Pastor: Father Jan Grotkowski SDS
34 South Alder Street, Campbell River (Map)
250-287-3498
 
 
 
 
 

"Called to holiness, we dedicate ourselves to the ongoing mission of Christ, through the celebration of the sacraments, evangelization, and service to others."

Mass Schedule
Monday - No Mass

Tuesday - 10:00am @ Yucalta Lodge

Wednesday to Friday - 9:00am

Saturday - 5:00pm

Sunday - 9:00am & 11:00am

1st Friday-10:30 am @ Evergreen Care Home

Mission Masses

2nd Sunday - Gold River @ 3:00 pm

3rd Sunday - Sayward @ 3:00 pm

4th Sunday - Gold River @ 3:00 pm

Christians need to ask themselves if they too are imitating this mission of service to others, rather than seeking approval, esteem and applause.

 

Confessions
Saturday - 4:15 to 4:45 pm
Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
15 minutes prior to morning Mass
or by request

Adoration
Wednesday 9:30am to 10:00pm
First Fridays (Sept - June) 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Bookstore
Open before and after each Sunday Mass
and before Saturday 5:00pm Mass.
 
 
 


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In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, each week Father Jan is recording Celebrations of the Eucharist. To view the videos, please click HERE.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The First Candle signifies “HOPE”

“The Lord is Our Righteousness.”

Mass Schedule

Masses will be celebrated in the large hall on the following days and times.

Tuesday 7 PM,
Wednesday 9:30 AM
followed by Adoration until 10:00 PM,
Friday at 9:30 AM,
Saturday at 5:00 PM,
Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

N.B. Confessions Saturdays at 4:15 PM or call Fr. Jan.

COVID DIRECTIVE

The Diocese of Victoria has issued new requirements supplemental to their August 25, 2021 directive. Face coverings are required for all those born in 2009 or earlier for all activities in church buildings including worship services. All worship services are exempt from the requirement for proof of vaccination. Exemptions include receptions following worship services, meetings with a worship component and essential services. Proof of vaccination is required for all other uses of church buildings with more than 50 people in attendance. Please direct any questions to the Chancery by emailing chancery@rcdvictoria.org

Mass Schedule - November 29th - December 5th

Monday - No Mass

Tuesday - 7:00 PM No Mass as Father Jan will be in Nanaimo helping with their Penetential Service.

Wednesday - 9:30 AM Mass for INT Vincent Robertson & Donna Marie Lamb offered by Victoria Swindon

Thursday - Mass for INT Maria Borys (1st birthday) offered by Mom & Dad

Friday - 9:30 AM Mass for +Robert Michalenko and Kevin Rondquist offered by Sharon Turner-Rondquist

3:00 PM Funeral Mass for Mary McPherson

Saturday - 5:00 PM Mass for +Nuns and Sisters around the world who have given their lives to the service of God offered by the Meszaros Family

Sunday - 9:00 AM Mass for +Azucena Bellosillo offered by the Doknjas Family

11:00 AM Mass

COLLECTION OFFERINGS - The collection/offerings basket is now located at the back of the Sanctuary. Parishioners are requested to please put their offerings in the basket as they enter before Mass begins. Theses offerings will be processed to the Altar during the offertory of the Mass. Thank you.

CHANGE IN ACCESS TO THE CHURCH - Please enter via the lower South Alder St. entrance and follow the signs.

INVITATION TO ADORATION Adoration will begin with Mass every Wednesday at 9:30 am. All are invited to attend the Mass and participate in Adoration until 10 pm. “Jesus, I Trust in You…"

Parish Advent Retreat - December 18,19, 20, 21, 22 Please save the dates and more information will be forthcoming.

CWL Christmas Luncheon - Sunday, Dec 12, 2021@ 12:30 PM Community Centre Lounge

Lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, coffee & tea

Entertainment & door prizes - $25.00 per person

All ladies welcome, bring a friend!

