Year of 
the Family

March 19, 2021 - June 26, 2022


Joy of the Family: A RCAV Family Gathering

Join families from across the Archdiocese of Vancouver for a fun family event to celebrate the closing of the Year of the Family and the World Meeting of Families 2022.

Sunday, June 26 from 12 - 4 pm

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Marriage Formation

Preparing couples for a Christ-centred life together and setting them up for a thriving marriage. Marriage formation does not stop when a couple gets married, but is ongoing and lifelong.

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of Amoris Laetitia (on the beauty and joy of love in the family), Pope Francis announced a special year dedicated to the family.  

The Year of the Family began on March 19, 2021 and will conclude on June 26, 2022 on the occasion of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome.  

“The Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed.”


Megan Rumohr


Marriage Anniversary Mass

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be honouring couples celebrating milestone anniversaries: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 & 60+ years of marriage.

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Sunday, May 8 at 2 pm

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Upcoming Family Events

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may
be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools
of the Gospel and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience
violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt
or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness
and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer.


Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 

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Greetings from Archbishop Miller

Read the official document, Amoris LaetitiaWatch the video series on Amoris LaetitiaRead the goals of the Holy Father for this Year

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X World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis and the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life announced that the World Meeting of Families, that had been scheduled in June of 2021, will be held in June 2022 in Rome and will focus on the theme “Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.”

June 22 - 26

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