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1st Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent

News from St. Pat’s

Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events

Rorate Mass

Starts this Wednesday, November 30th at 7 AM.

No 8 AM Mass on Wednesdays of Advent.

The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honour the Light of the world, who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.

Join us on Wednesday mornings this Advent at 7 AM

Parishioners are invited to join us, following each Rorate Mass, for breakfast served in Holy Grounds!

Youth Girls Night

All Grades 8 – 12 Girls are invited.

Friday, December 2nd from 6-8pm @ Holy Grounds

To rsvp for this event please click here to complete the sign up form.

Calling all Bakers in the Parish

St. Patrick’s C.W.L. – Baking for the Seminarians

The CWL will be collecting donations of baked goods for the Seminarians.
A drop-off box will be provided in the Church Foyer.
Please leave your baking in a container in the box.
(containers will not be returned)

All baked goods will be picked up after each Mass on
Saturday, December 3 & 
Sunday, December 4 

OR

Saturday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. until Noon
Baking can be dropped off at the
Parish parking lot
C.W.L. Ladies will be in attendance.

Thanking you in advance and God bless

Patrick Le is becoming a Deacon!

December 9th, 2022 
at 7 PM – 9 PM at Holy Rosary Cathedral

It is with great excitement that we announce the Diaconate Ordination of Patrick Le, longtime parishioner and friend to many here at St.Patrick’s Parish.

Come and join us and many others in this joyous celebration as we witness Patrick and his classmate Medard’s commitment to Jesus.

Seats on a 56 passenger bus available!
Visit the Parish Office to reserve your seat(s) and make payment.
$20 per person.

The Bus will depart St.Patrick’s Parish parking lot at 4:30 PM for the Cathedral.
Mass begins at 7 PM
Departure from the Cathedral is at 9:45 PM.

Please continue to pray for Patrick and Medard as they prepare for their ordination. Through God’s grace, may they imitate Christ, who made himself a servant for all.

Donations for WomanCare

St.Patrick’s parish would like to ask for your gifts to share with WomanCare here in Maple Ridge.

They are in need of 

Diapers (sizes 4, 5 & 6 preferred)
Wipes
Grocer gift cards (e.g. Walmart, Superstore, Sav-On)

Please drop off these items to Holy Grounds on or before Monday, December 12th during office hours.

Saint Nicholas, helper of the poor and needy, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, champion of orphans and widows, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, protector of those who sail at sea, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, defender of the true faith, pray for us. 

If you would like to donate to the Giving Tree & help support families in need, you can drop off gift cards to the Parish Office during office hours or drop them into the mail slot to the left of the Parish Office door. 

The Giving Tree Initiative will run until December 12th. 

Please have all gift cards turned in by then!

This year we are asking for gift cards from grocery stores, gift stores and pharmacies for our families in need. 
That way they can shop for their needs!

 *Please refrain from purchasing restaurant gift cards and Visa gift cards as we have had issues in the past with these cards functioning properly*

Some of the donations this year will also go to Woman Care in Maple Ridge to assist them in their mission to support Mother’s in need in our community.

Is your family in need this year? 

Click the button below to fill out a request form.
All information will be kept confidential.

WE ARE TRYING SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR!

Although sometimes prayer feels like a last resort, it can feel like a first action too.
We are asking if families can sign up to pray with their families for other general families in need.

Please use this link to fill out your family’s last name, your specific intention and what prayer you said with your family. 

Once we receive this response, we will be writing these on ornaments and putting them on a tree that will be in Holy Grounds. You are more than welcome to come into Holy Grounds & write this ornament yourselves if you do not want to fill out the form.  

It could be one ‘Our Father’ or it could be a Rosary. 

Any prayer with a heart full of love is effective.

For the sake of confidentiality, please do not put names or specifics for the sake of the privacy of our families. 

A Huge Thank-You to Lynn Malek for helping coordinate this initiative. Click to read her testimony! 

Thank You…

… to Lynn Malek for decorating our tree in Holy Grounds and helping to coordinate the Giving Tree this year.

Get your Coffee Bags in Time for Christmas!

Roasts Available: Costa Rica medium roast, Columbia decaf, West Coast espresso roast & a Christmas blend (Honduras + Sumatra blend) that pairs great with peppermint candies, 

Email hannah_powell@stpatricksmapleridge.ca to let her know how many bags you want of each blend! 

Final cut-off: December 16th so Jason has enough time to roast & order! 

Support the Parish School – Purdy’s Fundraiser

Orders must be in by November 28th.

Delivery date TBD.

Use the link below to get your Christmas Chocolates and support our parish school.

Celebrate the Sacraments

Funeral Mass for Jeanne Morton on December 1st, 2022 at 1 PM.

Blessings to Bianka Klara Zielinska and her family. 

Bianka was Baptised November 19th, 2022. 

Join us in praying for Bianka and her family as they grow in faith together.

Bookstore Feature

Prepare your home for Advent!

Advent Wreath Kits for sale!

$15/ kit.

Prepare your home for the Liturgical Season.

Work together with the family to create a beautiful Wreath to pray with during this season of preparation.

The kit includes: 

candles, candlestick holders, floral foam block and base for your wreath. As well as instructions & prayers!

Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days

November 30
Saint Andrew, Apostle
December 1 – Frank Jersic (+)
December 3 – Cosimo, Onorina & Piertro Borzillo (+)
Saint Francis Xavier, Priest

Please prayerfully consider financially supporting your parish.

Next 2nd Collection: 
December 4th for Youth Ministry
To support Archdiocesan youth programs. 
50% have returned to the parishes for their youth programs.

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22561 121 Avenue
Maple Ridge BC V2X 3T5