WELCOME TO ST. MARK’S PARISH

 

This is the official website of St. Mark’s Parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Our church provides a home for both students and residents living on or near the University of British Columbia Campus (UBC). Whether you are a Catholic Christian looking to further your faith and service, or someone seeking knowledge of the faith and spirituality, you are welcome here! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Some general orientation information can be found here.

 

Welcome visitors and newcomers!

Make St. Mark’s your new home!. We are delighted to have you join our parish family and any of our vibrant ministries. Please complete our Parish Registration Form so we can get to know you better. Parish envelopes are available at the chapel’s front desk. Make sure to write your name and contact info (phone/email) on the first few envelopes you use. This information enables the parish to match envelope # with family names. Current parishioners needing to update their parish records, kindly complete a new parish registration form, so you get prompt parish corre-spondence. We are forever grateful for your continued SUPPORT!
 

Diocesan News

Ordinations to the Priesthood and Permanent Diaconate. Join us as we welcome three more permanent deacons on Friday, May 26 at 7pm. Richard Chau, Patrick Dwan, and Tony Gray have gone through the archdiocese’s four-year permanent diaconate program of preparation for service to the local Church and will be ordained permanent deacons at Holy Rosary Cathedral. All are welcome to attend.
 
Ordination to the Priesthood Juan Lucca, Giovanni Schiesari, and Francesco Voltaggio will be ordained priests by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB at Ho-ly Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. All are welcome to celebrate this most joyous event on Saturday, June 3, from 12-2pm. For more info, visit vocationsvancouver.ca
 
Pro-life Mass & Vigil Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, June 3. Mass is at 9am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Vancouver followed by the rosary at Women’s Hospital. Visit rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil
 

Current Events and Announcements

 

May 27: Pentecost Retreat: Charisms of the Holy Spirit. Join us for Charisms of the Holy Spirit with Catherine Kelly, MDiv., and Fr. Robert Allore, SJ, Pastor of St. Mark’s Parish. All are welcome on Saturday, May 27, from 9:30am to 11:45am at Holy Rosary Hall, 646 Richards St, Vancouver. Admission by donation. Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League at Holy Rosary Cathedral. For more information, click here.

 
 

Jesuits LogoProject Advance 2017 Project Advance is our annual appeal that enables the pastoral work and spiritual mission of our local Church to flourish. Your gift to Project Advance helps us meet the material and spiritual need of our Church and parishes.
 
This year’s appeal focuses on the message One Faith. One Church. One Family. Our faith community is expansive and despite our geographical locations and our cultural diversity, which is to be celebrated, we are all united by our faith; we all belong to one Church. View this year’s video or find out more about the works supported by Project Advance at www.projectadvance.ca
 
 

Becoming a Mystic—Study with Fr. Bill Wilson, SJ, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month (in May & June) at 3:30pm in the Chapel — (May 3 & 17), (June 7 & 21). Karl Rahner, S.J. in effect has stated that the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will be nothing at all.
 
To work at becoming a mystic, Fr. Bill Wilson’s group will be working through Rev. Michael Crosby’s book, Fruit of the Spirit, Pauline Mysticism for the Church at St. Marks’s Chapel. Fr. Bill Wilson is looking forward to continuing to see you there. All are welcome.
 
 

June 5; Concert & Reading with Sam Rocha
Enjoy an evening of story & song with Catholic writer, intellectual, and artist, Sam Rocha. Learn how beauty in philosophy, theology, education, and art combine to form a sense of the beautiful that extends from family life to popular culture and politics. Sam Rocha will celebrate the release of his third book, “Essays and Ephemera”, a collection of essays – with a concert of folk music and a reading from his essays acclaimed by contemporary authors, & even the bishop of the diocese of Brownsville, Texas.
 
Books will be for sale, Q&A’s and a signing will follow. The official event is on June 5, Monday 7-9pm at St. Mark’s Parish. An earlier Concert & Reading event is scheduled for May 29, Monday 7-9pm at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Tickets are $10 at the door or register online at http://stmarkscollege.ca/. All are welcome!
 
 

Jesuits LogoDiscount tuition for parishioners auditing courses!
Take a course at Corpus Christi College – Click here for samples.
 
 
 

Ongoing Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Bible Study with Fr. Bill Wilson, SJ, will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Chapel.

 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). For adults exploring Catholicism and their Christian journey. For inquiries, please contact Fr. Michael Rosinski, SJ or call the Parish office. Meetings are generally after the 11:30am Sunday mass.

 

Science and Faith Reflection Group.. We will be taking a break for the summer (the last session was on April 25, 2017). Click here for more details on this group.
 
 
 
Christian Life Community (CLC).What is your deepest desire? What does God want for you in your life? We are the Christian Life Community (CLC), a world-wide lay community rooted in Ignatian spirituality – a unique method of prayer and faith formation developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. If you are interested in learning more or coming to a session, please contact Felipe Bañados-Schwerter. For more information on Ignatian Spirituality retreats, please contact Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div.