22/06 Monday:  2 Kings 17.5-8, 13-15a, 18 [Gospel] Matthew 7.1-5
23/06 Tuesday:  2 Kings 19.9b-11, 14-21, 31-36 [Gospel] Matthew 7.6, 12-14
24/06 Wednesday: THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST  Isaiah 49.1-6  Acts 13.22-26 [Gospel] Luke 1.57-66, 80
25/06 Thursday:  2 Kings 24.8-17 [Gospel] Matthew 7.21-29
26/06 Friday:  2 Kings 25.1-12 [Gospel] Matthew 8.1-4
27/06 Saturday:  Lamentations 2.2, 10-14, 18-19 [Gospel] Matthew 8.5-17
28/06 Sunday: THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  2 Kings 4.8-12a, 14-16  Romans 6.3-4, 8-11 [Gospel] Matthew 10.37-42
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
- Jeremiah 20.10-13
Jeremiah was gravely persecuted as God’s prophet. Are prophets in our time under similar attack? Has God called me to speak uncomfortable truths to others? How does he strengthen me to do his will?
Psalm 69: “Lord, in your steadfast love, answer me.”
- Second Reading Romans 5.12-15
“Sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not reckoned when there is no law.” How have societal norms changed concepts of what is wrong and what is not? Were abuse and discrimination less sinful when they were common behaviours? Are sexual transgressions less sinful in our time? Given the pervasive hold of sin and death on all of us, what is our cause for hope?
Alleluia! “The Spirit of truth will testify on my behalf, says the Lord, and you also are to testify.”
- Gospel Reading Matthew 10.26-33
The disciples needed encouragement – do I need Jesus’ talk too? What scares me about proclaiming my faith? What parts do I want to cover up? Do I care more what God wants or what people think of me? Do I trust that God cares for me? Will I acknowledge my faith or keep silent?
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
May God bless all fathers and father-figures who have touched our lives.
Let us keep them in our prayers.
Join us again for Mass! Daily Mass in English is Monday to Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 9 am. There is no Novena Mass at this time. Weekday Mass in Vietnamese is Tuesday to Thursday at 11:30 am and Friday at 7 pm.
Anticipated Masses are Saturday at 5 pm (English) and 7:30 pm (Vietnamese), and Sunday Masses at 11:30 am (English) and 9:30 am and 3:30 pm (Vietnamese). 6 pm Sunday Mass (English) will resume July 5. Please spread the word!
Pre-registration is required for Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday Masses, to maintain the 50 person limit. Deadline is noon Friday but Masses may fill up earlier. Please read this information letter
and follow the links to register online, or phone the parish office for a place. The parish must observe attendance limits and keep records of everyone present at each Mass. This is for your safety in case of virus exposure. Please give others a chance to attend by not signing up for Mass every week.
Livestreamed Masses continue: in English at 11:30 am Sunday, and in Vietnamese at 7 pm Friday, 7 pm Saturday (Rosary at 6:30 pm) and 9:30 am Sunday. Texts of readings and hymns for English Mass can be downloaded from our website before Sunday Mass.https://stjosephvancouver.ca/en/
Stay in Touch: We welcome emails or phone calls to the parish office (604-876-7826 / [email protected]) if you have suggestions or need assistance.
Church is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (except 30 minutes before to 30 minutes after Masses); 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.
Confession: by appointment. Please call the parish office or one of the priests to arrange a time.
Second Collection (June 20/21) is for Pro-Life. To donate online, choose the option to donate to a second collection and select the date.
March – May (3 month period)
Weekly offerings: $37,481.60
Building Fund: $18,354.00
June 7: Weekly offerings $3066.00
Building Fund: $2510.00
Thank you for supporting the parish. To donate online (one-time or regularly) go to www.rcav.org/sunday-offering and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
Tax Receipts: Please contact the parish office for tax receipts or to update your information.
