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…
Monday October 16 , at 7 pm Parish Council Meeting Fellowship Room
St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Fellowship Room. last meeting before the AGM November 5. Parish Nominating Committee needs to be chosen.
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, November 5th, 12:00 noon:
The Parish Annual General Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Room following the 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Please note: in order to vote you must be registered as a parishioner of St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Vancouver BC
All committee heads are required to attend and to orally present their annual report.
A written copy of each report MUST BE SUBMITTED to the Parish Office no later than October 23, 2017.
Presentation. Banquet at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mon., Oct. 16, at 6:30 PM – Rosary to the Mother of God in the church.
Wed., Oct. 18, at 7:00 PM – Rosary to the Mother of God in the Chapel.
Fri., Oct. 20, at 7:00 PM – the Rosary to the Mother of God in the Chapel..,
the Nominating Committee. Please, talk to Fr. Serafym or Lorrain Waslen.
We will be starting our pyrohy making sessions shortly.Wednesday, October 18 – 8 am-3 pm
Wednesday, November 1 – 8 am-3pm
Saturday, November 18 – 8 am-3 pm. This date was suggested for anyone who cannot come and help during the week.
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.
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.
Dear Friends, thank you for your prayers and generosity at the Sunday 17 September Divine Liturgy and reception celebrating my 10th anniversary of episcopal ordination.
I had requested that instead of giving me a present, that donations should be made to the handicap ramp fundraising project for Holy Eucharist Cathedral. Because of your kindness $11,500.00 was raised to ensure that our Cathedral will
be accessible to everyone.
It has indeed been a privilege to serve the Church as Bishop of New Westminster, I look forward with God’s blessings and your support and help to the years that are ahead of us.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Ken, Bishop of New Westminster for Ukrainian Catholics in British Columbia and Yukon
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