All posts by NestorBalce

North Shore Way of the Cross

The North Shore’s Annual Way of the Cross is on Good Friday, April 19th. Ceremony begins at 10am from St. Edmund’s Parish, 545 Mahon Avenue to Victoria Park and ends with prayers at St. Edmund’s. Please check the weather before this date, and prepare appropriately. All are welcome.

Jesus carries the cross
image care of Jan Sanders van Hemessen

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Please refer to this Schedule of Holy Masses And Services for the Easter Triduum for our Parish for 2019.

Weekday Masses: There are no morning Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday

Official Holy Week Schedule:

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM
With Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019
Stations of the Cross 11:00 AM
CELEBRATION OF OUR LORD’S PASSION 3:00 PM
CONFESSIONS TO FOLLOW UNTIL 5:30 PM

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019
EASTER VIGIL 9:00 PM
There is *no* Anticipated Mass for April 20.

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
Masses at 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
*No Evening Mass* for April 21.

Spring Garden Clean Up

SPRING GARDEN CLEAN-UP is on SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH – after the 9 am morning Mass. Please volunteer to assist in cleaning up your Parish Church grounds. If you are open to helping us, kindly let us know by including your names on the sign-up sheet in the entrance of the church. A light lunch is provided to all afterward and we would like to ascertain the number of volunteers for the day. Thanks for your stewardship.

image care of https://www.flickr.com/photos/vastateparksstaff/

Join ‘Tuesdays of Lent’ on April 9

Join us for 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 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, April 9 at 7 pm. Lesson 5 will be about “The Universal Call – Personally Yours”.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Bene16

Penitential Services for Lent 2019

The Church encourages Catholics to participate in preparation during Lent by receiving the sacrament of reconciliation. Lenten Penitential Services on the North Shore will be held as follows:-

Tuesday, April 9th – 10:30 am – St. Stephen’s Parish
Thursday, April 11th – 7 pm – Holy Trinity Parish
Tuesday, April 16th – 7 pm – Christ the Redeemer Parish

If work or the business of life prohibits you from attending any of these dates, please refer to the Archdiocese webpage to find a service more convenient for you. As Catholics, we encourage all of us to take advantage of this peaceful Sacrament and be reconciled with Jesus Christ, as we near the great day of Easter Sunday.

RCAV Job Opportunities

The Archdiocese has published several employment and volunteer opportunities that might be of interest to you. Please refer to the following potential jobs:

At the Pastoral Centre Offices:
Assistant Coordinator, Ministries & Outreach Office (FT Contract)
Digital Community Coordinator (FT Contract)
Family Services Advisor, Catholic Cemeteries
Marketing and Media Coordinator (FT)
Receptionist, Catholic Cemeteries

At Catholic Schools:
Faculty Appointment in Business and Economics, Corpus Christi College
Faculty Appointment in English, Corpus Christi College
Secretary, St. Francis De Sales School
Sessional Instructors, Corpus Christi College
Student Recruitment Officer, Corpus Christi College/St. Mark’s College
Teaching Positions

And in Other Organizations
Senior Accountant, Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria

If you are interested, please click on this site for more details on the positions. Good Luck!

L.A. Opportunity Youth Job Fair (24891157571).jpg
By Eric GarcettiL.A. Opportunity Youth Job Fair, CC BY 2.0, Link

CWL News: Meeting and Women’s Retreat

CWL News – Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm in the parish hall. We will have fun with some table trivia followed by a short meeting. Any items for Mary’s Place (toiletries, socks, clothing etc) would be greatly appreciated. All ladies of the Parish are invited to attend.

THE CWL Northshore Women’s Retreat with Christ the Redeemer Parish will be May 10th evening to May 12th noon at the Westminster Abbey in Mission. Our Retreat Master is Father Hawskwell. Cost is $140.00 per person, includes meals, except for Friday night. Registration is from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday evening. Rides can be arranged if needed. All women of the parish are invited. There is limited space, so contact Christina Ceraldi at 604-986-0769 with your name and number to register.

image care of https://www.flickr.com/photos/wocintechchat/

Discovery Series on April 2

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, April 2 at 7 pm. Lesson 4 will be about “Jesus Christ – Our Saviour”.

Interior of Santi Giovanni e Paolo (Venice) - Jesus Christ bearing the Cross.jpg
By Alvise Vivarini, Public Domain, Link

Cash Raffle Fundraiser

HOLY TRINITY “CASH RAFFLE” FUNDRAISER- The Parish is once again holding a cash raffle with a Grand Prize of $ 20,000. With the generous support of the community, businesses etc decades of fundraising came to fruition with a new school building in 2011. The goal is to raise funds for the ongoing needs of the parish and the school. Tickets: Contact Flavia – 778-927-8710. Draw on June 15, 2019. For more info – 604-987-4454.

image care of https://www.flickr.com/photos/opengov/

Vocation Live-In on April 5 – 7

The VOCATION LIVE-IN – Friday evening to Sunday afternoon happens on April 5 – 7, 2019. The Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC, is planning a weekend LIVE-IN for young men who are interested in the priesthood or the life of a religious brother, and want to see for themselves what seminary life is like. The Seminary of Christ the King has students in high school (Grades 8 – 12), in college (Arts I-IV), and in theology.

The LIVE-IN is open to anyone who is thinking of entering the seminary in the next few years. The suggested fee is $40. For application form, please contact 604-826-8715 or e-mail : frpeterosb@gmail.com