04/04 Monday: ST. ISIDORE  Daniel 13.1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-64 [Gospel] John 8. 12-20
05/04 Tuesday: ST. VINCENT FERRER  Numbers 21. 4-9 [Gospel] John 8. 21-30
06/04 Wednesday:  Daniel 3.113-20, 24, 49-50 [Gospel] John 8. 31-42
07/04 Thursday: ST. JOHN Baptist de la Salle  Genesis 17.3-9 [Gospel] John 8.51 - 59
08/04 Friday:  Jeremiah 20.7, 10-13 [Gospel] John 10.31-42
09/04 Saturday:  Ezekiel 37.21-28 [Gospel] John 11.45-57
10/04 PASSION PALM SUNDAY: [Gospel] Luke 19.28-40  Isaiah 50.4-7  Philippians 2.6-11 [Gospel] Luke 22.14 – 23.56
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading Isaiah 43.16-21
“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” When have I felt like I was lost in the wilderness or stranded in a desert? What happened? How would I describe the current time? What “new things” is God bringing forth? For what should we pray with hope and gratitude?
- Psalm 126: “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
2. Second Reading - Philippians 3.8-14
“Brothers and sisters: I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” How detached am I from everything in my life: what is as “rubbish” to me and what is not? To what goal are faith and love of Christ drawing me? What next step is God asking me to take?
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ! Return to me with all your heart, say the Lord, for I am gracious and merciful.”
3. Gospel Reading - John 8.1-11
So many people are “caught in the act” in our time, and public condemnation is vocal and unhesitating. Jesus, what do you say? “Let anyone who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” “Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.”
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 (April)
For health care workers: We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday April 02 at 5PM
- For the souls of Tomas Bayle, Alicia Bayle and Marlon Bayle
- For the souls of Nathaniel Arancill O
Sunday April 03 at 8AM
- For the souls of Braulio Simon Sr. and Analyn Sacramento
Sunday April 03 at 11:30AM
- For the souls of Magdaleno Seria Senior, Resurreccion Seria, Saturnino Olinggay, Serapio Rodgiguez Sr, Severino Calderon, Jose Valera, Catalina Tolentino and Fortunato Davio-Death anniversary.
Sunday April 03 at 6pm
- For the souls of Marcilino Aguino and Enriqueta Aguino
Monday April 04 at 8am
- Thanksgiving Mass
Tuesday April 05 at 8am
- For the soul of Theodore Batore
Wednesday April 06 at 8am
- For the soul of Arturo Que.
Thursday April 07 at 8am
- For the soul of Arturo Que.
Please keep in your prayer the soul of our parishioners who passed away in November, December and January:
- Gyula Bozsik
- Anna Fernando
- Anita Pagtakhan
This week, there is a second collection for “Share Lent”. Donations will go towards helping the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace fight poverty in third-world countries and foster international justice.
Next week, the green building fund envelopes will not be collected and has been suspended until further notice.
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 Lenten Retreat in English, will be this Wednesday, April 6, beginning at 6:30pm with Silent Eucharistic Adoration. This will be followed by a talk with Fr. David Bellusci on the topic of “Love and Conversion”. The evening will conclude with the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 8pm, with many priests on hand to hear confession. All are encouraged to attend.
There will be no Stations of the Cross on Wednesday April 06.
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.
* Guardian Angels Parish Lenten Recollection
Do you have any idea how our Beloved Mother Mary suffered with her son Jesus our Lord? Please come and join us for our Parish Lenten Recollection organized by the Legion of Mary on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 9am to 12pm. Our speakers, his Most Rev. Bishop David J. Monroe and Rev. Fr. Alexander Braganza OCD, will talk and reflect on "Mary's suffering with Jesus." No registration required. Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m.
* Recover Mass
Please join us for a Recovery Mass on Saturday, April 9 with Father Craig Scott. All are welcome! the lives and dignity of so many of our family of faith are being undermined or threatened by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs… We must look at these realities as a people of hope for whom the modern darkness of alcohol and drug addiction can be dispelled by transforming us into a people who walk in the light.” (Monsignor Robert Lynch, (former) General Secretary, NCCB). Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
* Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians and Societies Educational ConferenceThe Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians and Societies (CFCPS) cordially invites you to our 14th annual educational conference, “Joys, Trials and Perseverance” which will take place virtually from June 3-5, 2022. For more information, available scholarship opportunities for medical students and residents, and registration please visit canadiancatholicphysicians.com. Application deadline is April 15, 2022.