Holy Family Parish, Vancouver, BC

Holy Family Parish offers Mass and administration of other sacraments in the traditional Latin form of the Roman Rite according to the liturgical norms of 1962. We invite you to learn more about our parish, and to attend our services.

news and announcements

St. Joseph the Worker

There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Mass schedule

Monday, April 24
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
7 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 25
St. Mark
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 26
Ss. Cletus and Marcellinus
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 27
St. Peter Canisius
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 28
St. Paul of the Cross
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 29
St. Paul of Verona
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 30
Good Shepherd Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Modified Mass schedule

Fr. Geddes will be away from Monday, April 24, to Thursday, April 27. There will be only one Mass on these days, at 7 a.m.

Sacred Triduum

Sacred Triduum, April 13-15, 2017

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Procession to the Altar of Repose

Altar of Repose

Good Friday: Prostration of the clergy

Good Friday Prayers

“Ecce lignum crucis in quo salus mundi pependit” (Behold the wood of the cross on which hung the salvation of the world)

Veneration of the Cross by the clergy

Easter Vigil: Lighting of the Paschal candle

Exsultet

Blessing of the water

Procession to the baptismal font

Mass

(Photos courtesy of Claire Phillips)

Mass schedule

Monday, April 17
Easter Monday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 18
Easter Tuesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 19
Easter Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 20
Easter Thursday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 21
Easter Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 22
Easter Saturday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 23
Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Palm Sunday

Blessing of Palms and Procession at Holy Family, April 9, 2017

(Photos courtesy of Claire Phillips)

Mass schedule

Monday, April 10
Monday in Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 11
Tuesday in Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 12
Wednesday in Holy Week
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 13
Holy Thursday
7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by Adoration until midnight

Friday, April 14
Good Friday
1 p.m. Stations of the Cross
1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified

Saturday, April 15
Holy Saturday
10 p.m. Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 16
Easter Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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 16076,” or by e-transfer. Please register early. After May 31, registration will be opened to a limited number of people from outside the parish.

For more information, please contact Carl Wolkenstein at 604-264-1210 or carlwolkenstein@telus.net, or Mark Donnelly at 604-339-4435 or mark@markdonnelly.ca.

Registration form

Mass schedule

Monday, April 3
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, April 4
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, April 5
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, April 6
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, April 7
Feria of Passiontide (First Friday)
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. High Mass followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration

Saturday, April 8
Feria of Passiontide
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 9
Palm Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Sacred Triduum schedule

  • Maundy Thursday, April 13: 7:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight
  • Good Friday, April 14: 1 p.m., Stations of the Cross; 1:30 p.m., Mass of the Presanctified
  • Holy Saturday, April 15: 10 p.m., Easter Vigil

Please note that we will not have Sung Tenebrae this year.

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, April 9; Maundy Thursday, April 13; Good Friday, April 14; Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), April 15; and Easter Sunday, April 16, as both priests will be at the altar.

Please plan accordingly as Holy Week is an especially busy period and there are no other time slots available for confessions.

First Friday

On Friday, April 7, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. and a High Mass at 7:30, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Benediction at 10 p.m.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 27
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 28
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 29
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 30
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 31
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, April 1
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, April 2
Passion Sunday
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

Mass schedule

Monday, March 20
St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
7:30 p.m. High Mass

Tuesday, March 21
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 22
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 23
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 24
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 25
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. High Mass

Sunday, March 26
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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 the Annunciation.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 13
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 14
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 15
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 16
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 17
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 18
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 19
Third Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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 church in the coming weeks.

Upcoming High Masses

  • Feast of St. Joseph, Monday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Feast of the Annunciation, Saturday, March 25, at 9 a.m.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday in Lent, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Mass schedule

Monday, March 6
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Tuesday, March 7
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Wednesday, March 8
Ember Wednesday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Thursday, March 9
Feria of Lent
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Friday, March 10
Ember Friday
7 a.m. Low Mass
7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Low Mass

Saturday, March 11
Ember Saturday
7 a.m. Low Mass
9 a.m. Low Mass

Sunday, March 12
Second Sunday of Lent
8 a.m. Low Mass
10:30 a.m. High Mass

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