Solemn High Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15. The celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Heffernan, FSSP, assistant administrator at North American Martyrs, the FSSP apostolate in Seattle.

Fr. Heffernan spent a few weeks with us at Holy Family during his diaconate year (in summer 2013). He was ordained to the priesthood in Omaha, Nebraska, last May 31 and will give First Blessings after the Mass on the 15th. A light reception in the hall will follow the Mass. If you plan to attend, please bring a small plate of finger food to share.

Young Ladies Society

… will meet on Saturday, September 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. All young ladies from 10 to 17 are encouraged to attend.

Altar servers

… will meet on Saturday, September 20, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. After lunch, we will learn to how change brake pads in a car.

Young Adults

… will meet a 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, beginning with the Rosary followed by a talk by Fr. Uy.

Fr. Geddes will be away

… for a wedding from September 25 to 29.

High Mass for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.

VTMS annual general meeting

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its annual general meeting at Holy Family at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr. Christopher Malloy of the Theology Department at the University of Dallas, whose topic will be “Mary Co-Redemptrix.” Dr. Malloy’s curriculum vitae can be found here. He also maintains a blog called Theological Flint.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and talk, but only members may vote. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church or email David Reid at so we know how much food to prepare.

Family day of recollection

On Saturday, October 11, we will have our first-ever family day of recollection. This will be open to men, women, and children. Adults will have their talks in the church and children in the school. Please bring your own meals. The day will begin with Mass at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.

Confraternity of St. Peter

A ceremony for all member of the Confraternity of St. Peter will take place after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 19. During this ceremony, all members will recite the prayer of the Confraternity kneeling at the communion rail, and they will receive a blessing. Please bring your certificate to the Mass.