Welcome to Christ the Redeemer!
What We Believe
God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created [us] to make [us] share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to [us]. He calls [us] to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all [of us], scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites [us] to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1)
Mission & Vision
Our parish vision is to become an irresistible parish. We want to be a community of disciples who have encountered Jesus in a personal way and are living a full life of joy, purpose, and generosity. Our hope is that CTR becomes a place you can call home.
Welcome to Christ the Redeemer! Our vibrant parish community is excited to welcome you. We are located in the heart of West Vancouver and welcome parishioners from across the North Shore and Vancouver. Please stop by the office to say hello to the pastor and staff and to drop off your new parishioner registration form, or submit it by email. The parish staff are happy to help you find your place within the CTR community.
Whether you're just visiting us or you're already a parishioner, connect with the parish community by filling out a Welcome card in the church, or through this form.
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First Time Attending Mass? Welcome!
If you have never been to Mass before, or if you haven’t gone in a long time, we are excited to have you join us as we celebrate and worship together.
We understand that it may feel foreign at first, and that some parts might seem confusing. The last thing we would want is for you to feel unwelcome during the service, so we have created a little guide for you to help you understand the liturgy a little better.
Can I start this process before my child is born?Yes, in fact we recommend doing so.
How long does the process take?There are two to three meetings required before an infant is baptized. Child/adult baptisms usually require months of preparation.
When are baptisms scheduled?The Rite of Baptism recommends that baptisms be celebrated on Sunday. Baptisms are normally scheduled after the 11:00 am Mass so that families may attend Mass and then stay for the baptism.
Can we baptize in a place other than the Church?The Rite of Baptism indicates that it should be celebrated in a parish church. We do not celebrate baptisms outside of a church, except in cases of family illness or emergencies.
Who can serve as godparents?The Church asks that a child have two Catholic godparents who are baptized, confirmed, and living their faith. One of the two godparents may be a “Christian witness” who need not be Catholic. Someone may “stand in” (act as a proxy) for a godparent who is not able to be present at the baptism.