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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

FaithArchbishop Kurtz comments on Extraordinary Synod on the Family
The Extraordinary Synod on the Family, which concluded on Oct 19, 2014, affirms the welcome that the Church extends to those who may have felt excluded from the church community. The Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, share his thoughts for this work in progress. Read more here…
Visit our faith formation page here for more interesting articles.


CreedThe Creed, What We Profess, Why It Matters. Lectures by Tim Kelleher, writer, FIRST THINGS and Real Clear Religion, director and producer, The Creed: What Christians Profess, And Why It Ought To Matter. Nov. 5,12,19,26 at 7:30pm at St. Marks Church, UBC. Read more here…


foodCCO Summit (Fri, Nov 28), and CCO Christmas Conference (Dec 28-Jan 1 in Calgary). Read more here…
Knight Of Columbus Presents: Movie screening of “For Greater Glory” : Nov 30 at 1pm in Plato’s cave.

foodThere will be a celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:10pm (at the regular mass time) in the chapel. Come and join us for Mexican appetizers served in Plato’s cave after mass.
foodSt. Mark’s Christmas potluck Dinner will be on Sunday, Dec 14 at 4:30 pm. The Parish will provide turkey & ham. Please bring your own dishes & cutlery, meatless savory dishes, salads & dessert for the buffet. Read more here…



Sow Much LoveDevelopment and Peace 2014 Fall Campaign – Sow Much Love
The aims of this year’s D & P Fall Campaign are:
1. to promote awareness about the privatization of seeds by multinational corporations, an activity that threatens biodiver-sity and results in the impoverishment of small-scale farmers in the global South, who feed 70% of the world’s people. Read more here…
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.




BibleBible Study. Bible study resumes Sept, 16 at 7:30 in the Chapel. The text book is “Revelation for everyone” by N.T. Wright. Participants will need to purchase a copy of this text. If interested, please register and order the book with Lioba Na at the Parish Office.

Christian Life Community (CLC).
Fall meeting dates are Thursdays September 4, 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27, and December 11. 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. Our next meeting will be on Oct 14, 2014 (Fr. Rob is away at the end of September. If there is a meeting at the end of September, we will announce it here). Read more here .

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