Holy Family Parish


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Join us for the Eucharistic Liturgy, the Catholic Church’s central act of worship. 
We offer coffee and refreshments after each Mass! We invite you to stay for a few minutes after Mass to socialize.

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Weekend Masses

9:00am (Includes Children’s Liturgy)

Weekday Masses

7:00pm Tuesday
9:00am Wednesday
7:00pm Thursday
9:00am Friday
9:00am Saturday (followed by Adoration)

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Holy Family Parish

352 10th Avenue
Hanover, ON N4N 2N6
(519) 364-1973

Phone Extensions

7 – St. Vincent de Paul 

Be Involved

Check back regularly for our main Parish programs and opportunities for mission and personal growth.

Alpha Program

Alpha is an 11-week course for new and old Catholics, based on a (free) communal meal and sharing together in small groups. It is intended to be both an introduction to the Christian faith as well as a renewal for those already in the Church.

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Network is a 3-week series for existing and potential volunteers. Don’t let its brevity fool you – this course is a life-altering exploration of your spiritual gifts. Be prepared for introspection, a follow-up consultation and even some homework!

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  • Parish Mission



The Message

Ini the 2000 years since being founded by Jesus Christ himself, the Catholic Church has been proclaiming to the world the Good News of the Gospel to all people, everywhere. Here is a quick look at our message.


1. Created for Eternal Life

God created human beings in his image and likeness, and intended for us to share his divine life for eternity. This communion between us, God, each other, and the rest of Creation is our destiny as human beings. Even now, we deeply desire this unity and search for it throughout our lives.

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2. The Fall

The effects of sin are apparent in the world around us. Sin is a rebellion against God, and the tendency toward it is a cancer we inherit from our parents; it destroys our communion with God and is at the root of all hatred and violence between people.

No human effort can correct this state of division between God and humankind.

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3. Redemption

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whosover believes in him would not perish, but may have everlasting life.” John 3:16 God alone can forgive sins and redeem the world from eternal damnation. Jesus, God made man, entered the world and offered himself as a victim, as the Lamb of God, and poured out his own blood in payment for the sins of the world.

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4. Restoration

Through friendship with Christ and by entry into the body of Christ, the Church through Baptism, everyone is invited to have their sins forgiven and their eternal destiny restored.

By the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, those redeemed by Christ are invited to fullness of life, peace of heart, and to become joyful witnesses of the new life they have received through Christ.

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Our Mission and Vision

Holy Family Parish is a mission in the world, specifically sent to Hanover and the surrounding area, to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. We strive to be a community of believers that not only welcomes and invites, but also that goes outside of our walls to meet the larger community where they are.

Mission Statement – Who we are

“Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always to the close of the age.”    (Mt. 28: 18-20)

Vision Statement – Who we hope to become

An evangelizing parish, driven out of our comfort zones into the world by the Holy Spirit to proclaim Jesus Christ – The Way, The Truth and The Life: the way to our heavenly home, the truth which is needed by a world that is confused and lost, and the life which heals and transforms us by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Strategic Priorities

Led by the Holy Spirit, these are the areas we are focusing on improving right now, for the Glory of God and the advancement of his Kingdom on Earth!

Welcoming Atmosphere

We are working towards making our Parish a place where all people, regardless of age, physical condition, involvement or length of membership feel welcome and loved.. both at church and at home.

Leadership Development

Looking to the “next 20”, those who show potential as missionary disciples, we are working to build up and equip leaders who will take our parish forward, by the power of the Holy Spirit working through them.

Small Faith-Sharing Groups

We hope to initiate numerous small faith-sharing groups, involving a large swath of the parishioner base, and building faith-sharing principles into existing ministries.

Evangelizing Mission

Many do not know Christ. Using Pope Francis’ model of “accompaniment”, we will present opportunities for parishioners to share their faith by accompanying people in their lives, and equipping them to do so.

Our Parish Team

The team is made up of staff and parish leaders appointed by the Pastor. We do our best to listen to the Holy Spirit, and to the members of our Parish, in order to humbly give the parish vision and direction.

Fr. Gary Schlack


Cheryl Chornaby

Pastoral Associate
Ministry to the Sick

Anne Rehkopf

Office Reception
Alpha Coordinator

Sam Zettel

Youth Evangelist
Youth Minister

Ted Zettel

Team Member
Choir Director

Deacon Charles Fernandes

Team Member

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