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.
Happy Easter, Halleluiah
Thank you From the Parish to the Parish, we extend a big thank you to all who gathered to pray and celebrate during the days of our sacred Triduum. Special mention goes to all who worked to arrange flowers and pictures, to all who sang and played their hearts out. Thanks to those who proclaimed God’s Word, guided us on the way of the cross and presented the cross to us for veneration.
Thanks to those who planned and laboured to bring the children into our celebrations. Thank you to the young and the young at heart who prepared and served at our liturgies, to those who carried the water and those who washed feet. Thank you to those who baked and served on our hospitality teams and to others who stayed late or arrived early to wash and sweep and vacuum the chapel and Plato’s Cave. Christ has risen, he has risen indeed and he walks among us.
Jesuits at UBC
The Meaning of Easter
Happy Easter to you! Bishop Barron reminds us how the cross and the resurrection goes against our idea of restoring power and order through fear and violence, but rather through love and peace.Listen here…
April 26, 3:30pm. Becoming a Mystic Karl Rahner, S.J. in effect has stated that the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will be nothing at all. To work at becoming a mystic, Fr. Bill Wilson’s group will be working through Rev. Michael Crosby’s book, Fruit of the Spirit, Pauline Mysticism for the Church at St. Marks’s Chapel on April 26 at 3:30pm. Mary Thompson has purchased some books which will be available for sale at the session. Fr. Bill Wilson is looking forward to seeing you there. All are welcome!
Current Events and Announcements
May 6, 2017: Dinner concert for PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network). You are cordially invited to a fundraising Dinner Concert for PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) with JOE TRIO, the classically trained violin-cello-piano threesome who had presented hundreds of concerts in North America.
The event will be at the Shaughnessy Golf Club, 5:00pm on May 6, Saturday. Contact ambrosematilda AT gmail.com for dinner and
concert tickets at $60 each (excluding donations). Tax receipts will be issued for donations.
Discount tuition for parishioners auditing courses!
Take a course at Corpus Christi College – here are few samples:
May-June: “Modern Catholic Social Teaching” Who is my neighbor? Examine personal, communal and environmental relationships in a Catholic context.
July-August: “Bard on the Beach” Experience Shakespeare and the joy of contemporary performance. Mon & Wed
July-August: “World Religions” Introduce yourself to major religions of the world, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Tues & Thurs. Email ecanlas AT corpuschristi.ca to register or visit www.corpuschristi.ca.
Ongoing Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Bible Study with Fr. Bill Wilson, SJ, will take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Chapel.
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. The meeting schedule for April 11 has been CANCELLED due to the busyness of the Easter Season. Click here for more details on the topics for discussion.
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.