Find additional groups, communities, organizations, and service providers below by category.  You can also suggest an organization for this listing or update current organization listing information here. Don’t forget to check out the many ministries available at local parishes.

 

 

 

Counselling & Healing
Bountyfull House Counselling Centre operated by the Bountyfull Society
Domestic Abuse Services Direct services to persons experiencing domestic violence by the Our Lady of Good Counsel Society
Archdiocesan Services  Post-abortion healing programs

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Interests & Recreation
Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild Promoting the practice and appreciation of sacred arts in conformity with the magisterium of the Catholic Church

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International Development
Ancop (Answering the Cry of the Poor) Combating poverty through a worldwide network of charities
Catholic Organization for Development & Peace Building a world of justice
Holy Childhood Association Helping children help children

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Legislative Advocacy
Catholic Civil Rights League Lay organization combating anti-Catholic defamation and bringing Church teaching to bear on issues of public debate

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Men & Women’s Groups
Catholic Women’s League National organization contributing to the life and vitality of the church, family and community, both at home and abroad
Catholic Women’s League BC & Yukon Provincial chapter of the National Catholic Women’s League, an organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
Knights of Columbus BC & Yukon Provincial chapter of worldwide fraternal benefit society rendering financial aid to members and families, founded upon the principles of charity, unity and fraternity
Knights of Columbus Worldwide fraternal benefit society rendering financial aid to members and families, founded upon the principles of charity, unity and fraternity

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Natural Family Planning
Creighton The Creighton Model system allows a woman to unravel the mysteries of her menstrual cycle. An authentic language of a woman’s health and fertility.
Fertility Care Vancouver The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System – Service available across the Lower Mainland from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
Serena BC Educating individuals and couples about fertility through the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning
Serena Canada
WOOMB (Canada) Educating individuals and couples about fertility through the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning
WOOMB (Intl.)

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Professional
Catholic Health Association of British Columbia Promoting healthcare in the tradition of the Catholic Church
Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) Administrator’s Association Working hand-in-hand with the pastors
and local Parish Education Committees to achieve excellent leadership for schools. For more information, contact CISVA at 604 683 9331 or info@cisva.bc.ca
Catholic Physicians’ Guild of the Vancouver Archdiocese Meeting regularly for prayer, education and collegiality as physicians and Christians. For more information, contact Judy Talas at 604-430-2712 or fax 604-430-8221
Newman Association of Vancouver Providing a slate of speakers to clarify issues of the day “Out of the shadows and images into the Truth”
Sisters Association of the Archdiocese of Vancouver Sharing and deepening the common call to be prophetic consecrated women committed to social transformation based on Gospel values. For more information, contact Sr. Zenaide Correia, MIC, at 604 874 9371 or zenaidecorreiamic@gmail.com
Vancouver Catholic School Teachers’ Association Working for all teachers of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) since 1976

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Pro-Life
Birthright Helping girls or women regardless of age, race, creed, marital or economic status, who feel distressed by unplanned pregnancy
Catholic Organization for Life & Family COLF’s mission is to build a culture of life and a civilization of love by promoting respect for human life and dignity and the essential role of the family.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition To protect and preserve ethical guidelines and legal prohibitions against euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Project Rachel Offering healing and hope to those grieving after abortion
Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend retreats for healing after abortion
Right to Life Society of Vancouver Educating the community regarding the God-given value, dignity and right to life of every human being from conception to natural death. For more information, contact 604 733 6266
Signal Hill Advocating for human rights and providing information on life issues, women’s health, and family support

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Retreat Houses
Bethlehem Retreat Centre Located in Nanaimo, BC, offering retreat and meeting space as well as various events and workshops
Madonna House Located in Vancouver, BC, offering a place of welcome and friendship for all who come, including the youth and anyone needing a listening ear to help discern the signs of God in our midst

