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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
Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Severian Yakymyshyn OSBM

                        Divine Liturgy     550 west 14th ave 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. 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…

 

 


May 3      Parish Redevelopment Meeting 
After both Divine Liturgies.  These meetings are a time to express your ideas and to get answers concerning the redevelopement of our Parish.

 

 

 


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Sunday, May 3
Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman; The Repose of our Venerable Father Theodosius, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Caves at Kyiv and Organizer of the Cenoebitic (Common) Life in Rus’ (1074) and the Holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura (286-305);  Acts 11:19-26, 29-30; Hebrews 13:7-16; John 4:5-42; Matthew 11:27-30
Sunday, May 10
Sixth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Man Born Blind; The Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot;  Acts 16:16-34; 1 Corinthians 4:9-16; John 9:1-38; Matthew 13:54-58
Sunday, May 17
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea; The Holy Apostle Andronicus and Those with Him; Passing into Eternal Life (1952) of Blessed Ivan Ziatyk, Protohegumen of the Redemptorists and Martyr;  Acts 20:16-18, 28-36; John 17:1-1
Sunday, May 24
Holy and Glorious Pentecost;  Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52; 8:12
Sunday, May 31
First Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday of All Saints; The Holy Apostle Hermas; the Holy Martyr Hermes (138-61); Hebrews 11:33-12:2; Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30

Daily readings can be found here                  http://www.royaldoors.net/daily-readings/

 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!

Bishop-Sevarian-150x150Special celebration honoring Most Reverend Severian Yakymyshyn, OSBM, Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of New Westminster 

  • 70th Anniversary of entrance to the Basilian Fathers’ (March 16, 1945)
  • 60th Anniversary of priestly ordination (May 19, 1955)
  • 20th Anniversary of episcopal ordination (25 March 1995)

Friday, June 12, 2015
3:30 PMHierarchical Divine Liturgy
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church  560-West 14th Avenue Vancouver, BC
5:30 PM – Celebratory Dinner
Ukrainian Catholic Centre  3150 Ash Street  Vancouver, BC
Banquet Tickets: $25.00/adults; $12.00/child (6-12); Free for children under 6
Please make a cheque payable to: “Holy Eucharist Cathedral” with memo: “Bishop Severian Jubilee”   RSVP to St. Mary’s parish office by 15 May, 2015 office@stmarysbc.com or 604.879.5830

 


2014-2015-PIN-800x736The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

http://www.kofc.org/en//index.html  – the Knights of Columbus newsletter

http://kofcbc.org/ – The BC and Yukon Website


May 2, 2015 Saturday BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival
Location: The Clarke Foundation Theatre at Heritage Park Secondary School
33700 Prentis Street Mission BC  V2V 2J7
Come and immerse yourself in the culture of Ukraine at BC’s largest Ukrainian Cultural Festival!
http://bcucf.ca/main/

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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