14/03 Monday:  Daniel 9.3, 4b-10 [Gospel] Luke 6.36-38
15/03 Tuesday:  Isaiah 1.10,16-20,27-28, 31 [Gospel] Matthew 23.1-12
16/03 Wednesday:  Jeremiah 18.18-20 [Gospel] Matthew 20.17-28
17/03 Thursday: ST. PATRICK  Jeremiah 17.5-20 [Gospel] Luke 16.19-31
18/03 Friday: St. CYRIL of Jerusalem  Genesis 37.3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28 [Gospel] Matthew 21.33-43, 45-46
19/03 Saturday: ST. JOSEPH Principal Patron of Canada. Patron of the Universal Church  2 Samuel 7.4-5a, 12-14a, 16  Romans 4.13, 16-18, 22 [Gospel] Matthew 1.16, 18-21, 24a
20/03 3rd Sunday of Lent:  Exodus 3.1-8a, 13-15  1 Corinthians 10.1-6, 10-12 [Gospel] Luke 13.1-9
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading Genesis 15.5-12,17-18
“O Lord God, how am I to know…?” How am I to know what God is promising me? And if I think I have heard his voice, how am I to know it is the Lord? How am I to know it is true? When have I been sure of God’s promise to me? How did it come to pass?
Psalm 27: “The Lord is my light and my salvation. ‘Come,’ my heart says, ‘seek his face!’”
2. Second Reading - Philippians 3.17-4.1
Have I lived as “an enemy of the Cross of Christ”? How does Christ “transform the body of our humiliation” to “[conform it] to the body of his glory”? What does this process look like in real life, and what helps it along?
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! From the bright cloud the Father’s voice is heard: This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him.”
3. Gospel Reading - Luke 9.28b-36
How do I most often picture Jesus? The disciples saw Jesus every day, walking miles through the dust and preaching. What effect did the Transfiguration have on them? How does it enhance my Lenten journey with Christ?
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 (March)
For a Christian response to bioethical challenges: We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may they continue to defend the dignity of all human life with prayer and action.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Friday March 11 at 8AM
- For the soul of Naomi Salvo Newton
Saturday March 12 at 5PM
- For the soul of Marlon Bayle, Alicia Bayle and Honorada Bayle
Sunday March 13 at 8AM
-For the soul of Agustin Paraiso and Proceso Paraiso.
-For the soul of Dominador Senior Juco, death anniversary. And mass intention of world peace by Rosita Juco
Sunday March 13 at 11:30AM
- For the soul of Cecilia Atienza and Voaquin Que.
Sunday March 13 at 6pm- For the intention of Retuta family both living and deceased.
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. Joseph’s Feast Day is on Saturday, March 19. A Bilingual Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am followed by an outdoor reception - please register in the paper at the entrance of the church for this event so that the Parish can plan accordingly.
For Lenten retreat in our Parish: on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
• At 6:30pm: silent Eucharistic Adoration
• At 7pm: Lecture made by Fr.David Bellusci, OP, with the topic “ Love and Conversion”
• At 8pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation
About the changes to restrictions:
• Masses can now be celebrated at 100% capacity
• There are no vaccination requirements for any worship services
• Wearing a mask during Mass is now optional
Donate to Help the People of Ukraine Survive War: Please go to www.rcav.org where there is a link that takes you to a donations page through the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
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.
Awake from Woke 2
Woke ideology has been very successful in coopting the unwitting support of many well-intentioned people in a project which most of us would disagree with if we were aware of it. It is very important that we understand that the Woke mantras of “Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity” as well as “Social Justice” do not mean what we think they mean. Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
* Praying with Trustful Surrender
Very often in our lives and in our prayers, we hold hidden conditions, expectations and desires that can be obstacles to a deeper union with Christ, and in turn an obstacle to the efficacy of our prayers. In this talk we will learn how to uncover and remove some of those hidden obstacles and how to move forward in prayer with deeper trust, peace and joy. Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
The Impact of Technology on Relationships: Should We Worry?Our daily tech choices are resulting in disintegrating conversations, distracted brains, and reduced human empathy. How should we respond? In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Carol Bruess will address the current state of our relationship to technology and provide practical approaches to help each of us re-evaluate our relationships both to each other and to the devices we adore. Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.