NEW: Funeral of Josef Tobias

The rosary for Josef Tobias, who passed away on September 23, will take place at Holy Family at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. The funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4.

NEW: First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,October 4, followed by Adoration until 10 p.m.

On Saturday, October 5, we will have devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary before the 9 a.m. Mass.

NEW: Young Adults

… will meet at Holy Family on Saturday, October 5. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please let Fr. Geddes know.

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 announcements

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 guest speaker Fr. Paul McDonald, rector of the Cathedral at St. Catharines, Ontario. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please email VTMS president David Reid at

In preparation for our annual Gaudete Sunday fundraiser for our Seminarian Program, raffle tickets will go on sale starting October 27. 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.

UPDATED: 40 Days for Life has begun!

Please join in with a daily prayer for life and a daily sacrifice for the intention of the pre-born children and their parents. God has given each of us life. Let’s not allow it to be taken away without a fight; the sort of fight favoured by God – prayer and sacrifice.

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.