seven sacraments

The seven Sacraments are outward signs instituted by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace.

They are entrusted to the Catholic Church for the salvation and sanctification of mankind.

 

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Baptism - Baby or Child

Through the Sacrament of Baptism, a person becomes  a child of God and member of the Catholic Church. It is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. 

All Parents seeking baptism for their children please contact Father Paul or the parish office. Baptismal class for parents and godparents are by appointment.

The Sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the Mass at 10 am.  

 

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Adult Baptism & Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Classes are held from September to June on Thursday at 7:00PM in the Parish Centre. Also welcome are adults who wish to learn about the faith. Special arrangements can be made for those who cannot attend classes on Thursday evenings. For more information, please contact Father Paul.

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Penance (Confession & Reconciliation)

The Sacrament of Penance (also known as Confession or Reconciliation) has three important elements: contrition, confession, and penance. In it we find God's mercy and forgiveness.

Father Paul is usually available for Confessions before Masses. Please check the Confession Times HERE.

 

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Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist is the Sacrifice and the Real Presence of Jesus Christ. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Only practicing Catholics who are sacramentally prepared should receive Holy Communion at Mass. But all are welcome to attend Mass at the parish church.

Holy Communion can be brought to the elderly and the sick at homes, hospitals, and nursing homes. Please contact Father Paul or the parish office to make arrangements 

Please click HERE for Mass times.

 

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Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament through which the Holy Spirit comes to us in a special way and enables us to profess our faith as strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Catholic teens or adults who are not yet confirmed and would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact Father Paul or the parish office.

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Marriage

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to the other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.

Please do not finalize any wedding plans prior to contacting Father Paul. Please give a minimum of six month advance notice.

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Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the Sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.

Please pray for Vocations to the Holy Priesthood. Each Friday, we conclude our Holy Hour (2 - 3 PM) with the Prayer for Vocations. 

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Anointing of the Sick


The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is administered to Catholics who are in danger of death due to sickness, injury, or advance age. We encourage you to consult with Father Anthony if you have a friend or loved one who is facing sickness. Emergency Sick Call: 778-834-1234
 

Each year a Mass for the Sick is offered around February 11 (World Day of the Sick) with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
 

Hospital Pastoral Care

 
If you or a family member are admitted to a hospital or other care facility, you may either contact Father Paul or the Catholic Chaplain for pastoral visit. Pager numbers for hospital chaplains are: Surrey Memorial: 604 450 0964, Royal Columbian 604 252 8497, Langley Memorial: 604 534 3303