World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017

Category: Outreach & Services.

2017 World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is home to Catholics from many countries and where the Holy Mass is celebrated in twenty two languages. Migrants leave their homes in search of a better life and face the difficult experience of migration in its various forms. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Minor migrants, vulnerable and... Read More

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Restorative Justice Week

Category: Outreach & Services.

November 20-27, 2016 marks Restorative Justice week in Canada

Restorative Justice (RJ) understands crime from the prospective of the harm caused to people and relationships. It seeks to address the deepest needs of the victim, the offender, and the community. The Prison ministry of the Archdiocese, Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) focuses on RJ activities by visiting those in prison, attending to those returning to the community, offering support to victims and families,... Read More

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Sharing the Treasures of our Faith

Category: Outreach & Services.

Sharing Treasures of Faith-1 On October 4, 2014 Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCSJ) of the Archdiocese of Vancouver presented “Sharing the Treasures of our Faith”, a volunteer support and development conference for those who serve our brothers and sisters in and outside of the prisons.  This was a day to explore the rewarding... Read More

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About the Refugee Sponsorship Program

Category: Outreach & Services.

WHAT IS REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP?

The Refugee Sponsorship Program is a humanitarian service that assists persons fleeing from persecution and violence in their home countries. It aims to minister to marginalized families as they resettle in a new country with a culture that is different from theirs. Refugee sponsorship entails a 12 month commitment in which the pastor, parishioners who set up a settlement committee and in some cases family members who work together to set... Read More

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Life Chain

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2016 Lower Mainland Life Chain Events

Life Chain Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of... Read More

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