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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
2023 Sunday & Special Collection Envelope sets are ready for pickup!
In the Parish Office
If you are using envelopes please ensure you are using the new 2023 set assigned to your family or ensure you clearly write your full name and the date of giving on a blank envelope. Thank you.
We have reached our Project Advance 2022 Goal
Thank you Parishioners!
It is by your great generosity that this goal has been met this year.
Pancake Breakfast this Sunday
January 15th after the 9am & 11:15am Masses
Hosted by the Thomas Haney Council 5566
in the St.Patrick’s Parish School Gym
Please join us and enjoy a delicious meal with the family and the community of St. Patrick’s.
Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Hashbrowns and more!
Breakfast is by cash donation.
Come join us in Holy Grounds as we discuss the importance of acknowledging mental health & all its facets within the Catholic church.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver will be delivering a four-part mental health series/dialogue over the next few months. The series will include video content from Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries and a mental health professional who will respond to the video and answer any questions people may have.
We will be facilitating a group here at Holy Grounds. Registration is required as capacity is limited in Holy Grounds. Registration will occur every month.
Our first night is Wednesday, Jan 25th at 7:30-8:30pm.
Please email Hannah if you are interested, OR click here to register to join us for this event.
Mass of Celebration
Tuesday, January 17th at 7 PM at Canadian Martyrs Parish
The Archbishop of Vancouver will celebrate with Fr. Richard Au on the occasion of his 25th Priesthood ordination at a Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm at Canadian Martyrs Parish, Richmond. All are welcome for the Holy Mass.
Please pray for Vocations and for all the priests that they may reach their call to holiness.
Would you like to get more involved in the parish?
We have service positions open to help with Sunday Socials and in the Coffee House during the week.
Call the parish office to speak with Margaret Jakus or Hannah Powell about these opportunities.
To the team of men and women who assisted us in taking down the Christmas decorations this year. Your time and service is greatly appreciated.
A big thank you to Don Spindor for his assistance with replacing Father’s hot water tank in the rectory.
To Bella Edlund for her generous donation of beautiful light fixtures to the school and parish.
Drinking with the Saints – Monthly Men’s Nights
Announcing the official launching of our men’s ministry!
Come join some of the men at St. Patrick’s Parish as we enjoy a drink in honour of the Saints. Each month we will pick a patron, hear their story, and raise a glass. There will be light fare, unique cocktails, and good conversation. This is not a faith study, it is an opportunity for the Men in our Parish to get to know one another & join in fellowship.
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another”.
Interested in World Youth Day in Portugal?
We are taking applications! Call the office to talk to Hannah or email her directly. Email is on the website. Ages to apply are 18-30 years old.
What is it? WYD is a worldview encounter for all young people. This community wide encounter is centered around Jesus Christ. You can personally experience the universal Catholic church and share the hope of evangelization with those you come home to. Deepen your faith, prayer life and understanding of the sacraments with thousands of other young people.
Pope John Paul once said at a WYD, “I repeat again today what I said at Santiago de Compostela: “Young people, do not be afraid to be holy!” Fly high, be among those whose goals are worthy of sons and daughters of God. Glorify God in your lives!”
Knights of Columbus –
Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program
The annual British Columbia and Yukon Bursary program known as the Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program is underway. The 2023 program is now receiving applications. We are privileged to offer fourteen bursaries of $1,000.00 each to Catholic students across the Province of British Columbia. These bursaries are made available on a one-time only basis to young practicing Catholic students who are in post secondary education at a recognized institute of higher learning within the Province of British Columbia. Applications are accepted from January 1, 2023 until June 30, 2023 with the bursaries being awarded in the fall. The Terms of Reference may be found on our web site (kofcbc.org) after Jan 1, 2023.
Requests for application should be addressed to:
Knights of Columbus BC & Yukon
2809 Mara Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5T9
Attn: Herb Yang, Bursaries Chairman
Or email: [email protected]
Deadline for requests for application is June 1, 2023.
We would like to congratulate the many recipients once again over the past years and look forward to the opportunity to assist many more young people in the advancement of their education.
Celebrate the Sacraments
Blessings and Congratulations to George and Ursula Bernemann on the celebration of their 64th Wedding Anniversary. What a joy it is to witness your love and commitment to each other and how you share the love of God in your marriage. Happy Anniversary George and Ursula!
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
January 16 – Geronimo San Jose Jr. (+)
January 17 – Li Hua Qiao (+)
January 18 – Lucilia Dias (+)
January 19 – Teresa Diniz (+)
January 20 – John Ronald Keegan (+)
January 21 – Narciso Diniz (+)
Please prayerfully consider financially supporting your parish.