Jun
23
Fri
2017
Mass to celebrate St. Josemaria Escriva’s Feast Day @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Solemn Mass on the Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei
You and your family are cordially invited to a Solemn Mass on the Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. Archbishop Miller will be the main celebrant at Holy Rosary Cathedral on  Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. Confessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

 

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Man’s Destiny Men’s Conference @ Man's Destiny Men's Conference
Jun 24 all-day

Man’s Destiny Men’s Conference
Since childhood most of us have been trapped in a “compete and compare” culture. We have felt pressure to win and constantly compare ourselves to others (remember the Joneses?). This way of living has led to lives of disappointment, insecurity and stress. Can life be better for us men and our families? Yes it can! Come to St. Matthew’s Man’s Destiny Conference and hear
from men who have faced and overcome many of the common problems preventing us from walking the path to our destiny. Join us on Saturday, June 24 at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $20. To register contact Brian at 604-649-3387 / bjoel@positec.com or Mike 604-379-6903 / mackanrestoration@yahoo.com 

Knights of Columbus Fun Casino Night @ St. Bernadette Parish
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

Knights of Columbus Fun Casino Night
The Knights of Columbus #8629 are hosting a Fun Casino Night on Saturday, June 24 in the Parish Centre at St. Bernadette Parish, Surrey. Proceeds will benefit Signal Hill, and local initiatives supported by the Knights. Tickets are $25 each, and include $5,000 play money and free snacks. The evening also features raffle draws, lucky pot, prizes, silent auction and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and event begins at 7 p.m. Please purchase tickets in advance. For tickets please contact John Noel at 604-594-0081, or John Smith at 604-590-3797.

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Second Collection for famine in South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia @ All Parishes
Jun 25 all-day
Second Collection for famine in South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia @ All Parishes |  |  |

More than 20 million people are on the brink of starvation due to famine in South Sudan and a severe food crises in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. This crisis results from ongoing armed conflicts and severe droughts, with hundreds of thousands of people being displaced from their homes and land. In response to this, a special collection will be taken up on the weekend of Sunday, June 25. Proceeds will be divided among the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, Aid to the Church in Need-Canada and Jesuits International Canada. Contributions made before June 30 will be matched by the Government of Canada with its recently announced “Famine Relief Fund”. You can also donate directly right now by visiting http://www.devp.org or by calling 1-844-480-DEVP (3387).

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance
Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

EnCourage Meeting @ St. Helen's Church
Jun 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

ENCOURAGE: a spiritual support group
EnCourage is a support group dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who experience same-sex attraction. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, June 25, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, Burnaby. If you would like to join EnCourage, please contact Deacon Bruce Fraser at encourage@rcav.org. To learn more about EnCourage, visit https://couragerc.org/encourage/about/ or http://rcav.org/encourage/

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Jun 25 @ 2:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance

Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, June 25 as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is at 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info., please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Canada Day
Jul 1 all-day
Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil @ St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am

Pro-life Mass & Vigil
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, July 1. Mass is at 9 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Vancouver followed by a vigil in the Church. Visit rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil for more info.

Jul
2
Sun
2017
Marian Consecration at Holy Rosary Cathedral @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am

Marian Consecration at Holy Rosary Cathedral
Canada’s bishops will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation re-consecrating the nation to Mary on Canada Day. In dioceses across Canada, bishops will consecrate their individual diocese or eparchy. Join Archbishop Miller for a special Mass on Sunday, July 2 at 11am as we celebrate and pray the national Prayer of Consecration to Mary at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

 

 

Jul
4
Tue
2017
International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Fatima @ St. Francis Xavier Church
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm

International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Fatima

On January 11, 2017, six statues of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were blessed by Pope Francis. After the blessing, one International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima was taken to each continent to visit parishes and diocese in every country. Locally, we are very fortunate for the pilgrimage to stop on Tuesday, July 4,  at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vancouver, from 6:00-10:15 p.m. We welcome all Catholics especially Chinese Catholics to join us.

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Vocation Live-In @ Seminary of Christ the King
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
Vocation Live-In @ Seminary of Christ the King | Mission | British Columbia | Canada

Vocation Live-In
On the weekend of July 7 – 9, there will be a Vocation Live-In for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission. Cost: $25. For more info. please contact 604-826-8975.

