Email Bulletin for May 12, 2023
DIVINE MERCY MASS TONIGHT IS CANCELLED
Divine Mercy Mass tonight is cancelled due to the Golf Tournament fundraiser.
2ND COLLECTION POPE’S PASTORAL WORKS
The 2nd collection this Sunday supports the Holy Father in administering the Holy See and serving the Universal Church.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – BABY SHOWER
Until May 21, 2023, the Knights will be collecting diapers and baby formula for a “baby shower” for Ryan’s Rainbow. Please drop off these items in the church foyer.
On Sunday, May 14, please join our monthly ‘Coffee Sunday’ after all morning Masses (8am, 10am, 12pm) right outside the door. We have various baked goods donated by Cobs on Kensington and Valley Bakery as well as some homemade items by parishioners.
THE LORD IS CALLING YOU:
COME AND EXPERIENCE THE NEW EVANGELIZATION!
The catechists of the Neocatechumenal Way invite you to rediscover the joy of believing. Come and listen on Mondays and Thursdays from April 24th to June 11th, 2023. All are welcome, youth as well as adults. Free babysitting will be provided on site as needed. For information please call Michael Zarbl at (604) 319-9765.
OVERNIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Come and participate in our 12-hour Eucharistic Adoration on May 19-20, from 9:00 pm, ending at 9:00 am, before morning mass. Following the Divine Mercy service, we will sing a few worship hymns and will start the actual Adoration at 9:00 pm.
We encourage everyone to participate in whatever way you can, whether that’s a holy hour, or a holy 15 minutes, come and spend some time with Jesus.
If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Demare at
HOLY LAND RELIGIOUS ARTICLES
On the weekend of May 20/21, 2023, religious olive wood carvings from the Holy Land will be displayed at our Parish. These articles are hand crafted by the Christians of the Holy land who are seeking your support today to assist them in staying rooted in the land of Christ. 70 years ago, the Christian population was 20 % of the whole population, now they are only 1.0%.
It is also a way of preserving a local cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost as a more Christians feel pressured to leave their homeland for economic and political reasons. These religious articles can be used as gifts for first communions, Christmas and other occasions. In addition, some of these articles can be used as a means of praying and providing comfort, strength, and even hope for people who are suffering.
Please note that that ONLY CASH, E-TRANSFER, OR CHEQUES ARE accepted as payment at this time.
Thanks again for your support, and God Bless. Holy Land Group
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP)
PREP Registration for 2023-2024 will start on Monday April 24 and the “Early Bird” rate ends on June 2nd. Please let your family and friends know that PREP at Holy Cross starts at Level 1 (Level 1 students are those students in Grade 1 in September 2023).
EMAIL FRAUD WARNING
The Archdiocese has received multiple reports from parishioners and priests who have fallen victim to a recent Internet phishing scam. Imposters, posing as priests and using email addresses that are similar to those of our priests, have been emailing people asking for personal donations, gift cards, and other forms of financial assistance.
Never respond to emails requesting Google Play cards, iTunes cards, or any other form of personal financial assistance, even if it appears to be from a priest, deacon, religious, parish staff or bishop. If you have any doubt, please contact the sender by other means to verify any requests.
MASS INTENTIONS for next week – May 15 to 21, 2023: (requested by):
Mon. 8:15 am Sp.Int. Maria Myung & Family (Cecilia)
Tues. 8:15 am Parishioners
Wed. 8:15 am +Angelo De Fazio (Mary and Family)
Thurs 8:15 am Sp. Int. Don Ly (Family)
Fri. 8:15 am Parishioners
Fri 7:30 pm +Tony Kanjer (Lanny and Danny)
+Hyacinth Yang (Lanny and Danny)
+Mauricio Olalo (Diva and John)
+Helen Morris (Diva and John)]
+Adolfo Ortiz Junior (Family)
Sp. Int. Marie and Allen (Family)
Sp. Int. May Chan (John & Diva)
Sat. 9:00 am +Chan May Wah (Family)
Sat 5:00 pm +Fr. Aloysius Lou (Joseph Nip)
+Rose Simone (Stan & Mirjana Hewitt)
+Angela Valente (Family)
Sun. 8:00 am +Frank Roset (Dave & Dorothy)
Sp. Int. Sarah Fong (Family)
SSun. 10:00am +Peter Yee (Philomena Yee)
+John Pavich (Zupan Family)
+Bogdan Zochowski (Maciejewski Family)
+Bernardina Liguori (Esposito Family)
+Domenico Ricci (Maddalena Ricci)
Sp. Int. Doris Lemoine (Don & Diane)
Sun. 12:00 Noon +Moises Pimentel (Family)
+Carlo De Renzio (Rosa)
+Eula Mascarenhas (Francis Family)
+Saverino Filippelli (Family)
++Loreto Malsegna & Vincenza Bellico (Malsegna Family)
Sun 5:00 pm +Lucia Martino (Bondi Family)