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THIS WEEK
22nd Sunday in
Ordinary Time
August 31,  2014
Wednesday     - St. Gregory the Great, Pope, Doctor
                        - 6:45pm Novena of our Lady of       
                        - Perpetual Help
                        - 7pm Mass
Friday             - 3pm Blessed Sacrament Exposition     
                        - 6:45pm Benediction.
                        - 7pm Mass.
                 
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Lorraine Cameron; Alex Cameron; Barbara Maxwell; Maria Pauchly; John Burnell; Hazel Boudville; Frank Gismoni; Creg Rosales; Joanne Mitchell; David Ashley; Irene Malczynski; Dean Kujala; Marie Connor; Lucie Stolzenberg; Ruzzel Nesh Santos; Donna Uzlac; Carmine D’Alessandro; Noeme Denque; Natalie Suarez; Edgardo Arellano; Rick Donaldson; Dan Hammer & Leo Sweeney.
 If you have a relative in the hospital or at home who is sick, please let the rectory know so that we may visit them.
 
PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD
David Joseph; Sister Carmelita Kolla & Leo Hoskins.
 
BAPTISM
Baptism on Sundays is at 1:15pm. It is highly recommended that the Parents and Godparents should attend the 12pm Mass before the Baptism of their child.
 
COFFEE HOUR
Thursday morning coffee hour will resume on Sept. 4th after 8:15am Mass. Please bring some goodies to share. We need volunteers to help with the coffee as well as to clean up.
 
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
We still have a few places in Grades One and Five at Immaculate Conception School for Sept. Applications can be made online at www.icdelta.com. Please call the school office at 604.596.6116 if you have any questions or would like more information.
 
IC YOUTH MINISTRY 
Next Life Night, Sun., Sept. 7, 7pm: “Good-bye Summer” Come join us for a fun night in the youth room and gym. Make sure you bring a friend and wear shoes you can run around in. If you have a pool noodle, please bring that too! Stay tuned for IC Life Teen Kick-Off Sunday!
Are you 19+ years old and feel called to work with youth in a faith based environment? Please contact Faye to find out how you can get involved with the IC Life Teen Core.
Keep up to date and find out about upcoming events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! (iclifeteen) For more info. about Youth Ministry and Life Teen, please contact Faye p: 604.785.6729 or e: icyouthmin@gmail.com. 
 
VISITATION OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Do you need help, peace of mind and comfort? Our Lady will help you. Call Van @ 604.590.6793 to book Our Lady of Fatima for 1 week in your home (Wed. to Wed.).
The Rosary and family prayer can and have worked wonders. We are sensitive to your available time for delivery and pick up of the statue.
The Legion of Mary.
 
COUPLES FOR CHRIST (CLP)
Couples for Christ (CFC) will be holding its Christian Life Program (CLP) for married couples starting Sep. 13, Sat., from 1-4 pm. Sessions will end with Anticipated Mass at 5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for husbands and wives to participate in worship, prayer and talks on the Church's teachings on faith, marriage and the Christian family. The program is free and refreshments are served after the sessions. For more information, please contact Raymund or Rosette Correa at 604.779.3171. God bless you and see you there!
  
HOLY CROSS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
We are currently accepting applications for Grades 11 and 12 students at this time. Applications can be completed on the School Website: www.holycross.bc.ca  - Right sidebar – NEW APPLICANTS CAN APPLY HERE.  Questions?  Please contact the School Office at 604.581.3023 or Office@holycross.bc.ca.  Interested parties are encouraged to act quickly as seating is limited. 
 
FUNDRAISER FOR IC PARISH
When you buy your ticket before October 4th, you will be entered in for the Bonus draw #1 for $1,000 (October 12) plus Early Bird Draw of $5,000 (November 16) and the Grand Prize of $20,000. (December 20). Buy your tickets now!  The more tickets you buy, the more chances of winning.
Don’t forget to get your 50/50 tickets when you purchase your Cash Raffle Draw tickets. It is like having an additional Grand Prize. Jackpot is now sitting at $10,000. The sooner you purchase your tickets, the more chances of winning!”
Ticket raffle sellers: Please make sure you provide your name and phone number in the tickets submitted.
 
REGISTRATION FOR RCIA
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) starts on Wed. Sept. 10 at 7pm. in the meeting rooms 2 & 3. You can pre-register at the Parish office. If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a Catholic, are Catholic and would like to learn more about your faith, or have not made your First Communion or been confirmed, then this program is for you. There is no registration fee & materials are provided. If you would like to serve the Lord by journeying with someone who is going through RCIA as a sponsor, please call the Parish Office: 604.591.2271.
 
REGISTRATION FOR PREP
Religious education classes (PREP) for public school students begin Tues, Sept 9.  Register now by phone at 604.596.4004, 9am-3pm (Tues-Thurs) or by form at the Parish office. Please register/renew by Sept 2 to ensure your child can participate on the first evening of classes.  To inquire about classes or volunteer opportunities, please call Yvonne Valiant at 604.596.4004 or email: icprep@dccnet.com.
  
SAN LORENZO RUIZ/BARRIO FIESTA
The Barrio Fiesta is on its second year! This fundraising event aims to promote friendship and community participation. And it will be on Sept. 27, tickets are on sale for $30. We need volunteers to assist the Barrio Fiesta team either during the daytime events or at the dinner/dance. Sign up by email: 2014icbarriofiesta@gmail.com .  Please reference “Volunteer” in the subject line. We are also requesting for businesses and families to be our sponsor thru ad placements in the souvenir program or by donation.
We will be at the Church foyer after each mass to answer inquiries and sell dinner/dance tickets. Volunteer and Sponsor sign-up sheets will be available as well at that time. Join the team and be a part of this yearly event! Stay tuned. ALL Proceeds will go to the IC School's capital needs fund.
 
PREPARATION FOR SUNDAYS
Would you like to have a deeper awareness of the Sunday readings? Do you have the desire to probe what the Lord is speaking to you and his faithful each Sun.? Here is an
opportunity to reflect on the depth of the word of the Lord. All adults and young adults are invited to come on Mon. evenings, beginning on Sept. 8th at 7pm in meeting rooms 2/3, to prepare for the following Sunday’s liturgy of the word. It is a wonderful opportunity to grow in relationship with the Lord and his community of faith. Preparation for Sun. will run every Mon. evening. Come and discover how the Lord is feeding us with his word.
 
ARCHDIOCESAN TRAINING SESSION
FOR PRAESIDIUM
Praesidium meeting with clergy and other leaders for parishes who have enrolled is Sept. 12, 7-9pm. Praesidium Training of facilitators is Sept. 13, 10am -5pm. Next Archdiocesan training session for PSC’s Sat. Sept. 27, 2014, 10am – 12noon at Holy Cross Secondary School, Surrey. Please RSVP if planning to attend.
 
HOLY LAND – OLIVE WOOD CARVINGS
On Aug. 30, 31 (Sat & Sun) please consider taking a look at the religious olive wood carvings displayed in the vestibule. 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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