Holy Family, Vancouver, exteriorName of Church Holy Family Church

Address 4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 4J5, Canada

Phone number (604) 875-8414

Website www.holyfamilyvancouver.ca

Mass times All Masses Latin Tridentine.  Sunday, 8 a.m. (Low Mass), 10:30 a.m. (High Mass).  Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. (Low Mass).  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. (Low Mass).  First Fridays and special feast days, 7:30 p.m. (High Mass).

Confessions Monday – Saturday, 6:30 a.m.  Saturday, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP, parish priest.  Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP, parochial vicar.

Holy Family, Vancouver, during MassSchool No.

Special activities and parish groups Sunday adoration, 12:30 – 3 p.m., followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction; youth group and young adult group (take a summer hike up one of Vancouver’s peaks with the young adults over the summer, and say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with them at the top!); men’s group and young ladies group; annual Forty Hours devotion; Flowers of St. Anne; philosophy classes for beginners.

Music For those not familiar with the Tridentine Mass, the High Mass is sung.

Fellow parishioners Attracts many Catholics of a traditional bent, including many families with young children.

Parking Plenty, park on the street or in the lot beside the church.

Additional observations  Holy Family is part of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  It is one of a few locations in the area where one can attend a Tridentine Mass; it is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter whose priests offer the sacraments in the traditional Latin form of the Roman Rite according to the liturgical norms of 1962.  The church itself was built in 1948, and served German-speaking Catholics in the Vancouver area.

The Fraternity was invited to celebrate Mass in the parish beginning in 2001; it became an official parish under the FSSP in 2008.  The Fraternity priests are orthodox and celebrate Mass with great devotion.  It’s a very old-school parish, with traditional devotions and practices (e.g. fasting on Ember days … who remembers what an Ember day is?), in a region of the country where practicing Catholics are very much in the minority.