Four-day Lenten mission in Vancouver

Holy Family Parish is pleased to host a four-day Lenten mission entitled “First Encounters,” to be preached by Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP. Father will profile a few meetings between Our Lord and different persons in the gospel.

The mission will run from March 1 to 4 (Thursday to Sunday). There will be Holy Mass on Thursday and Friday evening and on Saturday morning, followed by a 90-minute program consisting of a sermon, Exposition, rosary, a second sermon, and Benediction. Fr. Saguto will preach at both Masses on Sunday. There will be confessions before all Masses. Admission is free. For a detailed schedule, please see the mission poster.

Fr. Saguto has served as Superior of the North American District of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter since 2015 and is based at the Fraternity headquarters in Pennsylvania. He was born on Long Island, New York, studied at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 2004.

Please mark your calendars! Free-will donation envelopes will be provided during the mission for those who would like to help Holy Family defray the expenses of the Lenten mission.

To learn more, please email


vancouver theology on tap

For leaders involved in youth ministry and young adult ministry.

For leaders involved in youth ministry and young adult ministry.

January 9 2016 in Vancouver, BC 

Come join us so we may thank you, affirm you, and encourage you in your ministry.



Tricia Tembreull

Western Regional Director for Life Teen


Tricia will be giving a keynote talk and then leading break-out sessions specific to youth ministry and young adult ministry leadership.  As well, you’ll have a chance to network and promote your own events.


Additional details:

  • Cost:  $10/person for the first registrant from a parish or ministry, $5/person for each additional registrant from the same group
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • 11am – 3:30pm
  • At the John Paul II Pastoral Centre
    (4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver)

For more info, please contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office at 604.683.0281

REGISTER NOW (space is limited).

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Lenten Mission in Vancouver, BC at Corpus Christi Parish with Father Wade Menezes

Corpus Christi Parish Mission with Fr. Wade L.J. Menezes, CPM (The Fathers of Mercy) Sunday, March 1, to Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Parish Missions begins with confession each evening followed by the Mission Hour and ending with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. On Thursday, the Mission Hour will host a Holy Mass with an extended homily encouraging participants to receive Holy Communion, one of the 5 requirements to obtain the plenary indulgence associated with attending a Parish Mission.

2015  Parish Mission – Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM (Fathers of Mercy)

Join Father Wade Menezes, CPM as he talks on “Work Out Your Salvation!” (based on Philippians 2:12) at Corpus Christi

Sunday, March 1 to Thursday, March 5

Conference Schedule:

5:30 – 6:30pm          Confessions

7:00 – 8:00pm          Mission Hour

8:15 – Completion     Confession

6350 Nanaimo St., Vancouver V5P 4K7



Late to Love Concert coming August 28 and Sept 19 2014 Catholic soul album based on the Confessions of St. Augustine.

vancouver catholic concert

On August 28th, Wiseblood Records and iTunes are proud to release *Late to Love,* a Catholic soul album based on the Confessions of St. Augustine. Regent College will host a CD release concert and St. Mark’s College will host a concert on Sept. 19th.

In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis asks us to make use of the arts and use “contemporary expressions” to evangelize — and that is exactly what this project does.

For a limited time, you can listen to the whole album for free! If you want help to publicize this local event, please be in touch.

This is the event link for facebook.

Peace and Blessings,

Sam Rocha

“If, as Saint Augustine says, we love only that which is beautiful, the incarnate Son, as the revelation of infinite beauty, is supremely lovable and draws us to himself with bonds of love. So a formation in the via pulchritudinis ought to be part of our effort to pass on the faith. Each particular Church should encourage the use of the arts in evangelization, building on the treasures of the past but also drawing upon the wide variety of contemporary expressions so as to transmit the faith in a new ‘language of parables.'”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Young Adult Retreat in Vancouver March 7-8, 2014

March 7-8, 2014

St. Patrick Parish
St. Patrick Parish Hall
2881 Main St.
Vancouver, BC V5T 3G1
transparentStart time 6:30 pm Friday, ends with 4:30 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday

This Hearts on Fire retreat is hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. A retreat event for young adults – age 23-35, single, committed and uncommitted Catholics. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Young Adults in Vancouver event on Friday November 8 2013

Christopher West on God, Sex and the Universal Longing


Fill These Hearts: Christopher West on God, Sex, and the Universal Longing


transparentSignal Hill in cooperation with Catholic Christian Outreach and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of Vancouver invites young adults aged 18-30 years old to spend an evening with dynamic speaker and author, Christopher West on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7pm – 10pm at St. Patrick Parish in Vancouver. Through study and personal experience, Christopher explores the meaning of “God, Sex and the Universal Longing”. Contact the OYYAM at for more information or for tickets.

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Theology on Tap—-Vancouver—–Friday, 16 August 2013

Searching for the Work of God – The Opus Dei Movement and St.Josemaria Escriva

The Newman Club of UBC in Vancouver cordially invites open hearts to attend our Theology on Tap with Fr. Julio as our speaker. The work of God, in light of Matthew 11:30: “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light,” is something that ought to be simple, clear and precise. Opus Dei, is a movement that was founded by St. Josemaria in 1928 in Spain that strives to live under the Lord’s yoke, and to take on his burden which is light. Opus Dei’s mission is to turn daily life into a means for growing closer to God and to live in servitude. Yet, there are people who consider Opus Dei cult-like and suspicious. Are they really? And if they strive to encounter God, how? Come and see.

A short bio about Fr. Julio:

Fr. Julio was born in St. Louis, USA. His parents came from Argentina and he had 6 other siblings. As he grew older, he would eventually encounter Opus Dei during his university studies at Chicago. After finishing law school in Canada, Fr. Julio remained in close contact with Opus Dei. He heard God calling him to the priesthood through his Prelate a number of years after he was already a lawyer. Throughout all of these events, Opus Dei and its founder, St. Josemaria played a key role in Fr. Julio’s life, and he still remains a member of Opus Dei. In an interview, Fr. Julio stated, “St. Josemaria was a model of priesthood to which I aspire.”