FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ALBUM NO. 14
Dear Friends,
I am pleased to bring you the 14th Album of the construction progress photos of Little Flower Monastery at 10789 North Deroche Road, British Columbia (Canada). After the foundation work the next phase of construction work began in the second week of June (2015). The CLT wood from Germany has to be assembled and put in place. The huge Kangaroo Crane will do its job; nonetheless it will take approximately another 5 weeks for its completion of the task. Then perhaps we have the next phase of construction: interior of the building. So far so good; and looking forward to completing this huge task in the first week of October this year. We thank Bro. Joseph Giroux OCD for taking care of the premises 24 hours.

Sincerely
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD
Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society, Canada, More details: www.carmelhill.ca
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FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ALBUM NO. 13
Dear Friends,
Here I send you Album no. 13 from Vancouver - Canada. Work progress is intense and the expected loads of wood from Germany has arrived. We have received 3 huge trucks load of CLT wood and 7 more trucks are on their way. In just 5 weeks you will see the hidden monastery mushrooming up which so far was hidden with all the foundation work, piping, cabling and sewage and other systems being installed underground. We hope this album will give you a better idea of the work progress at the site.

Wishing you all the best
Sincerely
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD, Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society.
www.carmelhill.ca

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FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ALBUM NO. 12
Dear Friends,
Here are the latest photos of our construction work. Now the foundation is concreted and finished. A few days it will be sprayed with water for settling and strengthening the concrete surface. The next move is to wait for the ready made wooden walls and roof of the building; probable date for the consignment to arrive is the second week of this month. You can have an idea how far we have progressed in this project. For more details click the link to the photo album number 12:

Sincerely
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD, Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society
www.carmelhill.ca
For recent photos click here :

FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ALBUM NO. 11
Dear Friends,
Here I update you with the 11th Album of the Construction of the Formation House Progress Photos. As the Architect John Clarke said this morning that the walls and roof of the Formation house are on the way from Germany, it is a special kind of wood that does not burn in case of fire. Moreover, these walls are so strong and flexible that one can put any number of nails into it and still it can be made to appear brand new. We can drill a hole and refill it with a special wood material and can look as it were nothing is damaged. These walls are 5- 6 inch thick and strong. In other words these wooden walls are called CLT wooden blocks imported from Germany. Once the walls come to the site it will take the contractors to fix them in 3-4 weeks and then to the fix the roof will take another 2 weeks. Hence, by the end of July this year the structure should be ready and then the work of fixing the doors and windows and other finishing job will begin.

Sincerely
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD, Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society, www.carmelhill.ca

   
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LITTLE FLOWER FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION WORK PROGRESS PHOTOS - 10
Dear Friends,
Here you have the 10th Photo Album of our Formation House Construction Work Progress. You can see the work progressing steadily and material is arriving on site practically everyday. Bro. Joseph is taking good care of the property and is very keen on locking the gates and opening the gates for the workers. He must also keep vigil at night because of the heavy machinery that is there in the campus. You will see a big boulder which will be moved to the centre of the lawn in front of the monastery and a brass plaque will be placed in honour of the parents of Helen.

Enjoy the Photos:

Sincerely
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza
Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society
Canada
LITTLE FLOWER FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTOS - 10

FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTOS - 9
Dear Friends,
Here is the latest update on the construction work of Formation House at North Deroche Road, Fraser Valley District - British Columbia (Canada). A lot of cable laying work is going on. The toughest job so far has been the landscaping and removing huge boulders from the campus area. Hereafter beautifying work will begin. You can see the fire hydrant is already in place and water pipes are laid from the District Municipality water supply unit. After they give cable connections from the bottom of the foundation upwards as the floor heating system is to be set concreting task will take place as a portion of the foundation is already laid with concrete.

Hope you will enjoy these photos.

Sincerely
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza
Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society
Canada
FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTOS - 9

FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTOS - 8
Dear Friends,
Here are the latest construction progress photos of the Formation House in Canada. The foundation work along with heating piping system and sewer piping work is almost completes. We are expecting a whole load of wood from Germany at the end of this month, which is called CLT 5 layered wood that would constitute the walls of the house. Other works in the campus such as water supply, electricity supply and landscaping is going on. Hope you will enjoy these photos

With best regards
Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza
Canadian Carmelite Charitable Society
Canada   
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FORMATION HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTOS - 8

Please note the change in our email address :     parish.ga@rcav.org

 

 

History of Guardian Angels from August 14th 2009 Till Date

August 14th :
Arrival of Fr. Rudolf V. D’Souza OCD as administrator of the Parish.

August 15th & 16th:
Fr. Jerald D’Souza introduces Fr. Rudolf to the parishioners during all the masses and gives a short profile of his life. A meeting of all the parishioners has been arranged at the basement of the Rectory and a short felicitation program is organized.