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Secular Orders & Lay Communities
Beguines of Mercy Beguines of Mercy are an international order of lone lay sisters who devote their lives to good works, quiet contemplation and living out their spiritual values. Their male counterparts are called Beghards. For more information, contact Donna Verardi dmverardi@gmail.com
Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites To involve lay persons who are called to serve the Church through the Charism of Carmel which was handed down by St. Teresa of Avila. For more information, contact Molly Diaz at 604 275 3740
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem An Order of Chivalry recognized by the Holy See as the only independent Catholic Orders of Knighthood along with the Order of Malta
Lay Missionaries of Charity An International Movement of lay apostolate who are interested in living the spirit and charism of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. For more information, contact Imelda Buckley at 604-544-1600 or imeldabuckley@shaw.ca
Madonna House An Apostolate of Christian lay men, women and priests, striving to incarnate the teachings of Jesus Christ by forming a community of love
Order of Malta A lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature
Secular Franciscan Order The union of all the local fraternities across Canada, sharing their spiritual and Franciscan experiences and being instruments of peace and joy in society
The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Lay Carmelites of the Blessed Virgin Mary (historically known as the Third Order of Carmel) is an association of lay persons responding to a special call of God, to live in following Jesus Christ according to the charism, traditions, and spirit of Carmel under the authority of the Prior General of the Carmelite Order.  For more information, contact Maria Cabrera at 604-904-2207 or Carolyn Fung laycarmelites716@gmail.com.

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Social Groups
Catholic After Hours A place for conversations on Church, Religion, and Culture. Vancouver Young Adults are invited to our popular pub talks and other activities – please see our facebook page for events.
Indonesian Catholic Society A society in the spirit of “Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est” (Where charity and love are, God is there).  For information, contact Mathias Tjahjana on 604-526-7121 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.
Newman Association of Vancouver Providing a slate of speakers to clarify issues of the day “Out of the shadows and images into the Truth”
The Newman Club of UBC The Catholic Students’ Association of the University of British Columbia. Holds events focusing on spiritual, social, and intellectual development.
St. Paul’s Catholic Singles Club Welcoming single and widowed Catholics who are free to marry in the Catholic Church to join and take the opportunity to bring new social and spiritual enjoyment into life. For more information, contact 604 433 0055
YOUCAT A broad-based young adult forum centered upon the Youth Catechism (YOUCAT) of the Catholic Church in Vancouver.

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Spiritual Direction
Madonna House Offering a place of welcome and friendship for all who come, including the youth and anyone needing a listening ear to help discern the signs of God in our midst

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Spiritual Growth
Bukas-Loob Sa Diyos “Open to Spirit in God” and building communities of disciples of Jesus Christ who, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will renew and strengthen our Christian faithful through programs of Christian Encounter
Communion and Liberation “Communion and Liberation is an ecclesial movement whose purpose is the education to Christian maturity of its adherents and collaboration in the mission of the Church in all the spheres of contemporary life
Couples for Christ “Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth”
Families for Christ Community A dynamic community of Christ-centred families from across Canada with the Mission to bring families into a deeper relationship with our lord Jesus Christ.
Cursillo Movement Helping people to truly know that God loves them
El Shaddai A Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement. For more information, please call 604 708 0267.
Focolare An international movement, inspired by the gospel, working for unity in all spheres of life
Holy Trinity community

Holy Trinity Community is a lay community who aspires to achieve the goal of Christian life and to develop fully in the Life of Prayer, which will then be manifested in our service to the people.

Our spirituality blends the silence and contemplation of the Carmelites with the Renewal in the Spirit. Our vision & mission is as follows: “In the power of the Holy Spirit, to experience and to live the loving and saving presence of God until the union of love and to bring others to the same experience”.

