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April 2018

Archdiocesan Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood & Consecrated Life

Join Fr. Rodney Nootebos, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, along with other members of the faithful throughout the archdiocese, in a monthly Holy Hour of prayer, intensely focused on asking the “Lord of the Harvest to send forth labourers into the harvest.” The next one is Thursday, April 19 at St. Anthony of Padua, Vancouver, from 7 – 8pm.

 
 

March 2018

CreedTGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s First Friday) – Mass and lunch ; April 6, 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!!

 
 
 

IgnatiusTRIDUUM 2018 SCHEDULE
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Palm (Passion) Sunday: March 25, 2018: 9:30am, 11:30am, 7:00pm
Holy Thursday (March 29, 2018): 7:00pm mass
 
Good Friday (March 30 2018): 11:00am Stations of the Cross
  – 1:00pm Seven Last Words of Christ
  – 3:00pm: Service
 
Easter Vigil (March 31, 2018): 9:00pm mass
Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018): 9:30am AND 11:30am (NO 7:00pm mass)
 
IgnatiusEaster Egg Hunt; On Sunday April 1, the Easter Egg hunt will be at 10:40 am. There will be distinctive hunting zones for each age group: (a) 0-2 years; (b) 3-6 years and (c) 7 – 11 years old.
 
 
 
7Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil: Please pray for the following people who will be celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil: Carla Bonifaz, Diana Carrillo, Mboowa Drake, Raina Liu, Julia Niebles, Brian Sung & Ross Tuttle.
 
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Holy Land Collection on Good Friday. The Pontifical Collection for the Benefit of the Holy Places is on Good Friday, March 30, at all parishes! Today, as we know, living the Christian faith in the Middle East is not at all easy. Christians are often subjected to forms of oppression and discrimination.
 
Once again, from every part of the Church, expressions of solidarity come together effectively in the Good Friday Collection. Our parishes are called once a year on Good Friday to support Christians in the Holy Land. Please give generously as many Christians in the Holy Land depend on the collection for their lives. “Let us work for the good of all” (Galatians 6:10).
http://www.commissariat.ca/
 
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7Sat. March 3, The Way Lenten Retreat, 12 pm – 5 pm, St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver.
As we enter more deeply into the Lenten journey towards Easter, this afternoon retreat offers a guided preparatory reflection on how we find ourselves at this stage. Our reflection will incorporate images of pilgrimage before viewing the film The Way with Martin Sheen, followed by individual time for prayer, and small group faith sharing.
 
The day will begin with a simple lunch and conclude with a simple supper as opportunities for community building and socializing. All are welcome. Tickets $25-70. Student and early bird discounts available. Register on Eventbrite (link below) or at the parish office (604) 822-0261. Retreat at St. Mark’s Parish, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver.
 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-way-a-lenten-journey-retreat-tickets-42291221181
 

 

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ReconciliationLenten Liturgy and Lunch Series. Beginning on Wednesday, Feb 14th, and continuing every Wednesday during Lent (until March 28), all are invited to participate in the Lenten Liturgy and Lunch Series. Each event will begin with Mass, celebrated at 12:10pm, followed by lunch in Plato’s Cave Cafe with a (free) vegetarian soup, and discussion about contemporary issues – click here for a list of topics.
 
 
7Propitiation and the Meaning of Easter ; March 24, 11am at St. Mark’s College. Presentation by Dr. Dennis Danielson. Read more here…

 
 
ReconciliationLenten Liturgy and Lunch Series. Beginning on Wednesday, Feb 14th, and continuing every Wednesday during Lent (until March 28), all are invited to participate in the Lenten Liturgy and Lunch Series. Each event will begin with Mass, celebrated at 12:10pm, followed by lunch in Plato’s Cave Cafe with a (free) vegetarian soup, and discussion about contemporary issues – click here for a list of topics.
 
 
7Propitiation and the Meaning of Easter ; March 24, 11am at St. Mark’s College. Presentation by Dr. Dennis Danielson. Read more here…

 
 

7Wed, March 28; Chrism Mass. One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and the priests of the archdiocese on Wednesday, March 28, at 5pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.
 
 
7Wed, March 28; Chrism Mass. One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and the priests of the archdiocese on Wednesday, March 28, at 5pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.
 
 
 

IgnatiusArchdiocesan News: Visit of Cardinal Tagle
Archbishop Michael Miller is pleased to announce the visit to Vancouver on March 19 of Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines and President of Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church’s umbrella organization for our Development and Peace – whose Mission it is to assist our neediest brothers and sisters in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Cardinal Tagle will present an address on “Keeping Families in Faith” at 6pm, Monday March 19 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
 
Tickets are on sale from Friday February 16 at rcav.org/cardinal-tagle. This event is expected to be sold out so act quickly if you wish to attend. Cardinal Tagle has been colloquially tagged the “Asian Pope Francis” for his defence of the poor and needy. He enjoys the reputation of being an excellent speaker.
 

