Fifth Sunday in Lent | March 17, 2013 | 10:30 am
Welcome Welcome to St. James’, especially if you are a newcomer or visitor. Children of all ages are fully welcome at every liturgy. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here with us. Please help us to get to know you by introducing yourself to one of the clergy. VISION STATEMENT Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. MISSION OBJECTIVES •To be a beacon for all as a neighbourhood and destination church where we invite and welcome friends, family and strangers into our midst; • To deepen our life of prayer and formation in Christ; • To develop relationships and fellowship in open, honest and spiritual ways among parishioners, with our neighbours, and those in need; • To pursue and practice justice and mercy for the imparting of the Kingdom of God within and beyond the Parish; • To maintain financial equilibrium, develop our reserves and optimize the use of our assets to ensure the preservation of our sacred space and ministry from generation to generation, to the everlasting glory of God.
TODAY 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Formation Session: Why are we saved? High Mass
The image on the front cover is taken from one of the Stations of the Cross in the parish. This booklet is printed on recycled paper. Discarded copies are recycled.
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Before Mass If you require assistance at any time, please speak to one of the welcomers at the Church entrance (narthex). As a friendly reminder, please turn off all electronic devices that might disrupt worship. In the interest of security, please keep purses and other valuables with you at all times. Wireless hearing amplifiers are available. Washrooms can be accessed through the doors on the left hand side at the back of the church on the opposite side to the entrance. Your family is welcome at St. Jamesâ€™. Children may remain in the Church during the service: there is a play area with toys and colouring books in the back of the church. The sacrament of reconciliation (confession) is available. Speak with a priest to make an appointment. The Mass booklet contains all the prayers and information required to participate in the Mass. The directions given in this booklet to stand, sit and kneel are offered as guidelines to those who are able. The symbol + indicates when to make the sign of the cross. It is also customary to make a discreet bow at the name of Jesus. You are encouraged to take the opportunity before Mass for silence, stillness and prayer. Please refrain from talking before Mass begins. We adore you, most Holy Lord Jesus Christ here and in all your churches throughout all the world; and we bless you because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. St. Francis of Assisi
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A Reflection I understood more what our blessed Lord meant when he showed me that I should sin. I had taken this simply to refer to me as an individual, nor was the contrary shown me at the time. But by our Lord’s very gracious enlightenment that came subsequently I saw that he meant humankind in general: that is to say, Everyone, who is and will be sinful to the very end. I am included in that, I hope, by the mercy of God. The blessed comfort that I saw is large enough to embrace us all. This taught me to look at my own sin and not at others’, unless it was going to be a comfort and help to my fellow Christians. In the same revelation about my sinning I learned to be afraid because of my instability. For I do not know in what way I shall fall, nor the extent or greatness of my sin. I would have liked to have known that – with due fear, of course. But I got no answer. At the same time our very courteous Lord showed me very clearly and convincingly the eternal and unchanging nature of his love, and that, through the keeping power of his great goodness and grace, there will be no separation between his love and our souls. So in this fear I have good reason for a humility which will save me from presuming, and in that blessed revelation of love good reason too for real and joyful comfort which will keep me from despairing. This revelation, so intimate and homely, teaches a lovely lesson, and one that is gracious and sweet. It is a comfort for our soul and comes from our courteous Lord himself. Through his delightful and intimate love he intends us to know that all the experience contrary to this, whether it be within us, or without, is from the enemy and not from God. For example, if we are inclined to get careless about the way we are living or are guarding our hearts because we know this abundant love, there is all the more need for us to beware. This inclination, should it come, is false, and we ought to abominate it. It bears no resemblance to God’s will. When we fall through our weakness or blindness our Lord in his courtesy puts his hand on us, encourages us, and holds on to us. Only then does he will that we should see our wretchedness, and humbly acknowledge it. It is not his intention for us to remain like this, nor that we should go to great lengths in our self-accusation, nor that we should feel too wretched about ourselves. He means us to look at once to him. For he stands there apart, waiting for us to come in sorrow and grief. He is quick to receive us, for we are his delight and joy, and he is our salvation and our life. Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love, 79; Ed. By Clifton Wolters, London, 1966, pp 202-204
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Entrance Rite At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
THE GREAT LITANY 1 Invocations to the Holy Trinity Stand All
O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the faithful, Have mercy upon us.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God, Have mercy upon us.
