20/06 Tuesday: Saint Anthony of Padua  2 Corinthians 8.1-9 [Gospel] Matthew 5.43-48
21/06 Wednesday: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga  2 Corinthians 9.6-11 [Gospel] Matthew 6.1-6, 16-18
22/06 Thursday: Saint Paulinus of Nola or Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More  2 Corinthians 11.1-11 [Gospel] Matthew 6.7-15
23/06 Friday:  2 Corinthians 11.18, 21b-30 [Gospel] Matthew 6.19-23
24/06 Saturday: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist  Isaiah 49.1-6  Acts 13.22-26 [Gospel] Luke 1.57-66, 80
First Reading: Exodus 19.1-6a
The Lord gave Moses his message, to inspire the Israelites in the wilderness. What inspiration do I need for encouragement in the challenging aspects of my life? How will I share my experience of God’s care and the joyful hope of his promise with others? Who in my life most needs God’s message right now?
Psalm 100: “We are his people: the sheep of his pasture.”
Second Reading: Romans 5.6-11
“God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” What is our responsibility now that we have been “reconciled to God” through Jesus’ death? What challenges do I have with this?
“Alleluia. The kingdom of God has come near: repent and believe the good news. Alleluia.”
Gospel: Matthew 9.36-10.8
How do I see myself in this gospel scenario: harassed and helpless like the crowds; praying for labourers; going out, gifted by the Holy Spirit to share the good news; in some other way…? How do I use the gifts I have received, to live the sacramental calling to be Jesus’ disciple? What do I need to progress as his disciple?
PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Danita Chow, Hong Van Le, Tuyen Thi Nguyen, Phu Thi Truong, Bernard Boos, Hanh Huynh, Mary Magdalene H, Thanh Thi Dao, Sa Thi Dang, Phuong Van Nguyen, Hoa Xuan Thi Le, Estrella Rodriguez, Felipe Sobredo, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (June)
For the abolition of torture: We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday June 17 at 9 AM
- Petition Mass for mental health healing.
Sunday June 18 at 8 AM
- Petition Mass for mental health healing
Sunday June 18 at 11:30 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for Marco Antonio Rabino. And for the souls of Jose Rabino and Benjamin Regaspi.
Second Collection: Pro-Life Sunday, we reflect on the sanctity of human life from its beginning at conception to its natural end. This weekend's second collection will help further the pro-life cause by supporting crisis pregnancy centres, anti-euthanasia groups, university pro-life groups, post-abortion ministry and others.
Day camp for children 5-12 years old: the Missionaries of Charity Sisters are offering day camp at our parish in the following weeks: July 3 - 7, and July 10 – 14, from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm each day. Participants meet in the church basement. Registration deadline is July 3. Registration forms and volunteer forms are at the entrance.
St. Joseph's Youth & Young Adults will host a camping trip from July 6th to July 9th at Fintry Provincial Park. We invite the parish's young people to sign up using the QR code found in the posters at the back of the church. Please contact youth group leaders Thuan and Peter for further questions or details.
St. Joseph's Youth and Young Adults are hosting Summer Saturdays for young people from grades 5 to 8. The events will recur every Saturday from July 15 till August 26, starting from 2:30pm and ending after mass at 5:00pm. Activities include sports, board games, and arts & crafts. Sign-up forms are provided at the back of the church or through the parish office. Please see the posters at the back of the church for further details.
Project Advance 2023: we thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support for our project advance campaign last year. This year, our parish Project Advance goal is $80,000. The parish rebate portion will go towards to our parish future renovation projects in the church and school. For more information, please see the volunteers after Mass, or visit our website for online donation.
Our Parish is always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talents in various areas such as: sacristans, readers, altar servers, choir members, gift bearers, parking lot attendants and so much more. Please speak with the Mass coordinator if you are able to help or would like more information.
Stay in Touch: We welcome emails or phone calls to the parish office (604-876-7826 / parish.[email protected]) if you have suggestions or need assistance. Please keep your contact information (address, phone, email) up to date.
Donations: To donate online go tohttps://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
*Street Missionary Weekend for Young Adults: Spend a weekend with other young adults in reaching out to our less privileged brothers and sisters on the streets of Vancouver! Participants will stay overnight at St. Mary's Parish in Vancouver. No experience necessary. From Thursday, July 13, to Monday, July 17. Registration deadline: Saturday, July 1. Learn more and apply at beholdvancouver.org/events.