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, 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

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

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

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

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.

Mass schedule

Monday, February 9
St. Cyril
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, February 10
St. Scholastica
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, February 11
Our Lady of Lourdes
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Friday, February 13
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, February 14
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, February 15
Quinquagesima
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, February 2
Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Tuesday, February 3
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, February 4
St. Andrew Corsini
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, February 5
St. Agatha
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, February 6
St. Titus (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass, followed by Exposition, with Benediction at 10 p.m.

Saturday, February 7
St. Romuald
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Candlemas

There will be a High Mass with blessing of candles at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2, for the feast of the Purification of Our Lady (Candlemas).


Forty Hours devotion

… will take place until Tuesday, February 3. We need at least two persons per hour, but ideally we would have more.


First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, February 7, 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 on Saturday, February 7, at Traditional Learning Academy.


Marriage and Family course (new schedule)

Fr. Uy will be teaching a catechism course on Marriage and the Family from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. starting Sunday, February 15. Beginning with the Book of Genesis, the discussions will focus on: (1) God’s plan for the family, (2) differences between and the complementary nature of members of the family, and (3) dealing with problems that the modern family faces daily, such as political correctness and abuse of modern media, which wear away on Christian virtues.

In a society that has turned away from the compass of the Natural Law, families are increasingly confused about how to work together to become saints. This course is designed for all members of the family 13 years and older. More mature issues will be discussed with those 18 and older in a separate session.

For more information or to register, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.


Confirmations

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


Our parish summer camp

… will take place from Monday, July 27, to Thursday, July 30. More information will be forthcoming.

Mass schedule

Monday, January 26
St. Polycarp
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, January 27
St. John Chrysostom
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, January 28
St. Peter Nolasco
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, January 29
St. Francis de Sales
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, January 30
St. Martina
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, January 31
St. John Bosco
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, February 1
Septuagesima
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Ladies’ social

The next ladies’ social will be on Saturday, January 31, at 10 a.m. There will be a potluck brunch, so please feel free to bring what you would like to share. One of the Fathers will give a talk. All women from the parish are invited for an enjoyable time and the opportunity to meet and get to know one another.

Please email Sarah at sarah.bjorgaard@gmail.com if you have any questions, or to let her know you are coming and what dish you will be bringing. Please sign up in the vestibule of the church.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

The next classes will be held on February 1 and 15, and March 1, 15, and 22.


Forty Hours devotion

… will begin Monday, February 2. Please sign up in the foyer of the church. We need at least two persons per hour, but ideally we would have more.


Marriage and Family course

Fr. Uy will be teaching a catechism course on Marriage and the Family beginning Saturday, February 14, at 10 a.m. The course is projected to have six 1.5-hour sessions, which will be held every other Saturday. Beginning with the Book of Genesis, the discussions will focus on: (1) God’s plan for the family, (2) differences between and the complementary nature of members of the family, and (3) dealing with problems that the modern family faces daily, such as political correctness and abuse of modern media, which wear away on Christian virtues.

In a society that has turned away from the compass of the Natural Law, families are increasingly confused about how to work together to become saints. This course is designed for all members of the family. More mature issues will be discussed with those 18 and older in one session.

For more information or to register, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.

 

Mass schedule

Monday, January 19
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, January 20
Sts. Fabian and Sebastian
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, January 21
St. Agnes
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, January 22
Sts. Vincent and Anastasius
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, January 23
St. Raymond of Penafort
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, January 24
St. Timothy
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, January 25
Third Sunday after Epiphany
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Symbolon

Fr. Geddes is teaching a catechism course using the Symbolon program as an outline. The course goes into greater depth using other resources. The remaining session will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on January 24. There will be no class on January 31.


Young Adults

… will meet on Saturday, January 24, for a social.


Forty Hours devotion

… will begin Monday, February 2. Please sign up in the foyer of the church. We need at least two persons per hour, but ideally we would have more.


Chartres Pilgrimage

Join students from Traditional Learning Academy and Redeemer Pacific College on the annual Chartres Pilgrimage in Europe from May 20 to June 2. The two-week pilgrimage will begin in Paris and end in Turin, and will include a special visit to the Shroud of Turin during its extraordinary exhibition. Contact John or Natalie: info@oc-travel.com or 778-655-0387.


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.

Mass schedule

Monday, January 12
Feria after the First Sunday after Epiphany
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, January 13
Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Wednesday, January 14
St. Hilary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, January 15
St. Paul, the First Hermit
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, January 16
St. Marcellus I
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, January 17
St. Anthony, Abbot
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, January 18
Second Sunday after Epiphany
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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