Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Altered Parish Office Hours January 3-6, 2023
Tuesday, January 3rd – 8am to 8pm
Wednesday, January 4th – 8:30am to 12pm
Thursday, January 5th – 8:30am to 12pm
Friday, January 6th – 8:30am to 12pm
Please join us as we pray for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at age 95. May he rest in peace.
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
2023 Sunday & Special Collection Envelope sets are ready for pickup!
Located in the Parish Office
Please ensure you are using this year’s envelope set, if you need a new one and do not see one with your name on it, contact the office and we will prepare one for you.
Ring in the New Year with Jesus!
Saturday, December 31st 11 PM to Midnight
Join us for an hour of Adoration from 11 PM – Midnight tonight, New Year’s Eve.
Come and spend the last minutes of 2022 giving thanks for what has been and the very first moments of 2023 in prayer and conversation with your Saviour.
New Year’s Day – Sunday Social
Let us celebrate the New Year and Our Lady, Mary, Mother of God with Coffee & Treats following Mass on Sunday, January 1st after the 9am & 11:15am Masses in Holy Grounds.
to all the Greeters, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir Members, Altar Boys, and our Sacristans – who regardless of fatigue, shared their joy and the light of the newborn King by sharing their time and talents with us to make the Christmas Celebrations of the Mass extra special and Sacred.
to Jack Zochowski & Michal Marzec for doing some updates and repairs to our little parish library over the holidays.
We are re-launching Mystagogia this upcoming January!
Have you been confirmed or baptized in the past five years? Do you know someone who has? You have been baptized and confirmed…perhaps your heart is on fire with the faith….but what next?
Mystagogia is another stepping stone of our RCIA program designed to help accompany people further into the mystery of being Catholic! We can always go further.
We tackle questions like, “Why do we do what we do? What is the deal with Mary? The communion of saints…what does that even mean? Why is the order of the mass the way it is? I kinda get the importance of the Eucharist but how does that apply to me and my personal relationship with Jesus? What is the Gospel… why do I have to go to confession and say my sins out loud. Is the Catholic church really the one true Church?”
Catholics have many beautiful rituals/sacraments and initiations but so often, the meaning behind it is lost. In this new apostolic era, it is not a time for mindless behavior but rather intentional understanding and transformational awareness.
When we love someone, we learn about them…what their favorite coffee order is, where they like to shop, even golf…we can do the same with Jesus.
Mystagogia: Through the Eyes of the Heart, will include food, fellowship, speakers from the Archdiocese of Vancouver & Catholic Pacific College as well as time for discussion and questions. We pray that The Holy Spirit will enlighten our minds and fill our hearts with passion.
Come and join us.
Email Hannah or call the office if your heart desires further information.
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived”.
1 Corinthians 13:1, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Celebrate the Sacraments
Funeral Mass for Claire Long will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 7th, 2023.
Please join us in praying for the repose of Claire’s soul.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
January 2 – Fr. Michael Shier (INT)
Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen
January 3 – Marleen Conlin (INT)
The Most Holy Name of Jesus
January 4 – Kim Bannigan (+)
January 5 – Marivic Bano (INT)
January 6 – Marcelo, Francis, & Luz Bano (+)
January 7 – Eduardo, Loreta & Arthur Bano (+)
Saint André Bessette
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