His Excellency Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, ORC, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be in Vancouver on Saturday, November 14. At 10:00 a.m., he will celebrate a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at Holy Family Church. The Mass will be offered for persecuted Christians in the Middle East and throughout the world.

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 info@vancouvervtms.com or phone 604-608-3552 if you plan to attend, or sign up on the sheet in the foyer at Holy Family.

[Update, 2015-11-12] The bishop’s procession into the church will take place at 9:35 a.m., following which he will vest for the Mass, which will start at approximately 10:00.

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