Fr. Leon Fouquet OMI the founder of the Parish and a Professor of Theology arrived in 1860 and after two months of searching in the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan chose New Westminster for a site for a new mission, with Hope as an outpost.   In 1934, after the old church on Blackwood Street was badly damaged by a gale in October, St. Patrick Hall (later Dontenwill Hall) was used as a church.   The first Mass was celebrated in the new church on 4th Street and Royal Avenue on Palm Sunday April 2nd 1939.   Since the arrival in 1860 of Fr. Fouquet, many Oblate priests and brothers have faithfully served the parish as pastors, chaplains, teachers, counsellors, sacristans, builders, plumbers, bookkeepers, cooks and gardeners.

We remain today under the spiritual direction of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

The following is a list of our Parish staff:

Pastor: Fr. Martin Moser, O.M.I.

Baptisms: A Baptismal Preparation Program must be taken before the baptism of a child. When the program is completed, a time for baptism will be arranged. For more information, please call the Parish Office.

Marriage: Please contact the Parish Office prior to setting the date for your wedding. A Marriage Preparation Course is mandatory. These courses take place from September to June. Please see the brochures in the foyer of the church.

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