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 27
St. Peter Canisius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 28
St. Paul of the Cross
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 29
St. Peter Verona
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 30
St. Catherine of Sienna
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, May 1
St. Joseph the Worker
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Saturday, May 2
St. Athanasius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, May 3
Fourth Sunday after Easter
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.


First Saturday

On Saturday, May 2, 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

… on Saturday, May 2, at Traditional Learning Academy.


Project Advance 2015

Project Advance, the annual fundraising campaign of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, will start at Holy Family on Sunday, May 3.

You can donate by cheque or credit card. If you donated last year or are a registered parishioner, please use the preprinted pledge form or the form in the brochure that you will receive in the mail this week. Please make cheques payable to “Project Advance – Holy Family Vancouver.” You can drop your donation in the collection basket or give it to our volunteers after both Masses and before the 10:30 Mass next Sunday.

You can also donate online by clicking “Donations” above. To ensure that your donation will be credited properly, select “Holy Family – Vancouver” from the list of parishes.
Need help? Just ask the volunteers in person on Sunday, or email projectadvance@holyfamilyvancouver.ca. Thank you for your generosity!


Hot dogs and VTMS book sale

… in the hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3. Proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, a program of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society.


Introductory class on the Traditional Latin Mass

… in the Kolping Room after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3, hosted by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. All are welcome, especially newcomers and visitors to Holy Family.

Topics will include: Why is the Mass in Latin? Why doesn’t the priest face the people? Why is there so much silence? We will also discuss how to “actively participate” at the Traditional Latin Mass, and how to follow the Mass using the hand missals (such as the Baronius Press missal shown above) and the Ecclesia Dei “Red Book.”


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will take place on May 3, 17, and 24, and on June 14, 21, and 28. Please mark these dates on your calendar. All students should submit a copy of their baptismal certificate.


Marriage and Family course

The next session in Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family will be held from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available by clicking “Sermons” above. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


May Crowning and procession

… will take place on Sunday, May 10, following the 10:30 Mass.


Ascension Thursday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, for the feast of the Ascension.


Schedule changes

Fr. Geddes will be away from Monday, May 18, to Friday, May 22, for his annual retreat, and from Tuesday, May 26, to Thursday, June 4, to attend the priestly ordinations in Nebraska. Fr. Uy will be away from Monday, June 15, to Friday, June 19, for his annual retreat. Changes to Mass times will be announced in the bulletin and Parish Updates for those weeks.


Confirmations

… will take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.


Parish summer camp

Our fifth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake. The camp will take place from July 26 to 30. Costs 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)

Cheques can be written to “Knights of Columbus, Council 16076.” Cash, credit card, and debit are also accepted. For more information, please contact Wojciech Szuminski at 604-418-8084.

RIP: Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Roussin, SM

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Roussin, who passed away in Winnipeg on April 24, at the age of 75.

Archbishop Roussin, who led the Archdiocese of Vancouver from 2004 to 2009, has a special place in the history of our parish: on July 1, 2008, he established Holy Family as a personal parish dedicated to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (see his Decree of Establishment here).

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Mass schedule

Monday, April 20
Feria in Paschaltide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 21
St. Anselm
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 22
Sts. Soter and Caius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 23
Feria in Paschaltide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 24
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 25
St. Mark
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 26
Third Sunday after Easter
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass | Music Program

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Schedule changes

There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 20, as Fr. Uy is still away.

Fr. Geddes will be away from Monday, May 18, to Friday, May 22, for his annual retreat, and from Tuesday, May 26, to Thursday, June 4, to attend the priestly ordinations in Nebraska. Fr. Uy will be away from Monday, June 15, to Friday, June 19, for his annual retreat. Changes to Mass times will be announced in the bulletin and Parish Updates for those weeks.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

… at Holy Family will hold its first official meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Kolping Room. For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or Fr. Uy at 604-255-5026 or assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


Young Adults

… will meet on Saturday, April 25. More information will be sent out through email from Fr. Uy.


Marriage and Family course

The next session in Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family will be held from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available on our parish website. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


Sung Masses

… on Friday, May 1, for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and on Thursday, May 14, for the feast of the Ascension. Both Masses will be at 7:30 p.m.


Project Advance 2015

… will start on Sunday, May 3. Donations will be accepted after both Masses and also before the 10:30 Mass that day and on the following Sundays.


Introductory class on the Traditional Latin Mass

… in the Kolping Room after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3, hosted by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. All are welcome, especially newcomers and visitors to Holy Family.

Topics will include: Why is the Mass in Latin? Why doesn’t the priest face the people? Why is there so much silence? We will also discuss how to “actively participate” at the Traditional Latin Mass, and how to follow the Mass using the hand missals (such as the Baronius Press missal shown above) and the Ecclesia Dei “Red Book.”


May Crowning and procession

… will take place on Sunday, May 10, following the 10:30 Mass.


Confirmations

… will take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.


