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560 West 14th Ave. Vancouver BC Canada

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  and is administered by  Father Serafym Grygoruk,  O.S.B.M.


Divine Liturgy Schedule   (Catholic Mass)

Sundays           8:30 am  (partially sung – English and Ukrainian)
                        10:30 am (sung – Ukrainian)
Weekdays        7:30 am Matins    8:15 am Divine Liturgy  (April 16 Divine Liturgy moved to 7 pm)  
First Friday      8:15 am  Divine Liturgy
                           followed  by Moleben  to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or Mother of God
Holy Days of Obligation       10 am and 7 pm
Vespers             5:30 am  Saturdays -Chapel
March Tropars & Readings
 coffee cake 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. 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…  


Please, consider reading the Epistle during the 8:30 AM Div. Liturgy. When you decide to do the reading, please, coordinate it either with Fr. Serafym or with Gerry Ukrainetz.



April 17: Passion (Holy) Thursday
- 8:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
- 7:00 p.m. – Passion Matins – Reading of the 12 Gospels, Confessions
April 18: Great (Good) Friday -
Today is a strict fast day – No meat, dairy or poultry products
- 11:00 a.m. – Vespers with placement of the Holy Shroud, Confessions
- 7:00 p.m. – Jerusalem Matins, Confessions
April 19: Great (Holy) Saturday
- 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
- 2:00 p.m. – Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
- 4:00 p.m. – Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
- 7:00 p.m. – Sepulcher Service, Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
April 20: Sunday – Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
- 7:00 a.m. – Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy, Myrovannia – Anointing
with Holy Oil, Blessing of Paschal Food
- 10:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy, Anointing with Holy Oil, Blessing of Paschal



Easter Bake Sale  Saturday April 12, 2014  

St Marys Ukrainian Catholic Centre  3150 Ash Street     V ancouver
11 am to 2 pm

 A link to  Easter traditions http://eastertraditions.wikispaces.com/Ukraine


 Monday April 14, 2014  - 7pm – Parish Council Meeting- Boardroom
 This is a special meeting regarding the future of our Parish Catering


Sat, June 7, 2014  Mahon Park, NVan                                                        10am-10pm
 Our parish is once again participating in the annual RELAY FOR LIFE cancer fundraiser.  We are looking for people who would like to join our church team.  This is an excellent opportunity to support the parish and the community by walking/running a lap, getting to know your fellow parishioners and to raise funds for a very worthy cause. The money raised goes directly to provide INFO about cancer care and treatment, locally; to offer SUPPORT to people living with cancer; and to help PREVENT cancer by educating school children and adults about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Barbara at St Mary’s Church office by Mar 1-        604-879–5830 


Eastern Catholic Church 


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