The church encourages Catholics to participate in preparation during Advent by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Here is a list of penitential services across the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Locations are separated into the archdiocese’s six geographical deaneries.

Parishes Map: Click here to find a parish near you in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Vancouver West Deanery

Parish Date Time
Immaculate Conception (Vancouver) December 4 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Vancouver) December 8 2 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament (Vancouver) December 10 7 p.m.
St. Mark’s (Vancouver) December 11 7 p.m.
St. Patrick’s (Vancouver) December 11 7 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus (Vancouver) December 12 7 p.m.
St. Andrew’s (Vancouver) December 12 7 p.m.
Guardian Angels (Vancouver) December 13 7 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul (Vancouver) December 19 7 p.m.
St. Augustine’s (Vancouver) December 20 7 p.m.
St. John the Apostle (Vancouver) December 20 7 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua (Vancouver) December 22 7 p.m.

Holy Rosary Cathedral will have confessions at the usual times: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 4:45 p.m. Saturday 7:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 4-5 p.m.

Vancouver East Deanery

Parish Date Time
St. Francis Xavier (Vancouver) December 7 2 p.m. (Cantonese)
St. Francis Xavier (Vancouver) December 8 1 p.m. (English)
St. Joseph’s (Vancouver) December 11 8 p.m. (English)
St. Joseph’s (Vancouver) December 12 8 p.m. (Vietnamese)
St. Helen’s (Burnaby) December 12 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s (Vancouver) December 13 8 p.m. (Vietnamese)
St. Jude’s (Vancouver) December 13 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows (Vancouver) December 16 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Vancouver) December 17 7 p.m.
Corpus Christi (Vancouver) December 18 7 p.m.
Holy Cross (Burnaby) December 18 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima (Vancouver) December 19 7 p.m.
St. Casimir’s (Vancouver) December 19 7 p.m.
St. Theresa’s (Vancouver) December 19 7 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi (Vancouver) December 20 7 p.m.
St. Theresa’s (Burnaby) December 22 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Hungary (Vancouver) Daily 8:45 a.m.
Holy Family (Vancouver) Wednesdays 6 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary (Vancouver) Before Sunday Mass 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
Sacred Heart (Vancouver) Before Sunday Mass 9 a.m.

Langley and Fraser Valley East Deanery

Parish Date Time
St. Mary’s (Chilliwack) December 5 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s (Langley) December 11 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s (Mission) December 17 7 p.m.
St. Nicholas’ (Langley) December 17 7 p.m.
Sts. Joachim & Ann (Aldergrove) December 18 7 p.m.
St. Ann’s (Abbotsford) December 20 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Good Hope (Hope) December 21 9:30 a.m.
St. Anthony of Padua (Agassiz) December 22 5 p.m.
St. James’ (Abbotsford) December 23 7 p.m.

Fraser Valley West Deanery

Parish Date Time
Sacred Heart (Delta) * December 6 4 p.m.
Sacred Heart (Delta) * December 7 10 a.m.
St. Matthew’s (Surrey) December 11 7 p.m.
St. Monica’s (Richmond) December 12 7 p.m.
Immaculate Conception (Delta) December 12 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart (Delta) * December 13 4 p.m.
Precious Blood (Surrey) December 13 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart (Delta) * December 14 10 a.m.
St. Joseph the Worker (Richmond) * December 17-19 5 p.m.
Star of the Sea (Surrey) December 17 7 p.m.
St. Bernadette’s (Surrey) December 19 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart (Delta) * December 20 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart (Delta) * December 21 10 a.m.

* Reconciliation only; no penitential service

New Westminster Deanery

Parish Date Time
Our Lady of Mercy (Burnaby) December 4 7 p.m.
St. Patrick’s (Maple Ridge) December 10 7 p.m.
Sts. Cyril & Methodius (New Westminster) December 10 7 p.m.
All Saints (Coquitlam) December 11 7 p.m.
St. Joseph’s (Port Moody) December 12 7 p.m.
Our Lady of the Assumption (Port Coquitlam) December 15 7 p.m.
St. Luke’s (Maple Ridge) December 17 7 p.m.
St. Clare of Assisi (Coquitlam) December 17 7 p.m.
St. Peter’s (New Westminster) December 17 7 p.m.
Holy Spirit (New Westminster) December 18 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes (Coquitlam) December 19 7 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales (Burnaby) December 20 7 p.m.
St. Michael’s (Burnaby) December 22 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima (Coquitlam) December 23 7 p.m.

North Shore Deanery

Parish Date Time
Christ the Redeemer (West Vancouver) December 17 7 p.m.
St. Stephen (North Vancouver) December 18 10:30 a.m.
St. Edmund’s (North Vancouver) December 19 7 p.m.

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