The Policy and Procedure Manual of The Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver is now published as an online listing of individual policies in PDF format.

Consult the list below for current archdiocesan policies.
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Liturgy & Sacraments
 Section Policy Name Effective Date
General Protocol in the Event of Disruption of Liturgy 2012‐May‐13
Readers (Lectors) Guidelines 2012-June
Anointing of the Sick
Baptism
Confirmation Policy for Confirmation with Mass 2017‐January‐06
General Guidelines for Confirmation for Pastors and Teachers Those to be Confirmed 2017‐January‐06
Eucharist Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 2016-October-04
Guidelines for the Rite of Distributing Holy Communion Outside of Mass 2018-March-07
Funerals & Burials of the Departed Guidelines for a Eulogy at a Funeral Service 2016‐December‐13
Guidelines for Funerals & Burials in the Catholic Church in the Dioceses of BC and the Yukon 2016-December-15
Guidelines Regarding the Funeral Rites for Those Who Have Asked for Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide 2017-September
Holy Orders
Marriage Policy on Lack of Canonical Form 2017-October-04
Reconciliation
Sacred Celebrations
Ministries & Outreach
 Section Policy Name Effective Date
General Mission Appeal Policy 2014‐March‐17
Catholic Cemeteries
Catholic Charities
Ecumenism & Interfaith Relations Guidelines for Sharing of Catholic Churches with Other Church and Ecclesial Communities 2008-June-14
Evangelization & Discipleship
Filipino Ministry Council of Filipino Catholic Associations Terms of Reference 2016-November-23
Health Care
Hispanic & Migrant Ministry Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry 2016‐April‐16
Life, Marriage, & Family
Service & Justice
Youth & Young Adults
Personnel
Stewardship & Development
 Section Policy Name Effective Date
Temporal Goods
Index of All Policies (Alphabetical)
Policy Name Effective Date
Accounting Software Policy 2018-Jun-22
Administration of Temporal Goods 2014-May-08
Annual Vacation for Priests 2018-March-29
Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission Mandate 2007‐September‐04
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Guidelines 2010‐February‐28
Archives Policies & Procedures 2015‐April
Assessment Levy (Cathedraticum) 2017-Dec-28
Building and Restoration of Church Edifices 2010-March-24
Catholic Cemeteries Advisory Board Terms of Reference 2014‐March-18
Chart of Accounts 2018-Jun-22
Cheque Signing Authority 2018-Jul-01
Confirmation for Pastors and Teachers Those to be Confirmed 2017‐January‐06
Confirmation with Mass 2017‐January‐06
Construction Project Guidelines 2006-October-05
Council of Filipino Catholic Associations Terms of Reference 2016-November-23
Deans 2018-Aug-24
Disruption of the Liturgy – Protocols 2012‐May‐13
Distributing Holy Communion Outside of Mass Guidelines 2018-March-07
Eulogy at a Funeral Service 2016‐December‐13
Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide and Funeral Rites 2017-September
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 2016-October-04
Financial Assistance for Seminarians and Those Ordained to the Transitional Diaconate 2016
Funerals & Burials in the Catholic Church in the Dioceses of BC and the Yukon 2016-December-15
Hispanic Ministry Pastoral Plan 2016‐April‐16
Incardination of a Cleric from One Diocese into the Archdiocese of Vancouver 2010‐September‐08
Internal Audit Mandate 2011‐February‐17
Investment Sub‐Committee (AFC) Terms of Reference 2016‐December‐13
Lack of Canonical Form 2017-October-04
Liturgy of the Word with Children Mandate No date
Mass Offerings 2011-Feb-17
Media Communications 2017-August-28
Mission Appeal 2014‐March‐17
Organizational Chart 2016-October
Other Parish Envelopes 2018-May-31
Parish Finance Council Guidelines 2018‐Jul‐01
Parish Pastoral Councils Guidelines 2014‐May‐15
Parish Rectory Guidelines 2009-November
Pastoral Conduct for Priests and Deacons 2018‐April‐08
Permanent Diaconate Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 2011-May-12
Permanent Diaconate: Directory for the Formation of Permanent Deacons 2014-October-07
Permanent Diaconate: Directory for the Liturgical Ministry of Permanent Deacons 2016-November-10
Permanent Diaconate: Directory for the Ministry of Permanent Deacons 2015-August-29
Policy Development Process 2018-August-28
Presbyteral Council Statutes 2011‐January‐13
Preventative Maintenance Guidelines 2011-February-17
Prevention of Workplace Bullying and Harassment 2017-September-08
Priestly Formation 2018-Sept-12
Privacy Policy 2015-April-29
Pro-Life Sunday Collection Guidelines 2018‐May‐22
Readers (Lectors) Guidelines 2012-June
Real Estate Sub‐Committee (AFC) Terms of Reference 2016‐December‐13
Reporting Serious Misconduct 2016‐June‐01
Retention of Parish Registers and Financial Records 2018‐June‐13
Sabbatical Guidelines for Diocesan Priests 2015‐April‐29
Sacred Art Commission: Mandate and Structure 2012‐February‐15
Safe Environment Policy for Archdiocesan and Parish Employees 2016‐June‐01
Safe Environment Policy for Archdiocesan and Parish Volunteers 2016‐June‐01
Seminary Admission Requirements 2018-Sept-21
Serious Misconduct by Lay Persons 2016‐June‐01
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy 2018-April-08
Sharing of Catholic Churches with Other Church and Ecclesial Communities 2008-June-14
Use of Church Property for Filming 1993-February-04
Vocations Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 2016
Vocations Interview Committee Terms of Reference 2016
Vocations Joint Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 2016

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