Dear friend in Christ,
First, please allow me to apologize if you’re receiving this email more than once. At this critical time, we are simply trying to reach as many people as possible with the latest information available regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Please feel free to share this with others in your parish.
During this difficult time it’s helpful to remember that our “Church doesn’t stop.” While carefully adhering to all public health recommendations, we are continuing to share the Gospel and provide critical support to our most impacted people. In addition to broadcasting services on-line and helping members pray in unison, The Door Is Open is feeding more people than ever on the Downtown Eastside and our Men’s Hostel is housing and feeding more than 125 men each night. There are dozens of outreach programs in parishes and beyond that continue to require our support in this time of great need.
Live Streaming Masses in Vancouver
Many of our parishes have set up or are in the process of setting up Live Streaming of the Mass and other services. This is a wonderful way to stay connected to your parish and the Archdiocese in a prayerful way.
List of Streaming Masses in the Archdiocese and beyond : https://rcav.org/coronavirus/#streaming
How to support your parish when you can’t attend
Many of you have asked how you can make your weekly donations online, either by credit card or direct bank deposit. Your parish relies on your regular giving to care for its members and your generosity is deeply appreciated. If you are already set up with this at your parish, please continue.
By making your pre-authorized gift, you are providing crucial support during this difficult time. This giving system is secure contributions will be included in your year-end tax receipt provided by your parish. Please click here to join in this effort.:https://rcav.org/sunday-offering/
We feel called to have the Church be a beacon of hope and support during this challenging time. God’s grace and love are being poured out and we are working to find new ways to help those most in need.
Magnificat now online for free
In addition to its online edition, Magnificat magazine is now offering complimentary access to its iOS and Android Apps through May. To register for free access, visit www.magnificat.com/free.
They’ve also made available complimentary access to MagnifiKid. Visit www.magnifikid.com/free to view and download each weekly booklet of their colourful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12.
Please visit https://rcav.org/coronavirus/ for resources, these updates and other information.
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