Ministries

Stewardship is a way of life which can be put into action in all aspects of our lives. As members of the Body of Christ, the health of that body depends on the individual contribution of each member.
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 bertilla_hrc@shaw.ca.

BAPTISMS

Sundays at 2:00 PM. Preparation classes are held on the second Saturday of each month.

Please call the Cathedral office to find out more.

MARRIAGES

Bookings should be made at least six months in advance.

Couples please contact the Cathedral office for information.

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ALTAR SERVERS

The Cathedral has a team of dedicated servers who are scheduled to help at specific Masses. Help is needed at weekday Masses too.

Contact: Fr. Pablo Santa Maria (604) 682 6774 ext. 5

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.

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CATHEDRAL GIFT SHOP

The Gift Shop aims to be open before and after the noon, and evening weekday Masses, Sunday morning and evening Masses, & is staffed by a crew of dedicated ladies. Thank you for your support.

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CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization, rooted in Gospel values, which calls its members to holiness through service to the people of God. We organize a wide variety of spiritual and social events and good works.

Email: sarahisobelparry@gmail.com

CHURCH CARE & CLEANING

The sanctuary is given a thorough cleaning every Tuesday morning, 9 – 11 AM, and on the last Saturday of each month. More hands are needed.

Contact the parish office at hrc@shaw.ca

CHOIRS

Three choirs offer a variety of music repertoires to enrich our prayer experience. Find out which of our choirs is right for you.

Please Contact: Catherine Walsh (604) 222 8072

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

If you are a regular at the parish and live by the principles of a faith-filled Catholic, this ministry may be your calling. Lay members help with the distribution of the Eucharist when additional help is required.

Shirley Wang, (604) 879 8295.

LECTORS

The sacramental celebration of the Word of God is a proclamation which must enlighten the minds of the listeners and inspire them in the journey towards God. New lectors welcome. Attendance at a Lector’s Workshop is compulsory.

Contact: David Cuan, Email: davidacuan@gmail.com

HANDMAIDS OF THE LORD

This is an all-women ministry of the Couples for Christ. It aims to provide Christian pastoral support for personal renewal.

Contact: Grace Inonog, graceaka44@yahoo.com.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The K of C 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.

Contact: Grand Knight James Faulkner, (778) 8811937 or baldeagle88@hotmail.com

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LEGION OF MARY

The men & women of the Legion are a well-established organization 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.

Contact: Rufina Amandiz, (604) 325 9921 or the Parish Office

HISPANIC COMMUNITY

The weekly Spanish Mass now caters to the Spanish-speaking community in our parish. If you would like to serve as an usher, lector or in any other way please let us know.
Email: comunidadhispanahrc@gmail.com
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