Bulletin: Good Shepherd Sunday
4th Sunday of Easter
Good Shepherd Sunday
Father Matthew is Away, May 2-4
Please join St Luke’s for Mass, Confession & Adoration/Benediction
Mass Intentions & Feast Days
Monday, May 1st – Sunghee Hwang, Adriy & Anna Demkiv (INT)
Saint Joseph the Worker
Tuesday, May 2nd – Mary & Rick Richard (+)
Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor
Wednesday, May 3rd – Giuseppe Damiani (+)
Saints Philip and James, Apostles
Thursday, May 4th – Agnes Huong (+)
Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis
Friday, May 5th – Francis Mai (+)
Saturday, May 6th – Art & Cathy l’Heureux (INT)
Saint François de Laval, Bishop
The second collection on Good Shepherd Sunday, April 30, will support priestly vocations in our Archdiocese. It funds the discernment, formation and education of our seminarians, ensuring that they receive the preparation necessary for them to be good shepherds who are effective in their priestly ministry. Parishioners can make their tax-deductible donation in-person or online at rcav.org/workofvocations
We pray for an increase of priestly vocations to the Vancouver Archdiocese and to the world. May God call many men to radically follow Christ in the mission of His Vineyard, the Church, and may they respond wholeheartedly to this ministerial commitment with love, joy, zeal for the new evangelization, and gratitude.
We pray to the Lord…
Join us in rejoicing with the Lovric family as they celebrate the baptism of their daughter. May you always remember this day, and may God’s joy, love and peace fill you.
Please join us praying for and extending congratulations to Masatake and Cecilia Yagi. May the Lord bless you with happiness as you begin your new life together.
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
For Sponsors and Confirmandi
following the 11:15am Mass on Sunday, April 30
Please pray for our Prep children as they prepare for Confirmation.
Fifth Ordinandi Dinner
The Vocations and Seminarians Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver cordially invites you to the Fifth Ordinandi Dinner featuring Deacon Patrick Le and Deacon Medard Kamanzi. Join Archbishop Miller and members of the Catholic faithful on Wednesday, June 21 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are available for purchase at https://secure.rcav.org/ordinandi-dinner-2023/.
Thank you Bruce Hay for the incredible, detailed model of the beautiful City of Jerusalem for our Atrium. The sharing of your gifts in carpentry and modelling is a tremendous contribution to our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, helping the education of our parish school and prep children.
Resources for Reflection
News from our Archdiocese
Formation for Lay Ministry Scholarship
The Formation for Lay Ministry Scholarship supports the ongoing formation of people serving in a variety of parish and non-parish ministries within the Archdiocese of Vancouver (RCAV). Examples of ministry involvement could include RCIA, PREP, Youth Ministry, marriage preparation, catechesis, faith sharing, prison ministry, social justice ministry, etc. The scholarship covers the tuition for three foundational graduate level courses amounting up to $3,300 within two years upon receipt of the scholarship. Application deadline is on Sunday, April 30. Learn more and apply at stmarkscollege.ca
To love one another is to see the face of Christ in every person, beginning with our families. To love one another recognizes a person’s inestimable dignity and worth. To love one another is our shared need for unfailing tenderness, kindness, compassion and care.
National Family & Life Week (NFLW), May 7-14, 2023, is an invitation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to the faithful in Canada to celebrate the joy and beauty of family and life by seeking out new and creative ways to live out this call in our daily lives. The NFLW theme is Jesus’ words, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34). Love is at the heart of familial relationships and our families are a communion of love in Christ. We are “guardians of life” when we love one another within our families, as well as in wider society when we show kindness toward and care for the vulnerable and marginalized.