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.

 

Faith Formation

DesertStrengthen Marriages and Families – Priority and Goals of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
The world makes non-stop demands. Our culture works against Christian family life. In the spirit of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, we will invest in strengthening marriages and families as one of our Archdiocesan priorities and goals. Visit rcav.org/prioritiesandgoals to read more about each of our Priorities and Goals.
 
Also, visit our Faith Formation Page for more interesting articles.

 
 

Prayer

DesertTake 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.
 
 
 
 

Social Justice Activities and Announcements

 

7Refugee Family Sponsorship News (click here).
 
 
 
 

7Spiritual Care & Multifaith Services, UBC Hospitals – Extended Care Unit (Purdy Pavilion) – Volunteers Needed. If you enjoy interacting with older people and wish to assist them so they can participate in the Spiritual / Worship programs, please contact Audrey Wong at 604-822-7042 or by email at Audrey.Wong AT vch.ca

 
 

Current Events and Announcements

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 31

The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be celebrated on Sunday, July 31. To help our Jesuits celebrate this feast, the Parish in partnership with the Jesuit Alumnae Group will have a potluck picnic AFTER the 11:30 a.m. Mass. This will be a green event so if you can please bring your own dishes. The Parish is providing meat, cheese, buns and beverages (so don’t bring those). However, contributions of salads, fruit/veggie plates, desserts and other luncheon dishes would be much appreciated.
 
We also need volunteers; please contact Janice Dulk at jmldulk AT telus.net or at (604) 732 – 6354. Volunteers will meet in Plato’s Cave immediately after the 9:30 a.m Mass on the day of the picnic.
 
 

IgnatiusAug. 22-23, 2016; “Come Away & Rest Awhile”: Sabbath-Keeping & Self-Care Retreat. Join Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div. for a two-day retreat on the essentiality of Sabbath keeping. For more information and to register, click here…

 
 
 

7Family Hike, Saturday July 9. The Parish, Family Hike on Saturday July 9 was a success, with good attendance. Even though the weather was wet at times, it was a fun time indeed!! Here is a photo of the group:
 
 
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PicnicParish Picnic 2016. The Parish’s Annual Picnic, held on June 19th was a big success – and the weather cleared up just in time! Have a look at some photos here…
 
 
 
 
 

ONGOING EVENTS/MEETINGS

 
IgnatiusSt. Mark’s Children’s ministry: Have a look at the weekly reflection here… .
 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! We are looking for parents & university students to assist in the organization of children’s liturgy activities at the Parish. Please contact Caroline Lindholm.
 
Meetings are weekly during the 9:30am Sunday Liturgy. Read more about the ministry here (scroll down to item #4).
 
 
 
 

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 meth-od of prayer and faith formation developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. For more information, please contact Catherine Kelly, M. Div.

 
 
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.