Category Archive for 'Announcements'

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.

Gaudete Sunday potluck

Parishioners and guests are warmly invited to the parish potluck on Gaudete Sunday, December 11, after the 10:30 Mass. Please bring a dish to share if you’re planning to attend. A sign-up sheet will be available in the foyer of the church on Sunday, November 27.

Gaudete Sunday silent auction and raffle

The Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will hold its yearly fundraising raffle and live and silent auctions during our parish’s annual Gaudete Sunday potluck on December 11. As well as raising funds for the financial support of Canadian seminarians at the FSSP’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, it will be a fun parish event! Donations of […]

Dedication of Holy Family Church

Monday, November 14, is the 68th anniversary of the dedication of Holy Family Church. It is therefore a first-class feast for our parish.

Christmas Craft Fair at Holy Family

For more information, please contact Sherri Marcotte at 604-710-4269 or email

Vancouver Traditional Mass Society AGM

The annual general meeting of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society will be held on Saturday, November 12, following the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Family. The meeting will take place in the parish hall. Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, professor, musician, and prolific author and lecturer, will be our guest speaker. His topic will be “The Words of Our Lady […]

All Hallows’ Eve costume party

Join us at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove on Monday, October 31, for an All Hallows’ Eve costume party! Come dressed 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, which will feature the ever-popular “trunk […]

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