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
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 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…
Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring “venerable” Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both World Wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation.
The pope, on July 16 signed the decree recognizing that Metropolitan Sheptytsky heroically lived a life of Christian virtue. The recognition is an initial step in the sainthood process; the Vatican would have to recognize a miracle attributed to his intercession for a beatification ceremony to be scheduled. Metropolitan Sheptytsky led the Eastern Catholic Church in Ukraine from 1901 until his death in 1944. During the period of his leadership, Ukraine and its people were ruled by seven different regimes: Austrian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Soviet, Nazi, and finally, the Soviets again.
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 5; Our Holy Fathers and Patriarchs of Constantinople Alexander (336), John (577), and Paul the Younger (784); 2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4; Matthew 22:1-14
Daily readings can be found here http://www.royaldoors.net/daily-readings/
Monday , September 14, 2015 Parish Council Meeting 7pm t0 8:30pm St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre Boardroom Parish executive members will get the agenda 1 week prior to meeting. All committee chairs are required to attend.
Sunday, September 27, 2015, Relationship with Jesus Presentation by Leah Smigel HOLY EUCHARIST CATHEDRAL 501 – 4th Avenue, New Westminster, The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster invites everyone to stay in the church right after the Divine Liturgy for a short presentation on “ We were created for the relationships with our Creator. Does our life reflect this? With whom or what do we build our daily relationships? Leah Smigel will lead in the reflections on these crucial aspects of our life.
Eastern Catholic Church
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJaI8PXkA0M Traditions of the Eastern Catholic Church