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 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. 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, March 20, at 7 pm St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre Boardroom
Saturday, April 8: – “EASTER BAKE SALE and LUNCH.
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 %km Walk. For more details, contact Barbara @604.732.3166
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30 am
A presentation “Walking in the Footsteps of Christ” Downstairs in the Fellowship rooms.
Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 am. (Only one Divine Liturgy on that Sunday
DEACON MYKHAILO OZOROVYCH PRIESTLY ORDINATION: It is with great joy the Eparchy of New Westminster invites you to the ordination of Deacon Mykhailo Ozorovych to the priesthood! On Saturday April 8th at 2:00 pm, Deacon Mykhailo will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Ken during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster. On Palm Sunday April 9th at 10:00 am, newly ordained Father Mykhailo will celebrate his first Divine Liturgy at Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster. The ordination and first Divine Liturgy banquet-reception will be held in the Cathedral hall immediately following the Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy. Tickets for the Reception (on Palm Sunday) are only $15.00 per person.Free for those under 15 years – but they still must obtain a (free) ticket – important to ensure sufficient food. For tickets, please contact Deacon Mykhailo at: 604.524.8824 or firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline to obtain banquet tickets is Sunday 2 April.
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