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       Father Joseph Pidskalny, 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


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…






Parish Council Meeting

Monday, April 24, at 7 pm   St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre Boardroom


Sunday, April 30   DAFFODIL DASH

9 am at Science World. Our church team will again be canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society. We encourage you to come and join us on the 5km Walk. For more details, contact Barbara @604.732.3166



Friday, April 28 (7-9pm)    Saturday April 29  (9am-5pm)  Sunday April 30, (9am-5pm)

The Acts of the Apostles (Continued)  The Book of Revelation

St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre  3150 Ash St    Vancouver BC   Boardroom

 Would you like to hear scripture presented in a way that comes to life and has meaning in today’s world? Then you will want to come and listen to the Catholic Bible Seminar given by Father Jim Nisbet, a renowned scriptural scholar and inspirational speaker from the RC Diocese of Monterey in California. It is being held at our Parish.

FEE: 3 days: Married couples $130, Adult $70. By the day: Friday ($20), Saturday ($30) & Sunday ($30). Students $5 off each day.

If you were not at last year’s session, portions of the previous session will be played after Divine Liturgy on Sundays.

For more information and to register visit http://biblestudies4.wixsite.com/biblecentre/registration or pick up a form from the vestibule in the church.

See Deacon Howard or Adrian for more details      Click on the link below for registration Form

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  Порядок Страсних і Великодніх Богослужень – 2017

 15 квітня: Велика субота – 10:00 рано – Служба Божа, Свячення Пасок, сповідь – 2:00 попол. – Свячення Пасок, сповідь – 4:00 попол. – Свячення Пасок, сповідь – 6:00 веч. – Надгробне, Свячення Пасок, сповідь
16 квітня: Великдень – 7:00 рано – Воскресна Утреня, Торжественна Служба Божа Мировання та Свячення Пасок – 10:30 рано – Служба Божа, Мировання та Свячення Пасок
17 квітня: Світлий понеділок – 9:30 рано – Воскресна Утреня й Служба Божа
18 квітня: Світлий вівторок – 9:30 рано – Воскресна Утреня й Служба Божа
23 квітня: Томина неділя – 8:30 рано – Служба Божа – 10:30 рано – Служба Божа –
12:00 по обіді – Спільне свячене в Парафіяльному залі. Заохочуємо всіх Парафіян взяти участь, як одна родина, у цій події.
April 15: Great (Holy) Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions – 2:00 p.m. – Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions – 4:00 p.m. – Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions – 6:00 p.m. – Sepulcher Service, Blessing of Paschal Food, Confessions
April 16: 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 Food
April 17: Easter Monday – 9:30 a.m. – Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy
April 18: Easter Tuesday – 9:30 a.m. – Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy
April 23: THOMAS Sunday – 8:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy – 10:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy –
12:00 p.m. -“Sviachene” Parish Easter Dinner in the Parish Hall. We encourage all Parishioners to participate as one family in this event.
Парастаси / Graveside Services
Saturday, April 22 Gardens of Gethsemani – 2 p.m.
Saturday,April 29 Ocean View Cemetery – 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 Forest Lawn Cemetery – 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 14 Forest Lawn Cemetery – 2 p.m.
If the weather is inclement at the cemetery, then the service will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church one hour later


 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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