Fr. Geddes away this week

Evening Masses are therefore cancelled on Monday and Wednesday.

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 every Saturday until June 22 (except for May 4). Sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon (following the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family). The cost is $25 for materials. 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.

Parish Square Dance …

… on Saturday, April 20, in the hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket entry will be by donation at the door.

The family dance for young and old alike starts at 7:30 p.m. Dancing will continue from 9 p.m. onward for all who enjoy a later night. The evening will feature the musical talent of our very own caller and fiddler Chris Suen and his band, Shout White Dragon.

For advance ticket sales, please see Bernadette Bonner, Chris Suen, or Fr. Deprey.

Bake sale

Bake saleThere will be a “Spring Picnic” bake sale on Sunday, April 21, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass (not on April 14 as previously announced, due to the installation of new flooring in the church and the need to use the hall for Mass that weekend).

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.

Colleen Hammond modesty conference

Please join us for an afternoon of high tea and a presentation on the virtue of modesty geared towards young women.

Saturday, May 4
Holy Family Parish
4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver

Holy Family Parish is pleased to welcome Colleen Hammond, author of Dressing with Dignity. Colleen is a former on-camera meteorologist for the Weather Channel, model, and actress, and most importantly a MOTHER – all rolled into one! She brings a fresh and creative approach to living joyfully, and has helped thousands of people every year to make positive and virtuous changes in their lives. Her website is at

   Colleen<br />                                                           Hammond    Dressing<br />                                                           with Dignity


  • 8:30 a.m., Rosary
  • 9 a.m., Mass
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., High Tea and Dressing with Dignity presentation by Colleen Hammond

Bring your own teacup for High Tea and a light lunch!

Tickets are $8 per person, $20 for a family of three or more. Women of all ages are welcome.

To reserve your ticket, please contact Heather Neuls at and await confirmation. Tickets will also be sold at the door provided space is available.

Homeschool concert/showcase

A homeschool end-of-year concert/showcase will be held for all Holy Family homeschool students, regardless of which school they are registered with. The children will 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.