18/01 Monday:  Hebrews 5.1-10 [Gospel] Mark 2.18-22
19/01 Tuesday:  Hebrews 6.10-20 [Gospel] Mark 2.23-28
20/01 Wednesday:  Hebrews 7.1-3,15-17 [Gospel] Mark 3.1-6
21/01 Thursday: ST. AGNES  Hebrews 7.25-8.6 [Gospel] Mark 3.7-12
22/01 Friday:  Hebrews 8.6-13 [Gospel] Mark 3.13-19
23/01 Saturday:  Hebrews 9.2-3, 11-14 [Gospel] Mark 3.20-21
24/01 Sunday: SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD  Jonah 3.1-5, 10  1 Corinthians 7.29-31 [Gospel] Mark 1.14-20
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
- First Reading 1 Samuel 3.3b–10, 19
Who are the people who most often call me? How quickly do I usually respond? When has God spoken to me? How did I respond? Have
there been times when I tried to ignore or overlook his call? To postpone a response until a more convenient time? To anticipate what God wanted and act too hastily? To tell God how things should be? To fail to act on his message? To ponder every word as his servant? How did these responses work out? “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”
Psalm 40: “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”
- Second Reading 1 Corinthians 6.13c–15a, 7–20
“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?” “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?” How do St. Paul’s reminders help me understand and follow Church teaching, to grow in holiness?
“Alleluia! We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ, who brings us grace and truth. Alleluia.”
- Gospel Reading John 1.35 – 42
If I had been with John when Jesus walked by, what would I have done and said? Today, how do I answer Jesus: “What are you looking for?” Where is he staying now, for me? The disciples were impelled to stay with Jesus. How is my attraction to Jesus affecting my life? How do I tell others, “We have found the Messiah” and bring them to him?
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 ThiDang, Phuong Van Nguyen, Hoa Xuan Thi Le, Estrella Rodriguez, FelipeSobredo, Long Van Nguyen, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De LaCruz, Dinh Thi Luyen, Fr. Vincent Thao Dinh, Andrew Gock.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (January) Human Fraternity:
May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.
Marian Family Cenacle: Our Lady invites all people to enter the Cenacle of her Immaculate Heart through prayer and consecration, to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for personal growth in holiness and for the world. We invite you to join an online Cenacle in the evening (except Sunday) from 7:00-9:00 pm (Rosary, prayers, meditation and Divine Mercy). Contact Nevelyn at 604-725- 5912 or [email protected]
A full funeral service at our parish: the parish has recently established a Funeral Committee to assist our parishioners in making funeral arrangements with our church, a funeral home, morgue, cremation, and cemetery. The service from our Parish Funeral Committee is free of charge, please contact the parish office for more information.
All Were Filled: Do you know anyone struggling to have enough food to eat? Maybe you lost your job due to Covid-19 and are having trouble making ends meet. The All Were Filled Project offers free frozen food packets of hearty soups and/or entrées to put over rice, pasta or potatoes. There is no qualifying requirement to receive the food, and your order is confidential. Every week, you can order your box of food by Friday at 5 pm and pick it up or have it delivered on Friday afternoon the following week. Just call 604-876-7826 or email [email protected] to order a box that has 6 different dishes (7 servings each). We are in this together. Help us get the word out or call to place your order today. No one we know should go hungry!
Volunteers for All Were Filled: Thank you to everyone who has offered to help so far! Volunteers are still welcome. if you would like to help deliver boxes for about 1 hour on Fridays starting between 4:30 and 5 pm, please call the parish office. The schedule will be about once a month and confirmed during that week.
Weekly Collection Envelopes: for 2021 can be picked up at the church entrance.
Prayers of the Faithful: Can you be an instrument of the Holy Spirit in helping to write General Intercessions for Sunday Mass, once or twice a month? Guidance and mentoring will be provided. Please let the parish office know if you can help.
Project Advance 2020: Thank you to everyone who donated to Project Advance! Our Parish collected $75,580.00 and met our goal for this year. Your support for Project Advance is a great help for the archdiocese and for our parish.
Mass schedules: The suspension of Masses in person has been extended until February 05 by the provincial health officer. Please check our website for further COVID updates in February.
Livestreamed Masses continue at 11:30 am Sunday in English, and Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday at 9:30 am in Vietnamese.
Receiving Holy Eucharist: Our priests are now distributing the Holy Eucharist every Sunday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. The requirements are to prepare well before receiving the Eucharist, such as being free from all sins, especially mortal sins, and to commit to attending Mass online.
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.
Collections in the month of December:
Regular collection: $31,933.00
Building Fund: $10,357.00
Pilgrimage to Holy Rosary Cathedral: will continue to meet outside the Cathedral each Sunday to pray for the restoration of the public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as long as restrictions on public worship persist.
Explore life's big questions: try Alpha! Join Alpha to connect with others, hear different perspectives and contribute your own in an honest, friendly and open environment. Starts Jan 06. For info and to register visit: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/207 3
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: from Jan 18-25. “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”- (John 15:5-9) calls us to pray and to work for reconciliation and unity in the church. Sign-up for daily prayers at rcav.org/unity
Preventing the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide - An EPC International Conference: join us for a directional free online zoom conference on euthanasia and assisted suicide on Saturday, Jan. 23 to stop or contain the spread of this deadly issue in your state or country, especially during the pandemic. Register for free at https://beholdvancouver.org/events/pre venting-the-spread-of-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide-an-epc-international-
Online Safety for Children Webinar: all parents, grandparents, and teachers are welcomed to join us on Jan 26 at 7:00 pm regarding how to keep their children safe while online during the pandemic. Register online for free at https://beholdvancouver.org/events/onli ne-safety-for-children
Dialogue on Aging's Virtual Public Presentation Session: join us to
explore “Growing Older and Wiser – Mindfulness and Aging” by Dr. Elisabeth Drance, on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 pm, to support seniors’ well-being. For more information, please visit https://publicpresentations.providenceh ealthcare.org/
Into the Deep: Reading Fratelli Tutti: Pope Francis' Vision of Fraternity and Social Friendship Join this free event on Friday, Jan. 29 from 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom. Register at https://beholdvancouver.org/events/into -the-deep-fraternity-and-social- friendship
Deus Caritas Est - God is Love Women's Faith Study: Join us for this 8-week faith study to meet other Catholic women and grow deeper in your relationship with God starting from Feb For more information, please visit:
CANCELLED: Mass Wedding for Civilly Married Couples by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, previously scheduled for Feb 6 at 1:30 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Surrey.
33 Day Consecration to St. Joseph at Corpus Christi Parish: Join Father Richard Conlin via Zoom on Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 PM from February 15 to March 15 and Consecration Mass on March 19th to start the Year of St. Joseph! Register for free at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjiNCga7fcKkTMLQdhnaM7k_T-LQUhF-pNu7fmXEQMVbufQQ/viewform
Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Would you like to transform your marriage or get your old relationship back? Join us on Feb. 26-28 (Registration deadline is Feb. 19). Register now at https://beholdvancouver.org/events/virtual-worldwide-marriage-encounter-5
BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! https://beholdvancouver.org/