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

Christ BaptismPope Francis’ Lenten message: I post this article because Pope Francis’ message of love towards our neighbor is reflected in his own actions towards the people in his own community. I hope that someday I can learn to spread the love of Christ in this amazing way too. Read his article here…
Also, visit our Faith Formation Page for more interesting articles.

Upcoming Events

Christ BaptismPope Francis has announced an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for October 2015, with theme: “The vocation and mission of the family in the church and the modern world”. All congregation members, schools and ministries are invited to respond to a survey: http://rcav.org/synod-bishops-family-2015/. The deadline for responses is February 27, 2015. Please respond as soon as possible.
Praying with St. Ignatius of Loyola – A Contemplative in Action. Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div introduces the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, including the Prayer of Awareness (the Examen) and explores 12 practices of contemplatives in action. This retreat offers participants ways of growing closer to Jesus during Lent. All are welcome. Time and place: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9am-5pm at St. Mark’s Parish.. View full ad here.


SamJoin Dr. Sam Rocha (assistant professor of philosophy of education at UBC) for three sessions exploring and introducing philosophy and education in the Catholic intellectual tradition on February 17, 24 and March 4, from 7 to 9 pm, at Immaculate Conception Parish. Cost is $65 and includes a copy of Dr. Rocha’s book, A Primer for Philosophy and Education. To register, email @stmarkscollege.ca or visit stmarkscollege.ca

Preparing for Easter – Preparing for Exams: A Mini-Retreat for Students. March 12, 2-4pm; St. Mark’s Chapel. This mini-retreat, led by Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div, offers students ways of recognizing God’s presence and love in their daily lives, and some much needed quiet time for prayer and reflection. This is a free retreat – all are welcome. View more information here: March 12 retreat poster 2-20-15 edit 6


DiplomaCertificate in Catholic Studies
Come and rediscover the rich tradition of the faith and understand its foundations in Scripture – towards witnessing of the faith in our Christian community. Read more here…
RCIA. For those exploring Catholicism and their Christian spiritual journey: We meet at 5pm on Wednesdays at Room 100 on ground floor of the College. If you are interested, please contact Annerose Sims at annerosemsims AT gmail.com.


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 Altar Servers and Sacristan needed for the 9:30 AM Mass.
The parish is in need of volunteers at the 9:30am Mass to serve as Altar Servers and/or Sacristans. Anyone willing to volunteer, please contact Felix Durity in person at Mass or by email: fdurity AT telus.net. Many thanks in advance.
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.




Christian Life Community (CLC).
Our Feb 2015 meeting dates will be on Thursdays Feb 5, 19. 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. The next meeting of our group will take place on Tuesday Feb 24 at 7:30pm in St. Mark’s Parish church. Read more about it here .

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