Mass schedule change

Since Monday, February 11, is a public holiday, there will be no evening Mass. Masses will be at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

“Fat Tuesday”

“Fat Tuesday” or Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. This year it falls on February 12, and we will have our annual pancake supper. Please contact Brent Marcotte at 604-575-3945 if can help set up, clean up, or flip a few pancakes. Please sign up on the sheet at the entrance of the church so that we know how much food to prepare. There is no fee, but donations are welcome!

Our schedule will be as follows:

  • 6:30 p.m., Family Rosary (during Exposition)
  • 7 p.m., Pancake supper in the hall, with arts and crafts table for children 5 to 95
  • 8:15 p.m., Burning of palms for Ash Wednesday
  • 8:30 p.m., Benediction

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, February 13, ashes will be imposed at the beginning of each Mass:

  • 7:30 a.m. Low Mass
  • 12 noon Low Mass
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

Stations of the Cross …

… at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 15, and all Fridays in Lent, followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m.

“Our Catholic Faith” class on Saturday

Our multimedia course on the basics of our Catholic faith takes place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the hall. The course will run until mid-March and is open to non-Catholics and Catholics alike. In addition, any adults thinking about Baptism or Confirmation are warmly invited to speak with Fr. Deprey for more information.

The next class will be on February 16. Topic: Confession, Part 1.

Holy Family Theatre presents …
Song of Bernadette

The Song of Bernadette, starring Jennifer Jones and Vincent Price (Rated G, 1943, B&W, 156 min), at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, in the hall. Admission is free!

Bernadette Soubirous is a sickly 14-year-old girl in Lourdes who experiences a vision of a “beautiful lady” and never suffers from her illness again. Moreover, a fountain suddenly materializes in the grotto and heals visitors who bathe in it. Unspoiled by her apparent gift, Bernadette nonetheless suffers the prejudices of those around her in this extraordinary, inspiring film that also stars Charles Bickford and Lee J. Cobb. The Song of Bernadette won four Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jennifer Jones).

Upcoming Confirmation and First Communion classes …

… at 12:30 p.m. at the school on the following Sundays:February 17; March 3 and 17; April 14 and 21.

Summer campout meeting … 

… at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, in the hall. Come and participate in the planning for our upcoming family camp. Your ideas and assistance are most appreciated.

Iconography class 

Learn how to write/paint an icon of St. Michael the Archangel! Frank C. Turner will offer a series of classes in the school building at Holy Family on Saturdays beginning February 23 and continuing on March 2, 26, 30; April 6, 20, 27; and May 4, 18, and 25. Each class will last four hours. Essential materials will be supplied. Cost will be $300.

To register or ask questions, please call Frank at 604-812-5101 or 604-942-3171.

Children’s clothing exchange 

On Sunday, March 10, families are invited to bring to the church hall CLEAN clothing and shoes in GOOD condition prior to the 10:30 a.m. Mass. After the Mass, ALL families are welcome to take anything they need. While this is a FREE exchange, there will be jar for contributions towards the support of seminarians at the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

We ask that at the end of the day, any items remaining be taken back or left for donation to a local charity. We plan to do this twice a year, in the spring and fall, so bring in what your children have outgrown and pick up something for them to grow into.

For further details, please contact Vikki Freckelton at 604-567-8286 or email