spring Fling” Dinner and Dance on Saturday, June 3rd 2017, at St. Stephen’s Church hall, doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00 , available after weekend Masses at Holy Trinity and St. Stephen’s, and at their parish offices. Come enjoy a Roasted Pork Loin Dinner. Contact: Ken Beresford 604-985-5651 or Terry Edwards 604-986-3108. Live music , cash bar. All parishioners and their friends are welcome. **Sorry, no minors.** GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!!

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Archdiocese News and Ordinations

ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS – Ordinations to the Permanent Diaconate – Join us as we welcome three more permanent deacons on Friday, May 26 at 7 pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Richard Chau, Patrick Dwan, and Tony Gray will be ordained permanent deacons. All are welcome to attend.

Ordination to the Priesthood – Juan Lucca, Giovanni Schiesari, and Francesco Voltaggio will be ordained priests by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver on Saturday, June 3, from 12-2 p.m.

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