 

Jul
10
Mon
2017
YouthLeader 2017 @ Summit Park (Summit Pacific College), Abbotsford
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm

YouthLeader trains youth to be leaders of ministry and forms youth in the vision and values of Jesus; helping them make the connection between their Catholic faith and their actions in leadership. Youth and adults use the leadership skills they gain to plan for the parish, school, or community group they represent.

Many YouthLeader participants move on to leadership roles in their parishes, schools, and/or communities in answering the baptismal call in the mission and ministry of the Church.

Jul
13
Thu
2017
Fatima Rosary Centenary – 100 Years @ Sts. Joachim & Ann Church
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

Fatima Rosary Centenary
Make a pilgrimage to Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, Aldergrove. Come join us on the 13th day of each month at 7 p.m., from Saturday, May 13, to Friday, Oct 13, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. During this time, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to those who pray before an image of Our Lady of Fatima anywhere in the world. Join us before her image as we recite the Rosary, followed by Eucharistic procession and benediction.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Rosary Rally @ Vancouver Art Gallery, South Plaza
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Rosary Rally
Come and support the Rosary Rally in downtown Vancouver, to make reparation to Our Lady, and give public witness to the Faith! Give an hour to Our Lady on Saturday, July 15, from 10-11 a.m. at the Vancouver Art Gallery, South Plaza. For more info. please contact David Pearce at davidnoelpearce@hotmail.com

Jul
16
Sun
2017
EnCourage meeting @ St. Helen's Church
Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

ENCOURAGE: a spiritual support group

EnCourage is a support group dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who experience same-sex attraction. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, July16, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, Burnaby. If you would like to join EnCourage, please contact Deacon Bruce Fraser at encourage@rcav.org. To learn more about EnCourage, visit https://couragerc.org/encourage/about/ or http://rcav.org/encourage/

Jul
29
Sat
2017
FATIMA: An Urgent Message of Hope for TODAY @ Canadian Martyrs Parish
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FATIMA: An Urgent Message of Hope for TODAY

Drawing on her intimate knowledge of Fatima, including a private visit with Sr. Lucia in 1992, Angelyn Dee, MA Theology, connects Fatima’s history, messages, prophecies and promise to past and current world events, and, most importantly, explains why our personal response to the Blessed Mother is so urgently needed NOW. Join us on Saturday, July 29, from 1 – 4 pm, at Canadian Martyrs Parish, Richmond.

“The message of Fatima is […] more urgent and relevant in our time than […] when Our Lady appeared.” -Pope St. John Paul II
“We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.” -Pope Benedict XVI

Jul
30
Sun
2017
Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Jul 30 @ 12:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance
Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, July 30 at both 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance

Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info., please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil @ St. Pius X Church (North Vancouver)
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am

Pro-life Mass & Vigil
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Aug. 5. Mass is at 9 a.m. at St. Pius X Parish, North Vancouver followed by the Rosary at Lion’s Gate Hospital.

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Transfiguration of the Lord
Aug 6 all-day
Aug
11
Fri
2017
350 Years of the Child Jesus Sisters and Associates @ St. Mary's Church (Vancouver)
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm

350 Years of the Child Jesus Sisters and Associates
Come celebrate the Sisters of the Child Jesus’ anniversary on Friday, August 11. Join us for Mass with Archbishop Miller at 5 p.m., followed by a mix and mingle reception with the Child Jesus family at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver.

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Fatima Rosary Centenary – 100 Years @ Sts. Joachim & Ann Church
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm

Fatima Rosary Centenary
Make a pilgrimage to Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, Aldergrove. Come join us on the 13th day of each month at 7 p.m., from Saturday, May 13, to Friday, Oct 13, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. During this time, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to those who pray before an image of Our Lady of Fatima anywhere in the world. Join us before her image as we recite the Rosary, followed by Eucharistic procession and benediction.

