Aug
26
Sat
2017
Archdiocesan Summer Institute @ Holy Cross Secondary School
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Living and Leading By Faith

Archdiocesan Formation Institute offer faith enrichment courses as well as specialized formation and training for parish ministries. Our courses aim to facilitate the continual spiritual and catechetical growth of adults.

Course Highlights include:

  • Basics of the Faith
  • Active Listening
  • Our Role as Catholics in the History of Colonization

Saturday, August 26th – 10 am to 4 pm at Holy Cross Secondary, Surrey.  Cost $40 includes lunch. Everyone is welcome!
For more information and registration visit: rcav.org/oc-summer/

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

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.

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Vigil for the Two Hearts @ Immaculate Conception Parish
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 12:00 am

First Friday/Saturday Night Vigil for the Two Hearts

The First Friday/Saturday vigils are here to “Bring holiness of family life through the Rosary, Confession, Mass, and Holy Hours of Adoration.” We pray for ourselves, our children, our friends, our Priests and all Religious, for all those in the whole world, and especially for those losing their lives so suddenly.

We consecrate all to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for the “outrages, sacrilege, and indifference by which He is offended” and all sins committed against Their Hearts. Join us for Adoration, Benediction, Mass, Rosary, Holy Hours of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and Confession on Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. beginning with Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish, Delta. We will then take a break at 8:45 p.m. and continue the vigil until midnight. For more info. please contact Ethelyn David at ethelyn.david@gmail.com or 604-889-3842.

Sep
2
Sat
2017
Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil @ All Saints Church
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am

Pro-life Mass & Vigil
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Sept. 2. Mass is at 9 a.m. at All Saints Church, Coquitlam followed by the Rosary at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster.

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group @ St. Mary's Church (Vancouver)
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Padre Pio Prayer Group

Learn about the Holy Spirit and what our Sacred Tradition says about Him and the “symbols” through which the Holy Spirit is manifested. The cosmic symbol will be explained and then followed by the familiar or common and suggestive symbols. We will also continue with the Man of Hope series unfolding some the Mysterious Events that Padre Pio experienced from 1910-1916 in his hometown Pietrelcina.

Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver in the Church Basement. For more info. please contact Lucy.Rodjito@yahoo.ca or visit http://stmarysvancouver.ca/padre-pio-prayer-group/ or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/St.MarysPPPG

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Fr. Jim Nisbet Catholic Bible Seminar @ St. Luke's Parish Family Centre
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

Fr. Jim Nisbet Catholic Bible Seminar

Hear scripture presented in a way that comes to life and has meaning in today’s world. Father Jim Nisbet will presenting the Gospel of John (Part 2) and the Gospel of Matthew on Friday, Sept. 8-10 at St. Luke’s Parish Family Centre, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge. Cost: $70. To register, visit http://biblestudies4.wixsite.com/biblecentre/registration

LifeCanada 2nd Annual Gala Dinner @ The View on Lonsdale
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

LifeCanada 2nd Annual Gala Dinner

The LifeCanada Gala 2017 will be held at the gorgeous View on Lonsdale, perched high above Lonsdale on Friday, September 8, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Guest speaker Wesley Smith is an award winning author and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and is a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. In May 2004, because of his work in bioethics, he was named one of the nation’s premier thinkers in bioengineering by the National Journal. In 2008, the Human Life Foundation named him a Great Defender of Life for his work against assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Come out and support the important work of LifeCanada. For more info., visit https://lifecollective.io/lifecanada/events/lifecanada-s-2nd-annual-gala-event

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Together in Christ @ Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Together in Christ

Please join us for a special Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical fellowship of prayer, song, and discussion in September on the North Shore. We shall explore our personal ecumenical relationships, the ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches, and the meaning and dignity of our common baptism. Pastor Jennifer Marlor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Deacon Hilmar Pabel of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will lead our three celebrations of fellowship in Jesus Christ. Our three meetings are faithful to the joint effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation:

  • Personal Ecumenical Relationships: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver
  • Ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, West Vancouver
  • Meaning and dignity of our common baptism: Saturday, Sept 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver

For more info. please contact Marjeta Bobnar at mbobnar@rcav.org.

