5th Sunday Of Easter Bulletin

Daily readings:

16/05 Monday: [1] Acts 14.5-18 [Gospel] John 14.21-26

17/05 Tuesday: [1] Act 14.19-28 [Gospel] John 14.27-31a 

18/05 Wednesday: ST. JOHN 1 [1] Acts 15.1-6 [Gospel] John 15.1-8

19/05 Thursday: [1] Acts 15.7-21 [Gospel] John 15.9-11

20/05 Friday: ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA [1] Acts 15.22-31 [Gospel] John 15.12-17 

21/05 Saturday: ST. EUGÈNE DE MAZENOD OR ST. CHRISTOPHER MAGALLANES AND COMPANIONS [1] Acts 16.1-10 [Gospel] John 15.18-21

22/05 Sunday: 6th Sunday of Easter [1] Acts 15.1-2, 22-29 [2] Revelation 21.10-14, 22-23 [Gospel] John 14.23-29


1. First Reading Acts 14.21b-27

The apostles took care that the orientation of all aspects of their mission and of the new Christian communities, would be towards God. What are some similarities and differences between the early Church as described in Acts, and the Church of today? What features of the apostolic Church might invigorate our parish community?

Psalm 145: “I will bless your name for ever, my King and my God.”

2. Second Reading - Revelation 21.1-5a

“See, the home of God is among humans…” “See, I am making all things new.” How is John’s vision already a reality for believers? In what ways is God’s promise still to be fulfilled? What is required of ourselves and of all humans, for its fulfilment??

 “Alleluia! I give you the new commandment: love one another just as I have loved you.

3. Gospel Reading - John 13.1, 31-33a, 34-35

When have I been aware of the glory of God in my daily life? How was it apparent? When have I been struck by someone’s love for another person? What effect did these experiences have on me and on my faith and spiritual life? In today’s world, by what will others come to know Christ and to recognize his disciples?

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 faith-filled young people: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.


Friday May 20 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Saturday May 14 at 9AM

- For the Holy souls by Linda

Saturday May 14 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Alicia Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle and Ester Blanco.

Sunday May 15 at 8am

- For the Holy souls and for the soul of Adoracion Tamparong.

Sunday May 15 at 11:30AM

- For the soul of Abel Antonio Moniz by Maria Carmo Moniz

Sunday May 15 at 6pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger and Alexander Perez

Monday May 16 at 8am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, 

Tuesday May 17 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Wednesday May 18 at 7pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Thursday May 19 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.


Please note the following changes in Mass schedule:  beginning this Friday, May 6, all “First Friday Masses” will be celebrated at 9am in English and at 7pm in VietnameseThis schedule will be in effect for the months of May and June.

Our parish is in need of 5 new nominees to join the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC).  Members of this council help with the growth and development of our parish.  Nominees must be 22 years of age, active parishioners in our church and in good standing within our catholic faith.  They must be willing to serve on the behalf of all parishioners for the betterment of our parish.  If you know anyone who fits these criteria, please nominate them by submitting their names in the box at the front entrance of the church.  The deadline to nominate 5 candidates is May 20th.

St. Patrick Secondary school is looking for a full-time educational assistant. lease submit CV directly to Mr. Ralph Gabriele, Principal at St. Patrick Regional Secondary School via [email protected]. For more information, please read in this PDF file.


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. 


* Support for Displaced Ukranians Settling in the Lower Mainland

Please help Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral settle displaced Ukrainians in the Lower Mainland.  They are in dire need of the following:

-Accommodations for 2 to 3 months, preferably with a family, since most arrivals consist of women with their children (contact: [email protected])

-Cash donations

-Grocery store gift cards

-Compass cards for bus rides

-Used computers / laptops

-Used cell phones / SIM cards

Arrange to drop off donations by contact: uahelp.ca.

* Rediscovering the Eucharist: Challenges and Opportunities for Renewal

In this free, 3-part Masterclass, learn what The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church means for you from Deacon Matt Halbach and special guest Bishop Andrew Cozzens. You’ll leave the Masterclass inspired by the Eucharist. Tuesday, May 17 - Thursday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* For a Synodal Church - Webinar SeriesThe CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis announces a webinar series For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission. We will offer this three-part series on May 18, May 25, and June 1 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST. Wednesday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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