Help support Traditional seminarians

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.

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Sacred Triduum at Holy Family, Vancouver (April 13-15, 2017)

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Procession to Altar of Repose. Left to right: Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP; Fr. David Franco, FSSP; Deacon Štěpán Šrubař, FSSP

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


Blessing of the water

Procession to the baptismal font


(Photos courtesy of Claire Phillips)

Holy Family Parish, Vancouver, BC

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Palm Sunday at Holy Family, Vancouver

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

Blessing of Palms. Left to right: Deacon Štěpán Šrubař, FSSP; Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP; Fr. David Franco, FSSP; Max Fernandez

Procession: Fr. David Franco, FSSP

Procession: Deacon Štěpán Šrubař, FSSP; Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP; Gabriel Uy

(Photos courtesy of Claire Phillips)

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Sacred Triduum in Toronto

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Holy Week at Holy Family, Vancouver


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


  • 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.

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Blessing of Epiphany Water

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.

(Photos courtesy of Claire Phillips)

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Vancouver Traditional Mass Society 2016 Annual General Meeting

peter-kwasniewskiThe 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:

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception


Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
3141 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC
Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m.

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Cardinal Collins to preach at Solemn High Mass in Toronto

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All Souls’ Day Latin Masses in Greater Vancouver

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.

Holy Rosary Cathedral
646 Richards Street, Vancouver
7 p.m. Low Mass (to be confirmed)

Sts. Joachim and Ann
2827 — 273rd Street, Aldergrove
5 p.m. Low Mass

St. Nicholas
20675 — 87th Avenue, Langley
8:10 a.m. Low Mass

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