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, August 22
Immaculate Heart of Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 23
St. Philip Benizi
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 24
St. Bartholomew
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, August 25
St. Louis IX
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 26
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, August 27
St. Joseph Calasance
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, August 28
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Modified Mass schedule next week

There will be no 9 a.m. Mass from Monday, August 22, to Friday, August 26, and no 7 a.m. Mass on Saturday, August 27.

Mass schedule changes

There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19.

Mass schedule

Monday, August 15
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass, followed by Compline

Tuesday, August 16
St. Joachim
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 17
St. Hyacinth
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, August 18
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass [cancelled]

Friday, August 19
St. John Eudes
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass [cancelled]

Saturday, August 20
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, August 21
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, August 8
St. John Mary Vianney
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 9
Vigil of St. Laurence
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 10
St. Laurence
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, August 11
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 12
St. Clare
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, August 13
Saturday of Our Lady
9 a.m. Low Mass
4 p.m. Sung Requiem Mass

Sunday, August 14
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Assumption of Our Lady

There will be a Sung Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15, for the feast of the Assumption. Compline will be sung right after the Mass. Please note that there will be no 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family on this day.

“Knights’ Night”

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Family are sponsoring a men’s night, “A Knights’ Night with Beer and Burgers,” on Saturday, August 13, starting with Mass at 4 p.m. All men of the parish are invited. The cost is $10 for a beer, burger, and salad; afterwards it’s $4 for beer and $4 for burgers.

We will have a wide variety of beers to tempt your taste buds and chase down our legendary burgers. There will be bocce, card tables, poker, and good ol’-fashioned chinwagging. Festivities begin at 5:45.

Please email Tim Bonner at tim.bonner@shaw.ca by August 10 to let us know if you are coming. There will also be a sign-up sheet in the foyer of the church on Sunday.

Mass schedule

Monday, August 1
Holy Maccabees
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, August 2
St. Alphonsus Liguori
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, August 3
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, August 4
St. Dominic
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, August 5
Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 6
Transfiguration of Our Lord
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. High Mass

Sunday, August 7
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Transfiguration of Our Lord

On Saturday, August 6, there will be a High Mass at 9 a.m. There will also be a Low Mass at 7 a.m.

First Friday

On August 5, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m.

Mass schedule

Monday, July 25
St. James the Greater
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 26
St. Anne
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 27
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 28
Sts. Nazarius and Celsus
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 29
St. Martha
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, July 30
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 31
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, July 18
St. Camillus de Lellis
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 19
St. Vincent de Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 20
St. Jerome Emiliani
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 21
St. Laurence of Brindisi
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 22
St. Mary Magdalene
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, July 23
St. Apollinaris
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 24
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Modified Mass schedule next week

Due to the parish summer camp next week, there will be no 9 a.m. Mass from Monday, July 18, to Thursday, July 21. Mass on these days will be at 7 a.m. only.

Mass schedule

Monday, July 11
St. Pius I
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 12
St. John Gualbert
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 13
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 14
St. Bonaventure
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 15
St. Henry
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, July 16
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 17
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Holy Family at eight

Thanks to Claire Phillips for these photos of the Solemn High Mass offered on July 1, 2016, the feast of the Precious Blood and the eighth anniversary of the establishment of Holy Family as a personal parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP,  was the celebrant; Fr. Brian McDonnell, FSSP, the deacon; and Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP, the subdeacon. The Mass was followed by our annual parish picnic, which featured a roast pig, a dunk tank, ball hockey, square dancing, a jello-eating contest, and an evening barbecue, with clergy and parishioners praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the church at 3 p.m.

Flashback
Inaugural Mass, July 1, 2008 | Decree of Establishment

Mass schedule

Monday, July 4
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, July 5
St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 6
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, July 7
Sts. Cyril and Methodius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 8
St. Elizabeth of Portugal
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Sunday, July 10
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Farewell reception for Fr. McDonnell (updated)

There will be a farewell reception for Fr. McDonnell after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, July 10, Father’s last Sunday at Holy Family. Please bring a dish to share. A sign-up sheet is found in the foyer of the church. Please sign up by Wednesday, July 6, indicating your name, number of people, and the dish you will bring. We have lots of desserts, so main dishes and salads would be most welcome.

You can also sign up by email by writing to socials@holyfamilyvancouver.ca. For more information, please phone Marilen at 604-608-3552.

Mass schedule

Monday, June 27
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, June 28
Vigil of Sts. Peter and Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, June 29
Sts. Peter and Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass | Music Program | Recessional

Thursday, June 30
Commemoration of St. Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 1
Most Precious Blood of Jesus
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass | Music Program | Recessional

Saturday, July 2
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 3
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

A thank-you letter from the seminary

Dear Father Geddes and Parishioners of Holy Family,

I wish to thank you for generously inviting seminarians to spend their summer apostolate at Holy Family Parish and for assisting them in their travel expenses.

Seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary are required to spend one month each summer working in an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in order to help them in their pastoral formation.

The time spent at Holy Family allows them to experience parish life first-hand and to prepare them for the day, God willing, when they will enter the parish as a newly ordained priest.

I am pleased that the seminarians who go to Holy Family are able to take away much to aid them in their priestly formation.

May God reward you for your kindness and generosity in hosting multiple seminarians every summer!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. William Lawrence, FSSP
Director of Seminarian Apostolates
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. There will also be two Low Masses, at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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