This year marks our 20th anniversary as a parish. Though it is not a remarkably long time, we thank God for all the blessings.
Stay tune for our celebratory events.
Our Parish Council has also set the theme of this year. Following what went before (Faith and Hope), the theme of our parish is for the YEAR OF LOVE.
Everyone need to advance in love. What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary year if we all grow in the love of God and others. As the saying goes "They will recognize us by our love", we know that only in love that we can truly evangelize others. Let's pray together as a community that we may draw a deeper love from God who himself is love.
Happy New Year, God Bless you!
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.
2015 Church Calendar is available now. Donation of $3.00 to cover the cost is appreciated.
Thank you for your participation in voting "My Favorite Photo" at the exhibition. The picture with the highest votes is "Peaceful Feeling" taken by Derek Lee. The winner is Theresa Cheng. The presentation of the photo will be held at the church's Chinese New Year Dinner.
Lunar New Year
Our dinner is set on Feb 22 (Sun). Please mark your calendar.
Nourish your souls for the new year with our new arrivals:
1. Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft $3.
2. New Testament: The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible with notes and commentary by Scott Hahn $4.
3. Sunday Missals $4.
Mandarin Class Every Saturday at 2:00-3:00 p.m.at Room C. Please enroll in advance.
World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass
Pope Francis urges us to do as Jesus did by proclaiming the good news of hope to all, especially to those in great need. He says: "The mission of the Church...is thus 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 for the 4th year in our Archdiocese as a universal church.
Stewarding God's Gifts Conference: Living our Baptism as stewards of God's Mission
Stewardship is a way of life, an appreciation of all that we have been given! 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. http://rcav.org/about-stewardship.
Christian Unity: Have We Answered the Call?
Archdiocese of Vancouver will mark the 50th anniversary of Vatican II's Decree on Ecumenism with an ecumenical prayer service. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 rcav.org/christian-unity.