Bulletin: The Annunciation of the Lord
5th 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
Join us after 9AM and 11:15AM Mass this Sunday morning in Holy Grounds for coffee and treats.
Stations of the Cross
7-7:45 PM on Friday, March 31st
Join us in praying the Way of the Cross during Lent as a community.
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/.
Join us in congratulating Lydia Nella Rodrigues on her Baptism which took place on March 18th. What a blessing it is to receive the Sacramental Grace of Baptism which frees us from Original Sin and opens us to the reception of many gifts to come in our journey as children of God.
Please pray for Lydia and her family.
At St. Pat’s – we really know how to party!
For those who helped with our St. Patrick’s Celebration:
Thank you to Knights for cooking such a delicious meal for St Patrick’s;
Thank you to the CWL ladies, especially Colette & Margaret for serving the shepherds pie;
Thank you to Emmanuel A for playing amazing music!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations (morning and evening), a huge success!
For those who help with our Sunday Social:
Thank you to Michael, Rosanna, Angel and all of the others who helped.
Thank you all from Mara for the lovely birthday wishes and gifts!
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.
We are offering both a morning and evening Alpha, depending on your schedule.
Morning Alpha @ 9:00 am-10:30 am
Evening Alpha @ 6:30 pm – 8:00pm
Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved more in our community?Join the Alpha Team!
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.
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.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
Monday, March 27th – Rodulfo & Gloria (+)
Tuesday, March 28th – Erwin & Gerda Riffel (+)
Wednesdays, March 29th – Shaun Herod (+)
Thursday, March 30th – Selma D’Mello (INT)
Friday, March 31st – Joe Pacella (+)
Saturday, April 1st – Mary D’Mello & Julie Curtin Higgins (+)