The Nativity of the Lord
The Nativity of the Lord
News from St. Pat’s
Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
2023 Sunday & Special Collection
Envelope sets are ready for pickup!
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.
For the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe –
A huge thank you to Moms n Tots for decorating Holy Grounds last Friday in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe – The theme was Roses in Winter.
Thank you to everyone who donated to Woman Care.
We also thank Rob and Denis for playing the absolutely beautiful music at the celebration. We were all dancing in our seats. Hannah was also dancing in the kitchen while making churros.
Finally, thank you to Rosanna Rahal and Rosa Diaz for donating treats and staying to help make the Mexican hot chocolate.
For the time and effort spent decorating the church –
Our gratitude to all those who were able to assist in the decorating of the church for Christmas, and to Cathy Albrecht for making all of these workers a great feast for lunch.
For the effort spent clearing the snow from our parking lot and sidewalks –
A massive shout of praise to our snow team this week – to Don Holt and Jon Archer for their manual labor and to Boris Jakus for coming over with his backhoe.
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
Blessings to the Aquino Family. On Saturday, December 17th, 2022 they celebrated the Baptism of their third child, Lennox. May Lennox be blessed by the loving guidance of his mom, dad and godparents as they help him to love and honour his Heavenly Father.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
December 26 – Don Burrell (+)
December 27 – Ilse Schafli (INT)
Saint John the Apostle
December 28 – D’Sena Family (INT)
The Holy Innocents
December 29 – Melina Guglilmi (+)
Saint Thomas Becket
December 30 – Eric Chow (INT)
The Holy Family
December 31 – Val Spurrell (INT)
Saint Silvester I, Pope
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