3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time | Father Matthew away Jan 24-27
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
Fr. Matthew will be away January 24 – 27, 2023
There will not be any Masses, Confessions or Adoration available at St.Patrick’s during this time. Apologies for the inconvenience, please see St.Luke’s schedule for their times and availability of the Sacraments during Father Matthew’s absence.
Join us after the 9am and 11:15am Masses for Coffee & Treats in Holy Grounds
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.
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 Don Holt, Jen Castle, Margaret Jakus, and Marc & Merle Bawagan who helped us gather the bread to give out to our parishioners.
to the Mystagogia team for all their efforts before and on launch day this past Wednesday (Debbie & Malcolm Wheeler, Ilse & Patrick Schafli, Don & Lorraine Holt, Jean Ferri, Lorna D’Mello, Sunghee Hwang, Carmen & Jon Archer).
to Monika Tor and her two daughters for volunteering at this upcoming Sunday social.
to Kristine Loch & Sunghee Hwang for watching over Holy Grounds.
to Michal Marzec and Jack Zochowski for helping us move large items (fridges) for Holy Grounds.
Drinking with the Saints – Monthly Men’s Nights
Last Saturday of every month
Saturday, January 28th @ 7-8:30pm
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.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Rosebelinda(Rose) Padernilla Sanico – Beloved wife, sister, friend: Joyful and gracious member of Legion of Mary and parishioner of St Patrick’s since Jan 2020. Rose left us on January 12. Funeral Prayers will be on Friday, January 20 at 5:00 pm.
The Funeral Mass for Rose will be offered Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 am in St. Patrick’s.
Martin Polz – Beloved husband to Dixie(+), father to our Tonya Polz/Kahlert, grandfather to Alexis, John Paul, Miranda & Aurora Kahlert, brother to our Bernie Smith-Gander: Confirmed at St.Pat’s in 1947, married at St.Pat’s in 1963, active and vibrant charter member of the Knight of Columbus Thomas Haney Council 5566 from 1961 till the Lord called him home on January 15th.
Funeral Mass for Martin will be offered on Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick’s.
Elia Vendramin – Dear father to our longtime parishioner and Parish Office bookkeeper, Anna Tillotson. Elia passed away peacefully Saturday January 14 in Langley, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Mass for Elia will be offered Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Parish, Langley.
Agatha Kemp – Beloved mother and grandmother of another one of our longtime parishioners and staff member of St. Patrick’s School Celtic Club, Stasha Cavalli. Agatha bravely battled and managed long-term ailments. She passed away unexpectedly the morning of January 18 in Surrey.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
Monday, January 23rd – Belarmina De Jesus (+)
Saint Marianne Cope
Tuesday, January 24th – Aurelio Dias (+)
Saint Francis de Sales
Wednesdays, January 25th – Joaquim Ramos (+)
The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
Thursday, January 26th – Anna Kravjanski (INT)
Saints Timothy & Titus
Friday, January 27th – Wayne Fingzies (INT)
Saint Angela Merici
Saturday, January 28th – Terry & Val Spurrell (INT)
Saint Thomas Aquinas
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