4th Sunday of Lent : Spring Alpha registration open now!
4th Sunday of Lent
The Next 2nd Collection is on March 26th – Share Lent
To help the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace fight poverty in third-world countries and foster international justice.
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
March 20th – March 24th
The Parish Office and Holy Grounds hours are Mondays 8:30 am to 12(Noon) and
Tuesday – Friday will be 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Join us after 9AM and 11:15AM Mass this Sunday morning in Holy Grounds for coffee and treats.
We are thrilled to invite you to participate in our
Spring Alpha 2023!
Alpha at St.Patrick’s is the place to explore the Christian faith with others. Each session has time for connection, a talk, and space to discuss and ask questions plus delicious food to share! It is designed for people without a church background or who wouldn’t call themselves a Christian. It’s an opportunity to invite your friends to hear the Gospel and explore a relationship with Jesus. You can even attend with them!
Alpha begins April 13th and ends on June 15th.
Plus Alpha Retreat on May 27th!
We are offering both a morning and evening Alpha, depending on your schedule.
Morning Alpha @ 9:00am – 10:30am
Evening Alpha @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved more in our community?Join the Alpha Team!
Come join us in Holy Grounds as we discuss the importance of acknowledging mental health & all its facets within the Catholic Church.
Join us for part three of this four-part mental health series/dialogue the Archdiocese of Vancouver is presenting. 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.
Please contact Hannah at the parish office if you have any questions.
Stations of the Cross
7-7:45 PM on Friday, March 24th.
Join us in praying the Way of the Cross during Lent as a community.
MENS MINISTRY – DRINKING WITH THE SAINTS
Saturday, March 25th @7PM in Holy Grounds
Through their lives, the Saints have guided our faith, and through this ministry we can guide each other in fellowship. Each month, we will pick a Saint to spark our conversations and inspire a cocktail. This is not a faith study or deep dive into the lives of the Saints. This is an opportunity for you to come and meet your fellow parishioners in a casual and friendly environment. There is no cost, no commitment, and no requirement that you drink. Simply come to Holy Grounds on the last Saturday of each month at 7:00pm and enjoy the space with the other Men from our faith community. Whether you choose to share your stories or just listen to others, this space is for you.
to the mystagogia team for their joy and faithfulness in preparing our candidates and catechumens for the 1st Scrutiny last weekend.
to the Knights of Columbus for their great service at this past Sunday’s pancake breakfast – people came in record numbers to taste the delicious breakfast that they ran out of pancakes!
to the team (the grade seven volunteers, Avril, Erwin, Marko, Mateo, and Michael) that made St.Patrick’s day at our parish a smashing success.
We’re getting new hymn books!
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for the generous donation of funds to provide our parishioners with these new books to assist us in our worship at Mass.
The Man of the Shroud Exhibition
March 29 – April 2 at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Vancouver
St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Vancouver invites everyone to this extensive exhibit on the history, significance and scientific aspects of the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus. Come and and see how and why, for centuries, this mysterious and controversial artifact has captivated scientists, scholars, and people of various faiths all over the world. There will also be lecture talks by renowned Shroud specialist and scholar Dr. Cheryl White. Starting on Wednesday, March 29, until Sunday, April 2.
Learn more and view the complete schedule at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Save the Date!
Patrick Le is becoming a Priest.
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Vancouver
joyfully announces the Ordination of
Deacon Patrick Le
Deacon Medard Kamanzi
to the Priesthood
through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
Saturday, July 1, 202312:00 pm
Holy Rosary Cathedral
An Ordinandi Dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday, June 21.
Details to follow.
Couples Retreat by Worldwide Marriage Encounter
If you desire to restore communication and rekindle romance, this weekend is for you! Come learn how to become closer as a couple through a communication strategy that will deepen and strengthen your love, leading to a richer, more intimate and joyful life together! The presenting team consists of three couples and a priest who will help you to:
- Learn tools to make your relationship a priority
- Communicate from the heart and grow in intimacy
- Renew your commitment to each other and value the precious gift of your marriage
This weekend is meant to be experienced in its entirety as each presentation builds on the previous ones. Attending each session is expected. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday as part of the retreat. This couples retreat is in Kamloops, B.C. begins on Friday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 28.
Resources for Reflection
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
Monday, March 20th – Kery Won (+)
Tuesday, March 21st – Tom McCloskey (+)
Wednesdays, March 22nd – David Indyk (+)
Thursday, March 23rd – Francesca Rodrigues (INT)
Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo
Friday, March 24th – Mike McNamara (INT)
Saturday, March 25th – Lorna D’Mello (INT)
The Annunciation of the Lord