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     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

Upcoming Events

Ukrainian Fall Food Fair and Bazaar Saturday December 3, 2016 11am - 5pm With over 80,000 Ukrainians in the lower ...
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Our Faith

Are there Marian Miracles in Vancouver? By Roxanne Davies The recent December 2015 issue of the National Geographic magazine featured ...
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Parish Programs

Parish Catechism Program This program is being offered on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy for children from ...
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Welcome to the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver, BC. Known as St. Mary's, ours ...
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Contact Us

Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church 550 West 14th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1P6 phone: 604.879.5830 fax: 604.874.2727 ...
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www.saltandlighttv.org Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, http://www.nweparchy.ca/ New Westminster eparchy website http://www.ugcc.org.ua/ Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine http://jennsawka.wix.com/campstvolodymyr ...
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Stained glass windows and mosaics in the church, designed by renowned iconographer Boris Makarenko of New York, were installed over ...
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Facility Rentals

We offer three separate venue sites. Large Hall -St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Centre (suitable for banquets, dances, meetings up to ...
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Basilian Fathers

In Horodok, near Lviv, Ukraine, on July 20,1617, monasteries were organized into one common community under the direction of a ...
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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…






Parish Annual General Meeting

Sunday November 13 at  12 pm   St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fellowship Room

All chairpersons please submit your reports to the parish office by October 31, 2016




  Sunday, October 30  3150 Ash ST   Boardroom ST Mary’s Centre

“Protect yourself and your family from the flu. A pharmacist from Shoppers Drug Mart will be holding a flu clinic in the Boardroom at St. Mary’s following each Divine Liturgy. Getting the flu shot is the most effective way in preventing flu illness.”






wedding set up


The St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre is being booked for more events. 

As a result more staff are needed to assist in General Cleanup, Hall Set up, Supervision and other related duties on an as needed basis.  If you can assist and want some additional income please contact the booking manager Logan Tacoma at  778-877-8318 for further information.




YOU ARE INVITED TO AN ORDINATION! On Wednesday October 26 at 4:30 pm Bishop Ken will be ordaining deacon to the priesthood during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster. Deacon Gleb is a member of our Eparchial clergy and is serving our country as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces. Once ordained to the priesthood Fr. Gleb will continue to serve as a chaplain in our Armed Forces. There will be an ordination reception to follow the ordination in the Cathedral basement hall. Those who would like to attend the reception after the ordination are welcome for a price of $15.00 per person, (children and youth under 15 need a ticket free of charge just to allow us to prepare enough food). The deadline for ordination reception tickets is Wednesday 19 October. For tickets contact Fr. Stepan Dovhoshyia at (604) 518-1873 or dovhoshyiastepan@gmail.com Let us continue to pray for Deacon Gleb and his family as he prepares for his ordination


The Bazaar “Preserves and Baking”  is requesting any extra preserves that you will be making over the summer. They are also asking for Home baking such as brownies, breads and buns, pies, cakes, cinnamon buns, cookies and any other baking that does not include fillings such as cream or cheese or other dairy products. The Bazaar “Rummage Sale”  need items for the Rummage Sale such as clean slightly used clothing, clean kitchen utensils (pots and the like), household items (picture frames, ornaments and the like). The Bazaar “Silent Auction”  is asking for donations of all things (ie: Hockey tickets, dinners for two, wine box, etc.) to be bid on at the Silent Auction. Please bring them to the Parish Office or drop them off any sunday at 10am – 10 30 am north side of the Ukrainian Catholic Centre

>>PYROHY MAKING DATES:    October   19  8am
Wednesdays beginning at 8 am. Your help  is greatly appreciated.



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.  Volunteer forms are at the back of the church. Check your areas of interest. Return the form to the parish office or drop it in the collection box. We will contact you shortly.

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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