Interfaith Dinner on Sept. 13

Join a diverse people of faith for a community dinner and an exploration of the book of Jonah with Fr. Nicholas Meisl and Rabbi Jonathan Infeld. Organized by the Archidocese of Vancouver and Congregation Beth Israel.

Doors open at 6:15 pm. The program starts at 7 pm.

Upper Room Conference 2022

We’re back… in person! Upper Room is a conference that inspires Catholics to live joyfully on mission and equips them to share their faith in their homes and communities. This year’s Upper Room will help us to grow in confidence in God our loving Father and to reflect on the amazing gifts He has given to us through Jesus. After two years of online and hybrid conferences, we are back in person at an exciting downtown location! Oct. 21 – 22 at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Learn more and register at upperroomvancouver.com.
Registration is now open! For posters, graphics, and more parish resources, visit upperroom.rcav.org/resources.

Men’s Retreat on Sept 30 to Oct 2

The Men’s Retreat offers something for everyone: adventure, brotherhood, powerful keynotes, prayer, Sacraments, and the rugged outdoor beauty of Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. This year’s speakers include Jake Khym, Brett Powell and other solid men from the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This is not “just another retreat,” this is THE Men’s Retreat, hosted by Life Restoration Ministries. The retreat is open to all men 19 and up, but space is limited. Early bird registration opens Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m. Packages begin at $300. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth

A Dr. Gordon Neufeld video course with discussion facilitated by Kevin Bredeman, M.A. The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety. Online on Thursdays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 13 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

St. Joseph’s Parish, Mission invites you to the historic Fraser River Heritage Park to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in honour of Our Lady on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. The main celebrant will be the Very Rev. Fr. Gary Franken, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Vancouver. Confessions will be heard on-site starting at 10 a.m. After the Mass, there will be a procession to the Grotto where the Rosary will be prayed, followed by the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The event will conclude with a picnic and fellowship. For bus service information, please contact 604-329-8635 or info@aquinasinstitute.ca. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Novena to St. Monica

In the days leading up to St. Monica’s Feast Day and the close of St. Monica’s Mission on the Feast of St. Augustine (Sunday, Aug. 28), we will be praying a Novena to St. Monica. Please sign up for the St. Monica’s Mission e-mail list to receive the daily Novena prayers from Aug. 18 to 26. Join us for a closing Mass with Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, at Holy Rosary Cathedral on the Feast of St. Augustine, Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

August 2022 Summer Events

Here are the events endorsed by the Archdiocese of Vancouver for the Catholic faithful. We hope you are all enjoying the summer season with your loved ones.

August 2022

  • 6: Enthronement of the Holy Face of Jesus
  • 7: Summer Music and Arts Festival
  • 11: Estate and Memorial Planning Webinar
  • 13: Water in the Desert: Adoration and Worship
  • 13: The Feast of Our Lady of Madhu (Sri Lanka)
  • 15: The Assumption Project: Morales in context
  • 18: Novena to St. Monica begins
  • 19: “Who Am I?” PRH workshop begins
  • 20: Pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

For more details, please visit the Archdiocese Events Page. https://beholdvancouver.org/events/filter/all

Retreat for Grade 7 Youth

Searching in the Spirit is a 5-day, overnight retreat for newly confirmed grade 7 youth (youth born in 2009 and entering Grade 8 in Sept. 2022). The retreat provides youth (and their adult leaders accompanying them) with formation in discipleship and challenges the participants to live out their faith in everyday, real-life situations. Monday, Aug. 29 to Friday, Sept. 2 at Camp Jubilee, North Vancouver. Cost: $450. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for Claire Christie, Maria Dos Santos, Denis Doll, Joan Dowling, Michael Fergusson, Margaret Geraghty, Mark Hamilton, Wade Kaczkielo, Frank Kilian, Maureen Khan, John Magee, Gretchen Mostardi, Ariel Nonan, Diego Nunez, Jeannette Oulette, Desi Santos, Tony Tadey, Maria Villarroel, Jarrod Wiesner.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Chake Kwan Fong, father of Gabriel Fong of our parish, who died in HongKong, and for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Laura Savino, mother of Angelo Savino who died in Osoyoos, BC. Please keep their families in your prayers.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

As one of the initiatives for the Year of the Family, Pope Francis has established the Church-wide celebration of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. It will be held on July 24, the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the occasion is “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15) and intends to emphasize how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and for ecclesial communities. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

For Parents who Grieve: St Monica’s Hour

Many parents are grieving the loss of their adult child’s faith in the Catholic Church. This Year of the Family is an ideal time of grace for parents to pray, fast, and sacrifice for their adult children’s conversion. Through St. Monica’s Mission, A Prayerful Journey of Perseverance and Hope, parents are invited to join our monthly Holy Hours on the Third Friday of the month at various parishes across the Archdiocese. Friday, July 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.