Parish summer camp

Our fifth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake. The camp will take place from July 26 to 30. Costs 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)

Cheques can be written to “Knights of Columbus, Council 16076.” Cash, credit card, and debit are also accepted. For more information, please contact Wojciech Szuminski at 604-418-8084.

Mass schedule

Monday, April 13
St. Hermenegild
No Mass today

Tuesday, April 14
St. Justin
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 15
Feria in Paschaltide
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 16
Feria in Paschaltide
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 17
Feria in Paschaltide
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 18
Saturday of Our Lady
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 19
Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass | Music Program

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Thank you!

Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy would like to thank all those who helped make Holy Week beautiful and edifying. A lot of work goes into preparing the church itself and the liturgical ceremonies, requiring many people to put in long hours. Thank you for your many sacrifices.


Schedule changes

Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy will be away from April 13 to 17 for their annual FSSP recollection in Nebraska. There will be no Mass at Holy Family on Monday, April 13, but Fr. Pablo Santa Maria Watson will offer Mass at 9 a.m. from Tuesday to Friday.

Fr. Uy will also be away until April 20, so there will be only one Mass on Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m., and no confessions during both Masses on Sunday, April 19.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

… at Holy Family will hold its first official meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Kolping Room. For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or Fr. Uy at 604-255-5026 or assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


Marriage and Family course

The next session in Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family will be held from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available on our parish website. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


Introductory class on the Traditional Latin Mass

… in the Kolping Room after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3, hosted by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. All are welcome, especially newcomers and visitors to Holy Family.

Topics will include: Why is the Mass in Latin? Why doesn’t the priest face the people? Why is there so much silence? We will also discuss how to “actively participate” at the Traditional Latin Mass, and how to follow the Mass using the hand missals and the Ecclesia Dei “Red Book.”


Confirmations

… will take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.


Parish summer camp

Our fifth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake. The camp will take place from July 26 to 30. Costs 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)

Cheques can be written to “Knights of Columbus, Council 16076.” Cash, credit card, and debit are also accepted. For more information, please contact Wojciech Szuminski at 604-418-8084.


Accommodations needed

Former Holy Family parishioners Francis and Lisa Furlong are moving back to British Columbia this summer and are looking for a place to rent. If you have or know of a place that can accommodate them as well as two inside cats and a small dog for around $850 a month beginning August 1, you can contact them at kelcca@yahoo.com. Thank you for your help.

Mass schedule

Monday, April 6
Easter Monday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 7
Easter Tuesday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 8
Easter Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 9
Easter Thursday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 10
Easter Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 11
Easter Saturday
9 a.m. Low Mass
1 p.m. Nuptial Mass of Chris Aguilar and Karina Genio

Sunday, April 12
Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass | Music Program

Mass schedule

Monday, March 30
Monday in Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday in Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 1
Wednesday in Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 2
Maundy Thursday
7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
7:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass followed by adoration until midnight | Music Program

Friday, April 3
Good Friday
7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified | Music Program

Saturday, April 4
Holy Saturday
7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae
10 p.m. Easter Vigil | Music Program

Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. Solemn High Mass | Music Program

Changes to confession times

Please note the following changes over the coming week:
  • Holy Wednesday evening, April 1. No adoration or confessions due to the Chrism Mass.
  • Sacred Triduum, April 2-4. No confessions before any of the liturgies due to preparations.
  • Good Friday, April 3. After the Mass of the Presanctified, Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy will hear confessions for as long as necessary.
  • Easter Sunday, April 5. Confessions before both Masses.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 23
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 24
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 25
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass | Music Program

Thursday, March 26
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 27
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 28
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 29
Palm Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass | Music Program

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Feast of the Annunciation

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, for the feast of the Annunciation.


Altar servers

… will meet on Saturday, March 28, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.


40 Days for Life Campaign

… began on February 18 and continues till March 29. Holy Family has been assigned Saturday, March 28, for our 24-hour vigil outside Women’s Hospital.


Sacred Triduum schedule

  • Maundy Thursday, April 2: 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae; 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight
  • Good Friday, April 3: 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae; 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross; 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified
  • Holy Saturday, April 4: 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae; 10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Rev. Mr. Philipp Faschinger, FSSP, a deacon from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, will be here to help us with the Sacred Triduum liturgies.


Divine Mercy Sunday potluck

… after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on April 12, which is also the Octave Day of Easter. If you plan to attend, please bring finger foods that can be shared with others.


Marriage and Family course

The next session in Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family will be held from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available on our parish website. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 16
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

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

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

Friday, March 20
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 21
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 22
Passion Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass | Music Program

Mass schedule

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

Tuesday, March 10
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 11
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 12
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 13
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 14
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 15
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, March 2
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 3
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 4
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 5
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 6
Feria of Lent (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
11 a.m. Funeral of Fay Lesueur
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass, followed by Adoration until 10 p.m.

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

Sunday, March 8
Third Sunday of Lent
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 Low Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, March 7, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 7:40 a.m., with devotions to the Immaculate Heart at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 9 a.m.


