cathedral-1Name of Church Holy Rosary Cathedral

Address 646 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Phone number (604) 682-6774


Mass Schedule Saturday vigil at 5:10 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (Spanish), 8 p.m. Weekdays, 7:15 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 5:10 p.m.

Confessions Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 4-5 p.m.

Names of priests Very Rev. Glenn Dion, rector. Father Mark Schwab, Father Federico Buttner, Father Anicent Pinto, assistant priests. Father John Eason, Father Terry Larkin, in residence. Archbishop Michael Miller, as ordinary of the archdiocese, is pastor. Father Dion, the retiring pastor, is a soft-spoken, prayerful, faithful priest. Archbishop Miller is a faithful priest as well.

P1010742Special activities and groups Devotions: 1st Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon; Divine Mercy, Friday, 3 p.m.; Adoration, 1st Fridays, 12:20 – 5 p.m.; God the Father Devotion, Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Prayers: Morning Prayer, Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Evening Prayer, Sunday Vespers & Benediction, 4 p.m.; Rosary, Monday – Saturday, 11:40 a.m. & 4:40 p.m.; Catholic Women’s League; Couples for Christ; Handmaids of the Lord; Karol Wojtyla young adult group; Knights of Columbus; Legion of Mary.

Music There are four choirs at the parish.

Parking Free on the weekends; during the week there is paid parking nearby.

Additional observations Holy Rosary is the cathedral church of the archdiocese of Vancouver. It was founded in 1885; the current church was built in 1900. It was declared a cathedral in 1916. It is a French Gothic church with beautiful features, including 21 stained glass windows, traditional statues, marble columns and eight bells. It’s a hub of spiritual activity in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with many Masses, opportunities for confession, and devotions.