1st Sunday of Lent Bulletin

Daily readings:

27/2 Monday:  St GREGORY OF NAREK [1] Leviticus 19.1-2,11-18 [Gospel] Matthew 25.31-46

28/2 Tuesday: [1] Isaiah 5.510-11   [Gospel] Matthew 6.7-15

1/3 Wednesday: [1] Jonah 3.1-10 [Gospel] Luke 11.29-32

2/3   Thursday: [1] Esther 14.1,3-5, 12-14 [Gospel] Matthew 7.7-12

3/3 Friday: [1] Ezekiel 18.21-28 [Gospel] Matthew 5.20-26

4/3   Saturday: SAINT CASIMIR [1] Deuteromy 26.16-19 [Gospel] Matthew 5.43-48

5/3 2nd Sunday of Lent [1] Genesis 12.1-14 [2] 2 Timothy 1.8b-10 [Gospel] Matthew 17.1-9

First Reading: Genesis 2.7-9, 16-18, 25; 3.1-7

How do I react when someone forbids something, or tells me what to do? If I had been Adam or Eve, how might I have responded to the serpent’s temptation? How is the devil tempting me in my current state, to draw me away from God? How do I counter those temptations?  

Psalm 51:  “Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.”

Second Reading: Romans 5.12-19

What has Jesus done for us? How does faith help us to appreciate and benefit from God’s free gifts of grace and righteousness, offered through Christ

Praise to you, Lord, king of eternal glory!” Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 

Gospel: Matthew 4.1-11

  How do the three temptations of Jesus show up in my life or the lives of those around me? What challenges am I facing that seem like the devil is putting me to the test? What strategies does the devil use to try to convince Jesus? How does Jesus’ example help me to recognize the work of the devil and send him away?         

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.


For victims of abuse: We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.


Wednesday February 22 at 7 PM

-For the soul of Renato Pagal.

Thursday February 23 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Gil Christian Alcayde.
  • Thanksgiving Mass for Bryan Blancos 27th Birthday.

Saturday February 25 at 9 AM

  • For the soul of Emma David.

Petition Mass for mental health recovery and reconciliation 

Saturday February 25 at 5 PM

  • For the soul of Minerva Quizon Gordon, 2nd death anniversary.
  • Thanksgiving Mass for Vira Aracat. For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Elizabeth Bayle.

Sunday February 26 at 8 AM

  • For soul of Braulio Simon Sr.

Sunday February 26 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Peter Bermas.
  • For the soul of Gladys Yat.

Wednesday March 1 at 7 PM

  • Thanksgiving Mass. 


This Sunday's second collection is for the St. Joseph's Society this collection supports our retired priests who have dedicated their entire life to the Church. Generous support from the community ensures a comfortable living environment, quality medical care, and other essential services for our retired priests.

During the Lenten Season, our Parish will have “Stations of the Cross” every Wednesday, beginning at 6:20pm. All are encouraged to attend.

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. 


How to discuss MAiD with our families and friends: 

As the safeguards and restrictions for MAiD slowly disappear and doctors/hospitals are being required to present this option to their patients, how do we talk to our loved ones and friends about end-of-life decisions? How do we answer the questions about pain and suffering? How do we protect our loved ones? What do we say? Join Alex Schadenberg as he answers these questions and presents the truth about euthanasia and assisted suicide. On Wednesday, Mar. 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre and Thursday, Mar. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Parish. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events. No registration is required.

Integritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health

Join us as we continue the dialogue on mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by a mental health professional equipped to answer your questions on the following dates:

Mar. 22 - Session 3: Mental Illness - PJ Lewis

Apr. 26 - Session 4: Self-Care – Denis Boyd 

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Online or in-person at Saint Mary Parish, Vancouver; Saint Patrick Parish, Maple Ridge; Christ the Redeemer, West Vancouver; Good Shepherd Church, Surrey. ​​​​​​Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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