St. Joseph Parish

" In Suffering, One Learns How To Love"- St Gemma

We're Reopening 🚨 St. Joseph School

Welcome to the Parish Community!

Welcome to the parish community! We’re so glad you’ve decided to join us. If you haven’t already, say “hello” to our parish priest, Father Martin Nguyen, O.P. He would love to meet you.
Church is open for personal or family prayer from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Hand sanitizer, extra cleaning of the pews, and marking guides to ensure distancing are in use.
Masses have been resumed! the Archbishop has issued guidelines for Masses for up to a total of 49 people, in compliance with public health directives. Daily Mass in English will be from Monday to Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 9 am. There will be no Novena Mass, to reduce gathering time. Songs and prayers of the faithful during during Mass must be shorter. Weekday Mass in Vietnamese will be Tuesday to Thursday at 11:30 am and Friday at 7 pm.

Update on attendance at Mass

For Sunday Masses: You must continue to pre-register to attend any Sunday Mass. Please keep this in mind: you are strongly recommended to pre-register for only one Sunday Mass every two weeks.

You will be able to attend weekday Masses without having pre-registered. For Sunday Masses, there will be one or two people working outside at the church door to take your name and contact information. It is strongly recommended that you pre-register if you wish to have a guarantee that you will be admitted to the Mass. In particular, we anticipate that there will be strong demand for Sunday Masses. We will not allow more than 50 people into the church (including the Mass celebrant), so if you wish to be sure that you will have a place at those Masses, pre-registration is strongly recommended. 

With respect to Sunday Masses, we kindly recommend that you attend the Masses at 5 pm on Saturdays and 6 pm on Sundays instead of 11:30 am Sunday Masses which always reach to the number 50. 

Vietnamese Sunday Masses: The maximum of people allowed being 50 in the church, 20 (before the screen) in the basement. In order to give as many attendees as possible an opportunity to attend Sunday Masses, we ask that you pre-register for only one Sunday Mass every two weeks

  • Please always maintain the 2 m (6 feet) physical distancing, from others not from your household, at all times.
  • Walk single file down the aisle as you approach the priest for communion in the hand, with a table in between (for people not standing too close to priest). Please, receive the Holy Communion in the hand, not on the tongue. Please don’t utter AMEN vocally. Only bow down and say AMEN in heart as receiving the Holy Communion.
  • Volunteers needed: After each Mass, the seats used will be disinfected before the next Mass. It is highly appreciated if you can help with this after each Mass.
  • It is strongly recommended to stay away especially if you are ill (fever, cough, flu, headache…) or are a vulnerable person health-wise. It is better to be cautious for your own protection and for the protection of others in these difficult times. 
  • Your cooperation and care for others will allow us to celebrate safely. Our sincere appreciation to everyone in advance.

God bless,

Parish Office

St. Joseph’s Parish, Vancouver

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Our History

In 1978, through the introduction of Father Da Minh Bao, OP, the Archbishop of Vancouver officially invited Father Dominic Nguyen Huu Luong, of the Eucharist, to look after the Vietnamese Catholic community in Vancouver.

He borrowed the Blessed Sacrament church of the French community, located on Heather Street to gather CGVN brothers and sisters on weekends, to celebrate Mass in their mother tongue and to live together.

Mass Schedule

Weekday English Mass Schedule

8h00 am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Except first Friday)

9h00 am – First Friday and every Saturday.

7h00 pm – Wednesdays with Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Weekend English Mass Schedule


9:00 am – English Mass

5:00 pm – English Mass


8:00 am – English Mass

11:30 am – English Mass (in this difficult Covid-19 time)

6:00 pm – English Mass


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Our Goal: $100,000


Current Pledges: $81,235

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