Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thanksgiving Community Dinner – Monday, October 11

Members of St. Catherine's Church will serve a Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, October 11 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The dinner is open to all members of the community. The location is Trinity United/St. Catherine's Anglican Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Celebration of Creation and Blessing of Animals

The Feast of St. Francis
October 3, 2010

Sister Seal, Brother Whale, Brother Ant and Sister Butterfly, Brother Pig and Sister Cow, dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, turtles, snakes, crickets, goldfish, spiders and all brothers and sisters be welcome in this world we share.
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our animal friends, especially for animals who are suffering; for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted, lost, deserted, frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. For all those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion, gentle hands and kindly words. Make us true friends to animals and so to share the blessing of their place in creation. Amen.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

St. Catherine's Relay for Life Team Reaps Success

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners - and in no small measure to the efforts of Jane Hird-Rutter, St. Catherine's Realy for Life team raised over $4000. Team members walked or ran for 12 hours on a beautiful, sunny June 5 - and made it to church the next morning despite a few sore muscles. Apart from captaining the team, Jane organized fund-raisers including a scrapbooking workshop that helped the team to exceed its goal for dollars raised.

St. Catherine's Floats through May Day

As in previous years, St. Catherine's participated in Port Coquitlam's annual May Day Parade. This year's entry depicted the church's community outreach through the Paul's Place. This "soup kitchen" provides hot meals and fellowship each Wednesday noon. The Food Bank, operated by members of Trinity United Church operates the same day, allowing participants to go home with a full stomach and a full pantry.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Coastal Sound Choir to Perform May 29

The Coastal Sound Music Academy Children's Choir and the All City Children's Choir from Edmonton will present a concert at Trinity United/St. Catherine's Anglican Church at 7:30 PM on May 29. Refershments will be available during the intermission.
Admission will be by donation at the door (suggested minimum: $5.00). The funds raised will support the St. Catherine's music program and purchase a new stove for Trinity's kitchen. This is the stove used for the weekly Soup Kitchen, which feeds the homeless and other people in need of a hot meal or simply some fellowship.
Trinity United/St. Catherine's Anglican Church is located at 2211 Prairie Avenue (at Shaughnessy Street), Port Coquitlam.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lenten Study - A Vision of the Future

The congregations of St. Catherine's Anglican Church and Trinity United Church are undertaking a joint study series during Lent. The purpose of the studies is to create a vision of how the two churches can move forward as partners within the context of future directions for the area's various Anglican and United churches. The sessions provide a chance to reflect prayerfully together on the ministries and missions of both congregations.

To provide a chance for everyone to attend the weekly studies, three sessions per week are offered:
Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sunday evenings 5:00 - 6:30 pm

The two evening sessions will begin with a light meal of soup and bread. Attendance at the same time each week is not required. People may attend whichever service works for them in a particular week. All sessions are held at the church (morning session in the library, evening sessions in the narthex).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

St. Catherine's Recognized with Heritage Marker

On February 15, the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society unveiled five Heritage Markers that commemorate historical buildings. One of the markers gives a brief history of St. Catherine’s Church. It will be placed on the parking lot across from City Hall where the church stood from 1931 to 1999.

Rev. Paul Strudwick and Pippa VanVelzen of the Heritage Society pose with the St. Catherine’s historical marker.