NEW: Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Gaudete Sunday is on December 15 this year, and once again the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is requesting donations of new or as-new items for our annual silent auction. All funds raised from the auction and the raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. Lightly used items are requested as this is not a flea market. You can give your donated items to Frank Chow, Margie Mackey (604 506-4626), or one of the Fathers.

There will be several items auctioned this year by live auction, so the day promises to be a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause!

Also, tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle are now on sale. Please pick up tickets sheets for yourself or to sell to friends. The raffle grand prize is a framed limited edition print called Golden Surf Seascape by Delta artist Fred Buchwitz.

The other two prizes are a smaller framed print and a gift basket with a bottle of red wine, a bottle of white wine, a box of chocolates, a $150 gift card for Milestones or several other restaurants.

NEW: Fr. Uy will be away …

… from November 11 to 16. Masses will be at 7 a.m. from Monday to Friday that week, and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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

For more information, please email Fr. Uy

NEW: No Masses …

… from November 19 to 21, as Fr. Geddes and Fr. Uy will be away for the clergy study week with Archbishop Miller.

Men’s recollection

… on Saturday, November 23. Further details will be forthcoming.

NEW: Altar server practice/Holy Family Boys Club

… will take place on Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Archconfraternity of St. Stephen and the new Holy Family Boys Club will meet at the parish on the fourth Saturday of each month.

NEW: Holy Family Young Ladies Society

This new all-girls group for those ages 11 to 17 will have its inaugural meeting at the parish on Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The society will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month.

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.