News and Events

August 1 – Fr. Dean on holiday until August 14. SRL Parish office will be closed with minimal response to email and phone messages. All SRL weekday Masses will be cancelled until Fr. Dean’s return

August 2 – Fr. Sean Flynn begins his Sunday ministry at the 8:00 a.m. Mass
The St Rose of Lima Mass changes from 9:15 to 9:00 a.m.

August 4 – The OLOR Tuesday Mass changes to 6:30 p.m. with Fr. Sean celebrating with hope that working families will take advantage of a weekday evening Mass.

August 4 – 7 , OLOR Parish office will be closed

August 14th – Last Friday Mass for OLOR

August 21st – Resumption of Friday Mass at SRL at 10:00 a.m. and now the only Mass offered weekdays.

During the last two weeks of August the Rectory will be prepared for September 1 rental.

Holy Land

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2021

Under the spiritual leadership of our pastor Fr. Dean Henderson on April 12-21, 2021.

Click the link below for more information:

Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2021


From the Pastor's Desk August 1/2, 2020


18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thanks so much for the generous response to the invitation to give Fr. Michael a parting gift. OLOR was able to provide $1000.00 and SRL about $400.00 along with numerous cards and my gift of an engraved cooking pot to Fr. Burnapot (you had to be there). I suggested Fr. Michael think of his next trip to visit his family in Vietnam as a gift from us! He’s pleased and thankful. This will be your last email from me until my return from a family holiday ‘staycation’ mid-August. (I’m still trying to recuperate losses from our cancelled overseas holiday that was intended for April/May thanks to the demon virus…not my favourite pastime!) Our offices too have limited capacity but will check on communications weekly. Fr. Sean is set to commence his sacramental ministry at OLOR this Sunday and Fr. Vince is making his way here on Friday and set to start at SRL Saturday at 4 and OLOR 6 p.m. Once again cell numbers for emergencies are:

Fr. Sean 778.678.4317;
Fr. Vince 604.671.5301
Deacon Dion 250.589.6467

Remember Sookites that your Sunday Mass is now 9:00 not 9:15 and you’ll have to wait for my return to have a Friday weekday Mass resume.

I enjoyed for the first time in months a post Mass fellowship with 3 who joined me for a breakfast at a local restaurant which combined outreach to the community, medically safe distancing and spiritually gratifying cohesion. There’s no question I’m thinking about how we progress into the fall and suspect our distancing restrictions will still be enforced. I’ve met with our OLOR catechism coordinators and we’ve provisionally planned for an October 4 start up between Sunday Masses and in the hall where we’re set up for social distance. Details for RCIA will be offered once I’ve heard from all those interested.

I’ll be out of sight these next couple of weeks but you’ll not be out of mind. I pray you make the most of this fabulous weather, this inspiring part of God’s creation and the gift of your family and loved ones.

Peace to you and yours,

 Fr. Dean


Mass Times

  • Monday        – No Mass
  • Tuesday        – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  – 9:00am
  • Thursday       – 12:00pm
  • Friday            – 9:00am
  • Saturday       – 6:00pm
  • Sunday          – 8:00am & 11:00am

Note: Masses are by registration only during these times, please call our office to register.

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