Uniting Heaven and Earth: The Reformation after 500 Years @ St. Mark's College
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Newman Association Winter Program 2017

After 500 years, can we re-evaluate—perhaps even put behind us—the disunity that the Reformation caused? Boersma is convinced that it’s worth our while to take a fresh look at the events of the Reformation. Rather than discussing the specific theological differences between Catholics and Protestants, this lecture takes a look “behind the scenes” and argues that a sacramental approach to reality can unite Catholics and Protestants in their struggle against the secularity of modernity. The ecclesial disunity of the Reformation can be healed if together we open our eyes to the secular, non-sacramental disunity between heaven and earth bequeathed by modernity.  Join us for this lecture on Saturday, September 9, at 10 a.m. in Room 101 at St. Mark’s College, Vancouver.

Bio: Hans Boersma

Before coming to Regent in 2005, Hans Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC (1999–2005). He also served as a pastor for several years (1994–1998). He is the author of a number of books, including Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church (Baker Academic, 2017); Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ (Baker Academic, 2016); Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach (Oxford University Press, 2013); Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Eerdmans 2011); Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery (Oxford University Press, 2009); and Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Baker Academic, 2004). He is also co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology (Oxford University Press, 2015). In 2018, Eerdmans will publish his latest book, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.

Among Hans Boersma’s main theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and spiritual interpretation of Scripture. Hans Boersma and his wife Linda live in Langley, BC, where they attend the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church.

More information about Dr. Hans Boersma here:
http://www.regent-college.edu/faculty/full-time/hans-boersma

Newman Association of Vancouver

The Newman Association of Vancouver is a Catholic organization that promotes and cultivates the religious, intellectual, and social formation of its members and associates. It is named after Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, an Anglican convert to Catholicism whose life story of conversion and writings on the idea of a university greatly inspired those working for the advancement of the liberal arts and the ideals of Catholic education, an inspiration that led to the start of the Newman movement around the world in the 20th century. Founded in 1940, The Newman Association extends the mission of the Newman Club of the University of British Columbia from the UBC campus to the wider community and brings issues of pertinence into discussion and dialogue through its activities in the local Church.

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Porn Unmasked @ Public Library
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Porn Unmasked

What does porn have to do with our culture and our relationships? Can porn be an addiction?
Is it changing our sexuality and leading to more degrading and violent sexual behaviours?

Come hear the answer to these questions and so much more from Dr. Gail Dines as she uncovers how pornography is impacting our children and culture as a whole. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Public Library, 350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver. Cost is $15. To purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/PornUnmaskVan

Dr Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College, where she is also chair of the American Studies department. Having researched and written about the porn industry for over twenty years, Dr. Dines is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert on how pornography shapes our identities, culture, and sexuality. She is a consultant to government agencies in the US and abroad, including the UK, Norway, Iceland, and Canada. Dr Dines is also founder of CultureReframed.org and brings an uncompromising message about the devastating effects of porn.

**Please note that due to the nature of the mature discussion, we ask that attendees for this event be over 18.

To download the poster, click here.

Sep
11
Mon
2017
TOB begins at Precious Blood Parish @ Precious Blood Parish
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

Theology of the Body Course
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the three “words” of Christ on marriage, St. Pope John Paul (The Great) reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a “communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life.

  • Precious Blood Parish, Cloverdale (Sept. 11 to Dec. 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)
  • John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver (Sept. 13 to Nov. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)
  • Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam (Sept. 14 to Nov. 30, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

Early Registration: (1) with Data DVD is $75; (2) with Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $85. Late Registration: (1) with Data DVD is $85; (2) Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $95. Audit $25 for returning students only. Register online at rcav.org/tob.

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Fatima Rosary Centenary – 100 Years @ Sts. Joachim & Ann Church
Sep 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.

Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth begins @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Making Sense of Anxiety

The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s revolutionary yet scientific approach turns parenting right-side up, restoring natural intuition to parenting and putting parents back in the driver`s seat. Join us for this Dr. Gordon Neufeld Video Course with discussion facilitated by Kevin Bredeman, M.A. in this four part series: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 (Wednesdays). from 7-9 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 St John Paul II Way. Cost: $40. To register, visit http://rcav.org/parenting/ 

TOB begins at JPII Pastoral Centre @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TOB begins at JPII Pastoral Centre @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre

Theology of the Body Course
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the three “words” of Christ on marriage, St. Pope John Paul (The Great) reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a “communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life.

  • Precious Blood Parish, Cloverdale (Sept. 11 to Dec. 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)
  • John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver (Sept. 13 to Nov. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)
  • Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam (Sept. 14 to Nov. 30, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

Early Registration: (1) with Data DVD is $75; (2) with Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $85. Late Registration: (1) with Data DVD is $85; (2) Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $95. Audit $25 for returning students only. Register online at rcav.org/tob.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
Catholic Health Association of B.C. 2017 AGM and Conference @ Executive Plaza Hotel
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Catholic Health Association of B.C. 2017 AGM and Conference
The Catholic Health Association of B.C. invites you to their 77th Annual General Meeting and Conference on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Rd, Coquitlam. Mass begins at 8:00 a.m., celebrated by Archbishop Miller followed by talks throughout the day. This year’s conference will focus on how we can change people’s lives through creating greater levels of compassion in our communities. We will explore how we can bring greater compassion and sharing of ourselves to others in a way that not only increases their well-being but in doing so also contributes to our own spiritual growth and happiness. To view the full agenda for the day or to register, click here.

TOB begins at Our Lady of the Assumption @ Our Lady of the Assumption
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm

Theology of the Body Course
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the three “words” of Christ on marriage, St. Pope John Paul (The Great) reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a “communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life.

  • Precious Blood Parish, Cloverdale (Sept. 11 to Dec. 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)
  • John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver (Sept. 13 to Nov. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)
  • Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam (Sept. 14 to Nov. 30, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

Early Registration: (1) with Data DVD is $75; (2) with Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $85. Late Registration: (1) with Data DVD is $85; (2) Data DVD & Printed Class Notes is $95. Audit $25 for returning students only. Register online at rcav.org/tob.

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Together in Christ @ Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Together in Christ

Please join us for a special Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical fellowship of prayer, song, and discussion in September on the North Shore. We shall explore our personal ecumenical relationships, the ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches, and the meaning and dignity of our common baptism. Pastor Jennifer Marlor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Deacon Hilmar Pabel of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will lead our three celebrations of fellowship in Jesus Christ. Our three meetings are faithful to the joint effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation:

  • Personal Ecumenical Relationships: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver
  • Ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, West Vancouver
  • Meaning and dignity of our common baptism: Saturday, Sept 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver

For more info. please contact Marjeta Bobnar at mbobnar@rcav.org.

Mass Convalidation of Marriages @ St. Clare of Assisi Parish
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Mass Convalidation of Marriages
On Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m., thirty civilly-married couples from all over the Archdiocese will be reclaiming their dreams of being married in the church with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller, CSB, at St. Clare of Assisi Chuch, Coquitlam. As these couples celebrate a long awaited moment in their lives, we as the community of faith would like to be with them and show them a welcoming spirit of our Merciful Father. For more info., please contact the Filipino Ministry at filipinoministry@rcav.org.

Sep
22
Fri
2017
Chinese Marriage Encounter Weekend (Cantonese) @ Carey Centre
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

Chinese Marriage Encounter Weekend (Cantonese)

Recapture the romance and passion of courtship. Enhance living communication and mutual understanding. Enrich married life and elevate spiritual unity.

Join us for this upcoming Marriage Encounter Weekend in Cantonese from Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 pm to Sunday, Sept. 24, at 6 pm at Carey Centre (UBC Campus).  Cost is $450 per couple.  For registration, please contact Catherine and Dr. Kwang Yang at 604-889-8378 or cyang9@hotmail.com or Margaret and Dominic Lee at 778-863-2303 or dominicmargaret@gmail.com. Visit www.ccmea.com for details.

