Lenten Mission Talks and Mass

Parishioners are invited to a Lenten Mission with Rev. David Bellusci, OP on the evenings of March 27 until 30, starting at 7:00 until 8:00 pm. The event is held at St. Patrick’s Parish, Vancouver. A Mass Celebration each evening follows and then a mission talk. The theme of the mission is ‘Mary at the Foot of the Cross: Jesus Gives Us His Mother.’ All are welcome.

The Man of the Shroud Exhibition

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Vancouver invites everyone to this extensive exhibit on the history, significance and scientific aspects of the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus. There will also be lecture talks by renowned Shroud specialist and scholar Dr. Cheryl White. Starting on Wednesday, March 29, until Sunday, April 2. Learn more and view the complete schedule at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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Holy Week Retreat – For All Who Serve Others

Working for the Church and serving various ministries entail the constant giving of the self for others. To prepare for the busyness of Holy Week and Easter, you are invited to take time away with the Lord and commune with Him, together with the Archdiocesan community of leaders. Come join the RCAV Ministries and Outreach Office for a retreat on Saturday, April 1. The retreat will begin with Mass at 9:00 a.m., followed by talks, prayer, and lunch. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events. A registration fee of $25 will be asked from each attendee to help cover the costs of the activity.

Integritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health

Join The Archdiocese of Vancouver as they continue the dialogue on mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by mental health professionals equipped to answer your questions. The last two topics will be covered on the following dates from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, March 22 – Session 3: Mental Illness
  • Wednesday, April 26 – Session 4: Self-Care

Locations: Online or in-person at Saint Mary’s Parish, Vancouver; Saint Patrick’s Parish, Maple Ridge; Christ the Redeemer Parish, West Vancouver; Good Shepherd Church (Star of the Sea Parish), Surrey. ​​​Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

First Friday Mass for March, and Lenten Devotions plus Stations of the Cross

This Friday, March 3rd, parishioners are invited to the First Friday Mass at 7pm. Please sign up if you would like to join in the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. After our Eucharistic Celebration, we will have the STATIONS OF THE CROSS. This will also be conducted every Friday. Since Lent is a time of prayer and penance, the community is encouraged to take advantage of the Mass schedule by coming as often as possible.

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, Feb 22.

ASH WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 22 – Besides the morning Mass at 8:30 am there will be evening Mass at 7:00 pm with the distribution of ashes at both Masses. It marks the beginning of Lent, a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE FOR LENT: Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence as is Good Friday. On those days you may not substitute acts of charity or piety in place of abstinence. Normally, Fridays of the year are days of abstinence from meat, but Catholics may substitute special acts of piety or charity. The requirement to fast binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Abstinence (no flesh meat allowed) binds those 14 years old and up.
St. Stephen’s Parish will start the LENTEN DEVOTIONS – MASS & STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Every Friday Mass at 7:00 pm followed by Stations of the Cross.

Life in the Spirit Seminar

The Life in the Spirit Seminars are designed as an introduction to a life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit. They provide an opportunity for people to learn more about that life, and to be helped in taking the first steps of a new relationship with the Lord.

For those who are not Christians, this can serve as an introduction to Christianity and a time to make a first commitment to Jesus Christ. For those who are already Christians, they offer help in finding a fuller release of the Holy Spirit to live a deeper Christian life.

The seminars are a series of talks and discussions which take place over a period of seven weeks. But more than a series of courses or lectures, the Life in the Spirit Seminars are a chance for Christians who have found a fuller life in the Holy Spirit to come together with people who want to know more about that life, to share with them, and to help them take the first steps of a new life themselves.


Every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm: it starts on February 16 and ends on March 30, 2023:

February 16 – Talk 1 – God’s Love
February 23 – Talk 2 – Salvation
March 2 – Talk 3 – New Life
March 9 – Talk 4 – Receiving God’s Gift
March 16 – Talk 5 – Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit March 23 – Talk 6 – Growth
March 30 – Talk 7 & Mass – Transformation in Christ

Registration is now closed, thank you for your interest.

Working Towards Anti-Human Trafficking

This FREE one-hour webinar will introduce you to the study guide and how it may be used in various settings. The event hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver is designed for clergy, religious, diocesan, or parish staff and volunteers, educators, members of the Catholic Women’s League or Knights of Columbus, and anyone who wishes to learn more about human trafficking. This event will be held on on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil

Join this monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end every first Saturday of the month from Feb. 4 at St. Anthony’s Parish, West Vancouver at 9:00 a.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Integritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health

The Archdiocese of Vancouver invites all parishioners for a dialogue about topics of mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by a mental health professional equipped to answer your questions.

The four topics on the following dates will be:
Jan. 25 – Session 1: Introduction – PJ Lewis
Feb. 15 – Session 2: Mental health – Denis Boyd
Mar. 22 – Session 3: Mental illness – PJ Lewis
Apr. 26 – Session 4: Self-care – Denis Boyd
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Locations: Online or in-person at Saint Mary Parish, Vancouver; Saint Patrick Parish, Maple Ridge; Christ the Redeemer, West Vancouver; Good Shepherd Church, Surrey.

Facilitators: Denis Boyd and PJ Lewis.
​​​​​​Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.