Bulletin-2022

Update January 21, 2022

PROJECT ADVANCE 2021

Thank you for your generous response to Project Advance 2021!  We collected $103,673.  Since our archdiocesan goal was lowered for this year, $56,672 stays in our parish. As previously mentioned, this money will go towards:

  • Replacement of the boiler in the church ($30,000)
  • Renewing the subscription to formed.org for our parishioners ($2,000)
  • Rebuilding or seismic upgrade of our elementary school

FORMED.org

The Parish Council will be making a decision at their next meeting as to whether to renew our formed.org subscription. If you are using this website and would like the parish to continue our subscription, please email our parish office at parish.hcb@rcav.org.

SYNOD CARDS

The Holy Father has called a Synod in Rome in which we are invited to listen to one another and to grow as a parish, as a diocese, and as the Church around the world. The Synod will begin this year, and in support of this, at the back of the Church you will find the Synod cards. You are encouraged to take them home, as these cards give examples of different ways to encourage conversations about important issues in the Church today.  Hopefully, this will encourage us to listen better and to participate in authentic dialogue with one another. 

More information will be coming your way soon on how to make the Synod a real opportunity for growth in our parish and community.

The link to the Archdiocese website is https://rcav.org/synod

MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
January 24 to 30, 2022

Mon.     8:15 am            Spl. Int. Dominic Wong (Kit and Family)

Tues.    8:15 am            +Domenico Terragni (Family)

 Wed.   8:15 am            +Sergio Salvador (Family)

Thurs    8:15 am            Spl. Int. Keith Cheng (Don and May Chan)

Fri.       8:15 am            +Florence Fung Lun (Family)

Fri.       7:30 pm            +Lori Basso (Lina Boffo)

                                    ++Peter and Johnny (Lina Boffo)

Sat.      9:00 am            +Tommaso Giannelli (Family)

Sat       5:00 pm            +Emilio Bosa (Family)

                                    +Carlo Piovesan Senior (Family)

                                    +Rosemary Glavina (Dave and Dorothy)

                                    ++Norm and Helen Mar (Dave and Dorothy)

Sun.     8:00 am            Spl. Int. Personal Intentions (Parishioner)

Sun.     10:00am            +Romeo Carsola (Family)

                                    +Perica Buratovic (Anka Bratanic)

                                    +Eva Ceolin (Holy Cross CWL)

                                    +Edith Bardutz (Pavich Family0

                                    Spl. Int. Ross Greco (Carmine and Makiko)

Sun.     12:00 Noon       Spl. Int. Michael Vincent Lu (Teresa Avelino-Liu)

                                   +Giannina Biron (Artuso Family)

Sun.     5:00pm             +Rafal Lenka (Friend)

                                    +Leonides Parel (Perla)

                                    Spl. Int. Veronica So (Michelie)

                                   +Rosemary Glavina (Lanny and Danny)

                                   Spl. Int. Glavina Family (Lanny and Danny)

Update January 14, 2022

PRISON MINISTRY – Christmas Cards and 2022 CalendaR

Bob Buckham thanks all of you who donated Christmas cards and 2022 calendars for the Prison Ministry.  Bob said that Holy Cross Parish donates the most of any other parish and he wanted to thank us for our generosity.

FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Unfortunately, the Holy Cross Super Bowl Party scheduled for February 13, 2022 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.   Thank you for your support and understanding.

FATHER NORMAN BIRCH

We are saddened to let you know that Father Norman Birch died on January 9, 2022 at the age of 91 years after a month in hospital with fluid in his lungs.  Prayers will be held at Saint Paul’s Parish, Richmond on Tuesday January 18, 2022 and the Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday January 19, 2022 at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 10:00 am.  Father Norman was the Assistant Pastor to Father Tom Shields at Holy Cross from approx. 1972 to 1974 and was also the Chaplain for Simon Fraser University during that time.  Please pray for Father Norman and all the other priests who have served Holy Cross Parish over the years.

2ND COLLECTION THIS SUNDAY

The 2nd collection this Sunday is for the Salvatorian Seminary.  The Salvatorian Fathers, including Father Chris and Father Tomasz, have been serving Holy Cross Parish since 1991.  Please support this collection for the formation of new priests from this religious order.

BELL BURNABY 2022 CALENDARS

Although we are already in 2022, we just received the 2022 Bell Burnaby calendars in both Italian and English.  You can pick them up at the back of the Church.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY (JANUARY 18-25)

During this week of Christian Unity, let us continue to pray to bring our Christian community closer to the heart of Christ in his “unity” prayer to the Father in John 17:20-21.

Two in-person prayer services co-led by Archbishop Miller will be live-streamed:

Jan 19, Wed, 3:30pm at John Paul II Pastoral centre (primarily for internal staff) www.rcav.org/wpcu2022

Jan 20, Thu, 7pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral (open to the public) www.holyrosarycathedral.org

CWL

Thank you to all CWL members who have paid their 2022 membership dues.  It is not too late to pay your $35.00 membership – you can drop it off at the Parish office or leave it in the collection basket at the front of the Church.  Please make sure that you mark the envelope (“CWL membership”).

LISTENING TO INDIGENOUS VOICES  

A dialogue guide on Justice and Right Relationships by Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice. “…what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). You are invited to join us in the journey towards awareness of the voices from the indigenous people starting Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7pm for 12 Mondays (ending on Easter Monday, April 18, 2022).  These sessions will be held on Zoom following the recommendation for online meetings by the Archdiocese.  Changing to in-person meeting will be considered in the future when the recommendation is lifted. The cost to participate is $21 for the book; you also have an option to order online on your own. This journey towards awareness will culminate on April 24, 2022 – the Sunday of Divine Mercy, our hope of all brokenness. Contact Lanny Hui @ 778-999-7097 or email lanny.hui@gmail.com for further inquiries and registration.  

MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
January 17 to 23, 2022

Mon.     8:15 am            Spl. Int. Jessie Chen (Yam Family)

Tues.    8:15 am            +Mary Sie (Lanny)

 Wed.   8:15 am            Spl. Int. Angeline Han (Don and May Chan)

Thurs    8:15 am            +Fernando Di Cesare (Family)

Thurs    9:15 am            +Loreto Malsegna (Charlaine Francis) (School Mass)

 Fri.      8:15 am            +John Van Essen (Family)

Fri.       7:30 pm            +Lionel Lawrence (Lanny and Danny)

                                    Spl. Int. Natalie Schneider (Regina M.)

                                    Spl. Int. Teresita Dechavez (Family)

                                    Spl. Int. Aili and John Morris (Family)

                                    Spl. Int. For Family Unity and Healing (Parishioner)

Sat.      9:00 am            Parishioners

Sat       5:00 pm            +Nguyen Van Chi (Dave and Dorothy Demare

                                    +Loreto Malsegna (Bondi Family)

Sun.     8:00 am            +Joe Yamauchi (Family)

                                    +Saverio De Bonis (Wife and Family)

                                    +Jack Cusinato (Pettenon Family)

                                    Spl. Int. Bell and Iorio Families (Family)

Sun.     10:00am            +Elpidio Carsola (Family)

                                    ++Deceased Members of Vidosevic Family (Bratanic Family)

                                    +Adela Porco (Giuseppe Porco and Family)

                                    +Elizabeta Nelly Fong (David & Rosanna Fong and Family)

Sun.     12:00 Noon      

Sun.     5:00pm             +Carmelina Cusano (Luciana Batista)

                                    Spl. Int. Krys Bondi (Lanny and Danny)

Update January 7, 2022

SHARE CHRISTMAS 

This coming Sunday, we are liturgically ending the Christmas season with the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord.  During this period, we not only celebrated the joyful birth of Jesus and events following this, but also tried to show and share the love He brought into the world with others.  An example of this was our Share Christmas donation of $10,415.17 to The Missionaries of Charity. These funds will support their mission of serving the needy in the East Downtown area.  This was acknowledged by the Sisters with a beautiful card and letter thanking our parishioners for their generosity and ongoing support.  

LISTENING TO INDIGENOUS VOICES  

A dialogue guide on Justice and Right Relationships by Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice. “…what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). You are invited to join us in the journey towards awareness of the voices from the indigenous people starting Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7pm for 12 Mondays (ending on Easter Monday, April 18, 2022).  These sessions will be held on Zoom following the recommendation for online meetings by the Archdiocese.  Changing to in-person meeting will be considered in the future when the recommendation is lifted. The cost to participate is $21 for the book; you also have an option to order online on your own. This journey towards awareness will culminate on April 24, 2022 – the Sunday of Divine Mercy, our hope of all brokenness. Contact Lanny Hui @ 778-999-7097 or email lanny.hui@gmail.com for further inquiries and registration.  

2022 ENVELOPES

Many of you have noticed that your 2022 envelope number has changed.  If you had a 2021 envelope number of 672 and higher, your 2022 envelope number is a lower number.  This is because more parishioners are donating online and do not want paper envelopes.  By moving many envelope numbers up, this means that we need to order fewer envelope boxes and save the costs and the paper.  Of course, if you wish to have a 2022 envelope box, please contact the Parish office and we will gladly give you one. 

Given all the changes in envelope numbers, please do not use your 2021 envelopes.  Please write your name and address on your envelopes for the first few weeks of 2022 so that we can make sure we have the correct information.  Even if you do not have an envelope number, your donations will be tracked under your name and you will receive a tax receipt.

MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
January 10 to 16, 2022

Mon.     8:15 am            Parishioners

Tues.    8:15 am            +Flora Calori (Emma Van Essen)

 Wed.   8:15 am            +Gaetano Giuffre (Eva R.)

Thurs    8:15 am            Parishioners

 Fri.      8:15 am            +Teresa Lo K Lam (May and Don Chan)

Fri.       7:30 pm            Spl. Int. Teresa Kowalczyk (Cousin)

Sat.      9:00 am            +Adriano Van Essen (Family)

Sat       5:00 pm            ++Lourdes and Silvester Lobo (Joseph and Edna Iorio)

                                    ++Eva Ceolin and Paul DeBei (Family)

                                    +Robert Anderson (Keitha McLaughlin)

Sun.     8:00 am            +Lina Zanatta (Giovinazzo Family)

                                    ++Deceased Members of Peretto Family (Family)

Sun.     10:00am            +Carmela Bavaro (Family)

                                    +Matilde Carsola (Family)

                                    +Nadine Benquet (Giuseppina G.)

                                    ++Deceased Members of Bratanic Family (Anka Bratanic)

Sun.     12:00 Noon       ++Antonietta and Giuseppe De Mare (Daughter Laura)

                                    +Loreto Malsegna (Andrea and Peter B.)

                                    +Angelo Pettenon (Nilde Dalla Zanna and Family)

                                    +Jack Cusinato (Lina Piovesan and Family)

Sun.     5:00pm             +Rafal Lenka (Friend)

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