250-286-1233 - St. Patrick`s Parish

St. Patrick’s Parish
34 South Alder Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 2M8
www.stpatscr.org  [email protected] email
250-287-3498 phone  250-287-2127 fax
Parish Missions: Tahsis, Gold River and Sayward
“Blessings on Him who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Pastor: Rev. Jan Grotkowski, SDS
Temporary Office Assistant: Heather Walsh
OFFICE HOURS for the week of MARCH 29 - APRIL 4: closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
OPEN: Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm,
Thursday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Baptism and Marriage: by appointment * Sacraments or Anointing for the
Sick or Holy Communion at home or in hospital - Please call the Parish Office
Masses for Holy Week
Holy Tuesday - 10 am Mass Yucalta
Holy Wednesday - 9 am Mass
Holy Thursday, April 2 - 7 pm Mass
Good Friday, April 3 - 6:00 pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
Holy Saturday, April 4 - 8:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday, April 5 - 9 am Mass
- 11 am Mass
1st Friday (each month) - 10:30 am at Evergreen Care Home
Confession - Saturdays at 4 - 4:45 pm or by appointment
*exception - 3rd Saturday 4:30 - 4:45 pm
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St. Patrick’s Preschool * Please call the Parish Office to register * Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 - 11:30 am
St. Vincent de Paul: 250-287-4911
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
March 29, 2015 
If you know of someone who is ill or in need of our prayers, please call the Parish Office at 250.287.3498 or email [email protected] Let us pray for our family & friends that are at home or in Evergreen, Ironwood, New Horizons & Yucalta
Lodge care homes. Let us pray for family & friends that are sick, recovering or in hospital, and for all who need our prayers
including: Amalia Tancon, Dana Ohlinger, Sarah Kiley, Paul Harding, Dot Malo, Natalia Corrigall, Mary Pattison, Howard
Harding, Anna Guidi, Betty McDonald, Reine Berns, Gina Streuby, Liz Epton, Mary Patterson, and Bernadine Sharp
The Word for Palm Sunday: God, the Passion and death of Jesus are expressions of his love for us. Jesus
freely chose to suffer and die so that our sins could be forgiven and we could be reconciled to the Father.
The motivation our Lord had for doing this was his great love for us and his desire to be faithful to the will
of his Father. By entering more deeply into our Lord’s passion, we can come to experience more fully his
great love for us.
Holy Week is the week which precedes the great Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday - it includes
the last days of Lent and the beginning of the Easter Triduum. During Holy Week, the Church celebrates
the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of his life on earth, beginning with his
messianic entrance into Jerusalem.
On Holy Thursday, Mass at 7:00 pm, we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood.
During His celebration of the Passover, Jesus gave the apostles His model of servanthood to carry forward
as they became the first priests of the Church. The symbolic action of the washing of the feet is a visual
reminder of Christ’s mandatum (or mandate) to humble service. As the ritual takes place, we are asked to
recommit ourselves to lives of loving service. After the Last Supper, Jesus led his Apostles to a quiet place of
prayer. Our personal vigil with Christ begins as we honour the Blessed Sacrament following Mass. Following
age-old tradition, the altar will be cleared in preparation for the service of the Lord’s Passion. The starkness of
the sanctuary should impress upon us that Jesus emptied himself totally for us on Good Friday only to fill us
with his blessed joy on Easter morning.
The Sacred Pascal Triduum: Through his Paschal Mystery, the Lord Jesus redeemed the human race and
gave perfect glory to the Father. By dying, Christ destroyed our death; by rising, he restored our life. For
this reason, the Easter Triduum, when we celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord is
the high point of the liturgical year. The Easter Solemnity is to the year what Sunday is to the week.
Good Friday, Celebration at 6:00 pm: Through his suffering and death, Jesus reveals his boundless love
for us. In submission to the will of his heavenly Father, Jesus offers himself for our redemption. By his
suffering and death, Jesus defeats the power of sin over us. At the same time, in his saving act, Jesus
demonstrates the extent of God’s mercy and love for each of us. What sacrifice are we willing to make in
response to great love?
On Holy Saturday, Mass at 8:30 pm, the people of God remain in prayer and fasting at the tomb of the
Lord, meditating on his sufferings, death, and descent to the dead. Throughout this day the faithful are
invited to continue the solemn paschal fast which they began on Good Friday. The Church abstains from
the Sacrifice of Mass today (no 5 pm Mass), with the altar left bare until the Vigil service. During the
solemn vigil service, a night of prayer which looks forward to the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection,
mourning will give way to the joys of Eastertide, which we will celebrate for fifty days until Pentecost
Holy Week in our Parish... - March 30 - April 5, 2015
March 30
9 am
Holy Tuesday
Holy Wednesday
April 1
Holy Thursday
The Lord’s Supper
Good Friday
Passion of the Lord
10 am Mass at Yucalta Lodge
9 am Mass
7 pm Mass
11 am Celebration in
8:30 pm Easter
Vigil Mass
6 pm Choir Practice (Sat.
