Join us this Saturday August 25 – 4pm @ 1143 E Pender St Vancouver BC. After liturgy for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time share some food and conversation about the current events of the community and exciting future plans.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
313 Mariners Way, Mayne Island, BC
Come celebrate with Rose, Michele, newly ordained Victoria Marie, and friends from Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Galiano and Mayne
Preceded by a potluck Lunch at noon
Rev. Dr. Vikki Marie celebrated her first Eucharist at Samaritan House on Saturday evening with a small group of friends present. It felt like the completion of the whole celebration of her ordination, which started a week ago Friday with the gathering of some of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests at the Vancouver Catholic Workers’ Samaritan House. Vikki says “It felt great to begin this new phase of service in my life”. (See our About page for the current worship schedule.)
Rev. Donald Grayston is a friend of Vikki’s and attended her ordination. He’s written a wonderful reflection on the experience. Thank you Don!
On Sunday July 29 2012 Vikki Marie was ordained as a priest by bishop Marie Bouclin who concelebrated the mass with Michele Birch-Conery and Roberta Fuller. Bishop Marie, Vikki, Michele, Roberta and 126 others around the world are members of the Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP) movement. This initiative is a renewal movement within the Roman Catholic Church. Their goal is to achieve full equality for all within the Church as a matter of justice and faithfulness to the Gospel. The Women Priests movement advocates for a new model of inclusive priestly ministry in the church.
Vikki invites all who would like to join a worshiping community that practices an open table to contact us and help us to shape this community. We’d like your input about worship times and places that work for the community. Please complete our survey, tell us a little about yourself and how you would like to participate.