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, 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

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).

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