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OLS Craft Fair – Sunday Nov 7th 9am-4pm

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We invite you to participate in our yearly Craft Fair. It will take place in the Gym(parish hall) on Sunday November 7th from 9am to 4pm.
We have an amazing talented community. Don’t miss it. Come by before or after Mass to support our Community. It will be fun.

If you are interested in participating and would like to reserve a table, please call Nadia at 604-255-0308 or  the parish office at 604-254-0691. Price per table is $25.00

Keep your kids safe online

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Internet safety starts with smart parents.

Oct 3rd is Safe Haven Sunday  –  Equipping the Family – Safeguarding Children

Safe Haven Sunday is a weekend set aside by the Archdiocese of Vancouver and parishes to directly address the harms of sexualized content and pornography in an appropriate way. Within the context of the Mass, parishes are able to provide teaching and resources that will support and protect individuals, marriages and families in making all homes a safe haven. 

It is inspired by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ formal statement Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography, where they explain, “The use of pornography by anyone in the home deprives the home of its role as a safe haven and has a negative effect throughout a family’s life and across generations.”

Archbishop’s Message on Safe Haven Sunday


Learn how to protect your kids form internet dangers and how to better guide them to wise choices with a quick and free video course from CMGConnect Parents.

Welcome to Father Rosemond and Father Firmo

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Join us in welcoming our new Pastor, Fr. Rosemond Sylvestre, and our new Assistant Pastor, Fr. Firmo Mantovanni.
Some of you might have remember them from previous years.
Fr. Rosemond (from Haiti) was our assistant pastor back in 2014. Also served in St Helen’s in Burnaby and at Our Lady of Fatima in Vancouver. We are very happy to have you back.
Fr. Firmo (from Brazil, Italian descent) goes further back to 1979 when he was last here. He was last serving in the US. But again if you want the exact info, you will have to ask him when you see him after Mass.

Say hi to them after Mass and get to know them. 🙂

“Roads of Ithriyah”
September 24th, 2021 at 7:30pm

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Gym of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish,
2676 Pender Street, Vancouver

September 24th, 2021


7:30pm (please arrive early)

“Roads of Ithriyah” (Free)

Private Screening
75 min, HD, Adventure / Drama
A Middle Eastern militant wakes up concussed after a rocket attack and can’t remember which faction he was fighting for.

Written by Javier Badillo and Shayan Bayat.

by Sirian-Canadian Bero Saker (ibrahim-saker.com)

by Mary Point that the land on which we gather is Musqueam Land.

***There will be a Q&A after the movie.

Restrictions on Worship Services Lifted

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All restrictions for mass have been lifted. There are no restrictions with regard to the number of people who attend. Registration is no longer necessary. People are recommended to wear masks while at mass. Communion will be given during mass and in the hand. We will slowly be introducing altar servers, communion ministers and lectors. Choirs can once again sing at mass and the con-gregation can join in singing. Sunday, July 11 will be the last day for live streaming except for Fridays at 6:30 pm. Drive up communion will end with the 1:00 pm mass on Sunday, July 11. All are welcome to attend mass in person. If anyone still feels uncomfortable in doing so one can always watch the masses transmitted on TV. If there are any particular issues with regard to these new procedures please let me know.

Fr. Richard

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Raffaele Salvino

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Ordination in person on a first-come, first-served basis. The Holy Rosary Cathedral will be open with full seating capacity (around 700 people). Any overflow will likely be turned away.
There will be livestream.
There will not be any reception in the parish hall after Mass.
Washrooms will be fully open. ***
We are very pleased to announce that Deacon Raffaele Salvino will be ordained a priest on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 12:00pm.
It will be live-streamed at www.holyrosarycathedral.org/live-stream.
Please join us in prayer as he embarks on this journey as a priest and a Father in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

All church capacity limits and restrictions lift in B.C. July 1

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Story is developing and will be updated.

For many places of worship in B.C., it is welcome news.

As of July 1, all churches and other places that hold religious services can operate without COVID-19 capacity limits or restrictions.

“I am absolutely delighted that Dr. Henry has lifted all restrictions on religious gatherings and worship services,” said Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, in response to the news.

He said further information about how this will affect local Catholic churches will follow shortly.

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Statement regarding Kamloops Indian Residential School

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A classroom building of Kamloops Indian Residential School about 1950. (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Library and Archives Canada)

“For the souls of all children who died in Residential Schools far from the comforting presence of the families, and for all those who mourn their tragic deaths: we pray they find comfort and peace in the presence of our loving Lord and Saviour.”

Expression of Commitment (PDF) BC Catholic Article RCAV - Questions and Answers
Expression of Commitment
June 2, 2021
Dear First Nations governments and all Indigenous communities, families and citizens,
In light of the heartbreaking disclosure of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, I am writing to express my deep apology and profound condolences to the families and communities that have been devastated by this horrific news.  Each time new evidence of a tragedy is revealed, or another victim comes forward, countless wounds are reopened, and I know that you experience renewed suffering.
I take this opportunity to reflect upon the apology I gave publicly before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2013, words to which I remain committed and accountable: “I wish to apologize sincerely and profoundly to the survivors and their families, as well as to all those subsequently affected, for the anguish caused by the deplorable conduct of those Catholics who perpetrated mistreatment of any kind in these residential schools.”  The Church was unquestionably wrong in implementing a government colonialist policy which resulted in devastation for children, families and communities.

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B.C. allowing churches to open with 50 people, details to come

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Dr. Bonnie Henry stated today that indoor worship services with up to 50 people will be allowed to resume this weekend.  The variance detailing safety requirements will be posted on the BC Restart site on Thursday, and these are expected to be very similar to those in place last fall.
This is good news indeed!   While there is work ahead of us to prepare for the presence of congregations in our churches once again, the return to the celebration of Mass with the participation of the faithful, now and more fully as the summer unfolds, is a reason to give thanks to God.
More information will be coming from the Communications Office as it becomes available.
With the assurance of my prayers, I remain
+J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver

Pentecost Outdoor Mass Celebrations

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  • 50 cars only with those in the same bubble in each car
  • People who have underlying health issues or are feeling ill should not attend
  • Participants are to remain in their cars at all times
  • Communion for those participating in the drive in masses will be brought to the cars and distributed at the end of mass
  • Communion will be distributed to those who could not participate in the drive in masses from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Registration for drive in masses will open on Monday, May 17 at 9:00 am and only via the web page or through the parish office; no emails or phone messages.

May 22nd, 2021

  • 5:00 pm Anticipated Mass (English) (live streamed)
  • Hispanic Outreach
    OLGC – 5:30pm Anticipated Mass (Spanish)

May 23rd, 2021

  • 8:30 am (English)
  • 10:00 am (Italian)
  • 11:30 am (English) (live streamed)
  • 1:00 pm (Spanish (live streamed)