“Healing our families” retreat (23-24 October, 2015) has been CHANGED.

We are sorry to inform you that Fr. Vella, one of the key presenters of this weekend’s spiritual retreat “Healing our families” at Sts. Cyril and Methodius parish, got sick on Wednesday this week and cannot fly from Malta to Vancouver.

As a result, the upcoming retreat schedule and topics need to be modified.

Diana Mascarenhas from the Institute for World Evangelisation-ICPE Mission New Zealand who has been in ministry for the last 20 years will be presenting a one day seminar on Healing our Families.

There will be no sessions on Friday, Oct 23.

The schedule for Saturday, Oct 24, 2015:

9:00 – 12:00
• Holy Mass
• Praise and worship
• Session 1: God's true blueprint for marriage and family and the healing of memories.
• Session 2: Healing the hearts of our spouses and loved ones.

1:00 – 4:30
• Praise and worship
• Session 3: Healing the hearts of our children.
• Session 4: Our vision and mission.
• Prayer ministry - Mary undoer of knots
• Adoration

Light refreshments will be available during breaks.

Please note that as a result of this unexpected change, the price for attending the retreat has been reduced from $45 to $25.
Those who wish to attend and have already registered and paid will be refunded $20 at registration.
Those who no longer wish to attend but have already registered and paid will receive a full refund, please contact Bertha at or

According to the needs and requests of participants, Diana Mascarenhas will additionally offer
one-on-one counselling sessions on Sunday afternoon (Oct 25) and in the evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct 27, 28).
Sign-up for these sessions will be available on Saturday Oct 24th.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning!