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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Want to evangelize but not sure how?

Basic Evangelization Training at Holy Family

Holy Family Parish
4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver, BC

Friday, November 28, 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When given an opportunity to evangelize, we usually fall silent, not knowing what to say or how to say it. Say goodbye to that! Holy Family is hosting St. Paul Street Evangelization for Basic Evangelization Training, a two-day workshop that will equip us to become energetic evangelizers to a culture that is hungry for faith. Join us in learning how to spread the Gospel in our homes, our schools, and our workplaces or in the streets. Remember Our Lord’s command: “Go, and make disciples of all nations!”

There are 50 spots left! To reserve a spot, please sign up at Holy Family Church or contact Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP, at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca or 604-255-5026. Be sure to provide your name and the name of each person you are bringing.

The workshop is for those 16 years and over. The $40 fee ($30 for registered Holy Family parishioners) is payable on the first day of the workshop and includes the cost of a 120-page workbook.

To learn more about the workshop, please click here or contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca or 604-255-5026.

Mass schedule

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

Tuesday, October 28
Sts. Simon and Jude
7 a.m. Low Mass

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

Thursday, October 30
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

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

Saturday, November 1
All Saints
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. High Mass

Sunday, November 2
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

All Saints Party

Please contact Bernadette Bonner at 604-463-0741 or bonner.bernadette@gmail.com if you are interested in food, fun, and prizes with the Fathers on Friday, October 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


High Mass on All Saints Day

… at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 1.


All Saints Parade

… will take place in the hall after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, November 2. If you are interested in having your children participate, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269.


All Souls Day

The Commemoration of All Souls will take place on Monday, November 3. Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church. Do not give money!

The All Souls Day Mass schedule is as follows:

  • 7 a.m. Low Mass, followed by two more Low Masses (Communion will be distributed at the 7:00 Mass only)
  • 12 noon Low Mass (with Communion)
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

Basic evangelization training

Join the Fathers in learning how to evangelize! We are inviting a speaker from Michigan-based St. Paul Street Evangelization to give us a workshop on Friday evening, November 28, and all day Saturday, November 29.

The cost for parishioners is $30, which includes a 120-page workbook. Recommended age: 16+. Sign up soon … the maximum number of participants is 100!


Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Gaudete Sunday falls on December 14 this year, and once again the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is requesting donations of new or as-new items for our annual silent auction. Lightly used items are requested as this is not a flea market. You can give your donated items to Margie Mackey (604 506-4626) or one of the Fathers. There will be several items auctioned by live auction, so the day promises to be a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause!

Tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle will be available before and after the Sunday Masses during the coming weeks. Please pick up several sheets to sell to friends.

The raffle first prize will be a framed limited edition print (with certificate) titled Caught by Light, by Penticton-based artist Terry Isaac (donated by Artimage Gallery, Vancouver; 37.75 x 29 in; approximately $1,200 value). Second prize will be a gift basket with a box of chocolates, two bottles of wine, and a $150 restaurant gift card.

All funds raised from the auction and raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

Mass schedule

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

Tuesday, October 21
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, October 22
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Friday, October 24
St. Raphael the Archangel
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, October 25
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 26
Christ the King
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

All Saints Party

Please contact Bernadette Bonner at 604-463-0741 or bonner.bernadette@gmail.com if you are interested in food, fun, and prizes with the Fathers on Friday, October 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


All Saints Parade

… will take place in the hall after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, November 2. If you are interested in having your children participate, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269.


All Souls Day

The Commemoration of All Souls will take place on Monday, November 3. Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church. Do not give money!

The All Souls Day Mass schedule is as follows:

  • 7 a.m. Low Mass, followed by two more Low Masses (Communion will be distributed at the 7:00 Mass only)
  • 12 noon Low Mass (with Communion)
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

Man Alive is back

This year it’s an evening model, short and sweet. Join Archbishop Miller, 30 priests, 800 other men at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7, at St. Patrick’s Parish in Vancouver. Speaker Matt Fradd will deliver his compelling and humourous talk on authentic manliness, which includes five rules that every man must break if he wants to fulfill his deepest desires and follow God’s plan for his life.

Tickets are $10 each, which includes materials and manly, quality refreshments. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rcav.org/manalive.


