St. Clare Updates for
Oct. 30 - Nov. 12, 2021
As we approach the month of November and All Souls’ Day, and time of remembrance, I would like to share with you a brief reflection prepared by our Archbishop J. Michael Miller.
“The early Church believed that – with the exception of Mary, the Apostles and Martyrs – the deceased were thought to enter Heaven only after any remaining stain of sin has been removed. Most of the faithful departed were in need of purification before their entry into heaven. 
The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to this process of purification as Purgatory: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of Heaven” (1030).
We also believe that the Church on earth can – and should – intercede for the holy souls in Purgatory. Praying for the dead does more than retain their presence in our memories. It is also a great act of mercy that we can carry out for our departed. 
A ministry of consolation falls to each of us when a fellow member of Christ's Body dies. We are called to comfort the bereaved. Also, and more importantly, we are to pray for the deceased. Our prayers for the faithful departed help them to purify their love of the Lord, so that every trace of sin and its remnants will be erased, thus enabling them to see God face to face. 
Sustained by this supernatural solidarity of the Communion of Saints, those in Purgatory will receive their citizenship in heaven, from where they await the resurrection of the body”. 
We, as Catholics, believe that these souls may be helped by our prayers and by the sacrifice of the Mass.

During the month of November we have a long-standing tradition of accepting Masses by All Souls Envelopes: 

1.     Each envelope is a request for one Mass. Please take it from the entrance of the church OR make your own envelope that is clearly marked for ALL Souls.

2.      Write the names of your deceased in the front of the envelope and, along with your cash donation, put it in the Sunday collection box (during the entire month of November) OR send it to us by the mail. No cheques please.

3.      Each of these envelopes will be used as one Mass intention, celebrated by Fr. Yarek or myself or another priestPlease note: we will not be able to let you know the date on which your Mass will be observed.  
I encourage you to continue this beautiful practice that help set our hearts and minds in the strong belief of Christ’s resurrection. This is our spiritual gift, not only for our deceased, but also for all the forgotten souls. May they rest in peace!
Please remember that we can assist all the departed by way of ALMSGIVING, INDULGENCES, AND WORKS OF PENANCE on their behalf.

God bless!

Fr. Maciej
Mass Times
We have now resumed all our in person masses as allowed under BC's Restart Program, Step 3.

With this, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB has reinstated the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.

Also as per the Archbishop’s request, we have moved to mandatory mask-wearing effective immediately when attending mass. And as per the public health order, masks are also required in the Parish Centre unless you are eating or drinking.

As has always been the case, anyone with a “serious reason” or “grave cause” is excused from this obligation.

In the case of the coronavirus pandemic, such reasons include: 
  • anyone who is sick, symptomatic, or has been recently exposed to the coronavirus; 
  • anyone with significant health risk factors that requires them to avoid public spaces
  • anyone who cares for someone with significant risk factors; 
  • anyone who cannot attend Mass through no fault of their own because of frailty or old age.


DAILY MASSES Monday through Saturday at 9:00am and

WEEKEND MASSES Saturday at 5:00pm
and on Sunday at 8:30am, 11:00am and 5:00pm

There is also a Spanish mass at 6:30pm on Sunday

We have also added the Morning Office/Breviary at 8:30am from Monday through Saturday. Everyone is welcome to join in.
We will continue to live stream our masses on both FACEBOOK (Link) and on YOUTUBE (Link) as follows:

Daily Masses Monday through Friday at 9:00am

Weekend Mass at 5:00pm on Saturday

All of these are posted on YouTube and Facebook and can be watched either live or after the livestreaming has ended. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our Youtube page and don't forget to "Like Us". These simple moves makes us easier to find on the web.

You can participate in all of our online masses by clicking on the links provided above or by going to our website, and clicking on the link provided.
We have connected a very limited number of sound receivers to our sound system for people with serious difficulty in hearing. These can be used with either our headphones or your own personal headphones. If you are interested, please call the office at 604-941-4800 or email These are the same ones that we had in the hall.
Archbishop Miller: Masks Required at Mass
Please be reminded that per Archbishop Miller's August 25th instruction, masks are required at Mass:
"I regard it as prudent that, as in all other indoor gatherings in BC, the wearing of masks will be required when attending Mass in the churches of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. 
All other parish gatherings indoors, such as meetings, prayer groups, PREP, etc., are covered by the BC mask mandate, and all those aged 12 and older must wear masks."​​​
Wedding, Baptisms and Funerals
Since the limitations have been lifted on religious gatherings and worship services, attendance restrictions at Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms have also been lifted. Please contact the office to make arrangements.

  • Before morning mass at 8:45am and after morning mass at 9:30am, Monday through Saturday. No registration or appointment is necessary.

Confessions are now heard in the Crying Room (by the washrooms on the east side of the church) NOT in the confessional.
Mass Offerings
Pre-Authorized Payments

We offer a Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) plan which you can sign up for by completing the form at Pre-Authorized Form and returning it with a void cheque to the office. Pre-authorized payments are withdrawn directly from your bank account once a month on the 1st.

Please do not forget to sign the back as it is invalid without a signature. You may seal the completed form in an envelope marked Pre-Authorized Payment and drop it in the Collection Basket, mail it or bring it in person. The form must be in the office by the 20th of the month in order for it to be effective on the 1st of the month following.
In order to help facilitate the offertory for
St Clare of Assisi Parish, the Archdiocese created an Online Offertory page for either one time or reoccurring monthly or weekly donations using a debit or credit card. Click on the heading above to go to the secure page. You can also donate to Second Collections including our Building/Mortgage Fund using this link.
Donations at Church

If you wish to continue to make your donation at mass, please note that we will not be passing around the collection baskets at this time. Please leave your donation to the church in one of the 2 boxes at the back of the church either when you enter or when you leave.

Second Collections - When there is a Second Collection, one of the collection boxes at the back will be specifically labeled for the that collection. Envelopes should be clearly marked and can be put in either box but cash donations in the Second Collection box will be passed on for that purpose.

NOTE: There will be a second collection on November 6-7 for the PETER'S PENCE.

Envelopes for 2022 will be issued in November.
Project Advance
We are grateful to all those who have supported Project Advance. Each and every gift is important. As of September 30th we had received $151,048. Our goal from the diocese is $49,500 so that means that we will be able to put $101,548 towards our mortgage and sound system.

You can give online at, by phone at 604-683-0281 ext. 50323, or in-person at our parish’s office. Thank you so much for your support.
Ethical Concerns Related to Vaccines

Catholics are invited to be vaccinated, both in keeping with the dictates of their conscience and in contributing to the common good by promoting the health and safety of others.  All COVID-19 vaccines that are medically approved by the relevant health authorities may be licitly received by Catholics. Since there is currently no choice of vaccine being offered, Catholics in good conscience may receive the vaccine that is available and offered to them. Read more at
There are a limited number of these little blue Advent and Christmas Reflection booklets available for purchase, $2 each, in the parish lobby. 

The church calendar begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which means we’re starting a whole new Church year. Advent is meant to help us keep our perspective, to focus on what is important so we can enjoy the feast of Christmas even more. Get your copy early before we run out! 

For information on the Knights of Columbus please visit our websites  at and If you are interested in becoming a Knight please email
Milo at or call him at 604-341-0062.

The 2021 Knights of Columbus Charity Appeal has begun. Click the link in the document below to buy your tickets. 

Did you know that the Grand Prize Winner was from St Clare's Parish last year?


Non-members contact Maria for the link

Everyone is invited to join us daily 
7:30 pm, Online
Order your Poinsettias
For Christmas from CWL
The St. Clare's Catholic Women's League of Canada
is selling poinsettias to raise money to help those in need.

In the past years, we have helped "Domestic Abuse Services", "Luke 15 House" and "Talitha Koum Society" to support victims of domestic abuse
as well as individuals recovering from addiction.

Bring a poinsettia home… Give it to a friend…. or
Donate it to St. Clare to decorate our church...
Order by November 18th, either after the weekend masses or online at
(Order forms are also available on the table in the lobby).
Have questions? E-mail us as

There is an advertiser section at the bottom of today's bulletin. Please support these businesses as they support your parish. Clicking on their ad will take you to their web page.

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Food for Thought . . . and for the Soul
Remember, Remember November! (1 & 2)
It seems unusual that our Catholic liturgical calendar schedules two major celebrations on days that are back to back.

But that is precisely the situation with the solemnity of All Saints, a liturgical feast, and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls), a liturgical observance. All Souls’ Day takes place on Nov. 2. All Saints Day originated in the earliest centuries of the church, when Christians commemorated the many martyrs who died at the hands of their Roman persecutors.

