24/04 Monday: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen  Acts 6.8-15 [Gospel] John 6.22-29
25/04 Tuesday: Saint Mark  1 Peter 5.5b-14 [Gospel] Mark 16.15-20
26/04 Wednesday: Our Lady of Good Counsel  Acts 8.1b-8 [Gospel] John 6.35-40
27/04 Thursday:  Acts 8.26-40 [Gospel] John 6.44-51
28/04 Friday: Saint Peter Chanel  Acts 9.1-20 [Gospel] John 6.52-59
29/04 Saturday: Saint Catherine of Siena  Acts 9.31-42 [Gospel] John 6.53, 60-69
30/04 4th Sunday of Easter: World Day of Prayer for Vocations  Acts 2.14a, 36b-41  1 Peter 2.20b-25 [Gospel] John 10.1-10
“Cry out with joy to God, all the earth, O sing to the glory of his name. O render him glorious praise, alleluia.”
First Reading: Acts 2.14, 22b-28
Peter reminds the Judeans of God’s action through Jesus’ life, of their betrayal and the definitive revelation through Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead. How do I remind myself that Jesus is God, and teach others about Jesus? Peter refers David’s Psalm 16 to Jesus, the Holy One: what does it say to me?
Psalm 16: “Lord, you will show me the path of life.”
Second Reading: 1 Peter 1.17-21
“You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors…” How would my life have differed, had Jesus’ “ransom” not sealed our faith and hope in God? What if the “ransom” were silver or gold, not Jesus himself?
“Alleluia. Alleluia Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn with love when you speak.” Alleluia.
Gospel: Luke 24.13-35
Why were the disciples walking away from Jerusalem after they heard Jesus was alive? What has helped me through temptations to walk away from Jesus or the Church? How can I help others return to the community and the joy of sharing the Good News?
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 (April)
For a culture of peace and non-violence: We pray for the spread of peace and non-violence, by decreasing the use of weapons by States and citizens.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday April 22 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Lutgarda Camitan.
Sunday April 23 at 8 AM
- For the soul of George Rialina.
- Thanksgiving Mass for Leticia Recvenco's birthday.
Sunday April 23 at 11:30 AM
- Thanksgiving and petition Mass. For the Holy souls.
- For the soul of Rodolfo Lao.
- Thanksgiving Mass for Sunny Lee birthday.
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.
Contribute to the legacy of St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta’s historic visits to Vancouver by helping us build a statue of these saints outside of Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. For all supporters, your name will be published in a commemorative book for the day of unveiling and blessing. In addition, larger supporters will be recognized on plaques on the base of the statue. Homelessness and poverty were important causes to St. Mother Teresa and St. John Paul II. A portion of the funds raised will support The Door is Open and the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter. Give donate online at rcav.org/twosaints or contact Deacon Richard Podgurski (604-961-5665 or [email protected])
Fifth Ordinandi Dinner: The Vocations and Seminarians Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver cordially invites you to the Fifth Ordinandi Dinner featuring Deacon Patrick Le and Deacon Medard Kamanzi. Join Archbishop Miller and members of the Catholic faithful on Wednesday, June 21 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are available for purchase at https://secure.rcav.org/ordinandi-dinner-2023/.
On Sunday May 14, 2023, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be honoring couples celebrating milestone marriage anniversariesin 5-year increments from 5-60 years, and every year beyond 60 years at the annual Milestone Marriage Anniversary Mass. You’re invited to register to celebrate your milestone marriage anniversary year with Mass at 1:30 pm at St. Francis Xavier Parish followed by a reception. Families and friends are welcome to witness and celebrate your milestone anniversary. Learn more and register at family.rcav.org/mam.
Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Marie Pauline Profetana is requested to contact Fr. Joseph Le at: [email protected].
Spiritual Care Training Program
Pope Francis has challenged everyone to think about their brothers and sisters in a new way as many are experiencing profound loneliness and isolation. The Archdiocese of Vancouver is offering the Spiritual Care Training Program as one way to answer this call. The eight-week course teaches how to make yourself more available to seniors and others who can benefit from your genuine concern and presence in their lives. Some topics covered include aging, communication, boundaries and self-care. The training is offered online via Zoom every Thursday, starting April 27 to June 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Registration Deadline: Monday, April 24. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.