We congratulate our new soldiers in Christ: 65 boys and girls received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Tuesday, along with the Rosary remembrance that Council 6855 provided each one to arm them with prayers for the spiritual battles ahead.
Congratulations, too, to Bro. Francis Lee for 10 years of volunteer service with the Canadian Blood Service. He was honoured with a plaque and acclaimed for his outstanding volunteer contribution to the community at the Annual Honouring Our Lifeblood awards ceremony last April 28.
Our daily Rosary was off to a great start this May 1st, which also happened to be the First Friday (Sacred Heart of Jesus) and the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. So we had the whole Holy Family along with 20 or so Knights and other parishioners gathered that beautiful evening. Join us whenever you can. Our Blessed Mother will be pleased.
The Joint Council Family Bowling tournament is pushing through on May 24 Sunday afternoon. This is great family bonding time regardless of whether you know how to bowl or not. Here is the link to the poster. I need to send in the names by May 15 so please let me know if you can come and how many you are brining.
On a more solemn note: we bade goodbye to Bro. Jackson Valenzuela, who joined our Creator yesterday. Please extend your condolences to his family. We are taking up a collection to help them out – whatever each one of us can spare adds up to much when we all participate. This gesture rings true to our founder’s original mandate of taking care of the widow and orphans in our community.
Our Sis. Lyce Rozario’s scheduled knee replacement surgery has been moved up to May, so we will be cancelling the Dancercise classes this May, to be resumed in September when we hope she will ready to bounce back onto her twinkletoes. Please keep her in your prayers.
So far, we have a couple more seats available in my van for March for Life on May 14. Let me know if you can join us.
I wish all your wives and mothers a Happy Mothers Day! Where would we be without them…
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
May 4 Monday 7:30pm @ Room 4
May 9 Saturday 4pm @ Parish Centre
Pancake Breakfast Setup
May 10 Sunday @ Parish Centre
Mothers Day Pancake Breakfast
May 11 – General Meeting
May 12 – Family Rosary Night @ Ripplinger Residence RSVP 604-940-5355
May 14 – March for Life
May 15 – Deadline to Register for May 24 JC Family Bowling
May 19 – Second Degree Exemplification
May 21 – Fourth Degree General Meeting
May 23 – Hawaiian Luau Night (Pope John Paul I Assembly fundraiser for charity)
May 24 – Joint Council Family Bowling at the Zone
May 25 – First Degree Exemplification
May 31 – Food Bank Sunday
“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin… If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI