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. Some general orientation information can be found here.
“Knowing Who We Are” – Bishop Barron comments the profound passage from 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 as a passage that summarizes the entirety of Christianity. St. Paul’s powerful conversion experience led to his conformity of his entire self to a life in Christ. Let us reflect on how Christ is calling all of us into a new way of thinking. Listen to his homily here.
Also, visit our Faith Formation Page for more interesting articles.
Take a few minutes out of your busy day to read the reflections on this page. Each day bring a new perspective and a different verse from Scripture.
Current Events and Announcements
Events for January 2017:
Jan 4, 2017 (Wednesday): First UBC Campus Ministry mass 12:10pm in St. Mark’s Chapel.
Jan 6, 2017: (Friday): First Friday (of the semester) mass and Chili lunch. Mass at 12:10pm and Chili lunch in Plato’s cave afterwards.
Jan 8, 2017: (Sunday) : 7pm Mass begins.
Jan 10, and 24th (Tuesday), 2017: Science and Faith Reflection Group meetings at 7:30pm in St. Mark’s Chapel
with Fr. Rob Allore, SJ.
Jan 17, 2017: Bible Study begins with Fr. Bill Wilson, SJ, 7:00pm.
Newman Association Winter Lecture Series 2017: Mysteries: Sacramental Thought and Practice in the Eastern Churches
Rev. Richard Soo, SJ
Saturday, January 21st, 10am-11:30am
Room 101, St. Mark’s College (UBC Campus)
The Mysteries – Sacraments, as the Western Churches call it – remain the pillars of the Christian life that spring from the eternal union of Christ and his Church. Come and learn about the foundational theology and practice of the Eastern Churches with regards to the Holy Mysteries and see how we can appreciate the traditions of the East in their sacramental practice. Read more about the event here…
Ecumenical Worship Service – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017: “Reconciliation – the Love of Christ Compels us”. This year’s Ecumenical worship service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7pm at St. Mark’s Chapel, with a message from Dr. Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, Regent College. This meeting is part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25) and an initiative of the World Council of Churches.
Encountering Jesus Incarnate in Our Volunteer Ministries. Free Retreat for Parish Volunteers, Sat. Jan 28, 8:30am-4pm. . St. Mark’s Parish welcomes Fr. Joseph Carver, S.J. to guide our retreat in gratitude for the service of our parish volunteers. The day includes time for quiet reflection, socializing and community building. Coffee and registration at 8:30am, retreat starts by 9am. Cost is FREE for PARISH VOLUNTEERS. Suggested donation for others is $60, students $25. Fee includes lunch, snacks and prayer materials. Donations will offset Fr. Carver’s travel costs. RSVP by Wed Jan 25 to Rowena so that we have a headcount for food preparation.
University Mass: Saturday, Feb 4, 2017, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, in partnership with the Community of St. Mark’s College, cordially invite the University and College communities to the University Students’ Mass. Confessional are available at 6:30pm. Reception will follow in the Holy Rosary Hall after Mass.
Social Justice Activities and Announcements
Please refer to our page…
Ongoing Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Bible Study with Fr. Bill Wilson, SJ, will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (except for Jan 3, 2017) at 7:00pm in the Chapel. The next meeting will be on Jan 17, 2017.
RCIA (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.
Science and Faith Reflection Group. Our next meetings January will take place on Jan 10th and 24th, 2017 at 7:30pm in St. Mark’s Parish chapel. Click here for more details on the topics for discussion.
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.