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St. Joseph
140 Moody Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2P9

Here at St. Joseph’s Port Moody, we recognize the great need to spread awareness about the destructive nature and evil of abortion and euthanasia.  We also recognize the great need to champion the right to life of all of God’s children, to savour the goodness of human life, and to accompany on the path of healing all our brothers and sisters in the world reeling from post-abortive trauma. 

The main aim of the Pro-Life Group is not only to instill a respect for life in our community but to spur on our parish family to make a difference – upholding the Culture of Life by words and example.  St. Joseph’s participates annually in Life chain events, March for Life, and the 40 Days for Life Campaign. 

Please let us know if you’d like to be on the frontlines of making a difference! 

WE ALL have the potential and opportunities to make a difference, lifting others up, empowering others, making bold choices ourselves, and – as a communion of believers – to build up a Culture of Life in our society… one child, one vulnerable person, one mother at a time.

Hear Fr. Mark's story of one remarkable young woman and one outstanding community of support.

Saint Joseph’s Pro-Life Photo Gallery


Brothers and sisters, since May of 2019 the Victoria March for Life is BACK ON!!  Time to MARCH in MAY, dear friends!

Reserve your space on 1 of 2 buses... 1 leaving from Our Lady of Fatima, 1 leaving from Our Lady of the Assumption in the morning of May 12.  Here are the 'need-to-knows' , click graphic below:


St. Joseph's REPRESENT!   A huge THANK YOU to all our parishioners and friends who came out on April 9 to witness to life during the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Vancouver.  And thank you to those who were praying at home, outside the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm.

I am so grateful for all our Pro-Life warriors who leaned in to this vital work of praying for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters and building up a Culture of Life in our society.   And this work continues, dear friends, as we keep up our prayers every day and as we stand up for life in our interactions.

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”  - Book of Job 33:4

Here are some photos from the event:


WE NEED YOU!! Let's keep standing up for LIFE, brothers and sisters. We'll soon be passing the halfway mark of the 40 Days for Life Campaign and we are already gearing up for our day - St. Joseph's parish DAY - down outside Women's Hospital in Vancouver. Saturday, April 9 is our day and we need you to join us!

Every one of you matters. Every child matters. Every mother matters. Thank you and God bless!

Thank you!

Dear parishioners, we were 97 strong last weekend for our Life Chain event down the length of Moody Street and around onto St. John's.  Thank you for all those who attended and for all our friends offering up prayers from home.  Let us continue to building up a Culture of Life! 

Here are some photos from the event:

Life Chain 2021

Stand up for life from conception to its natural end.

Friends, please save the date!!  We'd love to have you join us outside the church on Moody Street for one hour on Sunday, Oct. 3rd for some silent, prayerful Pro-Life witnessing.  We'll be out there right after the 10:00am Mass (11:30am to 12:30pm). To give us a sense of the numbers, please put your name down (and those you're bringing) on the sign-up sheet near the front entrance of the church.

For more information about this cross-Canada event:

Also, to read a related piece in the B.C. Catholic:

One Hour of Witnessing and Prayers

May 13, 2021

Join us for an hour outside St. Joseph's church in Port Moody at 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Thursday! And check out the March 4 Life Mass at 12 noon plus the AMAZING program that begins afterwards...

Photos from the Event:

40 Days for Life

March 2021

Dear friends far and wide! Join us on Saturday, March 20 out in Port Moody or in the comforts of you own home! We still need prayer warriors (that means YOU) throughout the day. Specifically, we could really use extra help at the 2:00pm to 3:00pm hour outside the church. And, again, even if you live far away, you can still sign up to pray at home. Your prayers for the pre-born and for their parents are so important, brothers and sisters. 

Photos from the Event:

October 4, 2020 | Terry O’Neill

Encouraging waves and honks from many passing motorists buoyed the spirits of two dozen parishioners from St Joseph’s Parish (Port Moody) as they peacefully and prayerfully participated in the annual Life Chain on October 4.

Led by their new pastor, Fr. Mark McGuckin, the parishioners stood for an hour in front of their church, holding signs with pro-life messages. They reported seeing only few vulgar gestures from passing motorists, and heard just single obscene screed from one woman. Organizer Alex Fantillo thanked Fr. Mark for promoting participation during all of his post-Mass announcements earlier in the day.

Photos from the Event:

March 1, 2020 

40 Days for Life is a global phenomenon that has seen millions of people across the planet pray to end abortion. The Spring 2020 campaign launched today in St. Joseph’s Port Moody, BC including over 500 cities worldwide as people from all cultures come together to pray for unborn children to be protected from abortion.

At St. Joseph’s Port Moody, BC; former Coquitlam Councillor Terry O’Neill gave a campaign introductory talk with a key note regarding the power of prayer and how this impacts the campaign with great results, by saving the lives of 16742 babies from abortion since 2007. Here Alex Fantillo is at the sign up desk at the launch of the campaign. Join us in the Campaign, join us in prayer.

This is a call to you to sign up and join the campaign in prayer, St. Joseph’s Day is March 15, at the  Women’s and Children Hospital, Vancouver,  join Alex Fantillo who will be there from 7 am. to 7 pm. that Day!

Photo of Alex Fantllo - Campaign Lead at the sign up table - will be posted soon!

October 7, 2019 | Terry O’Neill

Two dozen St. Joseph’s Parish parishioners stood silently and prayerfully outside the church on the afternoon of October 6 as part of the international Life Chain movement.

The event looks to counter the culture of death by opposing abortion and promoting adoption and other alternatives.

Organizer Alex Fantillo said the non-political event sent a much-needed message to the community that life issues remain important.

May 27, 2019

Changing Lives, Transforming Culture. Monday, May 27th at the Italian Cultural Centre, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $65 each, $650 for a table of 10. More info. and to purchase tickets, please visit Focus On Life is a partnership between the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Christian Advocacy Society, and Signal Hill.

“More than ever before, Canada needs the voices of those who defend the dignity of all human life from conception to its natural end, especially highly effective voices such as Christian Advocacy Society and Signal Hill. The Focus on Life Gala Dinner is an excellent opportunity to support their work of promoting a culture of life, and I wholeheartedly invite you to join me for this most blessed cause.”  — Archbishop J. Michael Miller

April 20, 2019 | Terry O’Neill | An Abridged Version

This past Holy Saturday (April 20, 2019), upwards of 100 Blooms volunteers, from school children to retired folks like myself, visited a dozen seniors-care facilities in Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Surrey, giving a total of 1,200 residents an African violet, a hand-made greeting card, and—perhaps of greatest value—a visit, a pat on the back, or a hug.

As the years go by and the project continues to grow, benefactor Vander Zalm grows ever more pleased with its success. “I think one of the biggest reasons I love supporting Blooms into Rooms is because it’s full circle,” he told me recently.