Archbishop Letters Archive

Temporary Suspension of Holy Mass celebrated in public.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: After further prayerful consideration; and after no small amount of sadness; and after hearing from senior pastors and others about the need for a single directive for the entire Archdiocese; and in keeping with the regulations of the other Dioceses of British Columbia; I direct that all Masses, whether…


Statement on Corona Virus

March 5, 2020 The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the senior public health official for BC, has issued some recommendations in reference to preventing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In line with those recommendations, I ask that you put the following measures in place. At the Sign of Peace, a bow instead of…


2019 Federal Election Letter

Our Lady of the Rosary October 7, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: On Oct. 21, Canadians have an opportunity to choose the political leadership of their country. In doing so, they will play a vital role in shaping the direction of Canada over the next several years. I want to impress on Catholics…


Easter Message from the Archbishop

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen” (Lk. 24, 5). These angelic words dumbfounded the bewildered women who went to Jesus’ tomb on that first Easter morning. His body was no longer there! With awe and joy, the Church of God in Vancouver proclaims to the…


Archbishop Miller’s Lunar New Year Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It gives me great pleasure once again to reach out to all Asian Catholics in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and offer prayers and best wishes for a Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year, which falls on February 5 in 2019, is a joyous opportunity for our Chinese, Korean,…