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CHABC News – Bursaries

The Catholic Health Association of BC will be awarding two bursaries valued at $250 each to two 2018 graduating students who are enrolled in Catholic secondary schools, or who are members of BC or Yukon parishes and enrolled in public secondary schools, or who are home-schooled. Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of “Spirituality in Health Care”. Submissions must be received on or before March 9, 2018.

For further details, please refer to the poster in the outside bulletin board or check the CHABC website at under News and Events.

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Advent Penitential Services 2017

In preparation for Christmas, there will be the traditional PENITENTIAL SERVICES (Confession) during ADVENT to be held at two North Shore parishes at 7 pm (after work):
St. Edmund’s Parish – Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00 pm
Christ the Redeemer Parish – Thursday, December 21st, 7:00 pm
Extra confessions at St. Stephen’s – Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 pm

Please place this reminder on your phone’s calendar as we prepare for the coming of the Lord.

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Ministering to Seafarers

Ministering to Seafarers at the Port of Vancouver – The Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris) provides pastoral care to the crew of cargo ships that dock in Vancouver, Canada’s largest seaport. We ask for your prayers in support of this ministry. There is ongoing need for volunteers. For more information on volunteering, please contact Deacon Dileep Athaide, Catholic Chaplaincy Coordinator for the Port of Vancouver, at 604-817-6370 or at
This is also the time of year when we seek your financial support for the Christmas at Sea campaign, where we, together with our ecumenical partners from the Anglican and Reform Church, provide gifts to all seafarers in port who are away from their families during the Christmas season. Please send tax-deductible contributions to RCAV Seafarers Ministry, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3. Thank you for your generosity.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Community News

The STA community invites all parishioners to attend their Christmas festivities beginning on Monday, December 11, at 7 pm in the STA gym where the STA concert and jazz bands will perform.
The following Monday, December 18 at 6 pm in the STA gym, the Fine Arts Department will display their talents with dramatic productions. There will also be musical interludes by our incredible choir. The art exhibit , featuring creations from our Art Department, will be open for viewing on both evenings.
Congratulations to the STA Senior boys soccer team who finished third at the BC “AA” Provincial Championship this week. Go Saints!

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CWL Special Meeting on December 6

All ladies of the parish are invited to our next meeting, 6 pm on Wednesday, December 6th. We will be having a catered dinner, the cost of which is $20 for members, $25 for non -members. If you are not a member and choose to join that night you will be refunded the difference. We need to have firm numbers for this event so we ask you to pay in advance, you can put your payment in an envelope in the collection plate marked for “CWL” or drop it off at the office. Please include your name. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 6th for a nice evening of fun and fellowship.

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Jobs Available at the RCAV

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES available for your review at the RCAV website:
Victoria Diocese-Assistant Director of Faith Formation & Evangelization
Assistant to the Judical Vicar, Victoria Marriage Tribunal
Please visit for more details and information.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is accepting applications for volunteer opportunities at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in the following areas: Program Support & Events Support. To apply, please complete our Volunteer Information Form. Please visit for more details and information.

Administrative Support: If you are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have experience using Raiser’s Edge and would like to volunteer with the Archdiocese of Vancouver please submit your résumé to

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul serving this Christmas

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – St. Stephen’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul will once again be helping families in need at Christmas. If you know of any such family, or anyone in the community that is in need of help, please call the parish office on weekdays, from 9 am to 4 pm. Thank you to all parishioners who donated to the Society at our recent collection.

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