Note from the Rector

Kirsten is at the Clergy Conference this week.   

St. Mary’s Celebration of Life for John Creighton – This Friday April 28, at 1pm


There will be a reception afterwards in the hall.   Everyone is welcome!  

  May Readings  

May 7 – 5th Sunday of Easter
Acts 7:55-60                         
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 (pg.740)                          
1 Peter 2:2-10                          
John 14:1-1  

May 14 – 6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 17:22-31                       
Psalm 66:7-18 (pg. 787)                                   
1 Peter 3:13-22                        
John 14:15-21  

May 21 – Ascension Sunday
Acts 1:1-11                           
Psalm 47 (pg. 764)                                            
Ephesians 1:15-23                         
Luke 24: 44-53  

May 28 – Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:21                               
Psalm 104:25-35, 37 (pg. 844)                         
1 Corinthians: 3b-13                         
John 20:19-23  


May 1st      Lorraine V
May 2nd     Cheryle T
May 8th      Jeremiah “JJ” B-C
May 11th    Randy K
May 15th    Brenda J
May 25th    Bev O
May 26th    Alex C
May 27th    Mary H 


May 2nd      Bill & Rita G
May 24th     Harry & Jean C 


2023 FUNdraisers at St. Mary’s

June Jumble Sale – Saturday June 10, 2023

The June Jumble Sale is looking for the following: smaller pieces of furniture (NO beds or couches), plants, seedlings, household items, toys, books, tools and clothing. 

Please bring to the hall during office hours and place in the storage room or at the back of the hall. We are also looking for parishioners with access to a truck for end-of-sale cleanup, please see Marrianna or Sue G. Posters are now available for distribution.

Christmas Fair - Saturday November 18, 2023

Work has already begun with donations for the Attic Treasures, with plans underway for the other tables:

- Bake Table
- More Attic Treasures
- Children’s Corner
- Kitchen (serving lunch and coffee)
- Silent Auction  (tentative)

Sign-up sheets will be in the hall so PLEASE  think about your talents, strengths and abilities and consider joining the team and becoming a part of another GREAT CHRISTMAS FAIR.   Please feel free to call Rita for any information regarding the fair and our various tables.

Over One Year Since the Invasion of Ukraine  - Candlelight Vigil

At St. Mary the Protectress Church, 594 Karls Way Parksville on Friday May 5th at 8:00PM.  Come and join us in prayer.  And please remember to bring a candle.