During these early November celebrations, those of us still living unite our hearts with, and in a special way remember, the faithful departed, whether they be in heaven or in purgatory.

The Synod on Synodality: "A Listening Church"
There has been so much to read on this latest global gathering of the People of God, so we present here a small collection of articles and videos. In his homily at the official opening in Rome, Pope Francis said, "Let us ask: In the church, are we good at listening? How good is the hearing of our heart? Do we allow people to express themselves, to walk in faith even though they have had difficulties in life, and to be part of the life of the community without being hindered, rejected or judged? Let us not soundproof our hearts."

(Canadian Cardinal Czerny SJ)

Click video link Synod: the next two years
Mass Intentions
If you wish to book a Mass Intention please email the office at giving the name of the person, whether it is for a living or deceased person, who it is from and if you have any preferences for the the day of the week, a weekend mass or specific date. We will try to book your mass intention as close to the request as possible.

The suggested offering for a mass intention is not less than $10 and can be brought to the office, mailed to 1320 Johnson Street, Coquitlam, V3B 4T5 or dropped in the collection box in the church. Please DO NOT use a collection envelope but put it in a regular envelope clearly marked for what it is for. This offering will go to the priest who says the mass, not to the church.

If you are unable to use email, mass intentions can be phoned in at 604-941-4800.
NEW FOR 2022 AND BEYOND : Due to the high demand for mass intentions we have obtained permission from Archbishop Miller to have multiple mass intentions on one day per week. As of January 2022 we will accept up to 10 mass intentions for Fridays. For all other days we will only book one mass, and we will honour mass intentions already booked.

Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm
Our Prayer Corner
Please pray for the sick of our Parish
Noah Zanatta, Bob Roy, Loni Cain, Brendan Pace, Gracienda Ramos, Brian Stewart, Catherine Dunne, Lucy Chase, Doreen Allyen, Tyson Ward, Nora Arroyal, Christopher Brown, Joan McDonald, Annabella Cirko, Frank Matchett, Kelly Durkin, Jason Kendall, Bill Clendinning, Chris Mah, Lydia Guzman, Angelo Visentin, June Cross, Katelyn Boudewyn, Karen Morris, Ramon Montecillo, Janice Caine, Nadine Classen, Leanne Theiss, Sierra Osborne, Sebastien Robillard, Sandra Diersch, Lori Dennis, Marcel Quaghebeur, Mazoe Kaufman, Cindy Mazerolle-Kass, Anna Figura, Ed Garcia, Viray Family, Walter Banke, Etheen Lowry, Elizabeth Teixeira, Reema Ferreira, Terry McDonald, Andrew De Boda, Maurice Quaghebeur, Hari Vijay, Peggy Maas, Chad Galitzky, Al Trotter, Pat Dizy, Wieslawa Dziuba, Brett Lawrence, Norman Schuster, Brenda Haines, John Bergen and all recipients of St. Clare’s Prayer Shawls.
Poor Clares in Mission
The Poor Clare Sisters are praying for our parish and would be happy to take your personal prayer requests by mail or telephone 1-604-826-2818. St. Clare's Monastery, Box 3370, Mission, B.C. V2V 4J5

Vocation inquiries e-mail:

They have had contact with some of you with "Go-to-Meeting" but they hope to be able to welcome you again for afternoons of prayer at their monastery. Please let them know if you would like to join them. Thank you.
Of Interest from the Diocese
Tenth Annual Archbishop's Dinner
We are excited to announce that due to the increase in capacity restrictions, we are able to re-open registration for the Tenth Annual Archbishop’s Dinner. If you would like to purchase a table, please email or call 604-683-0281 ext 50324. Wednesday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more at

HRC Young Adults Holy Hour, Happy Hour
We welcome you to Holy Rosary Cathedral for a Holy Hour, a peaceful time to connect with Jesus, followed by a social event for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Come spend time with God, experiencing His loving Presence and bringing your prayers and praises to Him before the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Hour is followed by a social event for young adults in their 20s and 30s, at a nearby restaurant. Friday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more at

Mass Wedding Information Session
Come to an Information and Processing Session and see how you can be part of the Mass Wedding to be officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB on June 11th, 2022 at St. Paul’s Church, Richmond. All civilly married couples are welcome. Sunday, November 20 at 12:15 p.m. Learn more at

Monthly Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil
Monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end. Please join your voice with ours as we pray on the first weekend of each month at a different parish for a new culture of life. Sunday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more at

