21/06 Monday: ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA  Genesis 12.1-9 [Gospel] Matthew 7.1-5
22/06 Tuesday:  Genesis 13.2, 5-18 [Gospel] Matthew 7.6, 12-14
23/06 Wednesday:  Genesis 15.1-12, 17-18 [Gospel] Matthew 7.15-20
24/06 Thursday: SOLEMNITY THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST  Isaiah 49.1-6  Acts 13.22-26 [Gospel] Luke 1.57-66, 80
25/06 Friday:  Genesis 17.1, 5, 9-10, 15-22 [Gospel] Matthew 8.1-4
26/06 Saturday:  Genesis 18.1-15 [Gospel] Matthew 8.5-17
27/06 Sunday: Thirteenth Sunday in OT  Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24  2 Corinthians 8.7, 9, 13-15 [Gospel] Mark 5.21-43
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading Job 38.1-4, 8-11
Have there been times when I felt like Job, my trust in God battered by difficulties and discouragement? Did I question God: longing, like Job, for some understanding of the situation? How did God reply? How often has God reminded me, as he did Job, that his plans are far beyond my understanding? How can I avoid telling God what to do and ensure that my heart is open to his counsel in prayer?
Psalm 107: “Give thanks to the Lord; his steadfast love endures forever.”
2. Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5.14-17
In recent days, what motivations have inspired my efforts in different spheres of my life (e.g. home, work, social, religious)? Were there times when the love of Christ urged me on? Times when I was living more for Christ than for myself? What might have been different if I had let Christ be at the center at other times? What steps can I take to grow as a “new creation” who sees everyone and everything in a new way, with the eyes of the risen Christ?
“Alleluia. A great Prophet has risen among us; God has looked favourably on his people. Alleluia.”
3. Gospel Reading Mark 4.35-41
The disciples had Jesus beside them, but they feared that they would perish until he calmed the storm. At similar times in my life, how would I have answered Jesus: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Will it be any different next time? How have I experienced the Holy Spirit’s gift of awe and wonder (fear of the Lord) and what difference has it made?
PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Caroline Bayle, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Pho Ho, 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, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz, Fr. Vincent Thao Dinh, Fr. Joseph Thuy Le, Fr. Paul Dzung Tran
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH(June)
The Beauty of Marriage:
Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Sunday Mass June 20 at 11:30AM
- For the souls of:
- Jaime Carlos Lopez
- Rosarito Bucayan Tumlos
- For the intention of ROSELYN DABU for a successful Surgery and Recovery
- Thanksgiving mass for Mary ANN Baptista and family
Sunday Mass June 20 at 5PM
- For the souls in purgatory
Saturday June 19 at 8AM
- For the soul of Amando Del Rosario, death anniversary
Monday June 21 at 8AM
- For the special intention of Sandra Chua for a good health and blessings.
- For the soul of Francisca Simon, death anniversary
Tuesday June 22 at 8AM
- For the soul of ANITA HALL, death anniversary
Friday June 25 at 8AM
- For the soul of Nicolas Rebancos Recuenco.
Second collection: for Pro-life. The special second collection on June 19-20 will help support the life-affirming work of pro-life groups in our archdiocese. Donate today at support.rcav.org. Thank you for your generosity!
“Indoor” Mass: Indoor Masses will continue as previously scheduled and is still limited to 50 people. Please continue to register online for weekend Masses.
Holy Communion Distribution: on Sundays from 1pm to 1:45pm.
***** Sadly, Fr. Joseph-Mary will be leaving our parish to continue his service to our Lord, in Calgary, AB. We are forever grateful for his presence here in our parish, for his many contributions and for his insightful homilies. We send with him our prayers, our thoughts and our love as he takes on this new mission. Our parish doors and our hearts will always be open should there ever be an opportunity for your return. Thank you, Fr. Joseph-Mary.
The Church is open for private prayer: from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Hand sanitizer, supplies to clean the pews, and marking guides to ensure distancing are available. Please help lower the risk of spreading infection at church by trying to minimize your contacts and staying home when ill, wearing a mask in the church, hand washing/sanitizing, cleaning the pew when you leave and giving other people space to stay safe. Thank you very much!
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. Please keep your contact information (address, phone, email) up to date.
Donations: To donate online go to www.rcav.org/sunday-offering and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
Weekly Collection Envelopes: for 2021 can be picked up at the church entrance.
A NOTE OF CAUTION about attending any of the below in-person outdoor Masses to individuals listed below, because of their higher risk of suffering from serious complications of COVID-19:
- a person 70 years of age or older, even if they have been immunized against COVID-19.
- a person who is living with another person who is infected with COVID-19, or who has upper respiratory or influenza-like symptoms.
- a person with an underlying medical condition or a compromised immune system.
Pilgrimage to Holy Rosary Cathedral: will continue to meet outside the Cathedral each Sunday at 10AM to pray for the restoration of the public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as long as restrictions on public worship persist.
Drug or Alcohol Addiction Recovery: We offer a structured and supportive Catholic Christian 12-Step recovery program, in a pleasant, loving, family-like setting. We accept women of all faith backgrounds. For more information, visit: beholdvancouver.org/events.
Father's Day Mass at Gardens of Gethsemani: Join us to attend Mass in person at the Chapel of Gardens of Gethsemani, or to watch the live-streamed Mass online for a special Father's Day Mass in the Year of St. Joseph on Sunday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Learn more and register at https://beholdvancouver.org/
Estate and Memorial Planning Webinar: join the free presentation providing general information for preparing or updating your will and learning about the beauty of the funeral rite, and formulating pre-need arrangements on June 24 at 11 a.m. Thursday. Learn more and register at https://beholdvancouver.org/
Into the Deep: Saint Joseph: Myth or Mentor? During this Year dedicated by Pope Francis to St. Joseph, the patron saint of Canada, join Fr. Mark Gazin, CSB in exploring the possibilities of how this auspicious saint can be mentor, beyond the myth, for a new generation of Canadian Catholics. Friday, June 25, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Learn more and register at https://beholdvancouver.org/
PRH Workshop: Growing My Capacity to Love and Receive Love: join us this 4-day workshop from June 26 to 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to understand your need to be loved and what it is to love. Learn more and register at https://beholdvancouver.org/
Novena, Mass and Act of Entrustment to St. Joseph: on Thursday, July 1, Canada Day, join us in person or via live stream for the celebration of Mass and the Act of Entrustment to Saint Joseph at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12:10 pm. The novena will begin on Tuesday, June 22 and end on Wednesday, June 30. Each day, you will receive a reflection, prayer, and call to action. Learn more and register at https://beholdvancouver.org/
Priestly Ordination of Deacon Raffaele Salvino
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Vancouver joyfully announces the Ordination of Deacon Raffaele Salvino to the Priesthood through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Saturday, July 3 at 12 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. Watch the live stream at holyrosarycathedral.org.BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! https://beholdvancouver.org/