2nd Sunday Of Easter Bulletin

Daily readings:

25/04 Monday: St. Mark [1] peter 5.5b-14 [Gospel] Mark 16.15-20

26/04 Tuesday: Our Lady of Good Counsel [1] Acts 4.32 - 37 [Gospel] John 3.7b - 15

27/04 Wednesday: Solemnity [1] Acts 5.17 – 26 [Gospel] John 3.16 - 21

28/04 Thursday: St. Peter Chanel or St. Louis Grignion de Montfort [1] Acts 5.27 - 33 [Gospel] John 3.31 - 36

29/04 FridaySt. Catherine of Siena [1] Acts 5.34 - 42 [Gospel] John 6.1-15 

30/04 SaturdaySt. Marie of the Incarnation [1] Acts 6.1-7 [Gospel] John 6.16 - 21

01/05 SUNDAY: 3rd Sunday of Easter [1] Acts 5.28-32, 40b-41 [2] Revelation 5.11-14 [Gospel] John21.1-19


1. First Reading Acts 5.12-16

Many came to believe in the Lord through the apostles’ testimony and miracles. They esteemed the apostles but did not dare join them. As time passed, what happened to the initial apostolic fervour that inspired faith and growth of the Church? How does the Church today compare to apostolic times? How do I participate as a believer in Christ? If believers dared to be mentored as apostles, what might happen?

Psalm 118: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever.”

2. Second Reading - Revelation 1.9-11a, 12-13, 17-19

John patiently kept close to the Lord through trials and kingdom moments. What has my journey of faith been like? What sustains my relationship to Christ? When have I been especially aware of God’s guidance and call? What is God asking of me now?

 “Alleluia! You believed, Thomas, because you have seen me; blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe.

3. Gospel Reading - John 20.19-31

What holds me back from belief in Christ and his Church? What do I need from the Lord to accept him as our Risen Savior, to go where he sends me and to do his work? What do all the people who have not seen him need, to unlock the doors of fear and find joy in his gifts of peace and forgiveness?

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,


For health care workers: We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.


Friday April 22 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Friday April 22 at 9am

For the soul of Jackie Casagrande

Saturday April 23 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Lutgarda Camitan, Alicia Bayle, Aurea Andavias, Asuncion M.Salvo and Jesus T.Salvo for Death anniversary

Sunday April 24 at 11:30AM

- For the souls of Celestino Peco and Maximino Salvador

Sunday April 24 at 6pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Monday April 25 at 8am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Đaminh and 2 souls of Maria

Tuesday April 26 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Wednesday April 27 at 7pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Thursday April 28 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.


Please keep in your prayer the soul of our parishioners who passed away in November, December and January:

  • Gyula Bozsik
  • Anna Fernando
  • Anita Pagtakhan

St. Patrick Regional Secondary School is recruiting for a position of Technology & Career Life Education Teacher. Application, please submit CV to Mr. Ralph Gabriele, Principal at St. Patrick Regional Secondary School via [email protected]Employment Start Date: September 1, 2022.


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. 


* Unlocking The Hidden Job Market Workshop Series (Online)

This workshop series will give practical information on how to tap into the "elusive" hidden job market using effective job search strategies such as strategic networking and the art of conducting informational interviews, rather than relying solely on job postings. You will also get tips on how to create impactful resumes & proposals. Begins Saturday, April 30 at 9:45 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Hold Me Tight® Workshop

In Hold Me Tight®, you will learn and experience a groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners but in individual partners themselves. Cameron & Trisha McManus, MAMFT, RCC, will be leading this weekend workshop, taking place Friday evening (6:30pm to 9:30pm), Saturday (10:30am to 6:30pm), and Sunday (10:30am to 4:30pm). Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Moms Retreat: She Pondered These Things in Her Heart

An invitation to nurture your soul with other moms in preparation for Mother's Day. Retreat Director Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div. will offer inspiring inputs and invite us to ponder prayerfully our journey and vocation as moms, using scripture, poetry, art, and music. Morning includes quiet time for personal prayer, small group spiritual conversation, and muffins. All moms are welcome. Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

March for Life VictoriaThe event includes a march from Centennial Square down Government St. to the BC Legislature. Once at the Legislature a number of guest speakers will educate the attendees on the current challenges facing the Culture of Life. ​​​Thursday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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