2 Invocations to the Saints
Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God our Saviour Jesus Christ, Pray for us.
All holy angels and Archangels and all holy orders of blessed spirits, Pray for us.
All holy Patriarchs, and Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors & Virgins, and all the blessed company of heaven, Pray for us.
3 Prayers for Deliverance
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Remember not, Lord Christ, our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither reward us according to our sins. Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and by thy mercy preserve us for ever. Spare us, good Lord.
From all evil and wickedness; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; and from everlasting damnation, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all want of charity, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and commandment, Good Lord, deliver us.
From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle, and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared, Good Lord, deliver us.
4 Appeals for deliverance recalling events in the life of Our Lord
By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation, Good Lord, deliver us.
By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.
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We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church Universal in the right way, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to illumine all bishops, priests, and deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give to all people increase of grace to hear and receive thy Word, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, Elizabeth our Queen, the leaders of this nation and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and love mercy, and walk in the ways of truth, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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That it may please thee to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives, the homeless and the hungry, and all who are desolate and oppressed, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to inspire us, in our several callings, to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants, and for the common good, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to preserve all who are in danger by reason of their labor or their travel, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to visit the lonely; to strengthen all who suffer in mind, body, and spirit; and to comfort with thy presence those who are failing and infirm, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to have mercy upon all mankind, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weakhearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to grant to all the faithful departed eternal life and peace, remembering particularly â€Ś and those whose anniversaries are at this time. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to grant that, in the fellowship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. James, and all the saints, we may attain to thy heavenly kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
6 Concluding Invocations
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Grant us thy peace.
O Christ, hear us. O Christ, hear us.
INTROIT Give judgment for me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people. Deliver me from the deceitful and the wicked; for you are the God of my strength. Why have you put me from you? Judica me, Deus (Mode IV)
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KYRIE ELEISON All sing
COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Most merciful God, by the death and resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ, you created humanity anew. May the power of his victorious cross transform those who turn in faith to him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING Reader
A reading from the Book of Isaiah. Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild animals will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise. Isaiah 43:16-21
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, then were we like those who dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy. Antiphon Then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed. Antiphon Psalm 126:1-4
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee, as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to
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righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:4B-14
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Stand The plowmen plowed upon my back. They have made their furrows long; but the Lord the Righteous One, has cut the cords of the wicked. Saepe expugnaverunt (Mode VIII)
THE HOLY GOSPEL
All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
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Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?" (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me." John 12:1-8
Be Seated Canon Douglas Williams (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION
Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God.
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; + pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with an unfeigned heart. Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Give me life according to your word, O Lord. Confitebor tibi (Mode I)
The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 90 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded
SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: creator and preserver of all things. Who hast bidden us thy faithful people to cleanse our hearts and to prepare with joy for the paschal feast; that reborn through the waters of baptism, and renewed in the Eucharistic mystery, we may be more fervent in prayer and more generous in works of love. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying:
SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS Alll sing
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PRAYER OF CONSECRATION Celebrant
Blessing and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee, almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again. Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.” + Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all, of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” +
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Wherefore, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy bread of eternal life and the cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded. We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee and we pray to thee, Lord our God. And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are partakers of this holy communion may be fulfilled with thy grace + and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD
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We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. we are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his blood, That we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us. Amen.
AGNUS DEI Alll sing
All who are baptized and believe Christ present in this sacrament are invited to come forward for communion. Those who are unable to receive communion, or do not yet receive, are invited to come forward for a blessing. To indicate you wish a blessing, fold your arms rather than holding out your hand for the Sacrament. When coming forward to receive, please approach from the centre aisle only and follow the directions of the attendant standing at the head of the aisle. Please return to your seat via the side aisles. When you receive the Holy Bread please consume it immediately. It is no longer permissible to intinct the Holy Bread in the Holy Wine. You may choose not to receive the Holy Wine (the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ) from the chalice (common cup) at this time. If so, once you have received the Holy Bread please remain kneeling and fold your arms to indicate that you do not wish to receive from the chalice.
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COMMUNION ANTIPHON If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and where I am, there my servant shall also be. Psalm Hear my plea of innocence, O Lord, give heed to my cry: listen to my prayer which does not come from lying lips. Qui mihi ministrat (Mode V)
Sit or kneel
305 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) â€“ Soul of My Saviour
Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Merciful God, thou hast called us to thy table and fed us with the bread of life. Draw us and all people to thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
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SOLEMN PRAYER OVER THE PEOPLE AND BLESSING Deacon
Bow down before the Lord.
