17/01 Monday: ST. ANTHONY  1 Samuel 15.16 - 23 [Gospel] Mark 2.18 - 22
18/01 Tuesday: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  1 Samuel 16.1 - 13 [Gospel] Mark 2.23 - 28
19/01 Wednesday:  1 Samuel 17.32 – 33, 37, 40 -51 [Gospel] Mark 3.1 - 6
20/01 Thursday: ST. FABIAN & ST. SEBASTIAN  1 Samuel 18.6 – 9; 19.1 - 7 [Gospel] Mark 3.7 - 12
21/01 Friday: ST. AGNES  1 Samuel 24.2 - 21 [Gospel] Mark 3.13 - 19
22/01 Saturday; ST. VINCENT 1] 2 Samuel 1.1 -4, 11 – 212, 19, 23 - 27 [Gospel] Mark 3.20 - 21
23/01 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Nehemiah 8.2 – 4a, 5 – 6, 8 - 10  1 Corinthians 12.12 - 30 [Gospel] Luke 1.1 – 4; 4.14 - 21
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading - Isaiah 62.1-5
How might God see his people and all creation today? Where on the spectrum between “Forsaken and Desolate” and “a crown of beauty”/ “a royal diadem”? What name is God giving to his land? How has God been active through history to wed his people to him? How has he been present through the generations of my family, and in my life?
Psalm 96: “Declare the marvelous works of the Lord among all the peoples.”
2. Second Reading -1 Corinthians 12.4-11
What gifts has the Spirit given to me? Have different gifts been activated at different phases of my life? How do my activities and service commitments align with these gifts? Am I over- or under-committed? How can we bring our gifts together in the parish to serve the common good?
“Alleluia! God has called us through the good news, that we may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
3. Gospel Reading - John 2.1-12
Why did Jesus perform the miracle at Cana? If I had been a guest or disciple at the wedding, what effect would his miracle have had on me? What does the story mean for me now, in my current stage of faith? How do I take Mother Mary’s guidance to heart?
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,
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (January)
For true human fraternity: We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Friday Jan 14 at 8AM
- For the soul of Joel Panado
Saturday Jan 15 at 9AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for Feast of Holy Infant of Jesus.
(After the Mass, please bless all the Holy Infant Jesus statues)
Saturday Jan 15 at 5PM
- For the souls of Marlon Bayle, Alicia Bayle and Enriqueta Camitan
Sunday Jan 16 at 11:30AM
- For the soul of Cecil Fanchez.
Please keep in your prayer the soul of our parishioners who passed away in November and December:
- Anna Fernando
- Anita Pagtakhan
- Kathleen Mary Dunroe
This Monday Jan 17 at 6:30PM, St. Patrick Regional Secondary School has a virtual open house on School’s youtube channel (www.youtube.com/stpatsceltics).
School Masses on Fridays have been suspended for the rest of January for health and safety concerns. Please keep our students and staff in your prayers.
In accordance with the most recent PHO guidelines, all gatherings beyond Masses, which include PREP classes have been suspended until further notice. We encourage you to attend the English Masses on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and Sunday at 8 am, since attendance is lower than other Masses and well below the provincial limit.
Masks for those ages 12 and up are always now mandatory – those with medical conditions are exempt.
The 2022 Parish envelopes are now available to be picked up in the Church Entrance.
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.
Bible in a Year 2022
Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes. Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word! Join the group from the Archdiocese of Vancouver who are listening to the Bible in a Year in 2022. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Into the Deep: What's New About Evangelization?
In this presentation, Eric Chow will present on the new evangelization: where this term comes from and what it means for us today. He'll share about Proclaim - a movement of the Archdiocese of Vancouver awakening disciples to proclaim Jesus in their homes and communities; and stories of how disciples are seeing God move through their evangelization efforts. Friday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
RCIA Team CGS Session 1
This event is for RICA Coordinators to bring your RCIA group to experience Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for a meditative and hands-on faith experience. Our CGS team has graciously offered to provide a session on the Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven. Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
St. Monica's Mission Holy Hour
Many parents are grieving the loss of their adult child’s faith in the Catholic Church. This Year of the Family is an ideal time of grace for parents to pray, fast, and sacrifice for their adult children’s conversion. Through St. Monica's Mission, A Prayerful Journey of Perseverance and Hope, parents are invited to join our monthly Holy Hours on the Third Friday of the month at various parishes across the Archdiocese. Saturday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
HRC Young Adults Holy Hour Happy Hour
We welcome you to Holy Rosary Cathedral for a Holy Hour, a peaceful time to connect with Jesus, followed by a social event for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Come spend time with God, experiencing His loving Presence and bringing your prayers and praises to Him before the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Hour is followed by a social event for young adults in their 20s and 30s, at a nearby restaurant. Friday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Supporting My Children in Their Growth - PRH WorkshopA perfect way to start the New Year for anyone (parents, grandparents, godparents & teachers) who is significant in the life of a child! Gain a better understanding of your children and of their needs, and, in this way, foster their development. a 4-Day PRH workshop Jan 22, 23, 29, 30 via Zoom at 9 AM. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.