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.
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 / 10:30am Daily 7:30am (Chapel) (Monday-Saturday) Holy Days 10:30am / 7:00pm
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. 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, June 19 , at 7 pm St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fellowship Room
We will be discussing important expenses for our external church renovations.
Ukrainian Food Fair and Bazaar Saturday December 2, 2017
St. Mary’s Parish Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017
As in past years, our Bazaar Committee is kindly requesting any extra preserves
(jams, pickles, relishes, etc.) that you will be making over the summer. They will be
sold at our Parish Bazaar. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thursday, June 22: 7pm – Vespers and a Video-Presentation on Angels.)
Friday, June 23: 7:00 PM – Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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.
Vibrant Parish resources material presented at the April 30, 2017 event
Preview the resources material :
CAMP SAINT VOLODYMYR; AUGUST 20-27.
The purpose of camp is to provide an opportunity for youth to experience God through nature and the companionship of others. Children will experience Ukrainian language and culture during camp along with games, religious activities, hikes, sports, arts and crafts, camp fires, water activities and other summer camp activities. This marks the 34th year of our Ukrainian Catholic Summer Camp. Camp will take place in Kelowna at the OAC facility.
Camp offers a wide range of activities for campers aged 7-15 (as of December 31, 2017). Registration will be available online via Eventbrite “Camp St. Volodymyr BC 2017.” Early bird registration Ends July 6, 2017.
WAYS TO HELP. VOLUNTEER: Camp St. Volodymyr is a nonprofit camp, run on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in helping at this year’s camp as a counsellor, chef, arts & crafts or cultural coordinator please contact Jennifer. Applications forms for counsellors are due May 15, 2017. All volunteers will be subject to a criminal records check and must sign the camp code of conduct.
DONATE: We are always happy to accept food donations of vegetables, fruits, cereals, and treats for children such as cakes, cookies, as well as monetary donations. Tax receipts can be issued with donations of $25 or more.
For more information contact Jennifer Caldwell @ 604.220.0584 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our webpage via www.nweparchy.ca
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