Update March 18, 2022


You are cordially invited to our community pancake breakfast next Sunday March 27, 2022 after the 8am and 10am Masses. We look forward to seeing all of you again!


Sunday April 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm will be our annual Divine Mercy Sunday Mass.  Please join with our heavenly Saints and Angels singing the whole chaplet of Divine Mercy for the salvation and redemption of mankind.

Practice will be on March 20, 27, April 3, 10 after 12 pm Mass at 1 pm.

Please contact Agnes at 604-671-5365 or joagnes@shaw.ca if you are interested in singing!


Thank you very much for your generous support of the Ukrainian refugees in Poland! So far, we have collected $10,260.00!  The two women and their children arrived and were accommodated in the apartment sponsored by Holy Cross. We will give you more details in the future.

Archbishop Michael Miller has joined his voice to that of Pope Francis’, inviting “the universal Church” including the local archdiocese of Vancouver, “into the path of Synodality, ‘the path that God expects from the Church of the third millennium.’ Archbishop Miller and Pope Francis are calling “the People of God to …participate in this opportunity” to actively seek the Lord Jesus together, in the heart of the Church, as He breathes on us the Holy Spirit and calls us to renewal. As pastor, I extend this “wonderful…invitation” of the faithful to share their voices in this “process of consultation that has already started with the inauguration of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality.” If you wish to volunteer to participate in an online Holy Cross discussion group called “Conversation Circles”, there will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please provide your email address, which will only be used to link you to the Conversation Circles. Given the limited number of facilitators that we have, the sign-up sheet will be filled if and when 40 people sign up. If you wish to share your voice and want parish updates sent to your email, but cannot commit to a 65 minute session, please indicate this on the sign-up sheet, checking off the box that says, “Updates only”. If you want to participate individually, and do not want any updates, follow this link to anonymously to share your thoughts: https://secure.rcav.org/synod-submissions-individuals/, or you can fill out the response sheet which will be provided in the back of the church; and place this in the Synod feedback box.  The official Synod prayer is given at https://rcav.org/synod.

The questions which the Catholic Church is pondering are found on the prayer cards at the back of our church or online for those wishing to provide feedback individually https://secure.rcav.org/synod-submissions-individuals/. We encourage prayerful reflection before formulating your succinct responses.

More detailed information will be provided in the upcoming bulletin and by personal email to those who volunteer to participate in the Synodal Conversation Circles.


This Easter, you can support our Holy Cross Catholic Women’s League by getting chocolates for your Easter baskets or Easter egg hunt from Purdy’s. 

You can order directly online and pay by credit card.  Please click on the link below to support the HOLY CROSS CWL EASTER 2022 Fundraising campaign.  The deadline for your order is Sunday March 27th and your chocolate order will be ready for pick up after all Sunday Masses on April 10th (Palm Sunday) in the School Gym. 


If you do not feel comfortable ordering online, you can complete a paper order form.  CWL ladies will be at all Masses this weekend to answer your questions and hand out order forms for you to take home, complete and return with payment (cheque preferred) next weekend or no later than Sunday March 27th. Your chocolate order can be picked up after all Sunday Masses on April 10th (Palm Sunday) in the School Gym.

Please call or email the Parish office for any questions.


As the week of March 21 to 25 is the 2nd week of Spring Break, morning Masses will be at 9:00 am.

MASS INTENTIONS (Requested by)
March 21 to 27, 2022

Mon.     9:00 am            +Conrado Ilagan (Dave and Nanette)

Tues.    9:00 am            +Flora Calori (Emma Van Essen)

 Wed.   9:00 am            Parishioners

Thurs    9:00 am            ++Angela and Nicola Folina (Marisa and Nick)

Fri.       9:00 am            Parishioners

Fri.       7:30 pm            ++Carmencita Bautista and Steve Maligson (Family)

                                    +Doris Ataat (Krys)

                                    +Allen Farden (Diva and John)

                                   Spl. Int. Edith Habel (Regina M.)

                                    Spl. Int. Emmanuel Migrino (Migrino Family)

Sat.      9:00 am            ++Angela and Nicola Folina (Dave and Dorothy)

Sat       5:00 pm            +Castor P. Cruz (Family)

                                    +Carmela Luongo (Family)

                                    +Emma Isaacs

                                    ++Pius and Maria Cheng

                                    Spl. Int. Makiko Morelli (Trang Family)

Sun.     8:00 am            +Domenico Terragni (Family)

                                    +Rissa Yu (Jeanette Buonassisi)

                                    +Emma Isaacs (Jeanette Buonassisi)

                                    Spl. Int. Bell and Iorio Families (Family)

Sun.     10:00am            +Leonardo Nibal (Family)

                                    +Vittorio Manelli (Giuseppina G.)

                                    +Norberto De Castro (De Castro Family)

                                    +Arnoldo Ruscitti (Family)

Sun.     12:00 Noon       +Jesus Antonio Avelino (Teresa Avelino-Lu)

                                    +Maria Casalino (Carolina Magistrale)

                                    +Albina Ranallo (Domenico and Teresa Sorace)

                                    +Saverino Filippelli (Family)

                                    +Doris Ataat (Chit Velasco)

Sun.     5:00pm             Parishioners

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