Update June 10, 2022

This Sunday, June 12, please join our monthly ‘Coffee Sunday’ after all morning Masses (8am, 10am, 12 pm) outside the Church.  We have various baked items, coffee, tea, pineapple juice and hot chocolate!

Many of you know that June 13th is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, but have you heard of St. Anthony’s Bread?  This Sunday, June 12, Fathers will do the blessing of St. Anthony’s Bread.  The bread, with a St. Anthony prayer card, will be distributed after all morning Masses (8am, 10am, 12pm). 

There will be one bread per household (one bread one body)! 

 Find out about St. Anthony’s bread: https://faithmag.com/legend-st-anthonys-bread

PREP Registration for 2022-2023 will remain open until June 30th. We are also taking registrations for Level 1 students for September 2022.  (Level 1 students are those students in Grade 1 in September 2022). 

Registration will reopen on September 6th until September 24th for the remaining few spots.

Holy Cross is be participating in a Diocesan Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 19, the feast day of Corpus Christi. Archbishop Michael Miller has encouraged all 77 parishes in the Vancouver Archdiocese to participate in this sacred event to promote devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, foster thanksgiving for the end of the pandemic, strengthen the hope of all the Faithful and create the fruit of reconciliation during the Papal visitation to Canada in July.

Archbishop Miller specifically encouraged the CWL, the Knights of Columbus, and the children of this year’s First Communion classes to lead the procession, followed by the rest of the congregation, including altar servers and a cantor who will lead us in songs of praise and thanksgiving. Holy Cross is blessed to be one of many parishes involved in this great Eucharistic event.

We will start this special day of prayer at 3:00 p.m. in the church by reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We will then process around the perimeter of the church and school grounds. We will finish in the church with Benediction. The entire event should take approximately one hour. Finally, all the participants are invited to share fellowship and refreshments in the gym provided by the Holy Cross C.W.L.

Please come and join us as we worship the Eucharistic Jesus. Celebrate with fellow parishioners and Catholics throughout the Archdiocese, singing and praying together, just as millions of others around the world have done before us throughout the years.

A plenary indulgence is available for the faithful who participate in a Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Religious Articles SALE
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 after the 5:00 pm Mass  Saturday June 18 and the 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00pm Masses on June 19.  At this time, we can accept only cheque or cash for payment.

Our annual Salmon Barbecue is on Sunday September 18th and we will give you more details closer to the date.  At this time, we are encouraging anyone interested in and willing to volunteer at this Parish event to attend a volunteer meeting on Tuesday June 21st at 6:00 pm in the Boardroom in the Church Basement.

Got an old bicycle just lying around? Now’s the time to find it a good home! On Saturday June 25, 2022 from 9:30 am to 3 pm at 1450 Delta Ave, Burnaby, on the north side parking lot you can drop off your used bikes & bike parts to be refurbished and given to low-income people here and abroad, and also get a FREE check-up of your current bike. Sponsored by R.E.C. for Kids, Bicycles for Humanity, KiaWest and Council 5423 of the Knights of Columbus.

Mark your calendars for the final Pancake breakfast before the summer on Sunday June 26th after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am Masses.  We hope to see you there!

July Parish Retreat: Nine Days to Strengthen Your Faith
Would you like to strengthen your faith?  Join us for a simple 9 day retreat from July 4-8 and July 11-14.  Faith places us in real contact with God. Faith is our strength as Christians, because it teaches us to rely on Him in all things. Often lived most fervently when experiencing spiritual desolation, faith bears the fruit of peace, hope, and love. Using Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book, we will take nine days together with the parish community to meditate on your faith. Learn how to deepen and strengthen it, so that through both times of ease and times of burden, your faith can keep you focused on God, as he faithfully keeps his focus on you. 

We will start with morning Mass, followed by a small group discussion in the music room in the basement (coffee/tea/snacks will be provided). Please register with Dorothy Demare at dorothydemare@gmail.com by June 12, 2022 to ensure that you get your copy of the book (about $17). 

MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
June 13 to 19, 2022

Mon.     8:15 am            Spl. Int. St. Anthony of Padua (Avelino-Gomez Family)

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

Wed.    8:15 am            ++++++Cosimo and Carmela Peronace, Rosalba Gasparre,

                                   Nicola and Caterina Tassone and Elisabeta Arcadi

Thurs    8:15 am            Parishioners

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

Fri.       6:00 pm            Grade 7 Graduation Mass

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

                                   +Emma Isaac (Costanza Mancini)

                                   Spl. Int. Aaron Ortiz (Family)

                                   Spl. Int. Father William (Regina)

                                   Spl. Int. Martha, Paul and Pan Family (Family)

                                   Spl. Int. Diva and John (Bozena)

Sat.      9:00 am            +Paolo Catania (Family)

Sat       5:00 pm            +Mary Sie (Lanny)

                                    ++John and Emilia Mauro (Family)

                                    ++Tobia and Raffaella Morelli (Carmine and Makiko)

                                    +Carlo Piovesan Senior (Family)

                                    +Paul Thow (Family)

                                    +Art Halls (John & Debbie)

                                    Spl. Int. Larry Harris (John and Debbie Crawford

Sun.     8:00 am            +Luigi Mezzomo (Family)

                                    +Mauro Rizzo (Mattiazzo Family)

                                    Spl. Int. Maria Myung and Family (Ceceilia)

Sun.     10:00am            ++++Marie and Serge Rousseau and Anna and Janos Pek (Nicole and Mike)

                                   +Annibale Tinaburri (Ada and Carmelina)

                                   +Eric Chowsen (Philomena Yee)

Sun.     12:00 Noon       ++Sam Zumpano and Domenic Luongo (Family)

                                    +Saverino Filipelli (Family)

                                    +Paul Pazdera (Marguerite Ann)

                                    +Vincenzo Misceo (Children)

                                    +Zacharias Nopre (Albina Halfar)

                                    +Antonio Porco (Porco Family)

                                    +Velia De Cotiis (Laura DeMare)

Sun.     5:00pm             +Adolfo Ortiz Junior (Family)

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