Category Archive for 'Parish life'

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, […]

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 […]

Parish summer camp

Holy Family Parish Camp took place at Fintry Provincial Park in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley from July 15 to 19. It was a huge success, with 117 people registered this year. The Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated each morning by Holy Family pastor Father Daniel Geddes, FSSP, with altar servers from Holy Family and those visiting […]

Confirmations at Holy Family

Signo te signo crucis et confirmo te chrismate salutis. In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. (I sign thee with the sign of the Cross, and I confirm thee with the chrism of salvation, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.) With these words, His Grace the […]

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.  […]

First Communion and procession

… on Sunday, June 18, the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Six girls and four boys will receive Our Lord for the first time. The procession will follow the High Mass.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shrove Tuesday

“Fat Tuesday” or “Shrove Tuesday” is the day before Ash Wednesday. This year it falls on February 28. We will pray the rosary in the church at 6 p.m., followed by a pancake dinner in the hall at 6:30.

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 […]

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.

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 take place January 6-13 only.

New Year schedule

On Saturday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by a social. The Adoration will be offered for our parish families, growth in grace, financial success, health, and good deaths for those who will pass away during the coming year. Please bring finger food to share. The […]

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