604.941.4800 request@stclare.ca

Anyone interested in the priesthood or religious life should contact the Director of the Vocations Office for the Archdiocese of Vancouver; Father Hien Nguyen at 150 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2A7 604-4433254 or vocations@rcav.org

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Section 1536
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate [bishops], presbyterate [priests], and diaconate [deacons].

Section 1549
Through the ordained ministry, especially that of bishops and priests, the presence of Christ as head of the Church is made visible in the midst of the community of believers. In the beautiful expression of St. Ignatius of Antioch, the bishop is typos tou Patros: he is like the living image of God the Father.

John 6:54

He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

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.

St. Angela of Foligno

This Sacrament really contains You, O my God, You whom the angels adore, in whose presence the spirits and mighty powers tremble. Oh! if we could only see You clearly as they do, with what reverence would we approach this sacrament, with what humility would we receive You.

The Code of Canon Law states:

Can. 1008 By divine institution some among Christ’s faithful are, through the sacrament of order, marked with an indelible character and are thus constituted sacred ministers; thereby they are consecrated and deputed so that, each according to his own grade, they fulfil, in the person of Christ the Head, the offices of teaching, sanctifying and ruling, and so they nourish the people of God.

Please contact our Pastor, Fr. Craig Scott if you are interested in a vocation to the Religious Life or the Priesthood. You can also find out more information about vocations at the Archdiocese of Vancouver website