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, 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

Mass schedule

Monday, January 5
Feria in Christmastide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, January 6
Feast of the Epiphany
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Wednesday, January 7
Feria after the Epiphany
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, January 8
Feria after the Epiphany
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, January 9
Feria after the Epiphany
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, January 10
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, January 11
The Holy Family
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Epiphany

There will be a Sung Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, for the feast of the Epiphany.


Young Adults

… will meet on Saturday, January 10, with Fr. Uy.


Parish potluck

… in the hall after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, January 11, the feast of the Holy Family. Please contact Grace Popil at 604-380-1130.


Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, for this feast of Our Lord.


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 sessions will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: January 17, 24, and 31.


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).

Mass schedule

Monday, December 29
Day within the Octave of the Nativitiy
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, December 30
Day within the Octave of the Nativitiy
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, December 31
Day within the Octave of the Nativitiy
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, January 
Octave Day of the Nativity
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Friday, January 2
Feria in Christmastide
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass (First Friday), followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, January 3
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, January 4
Most Holy Name of Jesus
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

New Year schedule

On Wednesday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by a social. The Adoration will be offered for our parish families, growth in grace, financial success, health, and good deaths for those who will pass away during the coming year. Please bring finger food to share. The Sunday schedule will be followed on January 1.


First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 2, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, January 3, 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 Christmas party

… on Saturday, January 3, at Traditional Learning Academy.


Christmas/New Year’s Square Dance

… on Saturday, January 3, in the parish hall, with live music from Chris Suen’s Old Time string band “Shout White Dragon.” Entrance is by donation. Doors open at 6:30 pm; dancing begins at 7 pm. This is for all ages. No experience necessary! A concession will also be available with drinks and light snacks.

Feel free to contact Chris Suen or Bernadette Bonner if you have any questions: christopher.e.suen@gmail.com or bonner.bernadette@gmail.com.


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 sessions will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: January 3, 17, 24, and 31.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will be held on Sunday, January 4 and 18.


Epiphany

There will be a Sung Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, for the feast of the Epiphany.


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).

Mass schedule

Monday, December 22
Greater Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, December 23
Greater Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, December 24
Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, December 25
Nativity of Our Lord
12 a.m. Midnight Mass
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Friday, December 26
St. Stephen
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, December 27
St. John the Evangelist
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, December 28
Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Christmas carolling

Join our families in carolling the neighbourhood of Holy Family on Monday, December 22, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Neighbours will be notified that we are doing this to collect non-perishable food items to support our parish families and the needy. Please meet at the church around 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-575-3945.


Christmas schedule

The Masses for Thursday, December 25, are as follows:

  • 12 a.m., Midnight Mass
  • 8 a.m., Dawn Mass
  • 10:30 a.m., Day Mass

There will be socials after the Midnight Mass and the Day Mass.


Fr. Flood’s visit

Please welcome Fr. Eric Flood, FSSP, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s North American District Superior, who will be visiting Holy Family from December 26 to 30.


New Year schedule

On Wednesday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by a social. The Adoration will be offered for our parish families, growth in grace, financial success, health, and good deaths for those who will pass away during the coming year. Please bring finger food to share. The Sunday schedule will be followed on January 1.


Christmas/New Year’s Square Dance

… on Saturday, January 3, 2015, in the parish hall, with live music from Chris Suen’s Old Time string band “Shout White Dragon.” Entrance is by donation. Doors open at 6:30 pm; dancing begins at 7 pm. This is for all ages. No experience necessary! A concession will also be available with drinks and light snacks.

Feel free to contact Chris Suen or Bernadette Bonner if you have any questions: christopher.e.suen@gmail.com or bonner.bernadette@gmail.com.


Gaudete Sunday raffle winners

Congratulations to Vikki Freckelton, who won the grand prize, a framed print donated by Artimage Gallery, and to Adriana Fogale, who won the second-prize gift basket! The draw was held during the Gaudete Sunday festivities on December 14.

The raffle and silent auction raised a total of $3,260, which will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, a program of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. Thanks to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success!


New from the VTMS bookstore

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society has four copies of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary published by Baronius Press. The price is $30 each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The VTMS has also ordered 10 copies of the Catholic Trivia Traditional Version game. It contains two decks, each with 250 cards. Our price is $25 each, on a first-come, first-served basis (six left!).

To reserve your copies, please contact David Reid at cascadura@telus.net.


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).

Mass schedule

Monday, December 15
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, December 16
St. Eusebius
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, December 17
Ember Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, December 18
Greater Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, December 19
Ember Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, December 20
Ember Saturday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Church decorating

… for Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 20, after the 9 a.m. Mass. All men and women are welcome to help!


Altar servers

… will meet on Saturday, December 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.


Young Ladies Society

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


Christmas schedule

The Masses for Thursday, December 25, are as follows:

  • 12 a.m., Midnight Mass
  • 8 a.m., Dawn Mass
  • 10:30 a.m., Day Mass

There will be socials after the Midnight Mass and the Day Mass.


New Year schedule

On Wednesday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by a social. The Adoration will be offered for our parish families, growth in grace, financial success, health, and good deaths for those who will pass away during the coming year. Please bring finger food to share. The Sunday schedule will be followed on January 1.


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).

