UPDATED: Holy Family’s first All Saints party

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

Food: We’ll have a finger-food potluck! (If it needs to be heated, please bring it already hot so it can be served warm/room temperature, and let me know what you are bringing as that will help with food coordination. I also have plenty of foods that need to be brought if you don’t have an idea of your own!)

Activities will include a “costume competition” (yes, for adults and children alike!) and a “saint-o-lantern competition” – carve a saint-themed pumpkin at home and bring it to the party. Both competitions will be judged by the Fathers! There are prizes to be won!! There will also be games and crafts for the kids, plenty of chats and visiting for adults, and of course praying the Litany of the Saints.

Treat bags will be made on the spot, so please bring a box or bag of candy to put towards them!

And finally, please let me know as soon as possible if you plan on attending, so I can ensure we have enough goodies to go around!

In Christ,

NEW: All Saints Day

On Friday, November 1, there will be a Low Mass at 7 a.m. and a High Mass at 7:30 p.m.

NEW: All Souls Day

On Saturday, November 2, there will be a Low Mass at 7 a.m. and a High Requiem Mass at 9 a.m.

There is a basket at the entrance of the church where you can drop off a list of your deceased relatives and friends. The 9 a.m. Mass on November 2 will be offered for the repose of their souls.

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who go to Confession within a week before or after November 2, visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo. From November 1 to 8, the same indulgence is granted to those who visit a cemetery to pray, even if only mentally, for the eternal rest of the Poor Souls.

All Saints Parade

… will take place after the High Mass on Sunday, November 3. If your child would like to participate, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-575-3945 so that she knows how many prayer cards and gifts to prepare.

Hot dog and Catholic book sale

… after the High Mass on Sunday, November 3. Major credit cards may now be used to pay for book purchases. All proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska, a program of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society.

The VTMS will also be selling tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle, with proceeds also going to the seminarian program. The raffle grand prize is a framed limited edition print called Golden Surf Seascape by Delta artist Fred Buchwitz.

Mary of Nazareth premiere: get your tickets now

Holy Family Parish is pleased to sponsor the Vancouver-area premiere of Mary of Nazareth, an epic new motion picture from Ignatius Press on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. Prominent Marian priest Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, calls this “the most stunning portrayal of the Virgin Mary on film. It will make you want to love her more than ever. An absolute masterpiece!”

As this is a parish fundraiser, all parishioners are encouraged to promote this event.

Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 – 168th Street, Surrey


  • $15 regular price at the door (cash only)
  • $12 online price (early bird)
  • $10 online group rate (15 or more)
  • Free admission for priests and religious

To view the film trailer and purchase tickets online, clickhere or visit http://holyfamilyvancouver.ca/maryfilm/.

For more information, please email Fr. Uy atmaryfilm@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.

Men’s recollection

… on Saturday, November 23 (not November 30 as originally scheduled). Further details will be forthcoming.

NEW: Perennial Philosophy Classes 1: Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy

A set of four classes will be taught by Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP, on the “Perennial Philosophy of the Church.” The classes will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays beginning on November 28, in the school building at Holy Family. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy.

Women’s recollection

… on Saturday, November 30 (not November 23 as originally scheduled). Further details will be forthcoming.