One day courses for ministry training, faith formation and general interest open to all.


Winter Institute is cancelled due to low registration. Thank you for your support.


Date:   Saturday, January 25, 2020]
Time:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
Holy Cross Secondary School, 16193 88th Avenue, Surrey
Cost:   $40.00 on or before January 22, 2020
$45.00 after January 22, 2020


Basics of the Faith – Part II Classroom Management
Discovering the Gospels Introduction to RCIA – Part II




Course Descriptions


Basics of the Faith – Part II 

Course No: W201

Presenters: Fr. Anthony Ho & Madonna House


The Catholic Faith is true and beautiful, but many have yet to discover its riches. Part 2 explores the moral life and prayer, two of the four pillars of the Catholic Faith.

Fr. Anthony Ho is pastor of St. John the Apostle in Vancouver. Madonna House is a Catholic community dedicated to poverty, prayer and hospitality.


Discovering the Gospels

Course No: W202

Presenter: Richie Aldaba


Why are the same stories slightly different in each of the Gospels? What’s the difference between a temple and a synagogue? How is Jesus the fulfillment of the Old Testament? We will look at Jesus’ life and ministry, the culture and political scene of the time, how the New Testament was assembled and more. Together we’ll discover diverse ways to read, study, ponder and teach the Gospels. This is an excellent course for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of our Lord and the Gospels. Come, and bring your questions.

Richie Aldaba is an Assistant Coordinator with the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Ministries and Outreach Office.


Classroom Management

Course No: W203

Presenter: Murita Chua


In this course, you will learn how to create a religious education environment conducive to learning and celebrating. Topics include: creating a positive catechetical environment, establishing classroom norms and consequences, conflict resolution, group management and communication skills.

Murita Chua (MA Religious Education) is the Coordinator for Parish Religious Education Program (PREP), Liturgy of the Word with Children (LWC) and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) for the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Ministries and Outreach Office.


Introduction to RCIA – Part II

Course No: W204

Presenter: Jane Waldock

Full Day

Building of Part I, this course will explore the Church’s role as “mother and teacher’; how she nurtures and instructs participants in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The pastoral component of Christian Initiation will be addressed through topics such as conversion to Christ, the RCIA team, sponsors, and marriage issues.

Jane Waldock has been a long-time RCIA and Prep Coordinator. She is currently the Director of Faith Formation at Immaculate Conception Parish in Delta. She is also an educator for PRH (Personality and Human Relations, Canada).



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For more information contact the Ministries and Outreach Office: 604-683-0281 ext. 50237


Winter Institute Registration:

  • The cost of registration includes morning  snack and lunch.
  • Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Late registration is not guaranteed a lunch
  • Registration is not processed until payment has been received.
  • Request for refunds must be received by January 22, 2020 to: 604.683-0281 or
  • For a refund, there is a $10 processing fee which will be deducted from your remaining balance.


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