• Mathew Joseph

Oct., 17th's Outside World

Find out what's happing around the Archdiocese

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Mass

  • Gardens of Gethsemani Hallowtide Events

  • Development and Peace

  • Opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Mass

October 16


Join us in person or online as we honour our little ones who have gone too soon. A special Mass will be celebrated at the Gardens of Gethsemani, and candles lit in honour of those we have lost.


Members of Elizabeth Ministries will be present to share their testimony and offer support. Elizabeth Ministry encourages faith, hope and healing. Saturday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m.





Gardens of Gethsemani Hallowtide Events

Oct., 31st, Nov.,1st & 2nd


Hallowtide Vigil and Procession

Join us for the Hallowtide Vigil and Procession at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Sunday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m.

All Saints' Day Mass with Archbishop Miller

Join us for All Saints’ Day Mass with Archbishop Miller at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Monday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

All Souls' Day Mass

Join us for All Souls’ Day Mass at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Tuesday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m.


To learn more about all these events,




Development and Peace

In Honduras and Cambodia, organizations supported by Development and Peace are raising the voices of communities oppressed by a model of economic development that violates their rights. The Honduran Center for the Promotion of Community Development (CEHPRODEC) trains environmental leaders to defend natural resources, the environment and human rights. In Cambodia, Development and Partnership in Action (DPA)’s mission is, in part, to enable communities affected by extractive industries to gain advocacy skills so they can organize and defend their rights.


We can support these partners by recognizing the role we can play in an unjust global system and taking action to change it. This year, the action highlighted by the People and Planet First campaign is about holding Canadian companies accountable for their operations abroad - to ensure that Canada is not complicit in the violation of the rights of our brothers and sisters.



Opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops

Oct., 24


Pope Francis has announced that a Synod of Bishops will take place in October 2023, called “For a synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”

The official opening of this multiphase Synod took place in Rome on October 9 and 10, 2021. The first phase (October 2021 to April 2022) will now begin in Dioceses and Episcopal Conferences around the world.

In solidarity with the Holy Father’s desire that we walk together in communion to pursue a common mission by participating in this Synod, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will celebrate an Opening Mass at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

For our local Church, this Synodal Process is a new opportunity to walk together, listen to one another in charity, and hear what is on the hearts of our brothers and sisters. It is a chance to gather in community, to reach out to those who may have fallen by the wayside, and to ask the Holy Spirit to guide not only the universal Church but also our Archdiocese.












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