Email Bulletin for March 15, 2024


Next week is the 2nd week of Spring break for the School so morning Masses will be at 9:00 am from Monday March 18 to Friday March 22.


If you are looking for something to help you or your family live your faith, the CWL is selling religious articles at the back of the Church this weekend after the 5:00 pm Mass this Saturday and after the 8:00 am,10:00 am & 12:00 Noon Masses on Sunday.  We accept cheque or cash for payment.


Please join us on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm in the Church for our Lent Penitential Service.  There will be 6 priests available to hear your confessions. If you cannot come to our Penitential Service, there are services throughout the Archdiocese.  For information on confession times at other parishes


The Stations of the Cross will be at 7:00 pm every Friday during Lent. There will be no confessions on Friday evenings. 

DIVINE MERCY MASS Friday, March 22, 2024 7:30 pm

Our Divine Mercy Mass on Friday March 22, 2024 at 7:30 pm will be celebrated by Padre Martin Scott, of the Servants of Divine Mercy, Diocese of Chosica, Peru, and is presented by Mediatrix Conferences. Holy Mass will be followed by Divine Mercy Prayers and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Father Martin will give his Mission talk.  Please come to meet and hear Fr. Martin speak.

For more information:  Ethelyn 604-889-3842 or


The Little white Books for Easter are available for sale at the back of the Church for $3.00 each.  Please place the money in the designated box.


There will be overnight adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Holy Thursday Mass from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am.  Please sign up in the back of the church after Masses this weekend.


If you wish to donate lilies to decorate our church for Easter, please bring them to the Parish office from Monday, March 25th to Thursday, March 28th.  We also accept cash donations for flowers.


Holy Thursday Mass March 28th at 7:30 pm

Good Friday Stations of the Cross 10:00 am

Good Friday Mass March 29th at 3:00 pm

Holy Saturday March 30th – Blessing of the Festive Foods at 11:00 am

Holy Saturday March 30th – Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday March 31st – Masses 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 1200 pm, (there is no 5:00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday)


Altar servers who would like to serve during Holy Week must sign-up for the day(s) he/she is planning to serve.  Altar servers can sign-up for one, two, or all three days.  Once signed-up, he/she must attend the meeting(s) on the day(s) he/she has signed-up for (Holy Thu/Good Fri/Holy Sat). Each celebration is served differently from the other two.  Please note that if an altar server is sensitive to incense, it will be used on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday. Meetings are held on the following days:

– Mar 28, Holy Thursday – 6:00 pm 

– Mar 29, Good Friday – 11:00 am 

– Mar 30, Holy Saturday – 11:30 am 

For more information please phone or text Dillon Fong (604-561-6918).


A reminder to parishioners who are sensitive to incense, please be aware that it will be used on Holy Thursday (Mar 28) & Holy Saturday (Mar 30). It is recommended that you sit by the window or towards the back of the church.


Thank you for all of your support for the 40 Days for Life, Lenten Campaign. We are into the second half and going strong. Please keep your prayers and participation coming. 

If you have not had a chance to join in or are looking for more opportunities, here are some ways you can participate:

Every evening at 8 pm up to and including March 24th, which is Palm Sunday, you can gather with us on zoom, through  on BEHOLD for the Nightly Rosary. All you need to participate is internet access and a device.

We are also excited to invite you to join us at the Closing Rally. Please mark your calendars. It will be held on March 24 (Palm Sunday) at 2pm, on Willow St. and 32nd Avenue.  Fr. Mark McGuckin, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish, will give remarks to encourage us in our Prayers for the life of the unborn and the vulnerable.  We will also pray a Rosary together. Please bring your Rosary. We are excited for another strong turnout. 


Hop on Over! We invite all young children to the Easter Egg Hunt on the parish lawn. In case of rain it will take place in the school gym. 

Any youth ages 12+ who would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Priscilla @ 778-688-7401.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Please support our Holy Cross Elementary School Grade 7 Grad Fundraiser by purchasing your Easter chocolates from Purdys!

Order directly online and pay by credit card by clicking on the link below to support the Grade 7 Grad Fundraising campaign.

Once you’ve registered, navigate to the top right hand corner menu and find “shop online.”

The deadline for your order is March 18th and your Purdy’s chocolate order will be ready for pick up on March 28 atHoly Cross School – 12:00 Noon or In the Church foyer – 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 pm. (before 7:30 pm Holy Thursday Mass).

If you would like to help our Parish Youth Group by buying Easter eggs for their Easter egg hunt, you can buy a bag of Purdy’s chocolate mini eggs or chocolate bunnies as part of your Purdy’s order and it will be donated to the Youth Group to use in the Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Please select from item numbers: 24911 or 27933 or 24933 for youth group donations.  Please send an email to Laura at to let her know that a bag of chocolates in your Purdy’s order is for the Youth Ministry. Laura will give it directly to the youth group from your order.

Holy Cross ANNUAL Heavenly Wines Event:

Wine Selection Day is Sat and Sun April 6 & 7 before and after all Masses.

Wine Drop-off Day is Sat and Sun April 13 & 14 before and after all Masses.

MASS INTENTIONS for Mon March 18 to Sunday March 24, 2024 (Requested by)

Mon.     9:00 am            +Giuseppe Guttadauro (Giuseppina)

Tues.   9:00 am            +Maria Dolores Ataat (Family)

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

Thurs   9:00 am            +Conrado Ilagan (Family)

Fri.       9:00 am            +Flora Calori (Family)

Fri        7:30 pm            +John Morris (Lanny & Danny)

                                    +Dolores Nopre (Albina Halfar)

                                    +Giuseppe Mancini (Wife)

                                    +Adolfo Ortiz, Junior (Family)

                                    +Corazon Avelino & Martina Andrea Lu (Teresa)

                                    +Henry Chung (Rosary Group)

                                    +Aruna Pothakamuri (Mike & Germaine)

                                    ++Lani & Seng Shi (Mike & Germaine)

                                    ++Eladio & Victoria Chatto (Diva)

                                    ++All Souls in Purgatory (Constanza Mancini)

                                    Spl. Int.Cecilia Wan and Joachim, Catherine, Angela & Monica Chen (Agnes)

                                    Spl. Int. for Everyone attending & helping at Alpha for Men

Sat.      9:00 am            +Angela Catania

Sat       5:00 pm            +Henry Chung (Cruz Family)

                                    ++Pius & Maria Cheung (Family)

                                    ++++++Cosimo & Carmela Peronace, Rosalba Gasparre,

                                                Nicola & Caterina Tassone and Elisabeta Arcadi  

Sun.     8:00 am            ++++++John, Stephen, Frances, Maureen, Wallace & Helen Morris (Diva)

                                    Spl.Int. Dawson & Mary Fong (Diva)

                                    Spl. Int. Bozena Szucs (Barbara Van Heiningen)

                                    Spl Int. Nancy Yamauchi (Diva)

Sun.     10:00am           +Giovanna Ferranate (Giuseppina G.)

                                    +Henry Chung ((Don and May Chan)

                                    +Adele Dickie (Mike and Nicole Pek)

                                    ++Dec’d Members of Trentlance Family (Maddalena Ricci & Family)

                                    +Lucia Pietrantonio (Tina Gianelli)

                                    Spl. Int. Fr. Chris (Diva)

Sun.     12:00 Noon       +Stephen Morris (Diva)

                                    +Carmela Luongo (Family)

                                    +John Morris (Barbara Van Heiningen)

                                    +Henry Chung (Parishioner)     

Sun      5:00 pm            Spl. Int. Krys & Robert (Giuseppina G.)

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