Marriage Mentorship Workshop

Do you want to see more fruitful marriages in your parish? Come to this one-day workshop to find out how you can begin a marriage mentorship program for couples in your parish who are preparing for marriage or are newly married. Ryan and Mary Rose Verret, founders of the Witness to Love program, will be here to share how and why this program was developed and to present the resources available and how to start and effectively use the program at your parish. This one-day workshop is being offered twice – on both Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30.
Participants whose parish priest and/or deacon also attend this Marriage Mentorship Workshop will be entered into a prize draw for a date night gift certificate. Registration closes Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.  Click on the image to register.

STA Poinsettia Sale

Reminders about the STA POINSETTIA SALE – The deadline for your orders is extended to Tuesday, November 19th. Please note that the pick up times have changed: Monday, December 2nd (2:30 to 4 pm), Tues. Dec 3rd (3-4:30 pm) at the Convent, 6th & Forbes, North Vancouver. Revised order forms are at the entrance of the Church. Thank you for supporting the students of STA.

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Parish Forty Hours Adoration

The Annual PARISH FORTY HOURS ADORATION starts on Wednesday, December 4th until Friday, December 6th. All parishioners are encouraged to spend some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during these days. Adoration begins daily at 9 am. On Wednesday & Thursday, Adoration ends at 12 midnight. On Friday, there will be Benediction and closing Mass at 7 pm. The sign- up sheet is in the entrance of the church. We ask all the parish ministries to help ensure there is someone in the church, especially during the later hours.

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STA News: Craft Fair and Poinsettia Sale

Thank you to all parishioners who attended our STA Craft Fair last weekend. It was a most successful event and we would like to thank the organizers for their tremendous efforts in putting it all together. Our next event will be our Open House on Saturday, November 23 from 11 am to 4 pm. Come for a student led tour or wander the hallways on your own and discover the newest addition to the North Shore Skyline. We are located at 541 West Keith Road.

POINSETTIA SALE – ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL – Orders due Friday, November 15th. Pick up from school Friday, November 29th (3-4:45 pm), Sat. Nov. 30 (10:30 to 12 noon) at the Convent, 6th & Forbes, North Vancouver. Please take an order form from the entrance of the church. For questions or more information contact Maureen Lum at
604 833 7808.

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Angels and Wings Gala

DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES announce the 2019 Rhinestones & Angel Wings Gala, on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 6:30pm at St. Matthew’s Hall (16065 88th Ave, Surrey). Whether you attend as a winter social or wish to give your support to victims of domestic abuse, the gala is an exciting night out with silent and live auctions, a special guest speaker, raffle prizes, dinner and live music. Tickets are now available $60 each or tables for $550 (10 seats included) at  DomesticAbuseServices.ca or 604.585.6688 Sponsored by Domestic Abuse Services – Our Lady of Good Counsel Society.

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STA Craft Fair

ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS –St. Thomas Aquinas Christmas Craft Fair – Expect to see some changes at this year’s STA Christmas Craft Fair! With a new school and gym, organizers have been able to increase their 100+ vendors by 20% which means additional quality choices for shoppers including home décor, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, and a $1 Bookstore! With a newly upgraded kitchen, the Café is offering delicious warm meals, coffee, and sweets, as well as their famous Hamburger Soup for purchase. And watch for some enticing raffle baskets this year with many high-end items to be won. This event takes place Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in North Vancouver. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and free for kids.

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All Soul’s Day Reminders

ALL SOULS ENVELOPES – A reminder to please return your envelope to Father Mark or to the parish office by October 31st. Masses for “All Souls” will be said in the month of November.
The Book of Remembrance is in the Church. Please include the names of those deceased, loved ones who have died in the past year. The book will be placed at the foot of the altar during the month of November to pray for all the departed souls.

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