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Free Public Lecture with Vatican Observatory Director: “Why Do We Look Up at the Heavens?”   St. Mark’s College at UBC proudly presents “Why Do We look Up at the Heavens?”, a free public lecture on Nov. 22, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Dr. Guy J. Consolmagno, PhD, SJ. Brother Guy is an American research astronomer and Jesuit religious brother. Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting event! Click here for a downloadable poster.

Men’s Hostel needs clean, dry socks, and new underwear donations   Don’t let the nice warm weather fool you; it’s going to be cold and wet sooner than later. For most of us this is just an inconvenience, but for our guests and many others who live outside, it is more serious. Over the span of a year we have nearly 1,500 individual guests who stay with us, with many others coming to our door asking for clothes, food, and more.  Having clean and dry socks and underwear (new) is a top request. We need your help urgently. Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel is in immediate need of men’s socks and underwear of all sizes. Please drop them off at your parish or at the Men’s Hostel at 828 Cambie Street after 9 a.m. Thank you for keeping our guests warmly dressed and also in your sincere prayers.

New VANSPEC Site Centre at Our Lady of Mercy Parish   The VANSPEC program is now available at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby. Our program offers a one-on-one catechism classes for students with special needs who learn best through tailored individual lessons. We are now accepting students, however space is limited. With the new site centre, we are also looking for teachers and teaching assistants. Call us, this may lead to a special spiritual journey for you. Please contact Vanspec Site Coordinator for Our Lady of Mercy parish: Sr. Glenys Symons at 604-838-1206 or Mary Teresa at 604-434-7775 or Lucy Rodjito (Vanspec Coordinator) at lrodjito@rcav.org or Vanspec@rcav.org. vanspec.ca/new-site-centre

Archdiocesan Holy Hour every month   Join Fr. Rodney Nootebos, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, along with other members of the faithful throughout the Archdiocese, in a monthly Holy Hour of prayer, intensely focused on asking the “Lord of the Harvest to send forth labourers into the harvest.” The next Holy Hour will be Sunday, Nov. 26, at St. Ann’s Parish in Abbotsford at 3 p.m. 

Sunday Mass with Archbishop Miller at Sts. Joachim & Ann   Sts Joachim & Ann Parish (2827 273 St, Aldergrove). Join the Archbishop for the 11 AM & 1 PM Masses on Sunday, Nov. 19. Come pray with us!

Choral Music for Christ the King at Holy Rosary Cathedral   Come to a concert on Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. with works by Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and contemporary, Filipino, and Spanish sacred songs. Performed by the cathedral’s own musicians: organist Denis Bedard, the Cathedral Vocal Quartet, and the Cathedral Choir; assistant organist Catherine Walsh and the Holy Rosary Women’s Choir; the Contemporary Choir with director Chito Lacsina; the Spanish Mass Choir with director Alejandro Frias. rcav.org/event/choral-music-christ-king

The Newman Ball 2017   The Newman Club of UBC and the Newman Association of Vancouver cordially invite you to our annual Ball on Dec. 2, 2017 starting at 6 p.m. at the Rosary Hall at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Enjoy delicious food, elegant dancing, and great company! Tickets can be purchased or reserved by contacting us through our Facebook page or e-mail (newmanassociationvancouver@gmail.com). rcav.org/event/newman-ball-2017

Dying Healed Workshops: 3 Evenings at Holy Trinity Church Hall   Vancouver’s Life Community is pleased to provide seasonal workshops for the Dying Healed program. The simple act of attending to people who might be lonely, sick, or suffering can bring spiritual healing and restore their sense of dignity. Join us for three evening presentations from Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., for an interactive workshop led by Natalie Sonnen, Executive Director of LifeCanada; Annabelle Chong, Executive Director of Vancouver’s Life Community; and Fr. John Horgan, Pastor at St. Pius X. Workbook and refreshments are included. Register at rcav.org/event/dying-healed-holy-trinity.

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