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
Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Severian Yakymyshyn OSBM

                        Divine Liturgy     560 west 14th ave Vancouver BC

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

Upcoming Events

  The BC Ukrainian cultural festival being held May 21, 2016 is looking for volunteers. Without our dedicated team of volunteers, ...
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Our Faith

 Are there Marian Miracles in Vancouver? By Roxanne Davies The recent December 2015 issue of the National Geographic magazine featured an article ...
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Parish Programs

Parish Catechism Program This program is being offered on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy for children from ages ...
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Welcome to the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver, BC.  Known as St. Mary's, ours is ...
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Contact Us

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church 550 West 14th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1P6 phone: 604.879.5830 fax: 604.874.2727 Office hours: 10am to 4pm office email: ...
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www.saltandlighttv.org   Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation,  http://www.nweparchy.ca/   New Westminster eparchy website http://www.ugcc.org.ua/   Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church  in Ukraine http://jennsawka.wix.com/campstvolodymyr    Camp St ...
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Stained glass windows and mosaics in the church, designed by renowned iconographer Boris Makarenko of New York, were installed over ...
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Facility Rentals

 We offer three separate venue sites.  Large Hall  -St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Centre  (suitable for banquets, dances, meetings  up to 350 people)  installed ...
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Basilian Fathers

 In Horodok, near Lviv, Ukraine, on July 20,1617, monasteries were organized into one common community under the direction of a ...
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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. Historic collection of Ukrainian art work, 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…




 Parish Council Meeting

Monday June 13,  7 pm   St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre Boardroom





ucwlc-logoSunday, May 29: – 10:00 am – Moleben to the Mother of God.
UCWLC League Day   – 10:30 Divine Liturgy
This day is recognized across Canada as the day the League and parishes pray
together under the protection of the Blessed Mother. The UCWLC-Vancouver branch
will be tagging at both liturgies on that day. Please come and pray together.






Wednesday, June 8         8:30am  

Ukrainian Catholic Centre – Kitchen

Reaching out to all men and women of our Parish. There will be a pyrohy
making bee on  starting at 8:30 am. Please come and lend a helping hand.




camp AUGUST   21-28, 2016        CAMP ST. VOLODYMYR  
The purpose of camp is to provide an opportunity for youth to experience God through nature and the companionship of others. Children will experience Ukrainian language and culture during camp along with games, religious activities, hikes, sports, arts and crafts, camp fires, water activities and other summer camp activities. This marks the 33nd year of our Ukrainian Catholic Summer Camp. Camp will take
place in Kelowna at the OAC facility. Camp offers a wide range of activities for campers aged 7-15 (as of December 31, 2016). Registration is available online via Eventbrite “Camp St. Volodymyr BC 2016.” Early bird registration Ends July 7, 2016. WAYS TO HELP VOLUNTEER: Camp St. Volodymyr is a nonprofit camp, run on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in helping at this year’s camp as a counsellor, chef, arts & crafts or cultural coordinator please contact Jennifer. Applications forms for counsellors are due June 15, 2016. All volunteers will be subject to a criminal records check and must sign the camp code of conduct. For more information contact Jennifer Caldwell @ 604.220.0584 or jennsawka@hotmail.com. Visit our website via www.nweparchy.ca DONATE: We are always happy to accept food donations of vegetables, fruits, cereals, and treats for children such as cakes, cookies, as well as monetary donations. Tax receipts can be issued with donations of $25 or more.



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.  Volunteer forms are at the back of the church. Check your areas of interest. Return the form to the parish office or drop it in the collection box. We will contact you shortly.

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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