Archives Policies

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Access Policy Access to the Archives is by appointment only after a research proposal and letter of reference has been submitted. Please visit our access policy  for more information. Records Management Policy Records management consists of organizing records so that employees can find the information they need quickly and efficiently…. Read more »

Archives – Our Collection

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The Archives has a dynamic and varied collection of both records and artifacts.  Our collection represents the history and community of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Our earliest records start in the mid-1800s and we continue to add to our collection on a regular basis. The collection includes records from Camp Latona,… Read more »

Archives Genealogy

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The Archives is a closed archive and has limited resources to dedicate to genealogical research.  Please review the information below before submitting your request. Personal information contained in church records is only available to the general public according to the following guidelines: Baptism after 100 years Confirmations after 100 years Marriages… Read more »

Archives Certificate Request

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The Archives has microfilm backups of some sacramental registers for parishes within the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. In order to obtain a copy of your sacramental certificate you must contact the parish where the sacrament took place. If you were baptized in the Dioceses of Kamloops, Nelson, Prince… Read more »

Archives Research

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Research Visits The main function of the Archives is to serve the Archdiocese of Vancouver and its employees. Its secondary function is to assist authorized researchers by making available the records which have been designated as available for their use. All requests for appointments must be made in writing, addressed… Read more »


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Mandate The Archives of the Archdiocese of Vancouver was officially established in 1980 at the request of Archbishop Carney to ensure the preservation of records that have historical and/or long term significance to the Archdiocese. The Archives Office is also responsible for administering the records management program and the privacy… Read more »

AFF: The Holy League

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The Holy League The Holy League is a kind of supplement to men’s groups.  Described as a “parish-based network of men united in devotion to the Blessed Sacrament,” the idea is for men to gather on a monthly basis for a monthly Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament, with opportunity… Read more »

AFF: Larry Richards

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Father Larry Richards Father Larry Richards, best-selling author of the book, “Be a Man,” spoke to men in the Archdiocese of Vancouver in June of 2012. He has a DVD series on the content of this book that can be used for group study. Fr. Larry is hard-hitting and hilarious! … Read more »

AFF: Crossing the Goal

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Crossing the Goal Crossing the Goal is a men’s ministry that has developed a straightforward format for men’s groups using their DVD sessions and free-downloadable print materials. Featuring presentations by Peter Herbeck, Curtis Martin, Brian Patrick and Danny Abramowicz, their resources cover the Our Father, Virtue, Marriage, Dead Sins, Becoming… Read more »

Overcoming Pornography

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The Archdiocese of Vancouver is developing a plan to help persons overcome the snare of pornography. Online Resources The Porn Effect The Archdiocese contributed funds to this site’s development.  Find a number of tools for people struggling with porn use. Integrity Restored More helpful tools, including those specifically for parents… Read more »