Una Voce Canada’s Seminarian Program currently provides financial assistance to five Canadian seminarians at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, operated by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP).
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
It costs money to form and train good priests. According to the seminary website:
“The actual cost [to form a seminarian] is about $22,000 per year. Most of this cost is paid through the generosity of our benefactors, who deserve our prayers every day … The charge for room, board, and tuition is $7,000 per seminarian, per year. This amount is substantially less than the actual cost of priestly formation, thanks to the generous support of Fraternity benefactors. Additional expenses may include books, medical and vehicle insurance, travel to/from home during breaks, etc. Candidates are expected to find benefactors (i.e., family, friends, Knights of Columbus, parish, etc.) to help pay for the various expenses associated with their priestly formation” [emphasis added].
This year, we have already donated $3,200 towards the support of our five seminarians. Each year, we provide approximately 17% of the amount that each seminarian is personally responsible for raising. This is the first of four fundraising campaigns that we will be undertaking in 2017.
Your donation to our Seminarian Program will help form future priests who will lead souls to heaven by bringing the beauty and spirituality of the Traditional Latin Mass to dioceses across North America.
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.