The Archbishop has charged the Safe Environment Office with ensuring that all adults who are clergy, religious, employees, or volunteers in the Archdiocese see themselves as role models who are called to treat each minor and vulnerable adult with respect and care. The Office provides training materials, guidance, and coordination for parishes and other Catholic groups so that they can in their turn create environments in which every person is treated with respect.
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You will receive a one-page summary of your submission identifying anticipated projects and their estimated costs over a 20+ year timeframe. This summary will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of your submission. Any questions should be directed to the Buildings and Properties Planner at Read More
Establish stewardship committees in 30-40 parishes by September 30, 2015.
“The promotion of the practice of stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian. Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift one makes of his time, talent and treasure.” (Pope Benedict the XVI).
We are all called to accept God’s gifts gratefully, to care for them in a responsible manner, to share them for the well being of... Read More
Establish youth ministry with catechesis in 60-65 parishes by September 30, 2015
Upon learning of the goal to establish youth ministry with catechesis in 60-65 parishes by Sept. 30, 2015, we established a leadership team to work on the goal.
In June 2013, we gathered nearly 40 people from across the Archdiocese for a series of three listening sessions. We had pastors, assistant pastors, religious sisters, a deacon, high school principals, elementary school principals, teachers,... Read More
Dear brother priests, deacons, seminarians, consecrated men and women, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver:
Our hearts are filled with the tenderness of God’s love when we see little... Read More