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Fatima Rosary Centenary   Make a pilgrimage to Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, Aldergrove. Come join us on the 13th day of each month at 7 p.m., from Saturday, May 13, to Friday, Oct 13, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. During this time, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to those who pray before an image of Our Lady of Fatima anywhere in the world. Join us before her image as we recite the Rosary, followed by Eucharistic procession and benediction.

Men’s Hostel in need of Mugs!   If you have old mugs to empty out of your cupboard, please consider passing them along to our guests. It’s so much more welcoming to drink from a personalized mug than from a Styrofoam cup. We always need more because we encourage our guests to choose a mug for themselves when they stay with us and to take it when they leave.To donate, please drop off items to Men’s Hostel at 828 Cambie Street, Vancouver, or John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, or your parish office. Thank you for your simple but generous gift.

Pro-life Mass & Vigil   Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, July 1. Mass is at 9 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish followed by a vigil in the church. Visit rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil for more info.

ENCOURAGE: A Spiritual Support Group   EnCourage is a support group dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who experience same-sex attraction. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, July 16, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, Burnaby. If you would like to join EnCourage, please contact Deacon Bruce Fraser at encourage@rcav.org. To learn more about EnCourage, visit http://rcav.org/encourage/

Men’s hostel in need of Clothing!   We can finally put away the rain and winter gear and pull out our summer clothes. Our guests too are in need of lighter clothing like shorts and t-shirts. If your old clothes don’t fit you or your family anymore, please consider donating them to our guests and if you are clearing out winter clothes we will be happy to take those too and store them until the next cold winter! To donate, please drop-off items to Men’s Hostel at 828 Cambie Street, Vancouver; John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way or your parish office. Thank you for your generous gift.

International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Fatima   On Jan. 11, six statues of the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima were blessed by Pope Francis. After the blessing, one was taken to each continent to visit parishes and diocese in every country. We are fortunate to have the pilgrimage stopping Tuesday, July 4, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Vancouver, from 6 to 10:15 p.m. All Catholics, in particular Chinese Catholics, are invited to join us.

Rosary Rally   Come and support the Rosary Rally in downtown Vancouver, to make reparation to Our Lady, and give public witness to the faith! Give an hour to Our Lady on Saturday, July 15, from 10-11 a.m. at the Vancouver Art Gallery, South Plaza. For more info please contact David Pearce at davidnoelpearce@hotmail.com

FATIMA: An Urgent Message of Hope for Today   Drawing on her intimate knowledge of Fatima, including a private visit with Sr. Lucia in 1992, Angelyn Dee, MA Theology, connects Fatima’s history, messages, prophecies and promise to past and current world events, and, most importantly, explains why our personal response to the Blessed Mother is so urgently needed now. Join us Saturday, July 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Canadian Martyrs Church, Richmond.

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