Lay people have a very important role to play in the mission of salvation. By Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist, we are commissioned by Christ himself to this mission. In Lumen Gentium from Vatican II, we are told that “every layman, in virtue of the very gifts bestowed upon him, is at the same time a witness and a living instrument of the mission of the Church itself.”
The questions we must ask are: What are the gifts God has given me that I have never even thought to thank him for? What are the areas in this community which could use my help? Am I only employing my talents where there is a financial return?
Our gifts of time, talent and treasure can be put to full use in a number of ministries in our parish. If you would like to find out more about any of these ministries or parish groups, please email email@example.com.
The Cathedral has a team of dedicated servers who are scheduled to help at specific Masses. Training usually begins with a commitment to serve at a particular weekend Mass. Help is needed at weekday Masses too. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathedral Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is staffed by a crew of dedicated volunteers who aim to open it before and after the noon and evening weekday Masses as well as all weekend Masses. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office email@example.com.
Cathedral Bell Ringers
A skilled and dedicated team of bell ringers rings our eight bells by hand. New ringers, experienced or not, are welcome always. Practices are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. To find out more call the parish office or visit www.vscr.ca.
Catholic Women’s League
The Catholic Women’s League is rooted in gospel values and calls its members to holiness through service. They are a vital part of the life of the parish, organizing and supporting a wide range of spiritual and social events. They meet in Rosary Hall on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. The next meeting will be on Thursday 15 November in the CWL Room (main floor) in Rosary Hall 650 Richards Street. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend. Please call Jane at 604-323-1401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on the Catholic Women’s League KEEP READING…
Church Care & Cleaning
On Tuesday mornings, the sanctuary is given a thorough cleaning. Vessels are washed, brass is polished and the altar rails wiped clean. Our hardworking cleaners could use more hands. Help is also needed on the last Saturday of each month when another group meets to clean the entire church.If you would like to help with this ministry, please email email@example.com.
Four choirs offer a variety of music repertoires to enrich our prayer and worship experience. If you would like to share your talents with one of them, check out our our Music section find out which of our choirs is right for you.
Welcome to the Hispanic Catholic Community of Holy Rosary Cathedral in the beautiful city of Vancouver! We hope that by being part of this community, you will share our love for the Holy Eucharist as we gather each week. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet others who share similar needs, desires and ideals. If you would like to serve at Mass or help at our social events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ¡ Ven, conócenos y participa de la mesa del Señor, en su compañía y la nuestra ! SIGUE LEYENDO…
Couples for Christ
CFC aims to bring couples into a living relationship with Jesus Christ and renew the power of the Holy Spirit in them through weekly informal discussions of the Gospel in a social setting. Married couples who wish to live their Christian life in an active, supportive relationship with one another are invited to join them. For more information contact: Roderick Ysonza Email: email@example.com
Development & Peace
Development and Peace is the official international development organization of Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. It is committed to helping the world’s poor and disadvantaged, either by urging governments, corporations and others to implement change, or by donating time or money to support development efforts. New members are welcome to join the team. See our D&P Page for more news. To find out more about D&P please go to www.devp.org. To find out more the Vancouver Council, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
If you are a regular at the parish and live by the ideals of a faithful Catholic, this ministry may be your calling. Lay members help with the distribution of the Eucharist when additional help is required. Please contact Shirley at 604-879-8295 if you would like to be part of the team.
Fist Friday Luncheon Volunteers
On the first Friday of each month, a luncheon is organized by a group of volunteers serving soup and sandwiches after the 12:10pm Mass. If you would like to help and are interested in finding out more, please contact Isabel Tanaka. Email: email@example.com
Handmaids of the Lord
The Handmaids of the Lord is an all-women ministry of the Couples for Christ. It aims to provide Christian pastoral support for personal renewal. By sharing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the members grow as witnesses to the faith through continuing conversion, service and evangelization work. KEEP READING…
HRC Young Adults
HRC young Adults is the Cathedral’s young adult group. We welcome Catholics in their 20’s – 30’s to join us as we cultivate our faith and create friendships through fellowship as well as educational and service opportunities. KEEP READING…
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity. Fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational and charitable and social welfare works. The Knights meet in the Lower Hall on the 1st Friday of the month for Executives and every 2nd Friday of the Month for general business. For more info on joining the Knights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more background on the HRC Council of the Knights KEEP READING…
Legion of Mary
The men and women of the Legion are a well-established organisation in the parish. They serve in all areas of parish life as greeters, ushers and prayer leaders. They also make house visits to visit the sick, pray the rosary and evangelize. Please contact Norma 604-944-8311 if you would like more information. For background on the Legion of Mary KEEP READING…
Ministry of the Word
The sacramental celebration of the Word of God is not merely reading sacred text out loud, it is a proclamation which must enlighten the minds of the listeners and inspire them in the journey towards God. All aspiring lectors must attend a workshop to help them with this task. If you would like to be a lector at the Holy Rosary, please contact email@example.com.
Project Advance is a very important fundraiser for the diocese and our parish. An appeal goes out each year in the spring and again in the fall to remind parishioners how much your help is needed. If you can help at the launch and follow-up appeal, it would certainly be appreciated. To find out more about this year’s Project Advance appeal KEEP READING…
Sacred Heart Youth Outreach
The Sacred Heart Youth Outreach creates diverse opportunities for evangelization while recognizing cultural and social differences. It reaches out to young street people to bring God’s love to them. The program includes talks, prayer, social activities and buffet lunches. More volunteers are needed.
Seniors in our parish, don’t get old, they get active! Sign up for our Bible Sharing sessions on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. Or Chair Yoga on Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am. There’s never a dull moment. Please contact Shirley at 604-879-8295 if you would like to sign up.
The Stewardship Committee works to promote stewardship in the parish through a variety of spiritual, social and faith-enriching initiatives. Help is needed in many aspects of our program. If you are looking for ways you can be of service to the parish, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish holds a Sunday social every week after the 9:30am organized by the Handmaids of the Lord and 11am Mass hosted by the Catholic Women’s League. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Ushers and Greeters
Help is needed to distribute bulletins, take up the collection, welcome all who come to Mass and generally be ready to serve with a smile! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vocations Committee of HRC
The Vocations Committee aims to promote the work of vocations to the priesthood and religious life within the Cathedral parish as well as support the work of the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. If you are a lay or consecrated person who would like to contribute to this effort, please contact bertilla_ email@example.com. The Committee meets once a month.