Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St. Joseph at Holy<br /><br />                                                           FamilyThere will be High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, for the feast of St. Joseph. The Mass will be preceded at 7 p.m. by a Rosary for His Holiness Pope Francis.

Let us give thanks to St. Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family, for all he has provided to our parish through his powerful intercession.


O glorious St. Joseph, chaste spouse of Mary and foster father of Jesus, be mindful of us, pray for us, watch over us. We most humbly beg thee, by the love and care thou didst have for Jesus and Mary, to take our affairs, spiritual and temporal, into thy hands. Direct them to the greater glory of God and obtain for us the grace to do and accept His holy will. St. Joseph, protector of Holy Mother Church, pray for us. Amen.

Stations of the Cross …

… at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Sacred Triduum and Easter schedule

  • Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 a.m., Sung Tenebrae; 7:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by adoration at the Altar of Repose until midnight
  • Good Friday, March 29: 7:30 a.m., Sung Tenebrae; 12 noon, Stations of the Cross; 12:30 p.m., Mass of the Presanctified
  • Holy Saturday, March 30: 7:30 a.m., Sung Tenebrae; 9 p.m., Easter Vigil
  • Easter Sunday, March 31: 8 a.m., Low Mass; 10:30 a.m., High Mass

A Study of the Book of Revelation: “Thy Kingdom Come”

This course on the Book of Revelation by Jeff Cavins, a Catholic apologist, will be presented with commentary from Fr. Erik Deprey, FSSP, at Holy Family Parish beginning on Saturday, April 6, and continuing every Saturday until June 22 (except for May 4).

In this 11-part DVD series (10 sessions plus an introduction), Jeff Cavins provides comprehensive teaching and commentary on the Book of Revelation written by St. John the Apostle (also known as the Book of Apocalypse). Each 50-minute presentation is designed to follow a lesson in the Revelation Study Set, which contains the essential questions and reading assignments for it. It is an intriguing look at one of the most talked-about books in Scripture. It demonstrates how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as how the Church interprets Scripture’s references to the Second Coming of Christ: what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history.

Sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (following the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family). The cost is $25 for materials. If you would like to attend the course, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church. For more information, please email Fr. Deprey by clicking here.

Installation of new church floor

On Monday, April 8, work will begin on the installation of a new “marmoleum” floor for Holy Family Church. The carpet will be removed and pews set aside for the work. We will have to have Mass in the hall on Sunday, April 14. The whole project will take about seven days. Please keep it in your prayers.

Upcoming Confirmation and First Communion classes …

… at 12:30 p.m. at the school on the following Sundays: April 14 and 21.

Bake sale

Bake<br /><br />                                                           saleThere will be a “Spring Picnic” bake sale on Sunday, April 21, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

In preparation for this, we will be selling in advance books of vouchers that can be used to purchase baked goods during the sale. These books come in $5, $10, $15, and $20 lots. The value of each voucher is 50 cents. Keep them in your bag or wallet so you can pick something up at the sale even if you have forgotten your cash! These will be available every Sunday up to the day of the bake sale.

In addition, we need everyone to pitch in with lots of baked goods. We are looking for many different kinds of goods, ranging from the old favourites to the more specialized dairy/gluten-free as well as Paleo-friendly.

For more information, please phone Vikki Freckelton at 604-848-5402 or click here to email her.

Homeschool concert/showcase

Holy Family is seeking expressions of interest in a homeschool end-of-year concert/showcase.

This is for all Holy Family homeschool students, regardless of which school you are registered with. The children would show what they have been doing during the year, to family, friends, other parishioners, and their homeschool teacher. Their artwork, science projects, drama, music, sewing, or cooking (or anything else) can be put on display.

This event will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 11:30 a.m. Please invite your homeschool teacher as well as friends and family. For more information and to organize a time to set up, please contact Vikki Freckelton at 604-567-8286, or click here to email her.


The sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Details will be forthcoming. Parents, please submit your child’s sponsor forms. The form needs to be signed by the sponsor’s parish if the sponsor is not a member of Holy Family.

Summer parish camp

Our third annual parish campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake, on July 21-25. Information, including costs, is available in the foyer of the church.

Holy Land pilgrimage

Fr. Erik Deprey, FSSP, will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 24 to December 7, 2013. To view, download, or print a brochure with itinerary and cost information, please click here.

For more information, please email Susan Kotnik by clicking here.