6th Sunday of Easter Bulletin

Daily readings:

06/05 Monday: ST. Francois de Laval [1] 2 Timothy 4.1-5 [Gospel] John 10.11-16

07/05 Tuesday: [1] Acts 16.22-34 [Gospel] John 16.5-11

08/05 Wednesday: [1] Acts 17.15,22-18.1 [Gospel] John 16.12-15

09/05 Thursday: [1] Acts 18.1-8 [Gospel] John 16.16-20

10/05 Friday: [1] Acts 18.9-18 [Gospel] John 16.20-23a

11/05 Saturday: [1] Acts 18.23-28 [Gospel] John 16.23b-28

12/05 Sunday: ASCENSION OF THE LORD [1] Acts 1.1-11 [2] Ephesians 1.17-23 or Ephesians 4.1-13 [Gospel] Mark 16.15-20

“Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: The Lord has freed his people, alleluia.”

First Reading: Acts 10.25-26, 34-35, 44-48

“I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” The Holy Spirit transformed Peter’s concept of God’s people and the Church. Who do I have trouble considering as God’s family? What has the Holy Spirit taught me about the scope of God’s loving plan?   

Psalm 98: “The Lord has revealed his victory in the sight of the nations.”

Second Reading: 1 John 4.7-10

How have I experienced God’s love in my life? Which experiences were most precious? How do I share God’s love with others in gratitude?      

“Alleluia! Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them.” Alleluia.”

Gospel: John 15.9-17

Jesus calls us to complete love, that our joy may be complete. How have love and joy been linked, or disconnected, in my life journey? As Jesus’ beloved friend, how might I draw closer to him? What fruits of love might he have chosen me to bear?

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, Shirley De La Cruz, Nicole Van Humbeck, Caroline Bayle, Thái Thị Mỹ.


For the formation of religious and seminarians: We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.


*Second Collection: For the Pope’s Pastoral Works.

*Marian Out -Door Procession at our parish in May: will take place on the Saturday May 25 at 6.15pm. All are welcome.

*The 2024 Project Advance Campaign: has now begun and volunteers are ready to accept pledges and donations.  Please help us reach our Parish goal of $80,000.  Thank you for your generosity.

*Food hamper program: Our next monthly food hamper will be available on Thursday May 09 from 5 and 7pm at St. Mark's Church basement for those who have registered.

*Confirmation for Adults in our parish will take place on Pentecost Sunday, May 19 during the 11:30AM Mass.

*Confirmation for our school students and PREP students will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm. 

*Refugee Families Update: Please keep our families in your prayers as they wait to come to Canada. They have protected status now but remain worried about being arrested and deported back to Afghanistan. We are looking for affordable housing to rent in May: a three bedroom apartment for the grandma, one couple and two small children, and a two or three bedroom apartment for the other couple with their three children aged 10, 7 and 18 months. Once housing is secured, household items may be needed. Please contact the parish office if you can help.

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance. Please contact the parish office if you have any question.


Donations: To donate online go to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.


Applications Open: Youth Ministry Leadership Bursary: recognizes high school students making a difference in their parishes, schools, communities and homes. Two Grade 12 students will be selected to receive an award of $500 each for their post-secondary schooling. Application deadline: Monday, May 13. Learn more and apply at  rcav.org/youth-ministry.

Momentum Single Mothers' Retreat: All Catholic single mothers are invited to attend a two-night retreat, with or without their children. Hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver in collaboration with Momentum, the retreat will be held from May 24-26 at Charis Camp in Chilliwack. Cost is $150/family (with or without children). Registration deadline: Monday, May 6. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Marriage Anniversary Mass 2024:Join Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB on Sunday, May 12, for couples celebrating milestone marriage anniversaries: five-year increments from 5 to 60 years, and every year beyond 60 years. The Marriage Anniversary Mass will be at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Port Coquitlam at 1:30 p.m. Learn more and register at family.rcav.org/mam.

Save the Date: Archdiocesan Mass for Civilly Married Couples: Are you married outside the Catholic Church? Now, you have a great opportunity as Archbishop Miller celebrates the Mass Wedding for civilly married couples. For more information, please contact Deacon Raul Abella at [email protected] or 778-512-9163.Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 21.

Declaration of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith “Dignitas Infinita” on human dignity: for full document, visit:

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