Bridge nights at Holy Family

… in the hall on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (after Adoration). All are welcome; no sign-up required. For more information, please phone Max Fernandez at 604-700-2717.

Young Ladies Society

… will meet on Saturday, October 17, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. All young ladies between 10 and 17 are encouraged to attend.

Altar servers

… will meet on Saturday, October 17, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul children’s program

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul children’s program, Frederic’s Friends/Wee Friends, comes to Holy Family on Saturday, October 17. Reinforcing the joy of service inside and outside our parish community, it’s geared towards young boys aged 4-6 and young girls aged 4-10, before they are old enough for other parish programs.

More information and sign-up forms can be found in the church foyer. To access the parents’ package online, please click here.

Oktoberfest in Seattle

… on Saturday, October 17, hosted by the Young Adults at North American Martyrs Parish, the FSSP apostolate in Seattle. For details, please contact Bernadette Bonner at 604-463-0741 or

First Communion classes

… will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the following Sundays: October 18, November 8 and 22, December 6 and 20, and January 10 and 24.

Holy Family Oktoberfest

All are invited to attend Holy Family’s first Oktoberfest luncheon after the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, October 25. Bring your appetite and enjoy a selection of German dishes and beer. Proceeds will go towards supporting the parish and helping the needy.

All Saints Parade

In the hall after the 10:30 Mass on All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1. If you are interested in having your children participate, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269. Hot dogs will be provided to all participants in costumes, courtesy of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society.

Learn how to write/paint an icon of St. John the Baptist

Frank C. Turner will offer a series of classes in the school building at Holy Family Parish, 1896 East 32nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, on seven Saturdays: October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 21, 28; December 5. No experience necessary.

Each class will commence at 10 a.m. and last six hours, including a lunch break. We will do the final finish on gesso boards, gild haloes, and paint in egg tempera. Essential materials will be supplied. Cost will be $350; weekly payments are acceptable.

To register or ask questions, please contact Frank at 604-812-5101, 604-942-3171, or