WELCOME TO ST. MARK’S PARISH; Mass times: Sunday 9:30am, 11:30am; Weekdays 12:10pm

 

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!
 

Jesuits at UBC

Jesuits LogoMatthew 13:32 – “Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants…”. Fr. O’Brien speaks about his own path to discovering his Faith, which started as the smallest of seeds, a tiny flame and took hold in his life, and continued to grow. Listen to his homily here…

 
 
 
 

 

Vocations

Curious about the role of Permanent Deacons? . Sessions run Saturdays on Sept 23, Oct 28 and Nov 19. Register at www.stmarkscollege.ca/programs/deacon.

 
 

Social Justice Activities and Announcements

7Archbishop Miller urges faithful to support those affected by the wildfires. On Aug. 12 and 13, there will be a special collection in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver for those affected by the wildfires. Please pray for everyone affected by the wildfires in our province, especially those in the Dioceses of Kamloops and Prince George. For more info. or to donate online, visit http://rcav.org/prayer-and-humanitarian-appeals/ . Special Envelopes will be available on the entrance table. Please make cheques payable to St. Mark’s Parish. Memo line: BC Wildfires.
 
 
 7An update on Canadian Jesuits International’s response to the inter-faith Famine Relief Appeal: Pray-Give-Speak Out . Dear Friends, On June 7, an inter-faith appeal entitled Pray-Give-Speak Out was launched. This appeal was a call for Canadians to mo-bilize in solidarity and support the people affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. More info…

 
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Current Events and Announcements

 7Sept 3, 2017: 7pm mass resumes

 

 7Sept 8, 2017: TGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s First Friday) – Mass and lunch ; Come and join us for prayer, food, fellowship, and hot chili! Mass will be at 12:10pm, lunch will be served in Plato’s Cave afterwards.

 

 7Sept 9, 2017: Uniting Heaven and Earth: The Reformation after 500 Years. Dr. Hans Boersma | J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College Saturday, September 9th, 10am; Room 101 St. Mark’s College. More info…
 
 7Sept 22; Embracing a Culture of Encounter with the Poor. City in Focus and the Jesuits of Vancouver are pleased to host this special half-day retreat led by Hon. Graydon Nicholas, (former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick) at St. Mark’s Parish Chapel, UBC on September 22, 2017, 9am to 1:15pm. More info…
 

 7Sept 23: 17th Annual Fundraising Breakfast: You are invited to attend the 17th Annual Fundraising Breakfast of St. Mark’s/Corpus Christi College. More info…

 
 7Sept 28; World Youth Day 2019 Information Sessions. Join us on Sept. 28, 7-8pm at St. Augustine’s Parish, Vancouver. More info…
 
 7Sept 30; Our Stories Shape Us: History, Faith, and Practice of the Indigenous Church in Canada: Regent College is hosting a one-day conference on the history, faith, and practice of the indigenous church in Canada. More info…
 

Ongoing Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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

 

 7RCIA (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.

 

 7Science 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.