Friday 9 January 2015

Baptism of the Lord January 11, 2015

2015  Year of Love: Baptism & Love

“Baptism is the Sacrament on which our very faith is founded and which grafts us as a living member onto Christ and his Church.

It is important to know the day on which I was immersed in that current of Jesus' salvation. To know the date of our Baptism is to know a blessed day.

Thanks to Baptism, we are capable of forgiving and of loving even those who offend us and do evil to us. By our Baptism,

we recognize in the least and in the poor the face of the Lord who visits us and makes himself close. Baptism helps us to

recognize in the face of the needy, the suffering, and also of our neighbour, the face of Jesus. All this is possible

thanks to the power of Baptism!”

          - Pope Francis


Donation Envelopes 2015  is ready for pick up. 

If you can’t find your envelopes, please fill in a request form.  For users of numbered envelopes, please write down your full name for cross reference. For those who use the envelopes on the pews,  please write your full name, address and phone number to ensure your donation can be recorded properly.


Chinese New Year Cake  

To celebrate the year of the Lamb, our parish volunteers will be making and selling traditional Chinese New Year cakes.  We will take orders only on Jan 17, 18 & 24, 25 after Saturday evening Masses and Sunday Masses before noon.  Due to limited quantities, please place orders at your earliest convenience.  Thanks for your support.


Lunar New Year  

Our dinner is set on Feb 22 (Sun).  Please mark your calendar.  We would like to invite our parishioners to donate gifts for the lucky draw.  Please bring gift donations to the parish office for collection.


Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Jan 23 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group is advised to send at least one member to the meeting.


Wedding Anniversary Celebration   

Photos of couples are ready for pick up.  Please contact info counter.


Mandarin Class 

Every Saturday at 2:00-3:00 Room C.  Please enroll in advance.


The B.C. Catholic is proud to be celebrating the Lunar New Year with a special supplement in February. There will be articles and features showcasing the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions. This is a great opportunity for your business to be showcased in the Archbishop’s paper, which reaches 61,000 readers each week. For more information and to advertise call Raymond Loretan

at 604-683-0281 ext. 305.


Life in the Spirit Seminar   

Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of IC Prayer Group, a Healing Mass will be celebrated on Friday the 23rd of Jan at 7:00 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish in North Delta, by Jerry Thompson of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 

Everyone is invited.  For info, please phone 604-597-8227.


World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass 

Pope Francis says: “The mission of the to love Jesus Christ, to adore and love him particularly in the poorest and most abandoned. Among these are migrants and refugees who are trying to escape difficult living conditions and dangers of every kind.”  Jan 18 (Sun) at 3pm, Our Lady of Sorrows, Vancouver.  Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB.


Stewarding God's Gifts Conference: Living our Baptism as stewards of God’s Mission  

All are invited to this one day conference where you will learn about the spiritual and practical aspects of parish stewardship from two experienced presenters, Fr. Darrin Gurr (Archdiocese of Winnipeg) and Julie Kenny.  $20 including lunch. 

Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Jan 24 (Sat) from 9am-3pm, Good Shepherd Church, Surrey.


Christian Unity: Have We Answered the Call?    

Keynote speakers: Fr. Tom Rosica, CSB, and Sr. Donna Geernaert, SC. Topics: Canadian and worldwide overview of ecumenism before and after Vatican II’s Decree, importance of dialogue, and practical ideas on how to start ecumenical cooperation. 

Jan 17 (Sat), St. Francis Xavier Church, Vancouver. To register, contact 604-683-0281 ext. 229, or email


2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity   

Jan 18-25.  In a world marked by diversity in language and culture, we express our Christian faith in diverse ways. The Archdiocese will mark Christian Unity Week with various ecumenical events and prayer services. For more information, visit

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