2nd Sunday of Advent
2nd Sunday of Advent
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
Join us this Sunday morning in Holy Grounds after the 9am & 11:15am Masses for coffee, tea and treats.
Next Mass is Wednesday, December 7th 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.
Date CHANGE to Friday, December 9th from 6-8pm @ Holy Grounds
Patrick Le is becoming a Deacon!
December 9th, 2022
at 7 PM – 9 PM at Holy Rosary Cathedral
There’s still space on the bus!
Visit the Parish Office to reserve your seat(s) and make payment.
$20 per person.
Under 18’s can reserve a seat for FREE.
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.
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
Grocery gift cards (e.g. Walmart, Superstore, Save-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!
… to the retreat teams for pouring their love and prayers into the Men’s and Women’s Advent Nights.
… to Paula for making treats for Holy Grounds and a special thanks for the treats she donated for the Advent Nights.
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.
Final cut-off: December 16th so Jason has enough time to roast & order!
Celebrate the Sacraments
On Saturday, November 26th, 2022 Georgia McGuinness was Baptised in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessings to Diana and Brandon as they lead little Georgia in growing to love Jesus.
Joy to the World: How Christ’s coming changed everything (and still does)
What could be more familiar than the Christmas story–and yet what could be more extraordinary?
The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context.
Bestselling author Scott Hahn brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child–their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this “earthly trinity” is to gaze into heaven.
Pick up a copy for yourself today by visiting the office, where the parish bookstore is located.
This book is $7.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
December 5 – Marek Kosciuk (+)
December 6 – Anne Mitchell (+)
December 7 – Efigemia Siochi (+)
December 8 – Ingracia & Francisca Sabusat (+)
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 9 – Fernand Fauteau (+)
Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin
December 10 – Gregorio, Raul & Rodrigo Rama (+)
Our Lady of Loreto
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.