IgnatiusDevelopment and Peace Solidarity Sunday—MARCH 18. Next Sunday, March 18th is the Fifth Sunday of Lent – Solidarity Sunday, when we are called upon to pray, support in solidarity and donate generously “Together for Peace” to aid our needy sisters and brothers in the Global South as they struggle earnestly to find lasting peace through dialogue. Only Together is peace possible! Your kind and crucial donations may be made through the specific “Share Lent Envelope” in your weekly parish boxes; or by donating online at devp.org; or by your own cheque made to St. Mark’s Parish with a note on the Memo line : D&P Share Lent or by cash in an envelope with your name, address and the note “D&P” on the front of the envelope. Tax receipts will be available to donors. Thank you for your generosity.
 
 
 

ReconciliationLenten Reconciliation Service – Wednesday, March 14: 7:00pm; St. Marks Chapel. Come and join us for a quiet time of Lenten meditation and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The evening will begin at 7:00pm with the Liturgy of the Word, short prayers, and examination of conscience.
 
 
 

ReconciliationThe Children’s Liturgy would like to do a little service project as a part of Lent. They will put together sock packages containing socks and travel size toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc) for distribution to the city’s homeless population. Socks are especially important to people on the street as they spend most of their time on their feet where it is wet. Inexpensive socks will do since frequency of changing is more important. Please bring them to the March 4 and March 11 Masses. Many thanks in advance!
 
 
 
CreedTGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s First Friday) – Mass and lunch ; March 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!!

 
 
7Sat. March 3, The Way Lenten Retreat, 12 pm – 5 pm, St. Mark’s Parish, Vancouver. As we enter more deeply into the Lenten journey towards Easter, this afternoon retreat offers a guided preparatory reflection on how we find ourselves at this stage. Our reflection will incorporate images of pilgrimage before viewing the film The Way with Martin Sheen, followed by individual time for prayer, and small group faith sharing.
 
The day will begin with a simple lunch and conclude with a simple supper as opportunities for community building and socializing. All are welcome. Tickets $25-70. Student and early bird discounts available. Register on Eventbrite (link below) or at the parish office (604) 822-0261. Retreat at St. Mark’s Parish, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver.
 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-way-a-lenten-journey-retreat-tickets-42291221181

 
 

Feb 2018

7Food for the Soul: Lenten Student Retreat, Sat. February 17, 9 am – 12 pm, St Mark’s Parish. Lenten retreat for students at UBC and affiliated schools. Feed your mind, body and soul. The retreat offers an opportunity for prayer, quiet reflection on student life and preparation for Lent as well as conversation and community building with other students. Coffee at 9:00 am, retreat from 9:30 -12 pm. Simple lunch following. All students are welcome. Retreat is free. Registration requested on Eventbrite:
 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-for-the-soul-lenten-student-retreat-tickets-42247473330

 
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Ignatius2018 Development and Peace Caritas Canada Share Lent Workshop. 2018 Theme: This Lenten Season Let us be Peace Builders … together!
 
  Date: Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
  Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  Place: St. Patrick’s Parish, 2881, Main St., Vancouver

 
Free. Refreshment served. All are welcome. Bring a friend! For more information: Contact Pinky : 604-612-9677 or pinky.devpeace AT gmail.com. The event information can also be found on archdiocesan page.
 
  “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict: yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation; yes to sincerity and no to duplicity. All of this takes courage, it takes strength and tenacity.“   – Pope Francis, Invocation for Peace, June 8, 2014.

 
For more information on Development and Peace, Caritas Canada, please log onto our website: www.devp.org

 
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7Food for the Soul: Lenten Student Retreat, Sat. February 17, 9 am – 12 pm, St Mark’s Parish. Lenten retreat for students at UBC and affiliated schools. Feed your mind, body and soul. The retreat offers an opportunity for prayer, quiet reflection on student life and preparation for Lent as well as conversation and community building with other students. Coffee at 9:00 am, retreat from 9:30 -12 pm. Simple lunch following. All students are welcome. Retreat is free. Registration requested on Eventbrite:
 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-for-the-soul-lenten-student-retreat-tickets-42247473330

 
 
 

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. An incomplete list includes:
 
  Development and Peace 2017 Share Lent envelope donations: $10,136.00! The most generous contribution by size of parish!
 
  Development and Peace: “Peace be with Her” write-in Campaign: over 100 signed Action Cards
 
  Bountiful Ongoing Support of the “Door is Open’’ Catholic charity, providing food and clothing to our neediest
 
  Downtown East-side fellow-citizens
 
  Overflowing gifts to Birthright International, Vancouver chapter which provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.
 
  Christmas Gifts to the loneliest shut-in residents at UBC Geriatric Purdy Pavilion Custodial Care
 
  The Zimbabwe Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa, working in Mutare, Zimbabwe to support, protect & educate where the need calls.
 
  The Archdiocesan Project Advance Projects
 
  Support to the Prison Ministry
 
  The generous sponsorship of a Syrian Refugee Family
 
For these and the numerous other unwittingly un-named other efforts,
May God abundantly bless you, this very caring community!

 
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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!