Update June 3, 2022

PRO LIFE MASS AND PRAYER VIGIL Saturday June 4 at 9:00 am
Please join us at Holy Cross tomorrow morning at 9:00 am for the monthly Mass and Vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end.  Join your voice with others as we pray for a new culture of life. 

There will be coffee and refreshments downstairs after the Mass and Vigil.

A final thank you to everyone who participated in or generously donated to the annual Holy Cross Golf Tournament. This year we exceeded our expectations and close to $48,000 was raised. This would not have been possible without the great work of the Golf Committee, our sponsors and all the golfers.  We look forward to the 2023 Holy Cross Golf Tournament with great anticipation.

We are excited to announce that Holy Cross Parish will 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.

Voice Workshop Thursday June 9
Do you like to sing in your shower or in your car?
Do you want to know how to produce beautiful vocal resonance and tone?
Do you want to know how to release tension and unlock the natural sound of your voice?

Unravel the mysteries of your voice by exploring the Bel Canto method, the standard for professional classical singers first developed during the time of Monteverdi by coming to a voice workshop in the Church on Thursday June 9th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Armand Birk, Orchestral and Choral conductor, will lead a workshop on the principles of Bel Canto for Choral Singing, a methodology mastered by Dr. Laurier Fagnan, current President of Choral Canada and master vocal pedagogue.”

The words of hymns are prayers and, as St. Augustine said, “Those who sing pray twice!

Please register by June 6 by emailing Agnes Wan at joagnes@shaw.ca.  Agnes will prepare hand outs for all participants.

(Admission is by donation.)

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!

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 6 to 12, 2022

Mon.     8:15 am            +Gitane Mierop (Family)

Tues.    8:15 am            +Doris Liu (Family)

Wed.    8:15 am            Spl. Int. Maria Demare (Marisa D.)

Thurs    8:15 am            +Ralph Folino (Dave and Dorothy)

Thurs.   9:15 am            School Mass – ++Lynette Noronha and Assumption De Mello (Francis Family)

Fri.       8:15 am            +Nick Garcea (Toni Pesa and Family)

Fri.       7:30 pm            +Lawrence Matte (Family)

                                    +Teresita Siwa (Cristina)

                                    +Eleuteria Rillera (Daughter)

                                   Spl. Int. Father Yarek (Regina)

                                    Spl. Int.Olivia Panis (Lanny and Danny)

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

                                    Spl. Int. Diva and John (Bozena)

                                    Spl. Int. Catherine Chan (Agnes)

Sat.      9:00 am            +Antonio Nadalin (Nelly)

Sat       5:00 pm            Spl. Int. Thow Family (Family)

Sun.     8:00 am            +Bernard Mok (Pauline and Marcel)

                                    +Nick Petrollini (Carmela and Family)

                                   +Maria Assunta Renzullo (Carmine and Makiko)

                                   Spl. Int. John and Diva (Costanza Mancini)

                                    Spl. Int. for Thanksgiving for Mary Fong on her 85th Birthday

                                    Spl. Int. David Myung and Family) (Ceceilia)

Sun.     10:00am            +Louie Kovacic (Doreen Merlo)

                                    +Darren Rossander (Lianna and Justin)

`                                   +Gladys Chowsen (Philomena Yee)

                                   Spl. Int. Jackie Pavich (May and Don Chan)

Sun.     12:00 Noon       +Emma Isaac (John and Diva)

                                    +Saverino Filipelli (Family)

                                    ++++Gino and Maria Sain and Alvera and Hernando Gamez (Family)

                                    Spl. Int. Dorene Fierro

Sun.     5:00pm             +Serafina Diaz Clemente (Family)

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