Category Archive for 'Announcements'

Epiphany house blessings

Please sign up in the foyer of the church if you would like to have one of the Fathers come to bless your home. The suggested offering is $10, which goes to the parish. The blessings will take place on January 6-13 only.

Christmas and New Year schedule

The Masses for Monday, December 25, are as follows: 12 a.m., Midnight Mass 8 a.m., Dawn Mass 10:30 a.m., Day Mass There will be socials after the Midnight Mass and the Day Mass. The Sunday schedule will be followed on Monday, January 1: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass and 10:30 a.m. High Mass.

An evening of Christmas carolling

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul would like to invite our parish family for an evening of Christmas carolling on Saturday, December 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., in order to collect food and goods for the needy of the parish. We will meet in the hall at 7:00 for a short rehearsal, and then […]

Christmas toy swap

Please bring your unwanted toys, books, clothes, or household items in good condition to donate to the swap on Sunday, December 10, and Sunday, December 17, and take home any items you’d like to use for Christmas gifts yourself. Items to be regifted should be brought to display in the downstairs classroom in the parish school building, […]

Parish mission schedule

Fr. Shannon Collins will be celebrating the High Mass on Sunday, December 3, and all the 9 a.m. Low Masses from December 4 to 7 (Monday to Thursday). There will be confessions before all Masses, as well as an hour before each Evening Mission Conference and for as long as needed after each conference. For a detailed schedule, […]

Modified Mass schedule

There will be no Masses from Tuesday to Friday, November 14 to 17, as the Fathers will be away for the Diocesan Clergy Study Week. There will also be no Holy Hour on Wednesday evening, November 15.

Advent candles

Una Voce Canada will be selling 100% beeswax Advent candles in the hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday until December. Tea lights, pillars, and other candles will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards the support of Canadian Traditional seminarians, a program of Una Voce Canada.

Indulgences for the Poor Souls

On all the days from November 1 though November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. Also, on All Souls’ Day, November 2, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to […]

Five-day parish mission

In preparation for Advent, Holy Family Parish will be hosting a five-day parish mission entitled “Coming Out of Egypt,” to be preached by Fr. Shannon Collins, MSJB (Missionarii Sancti Joannis Baptistae). Fr. Collins has appeared on EWTN and previously served as chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the […]

Una Voce Canada annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Una Voce Canada (Vancouver Traditional Mass Society) will be held on Saturday, November 11, following the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family. The meeting will take place in the parish hall. Dr. John Rao, associate professor of European history at St. John’s University in New York and director of the Roman Forum, a Catholic […]

All Hallow’s Eve costume party

Join us at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove on Tuesday, October 31, for our second annual All Hallow’s Eve costume party! Come dressed up as your favourite saint; adults are welcome to dress up too. The evening will begin with Solemn Vespers of All Saints at 5 p.m., followed by the party. The party will feature the […]

Christmas craft fair at Holy Family

The annual Society of St. Vincent de Paul craft fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 (the day before the First Sunday of Advent). Interested in selling your handmade crafts? Tables are $40 each or $60 for two. Please reserve your tables early. For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte […]

Oktoberfest at Holy Family

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Knights of Columbus Fr. Kenneth Walker Council, and the Young Adults of Holy Family will host an Oktoberfest in the parish hall on Saturday, October 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. Last call will be at 10:30. Tickets are $25 each […]

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. […]

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