October 2nd :
The 60th Anniversary of the Church celebrated. Archbishop Michael Miller is the main celebrant along with Msgr Jensen and Msgr Mark Hagaemon and Fr. Jerald D’Souiza

November 15th:
First Meeting on the Renovation of the Church Sanctuary Organized at the end of October.

15th December:
Organizing the meetings of the Renovation Committee to shift the Tabernacle to the Centre of the Church. Meetings begin every month on how to renovate the altar and other important aspect of beautification of the Church.

May 19th:
Fr. Rudolf solemnly installed as the Parish Priest by Archbishop Michael Miller along with Monsignor Jensen.

July 27th:
The 50 years of Jubilee of Fr. Rudolf Celebrated in the Millennium Hall of the parish.

August 28th :
Fr. Rudolf dissolves the Renovation Committee in consultation with Archbishop Michael Miller and Monsignor Jensen. A letter has been sent to all the members that the Renovation Committee stands cancelled from 28th August onwards.

September 8th :
Renovation works begin. The back wall of the Church is painted into a beautiful mural of the Church and shifting of the Tabernacle to the centre and decking the Church with the new Carpet. The Two flying Guardian Angels were installed by Mr. Bernie Petit.
The Confessional is shifted to the back of the Church from the right side of the Altar.

2nd October:
Archbishop Michael Miller inaugurates newly renovated Church with a new Carpet.

November 9th:
The two huge Round Stained Glass windows fixed in the nave of the Church.
Confessional is shifted making use of the part of the Children’s playing room.

February:
The new Kitchen in the Rectory was installed.

March:
The lawn and Garden of the Church yard was refurbished

April:
The Easter Candle stand was replaced with a Bronze one.

April:
The Tabernacle Light was replaced with a Bronze one.

March 25th:
First Stain Glass Window fixed by Andrew Macausland (Toronto)

July 25th:
The fixing of the Stained Glass Windows ends and Archbishop Michael Miller inaugurates the Stained Glass Windows.

25th October – 10th November:
the entire Church Roof was repaired.

19th March:
The Neocatechuminal community Catechesis begins

April 1st – April 20th:
the lighting of the Church was upgraded with new lights replacing the old ones.

8th April:
A new Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on the 8th April 2012.

5th May:
The New office table was installed

12th May:
the Neocatechuminal Convivence at Sqamish with Fr. Vittorio

24th May:
The roof of the Rectory is being repaired by Cambie Roofing as it was under guarantee.

25th June: The Jubilee Celebration of Fr. Rudolf’s Priesthood by the Deanery Priests at the Millennium Hall.

 

2013 Archives of Guardian Angels Church

April:
Grand Luncheon served to the local poor and homeless in the Millennium Hall of the Parish on Easter Sunday noon.

July:
Celebration of the Mount Carmel Feast on 15th July. The Parish was honoured with the presence and blessings Bishop Gary Gordon of White Horse Diocese. Dinner was served after the mass and scapulars were distributed to the faithful.

September:
Final Settlement of the Donated Pipe Organ was handed over to St. Patrick’s Church – Main Street Vancouver. Guardian Angels Church had to spend over 50,000 CAD$ for its final settlement. Pastoral Visitation by Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, the Provincial of Karnataka Goa Province from 2nd to 6th September.

October:
The Third batch of Neo-Catechumen members are accepted into the group.

November:
Renovation of the Rectory kitchen and living room completed.

December:
Luncheon organized for the poor and homeless on 25th December. On 27th December a grand ground breaking ceremony was organized at North Deroche Road (Carmel Hill) with the presence of 150 parishioners of Guardian Angels Church.

 

Note:
In the past three years we to expand the sandwich program for the homeless by announcing its importance to people on Sundays. Consequently we began receiving help to feed the poor. Now we have approximately 250 homeless fed every day from Tuesday to Friday.

"Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord." (Ephesians 2:21)

White settlers were drawn to this area by the 1858 Cariboo Gold Rush. The West End was an out-of-the-way place and of little value compared with the Fraser Valley. It was not until 1862 that three young Englishmen, John Morton, William Hailstone and Samuel Brighouse decided to buy a piece of land in the area. For that action they were dubbed the "Three Greenhorns". The Greenhorns' land, now known as the West End, was officially called that in 1887 when the Vancouver School Board built and named the West End school

With the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's plans for a terminus beside the Greenhorns' acreage, the settlement of Georgia and Robson Streets and the establishment of Stanley Park, the West End's southern boundary became known and populated as a relaxing beach resort.  

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Liturgical Celebrations:

  • Sunday Mass Times:
    Saturday (anticipated) - 4:00 PM.
    Sunday - 9:00 AM ; 11:00 AM; 12:30 PM

  • Weekday Mass Times:
    Monday : 7 PM
    Tuesday to Friday : 8 AM
    Saturday : 9 AM
    First Friday - 7:00 pm

CHURCH OPEN FOR PRAYERS AND VISITATION- MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
 

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