Project Advance 2022

A message from Archbishop Miller

Dear Parishioner,

The past two years have been a difficult time for many in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  The coronavirus pandemic brought fear, uncertainty and sometimes division within our communities. Despite these challenges, our faith remains centred on the Lord who died and rose for us. 

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in their midst” (Matthew 18:20).

These words from Jesus to the disciples who were about to carry out the task of proclaiming the Gospel offer a message of hope. They also remind us that the Lord is with us in the midst of our sufferings and trials. It is he who unites us and makes us the living stones of his Church.

As 2022 unfolds, let us pause to recall that together we are the one Body of Christ. Thanks to your support, Project Advance makes possible the many ministries and programs that bring us together, further our evangelizing mission, and build spaces for worship and learning.

That’s why today I am writing to you, a previous supporter of Project Advance at your parish, to ask for your generous support of the 2022 Project Advance Appeal: Gather Us, Lord.

Our Annual Appeal ensures and strengthens the Church’s mission and outreach. As always, once the goal for your parish is met, all additional funds raised will be directed back to your parish projects, which will be presented to you this Fall by your Pastor or Project Advance team.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of my request.

Invoking the good Lord’s blessing upon you and your family during this Easter Season, I remain

Sincerely yours in the Risen Christ,

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

What does my donation fund?

Secondary School Construction Fund – $1,750,000

Funds the construction of new Catholic secondary school projects.

Ministries & Outreach – $950,000

Chaplaincy – $200,000
Pastoral ministry in health care facilities

Evangelization Programs – $150,000
Alpha, Discover Discipleship, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, PREP

Youth and Young Adult Ministry – $150,000
Parish youth and Archdiocesan young adult ministry training and support

Social Justice – $150,000
Anti-human trafficking, refugee settlement, migrant farm workers, Door Is Open

Family Life Programs – $100,000
Marriage preparation, parenting and marriage enrichment

Prison Ministry – $100,000
Support for prisoners and former inmates, support for families/victims impacted by crime

Cultural Ministry – $50,000
Ministry for Filipino, Chinese, and Hispanic peoples

First Nations Ministry – $50,000
Ministry for Indigenous peoples

Special Grants – $200,000

Grant recipients will be announced throughout the appeal.

St. Joseph’s Residence – $100,000

How do I make my gift?

Donate Online

Make your donation by credit card or direct debit on our secure website and designate your parish as the recipient.

Donate Securities

You can donate publicly traded securities, bonds or mutual funds as a tax efficient way to give.


Donate by Phone or In-Person

Call or visit your parish office to donate by cheque or credit card. If unavailable call the Development Office at 604-683-0281 (ext. 50323).

Planned Giving

To make a planned gift to Project Advance, contact the Development Office at 604-683-0281.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Parish Rebate Program?

Each parish in the Archdiocese is assessed a financial goal for Project Advance. Once that goal has been reached, all additional gifts (less the parish’s share of expenses) is returned to the parish for its own use. For example, parishes have used the rebate to fund upgrades to the parish, expand their buildings, replace equipment, etc. To date, over $100 million dollars has been rebated to our parishes. The Project Advance rebate is not subject to the cathedraticum tax. 

Can I change my gift after donating?

Yes, if you make a monthly gift and would like to change your donation, please visit the following page and fill out a request: https://support.rcav.org/donation-changes.

Can I make a donation online to Project Advance that will be credited to my parish?

Yes, using credit card or debit debit, you can make a one-time donation or monthly donation credited to the parish of your choice by clicking here.

What date will a donor’s credit card be debited each month?

The transactions will be processed either on the 14th or the 28th of each month. You may indicate your preference on the pledge card. Otherwise, your payment will be processed as soon as possible. 

When will I receive my tax receipt?

Please note that installment payments are receipted at year end with the others. All other Project Advance tax receipts are printed in January and sent to the parishes so they can be distributed along with the parish receipt in February. 

I recently moved. Who should I inform?

You should call both the parish and the Project Advance Office and let them know your new address. If you receive a reminder notice with an old address, please make the necessary changes on the reminder notice and return it to our office. 

I lost my tax receipt. What should I do?

Please call the Project Advance Office at 604-683-0281 and we will issue a replacement. 

Does the appeal accept cash?

Yes, but we don’t encourage it for security reasons. It is impossible to trace a cash gift. Ask for a receipt whenever giving cash.