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
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 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…
Monday November 20 , at 7 pm Parish Council Meeting Fellowship Room
St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fellowship Room. First meeting after the AGM.
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, November 5th, 12:00 noon:
The Parish Annual General Meeting was held in the Fellowship Room following the 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
An updated list of new officers and chairs along with draft minutes will be available shortly.
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Wednesday, November 8th 10:30am- Divine Liturgy. (St Archangel Michael)
Tuesday, November 14: 7:00 pm:
Bazaar meeting in the Fellowship Room.
Sunday, November 12,2017 12noon – 2pm Ukrainian Catholic Centre -Boardroom
Did you get your flu shot yet? A pharmacist from Shoppers Drug Mart will be holding a flu clinic in the Boardroom from Noon – 2:00 pm. Please take advantage of this opportunity.
PYROHY MAKING DATES FOR PARISH BAZAAR
Saturday, November 18 – 8 am-3 pm. This date was suggested for anyone who cannot come and help during the week.
Ukrainian Food Fair and Bazaar Saturday December 2, 2017
Bazaar Committee is kindly requesting any extra preserves (jams, pickles, relishes, etc.) that you have made over the summer. They will be sold at our Parish Bazaar. Your donation of these tasty treasurers is greatly appreciated.
RUMMAGE SALE : If you have any gently used clothes, books, dishware, games, etc. please bring them to the Church hall any Sunday between 12:00 -1:00 pm (after the 10:30 am Liturgy).
PYROHY MAKING DATES FOR PARISH BAZAAR
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
LOONIE TOONIE BIN
Please bring shopping items for children to buy for their parents and older siblings. Items that can be offered at a dollar or two: earrings, wine stoppers, coasters, key chains, candles novelty items, etc. We will be gift wrapping. Bring your items to the church fellowship room and leave them at the North – West corner in front of UCWLC library/storage room.. Please do not block the door.
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