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, 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

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 3 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 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

Five-day parish mission

In preparation for Advent, Holy Family Parish will be hosting a five-day parish mission entitled “Coming Out of Egypt,” to be preached by Fr. Shannon Collins, MSJB (Missionarii Sancti Joannis Baptistae).

Fr. Collins has appeared on EWTN and previously served as chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Alabama. He has preached retreats and parish missions throughout North America and is currently the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Traditional Latin Mass parish under Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Kentucky.

The parish mission will run from December 3 to 7 (Sunday to Thursday). Evening mission conferences will start at 7 p.m. Morning catechism classes at 10 a.m. will add to and complete the message of the mission. There will also be confessions and Holy Mass. A detailed schedule will be provided in the coming weeks. Admission is free.

Please mark your calendars! This is a good opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith and draw closer to Our Lord and Our Lady. Free will donation envelopes will be provided during the mission for those who would like to help Fr. Collins and his community in their apostolate.

To learn more about the parish mission, please contact Anne Castro anytime at 778-318-7436 or email her at intheheartsofjesusandmary@shaw.ca. You can also reach her at the parish office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Mass schedule

Monday, October 16
St. Hedwig
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, October 17
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, October 18
St. Luke
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, October 19
St. Peter of Alcantara
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, October 20
St. John Cantius
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, October 21
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 22
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, October 9
St. John Leonardi
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, October 10
St. Francis Borgia
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, October 11
Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Thursday, October 12
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, October 13
St. Edward the Confessor
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, October 14
St. Callistus I
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 15
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Sung Mass

… at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, in honour of the feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will also be Low Mass at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Una Voce Canada annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Una Voce Canada (Vancouver Traditional Mass Society) will be held on Saturday, November 11, following the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family. The meeting will take place in the parish hall.

Dr. John Rao, associate professor of European history at St. John’s University in New York and director of the Roman Forum, a Catholic cultural organization founded by the late Dietrich von Hildebrand, will be our guest speaker. His topic will be “My End Is My Beginning – A Historical Guide to Catholic Hope in an Age of Unprecedented Collapse.”

Only registered members may vote during the meeting. To join or to renew your membership, pick up a form in the foyer of the church, email info@unavocecanada.org, or visit our website at http://unavocecanada.org. The cost of a year’s membership, which includes a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, is $20 for an individual and $25 per family.

A complimentary light lunch will be served following the Mass for all those who will be staying for the meeting. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer at Holy Family, email info@unavocecanada.org, or leave a message at 604-608-3552 by November 5.

All are invited!

Meeting poster | Membership form | Works by Dr. Rao

Mass schedule

Monday, October 2
Holy Guardian Angels
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, October 3
Dedication of Holy Rosary Cathedral
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, October 4
St. Francis of Assisi
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, October 5
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, October 6
St. Bruno (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 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, October 7
Our Lady of the Rosary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 8
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

First Friday and First Saturday

On First Friday, October 6, 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.

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

All Hallow’s Eve costume party

Join us at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove on Tuesday, October 31, for our second annual All Hallow’s Eve costume party! Come dressed up as your favourite saint; adults are welcome to dress up too.

The evening will begin with Solemn Vespers of All Saints at 5 p.m., followed by the party. The party will feature the always popular “trunk or treat” (weather permitting, this portion will be outdoors; if it looks drizzly, bring an umbrella!) – please bring a bag of candy to distribute from your “trunk,” so that the kids can have a chance to show off their costumes by walking from “trunk to trunk” to plead treats. New this year: decorate your trunk to enter the trunk decorating contest!

Afterwards, there will be goodies and pizza inside (please bring $2 per person, maximum of $10 per family, for pizza if you would like to partake), games for the kids, and a prize for best costume (to be judged by one of the priests). During the party, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament available (a sign-up sheet will be posted in Sts. Joachim and Ann vestibule at the party). The evening will conclude at 7:30 p.m. with Benediction.

So that we have an idea of how much pizza to bring, RSVP by emailing Sarah Bjorgaard at sarah.bjorgaard@gmail.com or calling Sts. Joachim and Ann parish office at 604-857-1944.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 25
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, September 26
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 27
Ss. Cosmas and Damian
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 28
St. Wenceslaus
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 29
Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, September 30
St. Jerome
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 1
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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