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Feb 2018

Christ BaptismAsh Wednesday 2018
Feb 14, 2018.   There will be two masses: 12:10pm and 7:00pm
 
 
 
 

CreedTGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s First Friday) – Mass and lunch ; Feb 2, 2018; Come and join us for prayer, food, fellowship, and hot chili!
– Mass will be at 12:10pm
– Lunch will be served in Plato’s Cave after mass;   See you there!!

 
At 5pm that afternoon, students are welcome to come for some free soup at St. Mark’s College, followed by many fun activities!
 
 

 

Jan 2018

(Jan 22, 2018): Boundless Thanks to Our/Your St. Mark’s Parish Community
Your Social Justice Committee thanks our small but so involved parish community for its repeated sustained generous support to so many appeals made to you, the parishioners. Read on…

 
 
 

7Public Lecture: Of Two Minds: Neuroscience & Faith. UBC Graduate and Faculty Christian Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by Bill Newsome (Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine). Neuroscience aims to explain all human behaviour by studying the biology of the brain. Our knowledge in this study cannot, however, replace the need for our faith and beliefs. Rather, they complement each other. For more information on this lecture, click here…

 
 

7University Mass –Feb. 3, 2018. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, cordially invites university and college communities to the University Mass. All students, faculty, and staff with their families from public and private post-secondary institutions are invited to this annual Mass on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Confessions available at 6:30pm. Archbishop Miller will greet everyone at the reception following the Mass. For more info: visit rcav.org/universitymass

 

7Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil. Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Feb. 3. Mass is at 9am at Blessed Sacrament, Vancouver, followed by the Rosary at B.C. Women’s Hospital.

 
 
 

7Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius of Loyola. . Inviting young men ages 18-35 on Sunday, Jan 28, 4-6pm at St. Monica’s Parish, Richmond. Spend a Sunday afternoon with Jesuit Father John O’Brien to learn more about the Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Nourish your spirit and hear more clearly what God’s will for your life is. Event is FREE but RSVP is required. Please email: Fr. John O’Brien, SJ at canvocpro @ jesuits.org. We will be dining out after the meeting.
 
 
 

7Ecumenical Worship Service 2018 (took place on Jan 18, 2018; 7:00pm, St. Mark’s Chapel). Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to facilitate this evening of prayer. The sermon was delivered by Darrell Johnson, Preacher, Pastor, former Professor at Regent College. You can listen to his sermon here:

 

7The St. Francis Xavier relic currently touring Canada will be present at St. Mark’s Parish on Tuesday, January 23rd, 6pm-8pm. Fr. John O’Brien, SJ will lead us in a time of prayer and reflection. This event is a collaboration between Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) and the Jesuits in English Canada. All are invited to attend this unique event. Other occasions for the public veneration of the relic will take place on Wed, Jan. 24, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Vancouver (Mass with Archbishop Miller at 7pm) & Thurs, Jan. 25, at All Saints Church, Coquitlam.

 

7Volunteers Retreat Sat. Jan 27
Discovering the Sacrament of the Present Moment: Retreat is from 9 am – 4 pm, Sat. Jan. 27. Free for parish volunteers. Suggested donation for others: $60. Register with the parish office or Eventbrite by Jan. 24. For any dietary concern, please inform the parish. Fr. David McCallum, SJ will help us cultivate the inner peace that supports our discernment, reflective action, and even consolation. For more information, click here…

 
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7Ecumenical Worship Service 2018 (took place on Jan 18, 2018; 7:00pm, St. Mark’s Chapel). Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to facilitate this evening of prayer. The sermon was deliver by Darrell Johnson, Preacher, Pastor, former Professor at Regent College. You can listen to his sermon here:

 

 
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IgnatiusWed, Jan 17th, 6pm. Development and Peace presents: Living Laudato Si’ 2.0On Care for our Common Home. featuring guest presenter, Fr. Robert Allore. Location: Plato’s cave. Click here for more information.
 
 
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7Epiphany Party!. Join us for Christmas and Epiphany Prayers, a lovely dinner – with the Epiphany Cake, and good company! Thursday, January 11, 5:30pm at St. Mark’s College (UBC Campus). Hosted by the Newman Association of Vancouver. Admission is FREE – food to share is welcome! See you there!
 
 
 

CreedTGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s First Friday) – Mass and lunch ; Jan 5, 2018; Come and join us for prayer, food, fellowship, and hot chili!
– Mass will be at 12:10pm
– Lunch will be served in Plato’s Cave after mass;   See you there!!

 
At 5pm that afternoon, students are welcome to come for some free soup at St. Mark’s College, followed by many fun activities!
 
