Category Archives: Archdiocese

Job Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Director of Finance – The Archdiocese of Vancouver is searching for a seasoned professional who is forward-looking, and a driver of strategic planning. The Director has three primary roles: as a finance expert, as an active member of the Archbishop’s leadership team, and as leader of the finance function and team. To apply, please submit a résumé and a cover letter with “Finance Director” in the subject line to:

Administrative Assistant (Marriage Papers), Chancellor’s Office (Full-Time)- The Archdiocese of Vancouver is looking for an administrative professional who is excited to work within a team to support the daily administration of the Chancellor’s Office with three key focus areas: Marriage Papers, Mission Appeal, and general administrative/hospitality support. Please submit a résumé and cover letter with “Chancery AA – Marriage Papers” in the subject line to the Human Resources Office at

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St. Thomas Aquinas Open House and Exams

STA NEWS The Annual OPEN HOUSE at St. Thomas Aquinas High School happens on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. From 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm, visitors are toured by STA students. The evening will have full staff in attendance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

PLACEMENT EXAM is on Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am. All students applying for Grade 8 in September 2019, please contact Barbara Dougan at STA to pre-register 604-987-4431. Registration packages will be handed out to all Grade 7 students in feeder schools and PREP classes.

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Society of St. Paul News

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – is looking for male & female volunteers to help distribute sandwiches, once a month on the Food truck, to the Homeless in Downtown Vancouver. Please contact Rose Morin – 604 -985-9674. Donations of blankets and candy are also welcome! We will once again be helping the needy in our community at Christmas. Please call the parish office – 604-985-1962 – if you or someone you know is in need of help. Thank you!

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Job Opportunities from the RCAV

The Archdiocese of Vancouver website posted several job opportunities for parishioners who are looking for job opportunities. An example is the list of open applications from the Pastoral Centre Offices for these full-time jobs:

Coordinator of Evangelization Programs, Ministries and Outreach Office (Full-Time)
Coordinator of Adult Catechesis and Formation Programs (Full-Time)
Administrative Assistant, Ministries and Outreach Office (Full-Time)
Family Services Advisor (Full-Time)
Groundskeeper (Full-Time)

Please visit the RCAV website for even more details on these job requirements, plus even more job openings you maybe interested in applying. Good Luck!

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RCAV: July Mass of Remembrance

Join the RCAV and fellow Catholics for the monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members that have passed away this month of July. Masses are at 12:30pm and 2:30pm in our Evangelist Chapel, at Gardens of Gethsemani. The Chapel is located at Gardens of Gethsemane, 15694 32 Ave, Surrey V3Z 9V1.

Job Opportunities from the Archdiocese

Please visit the Archdiocese Page ( for all details on these employment opportunities:

Pastoral Centre Offices
Coordinator (Full-Time)
Guest Attendant (Seasonal Part-Time)
Director of Infrastructure and Property (Full-Time)

Parishes, Schools and other organizations
Maintenance & Grounds Worker (Casual Part-Time)
Custodian, Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Full-Time)
Human Resources Manager, Diocese of Calgary (Full-Time)
Director of Communications, Diocese of Calgary (Full-Time)
Director of Pastoral Ministries, Diocese of Calgary (Full-Time)
Director of Social Justice and Outreach Ministries, Diocese of Calgary (Full-Time)
Teaching Positions

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is accepting applications for volunteer opportunities at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in the following areas: Program Support & Events Support. To apply, please complete our Volunteer Information Form

Administrative Support: If you are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have experience using Raiser’s Edge and would like to volunteer with the Archdiocese of Vancouver please submit your résumé to

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Jobs Available at the RCAV

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES available for your review at the RCAV website:
Victoria Diocese-Assistant Director of Faith Formation & Evangelization
Assistant to the Judical Vicar, Victoria Marriage Tribunal
Please visit for more details and information.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is accepting applications for volunteer opportunities at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in the following areas: Program Support & Events Support. To apply, please complete our Volunteer Information Form. Please visit for more details and information.

Administrative Support: If you are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have experience using Raiser’s Edge and would like to volunteer with the Archdiocese of Vancouver please submit your résumé to

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Reverently Laying to Rest Service

The RCAV will conduct a Reverently Laying to Rest Service – A service for families who have had cremated remains at home for more than one year. This is a no-cost service to intern remains in a communal crypt. We will have a small service in the chapel and a committal service in the mausoleum. Please contact Terry Whiteley at 604-531-2141. Final arrangements must be completed no later than Friday, Nov. 17. Space is limited.

