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, April 14
Monday of Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 15
Tuesday of Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 16
Wednesday of Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 17
Holy Thursday
7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided)
7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight)

Friday, April 18
Good Friday
7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided)
1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified

Saturday, April 19
Holy Saturday
7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided)
10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Changes to confession times

Please note the following changes during Holy Week:
  • Holy Wednesday evening, April 16. No adoration or confessions due to the Chrism Mass.
  • Sacred Triduum, April 17-19. No confessions before any of the liturgies due to preparations.
  • Good Friday, April 18. After the Mass of the Presanctified, Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy will hear confessions for as long as necessary.

Divine Mercy Sunday potluck

… after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on April 27 (the Octave Day of Easter). Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church. Those attending are to bring finger foods that can be shared with others.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Details and costs will be available shortly.

Mass schedule

Monday, April 7
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 8
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 9
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 10
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 11
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 12
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 13
Palm Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

40 Days for Life campaign

Holy Family’s vigil day is Saturday, April 12. For more information, please click here.

The Young Adults will keep vigil from 5 to 6 p.m. then go out for supper afterwards.


Sacred Triduum schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 17

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided)
  • 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight

Good Friday, April 18

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided)
  • 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided)
  • 10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Divine Mercy Sunday potluck

… after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on April 27 (the Octave Day of Easter). Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church. Those attending are to bring finger foods that can be shared with others.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Details and costs will be available shortly.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 31
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 1
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 2
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 3
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 4
Feria of Lent (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. High Mass followed by Adoration till 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 5
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:45 a.m. Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8:30 a.m. Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 6
Passion Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

First Friday and First Saturday

On Friday, April 4, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. followed by High Mass at 7:30 and Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, April 5, Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 7:45 a.m., with devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.


Youth Group

… will meet with Fr. Geddes at Traditional Learning Academy beginning at noon on Saturday, April 5. We will begin our Lenten sandwiches in lieu of pizza.


40 Days for Life campaign

The 40 Days for Life spring campaign will take place from March 5 to April 13. Throughout these 40 days, all are encouraged to pray and sacrifice for an end to abortion. For information concerning Holy Family’s vigil day, Saturday, April 12, please click here.

The Young Adults will keep vigil from 5 to 6 p.m. then go out for supper afterwards.


Sacred Triduum schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 17

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight

Good Friday, April 18

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 24
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 25
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Wednesday, March 26
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 27
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 28
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 29
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 30
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Feast of the Annunciation

There will be a High Mass on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.


Ladies’ recollection

… on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Lenten Meal

Our annual Lenten Meal will take place in the hall on Sunday, March 30 (Laetare Sunday), after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Proceeds will go to the FSSP apostolate in Colombia, which is raising money to build a school. For the meal, it is expected that one would give a donation for this purpose. Please sign up at the entrance of the church so we have an idea how many people plan to attend.

To view a video on the school project of the FSSP apostolate in Colombia, please click here.


Meeting for Holy Land pilgrimage

There will be a meeting in the school classroom at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, for those interested in the Holy Land pilgrimage with Fr. Pablo Santa Maria Watson. Pilgrimage dates are November 23 to December 6, 2014. For information and a brochure, please contact Susan Kotnik at 604-465-6911 or email susankotnik@gmail.com.


40 Days for Life campaign

The 40 Days for Life spring campaign will take place from March 5 to April 13. Throughout these 40 days, all are encouraged to pray and sacrifice for an end to abortion. For information concerning Holy Family’s vigil day, Saturday, April 12, please click here.


Sacred Triduum schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 17

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight

Good Friday, April 18

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 17
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 18
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 19
St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Thursday, March 20
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 21
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 22
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 23
Third Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

NEW: Feast of St. Joseph

There will be a High Mass on Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. There will therefore be no 9 a.m. Mass.


NEW: Feast of the Annunciation

There will be a High Mass on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.


Ladies’ recollection

… on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


NEW: Lenten Meal

Our annual Lenten Meal will take place in the hall on Sunday, March 30 (Laetare Sunday), after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Proceeds will go to the FSSP apostolate in Colombia, which is raising money to build a school. For the meal, it is expected that one would give a donation for this purpose. Please sign up at the entrance of the church so we have an idea how many people plan to attend.

To view a video on the school project of the FSSP apostolate in Colombia, please click here.


NEW: Meeting for Holy Land pilgrimage

There will be a meeting in the school classroom at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, for those interested in the Holy Land pilgrimage with Fr. Pablo Santa Maria Watson. Pilgrimage dates are November 23 to December 6, 2014. For information and a brochure, please contact Susan Kotnik at 604-465-6911 or email susankotnik@gmail.com.


