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.
Fr. Robert Barron comments about his meeting with Fr. George Coyne, Director of the Vatican Observatory. He speaks of the universe as having a “fertility”, with many common patterns on a macro level (the cosmos) that mimic behaviour biological processes that we can observe our planet. Watch his commentary here…
Also, visit our Faith Formation Page for more interesting articles.
Current Events and Announcements
On Consecrated life: On Thursday, November 26, there will be a few sisters present at Plato’s Cave to give their vocation(al) stories beginning at 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Global Climate March, Nov 29, 1pm. Pope Francis is urging us to mobilize to protect our common home, Mother Earth, so let’s make sure Catholics are on the forefront of this global action for climate justice. We show solidarity by joining Development and Peace and other reli-gious and civic groups in the Global Climate March at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 1pm, the eve of the Paris Global Climate Summit.
Volunteers Needed to accompany parishioners in wheelchairs. Purdy Pavilion is a long term care residence within the UBC Hospital system. We are looking for volunteers to assist Purdy residents who wish to attend Sunday Mass at St. Marks. Read more here…
Do you want to develop an intimate relationship with a God who loves you and desires the best for you? Check out a new series of Ignatian Spirituality Retreats, directed by Catherine Kelly.
Hospitality volunteers needed!! We are looking for hospitality volunteers to assist in welcoming & feeding our community after all of the masses (9:30am, 11:00am, and 7:00pm). If you are interested, please introduce yourself to hospitality ministers serving coffee after Mass.
Knights of Columbus meet every first Monday of the month in the Community room, above the Kitchen in St, Mark’s College at 7 pm. Interested men welcome at 7:15 pm.
Jesuit 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.