ARISE! Grade 8 RCAV Summer Retreat

Are you ready to get to know Jesus as your friend? Are you ready to deepen your relationship with him? Let us show you how much Jesus loves you and how you can live your daily lives in a relationship with him! The purpose of the Summer Retreat for Grade 8 Youth is to lead young people into a deeper understanding and relationship with Jesus Christ – through identifying practical ways and ideas on growing in holiness and into regular (daily) practices that will strengthen and deepen the relationship with God – through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Presented as a virtual (online) retreat, we will pray, share stories, talks, and spend time sharing and growing in faith together in small groups. This is a great opportunity to grow together in faith, fun, and fellowship!

August 7 & 8, 2020
Friday 7 – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm (with a mid-day break)
5 sessions via Zoom
Cost: $15, individual registrations welcome

 

Surviving Summer at Home

Summer 2020 looks a little different than any of us expected. So how do we make the most of being at home as a family? It starts with understanding each other better.

In this workshop, parishioners from the Archdiocese of Vancouver Frances and Matt Maddalozzo, talk about the role of parents in their kid’s lives as they discover their own faith, plus how we can grow in our efforts of showing Christ’s love to them.

Reference: https://beholdvancouver.org/resources/surviving-the-summer-at-home

Marriage Course

When life gets busy, it is easy for married couples to forget about date nights. We would like to invite you and your spouse to set a weekly date night to reconnect and build a more joyful family by thriving as a couple. Register below to join us for The Marriage Course, a 7-week program produced by Alpha International, for couples “seeking practical support to strengthen their relationship, keep the spark alive and stay connected.”

August 13 – September 24, 2020
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Online Zoom Meeting
Registration is Free.

Please click on this page for more information and to register.

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‘My House’ Workshop for Men

The My House Workshop for Men is a 3-day (July 9 to July 11) confidential, intensive for men striving to overcome and heal from unwanted sexual behaviors. It is geared to maximize your investment of time and money, as it will enhance the work you might have started or jump start your journey towards healing.

The intensive includes a whole person approach from modern neuroscience to the emotional and spiritual underpinnings of compulsive sexual behaviors. The education and small group discussions are led by top Catholic and Christian experts.

For more information, please click here: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/2791

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for Jim Alden, Meliton Carolino, Tony Ceraldi, Marjorie Corcoran, Gaetana Di Francesco, Maria Dos Santos, Anne Edwards, Thelma Fairleigh, Margaret Geraghty, Mark Hamilton, Frank Kilian, Cecilia Lam, John Magee, Cecily McLarnin, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Leo O’Neill, Jeff Patterson, Philip Sakhrani, Desi Santos, John Toljanich & Jarrod Wiesner.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr Virgil Billesberger of our parish, husband of Mary, who died on Monday, June 22, 2020. Please keep the family in your prayers too.

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STA News

STA NEWS – The staff hosted a BBQ lunch for the grade 12 students on Friday, June 12. It was not the graduation dinner & dance that is the status quo but it was heartwarming to allow them to break bread together to signify their last day of class in high school. The graduates and their family members attended a diploma presentation at the school on Monday, June 15, small groups through the gym in 15 minute intervals. The event was well orchestrated and parents were very thankful to witness in person their graduate receiving their diploma. On Monday, June 22 at 11 am, Archbishop Michael Miller will celebrate the Graduation Mass in the STA convent chapel. The Mass will be broadcast on the STA Youtube channel which is accessed through the STA website: http://www.aquinas.org The link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmNOHo5I_h7f-cfKD2dnwbg

The same evening, at 7:00 pm, the Convocation ceremony will be broadcast, access is through the same link. We hope you will join us in celebrating the successes and achievements of this very special graduation class of 2020.

 

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for Jim Alden, Virgil Billesberger, Meliton Carolino, Tony Ceraldi, Marjorie Corcoran, Gaetana Di Francesco, Maria Dos Santos, Anne Edwards, Thelma Fairleigh, Margaret Geraghty, Mark Hamilton, Frank Kilian, Cecilia Lam, John Magee, Cecily McLarnin, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Leo O’Neill, Jeff Patterson, Philip Sakhrani, Desi Santos, John Toljanich & Jarrod Wiesner.

Reserve Your Seats for Live Mass

RE-OPENING OF MASSES WITH A CONGREGATION – Guidelines for the Reopening of Masses with a Congregation have been sent out to all parishioners, along with a letter from Father Mark. In order to determine the 50 people maximum at each Mass, parishioners are requested to contact the parish office by phone or email, at least 24 hours prior, to make a booking. This number will include the lector and ushers assigned at each Mass. Please call or email the parish office each week to reserve your seat. No Altar servers and no choir for congregational singing at this time, until further notice. Masses are presently being held in the parish hall due to church renovations. The washrooms will remain closed. Please ensure physical distancing is strictly observed everywhere on the premises. Please bring your own mask if you wish to use one. Collection baskets will not be passed around. These will be placed in the entrance for everyone to deposit their offering envelopes. The ushers will hand out individual bulletins, and they will observe the necessary guidelines for all to be safe.

Office: 604-985-1962

Thrive in Marriage while Raising Children

How to Thrive in Marriage Amidst the Busyness of Raising Children – This one evening session, led by Denis Boyd, will discuss some of the challenges parents have in keeping their marriages strong and healthy. Practical suggestions will be given to help parents improve their connection with each other in the midst of the turmoil of everyday life. The importance of conversation and collaborative decision making will be discussed, along with creative ways to keep a marriage Great! Join us over Zoom on Monday, June 15 from 7:03 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Register online at beholdvancouver.org/events/2211.

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