30/1 Monday:  Hebrews 11.32-40 [Gospel] Mark 5.1-20
31/1 Tuesday: ST. JOHN BOSCO  Hebrews 12.1-4 [Gospel] Mark 5.21-43
1/2 Wednesday:  Hebrews 12.4-7, 11-15 [Gospel] Mark 6.1-6
2/2 Thursday: The presentation of the Lord  Malachi 3.1-4 or Hebrews 2.10-11, 13b-18 [Gospel] Luke 2.22-40
3/2 Friday: ST. BLAISE or ST. ANSGAR  Hebrews 13.1-8 [Gospel] Mark 6.14-29
4/2 Saturday:  Hebrews 13.15-17, 20-21 [Gospel] Mark 6.30-34
5/2 Sunday: FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Isaiah 58.6-10  1 Corinthians 2.1-5 [Gospel] Matthew 5.13-16
“Grant us, Lord our God, that we may honour you with all our mind, and love everyone in truth of heart.”
First Reading: Zephaniah 2.3; 3.12-13
What characteristics prepare us to seek the Lord? The “remnant of Israel”, humble and lowly, remained faithful to the Lord through persecution and oppression. What do I need to work on to grow closer to the Lord? What are the challenges?
Psalm 146: “Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!”
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.26-31
What are my weaknesses? How do they affect my daily life? When have I seen God produce amazing results out of failures? What is God prompting me to try, in spite of my inadequacy and insecurity? God’s gift of his Son is the wellspring of all life and hope: may my trust and boasting be always in the Lord!
“Alleluia! Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.”
Gospel: Matthew 5.1-12
When have I seen the light of Christ? How have I heard his call and responded? What are some obstacles to following Christ and becoming “fishers of people”? How is God inviting me to continue his work today?
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, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (January)
For educators: We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday January 28 at 9 AM
- For the souls of Victoria Yanga
Saturday January 28 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, and Elizabeth Bayle.
- For the soul of Pablo Salvador
Sunday January 29 at 8 AM.
- For the souls of Anton, Maria and the souls in the purgatory.
- For the soul of Estrella Valerio.
- Thanksgiving Mass.
Sunday January 29 at 11:30 AM.
- For the souls of Pablo Salvador, Benjamin Asuncion, Basilia Patalinghug, Bonifacio Patalinghug, Ricalda Patalinghug and Rosario Lumayag.
- Thanksgiving Mass for Flor Lim’s birthday.
Sunday January 29 at 6 PM. For the soul of Jose Medeiros
Our Parish is always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talents in various areas such as: sacristans, readers, altar servers, choir members, gift bearers, parking lot attendants and so much more. Please speak with the Mass coordinator if you are able to help or would like more information.
Thursday, February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and World Day for Consecrated Life. Please pray for our consecrated brothers and sisters, especially for the Dominican priests in our parish.
On Sunday, February 12th, in honor of the World Day of the Sick, our Parish will be offering the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to those who are ill and aged. This will take place right after the 11:30am Sunday Mass.
The envelope for 2023 is ready to pick up at the church entrance.
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 tohttps://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
Inegritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health: Join us online or at a host site parish to dialogue about topics of mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by a mental health professional equipped to answer your questions. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil
Join this monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end every first Saturday of the month from Feb. 4 at St. Anthony's Parish, West Vancouver at 9:00 a.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Spiritual Warfare Conference: MEDIATRIX CONFERENCES presents Exorcists Fr. John Farao, OFM, Conv. and Fr. James Northrup, who will deliver three talks to educate on how to be prepared and combat the spiritual battles our world is facing today. On Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Come and Serve: Discerning the Permanent DiaconateJoin us on Saturday, Feb. 18, for a special talk: “Come and Serve: Discerning the Permanent Diaconate, at Saint Nicholas Parish, Langley, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Men interested in this ordained ministry, and their wives are invited. Registration is required and accepted until Feb. 14. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please register at [email protected] Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.