Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

First Saturday

On Saturday, May 2, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

Youth Group

… on Saturday, May 2, at Traditional Learning Academy.

Project Advance 2015

Project Advance, the annual fundraising campaign of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, will start at Holy Family on Sunday, May 3.

You can donate by cheque or credit card. If you donated last year or are a registered parishioner, please use the preprinted pledge form or the form in the brochure that you will receive in the mail this week. Please make cheques payable to “Project Advance – Holy Family Vancouver.” You can drop your donation in the collection basket or give it to our volunteers after both Masses and before the 10:30 Mass next Sunday.

You can also donate online by clicking “Donations” above. To ensure that your donation will be credited properly, select “Holy Family – Vancouver” from the list of parishes.
Need help? Just ask the volunteers in person on Sunday, or email projectadvance@holyfamilyvancouver.ca. Thank you for your generosity!

Hot dogs and VTMS book sale

… in the hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3. Proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, a program of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society.

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.”

First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will take place on May 3, 17, and 24, and on June 14, 21, and 28. Please mark these dates on your calendar. All students should submit a copy of their baptismal certificate.

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, May 3. The course is for everyone 13 years and older (individuals and couples are welcome).

Recordings of previous talks are now available by clicking “Sermons” above. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at assistant@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.

May Crowning and procession

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

Ascension Thursday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, for the feast of the Ascension.

Schedule changes

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.


… 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.