Knights of Columbus – Fr. Kenneth Walker Council. For men 18 years of age or older. The Knights implement projects requested by the pastor. These include putting on pancake breakfasts and other parish meals, serving as ushers at Sunday Mass, and organizing the annual parish picnic. Contact: Tim Bonner [knights@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Ladies of Holy Family. For women 20 years of age or older. The group meets every first Saturday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Members enjoy opportunities for social interaction and friendship, shared prayer, and days of recollection. The group also works on projects to address some of the practical needs of the parish. Contact: Jacqueline Doering [ladies@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Legion of Mary. For men and women. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation. Drawing its inspiration from St. Louis de Montfort’s “True Devotion to Mary,” it aims to bring Mary to the world as the infallible means of winning the world to Jesus. Contact: Marianna Torres [legion@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For women and men aged 19 or older. The SSVP performs works of charity for the less fortunate among our parishioners and those who live in the vicinity of Holy Family. It conducts a children’s educational and recreational program, collects donated goods, and prepares Thanksgiving and Christmas food hampers for families in need. Contact: Sherri Marcotte [ssvp@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Moms’ Group. For mothers with young children. The group provides moms with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to grow in friendship and foster community in the parish. It organizes meal trains for new moms and provides support to those experiencing post-partum grief. There are also opportunities for spiritual growth through talks and group study. Meetings are held every other Wednesday in the church hall after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Contact: Kate Akhurst [momsgroup@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Archconfraternity of St. Stephen. The archconfraternity trains its members to serve at the altar. Next to the priesthood, this is the highest privilege a man can enjoy. While learning to perform their roles in the sacred liturgy, members also learn the virtues and manners proper to gentlemen. The archconfraternity is open to men and boys who have received their First Communion. Meetings are held every third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contact: Gabriel Uy [altarservers@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Holy Family Young Adults Group. For men and women aged 19 to 35. This group helps members get to know one another, socialize and have fun, and enjoy group outings (hiking, game nights, and pub nights). Members also learn about and grow in the faith through talks, discussions, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Contact: Bernadette Bonner [youngadults@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]

Holy Family Youth Group. For those aged 12 to 18, but young adults are also welcome. The youth group attend spiritual talks and engage in a wide variety of activities, such as hiking, bowling, tubing, and golf. They also undertake projects to serve parish needs and participate in those planned by other parish groups. Contact: Sherri Marcotte [youthgroup@holyfamilyvancouver.ca]