Welcome to the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver, BC. founded in 1927. Known as St. Mary’s, ours is a church in the Byzantine Rite. We are part of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster and have been administered by the Basilian Fathers since 1937.
The Church is located at 560 West 14th Ave Vancouver BC Canada
Divine Liturgy Schedule (Catholic Mass)Sundays 8:30 am (partially sung – English and Ukrainian) 10:30 am (sung – Ukrainian) Weekdays 8:25 am in the Church First Friday 8:25 am Divine Liturgy followed by Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or Mother of God Holy Days of Obligation 10 am and 7 pm Confessions begin 30 minutes before the Divine Liturgy or by appointment. Baptism by appointment -membership in the Parish is required. Marriages by appointment at least 6 months in advance -membership in the Parish is required. Funerals by arrangement. Please contact the Parish Office at 604-879-5830. _________________________________________________________________________________ May is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the month, please attend the Moleben service as noted in the Bulletin. In this short service, the Gospel reading is followed by a series of petitions to the Ever-Virgin Mary, each of which begins with the words, “Rejoice, O Mary”, and to which the people respond with the refrain “O most holy Mother of God, save us” (“Пресвятая Богородице, спаси нас”). A series of stichera (hymns) to the Mother of God are sung also sung. _________________________________________________________________________________
Sundays, - during 10:30 am Divine Liturgy – Parish Catechism Program for Pre-Schoolers following the reading of the Gospel.
Monday, May 27: – Parish Council Meeting at 7 pm in the Board Room.
Thursdays, 7 pm -Bible Studies in the Fellowship Room.
Do You Really “Believe?” You say you “believe” every Sunday as you recite the Creed. But do you know what you’re saying you “believe” in? Do the truths of the faith—listed in the Creed—really permeate your life? Learn how these ancient truths contain the promise of peace, joy and happiness for our lives.
The Creed is a 12-Part program that will launch you on an amazing journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in a compelling and inspiring learning experience that is sure to draw you closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of the teachings of His Church.
The icon of the Sunday of All Saints depicts our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ seated above the throne of heaven surrounded by the Saints. The rows of Saints included the Archangel Michael and other Angels, the Theotokos and John the Baptist, the Apostles, Bishops, Great Martyrs, Ascetics and Monastics. They are joined by the Saints, who are lifting their hands in worship to the King of Glory.
St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church team is again participating in this annual fundraiser being held on Sat, June 8th at Mahon Park in NVan. This is an excellent opportunity to support the church team by giving a donation and even coming out to walk a lap in honour of someone who is battling cancer. Over 90% of the money raised goes directly to FUND RESEARCH on all types of cancer, PROVIDE INFO about cancer care and treatment, OFFER SUPPORT to people living with cancer and PREVENT CANCER through healthy lifestyles. If you are interested in further details contact:
FLEA MARKET Cancelled - Saturday May 25
Ukrainian Immigration to USA, Canada, Brazil & Argentina (Через океан)