Fr. Tumbelaka

Associate Airport Chaplain: Fr. Nicolas Tumbelaka

On duty hours:

Sunday: 3 PM to 7 PM
Mass: Sunday 4 PM

Associate Airport Chaplain: Fr. Robert Wong SJ

Mass: First Friday of every month at 4 p.m.


The chapel is located at the International Arrival Level and is open 24 hours.

Priests are welcomed to say Mass at the chapel as long as the chapel is not occupied by others. The priests should bring their own Mass kits.

Chapel: 604-303-3010
Emergency: 604-323-6421

Other Helpers

Bob Mitchell Bob Mitchell is on duty every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Henjie San Juan Henjie San Juan is on duty every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Vancouver International Airport
International Arrival Level
C 2154, 3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC, Canada, V7B 0A4

Airport 2According to the Catholic Civil Aviation Pastoral Directives, Civil Aviation Ministry is specifically directed to all crew members, including those on training, ground personnel, airport personnel and service workers, workers in service-based services catering to airline or passenger needs. When necessity demands or usefulness requires it, the ministry is also directed to passengers and to special categories like refugees in airport holding centres, stranded people, and homeless people taking refuge in the airport.

AirportTherefore, the airport Chaplain’s concern is for people “who are employed or give their services at the airport and on airplanes” (Pastor Bonus, 150 §3); and, when necessary or opportune, this pastoral care is extended to “passengers” (Church and People on the Move, Letter of the Pontifical Council addressed to the Episcopal Conferences on the Pastoral Care of Human Mobility, 1978, No.2).




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