4th Sunday Of Lent bulletin


11-16 April, 2022

Palm Sunday (10/04): As regular Sunday schedule

Mass from Monday to Wednesday (11-13 April): 8:00 AM

(Wed 13th, at 17:00: Chrism Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral)


THURSDAY (Apr 14):

  • 9:00: Tenebrae (chanted Morning Prayer)
  • 11:00-17:00: Silent Eucharistic Adoration
  • 18:30: Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • 20:00-20:30: Confession


  •   9:00: Tenebrae (chanted Morning Prayer)
  •   9:40: Divine Mercy Novena
  • 10:00: Stations of the Cross
  • 15:00: Passion of the Lord Liturgy
  • 18:30: Confession


  •   9:00: Tenebrae (chanted Morning Prayer)
  •   9:40: Divine Mercy Novena
  • 11:00-11:30: Confession
  • 18:00: Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY (Apr 17): As regular Sunday schedule 


  • Morning Mass from Monday to Friday at 8:00 am, and 9:00 on Saturday 

Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday (Apr 24)                           15:00: Divine Mercy (at basement)

Daily readings:

28/03 Monday: [1] Isaiah 65.17-21 [Gospel] John 4.43-54

29/03 Tuesday: [1] Ezekiel 47.1-9,12 [Gospel] John 5.1-16

30/03 Wednesday: [1] Isaiah 49.8-15 [Gospel] John 5.16-30

31/03 Thursday: [1] Exodus 32.7-14 [Gospel] John 5.18, 31-47

01/04 Friday: [1] Wisdom 2.1a, 12-22 [Gospel] John 7.1-2, 10, 25-30

02/04 Saturday: ST. FRANCIS of PAOLA [1] Jeremiah 11.18-20 [Gospel] John 7. 40-53

03/04 5th Sunday of Lent: [1] Isaiah 43.16-21 [2] Philippians 3.8-14 [Gospel] John 8.1-11


1. First Reading Joshua 5.9a, 10 - 12

It took forty years wandering in the desert, crying to God, complaining, giving up on God and turning back in repentance, before the Israelites settled in the promised land. The Lord said, “Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt”. What trials and turnings to and from God have marked my life journey? When have I experienced the “rolling away of disgrace”? What do I ask of God for the way forward?

Psalm 34: “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”

2. Second Reading - 2 Corinthians 5.17 - 21

God already reconciled the world to himself through Christ and offers the grace of sacramental reconciliation through the ministry of the Church. How often do I approach God to “make everything new” through this sacramental gift? What deters me from seeking God’s grace and the joy of renewed relationship?

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! I will get up and go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.” 

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 15.1 – 3, 11 - 32

“This fellow [Jesus] welcomes sinners and eats with them.” True now as then: how do I really feel about it? What light does the parable shine on my attitudes towards justice and on my personal limitations in seeking forgiveness and in forgiving? What relationships are challenging me to grow in the mystery of God’s unfathomable love?

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 a Christian response to bioethical challenges: We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may they continue to defend the dignity of all human life with prayer and action.


Saturday March 26 at 5PM

- For the soul of Zacarias Sabarre and Alejandra Lastico. 

- For the soul of Alicia Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Vicente Garcia.

- Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday March 27 at 8AM

- For the soul of Florie Rivera. 

- Death anniversary. For the soul of Monica Juco.

Sunday March 27 at 11:30AM

- For the soul of Alexander Matthew Lim

Sunday March 27 at 6pm

- For the soul of Francesco Fontana

Monday March 28 at 8am

- Thanksgiving Mass for Vhince Eilo Teguibon

Wednesday March 30 at 7pm

- For the soul of Lucia Salvador_Death anniversary


Please keep in your prayer the soul of our parishioners who passed away in November, December and January:

  • Gyula Bozsik
  • Anna Fernando
  • Anita Pagtakhan

The Mass at 8am on Friday, April 1st will be moved to 9am on the same day for only that week.

For Lenten retreat in our Parish: on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

At 6:30pm: silent Eucharistic Adoration

At 7pm: Lecture made by Fr.David Bellusci, OP, with the topic “ Love and Conversion”

At 8pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation

On Sunday, April 3rd, our youth and young adults are invited to a Lenten retreat beginning at 7:30pm.  The theme of the retreat is “Out of the Depths” and will consist of reflection, praise and worship, and confession. Light refreshments will be provided.

Our Parish Holy Week and Easter Mass schedule: Please be sure to view it on our Parish website or printed notice at the front entrance of the church.


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. 


Gardens of Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery and Columbus Homes are sponsoring a bus ride from Vancouver to Gardens of Gethsemani in Surrey on the last Saturday of each month starting Saturday March 26th. The bus will depart from St. Patrick’s Parish on Main Street at 12 p.m. and will be back at St. Patrick’s around 3:30 p.m. Registration by online https://secure.rcav.org/bus-service-to-gardens/ or by phoning the cemetery at 604-531-2141.

* Lenten Retreat 2022 for Ministry to Divorced and Separated

Join the Archdiocese of Vancouver's Ministry to Divorced and Separated for a retreat during this Lenten Season. This retreat will be led by Father John Horgan, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Vancouver. Saturday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Pastoral Care Webinar with Sr. Catherine Mary Clarke: What to Say to Someone Who is DyingWhen family members or those we care for are dying, we may be at a loss and wonder what to say, and when and how to say it.  Sr. Catherine Mary will answer these questions sharing from her countless years of personal experience journeying with people in their last days as a spiritual care director in hospice. Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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