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Training Begins @ Immaculate Heart of Mary
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based program of Christian formation for children ages 3 through 12. CGS teachers must be certified through the CGS formation training program, which is open to teachers — pre-school, K to 1, PREP, or homeschool — or anyone interested in being trained as a CGS instructor. The Level I course is the foundation for all three levels of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and aims to prepare the adults to work, to listen and to learn with children. Sign up for Level 1 – Part 1 Training today! Join us August 14-18, from 8:30am – 5:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary, ECE Centre, 789 Alderson Ave, Coquitlam. To register visit rcav.org/catechesis-of-the-good-shepherd-training/ 

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Aug 27 all-day

Mass of Remembrance
Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, Aug. 27 at both 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

Mass of Remembrance @ Gardens of Gethsemani
Aug 27 @ 12:30 pm

Mass of Remembrance
Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, Aug. 27 at both 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at twhiteley@rccav.org.

EnCourage meeting @ St. Helen's Church (Burnaby)
Aug 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

EnCourage: A spiritual support group

EnCourage is a support group dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and relatives and friends of persons who experience same-sex attraction. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, August 27, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, Burnaby. If you would like to join EnCourage, please contact Deacon Bruce Fraser at encourage@rcav.org. To learn more about EnCourage, visit https://couragerc.org/encourage/about/ or http://rcav.org/encourage/

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Save the date: Searching in the Spirit @ Camp Jubilee
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day

Searching in the Spirit 2017

Searching in the Spirit is a fun and faith-filled experience of Christian community that deepens the newly confirmed young persons’ understanding of the special gifts that the Spirit has given them. The week-long program includes community and social activities, prayer experiences, Mass, Reconciliation, and camp activities which include swimming, kayaking, archery, low ropes, and canoeing. Young people are also accompanied by adults from their parish or school who will act as mentors and guides during the program.  More details to come.

Searching in the Spirit 2017 @ Camp Jubilee
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm
Searching in the Spirit 2017 @ Camp Jubilee |  |  |

Searching in the Spirit is a fun and faith-filled experience of Christian community that deepens the newly confirmed young persons’ understanding of the special gifts that the Spirit has given them. The week-long program includes community and social activities, prayer experiences, Mass, Reconciliation, and camp activities which include swimming, kayaking, archery, low ropes, and canoeing. Young people are also accompanied by adults from their parish or school who will act as mentors and guides during the program.

Youth ages 12 & 13 who have recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation (2017), and their adult leaders.
Youth must be accompanied by adult leaders (age 19 and older).
The ratio of adult leaders to youth must be 1 adult leader to 8 youth (1:8).

Searching in the Spirit will take place at Camp Jubilee in North Vancouver from August 28 – September 1, 2017 (Monday to Friday).

cost: $375 per person (early registration)

Cost includes program resources, lodging, meals, recreational activities, and water transportation from Deep Cove (North Vancouver) for the five-day event.

Please contact the appropriate person in your parish or school (Parish Youth Ministry Coordinator, your Grade 7 Teacher or your PREP Coordinator)
Individual registrations will not be accepted at the Ministries and Outreach Office.

Ongoing Items

Introducing the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s new Priorities and Goals

Our Evangelizing Mission will focus our pastoral efforts and mission as we work to intentionally help people experience God’s merciful love. Visit rcav.org/prioritiesandgoals to read more about each of our Priorities and Goals.

Calendars needed for the Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS)

Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) is seeking donations of your surplus unused Christmas cards and 2017 calendars for prisoners. Calendars may be wall, desk, or appointment calendars. Please ensure donations are of a modest theme, suitable for prison chapels. Collection points: St. Mary’s Chilliwack, St. Joseph’s Mission, St. Nicholas Langley, Our Lady of Good Counsel Surrey, Christ the Redeemer West Vancouver, Holy Rosary Cathedral Vancouver, St. Mark’s Vancouver. Items can also be mailed to CCJS Prison Ministry c/o St. Mary’s Chilliwack, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack BC  V2P 4J4. Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 12. For more info., please contact Maureen Donegan at 604-791-1864 or mdonegan@rcav.org or Angela Veters at 778-982-1353 or aveters@rcav.org.

Tapestry Foundation for Health Care is grateful to Project Advance! 

Every year we invite Catholic groups working to help others in our community to apply for a Project Advance Special Grant to help their efforts. Since 2005 we have allocated over $1 million to organizations and agencies that help our elders, the afflicted, the homeless and countless others in need. Tapestry Foundation for Health Care is a 2016 Project Advance Special Grant Recipient.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide wellness, health and quality of life particularly for seniors. To find out how the Foundations’ patients and residents have benefitted from Project Advance, check out our bulletin insert.


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