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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.


Faith Formation

Christ BaptismThe Baptism of Christ: Listen to this Homily by Pope Francis during the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (last year’s homily), and go to the “Pope Speaks” section of the faith formation page for a transcript of this homily and other articles.


Bible lightDay of Reflection – St. Marks Parish Volunteers – Sat Jan. 31 (2015), 10am-4pm. In an effort to support the spiritual life of the parish and the ministry of all who volunteer at St. Marks, there will be a one day retreat on Sat. Jan. 31 (2015) between 10am and 4pm. Read more here…

Jan 29, 2015: The Angelic Doctor: What St. Thomas Aquinas Teaches Us Today – Talk by Sr. Anne Frances Le, OP. Hosted by the Newman Club of UBC. Thursday, January 29th, 5pm. Room 100, St. Mark’s College. Go here for more information.

DiplomaCertificate in Catholic Studies
Come and rediscover the rich tradition of the faith and understand its foundations in Scripture – towards witnessing of the faith in our Christian community. Read more here…
RCIA: For those exploring Catholicism and their Christian spiritual journey


Children’s Liturgy volunteers needed: We are looking for parents to assist in the organization of children’s liturgy activities at the Parish. Please contact Caroline Lindholm at cjlindholm AT gmail.com.
Parish Altar Servers and Sacristan needed for the 9:30 AM Mass.
The parish is in need of volunteers at the 9:30am Mass to serve as Altar Servers and/or Sacristans. Anyone willing to volunteer, please contact Felix Durity in person at Mass or by email: fdurity AT shaw.ca. Many thanks in advance.

Science and FaithRead about Brother Guy, Jesuit Astronomer in this article: “Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno Wins Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society”…
Have a look at Brother Guy’s TED talk here
Jesuits LogoJesuit Volunteers of Canada is a year or two of service and living based on the four values of Christian spirituality, social and eco justice, community, and simple living! Click here to read more, and to learn about opportunities.





Christian Life Community (CLC).
Our Feb 2015 meeting dates will be on Thursdays Feb 5, 19. We meet from 7-9 pm in the Music Room at St. Mark’s College. For more information, please contact clc@stmarksparishvancouver.ca

Science and FaithScience and Faith Reflection Group. The next meeting of our group will take place on Tuesday Jan. 13 at at 7:30pm in St. Mark’s Parish church. Read more about it here .

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