Daily Prayer & Announcements

Daily Prayer

Friday,January 18th, 2019

Today's prayer is by Zach Demers and Colm Kent.

As a faith and learning community we begin our day,

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God, we praise and thank You for the gift of this day and for the night’s rest.

Thank you for all of the blessings we’ve had in the past year, including: a loving family, an abundance of food, and shelter above our heads.

We thank you often for our safe and democratic country, a safe environment to live in.

We thank you for the gift of education at Vancouver College so that later in life we can use this knowledge and become something greater than who we are today.

Be with us Lord, throughout this day in our teaching, learning, and all of our activities.

Support us in our collective and continuous commitment to creating a faith and learning community where the dignity and well-being of each and every person is celebrated, nurtured, and respected.

May everything we do and say today be guided by gospel values; by the way Jesus would want us to treat one another as we “Pursue Excellence in All Endeavours”.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessed Edmund Rice….. Pray for Us.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


"Pursue Excellence In All Endeavours"


  • Monday, January 21, is the Provincial Numeracy Assessment, which all Grade 11s will write from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. As a result, there will be no Grade 11 classes that day. As well, Grade 10 & 12 students will be dismissed at 12:20 pm.


  • Attention all Grade 11 students interested in attending Pilgrimage 32 on March 7-8 or Pilgrimage 33 on April 17-18, please submit your forms to your Religion 11 teacher. Forms are available in the Senior Art room or from your Religion teacher.
  • Grade 10 or 11 students that are interested in being a leader for an upcoming Pilgrimage, please fill out the appropriate forms and return to Mr. Legge at your earliest convenience. You can get the forms from Mr. Legge or your Religion 10 or 11 teacher.
  • Encounter candidate forms are available in Mrs Prout-Bernett’s/ Mrs Vernier’s classroom Rm 151. Please return completed forms and payment directly to Mrs Vernier by February 19.


  • Attention Grade 12 students: VC & LFA grad committees invite you to Winter Formal; Friday February 1, 6:30pm-10pm at VanDusen Gardens. Tickets are $30 and are limited to 70 Grade 12 VC students. Please pick up your waiver and return it completed with money to Mr. Nardi for your ticket to this event. Tickets have always sold out in the past for this event so do not delay!
  • Grads & Dads photos are available for pick up in the main office.


  • Congratulations to the Wrestling Team who won the inaugural Catholic Cup against Notre Dame 65-64!
  • The Emerald Tournament continues with Grade 8 + 9 playing their games TODAY and Saturday at VC.
  • The Varsity Basketball team plays this weekend at Holy Cross. The first game is TONIGHT at 7:30 pm.
  • The first game of the VC-Saints basketball series will take place on Tuesday, January 22 at VC. Admittance to the varsity game will be by wristband only. Any student wishing to attend the varsity game must put their name on the sign up sheet on Mrs. Yu’s desk in the main office by Monday, January 21 at lunch. The number of wristbands handed out will be limited and preference will be given to senior school students. Wristbands will be distributed at a meeting during lunch on Tuesday in Kucher Theatre.
  • Minor officials are desperately needed for the Emerald Tournaments this weekend. Training will be provided if you are unfamiliar with the equipment. Great way to get your service hours and support the school! Please see Mrs. Vernier or Mr. Lui TODAY for more information and to sign up.




  • Debate Team Meeting in Mrs. Ozdogan’s room TODAY at lunch. It will only be 5 minutes. Please look at the Debate Club Google Classroom to understand importance of this meeting today.
  • Do you want to make a change? Come join the VC Equality Club TODAY at lunch in Mrs. Wicken’s class Rm. 144.
  • Origami Club starts TODAY at lunch in Mr. Nardi’s / Ms. Zelis’ class Rm B146. For more information contact Joshua Cho.
  • Stay in shape for your spring sports! Join the VC Run Club on Mondays and Wednesdays for a light run after school at 3:15 pm outside of the lower HPC.



  • President’s Honour photos are available for pick up in the main office.
  • Go Card is ready for pick-up in the main office for Nicholas Carpio (Gr. 8).
  • Textbooks are ready to pick-up: Luca Khayam, James Kuzyk, Liam Spieker.