NEW: Project Advance update

Our Fall phase of Project Advance 2013 will begin on Sunday, September 22. We thank parishioners who have already made a contribution, and encourage those who have not yet participated to consider making a donation. This would greatly help towards the much-needed renovation of the sacristy.

At this time, 72 parishioners have donated or pledged $40,380. Our diocesan assessment is $18,500. Funds raised above this amount are returned to the parish.


First Communion and Confirmation classes

Parents of children who will be receiving their First Communion or the sacrament of Confirmation next spring are asked to contact Fr. Geddes as soon as possible. First Communion classes started on Sunday, September 15, and Confirmation classes will start on Sunday, September 22.


Ladies’ social

The ladies’ social on Saturday, September 28, will begin at 12:45 p.m. It will consist of a potluck lunch, a talk given by one of the priests, and, of course, some fun. More specific details will be forthcoming, but for now, please mark the date on your schedules! Also, RSVP to Sarah at sjmbates@gmail.com or 778-872-4340.


NEW: 2014 Parish Camp meeting

… at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, in the school classroom. All those who attended the camp this summer and those interested in attending the next camp are asked to come to the meeting.


NEW: MAN ALIVE!

This archdiocesan Catholic men’s conference takes place on Saturday, October 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey. For more information, please click here.


UPDATED: VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting in the Holy Family church hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, October 6. A business meeting, including election of officers, will be followed by a talk by a guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend or would like more information, please email VTMS president David Reid at cascadura@telus.net.

In preparation for our annual Gaudete Sunday fundraiser for our Seminarian Program, raffle tickets will also be on sale starting October 6, the day of the AGM. We will also begin accepting donations of items for the silent auction. More details about the raffle and silent auction will be forthcoming.


Men’s work party and social

… on Saturday, October 12. We will work on caulking the church windows starting at 10 a.m. and finish with beer and a barbecue. Further details will be forthcoming.


40 Days for Life: 2013 Campaign

The campaign will take place from Wednesday, September 25, to Sunday, November 5, 2013. We encourage our parishioners to take part in two ways:

  • Offer to God forty days of prayer and sacrifice, seeking His blessing on an end to abortion in Canada.
  • As a specific witness, those who are willing and able will commit to an hour or more of silent prayer.

Our parish is responsible for Wednesday, October 16, beginning with prayer at Holy Family Church from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., the vigil will move to Women’s Hospital at the corner of Heather Street and West 29th Avenue, Vancouver. (These limited hours at the hospital are a new feature of this year’s campaign.) We will return to the church after 8 p.m. and end with Benediction at midnight.


Women’s recollection

There will be a women’s recollection on Saturday, November 23. Further details will be forthcoming.


Men’s recollection

There will be a men’s recollection on Saturday, November 30. Further details will be forthcoming.