Register Now for Life in the Spirit Seminar (free)

The Life in the Spirit Seminars are designed as an introduction to a life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit. They provide an opportunity for people to learn more about that life, and to be helped in taking the first steps of a new relationship with the Lord.

For those who are not Christians, this can serve as an introduction to Christianity and a time to make a first commitment to Jesus Christ. For those who are already Christians, they offer help in finding a fuller release of the Holy Spirit to live a deeper Christian life.

The seminars are a series of talks and discussions which take place over a period of seven weeks. But more than a series of courses or lectures, the Life in the Spirit Seminars are a chance for Christians who have found a fuller life in the Holy Spirit to come together with people who want to know more about that life, to share with them, and to help them take the first steps of a new life themselves.

ST STEPHEN’S PARISH INVITES YOU: TO A LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR:

Every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm: it starts on February 16 and ends on March 30, 2023:

February 16 – Talk 1 – God’s Love
February 23 – Talk 2 – Salvation
March 2 – Talk 3 – New Life
March 9 – Talk 4 – Receiving God’s Gift
March 16 – Talk 5 – Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit March 23 – Talk 6 – Growth
March 30 – Talk 7 & Mass – Transformation in Christ

Registration is required. To register for FREE please do so after Sunday Mass or contact: Alfred Ho at 604-987-5265 or email Katy Blancard at kblancard@live.com

If you want to join the Seminar for FREE, you can also register using the form below. Your personal info will be received only by the Parish Office and the organizers of the event:

Working Towards Anti-Human Trafficking

This FREE one-hour webinar will introduce you to the study guide and how it may be used in various settings. The event hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver is designed for clergy, religious, diocesan, or parish staff and volunteers, educators, members of the Catholic Women’s League or Knights of Columbus, and anyone who wishes to learn more about human trafficking. This event will be held on on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil

Join this monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end every first Saturday of the month from Feb. 4 at St. Anthony’s Parish, West Vancouver at 9:00 a.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Integritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health

The Archdiocese of Vancouver invites all parishioners for a dialogue about topics of mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by a mental health professional equipped to answer your questions.

The four topics on the following dates will be:
Jan. 25 – Session 1: Introduction – PJ Lewis
Feb. 15 – Session 2: Mental health – Denis Boyd
Mar. 22 – Session 3: Mental illness – PJ Lewis
Apr. 26 – Session 4: Self-care – Denis Boyd
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Locations: Online or in-person at Saint Mary Parish, Vancouver; Saint Patrick Parish, Maple Ridge; Christ the Redeemer, West Vancouver; Good Shepherd Church, Surrey.

Facilitators: Denis Boyd and PJ Lewis.
​​​​​​Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for Marta Brisco, Claire Christie, Andy Demeule, Maria Dos Santos, Joan Dowling, Brandon Fairleigh, Rose Gill, Mark Hamilton, Wade Kaczkielo, Frank Kilian, Gretchen Mostardi, Margaret Ng, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Mary Catherine O’Sullivan, Jeannette Oulette, Desi Santos, Tony Tadey, Maria Villarroel, Jarrod Wiesner, Karl Winterstein.

Anti-Human Trafficking Webinar

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is hosting this seminar: This FREE one-hour webinar will introduce you to the study guide and how it may be used in various settings. The event hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver is designed for clergy, religious, diocesan, or parish staff and volunteers, educators, members of the Catholic Women’s League or Knights of Columbus, and anyone who wishes to learn more about human trafficking. This event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Food Bank boxes ready to accept gifts

The St Stephen’s FOOD BOX is now available to receive your gifts! Please remember the needy in our community, especially at this time of year. You may drop off your donations of non-perishable items inside the main door of the church. Thank you for your generosity & kindness in 2022.

Chinese New Year Mass at Coquitlam

Welcome the Chinese New Year with a Eucharistic Celebration with Archbishop Miller. Join this Chinese New Year’s Eucharistic celebration with Archbishop Miller on Jan. 22, 2023 (Sunday), at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Coquitlam, at 3:00 p.m. The parish is at 315 Walker Street in Coquitlam, BC V3K 5P7.

All are welcome.

Schedule for Christmas Celebrations

Schedule of Holy Masses at St. Stephen’s Parish:

2022 December 24 ( Saturday): 9:00 a.m. – Saturday Mass

CHRISTMAS EVE – THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
December 24 (Saturday) CHRISTMAS EVE
4:30 p.m;
12:00 midnight. (Christmas Carols begin at 11:30 p.m. – come early to get parking.)

CHRISTMAS DAY – THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
December 25 (Sunday)
8:30 a.m;
10:30 a.m.
No Evening Mass

CHRISTMAS WEEK
December 26 (Monday) – FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN – 9:00 a.m. Mass
December 27-30 (Tuesday – Friday) – 8:30 a.m.
December 31 (Saturday) – 9:00 a.m. – Saturday Mass


From Fr. Mark and the entire Staff of St. Stephens Parish, a Merry Christmas to all!

Project Advance 2022

As the year comes to a close, this is a gentle reminder to all to kindly make your pledge & donation to this year’s Project Advance campaign before December 31st, 2022, if you have not done so already. Cheques are payable to “Project Advance”. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Making Sense of Adolescence

Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The time of adolescence is longer than ever, yet society today offers little support in understanding or facilitating this transition. This course is designed to be used by parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, professionals – anyone who desires to make sense of adolescence. Parents of all ages will find this course invaluable as preparation for what lies ahead. The event will be on Zoom weekly from Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, until Mar. 10, 2023. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.