Category Archive for 'Announcements'

Society of St. Vincent de Paul clothing drive

Just one coat can make the difference! Throughout the cooler months, the Holy Family Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting new and gently used coats and blankets for men. Gloves, socks, mittens, and scarves will also be accepted. Please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or bring your donations to the church hall after both Masses […]

Clergy news

Please welcome Fr. Joseph Orlowski, FSSP, who arrived in Vancouver on July 22 to take up his new assignment as an assistant parish priest at Holy Family. Father will offer the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, July 30. Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP, was at Holy Family for the last two weekends. He will be here for one […]

FSSP seminarian at Holy Family

Please welcome James Eichman, who arrived at Holy Family from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on June 27. He will be with us until July 11 as part of his summer apostolate.

Confirmations with Archbishop Miller

Archbishop J. Michael Miller will come to Holy Family to administer the sacrament of Confirmation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 6. All are encouraged to support the confirmandi with their presence, and to meet the Archbishop, who has been very generous towards our parish over the years. A reception will follow the ceremony. If you […]

Our annual parish picnic

… will take place on Saturday, July 1, which, besides being Canada Day, is the feast of the Precious Blood and also the ninth anniversary of the establishment of Holy Family as a personal parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. A High Mass at 10:30 a.m. will be followed by a barbecue/picnic on the parish grounds.  […]

Farewell reception for Fr. Franco

There will be a farewell reception for Fr. Franco after the 10:30 Mass on June 25, Father’s last Sunday at Holy Family. Please bring a dish of finger food to share. A sign-up sheet is found in the foyer of the church. Volunteers are also needed to help with setup, kitchen duties, and cleanup. Please contact […]

Special announcement from Fr. Franco

Dear Holy Family parishioners, At the end of June, after two wonderful years in Vancouver, I will be transferred to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter apostolate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was an honour and a privilege to work in this parish and get to know “all y’all.” You will be receiving two new priests. […]

First Mass of Rev. Adrian Debow, FSSP

Deacon Adrian Debow of Calgary will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, May 26. He will celebrate his First Mass at Holy Family at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31, the feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Parishioners may remember […]

Yard sale

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold its third annual yard sale on Saturday, June 3, from 10:30 to noon. Proceeds will help members of our parish family who are in need as well as fund our outreach efforts. Everyone is welcome to donate new or gently used items that are still in good […]

Register now for parish summer camp

Our 7th Annual Parish Campout will be held once again at Fintry Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake. The camp will take place from July 15 to 20. Costs are $25 per family per night; $20 per single adult per night; and $5 per student per night. Payment can be made in cash, by cheque to “Knights of Columbus […]

Holy Week confession schedule

Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be no confessions or Holy Hour on Wednesday evening, April 12. There will be no confessions during the solemn liturgies on Palm Sunday, […]

Modified Mass schedule

Fr. Franco will be away from Monday, March 20, to Thursday, March 23. There will be no Masses at 9 a.m. on these days. There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, for the feast of St. Joseph, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, for the feast of […]

Annual Lenten Meal

… will take place in the hall on Sunday, March 26 (Laetare Sunday), after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Proceeds will go to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter apostolate in Colombia. For the meal, it is expected that one would give a donation for this purpose. There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer of the […]

Lenten Day of Recollection

… at Holy Family on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is for both men and women and will include Holy Hour with confessions. Please bring your own lunch.

Catholic pilgrimage to Holy Land

Fr. David Franco, FSSP, assistant pastor of Holy Family Parish in Vancouver, BC, invites you to join him on a Catholic pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 26 to December 9, 2017. For information about itinerary and pricing, please visit Orbis Catholicus Travel at, or contact Susan Kotnik at or 604-465-6911.

Men’s Burgers and Beer Night

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Family are sponsoring a “Men’s Burgers and Beer Night” on Saturday, February 25. All men, parishioners or not, are invited. We will have a wide variety of beers to tempt your taste buds and chase down our legendary burgers. There will be card tables, poker, and good ol’-fashioned chin wagging. Festivities […]

Estate and burial planning presentation

… … will take place in the Holy Family parish hall at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12. This is a free workshop: a Catholic’s guide to will preparation, powers of attorney, advance care planning, funeral and burial instructions, and cemetery selection. Receive free guides and loads of practical advice. No investments services or insurance will […]

Forty Hours devotion

Holy Family will have its annual Forty Hours devotion from February 7 to 9. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer of the church. We need at least two persons per hour, but ideally we would have more.

Solemn blessing of Epiphany water

… will take place on Thursday, January 5, at 7 p.m. This special blessing can be done only once a year and is a very powerful sacramental.

Parish feast day

We will have a potluck after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, January 8, the feast of the Holy Family. Everyone is invited! Please bring a dish to share. A sign-up sheet is available in the church foyer.

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