Share Lent 2022
April 3, 2022
5TH SUNDAY OF LENT
NEWS FROM ST. PAT’S
MINISTRY UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
*** Please Note for April 1st & April 8th the Confession Time has been shortened to 8:15-8:40 am – returning to regular schedule the following week***
The Church wants to listen.
Come join the conversation.
Pope Francis has launched a Synod in Rome with the theme “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, mission.” This Synod is an opportunity for Catholics to dialogue and discern how the Holy Spirit is inviting us to journey together as a Church. This Synod has implications not only on the universal Church but also on the local Church. Many of the recommendations from the faithful in previous Synods have been implemented in our local diocese.
St. Patrick’s will be participating in this Synod by having “conversation circles” among the Small Groups that are already actively meeting. If you would like to participate in the Synod in this way, please email [email protected]. Otherwise, we encourage you to participate in this Synod through the link below that says, “Individual Submissions”.
Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00 pm in the church
We highly encourage every person at St. Patrick’s to return to our Heavenly Father in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Easter. For this Penitential Service we will be hosting different priests from the diocese for you so that you can encounter the love of Christ in this way.
Other St.Patrick’s Confession Times
The following times are in addition to our regularly scheduled confession times.
April 12: 4 – 6 pm PREP Confessions
April 14: 9 – 11 am
April 15: 9 – 11 am & 6 – 8 pm
April 16: 3 – 5 pm
Our Regular Confession Times are:
Tuesday: 6pm (Mass at 6:30)
Friday: 8:15am (Mass at 9:15)
Saturday: 4 pm – 5 pm (Mass at 5:30pm)
Also by appointment
Additional Penitential Services in the Deanery
All services begin at 7 PM.
Sunday, April 3rd – St. Joseph’s, Port Moody
Monday, April 4th – St. Luke’s, Maple Ridge
Monday, April 4th – St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby
Tuesday, April 5th – Holy Spirit, New West.
Wednesday, April 6th – Our Lady of Mercy, Burnaby
Thursday, April 7th – All Saints, Coq.
Friday, April 8th – St. Cyril and Methodius, New West
Sunday, April 10 – St. Michael’s, Burnaby
Tuesday, April 12 – Our Lady of Fatima, Coq.
Thursday, April 21st
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 21st and ends on June 23rd. We are offering both a morning and evening Alpha, depending on your schedule.
- Morning Alpha @ 9:00 am-10:30 am
- Evening Alpha @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Any questions? Email Sunghee Hwang, Alpha Coordinator at [email protected].
Aid for the People of Ukraine
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association
A generous family from Alberta has agreed to match donations up to $500,000 in support of the people of Ukraine.
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) is a papal agency for humanitarian and pastoral support that has been a lifeline for the poor throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe for 90 years. CNEWA works in places where poverty, war, and displacement shatter innocent lives. CNEWA is known for its financial transparency and operational efficiency.
Please be generous and continue to pray for peace.
Holy Grounds After Mass
Join us this Sunday Morning
We’re back! Come over to Holy Grounds after the 9am & 11:15am Masses this coming Sunday. We’ll be serving up a few small treats to nibble on with your cup of hot tea or coffee. And if it’s sunny you can help us test out our new patio furniture!
Please prayerfully consider financially supporting your parish.
Next Special Collection: April 3 – Share Lent
Letter from the Archbishop
March 27, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
During Lent, each of us, by fasting and prayer, journeys with the Lord in his forty days of trial in the wilderness. At this holy season we are also encouraged to be generous to those who find themselves in the deserts of our world.
In his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis calls us to a life of “ecological integral conversion,” and to see ourselves as part of the “one human family.” By looking upon the face of God in each of our brothers and sisters, we fulfill our duty to care for God’s wondrous creation.
In response to the Holy Father’s plea for us “to hear the cry of the poor and to hear the cry of the Earth,” Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has adopted as this year’s Share Lent theme: “People and Planet First.” Your prayers and generous financial support are especially necessary in the face of the devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the increasing changes in our climate. Floods, fires and drought combine with a lack of social justice and peace to impoverish and disproportionately hurt our needy brothers and sisters in the Global South.
April 3, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, is this year’s Solidarity Sunday. After 55 years in existence, working in 27 countries on 85 community development and humanitarian aid projects, Development & Peace bears witness that your ongoing generosity has had a positive impact on an estimated 15.6 million people. I ask you once again to please be as generous as possible in your almsgiving to the Share Lent collection on April 3. It will bring relief to the suffering of countless of brothers and sisters in developing countries.
Please also keep in your prayers the people of Ukraine, that the good Lord will inspire peacemakers to bring a speedy end to the horrific conflict there.With gratitude for your generous solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need, and with the assurance of my prayers for you and your families during this Lenten season, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,
J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
April 4 – Marcel Spindor (+)
April 5 – Gail Estrada (INT)
Saint Vincent Ferrer
April 6 – Teresa Diniz (+)
April 7 – Narciso Diniz (+)
Saint John Baptist de la Salle
April 8 – Belamina de Jesus (+)
April 9 – Ma. Cleofe Sichon (+)