RESOURCES AND EVENTS ONLINE
Project Advance information for 2020 is available at www.projectadvance.ca If you received a letter and response card from the Archbishop, you can donate now, if you wish, by mail, at the parish office or online via the Project Advance website. Project Advance fundraising in parishes is postponed until September.
BEHOLD: Have you signed up? This new archdiocesan portal is for Catholics at all stages of the faith journey. Encounter Jesus and delve into the life He offers you. Spiritual writing, workshops, events and links to other resources can now be found at https://beholdvancouver.org/
Parenting on the Wings of Faith for Single Parents: A webinar workshop led by Don Lasell, to provide solo-parents or caregivers practical tools and a deeper understanding of how to help children make a firm footing in life, using a faith-based approach. Monday, June 22 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Register online at beholdvancouver.org/events
Birthright Virtual Walk/Run: June 23 – 30. Open to everyone. Walk 3 km any time during the week, fundraise and take pictures of where you walked. Register at [email protected] Send your pictures to us and see where the road leads Birthright.
Vancouver’s Life Community Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 24, 7 – 8 pm (on Zoom). This registered BC charity and not for profit society aims to inspire a culture of life in the community. It manages three programs: Dying Healed, The YP Lounge and The Curriculum on Principles and Choices. Call (604) 733-6266 for info. Register at https://lifecollective.io/vancouver/events
Who is Jesus, like for real? Who is Jesus? A good man, a main character in the bible, a boring historical figure, a judgemental taskmaster? Meet Jesus anew: the most captivating, passionate, engaging, loving man to walk the earth – and He wants to be in a relationship with you! Wednesday, June 24, 7:30–9 pm. Register at: beholdvancouver.org/events
Dialogue on Aging: Free online series. Session 3 is Thursday, June 25, 1:00 pm. Register at beholdvancouver.org/events. At 1:00 pm, explore virtual interactive exhibits from the comfort of your home, ask questions, win prizes. At 2:00 pm Dr. Julie Robillard’s talk, “The Future Is Here: Choosing new technologies to support healthy brain aging” will review current and novel assistive technologies to support healthy aging (wearables, home sensors, smart phone applications, health websites, robots) and key ethical issues regarding benefits and harms of these devices for older adults. Includes tips and tricks to help older adults decide if a new technology is right for them.
Divorce in the Church: Secondary Trauma and Loss – Thursday June 25, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Fr. Bryan Duggan will explore the impact of divorce on secondary relationships, especially the Church community, and the process of grieving and healing from these losses. Register at beholdvancouver.org/events. Future events from the Ministry to the Divorced and Separated: online small group discussion (Thursday, July 9) and online community prayer (Thursday July 23), all from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Forged in the Fire: an online workshop with Jake and Heather Khym, sharing a Catholic approach to navigating suffering and the challenges of life. The fall of Adam and Eve brought pain into the world, but through the resurrection, Jesus has turned suffering into a path to new life. Thursday, June 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. Register at beholdvancouver.org/events
Holy Angels Mausoleum Dedication Mass: with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Sunday June 28 at 2:30 pm. This special Mass will be live-streamed on Gardens of Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery website: rccav.org/live
Surviving the Summer at Home: How knowing your child’s temperament and love language will help- Frances and Matt Maddalozzo share their family testimony (8 children), elaborating on the graces that come with understanding temperaments and love languages in the family. Discover practical tips for understanding our own children during this unusual summer at home. Monday June 29, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Register at: beholdvancouver.org/events
PRH Who Am I? Workshop: Discover the richness within yourself; improve relationships (family, friends, workplace, ministry); increase your productivity and find greater solidarity in decision-making. Thursday-Sunday, July 2-5. Register at: beholdvancouver.org/events
St. Mark’s College Summer Institute Is God calling you to theological, pastoral or other religious study? In two weeks (July 6-17) you can complete 3-credit courses with daily classes. Consider taking a Catholic Core course, an elective course or both. View course offerings and register at: registrar.stmarkscollege.ca