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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.



Graydon21st CENTURY: NOW WHAT? SERIES: A Call to Leadership: A Faithful Journey.
Listen to His Honour Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, share his faith journey from the heart. Click here to listen. Also have a look at a few of the event photos here.



BBQ2014 Newman Club Opening BBQ and Icebreaker, Thur, Sept 25th, St. Mark’s College (UBC Campus), 5pm. This is our big kickoff to the year so you don’t want to miss this! We will have hamburgers and hotdogs for you to enjoy. This is the perfect chance to meet other Catholics and make new friends! See you there!

TurkeyThanksgiving Dinner 2014. The Parish is having a Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, October 12 at 4:30pm. We need hungry people and volunteers – read on…


Why Catholic Higher Education Matters. Come and hear Peter Meehan’s vision for Catholic higher education in Vancouver. Appointed in June 2014, he will be installed on October 16 as Principal of St. Mark’s and President of Corpus Christi Colleges. 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 Volunteers Needed – The parish needs volunteers to serve as Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Sacristians. Please let Felix Durity or the parish office know if you are interested, or use the sign-up sheet at the entrance table.
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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