8th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The 8th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: Reception at 6:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm.
Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street (new location)

In partnership with Providence Health Care and with St. Mark’s College, Archbishop Miller has designated the proceeds of the Eighth Annual Archbishop’s Diner to help foster Catholic health care ethics in the education of health care providers and in the support of their day to day practice.

For more information, please visit rcav.org/dinner2019 or contact development@rcav.org.

The Catholic Faith in Plain English @ St. Clare of Assisi Parish
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn the teachings and practices of the Catholic Faith in this robust course. This course is suitable for all adult learners including Catholics and non-Catholics. It will be especially useful for anyone who teaches religious education (PREP, RCIA, Catholics Schools), anyone in lay ministry (youth ministry, young adult ministry, prayer group leaders), and anyone seeking deeper answers to their questions. You can attend all sessions or drop in for specific topics as you please; there is no cost or pre-registration required.

This course will be taught by Fr. Vincent Hawkswell (retired pastor and BC Catholic editor) and Maureen Creelman (retired high school math and physics teacher). This course runs every Tuesday from 7-9 pm at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, beginning September 17 – December 17, 2019 and January 7 – June 2, 2020. For the list of session topics, or to find other dates that the course is being offered, please visit: https://rcav.org/adult-catechesis-course

Theology of the Body @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

St. John Paul (The Great)’s Theology of the Body

Come and discover God’s Plan for Life

  • Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another.
  • Discover holiness intimately connected with human nature.
  • Discover how the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, redeems human nature.
  • Discover what this tells us about life on earth and Eternal Life with God.
Click here for more information and registration
CANCELLED: Unplanned Screening at The Orpheum @ The Orpheum
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Alpha at St Clare of Assisi @ St. Clare of Assisi Parish Centre
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring basics of the Christian faith. Each session includes dinner, a short video and discussion with questions designed to create conversation. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it is just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Men’s Ministry – Into the Breach @ John Paul II Pastoral Centre
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

RISE. GATHER. CHARGE. Into the Breach

To meet the challenge of the world, Catholic Men must band together to become saints in today’s Church.

Join Into the Breach, a MEN-ONLY small group faith study which will meet weekly for 8 sessions beginning on October 3rd at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre. We will examine an exhortation to Catholic men written by Thomas Olmsted, bishop of Phoenix. In his exhortation, he explores, ‘What it means to be a Catholic man,’ ‘Heroes of Faith,’ ‘Internal Battles,’ and ‘Man as Friend, Brother, Husband and Father.’

You don’t have to struggle alone. Join other Catholic Men to pray, study Scripture, and learn how to be a man in the image of Jesus Christ!

Register Here
Marian Devotions for Peace & Justice in Hong Kong @ Eastern Catholic Church Richmond
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to ask for the intercession of the Holy Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary that the Lord would pour His Grace and Peace upon Hong Kong and granting its people His All Holy Justice and Great Mercy. We shall pray one of the most ancient Services in the Church (Byzantine Tradition): the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos, written by St Roman the Sweet-Singer.

“To Thee, the Champion Leader, we Thy servants dedicate a feast of victory and of thanksgiving as ones rescued out of sufferings, O Theotokos: but as Thou art one with might which is invincible, from all dangers that can be do Thou deliver us, that we may cry to Thee: Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!”

Screenagers @ St. John Brebeuf High Schol
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. Join St. Ann’s Parish Family Group and our school communities for this special viewing opportunity! Parents, grandparents and all teens are welcome. Admission is by donation.

Kindly RSVP below if you know you will attend, so we can anticipate numbers. Childcare is available for children ages 5 and up – please email stannsfamilygroup@gmail.com by October 22nd if you require childcare (space is limited).

For more information, visit screenagers.com/synopsis.

2019 Liturgy Conference: “When I in Awesome Wonder” @ Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

2019 Liturgy Conference

“When I in Awesome Wonder”: Encountering Christ in Symbol, Ritual and Movement in Mass

This conference will help participants to:

  1. Understand more fully the symbols used in our Liturgical celebrations, especially the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
  2. Become knowledgeable of best practices when using technology and media at Mass.
  3. Explore music from the forthcoming Music for Catholic Worship hymnal, which will soon be available for use across Canada.

For more information and registration, click here.

Your Joy Will Be Complete @ Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

YOUR JOY WILL BE COMPLETE RECOLLECTION by Daughters of Carmel Sisters from San Francisco

“Should I come to this recollection?” might have come across your mind at some point and is definitely one of the most frequently asked questions The answer is yes regardless of who you are This inner healing recollection does not only deal with wounded soul caused by sin, but also with emotional wound, which unfortunately is something a lot of people are not aware of having

Inner Healing Recollection by Carmelite Nuns has beyond doubt been a positive experience to those who were there For one once was weary but now at rest, was wounded but now healed Your Joy will be Complete by GOD’S GRACE AMAZING GRACE

Ongoing Items

Introducing the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s new Priorities and Goals

Our Evangelizing Mission will focus our pastoral efforts and mission as we work to intentionally help people experience God’s merciful love. Visit rcav.org/prioritiesandgoals to read more about each of our Priorities and Goals.

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