Lenten Fast


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…


Monkey“Do Monkeys Go to Heaven? Finding God in all Creation Scientist: Fr. John McCarthy, S.J., guides us on a reflection on the breathtaking wonder and beauty of God’s presence in creation. Friday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, St. Mark’s Parish. Read more here…

BallThe Newman Ball of 2014: Sat, Nov 15, 2014, 7 pm (Doors open at 6:00 PM) at SUB Ballroom. Read more here… .
Iconography in the Christian Tradition – Nov 20, 2014: 5pm Join the Newman Club as we host professional iconographer Steve Knight from Epiphany Sacred Arts guild as he teaches us the amazing and sacred art of Iconography. Read more about it 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 .

  • francis-b-450x320

    Archbishop Kurtz comments on Synod on the Family

    Posted On: Oct.21.2014

    Archbishop Kurtz comments on Extraordinary Synod on...

    Read More
  • cross2_icon

    Daily Reflection

    Posted On: Oct.03.2014

    Daily Reflection (From Sacred Space) Read the daily...

    Read More
  • Hands_Folded_in_prayer

    Prayer and Meditation

    Posted On: Jul.01.2014

    The Daily Examen The Daily Examen is a technique of...

    Read More