Look with compassion, O Lord, upon this thy people that, rightly observing this holy season, they may learn to know thee more fully, and to serve thee with a more perfect will; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen
And the blessing of God almighty, the + Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen. Notices and announcements may be given.
FINAL HYMN 386 Blue Hymn Book (Common Praise) – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross During the postlude you are encouraged to remain quietly in the nave, or to move to the Bishops’ Room to enjoy coffee hour conversation. For prayer requests, please contact the office or speak to a member of the clergy. Please notify the Parish Office (604-685-2532) when a parishioner/friend/family member is hospitalized or housebound. The Office will arrange visitation, Holy Communion or Anointing with the Parish Clergy Team and Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator. If entering hospital, please inform the hospital on arrival that you (or the patient you are with) are Anglican and ask for the hospital’s Anglican chaplain. 24 | HIGH MASS
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Formation on Sundays THE THEOLOGY OF SALVATION The branch of theology concerned with salvation is called soteriology. It comes from the Greek word for salvation. Soteriology: The section of Christian theology which treats of the saving work of Christ for the world. It includes not only the doctrines of the Atonement and of Grace, but also (1) the doctrine of human nature as affected by the Fall and by sin, which is the presupposition of Christ’s work, and (2) the doctrine of man’s final destiny as the result of that work. Dictionary of the Christian Church
March 17: Why are we saved? Leader: Fr. Douglas Williams
THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION: THE LIFE OF CHRIST IN POETRY April 7: Annunciation April 14: Incarnation April 21: The Passion April 28: The Resurrection May 5: The Ascension and Pentecost
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Holy Week at St. Jamesâ€™ Holy Week Preacher: Bishop John Hannen (Monday through Good Friday) Palm Sunday - March 24 5:00 pm Vigil Mass (on Saturday) 8:30 am Low Mass with the Blessing of Palms 9:30 am No Formation session 10:30 am High Mass with the Blessing of Palms and neighbourhood Procession. Monday & Tuesday in Holy Week - March 25 & 26 12:10 pm Low Mass with address Wednesday in Holy Week - March 27 12:10 pm Low Mass with address 8:00 pm Sung Office of Tenebrae Maundy Thursday - March 28 6:30 pm Solemn Mass of the Institution of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by an all-night Watch before the Altar of Repose. Good Friday - March 29 10:00 am Stations of the Cross for Children 2:00 pm Stations of the Cross 3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday The Solemn Liturgy on Good Friday falls into four parts: 1. Scripture Readings 2. Solemn Prayers of Intercession 3. The Veneration of the Cross 4. Holy Communion Holy Saturday - March 30 9:00 pm The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter with the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Easter Day - March 31 8:30 am Low Mass of the Resurrection 9:30 am No Formation session 10:30 am High Mass of the Resurrection with Procession and Blessing of the Easter Garden. 12:15 pm Easter egg hunt in the Parish Hall HIGH MASS | 27
St. James’ News & Announcements LENT AT ST. JAMES’ Wednesdays in Lent - Mar 20 6:30 pm Praying of the Rosary in the Lady Chapel Fridays in Lent - Mar 22 1:00 pm Stations of the Cross MAUNDY THURSDAY ALL-NIGHT WATCH Following the Mass on Maundy Thursday, an allnight watch before the Altar of Repose in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will commence, and continue until 9:00am Friday. The watch recalls the watch of the disciples with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before his crucifixion. We would like a confirmed presence (including one male parishioner) for each one hour time slot. If you can commit to a time, please write your name on the sign up sheet in the Narthex. DIALOGUE CIRCLE TODAY MARCH 17 – SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER Lead-up event for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, September 2013 Please join us for refreshments in the Parish Hall after High Mass today for a dialogue about Residential Schools with special guest, Kelvin Bee, Kwak’waka’wakw residential school survivor and elder at the Aboriginal Front Door, 384 Main St. Kelvin Bee, a speaker of Kwak’waka’wakw, has worked for the past few years as one of the in-house Elders and facilitators at the Aboriginal Front Door’s First Nations Languages Sharing Circle. Born July 16, 1962, he attended Alert Bay Residential from the winter of 1966 to the