Contact Euphemia Renata (604) 720-9101, westcanada@htcna.org

Justinpress Justin Press is a Catholic publishing house dedicated to the publication of works of Catholic culture and apologetics that reflect the teaching of the Magisterium.
Legion of Mary A lay organization whose goal is the sanctification of its members by prayer service, under the guidance of the ordinary and local pastor. For more information, contact 604 944 8311
Light of Jesus (LOJ) Family The Light of Jesus (LOJ) Family’s mission is to make disciples. Their vision is to build 1,000 Feast, regular prayer gathering with lively worship and powerful, life-changing talks on practical Christian living, all over the world. The Feast reaches out to the “unchurched”: those who don’t attend church, those who are uncomfortable with religious settings and those who feel distant from God. Meets every 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month, 12:00-2:30pm, St. Mary’s school gym. Contact Edwin Cruz at 778-928-9644 for more information.
Neocatechumenal Way A post-baptismal catechumenate lived in small, parish-based communities. For more information, contact:
Blessed Sacrament Parish Community: 604 874 3636
St. Pius X Parish Community: 604 929 1404
St. Stephen’s Parish Community: 604 985 1962
Newman Association of Vancouver Providing a slate of speakers to clarify issues of the day “Out of the shadows and images into the Truth”
Opus Dei Activities – Men Programs offered at Glenwood Centre in the spirit of Opus Dei to acquire the qualities of competent, generous and responsible men who understand that professionalism and excellence are best directed to serving our loved ones and society rather than just to obtaining wealth or prestige
Opus Dei Activities – Women Programs offered at Crestwell Study Centre in the spirit of Opus Dei. For more information, contact 604 222 8317
Opus Dei Canada Promoting among Christians of all social classes a life in the midst of the world fully consistent with their faith and to contribute to the evangelization of every sphere of society
Vancouver Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services A movement in the Catholic Church which fosters in people a release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact the Archbishop’s Delegate at 604 589 2448
Worldwide Marriage Encounter A worldwide movement which assists couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships by providing them with a Catholic “experience” and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle. For more information, contact Dave & Liz Wilkie at 604 538 5347 or dwwilkie@shaw.ca

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Street & Community Outreach
Agape Street Ministry Reaching out to the working women, prostitutes, of the downtown eastside area of Hastings and Cordova in Vancouver
Archdiocesan Outreach  Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel and The Door Is Open
Catholic Christian Outreach CCO is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. It challenges students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. For more information, contact Eric Chow on 604 540 7521 or vancouver@cco.ca
Greater Vancouver Shelters Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy’s list of shelters for adults, women and families, men and youth
Luke 15 House Providing Christian-based temporary housing for men who are in transition from a prison environment and recovering from addiction. For more information, contact 604 930 4884 or luke15@email.com
St. Mary’s Vancouver Street Ministry Providing unconditional love and spiritual support to vulnerable women, the addicted and the marginalized in the Lower Mainland
Talitha Koum Society The Talitha Koum Society accepts women into our drug and alcohol recovery program who would be rejected by other halfway houses on the basis of their being “too difficult to handle”. The women who go through our program have a success rate of over 45% one year after graduation.

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Support Groups & Special Needs
Catholic Deaf Association Serving the Vancouver Catholic deaf community
Courage The Catholic Church’s ministry of the love of Jesus Christ for men and women who experience same-sex attraction
Domestic Abuse Services Providing direct services to persons experiencing domestic violence by the Our Lady of Good Counsel Society
Encourage The Catholic Church’s ministry of the love of Jesus Christ for the parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who experience same-sex attraction.
Faith & Light Association Offering spiritual and social support for the mentally challenged, their relatives and friends. For more information, contact 604 514 9790
L’Arche Creating home and day programs in which people with and without developmental disabilities live, work and discover faith together
Sancta Maria House A Catholic faith-based home of healing for women with addictions in Vancouver, B.C.  For more information, contact 604-731-5550 or sanctamaria@shaw.ca
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Visiting the sick and offering temporary assistance to individuals and to families in need. For more information, contact 604 873 1303
VANSPEC (Vancouver Special Catechetical Program) Offering Catholic catechetical instruction to children and adults who are challenged by intellectual disabilities or Specific Learning Disabilities. For more information, contact 604 253 2233 or vanspec.centre@gmail.com

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Vocation Discernment
Serra Club Vancouver Catholic lay organization promoting vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, the affirmation of vocations and the spiritual development of its members
Serra Club Fraser Valley Catholic lay organization promoting vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, the affirmation of vocations and the spiritual development of its members

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