6/3 Monday:  Daniel 9.3, 4b-10 [Gospel] Luke 6.36-38
7/3 Tuesday: SAINT PERPETUA AND SAINT FELICITY  1.10,16-20, 27-28, 31 [Gospel] Matthew 23.1-12
8/3 Wednesday: SAINT JOHN OF GOD  Jeremiah 18.18-20 [Gospel] Matthew 20.17-28
9/3 Thursday: SAINT FRACES OF ROME  Jeremiah 17.5-10 [Gospel] Luke 16.19-31
10/3 Friday:  Genesis 37.3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28 [Gospel] Matthew 21.33-43, 45-46
11/3 Saturday:  Micah 7.14-15, 18-20 [Gospel] Luke 15.1-3, 11-32
12/3 3rd Sunday of Lent  Exodus 17.3-7  Romans 5.1-2, 5-8 [Gospel] John 4.5-42
First Reading: Genesis 12.1-14
When has God called me to new challenges and new undertakings in life and in my spiritual journey? How did I recognize and respond to God’s call? What did those experiences teach me about God and his promises, and about faith?
Psalm 51: “Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.”
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1.8b-10
How do I feel about suffering, especially about “suffering for the Gospel”? What challenges have I faced when it was difficult to accept God’s will? How has the grace of Christ been active in my life, in those or other circumstances?
“Praise to you, Lord, king of eternal glory! Man does not live by bread alone, but every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Gospel: Matthew 4.1-11
How did the Transfiguration affect the three apostles? Why might Jesus have wanted them to experience it with him then? What profound experiences of God has God given me? How did they affect my relationship to God, my faith and my Christian life?
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.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (March)
For parishes: We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday March 4 at 9 AM
- For the soul of Barbara Doyle.
Saturday March 4 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Elizabeth Bayle.
Sunday March 5 at 8 AM
- For the souls of Dominador Senior and Monica Juco.
- Thanksgiving Mass for 24th Birthday.
Sunday March 5 at 11:30 AM
- For the soul of Godo Fredo Sampang.
- For the soul of Mrs. Sin.
Monday March 6 at 8 AM
- For the soul Maria Vincent Brenda Nguyen.
- For intention of reconciliation and peace.
Tuesday March 7 at 8 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass and safe trip for Kevin Lim.
Thurday March 9 at 8 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass and birthday Marleen Ahman.
Friday March 10 at 9 AM
- For the soul of Chester van der Kooi.
In preparation for our parish celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph, everyone is invited to pray the Novena to St. Joseph, starting on Thursday March 9, after weekday and Saturday morning Masses and Sunday 11:30 am Mass.
In the spirit of Lenten almsgiving, St. Joseph's Youth & Young Adults will be supporting the Sisters of Charity by accepting food donations on Saturday, March 18th for our community members in need. Non-perishable items can be placed in the donation bin in the church parlor after Sunday mass before the 18th. Perishable foods will be collected on Saturday, March 18th at the end of the Church. Thank you for your support.
During the Lenten Season, our Parish will have “Stations of the Cross” every Wednesday, beginning at 6:20pm. All are encouraged to attend.
On Saturday, March 18 at 10:30am there will be a Bilingual Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph, followed by food and entertainment, please sign up your name and number of attendee into the sign up sheet available at the church entrance.
On Wednesday, March 22nd, everyone is invited to join the Lenten penitential service at 7 p.m. There will be a sermon given by a guest priest, followed by confession, accompanied by music from the Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
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.
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. The last two topics will be covered 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.
Locations: Online or in-person at Saint Mary Parish, Vancouver; Saint Patrick Parish, Maple Ridge; Christ the Redeemer, West Vancouver; Good Shepherd Church, Surrey.
Facilitators: Denis Boyd and PJ Lewis.
Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.