All Souls Day

… tomorrow, November 2. Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church. Do not give money!

The All Souls Day Mass schedule is as follows:

  • 7 a.m. Low Mass, followed by two more Low Masses (Communion will be distributed at the 7:00 Mass only)
  • 12 noon Low Mass (with Communion)
  • 7:30 p.m. High Mass

First Friday and First Saturday

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m.

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

Ladies’ social

All ladies of Holy Family Parish 20 years and older are invited to attend a social gathering in the parish hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. This is a great opportunity to get to know other ladies in the parish and to be part of building a vibrant women’s group that will focus on prayer, adoration, community, and service. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to let us know you are coming, please speak to Jacqueline Doering in person or send an email to

Youth Group

… will meet on Saturday, November 7, at Traditional Learning Academy.

Adult catechism

Fr. Geddes will be continuing a catechism course using the Symbolon program as an outline. The course goes into greater depth using other resources. The sessions will run from 1 to 2 p.m. on the following Sundays: November 8 and 22, and December 6 and 20.

First Communion classes

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

Sung Mass

… at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9, for the feast of the Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Saviour.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider

His Excellency Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, ORC, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be in Vancouver next month.

On Saturday, November 14, Bishop Schneider will celebrate a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family. The Mass will be offered for persecuted Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world, and is being co-sponsored by the Vancouver Traditional Mass SocietyHoly Family Parish, and the Knights of Columbus Fr. Kenneth Walker Council 16076 at Holy Family.

Following the Pontifical High Mass, Bishop Schneider will be the guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society.

The meeting will commence at approximately 12 noon at the Vancouver Alpen Club, 4875 Victoria Drive, about a block from Holy Family. All are cordially invited to attend the meeting and listen to Bishop Schneider’s address on “The Unchangeable Truth about Marriage and Family.” A light lunch will be provided. To ensure we have enough food, please email or phone 604-608-3552 if you plan to attend, or sign up on the sheet in the foyer at Holy Family.

More information

Gaudete Sunday raffle and silent auction

Gaudete Sunday falls on December 13 this year, and once again the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society is requesting donations of new or as-new items for our annual silent auction. Lightly used items are requested as this is not a flea market. You can give your donated items to Margie Mackey (604 506-4626) or one of the Fathers. There will be several items auctioned by live auction, so the day promises to be a lot of fun for a very worthwhile cause!

Tickets for the Gaudete Sunday raffle will be available before and after the Sunday Masses beginning on November 8. The raffle first prize will be the winner’s choice of one of three framed limited-edition prints (with certificate). Second prize will be a gift basket with a box of chocolates, two bottles of wine, and a $150 Keg gift card.

All funds raised from the auction and raffle will go to the support of Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary.

Gaudete Sunday talent show

Can you sing? Play and instrument? Whistle? Recite poetry? Please participate in our talent show on Sunday, December 13, after the High Mass. For more information or to sign up, please contact Fr. Geddes.