Holy Family Parish, Vancouver, BC

Holy Family Parish offers Mass and administration of other sacraments in the traditional Latin form of the Roman Rite according to the liturgical norms of 1962. We invite you to learn more about our parish, and to attend our services.

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Mass schedule

Monday, August 25
St. Louis IX
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 26
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 27
St. Joseph Calasance
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, August 28
St. Augustine
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 29
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, August 30
St. Rose of Lima
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, August 31
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

A Solemn High Mass will be offered for the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 29, at St. Patrick’s Church, 2881 Main Street, Vancouver. Fr. William Ashley will be the celebrant. Come and join this celebration in preparation for the new school year!

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Lynn Loop hike

On Saturday, August 30, join the Fathers and seminarian in a 3 km round trip hike through the Lynn Loop. This family-friendly hike will take about two hours to complete.

We will carpool to West Vancouver after breakfast in the parish hall. If you can help make eggs and pancakes after Mass, please contact Fr. Geddes.


Youth Group

… will meet on Saturday, September 6, at Traditional Learning Academy.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will begin on Sunday, September 14, for those who will be preparing to receive these sacraments next year. Please sign up in the foyer of the church.

Mass schedule

Monday, August 18
St. Agapitus
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 19
St. John Eudes
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 20
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, August 21
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 22
Immaculate Heart of Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Saturday, August 23
St. Philip Benizi
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, August 24
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Church foyer now open for prayer

The church foyer will be open for the faithful to come in and pray during regular daytime hours. There will be no access to the bathrooms. The chain for skateboarders will remain locked, so please use the ramp to access the main door of the church.


Replacement of hall flooring

As a result of the Father’s Day flood in the hall, we will begin replacing the flooring very soon. Please pray for the success of this undertaking.


Immaculate Heart of Mary

There will be a High Mass for this feast at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22.


Young Adults

… will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, beginning with the Rosary, which will be followed by a talk by the seminarians. A Holy Hour with confessions will close the evening at 9 p.m.


Youth Group

… will not meet on Saturday, August 23, because of a Legion of Mary retreat. Next meeting will be on Saturday, September 6, at Traditional Learning Academy.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will begin on Sunday, September 14, for those who will be preparing to receive these sacraments next year. Please sign up in the foyer of the church.

Mass schedule

Monday, August 11
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 12
St. Clare
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Rosary for Eugenia Heck, RIP

Wednesday, August 13
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
10 a.m. Funeral Mass for Eugenia Heck

Thursday, August 14
Vigil of the Assumption
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 15
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Saturday, August 16
St. Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, August 17
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family Parish

Fr. Uy away

There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Wednesday or 7 a.m. Mass on Saturday, as Fr. Uy will be attending the final profession of his sister, Sr. Maria Dolores of the Precious Blood, at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Valparaiso, Nebraska, on Friday, August 15. Please keep Sr. Maria Dolores in your prayers as she prepares for this final step.


Feast of the Assumption; imposition of Brown Scapular

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 15, in honour of this important feast.

Imposition of the Brown Scapular will take place after the High Mass. Scapulars will be blessed and then imposed upon those willing to assume the responsibilities associated with the Brown Scapular:

  1. Wear the Brown Scapular continuously.
  2. Observe chastity according to one’s state in life.
  3. Recite daily the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin or observe the fasts of the Church together with abstaining from meat on Wednesdays or Saturdays, or, with permission of a priest, say five decades of Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary or substitute some other good work.

Cypress Falls Park hike

On Saturday, August 16, join the Fathers and seminarians in a 3 km round trip hike to the upper and lower falls in Cypress Falls Park. This family-friendly hike will take about an hour to complete.

We will carpool to West Vancouver after breakfast in the parish hall. If you can help make eggs and pancakes after Mass, please contact Fr. Geddes.


Youth Group 

… will not meet on Saturday, August 16. You are encouraged to come on the Cypress Falls Park hike instead.


Young Adults

… will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, beginning with the Rosary, which will be followed by a talk by the seminarians. A Holy Hour with confessions will close the evening at 9 p.m.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will begin on Sunday, September 14, for those who will be preparing to receive these sacraments next year. Please sign up in the foyer of the church.

