3rd Sunday Of Easter Bulletin

Daily readings:

02/05 Monday: St. ATHANASIUS [1] Acts 6.8 - 15 [Gospel] John 6.22-29

03/05 Tuesday: ST. PHILIP & ST. JAMES [1] 1 Corinthians 15.1 – 8 [Gospel] John 14.6-14 

04/05 Wednesday: Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis [1] Acts 8.1b-8 [Gospel] John 6.35-40

05/05 Thursday: [1] Acts 8.26-40 [Gospel] John 6.44-51

06/05 Friday: St. FRANÇOIS de LAVAL [1] 2 Timothy 4.1-5 [Gospel] John 10.11-16 

07/05 Saturday: [1] Acts 9.31-42 [Gospel] John 6.53,60-69

08/05 SUNDAY: 4th Sunday of Easter [1] Acts 13.14,43-52 [2] Revelation 7.9,14b-17 [Gospel] John 10.27-30


1. First Reading Acts 5.28-32, 40b-41

Despite prohibitions, the Apostles “filled Jerusalem” with their teaching in the name of Jesus, discomfiting those who wished them silenced. How has the Holy Spirit been working in me to witness to Jesus? What message do my words and actions convey? How does it compare to the Apostles’ proclamation? What witness is most needed in our time?

Psalm 30: “I will extol you, Lord, for you have raised me up.”

2. Second Reading - Revelation 5.11-14

How do I imagine heaven will be, or the communion of Saints? What will it take for everyone in heaven and earth to worship the Lord, our Saviour?

 “Alleluia! Christ is risen, the Lord of all creation; he has shown pity on all people.

3. Gospel Reading - John 21.1-19

How often do I set out to “go fishing” without Christ? When have I encountered him on those ventures and how did I come to recognize him? What might it have been like for Peter to face Jesus then, still needing reconciliation after his denials during the crucifixion? How has Jesus restored me from regret and shame, to take up his work? What fears and what strengths do I have in looking to the future?

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,


For faith-filled young people: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.


Friday April 29 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Saturday April 30 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Alicia Bayle, Perla Camintan, Castor Bayle and Deereck James.

- Death anniversary for the souls Phanxico Xavie Đỗ Anh Tuấn và Maria Đỗ Thi Hoa.

Sunday May 01 at 8am

- Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday May 01 at 11:30AM

- Death anniversary for the soul of Urbana Pechay

Sunday May 01 at 6pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Monday May 02 at 8am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Đaminh and 2 souls of Maria

Tuesday May 03 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Wednesday May 04 at 7pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Thursday May 05 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.


This week there is a 2nd collection for our Parish Building Fund. All donations will go towards various projects within our parish. 

Please note the following changes in Mass schedule:  beginning this Friday, May 6, all “First Friday Masses” will be celebrated at 9am in English and at 7pm in VietnameseThis schedule will be in effect for the months of May and June.

Attention all altar servers: on Saturday, May 7th, there will be an altar server’s workshop from 12pm to 2pm. All existing altar servers and anyone who would like to become an altar server are encouraged to attend.

Our parish is in need of 5 new candidates to join the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Members of this council help with the growth and development of our parish. Candidates must be 22 years of age, active parishioners in our church and in good standing within our catholic faith. They must be willing to serve on the behalf of all parishioners for the betterment of our parish. If you know anyone who fits these criteria, please nominated them by submitting their names in the box at the front entrance of the church. The deadline to nominate a candidate is May 20th.


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. 


* 2022 Catholic Women's Conference by Virtual Catholic Conference

When you discover and learn how to use your spiritual gifts, you gain a new clarity of purpose in God's will for your life. You will learn your dominant spiritual gifts with our spiritual gifts quiz, what your gift means about your unique mission in the Church, what each gift is and how it can be used to build up the Church. Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, May 7. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Moms Retreat: She Pondered These Things in Her Heart

An invitation to nurture your soul with other moms in preparation for Mother's Day. Retreat Director Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div. will offer inspiring inputs and invite us to ponder prayerfully our journey and vocation as moms, using scripture, poetry, art, and music. Morning includes quiet time for personal prayer, small group spiritual conversation, and muffins. All moms are welcome. Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Jesus Heals 2022

Experience the healing touch of Jesus through the celebration of Healing Mass, Spirit-filled Praise and Worship, Eucharistic Adoration and Pray over by Rev. Fr. Jilto George. This two and half hour evening parish program is a unique opportunity to gather and seek healing from physical sickness and inner spiritual wounds. Tuesday, May 10 to Friday, May 13 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

March for Life VictoriaThe event includes a march from Centennial Square down Government St. to the BC Legislature. Once at the Legislature a number of guest speakers will educate the attendees on the current challenges facing the Culture of Life. ​​​Thursday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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