Rachel's Vineyard
"He reveals deep and hidden things and knows what is in the darkness, for the light dwells with him." (Daniel 2:22)

Have you been hiding your shame and regret in a deep and dark place within, remembering how you participated in an abortion decision, and hoping no one would ever know? God knows. He wants to help you be free of that burden and discover merciful forgiveness. Come join us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat. For confidential information call 604-525-0999 or email For more information visit

The Letters of Saint Paul: Paul Heals a Divided Community
In his letters, St. Paul sought to heal divisions in local Churches. Join us as we explore how Paul’s writings, particularly 1 Corinthians, were aimed at building unity among followers of Jesus. His guidance is relevant today as we seek to overcome divisions in our own communities, whether they be our families or the Church. Saturday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at

Go to Joseph: Looking to St. Joseph in Life and in Death
We don’t know much about the last hours of St. Joseph from Scripture, but tradition and early-century sacred art portray him as dying peacefully in the arms of Jesus and Mary. This is why St. Joseph is known as the patron of a grace-filled and happy death. Join us for a webinar with Fr. Pio Vottola, O.Praem, Sr. Catherine Mary Clarke, FSE, and Michele Smillie who will share stories and answer questions about what it means to have a grace-filled passing, how having the end in mind can help us embrace life more fully, and how we can conquer our own fears of dying through the example and intercession of St. Joseph. Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more at

At Table with Saint Dominic
Join the Dominican friars, nuns, sisters, and laity of Vancouver as we celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the "Dies Natalis" of St. Dominic. The day will begin with Mass, live-streamed from St. Mary's Church in Vancouver and celebrated by Dominican friars, with a schola choir of Dominican sisters and laity. It will be followed by a program of original talks, dramas on St. Dominic's life, a virtual tour of the lands of St. Dominic, poetry and music. Register to receive the link to join the online celebration. Saturday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. Learn more and register at

Saint Joseph and Saint Francis: Model of Holiness and Witness of the Christian Life
During the month November we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints and we pray for all Souls. This reminds us of the personal and universal vocation to holiness, and proposes sure models for this journey that each person walks in a unique and unrepeatable way. The Saints and Blessed are the most authoritative witnesses of Christian hope, because they lived it fully in their lives, amidst joys and sufferings. Join Sister Angela Marie as she shares the lives of Saint Joseph and Saint Francis and the ways in which they can lead us to holiness through their example of prayer, humility, obedience, self-gift and total surrender to God’s will. Saturday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more at
Year of the Family
From March 19, 2021 through June 26, 2022 the church celebrates five years since the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia on the beauty and joy of love in the family. Pope Francis announced that this is a special year dedicated to the family.
“This special Year is an opportunity to deepen further the content of the document Amoris laetitia, through proposals and pastoral tools. These will be made available to ecclesial communities and families, to accompany them on their journey.”
Learn more and view resources at

Year of St. Joseph​​
Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph, beginning Dec. 8, 2020 and ending Dec. 8, 2021, in honour of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. The Pope established a Year of St. Joseph, who with the Canadian Martyrs is one of Canada’s patron saints, so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.” Visit to learn more.

Gardens of Gethsemani Events

Hallowtide Vigil and Procession
Join us for the Hallowtide Vigil and Procession at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Sunday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more at
All Saints' Day Mass with Archbishop Miller
Join us for All Saints’ Day Mass with Archbishop Miller at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Monday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more at
All Souls' Day Mass - English and Chinese
Join us for All Souls’ Day Mass at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Tuesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. (In Chinese at 11:00 a.m.) Learn more at
Monthly Rosary Walk at Gardens of Gethsemani
Join Gardens of Gethsemani staff and community for our monthly rosary walk through Gardens as we meditate on the mysteries of the life of Jesus, and pray for our loved ones and all those buried at Gardens. The rosary walk will take place the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. We will meet in front of the Holy Angels Buildings and will end back at Holy Angels with some light refreshments. Thursday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more at

Remembrance Day Mass at Gardens of Gethsemani
Join us for Remembrance Day Mass at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Thursday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more at

Gardens of Gethsemani: Parishioner Discount in November
Those registered at a parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver save the GST on the purchase of sacred burial space in the month of November. Gardens of Gethsemani's experienced and compassionate Family Service Advisors are here to help. Book an appointment at or call 604-531-2141.
* Applicable on burial space only (not on services or memorialization). Cannot be combined with other offers. Present your parish's offertory envelope at your appointment. Offer expires November 30th, 2021.
Check out other events and retreats at

Email Fraud Warning
The Archdiocese has received multiple reports from parishioners and priests who have fallen victim to a recent Internet email phishing scam. Imposters, posing as priests and using email addresses that are similar to those of our priests, have been emailing people asking for personal donations, gift cards, and other forms of financial assistance.

