Summer Youth Retreat on July 4 to 7

The Archdiocese of Vancouver’s “Homecoming” is a special 4-day, overnight retreat for youth born in 2007 & 2008 (those youth entering Grade 9 /10 in Sept. 2022). The retreat provides youth with an opportunity to build community with their peers. The event starts on Monday, July 4 to Thursday, July 7 at Camp Jubilee, North Vancouver. Cost: $400 per youth. Please learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Image courtesy of Behold Website.

Papal Visit Itinerary

On June 23, the Vatican announced a full slate of events and meetings for Pope Francis, spanning July 24 to 29, 2022. The visit starts in Edmonton and proceeds through Quebec City and finally to Iqaluit before returning to Rome.

Canada’s bishops welcomed the announcement, saying the visit “will focus on Indigenous healing and reconciliation while also providing the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics an opportunity to encounter the faithful in Canada.” More details here.

Knights of Columbus 2022 Summer 50/50 Charity Appeal

The Knights of Columbus Charity Foundation is hosting a 50/50 raffle – the winner takes half! The more tickets purchased, the bigger the winnings. Purchase your ticket to the draw and help a charitable cause. Proceeds go to the dioceses in BC for outreach programs and the advancement of education. The campaign ends on Tuesday, July 5th. Learn more and buy your tickets at kofcbc5050.ca.

Birthright Vancouver – 2022 Walk Fundraiser – 50th Anniversary

Join us for our annual 3k fundraising walk! Funds raised will go towards supporting women in the Vancouver region. Bring a picnic lunch to celebrate our 50th anniversary with us afterwards. We will start at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 4925 Cambie Street, Vancouver and walk around Queen Elizabeth Park. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. Register to receive a pledge form by emailing: birthrightvancouver@gmail.com or make your donation at CanadaHelps.org. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

CWL Council’s Bursary

CWL NORTH SHORE PARISH COUNCILS BURSARY – offers $1,200 to be awarded to the child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a North Shore council CWL member or a young CWL member herself. The deadline for submission is June 15th, 2022. Contact 604-985-1962 for more information.

SECOND COLLECTION June 18 & 19 for Pro-Life Sunday

“As Catholics we are called to protect all human life: unborn life in the womb, the lives of the elderly, and the lives of the vulnerable in our society. Pro-Life Sunday is an opportunity for us to support those on the front lines of this all-important work. Your generous gifts are a tangible
means of advancing the Pro-Life cause through organizations in our community that fight for the
dignity of each and every person at every stage of the precious gift of life.” Archbishop J. Michael Miller. Thank you for your generosity.

National Rosary for the Family -June 19, live via Zoom

Families from across Canada are invited to a live and virtual “Rosary for the Family”.

The CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life is hosting this national event in preparation for the 10th World Meeting of Families (WMF) that will take place in Rome and in dioceses across the world (22–26 June 2022).

The live Zoom event, “Rosary for the Family”, takes place Father’s Day, Sunday, 19 June 2022, at 12:00 PM PST (3 PM EDT).

Featuring different families and voices from across the country, it is an opportunity to gather in prayer with other faith-filled families.

Everyone is welcome!

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.