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

This course on the Book of Revelation by Jeff Cavins, a Catholic apologist, is being 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.

Ladies Auxiliary meeting …

… on Sunday, April 28, after the 10:30 Mass, in the hall classroom. All the ladies of the parish are welcome to attend.

Colleen Hammond Dressing with Dignity 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 www.colleenhammond.com.


Colleen<br /><br /><br />
                                                          Hammond  Dressing<br /><br /><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 heather_neuls@yahoo.com and await confirmation. Tickets will also be sold at the door provided space is available.

Upcoming Confirmation and First Communion classes …

… at 12:30 p.m. at the school on the following Sundays: May 5 and 12; June 2 and 23.

Mother’s Day raffle

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society Mother’s Day raffle will take place on Sunday, May 12. Tickets are $2 each or $10 for six. Please pick up a sheet in the foyer of the church or from our volunteers before and after Sunday Masses.

Proceeds from the raffle will be used to provide financial support for Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska. The raffle prize will be a gift basket (shown below) containing two bottles of wine, a box of chocolates, and a $150 restaurant gift card.

gift basket

Michael Coren in Vancouver

Renowned author, speaker, and TV host Michael Coren will be the keynote speaker at the Ridge Meadows Prolife Society buffet dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, May 18, at St. Patrick’s School Gym, 22561 – 121 Avenue, Maple Ridge (two blocks north of Dewdney Trunk Road). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple before May 1. After May 1, they are $40 per person. For tickets and further information, please click here or email rmprolife@gmail.com.

The following day, May 19, Mr. Coren will also give a talk in the Holy Family church hall after the 10:30 Mass. More details to come.

Homeschool concert/showcase

It’s time to get ready for the Homeschool End of Year Showcase at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Holy Family.

Please contact Vikki-Michèle Freckelton at 604-567-8286 to discuss set-up times and how much room you will need for your family’s displays. Your family can put in as much or as little as you want: a performance or just a showing of work completed throughout the year; sewing, science projects, cooking, art, music, English, or any other subject that has been worked on.

Every homeschooling family at Holy Family is welcome regardless of which school you are registered with.

Deacon Anthony Uy, FSSP

… will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 1, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska. He will offer his first Mass in Vancouver at Holy Family Church on Friday, June 7, the feast of the Sacred Heart, at 7:30 p.m. His Grace Archbishop J. Michael Miller will preach at the Mass. Please keep Deacon Uy in your prayers as he prepares for his priestly ordination.

Deacon Uy

Anthony Uy, FSSP (third from left), was ordained a deacon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, on March 17, 2012.

First Holy Communion

… will take place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. 


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.