6/2 Monday: ST. MIKI & COMPANIONS  Genesis 1.1-19 [Gospel] Mark 6.53-56
7/2 Tuesday:  Genesis 1.20-2.4a [Gospel] Mark 7.1-13
8/2 Wednesday: ST. JEROME EMILIIANI OR ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA  Genesis 2.4B-9, 15-17 [Gospel] Mark 7.14-23
9/2 Thursday:  Genesis 2.18-25 [Gospel] Mark 2.18-25
10/2 Friday: ST. SCHOLASTICA  Genesis 3.1-8 [Gospel] Mark 7.31-37
11/2 Saturday: LADY OF LOURDES  Genesis 3.9-24 [Gospel] Mark 8.1-10
12/2 Sunday: SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Sirach 15.15-20  1 Corinthians 2.6-10 [Gospel] Matthew 5.17-37
5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection.”
First Reading: Isaiah 58.6-10
What does the Lord ask of all who seek to draw near to him? With so much oppression and injustice in the world, how can we make any difference? What are the “yokes” close to home, within family, school, work and social circles? How am I bringing light and letting God’s glory shine there?
Psalm 112: “Light rises in the darkness for the upright”
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.1-5
Baptism tasks us with proclaiming the mystery of God. How does my sense of preparedness compare with St. Paul’s? How do I approach the challenge of sharing about God with others? How is God helping me to grow as his witness?
“Alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follow me will have the light of life.”
Gospel: Matthew 5.13-16
How does my faith flavour my personality and behaviour? How does it light up my life? What difference does it make in my day-to-day environment? Good works often receive personal praise: how can we help others appreciate them, to God’s glory?
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 (February)
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.
INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday February 4 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, and Elizabeth Bayle, Ester Blanco, Neil Chan and Martina Bautista
Sunday February 5 at 8 AM.
- For the souls of Neil Chan, Guillerma Mangune and Leonida Juco
Sunday January 29 at 11:30 AM.
- For the souls of Neil Chan
Sunday January 29 at 6 PM.
- For the soul of Marlene Urmile Moti
Monday February 6 at 9 AM
- For the soul of Fernando Realina Sr.
Monday February 6 at 9 AM
- For the honor of God, father of all Mankind.
- For the souls of Gioan Kim, Ane and Joseph.
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.
On Thursday, February 9th, St. Joseph Elementary school is hosting an Open House from 9am until 1pm. All are welcome to visit the school and to see all the wonderful works by students and staff. Please share this information with family and friends.Come, Walk Together! Saturday February 25 from 10 am - noon. Everyone is invited to get to know our neighbours from St. Mark's Lutheran and King's Cross Anglican churches, while raising funds for CityReach Care Society, which serves the needy in our area. To join the walk, please sign up with our ecumenical team, EastVan Churches, on the "Coldest Night of the Year" (CNOY) website: https://cnoy.org/location/vancouverbroadway. Note that our walk will start at 10 am with prayer at St. Joseph's or St. Mark's, proceed around Trout Lake (to be confirmed) and wrap up with cookies and warm drinks at St. Mark's Church. For more information, please see the poster at the entrance, or contact Cathy ([email protected] / 604-874-8037) or the parish office. We hope to see you there!
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.
Come and Serve: Discerning the Permanent Diaconate
Join 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.