Ministries

Ministries

Our diocese has many ministries serving the community of Port Coquitlam and the Fraser Valley. Here are some of those ministries:

Feeding the Homeless

In 1973, six college students got an OFY grant to open a drop-in centre for the homeless. Open twenty-four hours a day at 506 East Cordova, the DIO became a favorite draw for the homeless. Next year the students went back to school and Catholic Charities took over. In 1984 the DIO moved to 373 East Cordova. Here too, things went well. However as the original spirit of the place passed on, an unsavory element found its way into the place.…

Chinese Ministry

According to Statistics Canada, there are about 400,000 people of Chinese origin in the Lower Mainland, making it the largest visible minority group in Vancouver. As early as 1933, pastoral care for them had already begun at the Chinese Pastoral Centre, St. Francis Xavier Church. It has been followed by St. Teresa Church (1977), Corpus Christi Church (1994), Canadian Martyrs Church (1995), Our Lady of Fatima Church (2007), and St. John the Apostle (2017). Chinese Mass Times  中文彌撒 Mass in ChineseTraditional Chinese (PDF)  中文弥撒 Mass in ChineseSimplified Chinese (PDF)…

Filipino Ministry

Filipino Catholics have made a great contribution to the Archdiocese of Vancouver over the past 30 years. In parishes they are involved with liturgical music and other activities. Their children fill our Catholic schools. Filipino apostolic movements are a very prominent instrument for active evangelization and the formation of disciples. In the highly secular culture of North America, Filipinos provide visible witness to the faith, especially in health care institutions. Filipino Catholics are a very visible sign of Christian vitality…

Migrant Ministry

What is Migrant Ministry? Migrant Ministry is supported by various parishes within the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This initiative began within the Office of Service and Justice and continues to expand as this ministry consists of the Hispanic Community and the Temporary Foreign Workers. As Christians, we are called to reach out to and pray for all migrants to emphasize the unity of the human family and the values of acceptance, hospitality, and love of neighbour. A leadership team was formed…