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, 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

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Young Adults

… will meet in the church at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. The Rosary will be followed by a talk by the seminarians, and a Holy Hour with confessions will close the evening at 9:00.


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 14
St. Bonaventure
7 a.m. Low Mass
10 a.m. Funeral of Dorothy Martisca

Tuesday, July 15
St. Henry the Emperor
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, July 16
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
7 a.m. Low Mass
6 p.m. Solemn High Mass (with veneration of replica of the Black Madonna icon)

Thursday, July 17
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

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

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

Sunday, July 20
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Replica of Black Madonna icon at Holy Family, July 16

A replica of the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known as the Black Madonna icon, will be in Vancouver from July 12 to 17. The replica is currently on an “ocean-to-ocean pilgrimage to draw attention to the value of human life.”

The life-size replica of the Black Madonna icon will be at Holy Family on Wednesday, July 16, with a Solemn High Mass at 6 p.m. for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. (Please note that there will be no 9 a.m. Mass on that day.)

More information can be found in the BC Catholic, here and here.

Mass schedule

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

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

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

Thursday, July 10
Seven Holy Brothers, Sts. Rufina and Secunda
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 11
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Sunday, July 13
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

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

Tuesday, July 1
Precious Blood of Our Lord
8 a.m. Low Mass (not 7 a.m. as previously posted)
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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

Thursday, July 3
St. Irenaeus of Lyons
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, July 4
Feria (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass + devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 5
St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:40 a.m. Exposition
8:30 a.m. Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, July 6
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Annual parish picnic

… on Tuesday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is also the Feast of the Precious Blood and the sixth anniversary of Holy Family’s establishment as a personal parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite). There will be a High Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m., and will be followed by Brief Exposition and Benediction. As in previous years, Archbishop Miller will be coming to Holy Family to confer the sacrament upon our students. This will also be Archbishop Miller’s annual visitation to our parish. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come and support the confirmandi and to show our appreciation to the Archbishop for his generosity and pastoral care over the years.


First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, July 5, 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, July 5, at Traditional Learning Academy, 1189 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam.


Parish Square Dance

… on Friday, July 11, in the Parish Hall. Entrance fee is by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The family dance will be from 7:00 to 8:00, and dancing will continue from 8:30 to 10:30. A concession with refreshments and light snacks will also be available. Folks of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! For more information, please email Bernadette Bonner at bonner.bernadette@gmail.com, or Chris Suen at christopher.e.suen@gmail.com.


Parish Movie Night

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor
Saturday, July 12
6 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Running time: 2 hours, 57 minutes (2010)
Free admission

If you would like to attend, please sign up on the sheet at the entrance of the church so we know how much chips and drinks to provide. To find out more, email Anne at intheheartsofjesusandmary@shaw.ca.

Giuseppe Moscati was a medical doctor in Naples, Italy, during the early 20th century. His brilliant research led to the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. Before examining a patient or engaging in research, he would place himself in the presence of God. He encouraged his patients to receive the sacraments, and treated poor patients free of charge. This movie tells his compelling story.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Fees for all four nights are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

To reserve or for more information, please contact Neil Mulholland at 604-590-5974 or neilmul@telus.net.

Mass schedule

Monday, June 23
Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, June 24
Nativity of St. John the Baptist
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Wednesday, June 25
St. William
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, June 26
Sts. John and Paul
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, June 27
Sacred Heart of Jesus
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

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

Sunday, June 29
Sts. Peter and Paul
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

High Masses during the week

  • Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Climb the Chief!

Young Adults, come out on Saturday, June 28, to climb the second peak, weather permitting. We will leave after the 9 a.m. Mass.


Annual parish picnic

… on Tuesday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is also the Feast of the Precious Blood and the sixth anniversary of Holy Family’s establishment as a personal parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite).

There will be a High Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds. Please sign up at the entrance of the church if you plan to attend. If you can help organize the barbecue and games, please contact the Parish Office at 604-875-8414.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m., and will be followed by Brief Exposition and Benediction. As in previous years, Archbishop Miller will be coming to Holy Family to confer the sacrament upon our students.

This will also be Archbishop Miller’s annual visitation to our parish. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come and support the confirmandi and to show our appreciation to the Archbishop for his generosity and pastoral care over the years.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Fees for all four nights are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

To reserve or for more information, please contact Neil Mulholland at 604-590-5974 or neilmul@telus.net.

Mass schedule

Monday, June 16
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Prayers for Frank Kaiser, RIP

Tuesday, June 17
St. Gregory Barbarigo
7 a.m. Low Mass
10 a.m. Funeral Mass (Frank Kaiser)

Wednesday, June 18
St. Ephrem of Syria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, June 19
Corpus Christi
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, June 20
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. Sung Requiem Mass (Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP)

Saturday, June 21
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, June 22
External Solemnity of Corpus Christi
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass, followed by Eucharistic procession (no adoration from 12:30 to 3 p.m.)

RIP: Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP (1985-2014)

Last night, the rectory at the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix, Arizona, was broken into. Assistant pastor Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP, was killed, and pastor Fr. Joseph Terra, FSSP, is in critical condition.

Fr. Walker was born in upstate New York on September 13, 1985. He studied at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, from 2003 to 2005, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 19, 2012. Please pray for the repose of his soul, as well as for Fr. Terra’s recovery.

A Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for Fr. Walker at Holy Family at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20.

A statement from the FSSP North American District can be found here.

A statement from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy can be found here.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

UPDATE: June 13

Fr. Eric Flood, Superior of the FSSP North American District, is in Phoenix and has seen Fr. Terra, who was conscious and able to communicate. Despite head injuries and a number of broken bones, Fr. Terra’s life is not in danger and he is expected to make a full, albeit slow, recovery. Fr. Terra was able to give Fr. Walker the last rites before Fr. Walker was transported to hospital, where he died of his wounds.

On Monday, June 16, Fr. Flood will offer a Requiem Mass for the repose of Fr. Walker’s soul, with Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix in attendance. A date has not yet been set for the funeral, but it will take place at the FSSP apostolate in Maple Hill, Kansas, where Fr. Walker’s parents are parishioners.

UPDATE: June 15

A letter from Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, and a short biography of Fr. Kenneth Walker have been posted on this page.

Fr. Berg will celebrate a Solemn Requiem Mass in Fribourg, Switzerland, on Monday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. local time. The Mass will be webcast live on www.LiveMass.net at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

UPDATE: June 17

Requiem Mass for Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20.

Fr. Walker’s funeral will also take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in Kansas. As Fr. Uy will be attending the funeral, our Mass at Holy Family will be a Sung Requiem instead of the Solemn Requiem announced earlier.

To pray for the dead is a spiritual work of mercy that we all must perform. Fraternity and diocesan priests and other Latin Mass communities throughout the world are coming together to pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Walker. As a parish with special devotion to priests and priestly vocations, let us unite in participating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for him. If you are unable to come on Friday night, please remember him in your prayers.

Please note: Because Fr. Uy will be away, there will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Friday and no 7 a.m. Mass on Saturday.

UPDATE: June 18

This article appeared in The Catholic Sun, the newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix, on June 12.

In this article, Professor John Paul Meenan of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy remembers Fr. Walker.

Mass schedule

Monday, June 9
Pentecost Monday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, June 10
Pentecost Tuesday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, June 11
Ember Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, June 12
Pentecost Thursday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, June 13
Ember Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, June 14
Ember Saturday
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, June 15
Trinity Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

First Communion

… will take place at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 22, the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi.


Climb the Chief!

Young Adults, come out on Saturday, June 28, to climb the second peak, weather permitting. We will leave after the 9 a.m. Mass.


Annual parish picnic

… on Tuesday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is also the Feast of the Precious Blood and the sixth anniversary of Holy Family’s establishment as a personal parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite).

There will be a High Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds. Please sign up at the entrance of the church if you plan to attend. If you can help organize the barbecue and games, please contact the Parish Office at 604-875-8414.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Fees for all four nights are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

To reserve or for more information, please contact Neil Mulholland at 604-590-5974 or neilmul@telus.net.

Mass schedule

Monday, June 2
Feria after the Ascension
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, June 3
Feria after the Ascension
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, June 4
St. Francis Caracciolo
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, June 5
St. Boniface
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Friday, June 6
St. Norbert
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass, then devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 7
Vigil of Pentecost
7:40 a.m. Adoration
8:30 a.m. First Saturday devotions
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, June 8
Pentecost Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Welcome to FSSP seminarians

… Thomas O’Sullivan and Daniel Mould from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, who will be with us at Holy Family throughout the month of June.


First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, June 7, there will be Adoration at 7:40 a.m. followed by First Saturday devotions at 8:30 and Low Mass at 9:00.


Youth Group

… will meet with Fr. Geddes at Traditional Learning Academy beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, June 7.


First Communion

… will take place at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 22, the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi.


Climb the Chief!

Young Adults, come out on Saturday, June 28, to climb the second peak, weather permitting. We will leave after the 9 a.m. Mass.


Annual parish picnic

… on Tuesday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is also the Feast of the Precious Blood and the sixth anniversary of Holy Family’s establishment as a personal parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite).

There will be a High Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds. Please sign up at the entrance of the church if you plan to attend. If you can help organize the barbecue and games, please contact the Parish Office at 604-875-8414.


Confirmation

… will take place on Thursday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Please keep the students in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament.


Summer parish camp

Our fourth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Parkon Okanagan Lake, July 20-24. Fees for all four nights are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

To reserve or for more information, please contact Neil Mulholland at 604-590-5974 or neilmul@telus.net.

Mass schedule

Monday, May 26
St. Philip Neri
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, May 27
St. Bede the Venerable
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, May 28
Vigil of the Ascension
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, May 29
Ascension of Our Lord
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Friday, May 30
Feria after the Ascension
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, May 31
Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, June 1
Sunday after the Ascension
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, May 19
St. Peter Celestine
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, May 20
St. Bernardine of Siena
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, May 21
Feria in Paschaltide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, May 22
Feria in Paschaltide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, May 23
Feria in Paschaltide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, May 24
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, May 25
Fifth Sunday after Easter
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, May 12
Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, May 13
St. Robert Bellarmine
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, May 14
Feria in Paschaltide
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, May 15
St. John Baptist de la Salle
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, May 16
St. Ubaldus
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, May 17
St. Paschal Baylon
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, May 18
Fourth Sunday after Easter
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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