NET Canada is a Catholic missionary organization that “Challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.” We currently have a team serving in Vancouver and the greater area. They will be staying till the end of May. We are currently looking for generous people to take 2-4 of the missionaries into their home for a period of 1-2 weeks. Please contact Mickenzie Kinahan if you would like to host or if you have any questions at Mickenzie@netcanada.ca or (403)715-7983.
Helpline Volunteer Training by Domestic Abuse Services by Our Lady of Good Counsel Society. You can make a difference in the lives of victims of abuse, become a Helpline Volunteer and join us for our spring training. Fridays: April 6, 13 & 20 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturdays, April 7, 14, & 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Holy Trinity Parish, North Vancouver. Call 604.585.6688 to register or for more information.
One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and the priests of the archdiocese on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 pm. at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.
The Church encourages Catholics to participate in preparation during Lent by receiving the sacrament of reconciliation. Please refer to the list of penitential services for the North Shore below, and, across the Archdiocese of Vancouver on this link.
North Shore Parishes Date and Time
St. Stephen’s (North Vancouver) – March 22 at 10:30 AM
Holy Trinity (North Vancouver) – March 22 at 7:00 PM
Christ the Redeemer (West Vancouver) – March 27 at 7:00 PM
Our Share Lent Collection is on March 17 and 18. During our Lenten journey, we are called upon to fast, pray and give alms. This year’s theme “Together for Peace” reminds us of the vital role we all play in supporting our local partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East who are working tirelessly through dialogue to bridge gaps to create lasting peace in their different warring communities. Please be generous in next weekend’s collection at all Masses.
All Parishioners are invited to a LENTEN MISSION on Monday, March 19th to Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00pm. It will be held at the St. Edmund’s Parish, in small gym of school, 535 Mahon Avenue. Grow your faith this Lent by joining us for our Lenten Mission! We will be airing Bishop Robert Barron’s excellent film series, “Priest, Prophet, King”. All are welcome!
ST. ANTHONY’S PARISH invites all Parishioners to a Mission on March 12th, 13th, and 14th. The Speaker is Mr. Brett Powell, husband, father, disciple, Archbishop’s delegate for Ministries and Development, and former CCO missionary. This year’s theme is “ENCOUNTER”. Pope Francis says “Faith is not a theory, a philosophy, an idea: it is an encounter. An encounter with Jesus.” This mission will help long-time Catholics discover new inspiration and enthusiasm for the faith and will bless those just starting their journey, and even those who are just curious. So invite your friends and come together. 7:00 pm each night. 2347 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Tim McCarthy, former pastor of Christ the Redeemer Parish, who died earlier this week. Prayers for Fr. McCarthy will be held on Sunday, March 11th at 7 pm followed by the Funeral Mass on Monday, March 12th at 11 am at Christ the Redeemer Parish, West Vancouver.
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Adrianna Padilla, mother of Ingrid Gossler of our parish, who died in Mexico. Please keep the family in your prayers too.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. David Lee of our parish, husband of Lois, who died February 15, 2018. Prayers for Mr. Lee will be held here on Wednesday, February 28 at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Thursday, March 1st at 11:30 am. Please keep Lois and his family in your prayers.
Do you have the heart to sleep out for the homeless? Join us on Friday March 16 to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing homelessness. We will start with a mass at 7pm, followed by prayer and sharing to get to know and bond with each other. There will be an opportunity to learn more about Catholic Street Missionaries. The next morning, we will end with sharing our experiences at breakfast. http://rcav.org/event/sleep-out-2018
Who can join? Anyone 19 or above who is healthy enough to withstand sleeping outside for a night.
What if it’s raining? If it’s raining, we will open up a shelter for the night. (We may have to line up to get in.)
How to raise funds? Participants are encouraged to ask for pledges. For instructions on how to make a pledge, visit http://catholicstreetmissionaries.org/events and scroll down to “How to make a Pledge for SLEEP OUT 2018?”
This will help us to continue our mission. However, it is not compulsory.
What to bring? Sleeping bag suitable for the weather, blankets, warm clothing and cardboards. (Limited cardboards will be available.) Tents, mattresses and pillows may NOT be used.
Email email@example.com or call Mildred 778-885-9611
Who are Catholic Street Missionaries?
Catholic Street Missionaries is a non-profit organization newly started in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Our mission is to develop young lay missionaries to reach out to the margins of society, to restore their sense of dignity and to accompany them through life. To learn more about Catholic Street Missionaries, visit http://www.catholicstreetmissionaries.org
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS- World Day of Prayer 2018- The World Day of Prayer, was initiated in 1918 by a group of Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant women to encourage informed prayer and prayerful action around the globe. Since then, it has grown to an ecumenical effort to ignite the goodwill and faith of all people who believe in the power of prayer to change hearts, lives and circumstances. Please join us on Saturday, March 3rd at 11 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church for a worship service written by the women of Suriname. The theme is “All God’s Creation is Very Good.” Refreshments to follow. Please contact Nicole Tancredi @ firstname.lastname@example.org
All Men of the Parish are invited to the Annual Men’s North Shore Lenten Retreat this coming Saturday, March 10th. The event is at the Parish of St. Pius X, with Fr. John Horgan leading the event. To help with the costs, tickets are available for $ 20 each.Kindly contact Terry at 604-986-3108 to reserve your place. The event will start with a Mass at 9 am, followed by the talk by Fr. Horgan. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Please take advantage of this opportunity to stop, reflect and meditate and be one with the Holy Spirit.
FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION—MARCH 2ND—Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9 am to midnight with Mass at 7 pm. Please sign up on the sheet at the entrance of the church.
LENTEN DEVOTIONS- STATIONS OF THE CROSS—happens every Friday at 7:00 pm, except on First Friday, when there will be Adoration all day with Mass at 7 pm. Since Lent is a time of prayer and penance, we are all invited to take advantage of the Mass schedules, and come as often as possible.
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS- World Day of Prayer Service – All are invited to the World Day of Prayer Service at St. Peter’s Church, New Westminster, on Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. Refreshments to follow. This year’s theme, “All God’s Creation is Very Good,” provides the opportunity to learn about, pray and celebrate environmental issues in solidarity with the women of Suriname in South America.