Never respond to emails requesting Google Play cards, iTunes cards, or any other form of personal financial assistance, even if it appears to be from a priest, deacon, religious, parish staff or bishop. If you have any doubt, please contact the sender by other means to verify any requests.
Employment Opportunities
Administrative and Records Assistant
Reporting to the Chancellor, the Administrative and Records Assistant (Assistant) performs centralized filing services and provides administrative support to the Chancery Office, and occasional support to the Archbishop’s Office. This position works in a fast-paced team environment and requires great attention detail to ensure records are kept up-to-date and organized. ​Learn more and apply at

Assistant Editor / Reporter, The B.C. Catholic
The B.C. Catholic is the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Our mandate is to share stories that will touch readers’ hearts and draw them closer to Christ and his Church. We are looking for a full-time Assistant Editor/Reporter with a strong background in journalism, excellent writing and editing skills, proficiency in photography/video/multimedia, and solid news judgment with the ability to make editorial decisions from a Catholic perspective. The successful applicant must have superior time management, organizational, and planning abilities, and a desire to collaborate with newspaper and communications team colleagues on a cohesive approach to informing Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Learn more and apply at

Director of Development
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver is seeking an experienced, dynamic, professional, full-time Director to lead and direct the development initiatives of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Reporting to the Delegate, the Director is responsible for leading the implementation of a comprehensive development program (major and planned giving, annual giving, the Archbishop’s Dinner, donor services and other fundraising initiatives) to secure the financial resources required to support the ministries and programs for the 446,611 Catholics of the Archdiocese. He/She must be committed to the Church’s mission and to the principles of Gospel stewardship. Learn more and apply at

Administrative Assistant, Ministries and Outreach Office
The Ministries and Outreach Office is looking for a seasoned administrative professional to provide exceptional support to Coordinator(s) and Project Manager(s) for the successful execution of projects and events as well as the ongoing maintenance of effective programming. This position plays an essential role in the evangelization mission of the church by supporting program development that helps to form true disciples of Jesus Christ. ​​​Learn more and apply at

Payroll and Benefits Administrator, Human Resources Office
The Payroll and Benefits Administrator is responsible for managing the timely and accurate processing of payroll and benefits for the staff at John Paul II Pastoral Centre and other Archdiocesan agencies. The incumbent also maintains the payroll system while ensuring all payroll and benefits statutory filings are reported on time and in conformity with regulatory guidelines. The incumbent is the subject matter expert for all payroll related matters for the Archdiocese of Vancouver and provides guidance to parishes and Archdiocesan agencies. Learn more and apply at

Finance and Accounting Manager, Gardens of Gethsemani
This position supports the financial well-being of the organization. The role fulfills accounting and managerial reporting, oversees banking, trust fund management and loan management as well as supporting quality assurance on family contracts and all compliance requirements with the Consumer Protection Agency, the Canada Revenue Agency, the Archdiocese and acts as the point person for the annual audit. Learn more and apply at

Employment Opportunities
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is blessed to be made up of a committed core of individuals who are eager to serve in ministry. If you feel called to be a part of this team, you can view our current openings at
Shalom World TV Network is a 24/7, family-friendly Catholic TV channel and is the recipient of the Gabriel Award for "Best TV Station of the Year 2020", instituted by the Catholic Press Association of North America. It is a commercial-free, high-definition network appealing to young, as well as young-at-heart viewers. Shalom World is an official partner with the Vatican and is authorized to telecast papal liturgies live.

The newly launched channel, ‘SW Prayer,’ is also available 24/7 as a separate stream. This channel is designed exclusively for live Holy Mass, prayer, devotions, and Catholic teachings. Viewers become spiritually enriched and engaged, as they unite their prayers with others joining from across the globe. This prayerful momentum invites God's blessings into our world in these times.

We are pleased to let you know that you can watch Shalom Word TV and SW Prayer from within our parish website absolutely for free. Please go to our parish website and click on the image under Shalom World TV on the bottom right of our home page and you can watch the programs live as well as on demand.

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