RIP: Niklaus Ruloff

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Niklaus Ruloff, who passed away on Tuesday, April 28, at the age of 72.

Prayers will take place at Holy Family at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 4. The Requiem Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, also at Holy Family, and the burial at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800 32 Avenue, Surrey.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Project Advance 2015

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 received in the mail. 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, May 10.

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 Thank you for your generosity!

(To view Fr. Geddes’s letter about the importance of Project Advance to our parish, please click here.)

May Crowning and procession

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

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 10. To listen to recordings of previous talks, click “Sermons” above. For more information, please contact Fr. Uy at

Ascension Thursday

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

First Communion and Confirmation classes

… will take place on May 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.

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.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

… at Holy Family will meet in the Kolping Room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. The meeting is open to all who are interested in finding out more about SSVP and its mission of “living the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.” For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or Fr. Uy at 604-255-5026 or


… 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.