Category Archives: Archdiocese

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

University Mass on Feb 4, 2017
University Mass:

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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Student Bursaries

The Catholic Health Association of BC will be awarding two bursaries valued at $250 each to two 2014 graduating students enrolled in a Catholic secondary school, or who are members of a BC or Yukon parish and enrolled in a public secondary school or are home-schooled. Students are asked to submit a 500 word essay that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of Spirituality in Health Care. Submissions must be received on or before February 28, 2014. For further details, please refer to the poster on display in the vestibule of the church, or check the CHABC website at under upcoming events.

Prayers for Fr. James Hanrahan, CSB of St. Mark’s College, UBC

Father James Hanrahan, CSB, the longest-serving principal of St. Mark’s College at UBC, died peacefully in Toronto Wednesday. He was 85. Former St. Mark’s principal David Sylvester said Father Hanrahan “contributed much to Vancouver through his work at St. Mark’s and Corpus Christi, and through his various prayer outreach groups.” A Mass in memory of Father Hanrahan will be said at St. Mark’s Church at St. Mark’s College Sunday, Feb. 19, at 11:30 a.m. with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, celebrating. Everyone is welcome. Visit RCAV’s Facebook page to see an article about Father Hanrahan from The B.C. Catholic in 2005.

Archdiocesan Conference on Feb 17 and 18

The ARCHDIOCESAN CONFERENCEFebruary 17-18, 2012 –One Faith, One Body, One Mission—This annual event is organized to inspire, unite and empower Catholics in their faith & mission. The Conference includes a concert on Friday, Feb 17th, 7:30 pm. The Saturday Conference, (Feb 18th) starts at 8 am and ends at 5:30 pm. The Venue is the Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver. For More information and registration please visit us online now at: or call 604-683-0281 for information. Email—

Project Advance Update

Thank you to all those who have pledged so far. To date, our parish has received $ 69,300 in total pledges from the community. You could also mail in your pledge, or contact the parish office on weekdays. May God bless you for your generosity. Visit Project Advance on the archdiocesan website at to see information on the 2011 archdiocesan appeal and get answers to your Project Advance questions.

New Notes on the New Roman Missal (3rd insert)

A new insert on the changes will be distributed this Sunday, October 2. You can download the third installment (of six) pdf file in our Bulletin page. We will be providing more notes in the coming weeks.

Also, Fr. Landry will hold information sessions on the new Roman Missal.

  • Wednesday evening, October 26th at 7:30 pm
  • November 2nd at 7:45 pm and
  • November 9th at 7:30 pm

Finally, the full copy is also available from the Parish office for a small dollar contribution. Please email the Parish Office if you are interested. Have a great week!