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 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.

No Masses …

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

UPDATED: Feast of St. Cecilia

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, in honour of St. Cecilia, the patroness of music and musicians. Please note that there will be no 7 a.m. Mass that morning.

Men’s recollection

… on Saturday, November 23.

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.

Polish dinner

… in the hall after the High Mass on Sunday, November 24. Schnitzel, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut, $6 ($3 for children); vanilla cottage cheese crepe with whipped cream and strawberries, $2; Polish apple pie, $1.

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.

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 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Future meetings will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

NEW: Children’s clothing swap

… on Sunday, December 1, after the High Mass. Prior to Mass, please bring clothes and shoes for babies and children up to children’s size 16, and leave them on the tables on the stage in the hall.

The idea is that you leave what you no longer need and take what you do need. This is a free exchange. No adult clothing please. At the end of the swap, if you see that things you brought are still there, please take them back.

We hope to hold this at least two times a year. Questions? Just email Vikki-Michele Freckleton