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Request for Food and Clothing Donations

The “Door is Open” is in need of clothing and food donations, especially season-appropriate clothes for men and women (not children), such as t-shirts and men’s underwear (new). Please make sure the clothes are washed and placed in clear bags, labeled for men or women. Non-perishable food donations are also requested, including pasta (macaroni and spaghetti mostly, but other kinds accepted), pasta sauce, and canned tuna. If you can donate, please contact Frances at

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Job Opportunity

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY -TEACHING POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT OUR NORTH SHORE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS – Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese is currently accepting applications to teach in our North Shore schools, starting September 2017. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please visit our employment page at: , or contact the Superintendent’s Office at 604.683.9331.
Archives Assistant (Part Time)- This position consists of working in both the records management and archive programs and is ideal for a student who has completed at least one year of an archival studies degree. See

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RCAV’s University Mass

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, in partnership with the Community of St. Mark’s College, cordially invites all post-secondary students, faculty, and staff and their families to the University Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, on Saturday, Feb. 4th at 7:30 p.m. Confessions begin at 6:30 p.m. with reception to follow after Mass in the hall. More info can be found through your Campus Chaplaincy, Catholic Student Club or online at

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Man Alive 2015

At the heart of a man is a burning desire for something. What is it? Oftentimes we get the (false) impression that Christianity means repressing our desires and following a list of rules that limit our freedom and fulfillment. God’s design for our desires is not that we suffocate them, but that we liberate them at their deepest level so they can lead us to our ultimate destiny: eternal bliss in union with him forever. That is what authentic manhood is all about!

An Evening for Men:
Hear from a world-class presenter
Connect with 800 other Catholic men
Opportunity for prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Opportunity for Confession
Social with gourmet refreshments
For men with strong faith, weak faith and no faith

Events Details
DATE Tuesday, August 11, 2015
TIME Doors open 6:30 pm. Starts at 7:00 pm, Ends 9:30 pm
SEATING No reserved seating. Arrive early to secure seats.
COST $15 through online registration
LOCATION St. Mary’s Church, Vancouver
FOOD Gourmet coffee and snacks available included

Jobs from the Archdiocese

Office Administrative Assistant, CISVA – The Superintendent’s Office, Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese is in need of an Office Administrative Assistant to work in a dynamic faith-based office.
Parish Secretary, St. Patrick’s Parish, Vancouver– The Parish Secretary (female or male) will ensure the efficient running of the parish office, assisting the pastor, other clergy and staff in parish administration. Reporting to the Pastor, the secretary will work collaboratively with members of the parish, school and volunteer groups.For more info, see
Part-time Human Resources Assistant, John Paul II Pastoral Centre -The Human Resources (HR) Assistant provides the Director transactional and technical HR support to assist in recruitment, selection, occupational health and safety, training and development; to respond efficiently and professionally to enquiries; and to provide assistance relating to HR. For more info, see

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Archdiocese Has Moved to a New Location

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Archdiocese of Vancouver has a new location. Effective March 2, the center is now called The John Paul II Pastoral Centre. You can visit the office at 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, corner of 33rd and Willow in Vancouver. The new Pastoral Centre will open to the public Tuesday, March 3. Phones will be disconnected Friday, Feb. 27 and reconnected Monday, March 2. The  Archdiocese’s phone number will not be changing—604-683-0281.

The last official day at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 150 Robson Street was Feb. 25, 2015. Please note the following service disruptions during the move:

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Last day open to public at old pastoral centre, 150 Robson St.
Thursday, Feb. 26: Moving Day. Both pastoral centres closed to the public.
Friday, Feb. 27: Moving Day. Both pastoral centres closed to the public; phones out of service.
Monday, March 2: Moving Day and first day in new pastoral centre, 4885 Saint John Paul Way. Phones back in service. Closed to the public.
Tuesday, March 3: First day open to the public at new building.

Archdiocesan web site and email services will remain fully operational during the move.
“… We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this busy time.”

The New Archdiocese John Paul II Pastoral Centre



Employment Opportunities

Vocations Office Part-time Secretary -The secretary assists the Associate Director of Vocations, with general office administration including the updating of the Vocations Office website, preparing brochures, and organizing conferences and workshops. The incumbent must carry out all duties in a professional, courteous and efficient manner.

Janitorial, Security and Maintenance (Casual Part-Time) The Archdiocese of Vancouver is seeking part-time casual janitorial assistance to cover weekend, vacation and other leaves. The individual may perform other duties relating to building security and general mainte-nance. Shifts may be assigned at different locations including the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel and Door Is Open.

For more information and other opportunities within the RCAV, please click to

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