Schedule changes and new assignments

Fr. Uy will be away from Wednesday, June 10, to Friday, June 19, for his annual retreat. Please check the modified Mass schedule.

As announced last Sunday, the superiors of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter have decided that Fr. Uy will be leaving Holy Family for further studies preparatory to teaching at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

We thank Fr. Uy for all that he has done for our parish. We have been greatly edified by his wonderful sermons and talks, and appreciate his many sacrifices (and puns) over the last two years. We are truly grateful not only for what we have seen and heard but also for the wonderful influence of his priestly example, and for how he has bettered each of us and our community.

In Fr. Uy’s place, we welcome Fr. David Franco, FSSP, who was ordained on May 30. Fr. Franco is of Filipino-Canadian background and comes to us from Chesapeake, Virginia. He is expected to arrive at Holy Family in early July.

Seminarians at Holy Family

A warm welcome to Krzysztof Sanetra and Stephen Braun from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska, who will be with us for the month of June.

High Masses this week

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, the first anniversary of the death of Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP. Fr. Walker was killed when the rectory at the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter mission in Phoenix was broken into. The Knights of Columbus Fr. Kenneth Walker Council 16076 at Holy Family is putting together a spiritual bouquet for his family and for his murderer. There is a sign-up sheet for this purpose in the foyer of the church.

There will also be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, the feast of the Sacred Heart.

Confirmation classes

… will take place on June 14, 21, and 28. Please mark these dates on your calendar.

Our priests and seminarians will be away

… in Calgary for a fraternal gathering of the Western Pacific Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Apostolates from Monday, June 22, to Friday, June 26. There will be no Masses on those days. However, on Wednesday, June 24, the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Fr. Ashley will offer a Sung Mass at 7:00 pm at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove. All are welcome.


… 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.