Once a year, on the vigil of the Epiphany, Holy Mother Church blesses Holy Water in a most solemn ceremony. Among all the blessings for water found in the Roman Ritual (and there are indeed many), there is none more powerful and efficacious than the blessing of the Epiphany Water, which took place at Holy Family Parish in Vancouver on Thursday evening, January 5. Since this water can be made only once a year, please take advantage of this most powerful sacramental. Be mindful of others, however, and don’t take more than you need for the year.
The Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society was held at Holy Family Church, which is a personal parish of the FSSP, exclusively celebrating the Mass of the Ages. The AGM was held on 12th Nov and it went off without a hitch. The guest speaker this year was the ever prolific author, scholar and professor Dr. Peter A. Kwasniewski, Wyoming Catholic College. It is our great pleasure to be able to bring you his complete talk:
Holy Family Church 4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver 7 a.m. Low Mass, followed immediately by two more Low Masses . (Communion will be distributed at the 7 a.m. Mass only)
12 noon Low Mass (with Communion)
7:30 p.m. High Mass
Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church. Do not give money.
Please pray for Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP, a former professor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary and prolific commentator on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, who suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke on Wednesday, October 12. He is in the ICU at a hospital in Maine, in overall stable condition but with paralysis on the left side and very limited speech. Thank you for your prayers!
In this video, Fr. Goodwin explains the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
On Friday, October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver. As on First Fridays throughout the year, the Mass will be followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m. There will also be a Low Mass at 7 a.m. for those unable to attend the evening Mass.
In addition, there will be a Low Mass at 5 p.m. at Sts. Joachim and Ann, 2827 – 273rd Street, Aldergrove, BC.