Liturgical and Sunday Ministries
Boys and girls Grade 3 and up are invited to serve on Sundays and at special Masses. Contact our pastor Father Andrew for more information.
Apostolate to the Sick Ministry
Contact Nelson Chung at 604.328.3882 to arrange for weekly in-home visits to receive Holy Communion, or to join this ministry.
Arts and Environment
This group of volunteers prepare the church for the liturgical seasons of Advent/Christmas and Easter/Pentecost. Contact AE@staugustineschurch.ca for information on how to volunteer for one season or all seasons.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children ages 3–9 years gather for their own Liturgy of the Word at an age appropriate level. This takes place during the Sunday morning 9 am Mass. No registration is necessary. All children are called up before the Liturgy of the Word to be dismissed to the sacristys (Pre-school–K & 6-9-year olds); all rejoin their families after the homily. Presiders lead one session per month. Contact Eileen Cervi at LWC@staugustineschurch.ca for more information.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These are lay people aged 21 years and older who are trained to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass on Sundays and other occasions. Contact Sonny Harsono at 604.760.9799 or email EM@staugustineschurch.ca to offer your assistance.
Email email@example.com to sign up. Individuals and Families are the people that welcome all visitors and parishioners to our parish.
No experience is necessary, as training will be provided to proclaim the word of God at Sunday Masses and special occassions. Email Danny Camparmo at Lectors@staugustineschurch.ca.
Call Peter Allen, Music Director, 604.257.3525 or Manfred and Suzanne Milbers, 604.255.0567 or Mary Ellen Turnbull, 778.995.6423 to find out how to join a choir, or to arrange for music for your wedding, funeral, or liturgical celebration.
We meet for coffee or tea after each of the Sunday morning and evening Masses, and welcome all parishioners and visitors to St. Augustine’s Parish to meet for fellowship and treats.
The Ushers provide assistance to the parishioners during the weekend Masses. The coordinator is Bill Borgen, at 604.224.2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith and Formation courses are offered at various times and days throughout the year. There is opportunity to watch videos and participate in small group discussions while focusing on faith and fellowship. Check the Parish Calendar for the schedule of course times and subjects, or contact Scott and Alyssa Kenyon at FaithFormation@staugustineschurch.ca for more information.
This group of ladies meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm to make crafts for the church fairs, play mahjong and socialize. They bring their own lunches, but tea and desserts are provided at $3.00 per week. Donations of craft materials, yarn or fabrics are always welcome. Contact Shirley Brown at 604.738.0429 to join or arrange donations.
Catholic Women’s League
The Catholic Women’s League Council for St. Augustine’s was first formed in 1953. The Catholic Women’s League is active in promoting spiritual development, practicing the sanctity of life and contributing to religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony. Meetings are held on a monthly basis, with many of the annual Parish Fairs and other events organized and sponsored by the CWL. All women are welcome. President Samantha Strudwick is available at 604.255.1662 or CWL@staugustineschurch.ca
The ministry is responsible for ensuring our treasure is counted and properly allocated.
Faith and Foundation Committee/Building Committee/Pass the Torch
These committees work on capital projects, such as the school building. Donations can be arranged by calling 604.736.4455 extension 231. The annual Gala fundraiser continues to support the cost of building the new school. Contact us at email@example.com
The finance committee reports to the Pastor and the Parish Council. For questions, contact Cliff Nipp at 604.327.0484.
Friday Women’s Lectio Divina Group
This group, also called the Circle of Friends, meets the first and third Friday mornings in the library to study the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday. Their sessions provide time for study and prayer intention, as they learn how the Gospel can become more relevant to daily life. Contact Barbara Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funeral Reception Ministry
This group can provide assistance and hospitality to support families. Please call Peggy Ho Yuen at 604.266.1803.
This volunteer committee works on the gardens in the courtyard and the grounds of the church. If you have a green thumb or just like to garden, join on·Saturday·mornings weather permitting. Bring your own tools and gloves.·Please call Shirley Brown at 604.738.0429.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus was formed in 1983 and has been active ever since. The four core principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Monthly Pancake Breakfasts are just one of the events planned by the K of C. For more information contact Roy Pimentel at Knights@staugustineschurch.ca
Legion of Mary
This organization at St. Augustine’s was organized in 1946 as one of the original groups at St. Augustine’s Parish. The group meets every Saturday morning at 9:30 am in the Parish Library. Contact Sr. Lilia Yearley for more information, at 604.734.0535.
Mothers (or fathers/caregivers) and their young children gather on Friday mornings from 9:45 am to noon to chat and play. Preregistration is not required. Contact Cat Leung at email@example.com for up-to-date information.
Parents of children at St. Augustine School assist in many events. Contact the school at 604.731.8024 to get further details of how to volunteer and what help is needed. All events are posted on line through a School volunteer portal, and these volunteer opportunities form a strong St. Augustine School parent community.
Parish Building Maintenance Committee
This committee is responsible for ensuring repairs and maintenance projects are completed in a timely manner.
Parish Pastoral Council
The first Parish Council was elected in November 1969, and the current Parish Council was elected in 2014. Three new members join every year as terms of office expire when our annual elections are held. Email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
Parish Religious Education Program is Catechesis for Grades 1 to 7, who are not attending Catholic Schools in preparation of the Sacraments of Initiation. PREP assists the parents of our parish in their role as the primary teachers of the faith to their children. Classes run every year on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30 pm, from mid-September to late May.
To explore alternative preparatory programs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation, please contact Ferial Khan at email@example.com
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process for those adults who wish to enter the Catholic Church or complete their Sacraments of Initiation ( First Communion and/or Confirmation ). It is a spiritual journey of formation, prayer and discernment within an informal setting.
This program is designed for:
The RCIA gatherings meet every Wednesday evening beginning in late September until Pentecost. For further details please email RCIA@staugustineschurch.ca or Linda Arnold in the parish office at 604.736.4455 ext. 229.
Social Justice has two feet – charity and social justice. This group focuses on the rights of individuals, families and all creation. It analyzes social situations or social structures and works for long-term social change, addressing the underlying social causes of individual problems. Social Justice works for just laws and fair social structures. Contact Penny Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or SocialJustice@staugustineschurch.ca
Tuesday Men's Prayer Group
This group meets every Tuesday morning at 6:00 am in the Parish Centre. Contact Lawrence Pillon at LawrencePillon@shaw.ca for more information.
Youth ministry provides regular events, fellowship, faith, Catechesis and volunteer opportunities for high school students. From time to time, support and special events are held for families of junior youth (grades 6 & 7) and for St. Augustine's Altar Servers.
For more information contact email@example.com
Young Adult Ministry
a) Young Adult Ministry is for university students, young professionals and those young at heart, looking to grow in faith through vocations and service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org