Current Administrator Father Serafym since 2013St Mary's BC - Vancouver, BCWelcome to the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver, BC.  Known as St. Mary’s, ours is a  church in the Byzantine Rite. The Parish is part of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster.  

Administrator: Father Serafym Grygoruk, OSBM
Father Marcos Zubyk OSBM       Father Joseph Pidskalny, OSBM

Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Severian Yakymyshyn OSBM

                        Divine Liturgy     560 West 14th Avenue Vancouver BC

Sundays  8:30am / 10:30am    Daily  7:30am  (Chapel) (Monday-Saturday)   Holy Days  10:30am / 7:00pm


coffee cakeCoffee and sweets are available following the 8:30 am and 10:30 am Divine Liturgy in the Fellowship Room. All guests and parishioners are invited. A historic collection of Ukrainian artwork, embroidery, and pysanky can be seen. The history of the parish religious order in pictures are displayed on the fellowship wall, dating back to 1927…






Monday October 16 , at 7 pm     Parish Council Meeting   Fellowship Room

St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fellowship Room. last  meeting before the AGM November  5.  Parish Nominating Committee needs to be chosen.

Annual General Meeting
Sunday, November 5th, 12:00 noon:

The Parish Annual General Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Room following the 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Please note: in order to vote you must be registered as a parishioner of St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Vancouver BC

All committee heads are required to attend and to orally present their annual report.
A written copy of each report MUST BE SUBMITTED to the Parish Office no later than October 23, 2017.

 Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Parish celebrates 50th Anniversary.
Live Music, A children’s Presentation, Ukrainian Dance, Special Raffle baskets, A Beautiful Buffet and 50th Anniversary
Presentation. Banquet at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Phone Lawrence: 604-574-6142; email: office.holycross@gmail.com

 From Monday to Saturday – at 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM – Divine Liturgy in the Chapel.
Mon., Oct. 16, at 6:30 PM – Rosary to the Mother of God in the church.
Wed., Oct. 18, at 7:00 PM – Rosary to the Mother of God in the Chapel.
Fri., Oct. 20, at 7:00 PM – the Rosary to the Mother of God in the Chapel..,

Rosary in October – Please, note that in October we will have Rosary to the Mother of God on Sundays, at 10:00 a.m.

Parish Nominating Committee – as we prepare for the Annual General Meeting (Nov. 5, 2017) we are looking for parishioners who can take part in
the Nominating Committee. Please, talk to Fr. Serafym or Lorrain Waslen.

We will be starting our pyrohy making sessions shortly.Wednesday, October  18 – 8 am-3 pm
Wednesday, November 1 – 8 am-3pm
Saturday, November 18 – 8 am-3 pm. This date was suggested for anyone who cannot come and help during the week.
Please come and volunteer your time and talents for the Parish Bazaar      call   604-879- 5830 for details

Ukrainian Food Fair and Bazaar   Saturday   December 2, 2017

St. Mary’s Parish Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017
As in past years, our Bazaar Committee is kindly requesting any extra preserves
(jams, pickles, relishes, etc.) that you will be making over the summer. They will be
sold at our Parish Bazaar. Your help is greatly appreciated.





 Food Bank Donations: We encourage all parishioners to contribute to the Food Bank on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. Please add your support. 




Stewardship (Koinonia) – the faithful build the community

It is not a new program or a single action or a number of actions.  It is the personal conversion and renewal of one’s heart and mind, i.e. living the Eucharist day by day with gratitude and love in an entire life.

Stewardship of time involves first our time spent with God in prayer and sacrament, then the time spent in service to others inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit. Stewardship of talent is sharing God’s unique gifts bestowed on us. It is our loving response to God’s appointed calling to do HIS will, to proclaim the Good News of Salvation, to heal the afflicted, to feed the hungry, to care for one another, to give full life just as Jesus did. Stewardship of treasure is taking care of and sharing our blessings, i.e. in what we do with our blessings from the heart as a faith response. Stewardship is giving of the first fruits of our time, talent, and treasure.

Consider the opportunities for volunteering in our Parish community.  



Dear Friends, thank you for your prayers and generosity at the Sunday 17 September Divine Liturgy and reception celebrating my 10th anniversary of episcopal ordination.
I had requested that instead of giving me a present, that donations should be made to the handicap ramp fundraising project for Holy Eucharist Cathedral. Because of your kindness $11,500.00 was raised to ensure that our Cathedral will
be accessible to everyone.
It has indeed been a privilege to serve the Church as Bishop of New Westminster, I look forward with God’s blessings and your support and help to the years that are ahead of us.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Ken, Bishop of New Westminster for Ukrainian Catholics in British Columbia and Yukon


The Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish welcomes all guests, friends, visiting relatives and Parishioners in celebrating the Divine Liturgy together. May our Lord, through the intercession of the Protectress, the  Blessed Mother of God, bless you and your family!

Eastern Catholic Church 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJaI8PXkA0M                 Traditions of the Eastern Catholic Church

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
560 West 14th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1P6
phone: 604.879.5830 | fax: 604.874.2727
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