Welcome

Current Administrator Father Serafym since 2013

Welcome 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  (Catholic Mass)    550 west 14th ave Vancouver BC

Sundays  8:30am and 10:30am        Daily  7:30am (Monday-Saturday)       Holy Days  10:30am and 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. 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…

 

 

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Sunday, November 23
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 7; Post-feast of the
Entrance of the Mother of God; Our Holy Fathers Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium (4th c.) and Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum (7th c.) [Nativity Fast]; Ephesians 2:14-22;Luke 8:41-56
Sunday, November 30
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 8; The Holy and All-Praiseworthy Apostle Andrew the First-Called [Nativity Fast];Ephesians 4:1-6; 1 Corinthians 4:9-16; Luke 10:25-37; John 1:35-51
Sunday, December 7
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 1; Our Holy Father Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (397) [Nativity Fast]; Ephesians 5:9-19; Luke 12:16-21
Daily readings can be found here                  http://www.royaldoors.net/daily-readings/     
Saturday November 29, 2014 -Ukrainian  Parish Bazaar

11am to 7 pm
Silent Auction, hand made perogies, christmas baking, crafts and much more. Lunch served all day
Tours of our Church – come see the inside of this beautiful and historic church.
The architect who designed the church was Julian K. Jastremsky, A.I.A.

 
Sunday November 30,  2014   2pm  1st Anniversary  Ukraine’s Maidan 
500-555 Seymour St.,BCIT Downtown Campus in Vancouver,
  Ukrainians worldwide  remember the beginning of the Revolution of Dignity, which was started in Kiev on 21 November last year. .* View the documentary “BATTALION 24″ of the war in the East with English subtitles, just presented at the Berlin Film Festival. The “war now” – a movie about real events taking place in Ukraine.   Maple HOPE FOR UKRAINE is a project to support wounded soldiers and families in Ukraine.
 
 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!

Everybody is welcome to participate in our services. People can pray with us and reflect on the Word of God. As the Holy Communion is the central part of our Church. We require that people do not receive the Holy Communion, unless they meet specific conditions.


Eastern Catholic Church 

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

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