Schedule changes

There will be no 9 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 20, as Fr. Uy is still away.

Fr. Geddes will be away from Monday, May 18, to Friday, May 22, for his annual retreat, and from Tuesday, May 26, to Thursday, June 4, to attend the priestly ordinations in Nebraska. Fr. Uy will be away from Monday, June 15, to Friday, June 19, for his annual retreat. Changes to Mass times will be announced in the bulletin and Parish Updates for those weeks.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

… at Holy Family will hold its first official meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Kolping Room. For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or Fr. Uy at 604-255-5026 or

Young Adults

… will meet on Saturday, April 25. More information will be sent out through email from Fr. Uy.

Marriage and Family course

The next session in Fr. Uy’s catechism course on Marriage and the Family will be held from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available on our parish website. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at

Sung Masses

… on Friday, May 1, for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and on Thursday, May 14, for the feast of the Ascension. Both Masses will be at 7:30 p.m.

Project Advance 2015

… will start on Sunday, May 3. Donations will be accepted after both Masses and also before the 10:30 Mass that day and on the following Sundays.

Introductory class on the Traditional Latin Mass

… in the Kolping Room after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3, hosted by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. All are welcome, especially newcomers and visitors to Holy Family.

Topics will include: Why is the Mass in Latin? Why doesn’t the priest face the people? Why is there so much silence? We will also discuss how to “actively participate” at the Traditional Latin Mass, and how to follow the Mass using the hand missals (such as the Baronius Press missal shown above) and the Ecclesia Dei “Red Book.”

May Crowning and procession

… will take place on Sunday, May 10, following the 10:30 Mass.


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

Parish summer camp

Our fifth annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake. The camp will take place from July 26 to 30. Costs are as follows:

  • $145 per family (maximum charge per family)
  • $40 per adult (16+)
  • $25 per child (6-15)
  • No charge for infants (0-5)

Cheques can be written to “Knights of Columbus, Council 16076.” Cash, credit card, and debit are also accepted. For more information, please contact Wojciech Szuminski at 604-418-8084.