Mass schedule

Monday, August 4
St. Dominic
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 5
Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 6
Transfiguration of Our Lord
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Thursday, August 7
St. Cajetan
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 8
St. John Marie Vianney
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, August 9
Saturday of Our Lady
9 a.m. Low Mass
1 p.m. Solemn Nuptial Mass (Ryan Bjorgaard and Sarah Bates)

Sunday, August 10
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family (updated)

Welcome to FSSP seminarians

… Darrel Rimbert and Michael Hattrup from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. They will be with us throughout the month of August.


River rafting: cancelled!

… as the rafting company has cancelled all its August bookings. There are no further rafting trips planned for this year. Our apologies for any inconvenience.


Feast of the Transfiguration

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, for this important feast.


Solemn Nuptial Mass

… of Ryan Bjorgaard and Sarah Bates at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 9. All are welcome to attend the Mass.


Cypress Falls Park hike

On Saturday, August 16, join the Fathers and seminarians in a 3 km round trip hike to the upper and lower falls in Cypress Falls Park. This family-friendly hike will take about an hour to complete.

We will carpool to West Vancouver after breakfast in the parish hall. If you can help make eggs and pancakes after Mass, please contact Fr. Geddes.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will begin on Sunday, September 14, for those who will be preparing to receive these sacraments next year. Please sign up in the foyer of the church.

Mass schedule

Monday, July 28
Sts. Nazarius and Celsus, St. Victor I, and St. Innocent I
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 29
St. Martha
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 30
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 31
St. Ignatius of Loyola
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 1
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass (Chair of St. Peter)

Saturday, August 2
St. Alphonsus Liguori
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, August 3
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, August 2, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.


Come to the Zoo!

Join fellow parishioners at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Saturday, August 2. The cost is $17.25 for children and seniors and $23.25 for adults (includes the train ride). Please sign up in the foyer of the church if you are interested.


River rafting

… on three different dates:

  • Monday, August 4
  • Monday, August 18
  • Saturday, August 30

Cost is $72 per person older than 16 years; $64.80 for those 16 years and younger. No deposit necessary; just bring your payment on the day of the trip.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Mass at 7 a.m.
  • Depart for Squamish by carpool at 8:45 a.m.
  • Return to Holy Family at 6 p.m.

Dress appropriately (no slippers).

Please sign up in the foyer of the church. For more information, email Wojtek at wszuminski@icloud.com.


Cypress Falls Park hike

On Saturday, August 16, join the Fathers and seminarians in a 3 km round trip hike to the upper and lower falls in Cypress Falls Park. This family-friendly hike will take about an hour to complete.

We will carpool to West Vancouver after breakfast in the parish hall. If you can help make eggs and pancakes after Mass, please contact Fr. Geddes.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will begin on Sunday, September 14, for those who will be preparing to receive these sacraments next year. Please sign up in the foyer of the church.

Mass schedule

Monday, July 21
St. Laurence of Brindisi
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 22
St. Mary Magdalene
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 23
St. Apollinaris
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 24
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 25
St. James the Greater
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, July 26
St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 27
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Young Adults

… will meet in the church at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. The Rosary will be followed by a talk by the seminarians, and a Holy Hour with confessions will close the evening at 9:00.


Come to the Zoo!

Join fellow parishioners at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Saturday, August 2. The cost is $17.25 for children and seniors and $23.25 for adults (includes the train ride). Please sign up in the foyer of the church if you are interested.


River rafting

… on three different dates:

  • Monday, August 4
  • Monday, August 18
  • Saturday, August 30

Cost is $72 per person older than 16 years; $64.80 for those 16 years and younger. No deposit necessary; just bring your payment on the day of the trip.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Mass at 7 a.m.
  • Depart for Squamish by carpool at 8:45 a.m.
  • Return to Holy Family at 6 p.m.

Dress appropriately (no slippers).

Please sign up in the foyer of the church. For more information, email Wojtek at wszuminski@icloud.com.


Cypress Falls Park hike

On Saturday, August 16, join the Fathers and seminarians in a 3 km round trip hike to the upper and lower falls in Cypress Falls Park. This family-friendly hike will take about an hour to complete.

We will carpool to West Vancouver after breakfast in the parish hall. If you can help make eggs and pancakes after Mass, please contact Fr. Geddes.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will begin on Sunday, September 14, for those who will be preparing to receive these sacraments next year. Please sign up in the foyer of the church.