9:30 am Adoration
After Mass Adoration in
the Small Hall
2 pm Prayer Cenacle
2:30 pm Celebration in
Gold River
RCIA Reception to
follow Mass in the
Large Hall
10 pm End of
6 pm Celebration in St.
Collections from March 21 - 22
Sunday $ 4,174.74
Votive $ 75.85
Lenten Mission $ 1,218.60
Share Lent $ 2,989.75
Thank you!
Easter Sunday
9 am Mass
11 am Mass
7 pm RCIA
7:30 pm Choir Practice (11
am Mass)
Holy Saturday
3 pm Mass in
“For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out
for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)
Lord, on the first Holy Thursday you promised, with the bread
and the cup, Your body and blood for the remission of all my
sins. Oh what amazing love! How could I ever show my
appreciation for Your love? How can I best serve You who has
loved me first and given His life for me? May I come worthily
each time I approach your altar. Amen.
Thank you for your generous donations to the
Share Lent Campaign. To date, we have received
over $3,300! Although the campaign has ended, further donations will
still be gratefully accepted. If you need more information, contact
Lorraine (250)287-3418
The Italian Cultural Society will be hosting a Family Dinner
on April 25 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6pm.
For tickets please contact Giuseppina; (250)286-1879,
Frank, (250)287-7619; Tony, (250)923-4521;
or Gino, (250)923-6301.
But hurry! These tickets sell fast!!
Mass Intentions
March 31
Holy Tuesday
Yucalta Lodge
10 am the deceased members of
the Puharic family
April 1
Holy Wednesday
Hank Lazarski +
offered by Mary
April 2
Holy Thursday
7 pm
Elizabeth Houston +
offered by Mary
April 3
Good Friday
6 pm Ritchie Bromley +
Bookstore: The
Living Faith booklets for April, May, and
April 4
Holy Saturday
June have arrived. We also have a new supply of Sunday
8:30 pm Peter Daniel McPherson +
Missals and YouCats. Come in and see the new selection of
offered by the CWL
Crucifixes, Bibles, and books.
The Knights will be holding a garage sale on April 18th, please
consider donating any saleable items you may have. Plants and
seedlings are welcome too! Contacts are
John Dawson, (250)286-0187, and Henry Schulte, (250)286-6640
Would you like to receive the bulletin in your
home each week in full colour? Call the office
to join our bulletin email group. (250)287-3498
April 5
Easter Sunday
9 am Bob Bourque +
offered by Jim & Carol
11 am Natalie Soucy +
Please be considerate of those with scent
sensitivities when you are preparing for Mass.
Thank you!
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Takes place every Wednesday following 9:00 a.m. Mass until
10:00 p.m., and the First Friday of the month following Mass until 3 p.m.
NEW TO THE PARISH /CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Please come to or call the office.
MOVING AWAY: Please let the Office know so we can keep our records up-to-date and send you your income tax receipt.
Joe Dinn
Tel 250-830-WOOD (9663)
Elk Falls Crematorium
151-D Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC
Joe Dinn
Locally Owned & Operated
Tel 250-286-0718
Campbell River:
Ph: 250-287-3530 #107-250 Dogwood St. Campbell River, BC Eugene Henry
Sutton’s Campbell River
Funeral Home
• Alarm Systems • Security Patrols
• Monitoring From $25/month • Static Guards
Campbell River’s Best Value in Funeral
and Cremation Services Since 2000
Photo Tech
Your Imaging Adventure Store
Downtown between the
Royal Bank and the Library
Brook G. Kiddle
*Law Corporation
Tees, Kiddle, Spencer
Lawyers, Mediators
Suite 200 - 1260 Shoppers Row
• Free Courtesy Cars
151-D Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC
3989 North Island Hwy.
Phone: 250-287-8258
• Private Insurance
& ICBC Claims
& Glass Replacement
502 South Dogwood Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 6R4
Phone: 250-287-4812
Fax: 250-286-1733
Proudly Serving
the Community Since 1913
1631 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC
Canada V9W 2E6
Phone: 250-287-8816
[email protected]
Graham J. Kelly
Investment Advisor
Independent Wealth Management
Patricia Brenan
Associate Broker - Real Estate Sales
Willow Point Realty • 2116B S. Isl. Hwy.
Office: 250-923-1521 • Fax: 250-923-4533
Cell: 250-287-1191 • email: [email protected]
Flooring &
Blind Specialists
Please check with the
Parish Office before
hanging posters in the Parish Centre.
The cost of printing our
parish weekly bulletins
is offset by the support
of these businesses.
Most are parish members.
We ask your support of them.
Phone: 250-286-7229 • www.cr-floors.com
1690C Maple Street, Campbell River, BC
New to the Parish? Or have you changed your address?
Please contact the Parish Office (250-287-3498) or
complete this form and deposit in the collection basket.
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Offertory envelopes are available in the Parish Office, please write your name, address and phone # on the first envelope you use.