Join us for Creation Covenant – Lenten Reflections 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Community
invites you to join us this Lenten Season


5 consecutive Fridays
beginning February 20th, 2015
6:30 pm
1143 East Pender Street, Vancouver

“Creation Covenant: Lenten Reflections 2015” written by Sister Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ, draws prayerful attention to the extinction of plants and animals and the interconnected causes and effects of habitat loss. God is revealed both in Scripture and in Creation, and Creation is suffering and dying in our time. As people of faith, we want to respond not only to Jesus’ suffering and death, but also to the suffering and death within creation, where God lives and acts. Starting with the first reading of Lent — God’s covenant with all creation — the five sessions will explore a situation Pope Francis calls “a painful disfigurement.”

Session Dates: February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20
Drop-ins also welcome for those who can’t make all sessions


Advent in the New Universe Story

You are invited to join us in Advent (don’t have to attend all 4 weeks)

This Advent program provides an opportunity for Christians to deepen their understanding of the Christmas/ Incarnation reality in the context of the New Universe Story. We now know that creation began 13.8 billion years ago, that the expanding universe contains billions of galaxies, that we and all creation are new each moment and intrinsically interconnected. We no longer live in a world with God “above.” This requires some basic re-thinking of the Christmas story! The Incarnation is a Mystery that a lifetime of contemplation would not exhaust. More and more theologians and others are writing about the transitions needed for its mutual integration with cosmic history. These pages contain just a few of their insights.

The four weeks include:

1. New Consciousness, New Christian Understanding
2. The Cosmos Prepares for New Life
3. Evolving Understanding of Humanity’s Place in Creation
4. Incarnation Revisited

When: 6:30 pm on December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (drop-ins welcome)
Where: Samaritan House, 1143 East Pender St., Vancouver
To register or for more information, please contact:
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Aug. 11- Feast of St. Clare of Assisi celebration

Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Community and the Vancouver Catholic Worker invite you to join us on Monday August 11 at 6:30 pm. 1143 E Pender St. We are having a special liturgy for the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi.

As LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) prepares to gather on this Feast of St. Clare in heartfelt support of so many vowed religious who have faithfully followed God’s call on their lives. They and Clare serve as models of radical discipleship of Jesus, the Christ, the Light of our World. While we may differ in the unique summons placed within each of us, we share a common Baptismal call to keep the Light of Christ burning in our world.

If possible, please bring a dish to share.


July 22 – Feast of St. Mary of Magdalene celebration

Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Community and the Vancouver Catholic Worker invite you to join us on Tuesday July 22 at 6:30 pm. 1143 E Pender St.

In 2014 our prayer service focuses on the theme, Mary of Magdala: Faithful Witness. We raise up the faithful witness of Mary of Magdala as a model for the gender balance we seek in the church. We recommit ourselves to both recovering the truth of her role in the early church and bringing her example to our communities so we can all learn to live according to her model today. We thank join FutureChurch for providing the materials for this service.

If possible, please bring a dish to share.


July 20 – Downtown East Village Pride liturgy

This Saturday July 19 through Sunday July 27 Downtown East Village Pride will be hosting events. Saturday will be full of activity starting with a parade at 11 am from Crab Park to Oppenheimer Park. See more here 2014-DTEV-Pride

Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Community is offering this Sunday’s liturgy for the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA members of the Downtown East Village community. All are invited to join us.


June 22 – no liturgy, celebrate National Aboriginal Day with us

There will be no liturgy at the Listening Post on Sunday June 22, 2014. As a follow up to our activities participating in truth and reconciliation with First Nations peoples of this land, we are going to attend part of the National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Canada Place as a faith community. At our last community meeting we decided to meet as a community at 1:35 pm at the “Children to Takaya” presentation at Canada Place in our OLGT TRC T-shirts.

Here’s the link to the full day’s schedule of events:

Please join us!