2nd Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings: 

15/01 Monday: [1] 1 Samuel  15.16-23 [Gospel] Mark 2.18-22 

16/01 Tuesday: [1] 1 Samuel 16.1-13 [Gospel] Mark 2.23-28 

17/01 Wednesday: ST. ANTHONY [1] 1 Samuel 17.32-33, 37, 40-51 [Gospel] Mark 3.1-6 

18/01 Thursday: [1] 1 Samuel 18.6-9; 19.1-7 [Gospel] Mark 3.7-12 

19/01 Friday: [1] 1 Samuel 24.2-20 [Gospel] Mark 3.13-19 

20/01 Saturday: [1] 2 Samuel 1.1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 [Gospel] Mark 3.20-21  

21/01 Sunday: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time [1] Jonah 3.1-5, 10 [2] 1 Corinthians 7.29-31 [Gospel] Mark 1.14-20 

First Reading: 1 Samuel 3.3b-10,19 

Samuel was raised by Eli, the priest, and slept in God’s presence, but it did not occur to him that God might speak to him. What did I learn about God from my parents? From going to church? When have I recognized God calling or speaking to me? How do I help my children develop a personal relationship with God?     

Psalm 40: “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”  

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6.13c-15a, 17-20 

What are the implications of being a “member of Christ”, with one’s whole self? Am I fully committed? How does the sacrament of marriage glorify God through the union of the couple?              

“Alleluia! We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ, who brings us grace and truth.” Alleluia.” 

Gospel : John 1.35-42 

The apostles’ path to encountering Jesus began with an introduction from someone else. Who pointed Jesus out to me? What was I looking for when I first met Jesus? How and when did I discover that he was the Messiah? How has it changed my life direction?    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, Shirley De La Cruz, Nicole Van Humbeck, Caroline Bayle. 


(January) For The Gift Of Diversity In The Church: Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church. 


Saturday January 13 at 9 AM

  • Happy Wedding Anniversary for Vangie and Rey.

Saturday January 13 at 5PM

  • For the intention of Fatima Taguinol and Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday January 14 at AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Rey and Vangie on their 56th wedding anniversary.
  • For the soul of Rolando David, Rosalinda David and Manuel Mistica

Sunday January 14 at 11:30 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Melchor Mistica’s birthday.
  • For personal intention and healing.


*Second Collection: for Building Fund 

*St. Joseph’s school: is accepting registrations for kindergarten 2024-2025. This is the last week for priority registration, for our parishioners, for your children to attend St. Joseph’s school. 

*The Feast Day of our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple on Friday February 2nd, is also known as Candlemass.  English Mass will be celebrated at 9am with candle blessings before Mass. Bring your candles for blessing 

*Vietnamese Lunar New Year Mass on Saturday February 10: will be celebrated at 10:30am, followed by the Fair at St. Joseph’s school. There will be lion dance, music, food sale and game booths. All are welcome. 

*Sunday, February 11 is the World Day of the Sick. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be given after all Sunday Masses; 8am, 11:30am and 6pm. 

*Ash Wednesday on February 14, English Masses will be celebrated at 8am, 9am with the students of our school, and at 7pm. 

*Fast & Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. 

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.  

(From United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) 

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance. If you have troubled to find your envelope, please call parish office. 


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 to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 


*Making Sense of Counterwill: This video course by Dr. Gordon Neufeld reveals the dynamics controlling this instinct and provides suggestions for how to deal with it.On Tuesdays, from January 23 to February 20, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., via Zoom. Cost is $25. Learn more and register atbeholdvancouver.org/events

*Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference: is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. The next getaway is on the weekend of February 16-18, 2024 at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC. For more infor call Joyce 604-683-0281 ext. 223 or visit beholdvancouver.org/events

Bioethics Symposium on Mental Health - Applications Open: This year's symposium will bring together 15 professionals from all across Canada to Vancouver during the weekend of February 1-3, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible at physiciansforlife.ca/bioethics-symposium

Selected participants are only required to pay a $100 fee. Other expenses, including travel to Vancouver, accommodations, and meals will be covered thanks to the generosity of donors who believe in investing in young professionals. 

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