The final two weeks of classes are upon us, followed by school exams, year-end assignments and graduation events for our grade 12 students. We ask for your prayers as they weave their way through these last few weeks of the school year, that they maintain their focus and exceed their own expectations.
Mark June 8 on your calendar for STA’s Alumni Social: ‘A Last Walk Though St. Thomas Aquinas High School’. If you went to STA, if your children went to STA, if you worked bingo at STA, this is the last opportunity to walk down memory lane through the hallways and classrooms of
the old school. On June 8. from 1 to 4pm, the school will be open to all. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are free. Please RSVP http://www.alumnista.com
HOLY TRINITY is having a “CASH RAFFLE” FUNDRAISER this June. The Grand Prize is $20,000. The goal is to raise funds for the ongoing needs of the parish and the school. Tickets are at $10. If you are feeling lucky, please Contact Flavia – 778-927-8710. Draw on June 15, 2019. For more info – 604-987-4454.
All are invited to our FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTION on June 7th. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9 am, after morning Mass, and the devotion will continue until 7 pm. Celebratory Mass is at 7 pm. Spend the Summer Season right and spend some time with the Lord. Kindly sign your name and the time in the sign-up sheet located at the entrance of the Church.
ARCHDIOCESE of Vancouver announces the 2019 Walk to Keep the Dream Alive is on Sunday June 2, 12:00pm. Join us by registering online at http://www.DomesticAbuseServices.ca or call our office for details. The walk, which is open to all, will be held at Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey and will raise funds for Domestic Abuse services – Our Lady of Good Counsel Society’s programs including Eva’s House and will help impact the lives of many women and children. (604)585-6688.
STA Music department will hold their annual Spring Concert at Centennial Theatre on Tuesday, May 28 beginning at 7 pm. All parishioners are invited to attend.
A successful International Night took place on Friday, May 24. We hope new families to the school had a chance to attend and experience some old fashioned STA hospitality.
Thirteen members of the STA track and field team qualified to participate in the BC High School Track and Field Championships in Kelowna on May 30-June 1. We wish our athletes good luck with their events and safe travels.
STA NEWS – Mark June 8 on your calendar for ‘A last walk though St. Thomas Aquinas High School’. If you went to STA, if your children went to STA, if you worked bingo at STA, this is a last opportunity to walk down memory lane through the hallways and classrooms of the old school. On June 8. from 1 to 4pm, the school will be open to all. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are free. Please RSVP http://www.alumnista.com
CWL NEWS – Due to a change in plans, there will not be a June Meeting. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in September after a relaxing and, hopefully, sunny summer.
CWLGARAGE SALE- Saturday, June 1st from 9:30 am to 2:30pm in the parish hall. Tables are still available. To book a table please call Irene at 604 243 9889 or Rosanna – 604 351 7400. The cost of the table is $25.
CWL Bake Sale Donations – We would appreciate any baked goods from parishioners who want to donate to our Bake Table at the Garage Sale. Items can be dropped off on Friday, May 31st at the office by 3:30 pm or at the parish hall from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Also, after 8:30 am on Sat. June 1st. All monies raised will go to the numerous charities and programs that we support. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
FEAST OF PENTECOST – Join us to celebrate and experience the Power of Pentecost on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Stephen’s Church. There will be a Mass Celebration at 10 am. Everyone is invited! Sponsored by Vancouver Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services. See bulletin board for details.
The Archdiocese is looking to fill the following positions:
Pastoral Centre Offices:
Administrative Assistant (Marriage Preparation Program), Ministries & Outreach Office (FT)
Administrative Assistant to the Vicar General
Client Services & Team Support Lead (Contract)
Digital Community Coordinator (FT Contract)
Family Services Advisor, Catholic Cemeteries
Guest Attendant Shift Supervisor, Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel
Marketing and Media Coordinator (FT)
Receptionist, Catholic Cemeteries
Safe Environment Coordinator
Youth Ministry Coordinator, St. Clare of Assisi Parish
The Archdiocese website has details on each position, plus more opportunities available including Volunteer services. Please visit the following website for more details and requirements of each position: https://rcav.org/employment/
The 2019 Walk to Keep the Dream Alive Event is on Sunday, June 2, 12:00pm. Please join us by registering online at http://www.DomesticAbuseServices.ca or call our office for details. The walk, which is open to all, will be held at Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey and will raise funds for Domestic Abuse services – Our Lady of Good Counsel Society’s programs including Eva’s House and will help impact the lives of many women and children. Please call (604)585-6688 to reserve your space. For more information please click here: http://domesticabuseservices.ca/events/walk-to-keep-the-dream-alive-2-2/
ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS –MARIAN CONFERENCE, SATURDAY MAY 25TH at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Doors open at 8:30 am and closes with Mass at 6:30 pm. Tickets online at Eventbrite.ca MarianConference.ca
Pre- Conference Healing Service with Fr Greg Bramlage. May23rd at 7 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish, 2881 Main Street, Vancouver. Everyone welcome! A Free will Love offering will be taken.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL would like to invite you and your entire family to the community event of the year! International Night will be held on Friday, May 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the STA Gym. Come sample some delicious food from around the world, enjoy entertainment including the STA Jazz Band. The funds go directly to local charities, such as the Door Is Open, where STA provides a meal each month. The entrance fee is $2 per person or $5 per family. Food tickets are $2 each. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some delicious food, fellowship, and entertainment! See you there!
ANNUAL VIGIL at Lions Gate Hospital- North Shore Pro-Life- Sunday, May 19, 2-3pm. A quiet gathering of those people on the North Shore who recognize the unjust taking of human life in abortion. John Stuart Mill said, “all that is needed for evil to flourish is that Good men should look on and do nothing”. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
The SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL needs assistance – We are in dire need of volunteers to help with bread pick-up from Cobs Bakery at Parkgate Village on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Your assistance will be needed at least once a month. Please call Robin – 604-985-9612 or Rose Morin – 604-985-9674. Thank you for your stewardship.
The LYNN VALLEY GARDEN CLUB holds its annual plant sale next Saturday, May 18 at St. Stephen’s hall, from 10 am-1 pm. Thousands of plants including vegetables, herbs, shade-loving, sun-loving and more, will be on sale. Most plants cost from $2-$5. The club is celebrating its 75th anniversary and will be offering free coupons to meetings. Free admission. Plant sales: cash only. Partial proceeds are donated to local garden projects and post-secondary scholarships for horticulture students. For more information: http://www.lynnvalleygardenclub.org
Your prayers are requested for Jim Alden, John Barry, Virgil Billesberger, Edward Carter, Steve Cervenko, Angela Ciprian, Thelma Fairleigh, Mark Hamilton, Maureen & Dan Hill, Cecilia Lam, John Magee, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Philip Sakhrani, Hilda Tacneng, John Toljanich and Jarrod Weisner.