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Parish Life at St Clare's

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.

Mark 10:43-45

But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

Matthew 7:13-14

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.

John 6:52-53

Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.

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.