28/06 Monday: ST. IRENAEUS  Genesis 18.16-33 [Gospel] Matthew 8.18-22
29/06 Tuesday: SOLEMNITY  Acts 12.1-11  2 Timothy 4.6-8, 17-18 [Gospel] Matthew 16.13-19
30/06 Wednesday:  Genesis 21.5-5, 8-20 [Gospel] Matthew 8.28-34
01/07 Thursday:  Genesis 22.1-19 [Gospel] Matthew 9.1-8
02/07 Friday:  Genesis 23.1-4, 19; 24.1-8, 62-67 [Gospel] Matthew 9.9-13
03/07 Saturday: St. THOMAS  Ephesians 2.19-22 [Gospel] John 20.24-29
04/07 Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday in OT  Ezekiel 2.3-5  2 Corinthians 12.7-10 [Gospel] Mark 6.1-6
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24
Death confronts us in our personal lives and in our world. Recent news has highlighted children dying in residential schools, deaths from COVID, opioid overdose, the Florida building collapse and other tragedies. In these or any death, how have evil or corruption interacted with God’s plan? Why strive to avoid the company of the devil if physical death is inevitable? What steps can I take to grow in righteousness and incorruption, to help all things in God’s creation live?
Psalm30: “You have turned my mourning into dancing. O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.”
2. Second Reading 2 Corinthians 8.7, 9, 13-15
St. Paul commended the Corinthians’ growth as Christians, but he had to challenge them to be generous. Jesus similarly challenged the rich man (Mk 10.17-23). Am I as generous as I can be? What is a “fair balance” between my needs and all those in need of help? Who else is God putting in my circle of care, if I can trust Him to provide for me?
“Alleluia! Our Saviour Jesus Christ has abolished death and has brought us life through the Gospel.”
3. Gospel Reading Mark 5.21-43
“Do not fear, only believe.” When has my faith in Jesus been tested by desperate circumstances? When have I been ashamed or afraid to approach him, or faced ridicule for believing? What examples of Jesus’ healing do I treasure in my heart? Has Jesus been calling me out to share my experiences, or asking me to keep silent?
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. 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 27 at 11:30AM
- For the soul of Jaime Carlos Lopes and Rosarito Bucayan Tumios
- Petition Mass for early recovery of Elaine Ferrance
- For special intention of Edward Rodriguez
Saturday June 26 at 9 AM
- For the soul of Amando Del Rosario, death anniversary
Saturday June 26 at 5 PM
- For the soul of Elizabeth Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Thomas Bayle
Sunday Mass June 27 at 5PM
- For the soul of Leticia Caspellan.
Tuesday June 28 at 8AM
- For the soul of ANITA HALL, death anniversary
Wednesday June 30 at 8 AM
- For the soul of Alan Recuenco Relucio
Thursday July 1 at 8 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass
Friday July 2 at 8AM
- For the soul of Nicolas Rebancos Recuenco.
“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.
Thursday, July 1- Canada Day: the parish office will be closed. The 8am morning Mass will proceed as scheduled.
Our Parish Religious Education Program: is in need of teachers for the 2021-22 school year, beginning in September. Please contact Luz Bucad at 604-721-2473 for more information.
As the weather gets warmer, you are reminded to please attend Mass in modest and appropriate attire.
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.
Priestly Ordination of Deacon Raffaele Salvino: by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. this Saturday, July 3 at 12 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. Watch the live stream at holyrosarycathedral.org.
500 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES CELEBRATION CONTINUES: Join us on Friday, July 9 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for the live stream of our Second Quarterly Virtual Celebration “Salamat 2" -titled Receiving the Gift. Watch how the Filipinos uniquely received the gift of faith and continue to bring faith globally - featuring Fr. Dennis Flores, pastor of St. Anthony's in Agassiz and hosted by a young Filipino couple, Anton and Genifer Brosas.
Link will be provided closer to the date.
The Culture Project Presents: Human Dignity & social media: Corpus Christi Youth Ministry in Vancouver will be hosting The Culture Project International on July 10 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Zoom. he event is open to all youth from Grades 7-12. Contact us through [email protected]. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! https://beholdvancouver.org/