Looking back and moving forward . . . It is no easy thing to leave a place where I have learned so much and been loved and supported by so many. When I arrived as a student here in October 2014, I had no idea what a huge part the people, worship and time here […]

In these final days of Advent our focus turns to the coming of the Lord in the Christ-child of Bethlehem, this tiny, vulnerable baby who embodies the hope and longing of Israel of old, and, for us Christians, our hope and longing today. We hear again the great hymn, O come, O come Emmanuel, inspired […]

Gaudete (Rejoice!) Sunday, the Third of Advent, sees a lift in the tone of this season of waiting and expectation. The vestments are rose-coloured, there are flowers at the altar, the rose candle in the Advent wreath is lit. “Gaudete” is the first word in Latin of the traditional entrance antiphon (printed on the Bulletin […]

Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24 10:00 pm | Carols 10:30 pm | Midnight Mass — Haydn Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo   Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25 8:30 am | Low Mass 10:30 am | Procession to the Creche & Solemn Mass   The Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 29 8:30 am | Low Mass […]

On Friday CBC Vancouver held its 33rd annual Open House and Food Bank Day.  (At the time of writing over $333,000 had been raised.)  Listening to Early Edition, as I usually do, I was struck by two things:  the joy and celebration presenters and performers, auction donors and audience had in the act of giving […]