The Parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, and where we are then sent out to go and LIVE our faith.
The parish must have a vision of where we are going – a vision of continual renewal and growth. These councils and committees assist our parish in fostering both spiritual and material planning and growth.
The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may share in every good work.
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
St. Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ’s compassion to the world, yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good, and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.
The Parish Pastoral Council discerns the mission of the parish and envisions the ways in which the parish membership is being called by God to carry out that mission.
Contact the parish office for further information.
The Finance Council assists the pastor in the planning and monitoring of financial operations of the parish. This includes the development of the Annual Parish Budget, reviewing of weekly contributions and paying of bills.
The Finance Council is a consultative body that works in harmony with the pastor, parish personnel and the Parish Pastoral Council. Please call Maria at 604.941.4800 with any questions.
Stewardship can be defined simply as making the most responsible use of one’s gifts and resources. As Christians initiated into the Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist, we become the caretakers of all that God has given to us. Stewardship involves the sharing of individual time, talent, and treasure, as well as the commitment of communal resources in service to the community of faith. Evangelization, word, and service are all interrelated with the element of stewardship and vice versa. Together these elements form the community of faith which carries out its call to discipleship.
For further Information Contact: Heather at 778-837-0272
The Building Committee is a group of parishioners responsible for the planning of all construction on our current site.
From the building of our parish hall to the paving of our parking lots to the eventual construction of our new Church, they analyze plans and contracts, study by-laws and city ordinances and move the vision of our Church forward to help make our dream a reality.
Contact person is Pascal at 604.475.2784.
The prevailing philosophy of the Project Advance appeal is to instill in every Catholic in the Archdiocese a daily awareness that every gift of nature and grace is a gift from Almighty God. We are not the sole possessors of our gifts, but only stewards who are privileged to return a portion of our time, talent, and treasure to God for the work of His Church.
Project Advance is Diocesan-wide
The annual Project Advance Appeal is an important diocesan-wide fundraising project that provides financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries of the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It is an opportunity for all Catholics in the Archdiocese to join together and express solidarity with the Church and the Archbishop of Vancouver by making a freewill contribution to help carry on the work Christ has entrusted to us, God’s stewards.
Contacts for St Clare’s Project Advance are Janet at 604-475-7195 or Lynda at 778-788-5045.