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Jan.,30th What's Happening?

Find out what's happening in the Parish this new year.

In this issue

  • Anointing of the Sick

  • Prayer for healing

  • Knights of Columbus Bursary Program

  • Blessing of Candles & Throats

  • Sto. Niño de Cebu Shrine at St. Anthony of Padua, Agassiz


Anointing of the Sick

Friday, Feb 11th

Everyone is invited to attend this 40-minute service, but only Catholics experiencing the following can receive the anointment:

  • must be experiencing a serious illness,

  • must have a physical weakness due to old age or surgery

  • those who are infirmed in a hospital or care facility

If you have further questions, please speak to Fr. Don directly.

To ensure you or your loved one receives the sacrament, please register by calling Susan Schembri. Home 604-931-3135, cell 604-318-3928 or email

Due to the current public health order restriction on gatherings, the CWL, unfortunately, cannot hold its yearly Senior’s Appreciation Luncheon. We will miss hosting this much-anticipated event that honours the great contributions our seniors have done and continue to do for our parish community. The CWL will provide a small token to our seniors as they leave the Anointing Service.

Prayer for Healing

There will be an opportunity for Healing after all Masses next weekend. Come and get prayed over if you are in need of any kind of healing, physically, mentally or emotionally. The Lord works miracles every day!

Knights of Columbus Bursary Program

The annual British Columbia and Yukon Bursary program known as the Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program is underway. The 2022 program is now receiving applications. We are privileged to offer fourteen bursaries of $1,000.00 each to Catholic students across the Province of British Columbia. These bursaries are made available on a one-time-only basis to young practicing Catholic students who are in post-secondary education at a recognized institute of higher learning within the Province of British Columbia. Applications are accepted from January 1, 2022, until June 30, 2022, with the bursaries being awarded in the fall. The Terms of Reference may be found on our website ( after Jan 1, 2022.

Requests for application should be addressed to:

Knights of Columbus BC & Yukon

2809 Mara Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5T9

Attn: Herb Yang, Bursaries Chairman

Or email:

We would like to congratulate the many recipients once again over the past years and look forward to the opportunity to assist many more young people in the advancement of their education.

Blessing of Candles & Throats

Feb 2nd & 3rd

There will be a blessing of Candles next week on Feb 2nd and a blessing of Throats on Feb 3rd at 9:00 am Mass. This is an annual tradition in the church on the feast day of Saint Blaise, the patron saint of throats!

Sto. Niño de Cebu Shrine at St. Anthony of Padua, Agassiz

Father Dennis Flores, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Agassiz, in collaboration with the Filipino Ministry Office of the Archdiocese, has envisioned building a pilgrimage Shrine of Sto. Niño de Cebu as a gift to the Archdiocese of Vancouver in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines.

The hope is that many pilgrims will be able to take advantage of this site and enliven their faith and strengthen their devotion to the Sto. Niño. The estimated cost of this project is $400,000, and all funds needed have to be in place before construction can commence. Fr. Dennis has a goal to have it built by August 2022, when the image of Sto. Niño will travel with representatives from Cebu, Philippines for enthronement at that time.

Donations can be made as follows:

Cheques: Payable to St. Anthony of Padua and mailed to 7237 Morrow Road, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

E transfer: Please include your mailing address in the comments to receive a tax receipt

Visa Or Mastercard: Please call (604) 796-9181 during regular office hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 am to noon and we will be happy to take your payment information over the phone.

Archbishop Miller has fully endorsed this project and solicitation of funds for the same

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