“It was at this time that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. And at once, as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit, like a dove, descending on him.” Mark 1:9-10
Parents wishing to have their infants and young children baptized should contact the Parish Office to make preparations and arrangements.
Youth (16 years and older) and adults participate in a more in depth preparation program called Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Scroll to the bottom for further details about RCIA.
“Then he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ He did the same with the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you.'” Luke 22:19-20
Eucharist is offered at all Sunday and weekday 9am masses. To make arrangements to have communion taken to people who are unable for health reasons to travel to church for regular mass, please contact the Parish Office.
1st Communion is normally offered to children in grade two at Sacred Heart School and in the PREP program. If your children are older and have not yet received their 1st Communion, please contact the Religious Education Coordinator for options available to you.
“‘Come, let us talk this over,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.'” Isaiah 1:18
Confessions are heard Saturdays from 10 – 11am in the Chapel. Other times may be arranged by appointment. You may call the Parish Office at (604) 946-4522.
1st Reconciliation is normally offered to children in grade two at Sacred Heart School and in the PREP program. For more information, please contact the Religious Education Coordinator.
“When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, and they went down there and prayed for them to receive the Holy Spirit, for as yet he had not come down on any of them: they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.” Acts 8:14-17
Confirmation is normally offered to children in grade seven at Sacred Heart School and in the PREP program. If your children are older and have not yet received their Confirmation, please contact the Religious Education Coordinator for further information on options available to you.
“And the man said: This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh! She is to be called Woman, because she was taken from Man. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and becomes attached to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2:23-24
Couples wishing to be married in the Catholic Church should contact the Parish Office to begin making arrangements as early as possible to allow sufficient time for all necessary preparations.
“In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and, after saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.'”John 20:19-21
If you or someone you know is contemplating a call to religious life as a sister, priest, brother or deacon, you can find information and links to other resources by contacting the Office of Vocations, Archdiocese of Vancouver.
The Augustinians are religious priests and brothers following in the footsteps of Christ and St Augustine since 1244. They are “Active Contemplatives” and men of heart, serving God and His people as pastors, educators and missionaries. Augustinian Priests and Brothers have served Sacred Heart Parish since 1943. If you would like information about the Order of St Augustine, contact Augustinian Vocations.
This content, for “the Augustinians”, is a derivative of ” Midwest Augustinian website””
Anointing of the Sick
“Any one of you who is ill should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint the sick person with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over him. The prayer of faith will save the sick person and the Lord will raise him up again; and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another to be cured; the heartfelt prayer of someone upright works very powerfully.” James 5:14-16
To discuss options and make arrangements for anointing of the sick, please contact the Parish Office
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
RCIA is a program for adults wishing to become members of the Catholic Church. Through a gradual formation process, candidates become acquainted with the Catholic faith. The church community welcomes its new members at Easter through the celebration of the initiation sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Candidates may be: not baptized, baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but not fully initiated, or baptized in another Christian church.
The RCIA classes are held Thursdays evenings in the Monastery Library, from September to May. For more information, and to register for the program, please contact the parish RCIA coordinator:
Deacon Dileep Athaide | 604-940-2396 or (604) 946-4522 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Much of the content and images, used on this “Sacraments” page, are a derivative of “Christ the King website”