Category Archive for 'Seminarians & Religious'

FSSP seminarian at Holy Family

Please welcome Alfred Lam, who arrived at Holy Family on July 28. He will be with us until August 28 as part of his summer apostolate. Mr. Lam is from Hong Kong and will be entering his third year at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary this fall.

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 […]

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 […]

A thank-you letter from the seminary

Dear Father Geddes and Parishioners of Holy Family, I wish to thank you for generously inviting seminarians to spend their summer apostolate at Holy Family Parish and for assisting them in their travel expenses. Seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary are required to spend one month each summer working in an apostolate of the […]

Fr. McDonnell

It was announced on Sunday, June 5, that Fr. Brian McDonnell, FSSP, will be leaving Holy Family to take up a new assignment at the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter apostolate in the Diocese of Dallas, Texas, in July. We are very grateful for Father’s presence at Holy Family during the past year, and especially […]

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 […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Schedule changes and new assignments Fr. Uy will be away from Wednesday, June 10, to Friday, June 19, for his annual retreat. Please check the modified Mass schedule. As announced last Sunday, the superiors of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter have decided that Fr. Uy will be leaving Holy Family for further studies preparatory to teaching […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Feast of the Annunciation There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, for the feast of the Annunciation. Altar servers … will meet on Saturday, March 28, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. 40 Days for Life Campaign … began on February 18 and continues till March 29. Holy […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family (updated)

Welcome to FSSP seminarians … Darrel Rimbert and Michael Hattrup from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. They will be with us throughout the month of August. River rafting: cancelled! … as the rafting company has cancelled all its August bookings. There are no further rafting trips planned for this year. Our apologies […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Young Adults … will meet in the church at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. The Rosary will be followed by a talk by the seminarians, and a Holy Hour with confessions will close the evening at 9:00. Come to the Zoo! Join fellow parishioners at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Saturday, August 2. The cost is $17.25 for […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Welcome to FSSP seminarians … Thomas O’Sullivan and Daniel Mould from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, who will be with us at Holy Family throughout the month of June. First Friday and First Saturday There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6, followed by devotions to the Sacred […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Mary of Nazareth premiere: get your tickets now Less than a week to go before the Vancouver premiere of Mary of Nazareth! Buy your tickets online and save up to 33% off the cash-only price at the door! Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 – 168th Street, Surrey Tickets: $15 regular price […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Geddes away Fr. Geddes is away until June 4. During this period, the Mass schedule will be reduced. There will be no evening Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and only one Mass on Saturdays, at 9 a.m. Book of Revelation class This course on the Book of Revelation, “Thy Kingdom Come,”  by Catholic apologist […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Geddes away Fr. Geddes is away until June 4. During this period, the Mass schedule will be reduced. There will be no evening Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and only one Mass on Saturdays, at 9 a.m. Book of Revelation class This course on the Book of Revelation, “Thy Kingdom Come,”  by Catholic apologist […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Geddes away Fr. Geddes will be away from May 9 to June 4. During this period, the Mass schedule will be reduced. There will be no evening Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and only one Mass on Saturdays, at 9 a.m. Ascension of Our Lord A High Mass will be offered at 7:30 p.m. […]

Sponsor a Seminarian

The Fraternity of Saint Peter is dedicated to training young men to become good and holy priests who will serve the Roman Catholic faithful by offering the sacraments exclusively in the Traditional Roman Rite (Extraordinary Form). While there is no vocation crisis in our community, our two seminaries (St. Peter’s in Wigratzbad, Germany and Our […]

Brian McDonnell to be ordained

Deacon Brian McDonnell, of our parish, is to be ordained to the priesthood on Sat May 19, in Lincoln NE, for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. His first Mass at Holy Family will be on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May. Please keep him in your prayers.

Clothing ceremony of Sister Lilibeth

Father Geddes will be in Nebraska 9–12 April, attending Sister Lilibeth Uy’s clothing ceremony at the Carmelite Monastery of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Valparaiso. This ceremoney will take place on Divine Mercy Sunday.  This is the day Sister Lilibeth will receive her new religious name of Sister Maria Dolores of the Precious Blood. Please […]