2nd Sunday of Lent Bulletin

Daily readings:

26/02 Monday: [1] Daniel 9.3, 4b-10 [Gospel] Luke 6.36-38

27/02 Tuesday: [1] Isaiah 1.10, 16-20, 27-28, 31 [Gospel] Matthew 23.1-12

28/02 Wednesday: [1] Jeremiah 18.18-20 [Gospel] Matthew20.17-28

29/02 Thursday: [1] Jeremiah 17.5-10 [Gospel] Luke 16.19-31

01/03 Friday: [1] Genesis 37.3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28 [Gospel] Matthew 21.33-43, 45-46

02/03 Saturday: [1] Micah 7.14-15, 18-20 [Gospel] Luke 15.1-3, 11-32

03/03 Sunday: 3rd Sunday of Lent [1] Exodus 20.1-17 [2] 1 Corinthians 1.18, 22-25  [GospelJohn 2.13-25

First Reading: Genesis 22.1-2, 9-13, 15-18

When have I felt tested by God? What similarities and differences were there, compared to God’s test of Abraham? What did I learn through the testing, and how has it changed my faith and my interaction with God, especially in times of trial?       

Psalm 116: “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”

Romans 8.31b-35, 37

“If God is for us, who is against us?” “Who is to condemn?” “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?” What are my greatest fears, and how does my faith prepare me to face them?          

“Praise and honour to you, Lord Jesus Christ! From the bright cloud the Father’s voice is heard: This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to him.”

 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

What experiences in my spiritual journey have had the most striking impact on my faith and relationship to Christ? What confusing aspects of the experiences, or unanswered questions, remained afterwards? The apostles didn’t question their experience of Jesus’ transfiguration, although they wondered what was coming. How would I counsel someone who has had a profound spiritual experience?   

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.


For the new martyrs: We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.


Sunday February 25 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Minerva Gordon, 3rd year Death Anniversary.

Sunday February 25 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Jose Yap

Monday February 26 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Theresa and for the intention of her family.

Tuesday February 27 at 8AM

  • Petition Mass for the health of Stanley Armand

Friday March 01 at 9AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass



(in English)

Lenten retreat & Penitential Service:

  • Retreat Master: Rev. Deacon Paul Phong Hoang, SCJ
  • English service: Wednesday March.13, 2024
  • 18:00: Station of the Cross
  • 18:30: Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • 19:00: Holy Mass
  • 19:30: Retreat
  • 20:00: Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession

Extra Penitential Service:

  • During office hours, Tuesdays to Fridays 9am-4pm and 30 mins before all Weekend Masses. 
  • Tuesday Mar.19, Wednesday Mar.20 and Friday Mar.22, Tuesday Mar.26 from 6pm-7pm

St. Joseph’s Feast Day: Mar.16,2024

  • No 9:00 Mass
  • 10:00: Procession
  • 10:30: Holy Bilingual Mass
  • 11:30: Lunch Reception.

Please note: the actual St. Joseph’s Feast day: Mar.19, English Mass at 8:00.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE, Mar.24-Mar.29, 2024

  • Palm Sunday (24/03): As regular Sunday schedule
  • Mass for Monday to Tuesday: 8:00 AM
  • 19:00 Mass on Wed 27/03 is cancelled due to Chrism Mass

(Wed 27, at 17:00 Priests Concelebrating Chrism Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral)


  • HOLY THURSDAY (Mar.28):
  •  9:00: Tenebrae (chanted Morning Prayer)
  •  11:00-16:00: Silent Eucharistic Adoration
  •  18:00 Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  •  GOOD FRIDAY (Mar.29): Fast & Abstinence:
  •  9:00: Tenebrae
  •  9:40: Divine Mercy Novena
  •  10:00: Stations of the Cross
  •  15:00: The Passion of the Lord Celebration
  • SATURDAY (Mar.30):
  •  9:00: Tenebrae
  •  9:40: Divine Mercy Novena
  •  19:00: Easter Vigil (Resurrection)

EASTER SUNDAY, Mar.31 as regular Sunday schedule


  • Divine Mercy Novena: Mar.31 to April 06, 2024: will be done after English morning Masses (daily mass)
  • Sunday Mar.31 & Sunday, April 07 at 3PM in the church basement

*Installing New Carpet at our church: His Grace, Archbishop Miller has approved for our parish to replace new carpet. We will start the project from the Feb.26 to Feb. 29.  During this time, our daily Mass will be celebrated in the church basment.

*The Tabernacle doors will be refinished with a matte coating and gold plating. This project will take 2-3 weeks to be completed.

* Income Tax Receipt 2023 and 2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance. Please contact the parish office if you have any question.


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

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