Fr. Geddes away

Fr. Geddes is away until June 4. During this period, the Mass schedule will be reduced. There will be no evening Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and only one Mass on Saturdays, at 9 a.m.

Book of Revelation class

This course on the Book of Revelation, “Thy Kingdom Come,”  by Catholic apologist Jeff Cavins, is being presented with commentary from Fr. Erik Deprey, FSSP, at Holy Family Parish every Saturday until June 22. 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.

Holy Land sale 

… on Sunday, May 26, after both Masses. In order to promote steady employment for the minority Christians in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, those families who carve the olive wood are seeking our support, which we can show by purchasing their crafts. The sale is our little way of assisting this community and supporting the last minority Christians struggling to make a living in the land of Christ. It is also a way of preserving a local cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost as more Christians feel pressured to leave their homeland for economic and political reasons. These items are ideal as objects of devotion or as gifts.

NEW: Ladies Auxiliary meeting

… at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, in the hall. All the ladies of the parish are welcome to attend.

UPDATED: Homeschool concert/showcase 

… at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Holy Family. There will be a potluck lunch. To take part, please contact Vikki-Michèle Freckelton at 604-567-8286 or 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.

NEW: External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

… will take place on Sunday, June 2, with a procession following the High Mass.

CORRECTION: Confirmation classes

… at 12:30 p.m. at the school on May 26, June 16, and June 23.

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.