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 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 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…
Parish Council Meeting
Monday September 11 , at 7 pm St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fellowship Room
First meeting after summer. Parish Nominating Committee needs to be chosen.
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.
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.
Vibrant Parish resources material presented at the April 30, 2017 event
Preview the resources material :
Sunday, 17 September 11am New Westminster Parish
Our Bishop, Most Rev. Ken (Nowakowski) celebrated his 10th anniversary of Episcopal Ordination on 24 July and we want to continue to the celebrations! You are invited to thank God for Bishop Ken’s vocation and
episcopal ministry in our Eparchy at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, 17 September at the New Westminster parish at 11:00 am. There is no charge for the reception meal following the Divine Liturgy, however there is limited seating available in order to make sure we are prepared to host you please RSVP no later than 10 September to: Fr. Mykhailo Ozorovych Tel: 604-704-5889, firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of a gift, Bishop Ken has requested donations
be made to Holy Eucharist Cathedral for the building of a handicapped ramp.
THE HOLODOMOR NATIONAL AWARENESS TOUR BUS, will be at the Royal BC Museum Victoria BC (parked on the sidewalk over by the Carillon Tower) on Sun. 3 Sept., 10 am to 5 pm and Monday 4 September 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. Donation box (for cash or cheque) will be available. Cheque payable to:
CANADA UKRAINE FOUNDATION (HOLODOMOR TOUR BUS … VICTORIA)
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