Welcome

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 and 10:30am        Daily  7:30am  (Chapel) (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. 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, March 20, at 7 pm   St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre Boardroom

 

 


 

Saturday, April 8: – “EASTER BAKE SALE and LUNCH.

 11:00 am-2:00 pm. UCWLC will be having our Sale this year along with lunch.
Pre-orders are available but must be in by Mon April 3.
To print off your pre-order form just click on the link below.  Please follow the instructions on the form.

Sunday, April 30   DAFFODIL DASH                                                                                                                                                                                           9 am at Science World. Our church team will again be canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society. We encourage you to come and join us on the %km Walk. For more details, contact Barbara @604.732.3166

 

 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30 am

A presentation “Walking in the Footsteps of Christ” Downstairs in the Fellowship rooms.


Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 am. (Only one Divine Liturgy on that Sunday

400TH ANNIVERSARY. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish, together with the Basilian Fathers in Vancouver, cordially invites you to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat.
Our celebrations will be in the form of a Parish Mission to be held from March 24 – 26, 2017.
Friday March 24  7pm    – Moleben , Mission Homily  and Refreshments
Saturday March 25,  7pm   – Divine Liturgy, Mission Homily, Healing Service, Veneration of the Relics of St Josaphat  and Refreshments
Sunday March 26  10am    – Solemn Divine Liturgy
A Banquet will follow in the Parish Auditorium. Please see the advertisement in the bulletin for more details. Tickets for the March 26th Banquet will be available after both Divine Liturgies beginning Sunday, March 5, 2017. During the week they will be available at the Parish Office. Last day of ticket sales will be Sunday, March 19. There will be no ticket sales at the door.

DEACON MYKHAILO OZOROVYCH PRIESTLY ORDINATION: It is with great joy the Eparchy of New Westminster invites you to the ordination of Deacon Mykhailo Ozorovych to the priesthood! On Saturday April 8th at 2:00 pm, Deacon Mykhailo will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Ken during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster. On Palm Sunday April 9th at 10:00 am, newly ordained Father Mykhailo will celebrate his first Divine Liturgy at Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster. The ordination and first Divine Liturgy banquet-reception will be held in the Cathedral hall immediately following the Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy. Tickets for the Reception (on Palm Sunday) are only $15.00 per person.Free for those under 15 years – but they still must obtain a (free) ticket – important to ensure sufficient food. For tickets, please contact Deacon Mykhailo at: 604.524.8824 or mykhailo.oz@gmail.com The deadline to obtain banquet tickets is Sunday 2 April.


  food-bank

 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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