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summer of 1976. “The Department of Indian Affairs and RCMP came and pushed my parent’s door open. My mom told me in our language to hide and I went behind the wood stove. All the four and a half year olds had to go. I remember everything that happened like it was yesterday: the weather, the road to the Alert Bay school...When the apology and claims process started years ago, I didn’t want anything to do with the people from the churches. I decided to go through with it in order to help provide my children and grandchildren with a better future.” Come and hear his story and share your own thoughts and feelings with others in a safe environment. Check out the resource materials available about the Church and Residential Schools on a table display outside the Bishops’ Room. The DVDs and books on display are available for you to borrow from Fr. Matthew. We are preparing ourselves for participation in the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ National Event in Vancouver from September 17 to 22, 2013. PALM CROSS MAKING This Friday, March 22 9:30 am in the Bishops’ Room Help is welcome and instructions will be given, so no experience is necessary. You are cordially invited to this event and to the fellowship of the Women’s Guild. Tea will be served. (We suggest you bring your own scissors.) Thank you. Mary-Ann Currie
St. James’ News & Announcements FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION (transferred)
CONFESSION FRIDAYS IN MARCH
Each Friday in March a priest will be available to hear private confessions from 10:00 am until noon. You can let the priest know you are coming, or just come as the spirit moves you. Of course if Friday mornings do not work for you, please make an appointment with one of the parish priests for another time. When we take time during Lent to examine our relationships with God, our neighbour and ourselves we realize we fall short, and it is a healing practice to confess our shortcomings with one of the parish priests. You can pick up a copy of Examining our Conscience in the narthex to prepare yourself for confession if you are needing direction, or speak with a priest. March 22 Father Matthew
12:10 pm Said Mass 6:30 pm High Mass with Procession & community potluck supper. A REMINDER ABOUT POTLUCK SUPPERS The host group is responsible for beverages and bread to accompany the meal. Participants are asked to contribute at least three portions per person in one of the following categories: Casserole, cold meats, hard boiled eggs, etc. Salad or vegetable dish Dessert eg. cookies, pie, squares, cake, fruit, etc. Any of the above can be purchased at a delicatessen or bakery. For April 8th it is suggested that if possible this guideline be used: Last name A-L Casserole M-R Salad S-Z Dessert OUTREACH COMMITTEE GIFTS Since the beginning of January the Outreach Committee has made three donations on behalf of the Parish. An amount of $250 was given to St. Jude’s Anglican Home, which provides compassionate service to those in need of permanent care. A donation of $500 was given to the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in support of the free concerts they offer at St. James’ as an outreach to the local community. And a third donation was given to our Parish Library to enable the purchase of $250 worth of new books. We thank the Outreach Committee for its work on behalf of St. James’.
March 29 Father Mark
2:00pm to 2:45pm
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED The High Mass Choir is accepting donations of goods and services for their June 14th year end concert. Suggested items are: gift certificates, home-baking, knitting, art, and jewellery. Maybe you have some creative ideas for a donation? Please help us spread the word that we are looking for donations. For more information contact Mike Dezell at email@example.com., or contact the office.
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Offices and Mass Times MON. MARCH 18TH
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. Patrick, Missionary Bishop in, and Patron of Ireland, 461 (tr.) TUES. MARCH 19TH
For the people and leaders of Ireland 6 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
St. Joseph of Nazareth, Patron of Canada WED. MARCH 20TH
For all foster and adoptive parents 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 THU. MARCH 21ST
For those in authority, that they may serve with true justice and compassion 9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Feria FRI. MARCH 22ND
For those in any need, and for Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, as he begins his new ministry 12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711 SAT. MARCH 23RD
