Christ the King – 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Advent is coming – check out all the latest at St.Pats!
Christ the King
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
Donation request for: Broken Rosaries.
This year the intermediate students at St. Patrick’s School will be learning how to make rosaries. We are looking for donations of broken rosaries. If you have a rosary that you are willing and able to donate, please drop it of at the Parish Office.
Advent Retreat Nights
Ticket sales close at end of day November 20th! (this Sunday evening!)
Men & Women are invited to a special night of fellowship and recollection as we begin the season of Advent, of preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ at Christmas.
Cost is $25 per person.
This helps to cover the cost of the event and make it extra special for you.
No tickets will be sold at the door. If you would like to attend these evenings please register using the links below or call/visit the parish office.
If you have been invited by a specific table host, your spot is not confirmed until you register/pay for this event.
Table Hosts please communicate with your invitees to ensure they are registered.
If you are unsure please email Hannah.
Wednesdays at 7 AM
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.
Join us on Wednesday mornings this Advent at 7 AM
Parishioners are invited to join us, following each Rorate Mass, for breakfast served in Holy Grounds!
Youth Girls Night
All Grades 8 -12 Girls are invited.
Friday, December 2nd from 7-9pm @ Holy Grounds
Saint Nicholas, helper of the poor and needy, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, champion of orphans and widows, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, protector of those who sail at sea, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, defender of the true faith, pray for us.
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 will run until 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*
Some of the donations this year will also go to Woman Care in Maple Ridge to assist them in their mission to support Mother’s in need in our community.
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.
Patrick Le is becoming a Deacon!
December 9th, 2022
at 7 PM – 9 PM at Holy Rosary Cathedral
It is with great excitement that we announce the Diaconate Ordination of Patrick Le, longtime parishioner and friend to many here at St.Patrick’s Parish.
Come and join us and many others in this joyous celebration as we witness Patrick and his classmate Medard’s commitment to Jesus.
Seats on a 56 passenger bus available!
Visit the Parish Office to reserve your seat(s) and make payment.
$20 per person.
The Bus will depart St.Patrick’s Parish parking lot at 4:30 PM for the Cathedral.
Mass begins at 7 PM
Departure from the Cathedral is at 9:45 PM.
Please continue to pray for Patrick and Medard as they prepare for their ordination. Through God’s grace, may they imitate Christ, who made himself a servant for all.
Advent Wreath Kits for sale!
Prepare your home for the upcoming Liturgical Season.
Work together with the family to create a beautiful Wreath to pray with during this upcoming season of preparation in Advent.
Sacred Art Christmas Cards are back!
Beautiful Religious Christmas cards for sale, in packs of 10 with envelopes, in the Parish Office.
$15/pack or $2/single card
The back of each card indicates: By sending this card you are furthering efforts towards restoring the sanctity of all human life.
… to Maricel Gonzalvo for providing a delicious meal for Alpha Week 8.
… to Kathy Nguyen for cooking the main course meal for week 9 of Alpha.
… to Wyn for Chocolate zucchini cupcakes for Sunday Socials/Alpha.
… to Susan Richardson for lending a hand in preparing our Advent Wreath Kits.
Celebrate the Sacraments
Funeral Mass for Sabrina Carrier at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022.
Funeral Prayers for Gerhardus Rijkers will be on November 23rd, 2022 at 5:30 PM.
Gerhardus’s funeral Mass is on Thursday, November 24th, 2022 at 1 PM.
Funeral Prayers for John Ambrosio on Friday, November 25th, 2022 at 5 PM.
John’s funeral will take place on Saturday, November 26th at 10 AM.
Maranatha: The Story of Our Saviour for Kids
Advent is a Liturgical season all unto itself!
We are delighted to share with you this resource – although originally published for Advent in 2020, we are sure the scripture meditations are still sure to stir in the hearts of your young ones a new love for the coming of Christ Jesus at Christmas as they spend time journaling, colouring, and praying with scripture.
May God Bless you and your families this Advent season.
Purchase your copy at the Parish Bookstore for $20.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
In the Month of November we dedicate our Weekly Mass Intentions to All Souls.
We can pray for the souls of your faithfully departed, drop off their names in the provided All Souls envelopes that can be found in the parish office and in the vestibule of the church.
November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 22 – Saint Cecilia
November 23 – Saint Clement I
November 24 – Saints Andrew Dũng-Lạc and his Companions
November 25 – Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Please prayerfully consider financially supporting your parish.
Next 2nd Collection:
November 20th for Home Missions
To support the 12 Catholic missions in First Nations communities throughout the Archdiocese, and the Apostleship of the Sea serving seafarers who work on ships that visit Vancouver harbour.