Parish Lenten recollection

… on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is open to everyone. Please bring your own lunch. Children below Confirmation age will have a separate talk in the school.


Annual Lenten Meal

… will take place in the hall on Sunday, March 15 (Laetare Sunday), after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Proceeds will go to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter 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 in the foyer of the church so we have an idea how many people plan to attend.


Upcoming High Masses

… at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, for the feast of St. Joseph, and Wednesday, March 25, for the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


40 Days for Life Campaign

… began on February 18 and continues till March 29. We encourage parishioners to take part in two ways:

  • As an individual, you may offer to God forty days of prayer and sacrifice, seeking His blessing on an end to abortion in Canada.
  • Those who are willing and able may commit to an hour or more of silent prayer and witness at a vigil outside Women’s Hospital, at the corner of West 29th Avenue and Heather Street, Vancouver.

Holy Family has been assigned Saturday, March 28, for our 24-hour vigil outside Women’s Hospital. Specific hours may be chosen after Mass on March 15 and 22.

More information is found on the blue sheet in the foyer of the church. Thank you for helping with this important endeavour to end abortion in Canada.


Sacred Triduum schedule

  • Maundy Thursday, April 2: 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae; 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight
  • Good Friday, April 3: 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae; 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross; 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified
  • Holy Saturday, April 4: 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae; 10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Rev. Mr. Philipp Faschinger, FSSP, a deacon from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, will be here to help us with the Sacred Triduum liturgies.

Mass schedule

Monday, February 23
Chair of St. Peter
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Tuesday, February 24
St. Matthias
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, February 25
Ember Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, February 26
Feria in Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, February 27
Ember Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, February 28
Ember Saturday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23, for this important feast for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.


Young Adults

… will meet in the at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, for the rosary, a talk, and a Holy Hour.


Hot dog sale and VTMS book sale

… in the hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 1. Proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, a program of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society.


Introductory class on the Traditional Latin Mass

… in the Kolping Room after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 1, hosted by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. All are welcome, especially newcomers and visitors to Holy Family.

Topics will include: Why is the Mass in Latin? Why doesn’t the priest face the people? Why is there so much silence? We will also discuss how to “actively participate” at the Traditional Latin Mass, and how to follow the Mass using the hand missals and the Ecclesia Dei “Red Book.”


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will take place in the school on the following Sundays: March 1, 15, and 22.


Marriage and Family course

Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family runs from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. in the school classroom every Sunday. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome). For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


Parish Lenten recollection

… from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. More information will be forthcoming.

Mass schedule

Monday, February 16
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Wednesday, February 18
Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
12 noon Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Thursday, February 19
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, February 20
Friday after Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, February 21
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, February 22
First Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fat Tuesday

“Fat Tuesday” or “Shrove Tuesday” is the day before Ash Wednesday. This year it falls on February 17. We will pray the rosary in the church at 6 p.m., followed by a pancake dinner in the hall at 6:30.

Please contact Brent Marcotte at 604-575-3945 if you can help set up, clean up, or flip a few pancakes. Also, please sign up in the foyer of the church after Mass so we know how much food to prepare.


Ash Wednesday

… falls on February 18. There will be blessing and imposition of ashes at all three Masses on this day:

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

40 Days for Life Campaign

… will run from February 18 to March 29. We encourage parishioners to take part. As an individual, you may offer to God forty days of prayer and sacrifice, seeking His blessing on an end to abortion in Canada. Those who are willing and able may commit to an hour or more of silent prayer and witness at a vigil outside Women’s Hospital, at the corner of West 29th Avenue and Heather Street, Vancouver. Holy Family will be assigned a special day for this vigil (to be announced later). More information is found on the blue sheet in the foyer of the church.


Friday schedule during Lent

Every Friday in Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. followed by Mass at 7:30. There will be no 9 a.m. Mass.


Young Ladies Society

… will meet on Saturday, February 21, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m.


Altar Servers

… will meet on Saturday, February 21, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m.


Marriage and Family course

Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family began on February 15 and will run from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. For more information or to register, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


FSSP mission trip to Peru

The fourth annual St. Francis Xavier mission trip of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will take place in summer 2015. Two age groups will be going to Piura, Peru: 16-21 years (July 28 to August 10) and 21+ (August 14-24). More information can be found at www.sfxmission.com.

Fundraising will begin soon. If you are interested in participating in the mission, please contact Fr. Geddes or Bernadette Bonner (bonner.bernadette@gmail.com).


Confirmations

… will take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.


Our parish summer camp

… will take place from Sunday, July 26, to Thursday, July 30. More information will be forthcoming.


Camp St. Peter

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is hosting a two-week outdoor summer camp for boys ages 13 to 15 at Custer State Park, South Dakota, from August 14 to 26. For more information, please click here.


Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece

Fr. Pablo Santa Maria of Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece, following in the footsteps of St. Paul, St. John, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The dates for the pilgrimage are from October 18 to 28, inclusive. For more information, please contact Susan Kotnik at 604-465-6911 or email susankotnik@gmail.com.

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