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Lenten Liturgy & Lunch Series

Liturgy & Lunch

Lent refers to the 40 days before Easter, and is a season of ‘eradicating evil or cultivating virtue, a time to pull up weeds or plant good seeds’ (Archbishop Fulton Sheen).  The Catholic Church reveres the self-sacrifice of Jesus who spent 40 days praying and fasting in the desert (Mt 4.1-11), through traditional practices of: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving or charity.

Every Wednesday during Lent – beginning on Ash Wednesday, and continuing until the day before Holy Thursday – join the Community of St. Mark’s at UBC in prayer (daily Mass celebrated at St. Mark’s Chapel) and at lunch in Plato’s Cave Café.  Special guests will facilitate dialogue about contemporary hot button issues, and encourage all who are gathered to cultivate the world anew.

Fill Your Bowl With Hope, 2019

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  • Fill Your Bowl With Life, 2017

    6 Talks // 7 Lunches

    Faith. Food. Fellowship. 

    Join us every Wednesday, at 12:10pm, at St. Mark’s Parish, for the celebration of Mass.

    Stay awhile! Get to know our small campus community over a warm homemade meal of vegetarian soup and bread, free of charge. Lunch will be served after Mass each week in Plato’s Cave Café.

    Lent is a time of “showing concern for others by small yet concrete signs of our belonging to the one human family” (Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent (2015), 4 October 2014).  Come and listen to compelling stories, and discuss issues threatening human life.

    The Lenten Liturgy & Lunch series is designed to engage all who are gathered in conversations about hope and renewal, despite prevalent issues threatening human life.

    March 1
    Introduction to Lenten Series
    Campus Life & Ministry Team
    March 8
    I am Hungry
    Megan Joseph, Student and Faith & Outreach Officer
    March 15
    Faith Flows: Ministering to Seafarers as Migrant WorkersDeacon Dileep Athaide, Professor
    March 22
    How Euthanasia Replaces Good Medical CareDr. Will Johnston, Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of British Columbia

    March 29
    Christianity, Engagement and Encounter

    Dr. Peter Meehan, Principal and President
    April 5
    Learning About Myself through L’Arche: Living in Community with the Intellectually Disabled
    Dr. Paul Burns, Dean and Professor
     April 12
     Compelled by Grace: Campus Pro-Life Ministry in a Pro-Death CultureJoanna Krawczyski, Campus Coordinator, National Campus Life Network

    Join Us

    The Community of St. Mark’s at UBC, made up of Corpus Christi College, St. Mark’s College, and St. Mark’s Parish, is a vibrant centre of Catholic higher education and intellectual life at the University of British Columbia.

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    More Information
    For questions or more information, please contact:
    Office of Campus Life and Ministry
    St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (604)822-6862 ext. 112