 

加拿大華人夫婦懇談會第二十屆共融週末營
美滿幸福的婚姻生活就在你手中,請來參加今年的粵語週末營。

日期: 9月22日(星期五)下午七時至9月24 日(星期日)下午六時
地點: Carey Centre (UBC Campus)
費用: 每對夫婦 $450
查詢: Catherine & Dr Kwang Yang   604-889-8378
Margaret & Dominic Lee         778-863-2303
或到網站 www.ccmea.com 瀏覽詳細資料
(註: 整個活動無需與別人分享討論,只有夫婦兩人互相交談)

 

Catholic Charismatic Conference @ Broadway Church
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Catholic Charismatic Conference
A New Pentecost for a New Evangelization. Join us for the Catholic Charismatic Conference on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9:00 am to 7:00 p.m. at Broadway Church, 2700 Broadway. Come and be inspired by these well known Charismatic Speakers: Dr. Mary Healy and Bishop Peter Smith. Be inspired to go out and spread the “Good News” of God’s Mercy and Healing to this hurting world.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Curious about the role of Permanent Deacons? @ St. Mark's College
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Curious about the role of Permanent Deacons?

A unique and special vocation, Deacons are official teachers and preachers of the Gospel, and they may preside at baptisms, marriages, funerals, and other forms of community prayers. They also share in the pastoral responsibilities of outreach, such as visiting the sick, the homebound, those imprisoned and in need.

Men interested in this ordained ministry, along with their wives, are invited to an introductory seminar covering the history, theology and practicalities of the Permanent Diaconate. Sessions run Saturdays on Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 19. from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Register at www.stmarkscollege.ca
Questions? Contact faculty@stmarkscollege.ca

Catholic Charismatic Conference @ Broadway Church
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Catholic Charismatic Conference
A New Pentecost for a New Evangelization. Join us for the Catholic Charismatic Conference on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9:00 am to 7:00 p.m. at Broadway Church, 2700 Broadway. Come and be inspired by these well known Charismatic Speakers: Dr. Mary Healy and Bishop Peter Smith. Be inspired to go out and spread the “Good News” of God’s Mercy and Healing to this hurting world.

Together in Christ @ Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for a special Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical fellowship of prayer, song, and discussion in September on the North Shore. We shall explore our personal ecumenical relationships, the ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches, and the meaning and dignity of our common baptism. Pastor Jennifer Marlor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Deacon Hilmar Pabel of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will lead our three celebrations of fellowship in Jesus Christ. Our three meetings are faithful to the joint effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

  • Personal Ecumenical Relationships: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver
  • Ecumenical stories and aspirations of our churches: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, West Vancouver
  • Meaning and dignity of our common baptism: Saturday, Sept 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, North Vancouver

For more info. please contact Marjeta Bobnar at mbobnar@rcav.org.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
2nd Collection: Needs of the Church in Canada
Sep 24 all-day
WYD 2019 Information Sessions @ St. Matthew's Parish
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WYD 2019 Information Sessions

World Youth Day is an annual event in the life of the Catholic Church, but it is the international event that happens every 2-3 years that draws millions of young adults from around the world to encounter the Lord Jesus Christ in a week-long celebration of prayer, music, service and community with the Pope! The next international World Youth Day will take place in Panama City, Panama from January 22-27, 2019 and we want you to experience this amazing pilgrimage of faith!

This session will cover the basics of World Youth Day from what to expect to how to plan a group. Whether you’re a seasoned WYD Leader or someone new to this whole experience, this session is for you!

Session will take place at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey on Sept. 24, from 6-7 p.m. Another session will take place in Vancouver at St. Augustine’s Parish on Sept. 28, 7-8 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

Sep
26
Tue
2017
Navigating a Sexually Explicit World @ Heritage Alliance Church
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Navigating a Sexually Explicit World

This seminar is aimed to help pastors, ministry leaders and laypeople navigate the sexually explicit world we live in. Alongside a theological overview of the traditional Christian understanding of sex, personal stories will be shared about freedom from pornography and being Christian and same-sex attracted. Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford. Cost: $10.

Journey Canada is a non-denominational, community-based, Christ-centred discipleship ministry. The Archdiocese of Vancouver supports the work of Journey Canada: Navigating a Sexually Explicit World. Teachings and methods of Journey Canada  align with the the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

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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