07/02 Monday:  1 Kings 8.1-7, 9-13 [Gospel] Mark 6.53-56
08/02 Tuesday: ST. JEROME EMILIANI or ST JOSEPHINE BAKHITA  1 Kings 8.22-23, 27-30 [Gospel] Mark 7.1-13
09/02 Wednesday:  1 Kings 10.1-10 [Gospel] Mark 7.14-23
10/02 Thursday: ST SCHOLASTICA  1 Kings 11.4-13 [Gospel] Mark 7.24-30
11/02 Friday: Our Lady of Lourdes  1 Kings 11.29-32, 12.19 [Gospel] Mark 7.31-37
12/02 Saturday:  1 Kings 12.26-32; 13.33-34 [Gospel] Mark 8.1-10
13/02 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jeremiah 17.5-8  1 Corinthians 15.12,16-20 [Gospel] Luke 6.17, 20-26
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading - Isaiah 6.1-2A, 3-8
What experiences have I had of God, or how do I envision God? What was Isaiah’s reaction to his experience and how did God prepare him to accept the prophetic mission? How has God been preparing me for mission?
Psalm 138: “Before the Angels I sing your praise, O Lord”
2. Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 15.1-11
How would I express the key message passed down from the Apostles through the Church? How did I come to receive the good news, and what influence does it have on my life? How has the grace of God been active in my growth in faith and in how I share it?
“Alleluia! Come follow me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of people.”
3. Gospel Reading - Luke 5.1-11
After Simon had put in a long and unproductive night of work, Jesus, who was no fisherman, asked him to start over again. The results changed Simon’s life and the whole world. How has Jesus challenged me? How am I engaging in his work at present? What more is he asking?
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,
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (February)
For religious sisters and consecrated women: We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Friday Feb 04 at 8AM
- For the souls of Bill and Gwen Burnett
Saturday Feb 05 at 9AM
- For the holy souls
- For the intention of Dean Peters (sick with Covid)
Saturday Feb 05 at 5PM
- For the souls of Remelda Belisario, Alicia Bayle and Elizabeth Bayle.
Sunday Feb 06 at 11:30AM
- For the soul of Samantha Wong – Death anniversary.
- For the soul of Nick Michels
Tueday Feb 08 at 8AM
- For the soul of Charlotte Moorehouse (just pasted away)
Please keep in your prayer the soul of our parishioners who passed away in November, December and January:
- Gyula Bozsik
- Anna Fernando
- Anita Pagtakhan
Project Advance Campaign 2021: our parish surpassed the set goal of $80,000 and raised to $88,649.99. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support.
St. Joseph Elementary school is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, February 9 from 9am until 1pm. All are welcome to visit the school and to see all the wonderful works by students and staff. Information and registration packages will be available during this time. Please share this information with family and friends.
The Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province are hosting a few online events to help deepen your faith and relationship with God. Please visit our Parish website for more information and to register for the events.
Lost and Found: There are some umbrellas, glasses, gloves, and hats left after Masses. Anyone who lost these items, please come to parish office to get them back.
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.
* World Day of the Sick
As the church marks the World Day of the Sick on February 11, we encourage everyone to pray for those who suffer from illness and for their caregivers. “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36), makes us first turn our gaze towards God, who is “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4). Archbishop Miller will celebrate a live streamed Mass for World Day of the Sick. Friday, February 11 at 12:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org.
* 40 Days for Life Lenten Campaign – Parish Reps Meeting
With a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. Fr. Larry Lynn will join us in this informational meeting, connecting all Pro-Life reps for the 2022 40 Days for Life campaign. Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
St. Monica's Mission Holy HourMany parents are grieving the loss of their adult child’s faith in the Catholic Church. This Year of the Family is an ideal time of grace for parents to pray, fast, and sacrifice for their adult children’s conversion. Through St. Monica's Mission, A Prayerful Journey of Perseverance and Hope, parents are invited to join our monthly Holy Hours on the Third Friday of the month at various parishes across the Archdiocese. Friday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.