40 Days for Life campaign

The 40 Days for Life spring campaign will take place from March 5 to April 13. Throughout these 40 days, all are encouraged to pray and sacrifice for an end to abortion. For information concerning Holy Family’s vigil day, Saturday, April 12, please click here.


NEW: Sacred Triduum schedule

Maundy Thursday, April 17

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight

Good Friday, April 18

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  • 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified

Holy Saturday, April 19

  • 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
  • 10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 10
Feria in Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 11
Feria in Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 12
Ember Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 13
Feria in Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 14
Ember Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 15
Ember Saturday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 16
Second Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, March 3
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 4
St. Casimir, Confessor
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 5
Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass (with imposition of ashes)
12 noon Low Mass (with imposition of ashes)
7:30 p.m. High Mass (with imposition of ashes)

Thursday, March 6
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 7
Friday after Ash Wednesday (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. High Mass (followed by Devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m.)

Saturday, March 8
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 9
First Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Uy will be away …

… on Monday, March 3, so there will be only one Mass, at 7 a.m.


Ash Wednesday

There will be blessing and imposition of ashes at all three Masses on Ash Wednesday, March 5:

  • 7 a.m. Low Mass
  • 12 noon, Low Mass
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

First Friday

On Friday, March 7, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m., followed by High Mass at 7:30 and devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and adoration until 10 p.m.


Ladies’ recollection

… on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


40 Days for Life campaign

The 40 Days for Life spring campaign will take place from March 5 to April 13. Throughout these 40 days, all are encouraged to pray and sacrifice for an end to abortion. For information concerning Holy Family’s vigil day, Saturday, April 12, please click here.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.

Friday schedule during Lent

Masses will be at 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Fridays in Lent.

Fasting and abstinence during Lent

The Church prescribes fasting (only one full meal and two smaller meals that together are not greater than a full meal) and abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Catholics aged 18 to 59 are bound to fast; those 14 to 59 are bound to abstain. Those who are ill are freed from these obligations. Everyone, even those above the age of 59, are encouraged to fast and abstain. Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.

Section 29 of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ordo specifies that all Fridays of the year, including the Fridays in Lent, are special days of abstinence from meat in Canada. However, it also states that Canadian Catholics may substitute “special acts” of charity or piety on these days, even in Lent,except for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, when fasting and abstinence are required.

Mass schedule [updated]

Monday, February 24
St. Matthias
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, February 25
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, February 26
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, February 27
St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, February 28
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 1
Our Lady on Saturday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 2
Quinquagesima
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

First Saturday devotions

… beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1.


Ladies’ social

… on Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. Similar to last time, we will have a potluck lunch, a brief talk by one of the Fathers, and a lovely opportunity to get to know each other. All women ages 13 and older are welcome and encouraged to attend.

There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule of the church. Please list your name, the number of people coming with you, and the dish you would like to bring. Alternatively, feel free to call or email Sarah at 778-872-4340 or sjmbates@gmail.com to sign up or to ask any questions. Thank you!


Hot dog sale and book sale

Hot dogs will be available in the hall after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, March 2. The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will have its monthly book sale at the same time. A number of gift items suitable for First Communion, Confirmation, and other special occasions will also be available.

All proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska, a program of the VTMS.


Ash Wednesday

There will be blessing and imposition of ashes at all three Masses on Ash Wednesday, March 5:

  • 7 a.m. Low Mass
  • 12 noon, Low Mass
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

Ladies’ recollection

… on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.

Mass schedule

Monday, February 17
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, February 18
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, February 19
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, February 20
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, February 21
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, February 22
Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. High Mass

Sunday, February 23
Sexagesima
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, February 10
St. Scholastica, Virgin
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, February 11
Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, February 12
Seven Servite Founders, Confessors
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, February 13
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, February 14
St. Valentine, Confessor
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, February 15
Our Lady on Saturday
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, February 16
Septuagesima
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Uy will be away

… from February 10 to 18. There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Wednesday and Friday this week, and no 7 a.m. Mass on Monday and Saturday.


Family Day tomorrow

On Monday, February 10, Holy Hour will begin at 7:40 a.m. and Mass at 9 a.m. There will be no 7 a.m. Mass.


Young Ladies/Altar Servers

… will meet on Saturday, February 15, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.


 

Ladies’ social

… on Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Ladies’ recollection

… on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.

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