Tuesdays of Lent – Discovery Series

The 6 WEEK DISCOVERY SERIES – TUESDAYS OF LENT. Faith is strengthened when it is given to others.
We all have a call to share Christ and bring the Gospel, but it is important to know the basics of the Catholic faith, and to challenge ourselves to a greater holiness this Lent.
Come and join Pauline Correa (parishioner and CCO [Catholic Christian Outreach] member) as we take a step deeper into our faith. Tuesday, March 26th at 7 pm. Lesson 3 will be about “Jesus Christ – Our Lord”.

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Prayers Requested

These are trying times for many of Canadians, our neighbors, and parishioners. Your prayers are requested for: Jim Alden, John Barry, Virgil Billesberger, Jennifer Blore, Edward Carter, Steve Cervenko, Angela Ciprian, Joe Dinahan, Thelma Fairleigh, Mark Hamilton, Maureen & Dan Hill, Cecilia Lam, John Magee, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Hilda Tacneng, and Jarrod Weisner.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Tim Sadro, husband of Marie, who died at Cedar View Lodge on March 19th. Please keep Marie and her family in your prayers.

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Celebrate Your Marriage Anniversary

Marriage Anniversary Mass 2019 – Celebrate your Milestone Anniversary with us! This Mother’s Day, Archbishop Miller will be honouring couples celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th & 60th+ years of marriage. Register your anniversary with us today at https://rcav.org/marriage-anniversary. Sunday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul Parish, Richmond. Reception to follow in St. Paul Parish Centre.

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A Note of Thanks

A NOTE OF THANKS – Samantha Scalabrino wishes to thank Father Mark & all our parishioners for your generous support as she embarks on her Mission trip to the Philippines during Spring Break, along with other students. She was able to raise over $3,400 through the bake sale and other contributions. Please keep all the students in your prayers. The funds raised will be used to help Salesian Missions – orphanages, care homes, projects etc.

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North Shore Men’s Retreat

NORTH SHORE MEN’S RETREAT – Faithful & True: A day of recollection for men will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Pius X Church, 1150 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. The Retreat Master will be Rev. Fr. John Horgan. We will start with Holy Mass at 9:00am, followed by the retreat, ending at 2:00 pm. Cost is $20/ person. For tickets contact Terry Edwards 604-986-3108 or Marius Soska 604-980-1700.

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Marian Prayer Program

The Knights of Columbus introduce the Marian Prayer Program – Knights worldwide are spreading devotion to the Blessed Mother this year, featuring an icon of “Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians,” while raising awareness for those who suffer for their faith, especially persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Please join us Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s to pray for the plight of Christians persecuted for their faith and to stand in prayerful solidarity with them.

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for Jim Alden, John Barry, Virgil Billesberger, Jennifer Blore, Edward Carter, Steve Cervenko, Angela Ciprian, Joe Dinahan, Thelma Fairleigh, Mark Hamilton, Maureen & Dan Hill, Dylan Kemper, Cecilia Lam, John Magee, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Hilda Tacneng, and Jarrod Weisner.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Christopher Forhan, husband of Dianne Forhan of our parish, who died recently. The Funeral Mass will be held here on Saturday, March 23rd at 11 am. Please keep Dianne and her family in your prayers.

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Knights Marian Prayer Program

Knights worldwide are spreading devotion to the Blessed Mother this year, featuring an icon of “Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians,” while raising awareness for those who suffer for their faith, especially persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Please join us Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to pray for the plight of Christians persecuted for their faith and to stand in prayerful solidarity with them.

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CWL News for this Week

There will be a General Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th @ 7:00 pm . Will start with a short business meeting followed by a Lenten Prayer Service.

CWL BURSARIES – There are a number of bursaries that are available to students who are a son ,daughter, granddaughter, grandson, niece or nephew of a CWL Member. Information sheets with guidelines and criteria are at the entrance of the church.

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Men’s Retreat in the North Shore

NORTH SHORE MEN’S RETREAT – Faithful & True: A day of recollection for men will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Pius X Church, 1150 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. The retreat master will be Rev. Fr. John Horgan. We will start with Holy Mass at 9:00am followed by the retreat, ending at 2:00 pm. Cost is $20/ person. For tickets contact Terry Edwards 604-986-3108 or Marius Soska 604-980-1700.

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Discovery Series starts March 12

6 WEEK DISCOVERY SERIES – TUESDAYS OF LENT BEGINNING MARCH 12 – On December 7, 1990 Pope St. John Paul II wrote a papal encyclical about the Church’s missionary mandate. He stated that missionary activity is a matter for all Christians, for all dioceses, parishes, churches, institutions and associations. For in the Church’s history, missionary activity has always been a sign of vitality. Missionary activity renews the Church, revitalizes faith and Christian identity, and offers fresh enthusiasm in new incentives.

Faith is strengthened when it is given to others.
We all have a call to share Christ and bring the Gospel, but it is important to know the basics of the Catholic faith, and to challenge ourselves to a greater holiness this Lent.
Come and join Pauline Correa (parishioner and CCO [Catholic Christian Outreach] member) as we take a step deeper into our faith. Lesson 1 will be about “God’s Love.”

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Lenten Day Reflection on March 9

God’s Love Heals Our Memories: A Lenten Day of Reflection – Seek God’s healing for the wounds of your past through contemplation to obtain God’s love. Everyone is invited on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Christ the Redeemer Church, in West Vancouver (599 Keith Rd, West Vancouver, V7T 1L7). The event is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with anticipated Sunday Mass). Cost for the event is $20 and includes lunch. Please share with your family and friends. Sponsored by the Courage and EnCourage Ministries.

Ash Wednesday on March 6

The Start of Lent, ASH WEDNESDAY, is on MARCH 6, 2019. Besides the morning Mass at 8:30 am there will be evening Mass at 7:00 p.m. with the distribution of ashes at both Masses. It marks the beginning of Lent, a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Just in case you can’t make it to your Parish Mass, please see this link for a Mass near your place of work:  https://rcav.org/ash-wednesday-mass-schedule/

FAST AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence as is Good Friday. On those days you may not substitute acts of charity or piety in place of abstinence. Normally, Fridays of the year are days of abstinence from meat, but Catholics may substitute special acts of piety or charity. The requirement to fast binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Abstinence (no flesh meat allowed) binds those 14 years old and up.

LENTEN DEVOTIONS- STATIONS OF THE CROSS—every Friday at 7:30 pm, with Mass at 7 pm.

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