COVID-19 Parish Updates

Mass celebrated with a public congregation has been suspended in accordance with the provincial health order.

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Dear St. Matthew’s Parishioners,

As you know, public Masses have been suspended in our parish church in order to comply with the directives and guidance of the Premier and the Health Authorities in British Columbia. Archbishop Miller made this difficult decision after much prayer.

As your pastor, I continue to offer Mass each day, praying for each and all of you and asking the Lord to quickly bring an end to this pandemic, to heal the sick and suffering, to strengthen all our medical personnel, and to guide the minds and hearts of our researchers.  As a parish, we continue to care for the spiritual and emotional needs of our people in person, by phone and internet, and through Sunday Mass on-line available through our website, Facebook page and YouTube.

As you will understand, parishioners have been asking how to continue to support the parish and make their regular contributions.  The Archdiocese has set up a simple way for you to give online.  This will make it easy for parishioners to support their own parish through a weekly or monthly gift made by credit card or direct debit.  The funds will go directly to our parish.

To reach the donation site visit www.rcav.org/sunday-offering

I am appealing to you to make this now your preferred way of continuing to fulfill your support to our church.  Although you cannot attend Mass at this time, on-line giving will allow you a simple and easy way to demonstrate your commitment to the Parish.

Some of you have already made this or similar arrangements, and I am grateful.  I know that this is a difficult time for many of you financially, and so I am especially mindful of your generosity, your sacrifices, and your faith.

Let us pray that all may be made well soon and that we can meet again around the Altar of the Lord’s Sacrifice in our beautiful parish, St. Matthew’s.

With my blessings,
Fr. Tien Tran

You are able to receive Holy Communion immediately after our three weekend Masses: Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday at 10:30 am and 5:00 pm in Vietnamese. Communion will be available up to 30 minutes after each of these three Masses.

Watch the livestream at home or, if you prefer, on your phone and in your car in the Church parking lot. Immediately after Mass, drive up along the handicap parking (in front of the parish office), remain in your vehicle, and the priests and deacon will bring Communion to you. 

Confession is by appointment. Please contact Fr. Lucio [email protected] or Fr. Tran at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

It is now possible to make your regular offertory gift online, either by credit card or direct bank deposit. St. Matthew’s Parish relies on your regular offertory giving to both sustain and grow during these challenging times.

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