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
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…

 

 

 


 

 

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.


USEFUL EXCHANGE AND HELP –
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.

 Monday to Saturday:  7:30am and 8:30am  Divine Liturgy in the chapel ( next to the monastery)
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.

Please come and volunteer your time and talents for the Parish Bazaar      call   604-879- 5830 for details

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.


 

 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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