Advent candles

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is selling 100% pure beeswax Advent candles for $20. Look for them in the hall after the 10:30 Mass on Sundays, while quantities last. Proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.


Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Gaudete Sunday falls on December 14 this year, and once again the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is requesting donations of new or as-new items for our annual silent auction. All funds raised from the auction and the raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. Lightly used items are requested as this is not a flea market. You can give your donated items to Margie Mackey (604 506-4626) or one of the Fathers.

There will be several items auctioned by live auction, so the day promises to be a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause!

Finally, tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle will be available before and after the Sunday Masses during the coming weeks. More details about the raffle will be forthcoming. To view a poster, please click here.

Mass schedule

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

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

Wednesday, October 15
St. Teresa of Avila
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, October 16
St. Hedwig
7 a.m. Low Mass

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

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

Sunday, October 19
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Homeschooling workshop

Bonnie Landry, a homeschooling parent since 1991, will be presenting “Education without Workbooks: A Full-Day Workshop for Parents Who Want to Find Joy in Their Day” at Holy Family on Saturday, October 18. The cost is $50. The workshop will run from 2 to 8 p.m. in the church hall.

For more information about the workshop, please click here.


Young Adults trip to Oktoberfest

… at the FSSP apostolate in Seattle. Please contact Bernadette Bonner at bonner.bernadette@gmail.com or 604-463-0741 if you are interested in going.


Confraternity of St. Peter

A ceremony for all member of the Confraternity of St. Peter will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 19. During this ceremony, all members will recite the prayer of the Confraternity kneeling at the communion rail, and they will receive a blessing. Please bring your certificate to the Mass.


Man Alive is back

This year it’s an evening model, short and sweet. Join Archbishop Miller, 30 priests, 800 other men at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7, at St. Patrick’s Parish in Vancouver. Speaker Matt Fradd will deliver his compelling and humourous talk on authentic manliness, which includes five rules that every man must break if he wants to fulfill his deepest desires and follow God’s plan for his life.

Tickets are $10 each, which includes materials and manly, quality refreshments. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rcav.org/manalive.

Mass schedule

Monday, October 6
St. Bruno
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, October 7
Our Lady of the Rosary
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, October 8
St. Bridget of Sweden
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, October 9
St. John Leonardi
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Funeral of Josephine Eastland (Mass of the Angels for a little child)

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

Saturday, October 11
Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, October 12
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.


Young Adults

… will meet for a social in the evening of Saturday, October 11. More information will be sent out through the email list. If you are not on the list but would like to be, please call the parish office.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will take place in the school on Sunday, October 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Succeeding classes will take place on October 26, November 9 and 23, and December 7 and 21.


New Knights of Columbus council

We will be starting a Knights of Columbus council at Holy Family, to be known as the “Fr. Kenneth Walker Council.” As many of you know, Fr. Walker, who was killed on June 14, helped to establish a council in his FSSP parish in Phoenix, Arizona. We are blessed to be able to name our council after Fr. Walker, and will pray that through his intercession, it will assist the parish community to the best of its capacity.

All men who are interested in becoming Knights should talk to Fr. Geddes. More information will be presented in the hall after the High Mass next Sunday, October 12. Current Knights will be here to answer any questions you may have.


Homeschooling workshop

Bonnie Landry, a homeschooling parent since 1991, will be presenting “Education without Workbooks: A Full-Day Workshop for Parents Who Want to Find Joy in Their Day” at Holy Family on Saturday, October 18. The cost is $50.

For more information about the workshop, please click here.


Confraternity of St. Peter

A ceremony for all member of the Confraternity of St. Peter will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 19. During this ceremony, all members will recite the prayer of the Confraternity kneeling at the communion rail, and they will receive a blessing. Please bring your certificate to the Mass.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 29
Dedication of the Cathedral of St. Michael
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Tuesday, September 30
St. Jerome
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, October 1
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Friday, October 3
Dedication of Holy Rosary Cathedral
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass (First Friday) followed by Devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

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

Sunday, October 5
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29, for the feast of the dedication of the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel.


First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 3, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4, at Traditional Learning Academy.


VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting at Holy Family at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Christopher Malloy of the Theology Department at the University of Dallas, whose topic will be “Mary Co-Redemptrix.” Dr. Malloy’s curriculum vitae can be found here. He also maintains a blog called Theological Flint.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and talk, but only members may vote. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church or email David Reid at cascadura@telus.net so we know how much food to prepare.


Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.


Confraternity of St. Peter

A ceremony for all member of the Confraternity of St. Peter will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 19. During this ceremony, all members will recite the prayer of the Confraternity kneeling at the communion rail, and they will receive a blessing. Please bring your certificate to the Mass.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 22
St. Thomas of Villanova
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, September 23
St. Linus
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 24
Ember Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 25
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 26
Ember Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, September 27
Ember Saturday
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 28
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Welcome to Holy Family

The following video by Holy Family parishioner Clayton Long features highlights from Passiontide at Holy Family earlier this year.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 15
Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass

Tuesday, September 16
Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 17
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 18
St. Joseph of Cupertino
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 19
St. Januarius and Companions
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, September 20
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 21
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Solemn High Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15. The celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Heffernan, FSSP, assistant administrator at North American Martyrs, the FSSP apostolate in Seattle.

Fr. Heffernan spent a few weeks with us at Holy Family during his diaconate year (in summer 2013). He was ordained to the priesthood in Omaha, Nebraska, last May 31 and will give First Blessings after the Mass on the 15th. A light reception in the hall will follow the Mass. If you plan to attend, please bring a small plate of finger food to share.


Young Ladies Society

… will meet on Saturday, September 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. All young ladies from 10 to 17 are encouraged to attend.


Altar servers

… will meet on Saturday, September 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. After lunch, we will learn to how change brake pads in a car.


Young Adults

… will meet a 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, beginning with the Rosary followed by a talk by Fr. Uy.


Fr. Geddes will be away

… for a wedding from September 25 to 29.


High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.


VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting at Holy Family at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Christopher Malloy of the Theology Department at the University of Dallas, whose topic will be “Mary Co-Redemptrix.” Dr. Malloy’s curriculum vitae can be found here. He also maintains a blog called Theological Flint.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and talk, but only members may vote. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church or email David Reid at cascadura@telus.net so we know how much food to prepare.


Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.


Confraternity of St. Peter

A ceremony for all member of the Confraternity of St. Peter will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 19. During this ceremony, all members will recite the prayer of the Confraternity kneeling at the communion rail, and they will receive a blessing. Please bring your certificate to the Mass.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

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

Wednesday, September 10
St. Nicholas of Tolentino
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 11
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 12
Holy Name of Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, September 13
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 14
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Young Adults

… will meet for a barbecue on Saturday, September 13, at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove. More information will be sent through email.


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.

(There will be Confirmations in 2015, since a number of candidates came forward after last Sunday’s announcement to the contrary.)


High Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15. The celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Heffernan, FSSP, assistant administrator at North American Martyrs, the FSSP apostolate in Seattle.

Fr. Heffernan spent a few weeks with us at Holy Family during his diaconate year (in summer 2013). He was ordained to the priesthood in Omaha, Nebraska, last May 31 and will give First Blessings after the Mass on the 15th.


High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.


VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting at Holy Family at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Christopher Malloy of the Theology Department at the University of Dallas, whose topic will be “Mary Co-Redemptrix.” Dr. Malloy’s curriculum vitae can be found here. He also maintains a blog called Theological Flint.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and talk, but only members may vote. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church or email David Reid at cascadura@telus.net so we know how much food to prepare.


Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.

Mass schedule

Monday, September 1
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, September 2
St. Stephen of Hungary
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, September 3
St. Pius X
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, September 4
Feria
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, September 5
St. Lawrence Justinian
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass (First Friday) followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 6
Saturday of Our Lady
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, September 7
Thirteenth 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, September 5, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, September 6, 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, September 6, at Traditional Learning Academy.


 

Young Adults

… will meet for a social on Saturday, September 13. More information will be sent through email.


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.


High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.

Daily Mass at Holy Family summer camp

Daily Mass was a central feature of our summer camp at Fintry Lake last July 20-24. Thanks to Holy Family parishioner Carl Wolkenstein for these photos.


 

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