Tickets on sale after Mass or call 250-926-0187

Memberships - Yearly memberships are once again due $30.00. Please put payment in the donation basket at Mass.

https://kofcdraw.net/c5468

Please contact Larry Panich 250-923-4718 or Mike Beston 250-287-8626

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE - DEVELOPMENT & PEACE Development & Peace/Caritas Canada is circulating a petition to present to our MP. Please go to their website for more information.

Bishop’s Appeal - The 2021 Appeal Theme, Spirit of Hope - Healing & Reconciliation, invites us to trust that the Holy Spirit is working in us and through us. The goal of this year's Appeal focuses on the healing work of the Diocese with the Indigenous peoples. Your pledge will also benefit our parish. The goal set for us by the Diocese this year has been increased to $52,000.00 Please help if you are able and Thank You!

 

The construction of the St. Patrick’s Church extension and renovation is well under way. To keep the parishioners of the parish informed of the progress of the task, an ongoing series of photos indicating various phases of the effort is being uploaded and may be accessed by clicking.

There is an important request that we respect construction site etiquette and not enter the construction area which is fenced off. This is for our safety.

Please use the lower entry into the church.

Current:

  • Interior work continues.
  • Rough-in wiring, plumbing, HVAC.
  • Tyvek membrane applied.
  • Strapping and wiring applied for stucco application.

Heads up, watch your step, and say a little prayer.

We thank you for your prayers, helping hands and continued financial support. God bless you and say a little prayer.

St. Vincent de Paul - 5th World Day of the Poor Food Drive Report

Dear Parishioners:

November 14th marked Pope Francis’ declared 5th World Day of the Poor. A two week Food Drive campaign was successful in filling to the rim (and over the top) our grocery cart.


341 non-perishable food items went into the cart, and onto the shelves in our storeroom, ready to go out the door and into the homes of those in need, residing in Campbell River.


Thank you for helping us to celebrate this special day, and in lending a hand to help our less fortunate, with your food and financial support.

Dear Parishioners:

We are a conference of 28 members (Vincentian Brothers and Sisters). Our conference is involved in 8 community local and north island programs. They are Vincentians hard at work. Here were the fruits of their labour in October:

  • 8 home visits were made, delivering perishable and non-perishable food hampers to 11 adults and 4 children in Campbell River
  • Many hours were spent in picking up and assembling items for 2 welcoming kits in preparation for future deliveries to Rose Harbour.
  • 3 large pallets of a variety of non-perishable food items were delivered to Tahsis on November 14th. A total of 116 hampers were distributed to 95 people, and 15 pets.
  • 5 pallets of food were delivered to Gold River on the same day. 31 hampers provided assistance to 85 people and 35 pets in the village and Tsaxana, as well as supporting such Community projects as the school lunch programs, and the daycare centre. Our food also provides emergency supplies to the Gold River Food Network, a food network drop in for emergency food access to those in need
  • A generous monthly meat supply was delivered to Second Chance Recovery House for men at the end of the month
  • The 2 children of our Adopted Family are studying hard at school, while their parents also are working hard in pursuit of their Chef’s Red Seal (father) and Residential Care Attendant Certificate (mother).
  • Roast Beef with gravy, Ham, Chicken, Mixed Vegetables, Caesar Salad, fruit and other desserts are some of the healthy, hot lunch entrees prepared by volunteers at the downtown Community Kitchen each Sunday, with our purchased food supplies. 204 people enjoyed such lunches in October
  • Our campaign for Pope Francis’ 5th World Day of the Poor (November 14th) kicked off to a good start at the end of October

The Lord hears the cry of the poor, and answers them through the work of his servants.

God bless you for your support of our work in so many ways.

Recycle for the Building Fund Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the building fund by dropping off bottles and cans at the back door of the church hall every Saturday 10 am till noon. Your efforts have raised over $22,800.00 thus far. Just goes to show that "every little bit helps!”

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