 

7GIFTS OF THE LITTLE MAGI. When we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 we would like to encourage the young ones to bring a gift for baby Jesus and present this during the Offertory. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to wrap a gift for baby Jesus and give Him homage like the Magi. An item of baby clothing or toiletries like baby wipes and diapers would be most appreciated. The presents gathered will be given to BirthRight Vancouver in support of their ministry to women and their infants. Jesus thanks you! Please email Julie Ranada (jlranada AT gmail.com) if you have questions.
 
 

 7Jan 7, 2018: 7pm mass resumes
 
 
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Happy New Year – All the best in 2018!

Thank you to St. Marks Parish from the People of St. Marks Parish!. Christmas this year at St. Mark’s was a truly wonderful experience of welcoming Jesus and his family into the midst our parish family. The Christmas Party on December 3rd brought us together to cook, to serve, to dine and to celebrate. Bellies and souls were filled and student energies were renewed for exams and final papers.
 
Christmas gatherings included a joyful Children’s liturgy and ‘Midnight Mass’ at 11:00pm on Dec. 24. Celebrations through Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the Feast of the Holy Family (Dec.31) and Mary the Mother of God (Jan.1) were all joyful experiences. Our liturgies, the music & the food & fellowship in Plato’s Cave added greatly to the graces of the Christmas season. Thank you to everyone. Blessings and best wishes for 2018.

 

Dec 2017

Christmas Liturgy Schedule 2017

 
Sunday Dec 24, 2017: 9:30am and 11:30am (regular Sunday)
 
Christmas eve (Dec 24, 2017)
  5:00pm: Children’s Christmas Liturgy
  10:30pm: Christmas carol singing; 11:00pm evening Liturgy
 
Christmas day (Dec 25, 2017)
  One mass at 11:00am
 
Sunday Dec 31, 2017: 9:30am and 11:30am (regular Sunday)
 
New Year’s Day (Jan 1, 2018)
  One mass at 11:00am
 
 

 
foodArchbishop’s Annual Mass for Life. May we defend it and promote it from conception to its natural end. Join us as we celebrate life on Thursday, Dec. 28, at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. Rosary begins at 11:30am and Mass is at 12:10pm. Reception to follow in the Cathedral Hall (donation of finger foods is appreciated). rcav.org/event/annual-mass-life-2017
 
 
 

CreedHappy 50th Anniversary, St. Mark’s Parish – December 3, 2017 . St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish was established in 1967 by Archbishop Johnson with Fr. Albert Zsigmond as the founding pastor. St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, known today as St. Mark’s Parish, has pastoral responsibility for UBC, the University Endowment Lands west of Blanca Avenue and as far south as 20th Avenue.
 
St. Ignatius – St. Mark’s Community wishes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our first Parish Mass on 3 December 1967.”
 
 
 
 
7Canadian Jesuits International — Christmas Appeal. On the four Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas, CJI is highlighting four important livelihood projects as follows:
  – Columbia: Livelihood support for internally displaced people;
   – India: Livelihood justice for marginalized communities
   – South Sudan: Livelihood assistance for civil war victims;
   – Syria: Livelihood essentials for internally displaced children.
For details, visit: http://www.canadianjesuitsinternational.ca/2017/11/29/2017-christmas-appealhttp://www.canadianjesuitsinternational.ca/2017/11/29/2017-christmas-appeal

 
 

 
foodThank you for all the fabulous Christmas dishes last Dec 3rd! It was a delight to see you all there, and we always have such great fun in our St. Mark’s Parish community and this party was no exception. Compliments go to all who cooked and served the food, and all who volunteered to help set-up and clean up! Dinner was delicious – we look forward to our next Parish gathering!
 
 

ReconciliationReconciliation service: . We held our Reconciliation service on Dec 7th, 2017. If you were unable to attend, there will be other opportunities to attend at other parishes. You can see the times and locations here:
http://rcav.org/advent-penitential-services/

 
 
 
 

IgnatiusChildren’s Christmas Liturgy – 5pm on Dec. 24, 2017;. Calling all children (and their parents) to participate in the Christmas Eve Children’s Mass for our Parish at 5pm on December 24. Click here for more details…
 
 
 
 
CreedChristmas Gifts for Residents at Purdy’s Extended-Care Facility. It is that time of year to extend some good cheer to residents living in Purdy Pavilion at UBC Hospital. A number of residents have no family members or visitors, no one to buy them a Christmas present. If you are interested to help with contributing gifts, click here for more information…

 
 
 
Jesuits LogoWhat’s Unique about Advent – a reflection by Bishop Barron. Advent is an unsettling time, because is it a misconception to thing that we can save ourselves, but rather, we need to ask for the one who can save us to come – we need to feel like captives in order to be free; Just like the word in the hymn: “O Come O Come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel”. Watch his reflection here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoT-sUyvw8g

 
 
 

 
7(Concluded Nov 26, 2017): Development and Peace (D&P) Fall 2017 Campaign – Women at the Heart of Peace. Pope Francis has said “Peace is the new word for Development”. All sociopolitical data clearly indicate that when women are involved at all levels of the peace processes, peace is more likely, is more enduring and less likely to relapse. As of June 2017, the Government of Canada has committed itself to support the work of women and their organizations in the critical task of peace-building.
 
To support the equal and much-needed role of women in their critical place in peace-building processes and to encourage real action upon the already-stated support of the Government of Canada, please go to this website to sign on.
 
 
 

foodThere will be a celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:10am (at the regular daily mass time) in the chapel. Come and join us for Mexican cuisine served in Plato’s cave after mass.
 
 
 
 

ReconciliationReconciliation service: Dec 7 (Thursday), 2017; 7:00pm: Come for an evening of Taize music, and an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
 
 
 

 
 
7Canadian Jesuits International —“Tell Ten” Giving Tuesday 2017 “Tell Ten” is Canadian Jesuits International’s Giving Tuesday campaign for 2017. It is aimed at spreading the word about support for livelihoods with a focus on justice & human dignity. To learn more about CJI’s projects, Visit http://-www.canadianjesuitsinternational.ca/2017/09/07/giving-tuesday-tell-ten/. For more info about how you can “Tell Ten” as we approach Giving Tuesday on November 28, please contact Isabel at iperezdoherty AT jesuits.org or phone 1-800-448-2148. Join our campaign and “Tell Ten”: THANK YOU for your interest and support!

 
 
 

7Dec 9: Holy is God’s Name Advent Retreat (Vancouver). A prayerful invitation to the Advent season. Enter into the stories of the Annunciation, the Visitation and the Magnificat using scripture, poetry, art, music and imagination. Time for quiet prayer and faith sharing. Retreat includes coffee and light lunch.Registration information here…

 
 
 

CreedHappy 50th Anniversary, St. Mark’s Parish – December 3, 2017 . St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish was established in 1967 by Archbishop Johnson with Fr. Albert Zsigmond as the founding pastor. St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, known today as St. Mark’s
Parish, has pastoral responsibility for UBC, the University Endowment Lands west of Blanca Avenue and as far south as 20th Avenue.
 
St. Ignatius – St. Mark’s Community wishes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our first Parish Mass on 3 December 1967.”
 
 

7Dec 3: Parish Christmas Party: Our Parish is arranging a Christmas Party on December 3, Sunday at 4:30pm. The Parish is providing the turkey & a cake for dessert. Please consider bringing casseroles, hot veggie dishes, salads & fruit to supplement the turkey.
 
We also need volunteers to assist with set up & clean up. If you can help, please contact Suzanne Barois by email at ssbarois AT yahoo.com or at (604) 263-6026. Set-up starts at 2:30pm, Dec. 3. This celebration is a green event so please bring your own dishes & cutlery.

 
 

 
Dec 2; The Newman Ball 2017. The Newman Club of UBC and the Newman Association of Vancouver cordially invite you to our annual Ball on Dec. 2, 2017 starting at 6pm at the Rosary Hall at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Enjoy delicious food, elegant dancing, and great company! To purchase tickets, e-mail (newmanassociationvancouver AT gmail.com), go to this link, or contact us through our Facebook page. Tickets will also be available for sale at St. Mark’s Parish on Nov. 19 at the 7:00 pm Mass, and possibly at the 7:00 pm Mass on Nov. 26 (depending on ticket sales at that point).

 

Youth Ministry Sunday is Dec. 3. This archdiocesan collection assist the Ministries and Outreach Office in providing formation, training, and support for youth ministry. Youth ministry in our archdiocese continues to grow as evidenced by the number of parishes with youth ministry programming and the number of participants at diocesan events and training opportunities. Parishes with active youth ministry programming will receive a rebate from this collection. Please be generous in supporting the youth of our parish and archdiocese. For more resources, visit rcav.org/ym-sunday.
 
 
 

CreedTGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s First Friday) – Mass and lunch ; Dec 1, 2017; Come and join us for prayer, food, fellowship, and hot chili!
– Mass will be at 12:10pm
– Join us for lunch in Plato’s Cave after mass (12:45pm). The Corpus Christi Students will be also be holding a coffee house/student performance during that time – we will eat lunch together!

 
At 5pm that afternoon, students are welcome to come for some free soup at St. Mark’s College, followed by many fun activities!