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, September 15
Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass

Tuesday, September 16
Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 17
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 18
St. Joseph of Cupertino
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 19
St. Januarius and Companions
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, September 20
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 21
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Welcome to Holy Family

The following video by Holy Family parishioner Clayton Long features highlights from Passiontide at Holy Family earlier this year.

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Solemn High Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15. The celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Heffernan, FSSP, assistant administrator at North American Martyrs, the FSSP apostolate in Seattle.

Fr. Heffernan spent a few weeks with us at Holy Family during his diaconate year (in summer 2013). He was ordained to the priesthood in Omaha, Nebraska, last May 31 and will give First Blessings after the Mass on the 15th. A light reception in the hall will follow the Mass. If you plan to attend, please bring a small plate of finger food to share.


Young Ladies Society

… will meet on Saturday, September 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. All young ladies from 10 to 17 are encouraged to attend.


Altar servers

… will meet on Saturday, September 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. After lunch, we will learn to how change brake pads in a car.


Young Adults

… will meet a 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, beginning with the Rosary followed by a talk by Fr. Uy.


Fr. Geddes will be away

… for a wedding from September 25 to 29.


High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.


VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting at Holy Family at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Christopher Malloy of the Theology Department at the University of Dallas, whose topic will be “Mary Co-Redemptrix.” Dr. Malloy’s curriculum vitae can be found here. He also maintains a blog called Theological Flint.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and talk, but only members may vote. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church or email David Reid at cascadura@telus.net so we know how much food to prepare.


Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.


Confraternity of St. Peter

A ceremony for all member of the Confraternity of St. Peter will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 19. During this ceremony, all members will recite the prayer of the Confraternity kneeling at the communion rail, and they will receive a blessing. Please bring your certificate to the Mass.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, September 9
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 10
St. Nicholas of Tolentino
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 11
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 12
Holy Name of Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, September 13
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 14
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Young Adults

… will meet for a barbecue on Saturday, September 13, at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove. More information will be sent through email.


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.

(There will be Confirmations in 2015, since a number of candidates came forward after last Sunday’s announcement to the contrary.)


High Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15. The celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Heffernan, FSSP, assistant administrator at North American Martyrs, the FSSP apostolate in Seattle.

Fr. Heffernan spent a few weeks with us at Holy Family during his diaconate year (in summer 2013). He was ordained to the priesthood in Omaha, Nebraska, last May 31 and will give First Blessings after the Mass on the 15th.


High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.


VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting at Holy Family at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Christopher Malloy of the Theology Department at the University of Dallas, whose topic will be “Mary Co-Redemptrix.” Dr. Malloy’s curriculum vitae can be found here. He also maintains a blog called Theological Flint.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and talk, but only members may vote. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church or email David Reid at cascadura@telus.net so we know how much food to prepare.


Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 1
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, September 2
St. Stephen of Hungary
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 3
St. Pius X
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 4
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 5
St. Lawrence Justinian
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass (First Friday) followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 6
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 7
Thirteenth 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, September 5, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, September 6, 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, September 6, at Traditional Learning Academy.


 

Young Adults

… will meet for a social on Saturday, September 13. More information will be sent through email.


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.


High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.

Daily Mass at Holy Family summer camp

Daily Mass was a central feature of our summer camp at Fintry Lake last July 20-24. Thanks to Holy Family parishioner Carl Wolkenstein for these photos.


 

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

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