3rd Sunday of Advent – So much to celebrate this week!
3rd Sunday of Advent
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
Pancake Breakfast December 11th
after the 9am and 11:15am Masses
This Sunday you are invited to come and enjoy a delicious meal with the family and the community of St. Patrick’s thanks to the work of the Knights of Columbus.
Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Hashbrowns and more!
Meals by donation – cash please.
CWL Christmas Sale
at Pancake Breakfast December 11th, after 9am & 11:15am Masses
The Catholic Women’s League will be present at the parish breakfast this Sunday AM selling home baked goods, assorted greeting cards, fruit jams & jellies.
Payments can be made to them via e-transfer, cash or cheque.
**All Pre-ordered Panettone, Christmas Fruit Cakes and Sourdough Bread will be ready here for pickup.**
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Reception
Join us to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on
Monday, December 12th at 8 AM for Woman Care.
Reception with Mexican hot chocolate, cinnamon coffee, animal crackers, treats from Moms n Tots & churros!
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
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.
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 ENDS this coming Monday, 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*
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.
Penitential Services this Week!
Each penitential service will have multiple priests prepared to hear your confession.
Tuesday, December 13th @St.Patrick’s at 7 PM
Wednesday, December 14th @Our Lady of Assumption at 7 PM
Thursday, December 15th @St.Clare’s at 7 PM
Friday, December 16th @St.Luke’s Parish at 7 PM
Next Mass is Wednesday, December 14th 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.
Parishioners are invited to join us, following each Rorate Mass, for breakfast served in Holy Grounds!
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!
… to all those who have given their time and energy to assist in the snow removal and salting of St.Patrick’s grounds.
… to Susan Richardson, Carmen & Jon Archer, Brigita Jakus, our Altar Servers and Sacristans for making Rorate Mass so special for us all.
Celebrate the Sacraments
Funeral Prayers for Clotilde Avila on Wednesday, December 14th at 5:30 pm.
Funeral Mass for Clotilde Avila on Thursday, December 15th at 1:00 pm.
On Saturday, December 4th, 2022 Thea & Ezequiel Manaquil were Baptised in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Praise God for these beautiful children of God.
We’ve got the perfect stocking stuffer for your littles
Would you like to make prayer for your little ones a bit more interactive?
Try these decade & full rosary poppers!
Variety of Pop-Its and prices!
From $10 – $25.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
December 12 – Owen Hosford (+)
Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13 – Ethan Schwan (+)
December 14 – Patty & Alejandro (INT)
Saint John of the Cross
December 15 – Albert & Alice Schafli (+)
December 16 – Ramon Siochi (+)
December 17 – Joe Pacella (+)
Please prayerfully consider financially supporting your parish.