Come & Celebrate with us!
News from St.Pats
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
for Pancake Breakfast
Look at those smiles!
Our appreciation goes out to all the men & women who dedicated their time & talents this past weekend to setup and serve a delicious pancake breakfast for our community.
Look forward to more fellowship and pancakes in the months to come!
Masses & Confessions Cancelled
for Annual Clergy Retreat
Daily Masses & confessions here at St. Patrick’s from Tuesday, May 24 – Friday, May 27th while Fr. Paul is on his priestly retreat. Fr. Paul will still say 7 am Mass on Monday, May 23rd.
Masses will be available at St. Luke’s on those dates and their website is updated with their Mass times.
THE CHOSEN: OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 21st @ 8 PM (INDOORS AT HOLY GROUNDS)
To keep the celebration of Easter alive let’s continue, or begin, walking with Jesus through a special viewing of the Chosen.
This event is weather dependent – If it rains, which is likely, we will move inside and set up camp in Holy Grounds where camp chairs will still be needed to accommodate.
What to bring
– Camp chairs
– Warm socks & such
What we’ll provide
– Popcorn & pop!
Happy Birthday Father Matthew!
Just the other day we were given a special treat. Fr.Matthew dropped in to say hi, so we showered him in love to celebrate his big day.
See how we celebrated & checkout a few pics from the adventures he’s been on while he has been away. (Can you guess where he is in all these photos?)
We love you Father Matthew and we are excited to see you back here soon.
Cancellation of Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022
Hello dear family,
thank you to all youth and adults who had expressed their dedication of time and talents to help us make VBS possible this year.
We have prayerfully considered how we might move forward with VBS this year. Unfortunately, in our efforts, we were unable to secure enough volunteers to fill all the critical roles and have now run out of time to find them and prepare them adequately.
Please pray with us for all our children, youth leaders, adult leaders and their families this summer.
We hope that next year we will have the pleasure of bringing Vacation Bible School back to life here in the St.Patrick’s community, if it is God’s will for us.
Til’ then,blessings to you all and we pray and hope you will have a beautiful, joyful and faith-filled summer with the family.
– St.Patrick’s Parish Staff
Homecoming Youth Retreat
a journey with Christ to heaven.
for Youth born in 2007 & 2008
Homecoming provides youth an opportunity to build community with their peers. By combining practical skills, a faith perspective and spiritual development, the participants learn and grow in their faith through activities, presentations, games, skits, reflection, sharing and the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.
We will explore the question of: “Who am I as a child of God and what is my call to holiness in my family, with my friends, in my parish community and at large?”
Integral parts of this formation experience include: prayer, community-building, small group discussions and outdoor recreation activities.
Most of all, it inspires the youth to continue on in their faith journey in relationship to Jesus Christ and others.
This retreat takes place at Camp Jubilee from July 4 – 7th, 2022
Cost: $400 per person
To request your registration package please email [email protected] – complete and drop off forms at the Parish Office by June 1st, 2022.
Please join us in praying for all of our First Holy Communion & Confirmation students from both our Parish Religious Education children and Our Parish School.
Come & Celebrate with us as they receive their Sacraments.
Tuesday, June 7th @6:30 PM
Thursday, June 9th @6:30 PM
Thursday, June 16th @6:30 PM
on these dates our regularly scheduled Confessions & Adoration and Benediction are Cancelled.
First Holy Communion Masses:
Sunday, June 12th @9 AM, 11:15 AM, and 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 19th @9 AM & 11:15 AM
Migrant Workers Ministry
In search of: New or used rain gear (jackets, pants) for the migrant workers in the area. Please call Mike Hamaliuk 604-803-6376 with donation details.
Into the Deep: Truth & Reconciliation
Friday, May 27th In-Person & Online options available
Join this Month’s Into the Deep session for an opportunity to learn more on the topic of Truth and Reconciliation. James Borkowski will share about the history of residential schools, the Church’s response, and ways for Catholics to participate in reconciliation with Indigenous people.
St. Mark’s College – Summer Institute
Take advantage of the St. Mark’s Summer Institute. In just two weeks, you can complete 3-credit courses with daily classes.
Classes run from July 4th-15th, 2022 with the option of completing a Catholic Core course, an elective course or both.
Project Advance: Gather Us, Lord
Project Advance makes possible the many ministries and programs that bring us together, further our evangelizing mission, and build spaces for worship and learning.
Your gift to Project Advance will help grow our parish and bring Christ’s love to those who need it most right now.
This year’s appeal will continue to provide life-changing programs that support the work of evangelization, charities, ministries, as well as building new secondary schools that nurture our young people.
You can build on the good of what was achieved and continue to innovate.
You can contribute to Project Advance online at projectadvance.ca, by phone at 604-683-0281 ext. 50323 or in-person at our parish office. Our way forward begins with your generosity in growing our parish and local Catholic community. We’re grateful for your support.
Please prayerfully consider financially supporting your parish.
Next 2nd Collection: September 25th – Needs of the Church in Canada
To support the work of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
May 23 – Ethan Schwan (+)
May 24 – Guglielmo Testa (+)
Blessed Louis-Zépherin Moreau
May 25 – Jack Huff (INT)
Pope St. Gregory VII
May 26 – Lilibeth de los Angeles (+)
St. Philip Neri, Priest
May 27 – Anna Pacella (INT)
St. Augustine of Canterbury
May 28 – Romanito & Elsie Costas (+)