Category Archive for 'Parish life'

Godzilla at Holy Family

We will have a parish movie night in the hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Our film will be the original 1954 Gojira (Godzilla) in Japanese with English subtitles. Ever wonder what started it all? Come find out. Fr. Franco will give a brief history of the movie and some of the historical details that […]

Yard sale!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold its second annual yard sale on Saturday, May 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds will help members of our parish family who are in need, and will also help fund our outreach efforts. Everyone is welcome to donate new or gently used items that are […]

Divine Mercy Sunday potluck

… will take place after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on April 3, the Octave Day of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a sign-up sheet in the church foyer. People who plan to attend are asked to bring ready-to-serve finger foods to share. Please do not bring food that needs to be heated or kept warm. […]

Ladies’ meeting and social

The Ladies of Holy Family will have their monthly meeting and social at the school on Saturday, April 2, after the 9 a.m. Mass. An Easter brunch is planned after a short meeting. If you would like to join us or would like more information, please email Jacqueline Doering at by Thursday, March 31. This event is open to women […]

Lenten Meal

Holy Family’s annual Lenten Meal will take place in the hall on Sunday, March 6 (Laetare Sunday), after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Proceeds will go to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter apostolate in Colombia, which is raising money to build a school. For the meal, it is expected that one would give a donation for this […]

Lenten Day of Recollection

… at Holy Family on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be specific talks for men and for women, but a common mealtime as well as Holy Hour with confessions. Please bring your own lunch.

Young Adults

Please join the Young Adults on Saturday, February 27, for a talk on mental prayer according to the method of St. Teresa of Avila. We will meet in the church at 6:30 p.m. for the Rosary followed by the talk in the Kolping Room at 7:00 and then Holy Hour with confessions from 8:00 to […]

Shrove Tuesday

“Fat Tuesday” or “Shrove Tuesday” is the day before Ash Wednesday. This year it falls on February 9. We will pray the rosary in the church at 6 p.m., followed by a pancake dinner in the hall at 6:30. Please sign up in the foyer of the church after Mass so we know how much food […]

Ladies’ group

The ladies’ group will have its monthly meeting and social in the school at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of February (the 6th). Women aged 20 (not 25 as previously announced) years old and up are encouraged to attend. For more information or if you’re interested in attending, please send an email to Jacqueline […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Christmas schedule The Masses for Friday, 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. New Year schedule On Thursday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Young Ladies’ Society … will meet on Saturday, December 19, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. All young ladies between 10 and 17 are encouraged to attend. Altar servers … will meet on Saturday, December 19, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Society of St. Vincent de Paul children’s program […]

Christmas carolling

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul would like to invite the entire parish family for two Saturday evenings of Christmas carolling to collect food and nonperishable goods for those in need in the community. The two evenings are December 5 and 12. We will meet in the church hall for a short rehearsal at 7 p.m., then go […]

Holy Family Parish Ladies Group meeting

The ladies group will have their next meetup in the parish hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5. Ladies aged 20 years and older are invited to attend. Please send an email to if you wish to join us.

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

All Souls Day … tomorrow, November 2. Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church. Do not give money! The All Souls Day Mass schedule is as follows: 7 a.m. Low Mass, followed by two more Low Masses (Communion will be distributed at the 7:00 Mass only) 12 […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Oktoberfest cancelled It had been scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 25. We apologize for any inconvenience. Adult catechism Fr. Geddes will be continuing a catechism course using the Symbolon program as an outline. The course goes into greater depth using other resources. The sessions will run from 1 to 2 p.m. on the […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel There will be High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, for the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas). There will be no 9 a.m. Mass. First Friday and First Saturday There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2, followed […]

A look back at this year’s summer camp

… was provided by John Sonnen in an article titled “Holy Family parishioners escape to Okanagan for summer rest,” in the August 31 edition of the BC Catholic. Holy Family Parish in Vancouver made its sixth annual parish camping trip to the Okanagan this summer, a tradition begun by former pastor Father Erik Deprey, FSSP. […]

Upcoming events at Holy Family

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Young Adults … will meet with Fr. Franco at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, for Rosary, talk, and Holy Hour. First Communion classes … will start on […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

First Friday There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. Youth Adults … will climb to view Garibaldi Lake on Saturday, August 8. More details will be sent out in an email. If you are not on the email list, […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Seminarians for August Please welcome Rev. Mr. Dominic Savoie and Rev. Mr. James Gillenkirk, seminarians from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, who will be with us at Holy Family during the month of August. First Saturday On August 1, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 7:40 a.m., with devotions to the […]

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