20/3 Monday: SAINT JOSEPH  2 Samuel 7.4a-5a, 12-14a, 16  Romans 4.13, 16-18, 22 [Gospel] Luke 2.41-51a
21/3 Tuesday:  Ezekiel 47.1-9, 12 [Gospel] John 5.1-16
22/3 Wednesday:  Isaiah 49.8-15 [Gospel] John 5.16-30
23/3 Thursday: SAINT TIRIBIUS OF MOGROVEJO  Exodus 32.7-14 [Gospel] John 5.18, 31-47
24/3 Friday:  Wisdom 2.1a, 12-22 [Gospel] John 7.1-2, 10, 25-30
25/3 Saturday: THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD  Isaiah 7.10-14; 8.10d  Hebrews 10.4-10 [Gospel] Luke 1.26-38
26/3 5th Sunday of Lent  Ezekiel 37.12-14  Romans 8.8-11 [Gospel] John 11.1-45
“The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God.”
First Reading: 1 Samuel 16.1b, 6-7, 10-13
“…the Lord does not see as the human sees; the human looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” When have I deceived, or been deceived, by outward appearance? When have I chosen something obvious, without asking God’s guidance? Lord, help me to see and to walk in your way.
Psalm 51: “Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.”
Second Reading: Ephesians 5.8-13
How can I live as a child of the light? How should I deal with inclinations that quench God’s light or enclose me in a tomb? Who else may need help to “rise from the dead”, that Christ may shine on them?
“Praise to you, Lord, king of eternal glory! I am the light of the world, say the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.”
Gospel: John 9.1-41
What areas of blindness have I discovered in myself? How was the blindness revealed, and how did “seeing” change my life or relationships? What help do I need from Jesus for my faith? What help do I need for my sin?
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 (March)
For parishes: We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday March 18 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle and Renelda Valisario.
Sunday March 19 at 8 AM
- For the souls of Consuelo Tangco, Elena Beltran and Renato Pineda.
Sunday March 19 at 11:30 AM
- For the soul of Paul Tam Doan Nguyen.
- For the souls of Cecilia Atienza and Joaquin Que.
- For the soul of Hector Moreau.
Sunday March 19 at 6 PM
- For the soul of Jose Medeiros.
In preparation for our parish celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph, everyone is invited to pray the Novena to St. Joseph, starting on Thursday March 9, after weekday and Saturday morning Masses and Sunday 11:30 am Mass.
During the Lenten Season, our Parish will have “Stations of the Cross” every Wednesday, beginning at 6:20pm. All are encouraged to attend.
On Wednesday, March 22nd, everyone is invited to join the Lenten penitential service at 7 p.m. There will be a sermon given by a guest priest, followed by confession, accompanied by music from the Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Knights of Columbus - St. Joseph Vietnamese Council
Help us serve, protect and defend those in need. Join two million Catholic men on a path where faith leads the way. Join us in forming a new Knights of Columbus Vietnamese Council at St. Joseph Parish. Information session: Sunday, March 26 after 9:30 am Vietnamese Mass
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.
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.
Integritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health: Join us as we continue the dialogue on mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by mental health professionals equipped to answer your questions. The last two topics will be covered on the following dates from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
Wednesday, March 22 - Session 3: Mental Illness
Wednesday, April 26 - Session 4: Self-Care
Locations: Online or in-person at Saint Mary's Parish, Vancouver; Saint Patrick's Parish, Maple Ridge; Christ the Redeemer Parish, West Vancouver; Good Shepherd Church (Star of the Sea Parish), Surrey. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Seminarian Prayer Calendar
This Lenten season, the Vocations Office asks that you consider keeping our seminarians in your prayers. The Seminarian Prayer Calendar assigns a day to pray for each of our seminarians. We thank God for them and pray that they may become strong Christian men who are faithful to prayer, diligent in their studies, open to spiritual direction, and docile to all aspects of seminary formation. Download the calendar at beholdvancouver.org/events.