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Pentecost Retreat: Charisms of the Holy Spirit   Join us for Charisms of the Holy Spirit with Catherine Kelly, MDiv., and Fr. Robert Allore, SJ, Pastor of St. Mark’s Parish. Join us on Saturday, May 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Holy Rosary Hall, 646 Richards St, Vancouver. All are welcome. Admission by donation. Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Birthright: Special Mass, Prayers and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Please join us Saturday, May 27 for Mass at 12:10 p.m. preceded by the Rosary followed by the “Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary” at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. Reception to follow in Rosary Hall, 650 Richards Street. Donations of refreshments appreciated. All are welcome. For more info. please contact Jane at 604-323-1401 or Helen at Birthright services at 604-687-7223 birthrightvancouver@gmail.com

Mass of Remembrance   Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info., please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Pro-life Mass & Vigil   Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, June 3. Mass is at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Vancouver followed by the rosary at Women’s Hospital. Visit rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil

Journey Canada: Made In God’s Image   A free seminar intended for Christian audiences to facilitate education and awareness on topics related to sexuality and relationships in our shifting culture. Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Culloden Church, Vancouver. For more info, contact bc@journeycanada.org. Journey Canada is a non-denominational, community-based, Christ-centred discipleship ministry. The Archdiocese of Vancouver supports the work of Journey Canada: Made in God’s Image.

Why are Power of Attorney and Representation Agreements are important?   “What is a Power of Attorney and a Representation Agreement? How are they different?” Learn about these two powerful agreements and how they can impact your wellbeing and financial wellness. We invite all parishioners of the Archdiocese to join us at this free presentation given by: Michael A. Poznanski, BTM Lawyers LLP and Tim Lack, Lunny Atmore, LLP. Thursday, June 8, from 7-8 p.m. at St. Helen’s Parish, Burnaby. Register online at rcav.org/epg or call Esther Jang, 604-683-0281 extension 50315 

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.

Ecclesia: Summer Young Adult Formation Program   Join Brothers and Sisters of the Community St. John in a month-long program of Catholic faith formation. Prayer, classes, hiking, and an engaging community life all work together to give young people an experience of the vibrancy and intensity of the Church’s life. On the beautiful campus of the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, participants from around the continent will come to discover Christ. June 12- July 15, 2017. To register, visit http://ecclesiainstitute.squarespace.com/apply/

Birthright Vancouver   Birthright Vancouver, a downtown crisis pregnancy service, is hosting its sixth annual Walk/Run fundraiser at Holy Name Parish, Vancouver, on Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. For participation details, contact birthrightvancouver@gmail.com or follow “Birthright Vancouver” on Facebook.

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Spring Festival   Join us for the Spring Festival on Saturday, May 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption School Gym, 3141 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam. Festival includes games, vendor tables, beer garden, food, treasure hunt and silent auction followed by an evening Celebration from 6-9 p.m. titled Assumption’s Got Talent Show – 2nd Edition.

Catholic Forum: The Lord is Truly Risen   The Catholic Forum on Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. will be presented by Fr. Rufo Zarate SDB, on the topic, “The Lord is Truly Risen” followed by a question and answer period at St. Mary’s Church, Vancouver. Admission is free; donations appreciated. For info. see www.dominicanlaity.ca/forum or contact Dr. Paul Ungar at 604-588-5696 or Cathy Neugebauer at ve7cld@shaw.ca

Catholics & Evangelicals: What Can We Learn from Each Other?   Come and hear Christian leaders who have brought Catholics and Evangelicals together in Christ in a ground-breaking project that started right here in Canada in 2011! Hear from University graduates–Catholics and Evangelicals–who worked and worshipped side by side while earning their degrees at Trinity Western University and Redeemer Pacific College in a unprecedented cooperative venture in higher education. Saturday, June 10, from 1-5 p.m. at Christ Covenant Church, 6866 Glover Rd. Langley BC. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets and more information: Project1721.org

BIRTHRIGHT – Vancouver 6th Annual Walk/Run Fundraiser   Join us on Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the 6th Annual Walk/Run Fundraiser around Queen Elizabeth Park. Meeting point will be Holy Name of Jesus Church, Vancouver. Please register and participate to help raise money for BIRTHRIGHT! Free refreshments, fun activities and prizes. Guest Speaker Williard Johnston, family doctor and community leader for life. Help us to support and love pregnant women facing unplanned pregnancies. We are here to ensure that they are not alone.

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