Dear Friends,
Here are the progress photos of the Construction of the Formation House in Canada (construction site progress photos 4). These photos will let you know exactly in one month duration the foundation for the construction is being laid in a place where it was thick forest and approximately 3 metres hill and mud has been brought down to the level of the existing house nearby. If you see the site blessing photos on February 24th (Construction site progress photos 1) and now (March 26th) you will notice the rapid progress of the work and the amount of soil moved to another location nearby.
Wishes and Prayers, Fr. Rudolf V. D'Souza OCD
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CARMEL HILL REPORT from Canada (19-03-2015)
Dear Friends, here are the latest photos of the construction site at Carmel Hill. This is the fourth album (CARMEL HILL PHOTO REPORT 4). When you see the photos, at the right side you will find a caption on some photos explaining the right angle of the monastery. You will find in some photos the entire mountain at the background and the levelled area in front of it. That is the place where we build our monastery. In fact the mountain will be the real background of our monastery practically at the centre. Hence, Carmel Hill name very well suits this landscape. Next week we will see some activity of the real foundation being laid. Partial material has been arriving at the site. We also found some huge boulders in the foundation area which will be blasted shortly. Enjoy the photos.
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Here are the photos of the work progress at Carmel Hill (Canada). We obtained the official building permit today, which you will find on the yellow sheet. The work is on full swing and workers enthusiastic. Bro. Josef OCD at the site can be contacted through the following numbers: Carmel Hill (604 820 2400) and Josef's personal number: 604 500 9659).

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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.

The new Kitchen in the Rectory was installed.

The lawn and Garden of the Church yard was refurbished

The Easter Candle stand was replaced with a Bronze one.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Renovation of the Rectory kitchen and living room completed.

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.


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.  


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


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