Mass schedule

Monday, December 8
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Tuesday, December 9
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, December 10
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, December 11
St. Damasus I
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, December 12
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, December 13
St. Lucy
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, December 14
Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, for this important feast of Our Lady.


Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Next Sunday, December 14, is Gaudete Sunday. If you have items for the silent auction, please give them to Margie Mackey (604 506-4626) or one of the Fathers this week.

Tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle will be available before and after the Masses next Sunday, up to just before the draw.

The raffle first prize will be a framed limited edition print (with certificate) titled Caught by Light, by Penticton-based artist Terry Isaac (donated by Artimage Gallery, Vancouver; 37.75 x 29 in; approximately $1,200 value). Second prize will be a gift basket with a box of chocolates, two bottles of wine, and a $150 restaurant gift card.

All funds raised from the auction and raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.


Gaudete Sunday talent show

Can you sing? Play an instrument? Whistle or recite poetry? Please participate in our Gaudete Sunday talent show on Sunday, December 14, after the High Mass. To sign up or for more information, please contact Fr. Geddes.


New Year schedule

On Wednesday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by a social. The Adoration will be offered for our parish families, growth in grace, financial success, health, and good deaths for those who will pass away during the coming year. Please bring finger food to share. The Sunday schedule will be followed on January 1.

Mass schedule

Monday, December 1
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, December 2
St. Bibiana
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, December 3
St. Francis Xavier
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, December 4
St. Peter Chrysologus
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, December 5
Feria of Advent
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, December 6
St. Nicholas
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, December 7
Second Sunday of Advent
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, December 5, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, December 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 at noon on Saturday, December 6, at Traditional Learning Academy.


Catechism course

Fr. Geddes will be teaching a catechism course using the Symbolon program as an outline. The course will go into greater depth using other resources. It will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on six Saturdays: December 6 and 20, and January 3, 17, 24, and 31.

Registration is required. Participants are requested to make a donation of $20 to the parish.


Feast of the Immaculate Conception

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, for this important feast of Our Lady.


Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Gaudete Sunday falls on December 14 this year, and once again the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is requesting donations of new or as-new items for our annual silent auction. Lightly used items are requested as this is not a flea market. You can give your donated items to Margie Mackey (604 506-4626) or one of the Fathers. There will be several items auctioned by live auction, so the day promises to be a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause!

Tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle will be available before and after the Sunday Masses during the coming weeks. Please pick up several sheets to sell to friends.

The raffle first prize will be a framed limited edition print (with certificate) titled Caught by Light, by Penticton-based artist Terry Isaac (donated by Artimage Gallery, Vancouver; 37.75 x 29 in; approximately $1,200 value). Second prize will be a gift basket with a box of chocolates, two bottles of wine, and a $150 restaurant gift card.

All funds raised from the auction and raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.


Gaudete Sunday talent show

Can you sing? Play an instrument? Whistle or recite poetry? Please participate in our Gaudete Sunday talent show on Sunday, December 14, after the High Mass. To sign up or for more information, please contact Fr. Geddes.

Mass schedule

Monday, November 24
St. John of the Cross
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, November 25
St. Catherine of Alexandria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, November 26
St. Sylvester
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, November 27
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

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

Saturday, November 29
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, November 30
First Sunday of Advent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Holy Family Knights inaugural dinner

The new Knights of Columbus Fr. Kenneth Walker Council 160761 at Holy Family Parish will hold its inaugural dinner in the church hall on Saturday, November 29, at 7 p.m. All parishioners are welcome.

Tickets are $25 per person ($10 for Holy Family Parish Knights of Columbus members) and can be purchased from Fr. Geddes or at the door before the dinner. For more details, please email Brent Marcotte at brent.marcotte@gmail.com.


Youth Group

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


Catechism course

Fr. Geddes will be teaching a catechism course using the Symbolon program as an outline. The course will go into greater depth using other resources. It will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on six Saturdays: December 6 and 20, and January 3, 17, 24, and 31.

Registration is required. Participants are requested to make a donation of $20 to the parish.


Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Gaudete Sunday falls on December 14 this year, and once again the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is requesting donations of new or as-new items for our annual silent auction. Lightly used items are requested as this is not a flea market. You can give your donated items to Margie Mackey (604 506-4626) or one of the Fathers. There will be several items auctioned by live auction, so the day promises to be a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause!

Tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle will be available before and after the Sunday Masses during the coming weeks. Please pick up several sheets to sell to friends.

The raffle first prize will be a framed limited edition print (with certificate) titled Caught by Light, by Penticton-based artist Terry Isaac (donated by Artimage Gallery, Vancouver; 37.75 x 29 in; approximately $1,200 value). Second prize will be a gift basket with a box of chocolates, two bottles of wine, and a $150 restaurant gift card.

All funds raised from the auction and raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.


Gaudete Sunday talent show

Can you sing? Play an instrument? Whistle or recite poetry? Please participate in our Gaudete Sunday talent show on Sunday, December 14, after the High Mass. To sign up or for more information, please contact Fr. Geddes.

Mass schedule

Monday, November 17
St. Gregory the Wonderworker
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, November 18
No Mass (clergy study days)

Wednesday, November 19
No Mass (clergy study days)

Thursday, November 20
No Mass (clergy study days)

Friday, November 21
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, November 22
St. Cecilia
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. High Mass [updated]

Sunday, November 23
Last Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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