Infrastructure Renewal

Category: Parishes.

IR   In July 2012, The Archdiocese of Vancouver commissioned Ausenco Canada Inc. to undertake a professional engineering study of its school and church buildings to determine their capacity to protect occupants during a significant earthquake. The Read More

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Infrastructure Renewal Frequently Asked Questions

Category: Parishes.

The public schools have been upgrading their buildings for several years. Why are we only starting now?

Unlike public schools, we have no capital funds available to us, so the enormity of the job is clear. What we want to do now is make sure our schools meet seismic standards. By working with each other and the Archdiocese we will do that. It’s important to keep in mind that most earthquake-related injuries result from collapsing walls,... Read More

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Infrastructure Renewal Press Releases

Category: Parishes.

By 2015, every parish will have in place a comprehensive plan for dealing with the infrastructure needs of its school, church and hall, and for any future development of their sites. - Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Pentecost 2013

  The Archdiocese is embarking on a large-scale process of planning for the future development of all our parish and school facilities.  Here are some... Read More

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What is Communion

Category: Parishes.

What is Communion

As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)

1322 The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.(Read More

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What is Confirmation

Category: Parishes.

As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)

1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the... Read More

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Why Go to Confession

Category: Parishes.

Why Should I Go to Confession?

From Catholics Come Home... Sin is a fact of life.  Whether we’re guilty of the sins of the flesh (such as adultery, fornication, masturbation, gluttony, drunkenness), sins of pride (anger, hard-heartedness, envy) or some other kind of moral failing, we all fall prey to sin. Some sins are called “venial,” because they weaken the life of grace in the soul and make it more likely that the person will fall into “mortal” (i.e., serious)... Read More

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What is Baptism

Category: Parishes.

As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)

1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (Read More

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Parish Support

Category: Parishes.

Parish Support

Parishioners are invited to share their gifts and appreciate knowing their funds are going to a reliable Catholic mission.... Read More

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Baptism of Adults

Category: Parishes.

1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door that gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God. We become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church, and are made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and the word." (Read More

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