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
Local Superior:Father Joseph Pidskalny, OSBM

Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Severian Yakymyshyn OSBM

                        Divine Liturgy     560 West 14th Avenue Vancouver BC

Sundays  8:30am/10:30am   Monday-Saturday  7:30am/8:30am (Chapel)    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…



 Wednesday  February 28, at 7 pm     Parish Council Meeting   Boardroom  3150 Ash ST Vancouver





  Brother Irineu Letenski, OSBM is visiting our parish for the next month from Brazil
He has a PhD in Philosophy He is currently professor of philosophy at the São Basilio Magno College . He speaks English.Spanish. French,Ukrainian and Portueguese.



If you have some items that you want to donate, please, submit your info. On the other hand, if you need some items, let us also know about it.
Write to Fr. Serafym on his email: serh70@outlook.com or phone him at our Parish Office.

 Mr. Emil Oucharek has felt asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, January 9th. Emil was well known across the Eparchy as he served for many years as the chairperson of the Holy Cross Parish Council in Surrey and also on the Eparchial Finance and Pastoral Councils.
· PARASTAS – at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 18th at the Valley View Funeral Home (14644 72nd Ave, Surrey)
· FUNERAL – Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am on Friday, January 19th , at the Holy Eucharist Cathedral

Saturday, January 20,2018.

Moleben at 9:30 am, with meeting to follow at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Room.

Please attend our first meeting of 2018



January 14, Sunday: 12:00 noon – Parish Christmas Dinner – Everyone is invited!
Adults: $15;                      Children (7-14): $7

Just a year end pictoral  for 2017    enjoy


 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.  

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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