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

Tuesday, December 12
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Thursday, December 14
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Saturday, December 16
St. Eusebius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, December 17
Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Epiphany house blessings

Please sign up in the foyer of the church if you would like to have one of the Fathers come to bless your home. The suggested offering is $10, which goes to the parish. The blessings will take place on January 6-13 only.

Christmas and New Year schedule

The Masses for Monday, 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.

The Sunday schedule will be followed on Monday, January 1: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass and 10:30 a.m. High Mass.

An evening of Christmas carolling

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul would like to invite our parish family for an evening of Christmas carolling on Saturday, December 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., in order to collect food and goods for the needy of the parish. We will meet in the hall at 7:00 for a short rehearsal, and then begin our evening around the church block. Song books will be provided. Hot chocolate, coffee, and popcorn will be served afterwards. Any other shared treats are welcome.

Christmas toy swap

Please bring your unwanted toys, books, clothes, or household items in good condition to donate to the swap on Sunday, December 10, and Sunday, December 17, and take home any items you’d like to use for Christmas gifts yourself. Items to be regifted should be brought to display in the downstairs classroom in the parish school building, first door on the right. Thanks for participating! All items left over will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.

Mass schedule

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

Tuesday, December 5
Feria of Advent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, December 6
St. Nicholas
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, December 7
St. Ambrose
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, December 8
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass

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

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

Archdiocesan pro-life Mass

On Saturday, December 2, there will be Adoration at 7:40 am with First Saturday devotions at 8:30 followed by a Pro-Life Mass at 9:00. A light reception will take place in the school after Mass, followed by prayers in the church for the intentions of the Pro-Life Group of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. All are welcome to join us!

Modified Mass schedule

There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Friday, December 1, as Fr. Orlowski will be away. However, we will still have the 7 a.m. Low Mass as well as the 7:30 p.m. High Mass for First Friday, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 9:30 p.m.

Mass schedule

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

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

Wednesday, November 29
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, November 30
St. Andrew
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, December 1
Feria (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2
St. Bibiana
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass (Archdiocesan Pro-Life Mass)

Sunday, December 3
First Sunday of Advent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Parish mission schedule

Fr. Shannon Collins will be celebrating the High Mass on Sunday, December 3, and all the 9 a.m. Low Masses from December 4 to 7 (Monday to Thursday). There will be confessions before all Masses, as well as an hour before each Evening Mission Conference and for as long as needed after each conference. For a detailed schedule, please pick up a copy of the poster in the church foyer or view it online.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that Fr. Collins will be staying an extra day for the Solemn High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at which he will preach the sermon.

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Mass schedule

Monday, November 20
St. Felix of Valois
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, November 21
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, November 22
St. Cecilia
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, November 23
St. Clement I
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

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

Sunday, November 26
Last Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, November 13
St. Didacus
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, November 14
St. Josaphat
No Mass

Wednesday, November 15
St. Albert the Great
No Mass

Thursday, November 16
St. Gertrude the Great
No Mass

Friday, November 17
St. Gregory the Wonderworker
No Mass

Saturday, November 18
Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, November 19
Resumed Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Modified Mass schedule

There will be no Masses from Tuesday to Friday, November 14 to 17, as the Fathers will be away for the Diocesan Clergy Study Week. There will also be no Holy Hour on Wednesday evening, November 15.

Advent candles

Una Voce Canada will be selling 100% beeswax Advent candles in the hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday until December. Tea lights, pillars, and other candles will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian Traditional seminarians, a program of Una Voce Canada.

Mass schedule

Monday, November 6
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Wednesday, November 8
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, November 9
Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Saviour
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, November 10
St. Andrew Avellino
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, November 11
St. Martin of Tours
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, November 12
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

First Friday and First Saturday

On Friday, November 3, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 9:30 p.m. There will also be a Low Mass at 7 a.m. only (none at 9 a.m.).

On Saturday, November 4, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

Mass schedule

Monday, October 30
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, October 31
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, November 1
All Saints Day
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Thursday, November 2
Commemoration of All Souls
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass
12 noon Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Friday, November 3
Feria (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 4
St. Charles Borromeo
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, November 5
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Indulgences for the Poor Souls

On all the days from November 1 though November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.

Also, on All Souls’ Day, November 2, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo.

Conditions for both indulgences:

  • Only one plenary indulgence can be granted on each day.
  • It is necessary to be in the state of grace, at least by completion of the prescribed work (visiting a cemetery or visiting a parish church).
  • Freedom from attachment to sin, even venial sin, is necessary; otherwise the indulgence is only partial. (By this is meant attachment to a particular sin, not sin in general.)
  • Holy Communion must be received each time the indulgence is sought.
  • Prayers must be recited for the intentions of the Holy Father on each day the indulgence is sought. (No particular prayers are prescribed. One Our Father and one Hail Mary will suffice, or other suitable prayers.)
  • A sacramental confession must he made within a week of completion of the prescribed work. (One confession made during the week, with the intention of gaining all the indulgences, will suffice.)

All Saints and All Souls Mass schedule

  • Wednesday, November 1, All Saints Day — Low Mass at 7 and 9 a.m.; High Mass at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2, All Souls Day — Low Mass at 7 and 9 a.m. and 12 noon; High Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church on November 2. Do not give money!

Mass schedule

Monday, October 23
St. Anthony Mary Claret
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, October 24
St. Raphael the Archangel
7 a.m. Low Mass
(No 9 a.m. Mass)

Wednesday, October 25
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, October 26
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, October 27
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, October 28
Ss. Simon and Jude
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 29
Christ the King
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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