The Eleventh Annual Archbishop’s Dinner

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors – The Smith Bros. and Wilson (B.C.) Ltd. and Columbus Charities Association

The Archbishop’s Dinner has become a way for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver to gather and to hear updates from our Archbishop on the activities of the past year and where we are headed in the coming year. We are excited to host the Eleventh Annual Archbishop’s Dinner on Oct. 26 at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver. Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. This year’s Archbishop’s Dinner will fund Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Learn more and register at

World Youth Day 2023 Information Session

This information session will give you more insight and information regarding next year’s World Youth Day event in Lisbon, Portugal from Aug. 1 – 6, 2023. This session is geared towards group leaders but open to everyone. We’ll be giving a brief primer on World Youth Day as well as covering what you can expect from World Youth Day and the preceding Days in the Dioceses, and what to keep in mind when putting a group together. As well, we’ll be providing some travel companies that can consider partnering with. Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. We will also hold on a Zoom session on Oct. 27 for people who cannot attend the Oct. 17 session. Learn more and register at

Grief: A Complicated Journey

Denis Boyd is a registered psychologist and a popular speaker on a variety of topics including grief. In this talk, he will discuss healthy and unhealthy grief, the reactions to grief, and the factors that influence grief. Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. Learn more and register at

Pet Blessings

Bring your pets to the annual Pet Blessing in honour of St. Francis of Assisi and his love of animals. There will be special prayers and individual blessing of the pets. Please ensure your pet is on a leash or in a cage. The blessing takes place in the garden of St. Francis of Assisi Parish with the entrance at 1020 Semlin Drive in Vancouver. Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. All are welcome! Learn more at

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Into the Deep: Make Every Sunday Matter

Every Sunday Matter is one of the four Archdiocesan Priorities. For the next four months, Into the Deep will help us better understand the importance of the liturgy. Join Dr. Andrew Kaethler as he explores the sacramental richness of the liturgical life. Fridays at 7 p.m. at a parish host site or online.

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
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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

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

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 Learn more at

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

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.