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Pro-life Mass & Vigil   Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, May 6. Mass begins at 9 a.m. at Star of the Sea Church, White Rock, followed by a vigil in the church. Visit rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil

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

Stewards of Christ’s Mission: Early Bird Rate ends April 30!   Being a steward of Christ’s mission means knowing the heart of Jesus. Revive your heart for mission as a parish leader through the inspiring testimonies of our speakers and learn how to reinvigorate your parish team/ministry. Encounter Jesus at this 3-day event, the biennial Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference, with keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Gain renewed strength to carry on Christ’s mission to the best of your ability. Join us on June 9-11 at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond. Cost: $199 (early bird rate deadline: April 30). To register or for more info, visit: www.wccsc.ca

“Faith and Science in the Franciscan Tradition”   The Newman Association of Vancouver cordially invites you to the 2017 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at Rosary Hall, Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver as we launch the new association year and confirm the next slate of executive nominations! Our keynote lecture before the AGM will be delivered by Fr. Joachim Ostermann, OFM. Simple hors d’oeuvres will be served as reception before the event starts so come on time! Free admission!

International Concert Organist: Hans Uwe Hielscher   Join us for the Holy Rosary Cathedral Concert Series and listen to works by Bedard, Jongen, Rheinberger, Guilmant, Callahan, and Hielscher. Hans Uwe Hielscher who is principal organist at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, Germany has given more than 3500 recitals throughout the world. Join us on Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. Cost: Adults $20, students and seniors $15. To purchase tickets, contact 604-682-6774.

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/

Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty   The Democracy Defence Initiative presents “Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty” (A John Robson Documentary) at Christ The Redeemer Church, West Vancouver. Following this 45-minute film, former MP Stephen Woodworth will deliver a brief update on challenges to basic freedoms in Canada. All are welcome. Sunday, April 30, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP to stephen@democracydefence.ca

“Faith and Society” Featuring Dr. Angus Reid   Join us as Dr. Angus Reid, Canada’s best-known and longest practising pollster, explores how the forces of a new era will reshape individual and collective religious experience in Canada on Tuesday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Mark’s College at UBC, Vancouver. As space is limited for this free event, we encourage guests to pre-register: http://stmarkscollege.ca/continuing-education/CarrLecture2017 For more info, please contact Florence Allaye-Chan at 604-822-5516.

Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty   The Democracy Defence Initiative presents “Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty” (A John Robson Documentary) at Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52 Ave., Langley. Following this 45-minute film, former MP Stephen Woodworth will deliver a brief update on challenges to basic freedoms in Canada. All are welcome. Wednesday, May 3, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Please RSVP to stephen@democracydefence.ca

Seeking to Trust in Jesus   Come and join us on the upcoming Padre Pio Prayer Group prayer meeting to discover the way to become holier and have our intercessory prayers answered more and more. One of the outstanding characteristics of Padre Pio’s profound spirituality was his abiding love for the Blessed Mother from infancy to last throughout his entire life. Nothing could stand in his way when inspired to give Mary his love. Join us on Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver, and find the way to trust Jesus and to get know Padre Pio and his love for our Blessed Mother. For further information please contact: Lucy.Rodjito@yahoo.ca

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.

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