5:30 pm in the Lady Chapel
For Pope Francis as he begins his new ministry
St. Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of Armenia, .322 SUN. MARCH 24TH Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday
For those who are hungry or alone 8:00 am Morning Prayer 8:30 am Low Mass 10:30 am High Mass 5:00 pm Evening Prayer
Meetings and Events at St. James’ March
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17 Sun | 1:30 PM 17 Sun | 7:30 PM 18 Mon | 9:30 AM 18 Mon | 7:00 PM 18 Mon | 7:00 PM 19 Tues | 9:30 AM 19 Tue | 7:00 PM 20 Wed | 9:00 AM 21 Thu | 8:00 AM 21 Thu | 10:30 AM 21 Thu | 2:00 PM 21 Thu | 7:30 PM 22 Fri | 8:00 AM 22 Fri | 12:00 PM 23 Sat | 8:00 AM 23 Sat | 7:00 PM
Salvation Army RAW, Crypt Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room Salvation Army RAW, Crypt Private Rental, Bishops’ Room Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room Salvation Army RAW, Crypt Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room Salvation Army RAW, Crypt Latino Lunch, lunch served at noon, Crypt EfM, Bishops’ Room SJMA, use of all church space Narcotics Anonymous, May Gutteridge Room Palm Cross Making, Bishops’ Room Spectrum Society Art Therapy, May Gutteridge Room Sanctuary Guild, Parish Hall Latino AA Group, May Gutteridge Room
Daily Lectionary DATE
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM
EVENING PRAYER 5:00PM
MON. MARCH 18TH
SUSANNA 1:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 PS 23 JN 8:1-11 2 SAM 7:4, 8-16 PS 89:1-4, 26-29 LK 2:41-52
PS 31 JER 24:1-10 ROM 9:19-33
PS 35 EX 4:10-20
PS 132 IS 63:7-16 MT 1:18-25
(21-26) 27-31 JN 9:1-17 PS 34 2 CHRON 6:12-17 EPH 3:14-21
WED. MARCH 20TH
DAN 3:13-28 PS 24:1-6 JN 8:31-47
PS 119:145-176 JER 25:30-38 ROM 10:14-21
PS 128, 129, EX 7:8-24 JN 10:1-18
THU. MARCH 21ST
GEN 17:3-9 PS 105:1-9 JN 8:51-59
PS 131, 132, (133) JER 26:1-16 ROM 11:1-12
PS 140, 142 EX 7:25 – 8:19 JN 10:19-42
FRI. MARCH 22ND
JER 20:7-13 PS 18:1-7 JN 10:31-42
PS 95, 22 JER 29:1, 4-13 ROM 11:13-24
PS 141, 143:1-11(12) EX 9:13-35 JN 11:1-27
SAT. MARCH 23RD
IS 50:4-9A PS 31:9-16 PHIL 2:5-11
137:1-6 (7-9), 144 JER 31:27-34 ROM 11:25-36 PS 24, 29 ZECH 9:9-12 1 TIM 6:12-16
PS 42, 43 EX 10:21 – 11:8 JN 11:28-44
TUES. MARCH 19TH
SUN. MARCH 24TH
IS 50:4-9A PS 31:9-16 PHIL 2:5-11 LK
PS 103 ZECH 12:9-11; MT 21:12-17
Please take this booklet away with you to aid in your own reflection, prayers and for your information.
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THE CLERGY Rector
Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Priest Mother Jessica Schaap email@example.com Street Outreach Father Matthew Johnson 604-685-7522 (non-emergency number)
days off: Monday, Saturday
Office Managers Linda Adams Mon - Wed 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Hamilton Thu - Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Building Manager & Assistant Art Cuthbertson Mon-Thu 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Darren Campbell Sat 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Organist and Choirmaster Gerald Harder Assistant Organist Bruce McKenzie
Honorary Assistants Mother Alexis Saunders Brother John Blyth Sister Mary Christian Cross
PARISH OFFICERS Deacon
Any of the clergy may be contacted through the Parish Office: 604-685-2532 CLERGY AVAILABILITY For immediate contact or within a few hours their cell numbers are: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins 778-316-7941
days off: Friday, Saturday Mother Jessica Schaap 604-880-4938
days off: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday You may need to leave a message if we are engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be
Rectorâ€™s Warden Brian Rocksborough-Smith 604-291-9852 Peopleâ€™s Warden Reece Wrightman 604-872-4129 Assoc. Warden Betty Carlson 604 522 4412 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Building Project Communication EMAIL: email@example.com Trustee Leslie Arnovick Trustee Paul Stanwood Trustee Graham Murchie Treasurer Angela Van Luven (on leave) Envelope Secretary Parish Privacy Officer
Philip Green Linda Adams
PARISH COUNCIL Chair Jane Turner Secretary Erin Kenny
available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. We aim to be available regularly. On Saturday, March 23rd, Father Mark is on-call for emergency situations. Our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator , Joyce Locht is on leave until April 1, 2013. Please contact the office for pastoral care and support until her return.
303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, v6a 1l4 telephone: 604-685-2532, fax: 604-685-7605 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.stjames.bc.ca parish office hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm