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Sept 17th What's Happening?

Find out what's happening in the Parish this week.

In this issue

  • Welcome Back BBQ Bash!

  • Project Advance 2023

  • Discover Alpha: Experience Jesus' Love!

  • Enrich Your Marriage: Join The Marriage Course!

  • Explore Confession's Power with FORGIVEN!

  • Blessing of the Pets- Celebrating God’s Creatures

  • QAS School Walkathon

  • Archbishop Carney Garage Sale 2023– Your donations matter!

  • ASPYM

  • Commissioning Mass

  • Join Our Altar Servers Team!

  • Pro Life- Life Chain

  • Discover the Beauty of Devotion: Marian Procession

  • 55+ Group!

  • St. Vincent de Paul

 


Welcome Back BBQ Bash!

Friday | Sept 22 | 6:00 pm

Come and join us for an evening of fun, food, and friendships. Complimentary BBQ, Epic Nerf battle for the kids, adult beverages available for sale! Register today or scan the QR code on the poster.


Epic Nerf Battle for the kids will start at 7:00 pm in the school gym. “Bring Your Own Nerf Gun and Protective Eye Wear, we will provide the regular Nerf Bullets.” Upon registration for the BBQ you will receive a waiver form that must be filled out and brought to the nerf battle.






Give to Project Advance

Project Advance 2023 has begun. So far we have raised $44,000. The goal is $150,000 so we need a lot more donors. The money will help pay our staff and hire new people for the parish. To donate, just go to projectadvance.ca, pick 'All Saints' from the list, and you're all set!"





Discover Alpha: Experience Jesus' Love!

Our Alpha Team of Hosts/Helpers is well underway in preparing to welcome you to Alpha. If you haven't already registered, please do so by clicking the link below. Registration closes on Monday Sept 18th at 9:00 pm. If you were planning on inviting someone, now is the time to do so.

Bring a friend or make a new one and have some fun, build new friendships and start some faith-filled conversations about life and Jesus.










Enrich Your Marriage: Join The Marriage Course!

Friday, October 13th (weekly) |
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Parish Hall

Enhance your marriage with The Marriage Course, a 7-week program by Alpha International. Topics include good sex, conflict resolution, effective communication, and family dynamics, all in a private, no-group-sharing format.


Limited space- Register below or scan QR code on the poster.







Explore Confession's Power with FORGIVEN!

Oct 3 | 7:30 pm | Parish Hall

Wondered why confession's vital? Fear judgement during confession? Can't I confess directly to God?

If any of these questions have crossed your mind, then come and experience the transforming power of confession through FORGIVEN, a 3-part series that delves into the grace and healing offered in Confession.

Cost of book is $10 - you can e-transfer to autodeposit.as@rcav.org ( Indicate FORGIVEN in memo line).







Blessing of the Pets- Celebrating God’s Creatures

Thursday | Oct 5 | 2:00 pm | Outside at the back of the school

Join us for our parish school's heartwarming event - the annual "Blessing of the Pets", hosted by our school’s SPCA Club, in honor of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.

  • Ensure animals are caged, harnessed, or leashed.

  • For nervous pets, bring a picture, and Father will bless over them.

  • All blessed animals will receive a commemorative certificate.

  • Receive a complimentary St. Francis of Assisi prayer card.

  • Honor departed animal friends with a special prayer card.

  • Capture memories at our photo station (link will be provided).

  • While donations are not required, there will be a station for those who'd like to contribute to the BCSPCA.

Let's come together to celebrate and bless our beloved pets, recognizing the goodness they bring into our lives. See you there!


QAS School Walkathon

Friday | Oct 6 | 10:00 am | Como Lake Park

Parishioners, get ready to lace up your sneakers and walk for a fantastic cause at our School Walkathon fundraiser! It's a day of fun, fitness, and community spirit that you won't want to miss. The walk will begin at 10:00 am from the school and end by 11:50 am at the park.


Archbishop Carney Garage Sale!

Drop Off Dates | Sept 16 | Sept 23 | Oct 7 | Oct 14

Help make a difference at the Archbishop Carney Garage Sale by decluttering your space while fueling the community. Gently used Household items, Tools, Books, Toys, Clothing, Sports and Recreational Items, Entertainment, Decorations, and small Furniture are all welcome. Please, no mattresses, old blinds, or outdated tech. Mark your calendar for the weekend of October 21st-22nd – it's when the magic happens!



All Saints Parish Youth Ministry

Sunday, Sept 24 | 4:45 pm

Let’s kick off fall, with an evening of sports, food and fellowship! All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome – remember to bring a friend!












Commissioning Mass

Sunday | Sept 24 | 11:00 am

Join us in celebrating and commissioning our dedicated catechists, school teachers and members of the 'Liturgy of the Word for children', at the Commissioning Mass.












Join Our Altar Servers Team!

Calling all students in grade 3 and above who've received First Holy Communion! to be part of our Altar Servers team. It's a chance to serve the Lord, make friends, and grow in your faith. Sign up today! All new and returning Altar Servers are requested to sign up.

Orientation will be held on either Wednesday, September 27th from 3:30pm to 4:30 p.m. or on Saturday, September 30th, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, so make sure you sign up.





Pro Life- Life Chain

Sunday | Oct 1 | 3:00 pm | Como Lake Avenue (outside the church)

Pro-Lifers come together every year on the first Sunday in October to bear witness to human life and the tragedies how all life today and especially the unborn is ignored in our country and throughout the world.


This is a prayerful and respectful witness and a great opportunity to support life.

If you are wanting to be a volunteer to help set up please contact Susan Wallace at 604 754 3244.



Discover the Beauty of Devotion: Marian Procession

Friday | Oct 6 | 7:30 pm

Walk with us in faith as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary at the parish’s Annual Marian Procession. We'll carry banners, candles, and flowers, recite the Rosary, and sing hymns in her praise during the procession. Afterward, there will be a social in the parish hall. Invite your friends and family to join us!


If you would like to volunteer to help out at the event please email Sandra at sandra.donofrio@telus.net




55+ Group!

Tuesday | Sept 26 | 11:00 am

The 55+ group will be starting up again.The group meets on the last tuesday of every month. Come join your friends and neighbours for a chance to pray together, share memories or ideas, and enjoy the company. Bring your lunch and coffee will be served. For further information call Marlene @ 604-931-3938.


St. Vincent de Paul

Members of St. Vincent de Paul will be meeting on Monday, September 18th at 1:00pm in the parish hall. If you or anyone you know would enjoy a Thanksgiving hamper, please call 604-518-7200 and leave your name and contact info.





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