Archbishop Letters Archive

Easter Message from the Archbishop

“I have risen and I am with you still.” May these words resound in our hearts this Easter! Jesus completed his journey in the tomb, as all of us will, but He conquered death. By an act of pure love, the Lord opened His grave and rose from the dead. Despite all the suffering, mourning…


Letter from the Archbishop to all the faithful of the Archdiocese

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I pray that your Lenten Season has begun well and that it will be a source of many blessings for you and your family. As you know, on November 19, 2020, the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, issued an Order which included a prohibition on religious gatherings for…


Christmas Homily of the Archbishop

Dear brother priests, deacons, and especially tonight, dear friends who are gathered in your homes to celebrate the “good news of great joy for all the people: for to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Christ, the Lord” (Lk 2:11). Introduction This is the Christmas of…


Extract from Homily for White Mass. Bill C-7

Bill C-7 Before concluding my remarks this evening, I would like to return to a topic that I have mentioned to you so often in the past but feel compelled to do so once again. As you might suspect, I’m going to say something about Bill C-7 currently before Parliament. Our voices as Christians engaged…


The Archbishop’s Easter Message

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As the great “Alleluia” is proclaimed in our empty and silent churches this Easter, we both rejoice and lament. In our hearts we sing of Jesus’ victory over the power of sin and death, but we weep because of the continuing devastation around the world provoked by the coronavirus…