St. Anthony's Parish

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Adult Faith Formation
At St. Anthony’s Parish we strive to offer a variety of experiences which will allow all members of ourcommunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith. Each of our...
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Alpha
Alpha is a parish tool for evangelization based on hospitality, sharing and open conversation. The same Alpha content is run all over the world by Christians of all traditions and provides a common...
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Catholic Women's League
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL) is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through services to the people of God. CWL members contribute to the...
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Parish Religious Education for Children (PREP)
PREP is a Ministry that teaches the principles of the Catholic faith to those children (grade 1-7) of our Parish that attend public school or non-Catholic independent schools, preparing them to...
 
Prison Ministry
Prison Visitation is made up of men and women volunteers who minister to help our brothers and sisters “redeem, restore and reconcile” their lives, by visiting inmates in provincial and federal...
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St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is: “To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.” Vincentians see...
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RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program for people interested in the Catholic faith, whether they are non-Catholics thinking about becoming Catholic, or Catholics who wish to...
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Youth Ministry
Youth are an integral part of the life and growth of the Church. At our parish, we put priority on the formation & spiritual journey of young people. We seek to provide a space where they can...

Father Gary Franken

Fr. Franken was born and raised in Metro Vancouver and graduated from St. Thomas More high school. He studied at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario, with a two year break at L'Arche Shiloah, and then ordained to the priesthood in 1989 by Archbishop Carney. He was named Vicar for Priestly Life in 2011. In 2016, he was appointed as the new Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He has been our pastor since 2011.