Mary, The Mother Of God Bulletin

Daily readings:

2/1 Monday: ST. BASIL THE GREAT & ST. GREGORY NAZIANEN [1] 1 John 2.22-28 [Gospel] John 1.19-28

3/1 Tuesday: THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS [1] 1 John 2.29-3.1.6 [Gospel] John 1.29-34

4/1 Wednesday:[1]1 John 3.7-10 [Gospel] John 1.35-42 

5/1 Thursday: [1] 1 John 3.11-21 [Gospel] John 1.43-51 

6/1 Friday: [1] 1 John 5.5-13 [Gospel] Mark 1.4-5, 7-11 

7/1 Saturday: ST. ANDRE BESSETTE PATRON OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS [1] 1 John 5.14-21 [Gospel] John 2.1-12 

8/1 Sunday: EPIPHANY OF THE LORD [1] Isaiah 60.1-6 [2] Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6 [Gospel] Matthew 2.1-12 



O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation, grant, we pray, that we may experience the intercession of her, through whom we were found worthy to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son

Numbers 6.22-27

The new year starts with God’s blessing as we honour Mary, Mother of God! How has God blessed me, especially this past year? When have I “put God’s name on others” that God may bless them? What do I pray for the coming year?

Psalm 67“May God be gracious to us and bless us.”

Galatians 4.4-7

How has Jesus’ birth into human history changed our relationship to God? What difference is there for me in being God’s child (and heir), rather than simply a subject under God’s law?

Alleluia! Long ago God spoke to our ancestors by the Prophets; in these last days he has spoken to us by the Son.”

Luke 2.16-21

The shepherds shared joyful Good News of God’s blessing: the birth of the Christ, the Lord and Saviour! How might I have reacted had I been there? What thoughts might have crossed Mary’s and Joseph’s minds? How has my faith been enriched by pondering the Good News with Mary?

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.


For educators: We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.


Saturday December 31 at 9 AM

  • For the souls of Ronald Halstead.

Saturday December 31 at PM

  • For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle.

Sunday January 1 at 8 AM.

  • For the soul of Anton, Maria and the souls in the purgatory

Sunday January 1 at 6 PM.

  • For the soul of Felizardo Verdon
  •  Kathleen Krol’s birthday.

Friday January 6 at 9 AM.

  • For the soul of George Kaminsky


*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.


Second collection: New Year’s Day offering. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support.

The 2022 Project Advance Campaign: is now coming to a close. To date, our Parish has raised a total of $63,055. A special “thank you” goes out to all donors. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped collect pledges and donations.

The parish office will be closed: on Monday, Jan. 02 for the holidays. The regular 8 AM Mass will be celebrated as usual.

The envelope for 2023 is ready to pick up at the church entrance

There will be no 8 AM Mass on the first Friday of every month, starting in January. Instead, the school will celebrate Mass at 9 AM with the community.

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 select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 


Making Sense of Adolescence: This course is designed to be used by parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, professionals - anyone who desires to make sense of adolescence. Parents of all ages will find this course invaluable as preparation for what lies ahead. The event will be on Zoom weekly from Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, until Mar. 10, 2023. Learn more and register at

Chinese New Year Mass with Archbishop Miller: Join this Chinese New Year's Eucharistic celebration with Archbishop Miller on Jan. 22, 2023 at Our Lady of Fatima parish, Coquitlam at 3:00 p.m. Learn more and register at

Inegritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health: Join us online or at a host site parish to dialogue about topics of mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by a mental health professional equipped to answer your questions.

The four topics that will be covered are as follows:
Session 1: Mental health

Session 2: Mental illness

Session 3: Stigma

Session 4: Self-care

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 25th, Feb. 15th, Mar. 22nd, and Apr. 26th. Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn more and register at

Working Towards Freedom- An Anti-Human Trafficking Webinar: This FREE one-hour webinar will introduce you to the study guide and how it may be used in various settings. The event hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver is designed for clergy, religious, diocesan, or parish staff and volunteers, educators, members of the Catholic Women’s League or Knights of Columbus, and anyone who wishes to learn more about human trafficking. The event will be held on Feb. 8, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register at

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