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					 Ascension                         St. Andrew’s Parish Bulletin                                      May 24, 2009


  How are you being present to others? …
  Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he reminded us that he will always be with us! How are you being
  present to others? Being a Christian steward is to always have a disposition of extraordinary
  hospitality, ensuring that every person feels the presence of Christ in the community, where ever and
  when ever we gather.
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THOSE WHO ARE SICK AT                              Solemnity of Mary Help of
HOME OR IN HOSPITAL                                                            Christians May 24th, 2009
Amelia Angalini, Edith Cassidy, Bennie Castro, Ligorio Cruz, Jun                   Most loving Mother Mary, you
Esplana, Maria Falcone, Martin Gallagher, Isabel Grosvenor, Francis            have always been the Help of
Hurley, Standy Hu, Derrick Isomura, Peter Kristensen, Maura Lacap,             Christians. Help us with your
Margaret Lu, Yolanda Manuales, Bob Mitchell, Vicky Muñoz, Marcel               powerful protection in life and
Nuñez, Maria Pacheco, Ruben Patawaran, Margo Peterson, Louise                  especially at the hour of our death, so
Rafferty, Roque Relevante, Glen & Flo Robertson, John Sales, Clara             that, after having loved and venerated
Severin, Del Sison, Pio Sison, John Smith, John & Barbara Spurr,               you on earth, we may come to
Alberto Valeriano, Paula Villarosa, and Julie Weiler and for all               proclaim your mercy in heaven.
caregivers, so that they may love and serve God sincerely and more
faithfully. We pray to the Lord.                                               ANNUAL ELECTION OF PEC
                                                                                   A nominating Committee was
ST. PATRICK REGIONAL SECONDARY presents it’s annual “Spirit                    struck and consists of Mr. Emeric
Alive” Gala Choir Concert on Saturday, May 30th at 8 pm at the Chan            Inasi and Mr. Stephane Nadeau. Their
Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Tickets are available                   duties are to invite and receive
through the school, the Chan Centre website, or Ticketmaster 604-280-          nominations from those eligible to
4444. Please not that tickets are sometimes available at the door.             nominate. If you are interested in
                                                                               putting your name forward, please
 NORTH SHORE DEANERY CELEBRATION SOURCE AND PRAY                               check the eligibility requirements:
                   FOR VOCATIONS                                                   • Practicing Catholics
We invite families and young people from the Archdiocese of Vancouver to           • Approved by the Pastor
join the North Shore Deanery for a night of Eucharistic Adoration to pray          • Eligible to vote in the Parish
for vocations and to experience and discover the SOURCE of our faith
through reflections, music, confession and fellowship on Saturday, June 6th,
                                                                                   • Over the age of twenty-one
2009 from 7:3-0 pm – 9:00 pm at Holy Trinity Parish in North Vancouver.            The prescribed nomination form
                                                                               must be used and must be signed by
                           YOUTH TRAINING                                      two nominations. Forms may be
Register now for the Youth Ministry Office’s popular Youth Summer              picked up from the school office then
Training events: Youth Leader (August 10-14) at Summit Pacific College in      submitted to a member of the
Abbotsford and Searching in the Spirit (August 24-28) at Camp Jubilee at the   nominating committee, care of the
base of Mt. Seymour. For both events, you must register with a parish or       school office. The election is
school team. Check out www.youthmin.com for more info…don’t miss out.          scheduled for the last Sunday in May
MARRIAGE HELP – RETROUVAILLE                                                   (May 31).
Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples through stages of
disillusionment or misery in heir marriage. This program can help you
too. For confidential information or to register for the program
beginning with a weekend September 18, email 1009@retrouvaille.org
call 604-530-6710. Website: www.HelpOurMarriage.com                                    BEAUTY & BEYOND
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WORKSHOP ON MARRIAGE – JUNE 01 for engaged and married couples                      Advertisement Correction:
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Ascension                      St. Andrew’s Parish Bulletin                                               May 24, 2009


                       Thought for the Week
   GOSPEL                  ‘Go, preach the Gospel to all nations.’
  OF THE    WEEK           This was the farewell command of Christ.
                           He has no body now on earth but ours.
    May 24, 2009
  Ascension of the
                           He has no hands but ours to raise up the fallen.
       Lord                No feet but ours to seek out the lost.
     Mark 16:15-20         No eyes but ours to see the silent years of the suffering.
         ~~~
                           No ears but ours to listen to the lonely.
                           No tongue but ours to speak a word of comfort to the sad.
      May 25, 2009         No hearts but ours to love the unloved.
       Monday
  7 Week of Easter
   th
                           Lord, take pity on us, your timid and fearful disciples; Give us the courage to
     John 16:29-33
                       witness to you in the world, and so the Gospel will be preached, and people will
         ~~~           find their way into your kingdom.
    May 26, 2009
      Tuesday                                 YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  Saint Philip Neri                            Project ADVANCE Update
      John 17:1-11                    Families who have Participated as of May 17th
                                             200 (20% of total parishioners)
         ~~~
                                         Total Amount of Pledges: $ 53,660.00
      May 27, 2009              Thanks to all parishioners who have already made a gift to Project Advance.
                          For those who have not yet made your gift, please consider making a prayerful, sacrificial
      Wednesday                            gift this week. Your participation and support count.
  7th Week of Easter                                  Your gift makes a real difference.
     John 17:11-19                  “What shall I return to the Lord for all He has given me?”
         ~~~
                       KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS                                      PREP REGISTRATION
      May 28, 2009     Pan Cake Breakfast, this Sunday May                               2009-2010
       Thursday        24, 2009 after the 8:30 and 10:00 am                   This Sunday, May 24, Sunday, May
  7th Week of Easter   Masses.                                            31, Sunday, June 07 & Sunday, June
     John 17:20-26                                                        14. It will be 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
                           CONFIRMATION MASS
                       On Sunday, May 31st at 12 o’clock                  only on the said dates. These
         ~~~                                                              registration dates apply to all grade
                       noon. Please plan ahead as to which
                       Mass you are going to attend, as the               levels and newcomers. Photo copy
      May 29, 2009
                       church will be so crowded on that day.             of baptismal certificate is required
        Friday                                                            @ registration for newcomers.
  7th Week of Easter   Let us remember in our prayers all the
                       Confirmation candidates from St.                       Registration      fee     (includes
     John 21:15-19                                                        books and other instructional
                       Andrew’s School and PREP.
         ~~~           Rehearsal for candidates and sponsors              materials): $60 for first child; $40 for
                       on Friday, May 29th at 6:00 pm.                    2nd, 3rd… child; $150 for late
      May 30, 2009     Attendance a must.                                 registration. All payments are in cash
       Saturday                                                           only. Please bring exact amount for
  7 Week of Easter
   th                  2008 Parish Financial Statement is                 your child/children’s fee during
     John 21:20-25     available at the sacristy.                         registration. Thank you.