Fat Tuesday

“Fat Tuesday” or “Shrove Tuesday” is the day before Ash Wednesday. This year it falls on February 17. We will pray the rosary in the church at 6 p.m., followed by a pancake dinner in the hall at 6:30.

Please contact Brent Marcotte at 604-575-3945 if you can help set up, clean up, or flip a few pancakes. Also, please sign up in the foyer of the church after Mass so we know how much food to prepare.

Ash Wednesday

… falls on February 18. There will be blessing and imposition of ashes at all three Masses on this day:

  • 7 a.m. Low Mass
  • 12 noon Low Mass
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

40 Days for Life Campaign

… will run from February 18 to March 29. We encourage parishioners to take part. As an individual, you may offer to God forty days of prayer and sacrifice, seeking His blessing on an end to abortion in Canada. Those who are willing and able may commit to an hour or more of silent prayer and witness at a vigil outside Women’s Hospital, at the corner of West 29th Avenue and Heather Street, Vancouver. Holy Family will be assigned a special day for this vigil (to be announced later). More information is found on the blue sheet in the foyer of the church.

Friday schedule during Lent

Every Friday in Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. followed by Mass at 7:30. There will be no 9 a.m. Mass.

Young Ladies Society

… will meet on Saturday, February 21, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m.

Altar Servers

… will meet on Saturday, February 21, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m.

Marriage and Family course

Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family began on February 15 and will run from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday. For more information or to register, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.

FSSP mission trip to Peru

The fourth annual St. Francis Xavier mission trip of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will take place in summer 2015. Two age groups will be going to Piura, Peru: 16-21 years (July 28 to August 10) and 21+ (August 14-24). More information can be found at www.sfxmission.com.

Fundraising will begin soon. If you are interested in participating in the mission, please contact Fr. Geddes or Bernadette Bonner (bonner.bernadette@gmail.com).


… will take place on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.

Our parish summer camp

… will take place from Sunday, July 26, to Thursday, July 30. More information will be forthcoming.

Camp St. Peter

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is hosting a two-week outdoor summer camp for boys ages 13 to 15 at Custer State Park, South Dakota, from August 14 to 26. For more information, please click here.

Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece

Fr. Pablo Santa Maria of Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece, following in the footsteps of St. Paul, St. John, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The dates for the pilgrimage are from October 18 to 28, inclusive. For more information, please contact Susan Kotnik at 604-465-6911 or email susankotnik@gmail.com.