24/01 Monday: ST. FRANCIS DE SALES  2 Samuel 5.1-7, 10 [Gospel] Mark 3.22-30
25/01 Tuesday: The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle  Acts 22.3 - 16 or Acts 9.1 – 22 [Gospel] Mark 16.15-18
26/01 Wednesday: ST. ANTHONY & ST. TITUS  2 Timothy 1.1 - 8 or Titus 1.1 -5 [Gospel] Luke 10.1 - 9
27/01 Thursday: ST ANGELA MERICI  2 Samuel 7.18 - 19,24 - 29 [Gospel] Mark 4.21 - 25
28/01 Friday: ST. THOMAS AQUINAS  2 Samuel 11.1 – 4a, 5 – 10a, 13 - 17 [Gospel] Mark 4.26
29/01 Saturday  2 Samuel 12.1 – 7a, 10 - 17 [Gospel] Mark 4.35 - 41
30/01 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jeremiah 1.4 – 5, 17 - 19  1 Corinthians 12. 31 – 13.13 [Gospel] Luke 4.21 - 30
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading - Nehemiah 8.2 – 4a, 5 – 6, 8 - 10
How does the worship service conducted by Ezra compare to the Mass? What mindset and expectations did I bring to Mass today? How did the words of the Lord in Sacred Scripture and the interpretation by the priest affect me? After participating in the Mass, how do I celebrate the day holy to the Lord?
Psalm 19: “Your words, Lord, are spirit and life.”
2. Second Reading -1 Corinthians 12.12 - 30
What are some of the benefits and downsides to being part of the Body of Christ? What kind of part am I, and why do I see myself that way? How integrated am I with other members of the Body of Christ: in harmony, in caring, in suffering, in rejoicing with others? How do my gifts and abilities complement others, for the good of the Church?
“Alleluia! The Lord sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives.”
3. Gospel Reading - Luke 1.1 – 4; 4.14 - 21
What was Jesus’ message to the people of the town where he grew up? What did he mean by “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”? How does his message drawn from Isaiah’s text challenge and encourage me in 2022?
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 21 at 8AM
- For the soul of Helen O’Donnel – 1 year death anniversary
Saturday Jan 22 at 5PM
- Thanksgiving Mass to St.Joseph.
- For the souls of Cecilia & Pablo Salen, Aurea Andavias, Alicia Bayle and Tomas Bayle.
Please keep in your prayer the soul of our parishioners who passed away in November and December:
- Anna Fernando
- Anita Pagtakhan
- Kathleen Mary Dunroe
The February 2022 “Living with Christ” booklets are now available for purchase. Please contact the parish office if you would like a copy.
The 2022 Parish envelopes are now available to be picked up in the Church Entrance.
Lost and Found: There are some umbrellas, glasses, gloves, and hats left after Masses. Anyone who lost these items, please come to parish office to get them back.
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.
Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil
Monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end. This month, join us in praying for crisis pregnancy centers. Saturday, February 5 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Neufeld Parenting Workshop: Making Sense of Counterwill
A Dr. Gordon Neufeld video course with discussion facilitated by Kevin Bredeman, M.A. The instinct to resist being controlled or coerced is one of the most perplexing and troublesome dynamics in dealing with children and youth. This course reveals the dynamics controlling this instinct and provides suggestions for how to deal with it. This material is applicable for all those dealing with toddlers through adolescents: teachers, parents and helping professionals. Begins Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.