3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

22/01 Monday: [1] 2 Samuel  5.1-7, 10 [Gospel] Mark 3.22-30

23/01 Tuesday: [1] 2 Samuel 6.12b-15, 17-19 [Gospel] Mark 3.31-35

24/01 Wednesday: ST. FRANCIS DE SALES [1] 2 Samuel 7.1-17 [Gospel] Mark 4.1-20

25/01 Thursday: THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE[1] Acts 22.3-16 or Acts 9.1-22[Gospel] Mark 16.15-18

26/01 Friday: ST. TIMOTHY AND ST. TITUS [1] 2 Timothy 1.1-8 or Titus 1.1-5 [Gospel] Luke 10.1-9

27/01 Saturday: [1] 2 Samuel 12.1-7a, 10-17 [Gospel] Mark 4.35-41

28/01 Sunday: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time [1] Deuteronomy 18.15-20 [2] 1 Corinthians 7.32-35[GospelMark 1.21-28

First Reading: Jonah 3.1-5, 10

God assigned Jonah an overwhelming task: to proclaim the message of impending doom to the Ninevites. When have I felt overwhelmed by the practice of my faith, or by tasks God has set before me? How did my relationship to God evolve during those trials? What were some of the results?

Psalm 25: “Lord, make me know your ways.”

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7.29-31

“Brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short…for the present form of this world is passing away.” Almost 2000 years later, why should I take St. Paul’s advice to heart – or why not? What difference would it make to the way I currently live my life?     

“Alleluia! The kingdom of God has come near: repent and believe the good news!” Alleluia.”

Gospel : Mark 1.14-20

How does Mark’s version of the call of the first apostles compare to John’s Gospel (last week)? What is my own story of being called into a relationship with Jesus and to discipleship? What did I hear from Jesus, or about Jesus, that attracted me? How might I, in turn, be a “fisher of people?”

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.


(January) For The Gift Of Diversity In The Church: Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.


Saturday January 20 at 9 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass on the last day Novena of Holy Infant of Jesus

Saturday January 20 at 5PM

  • For the soul of Fablo and Cecilia Salen

Sunday January 21 at 11:30 AM

  • Thanksgving Mass and Petition Mass.
  • For the soul of Pablo Salvador, 1st death anniversary.
  • For the soul of Joseph-Mary and all the souls.


*Altar Server’s Meeting: All current altar servers are invited to attend the meeting on Saturday Feb. 03 from 12pm to 1:30pm. Parents with children who have already received their First Holy Communion, are encouraged to bring their children to this workshop to see if their children are interested in becoming altar servers.

*The Feast Day of our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple on Friday February 2nd, is also known as Candlemass.  English Mass will be celebrated at 9am with candle blessings before Mass. Bring your candles for blessing

*Vietnamese Lunar New Year Mass on Saturday February 10: will be celebrated at 10:30am, followed by the Fair at St. Joseph’s school. There will be lion dance, music, food sale and game booths. All are welcome.

*Sunday, February 11 is the World Day of the Sick. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be given after all Sunday Masses; 8am, 11:30am and 6pm.

*Ash Wednesday on February 14, English Masses will be celebrated at 8am, 9am with the students of our school, and at 7pm.

*Fast & Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

Fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. (From United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

*Food hamper program: Our next monthly food hamper will be available on Thursday Feb.08 from 5 and 7pm at St. Mark's Church basement for those who have registered. New families please call the parish office to register or for more information.

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance. If you have troubled to find your envelope, please call parish office.


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


*Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference: is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. The next getaway is on the weekend of February 16-18, 2024 at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC. For more infor call Joyce 604-683-0281 ext. 223 or visit beholdvancouver.org/events.

Bioethics Symposium on Mental Health - Applications OpenThis year's symposium will bring together 15 professionals from all across Canada to Vancouver during the weekend of February 1-3, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible at physiciansforlife.ca/bioethics-symposium.Selected participants are only required to pay a $100 fee. For more information, please visit beholdvancouver.org/events.

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