Mass schedule

Monday, July 14
St. Bonaventure
7 a.m. Low Mass
10 a.m. Funeral of Dorothy Martisca

Tuesday, July 15
St. Henry the Emperor
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 16
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
7 a.m. Low Mass
6 p.m. Solemn High Mass (with veneration of replica of the Black Madonna icon)

Thursday, July 17
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 18
St. Camillus de Lellis
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, July 19
St. Vincent de Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 20
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Replica of Black Madonna icon at Holy Family, July 16

A replica of the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known as the Black Madonna icon, will be in Vancouver from July 12 to 17. The replica is currently on an “ocean-to-ocean pilgrimage to draw attention to the value of human life.”

The life-size replica of the Black Madonna icon will be at Holy Family on Wednesday, July 16, with a Solemn High Mass at 6 p.m. for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. (Please note that there will be no 9 a.m. Mass on that day.)

More information can be found in the BC Catholic, here and here.

Mass schedule

Monday, July 7
Sts. Cyril and Methodius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 8
St. Elizabeth of Portugal
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 9
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 10
Seven Holy Brothers, Sts. Rufina and Secunda
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 11
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, July 12
St. John Gualbert
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 13
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, June 30
Commemoration of St. Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 1
Precious Blood of Our Lord
8 a.m. Low Mass (not 7 a.m. as previously posted)
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Wednesday, July 2
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 3
St. Irenaeus of Lyons
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 4
Feria (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass + devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 5
St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:40 a.m. Exposition
8:30 a.m. Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 6
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Annual parish picnic

… on Tuesday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is also the Feast of the Precious Blood and the sixth anniversary of Holy Family’s establishment as a personal parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite). There will be a High Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m., and will be followed by Brief Exposition and Benediction. As in previous years, Archbishop Miller will be coming to Holy Family to confer the sacrament upon our students. This will also be Archbishop Miller’s annual visitation to our parish. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come and support the confirmandi and to show our appreciation to the Archbishop for his generosity and pastoral care over the years.


First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, July 5, there will be exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.


Youth Group

… will meet at noon on Saturday, July 5, at Traditional Learning Academy, 1189 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam.


Parish Square Dance

… on Friday, July 11, in the Parish Hall. Entrance fee is by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The family dance will be from 7:00 to 8:00, and dancing will continue from 8:30 to 10:30. A concession with refreshments and light snacks will also be available. Folks of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! For more information, please email Bernadette Bonner at bonner.bernadette@gmail.com, or Chris Suen at christopher.e.suen@gmail.com.


Parish Movie Night

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor
Saturday, July 12
6 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Running time: 2 hours, 57 minutes (2010)
Free admission

If you would like to attend, please sign up on the sheet at the entrance of the church so we know how much chips and drinks to provide. To find out more, email Anne at intheheartsofjesusandmary@shaw.ca.

Giuseppe Moscati was a medical doctor in Naples, Italy, during the early 20th century. His brilliant research led to the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. Before examining a patient or engaging in research, he would place himself in the presence of God. He encouraged his patients to receive the sacraments, and treated poor patients free of charge. This movie tells his compelling story.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Fees for all four nights are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

To reserve or for more information, please contact Neil Mulholland at 604-590-5974 or neilmul@telus.net.

Mass schedule

Monday, June 23
Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, June 24
Nativity of St. John the Baptist
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Wednesday, June 25
St. William
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, June 26
Sts. John and Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, June 27
Sacred Heart of Jesus
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Saturday, June 28
Vigil of Sts. Peter and Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, June 29
Sts. Peter and Paul
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

High Masses during the week

  • Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Climb the Chief!

Young Adults, come out on Saturday, June 28, to climb the second peak, weather permitting. We will leave after the 9 a.m. Mass.


Annual parish picnic

… on Tuesday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is also the Feast of the Precious Blood and the sixth anniversary of Holy Family’s establishment as a personal parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite).

There will be a High Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds. Please sign up at the entrance of the church if you plan to attend. If you can help organize the barbecue and games, please contact the Parish Office at 604-875-8414.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m., and will be followed by Brief Exposition and Benediction. As in previous years, Archbishop Miller will be coming to Holy Family to confer the sacrament upon our students.

This will also be Archbishop Miller’s annual visitation to our parish. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come and support the confirmandi and to show our appreciation to the Archbishop for his generosity and pastoral care over the years.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Fees for all four nights are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

To reserve or for more information, please contact Neil Mulholland at 604-590-5974 or neilmul@telus.net.

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