Project Advance 2023: Empowering our Parish Vision

A Message from Archbishop Miller

Dear Friends,

Each year, Project Advance enables us to come together as a community of faith in Jesus to support various ministries and programs of our local Church.

This year’s Appeal focuses on empowering our parishes to be vibrant centres of faith and community. Our hope is that they will be strengthened and equipped with the necessary resources to carry out more effectively their mission of evangelization and service.

Your donation to Project Advance will help to realize this vision. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Your support will fund initiatives such as pastoral formation, youth and young adult ministry, and outreach programs for those in need.

Every year in Project Advance, once the goal for your parish is met, all additional funds raised are directed back to the parish to fund its own special projects.

I want to thank you personally for your continued support of your parish and our Archdiocese. Your generosity through the years has allowed us all to do so much good, and I am truly grateful for your commitment to the Church.

Please prayerfully consider making a gift to Project Advance 2023. Help empower your parish to be a beacon of hope, love and service in your community.

With my prayers for you and your family, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,


+ J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver

What does my donation fund?

Secondary School Construction Fund$1,950,000

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$100,000

Grant recipients will be announced throughout the appeal.

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. 323).

Planned Giving

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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