O9/05 Tuesday:  Acts 14.19-28 [Gospel] John14.27-31a
10/05 Wednesday: Saint John of Avila  Acts 14.1-6 [Gospel] John 15.1-8
11/05 Thursday:  Acts 15.7-21 [Gospel] John 15.9-11
12/05 Friday: Saint Nereus and Saint Achilleus or Saint Pancras  15.22-31 [Gospel] John 15.12-17
13/05 Saturday: Our Lady of Fatima  Acts 16.1-10 [Gospel] John 15.18-21
14/05 6th Sunday of Easter:  Acts 8.5-8, 14-17  1 Peter 3.15-18 [Gospel] John 14.15-21
First Reading: Acts 6.1-7
How do the needs and activities of the early Church compare with the Church today? How did the apostles resolve challenges related to the Church’s rapid growth? Who helps in these roles now? In what types of activities am I called to serve?
Psalm 33: “Let your love be upon us, Lord, even as we hope in you”.
Second Reading: 1 Peter 2.4-9
“Like living stones let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” These words follow Peter’s invitation to everyone to “Come to the Lord”. How do I live as a living stone integral to our spiritual house? How do I unite myself to the offering of the holy sacrifice of the Mass?
“Alleluia. I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father, except through me.” Alleluia.
Gospel: John 14.1-12
When have I felt lost or confused about my faith? What challenged me? How has Jesus been with me, and what have I learned from him? How do I join in his works? Who do I hope to see in the Father’s house?
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 (May)
For church movements and groups: We pray that Church movements and groups may rediscover their mission of evangelization each day, placing their own charisms at the service of needs in the world.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday May 6 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Aurea Andavias, Renelda Belisario.
Sunday May 7 at 8 AM
- For the soul of Apolonio Carreon Death Anniversary.
Sunday May 7 at 11:30 AM
- For the souls of Fredelino Tordecillas and Rosita Tordecillas.
Sunday May 7 at 6 PM
- For the soul of Jose Medeiros.
Monday May 8 at 8 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for Mary Magaret Martin of her 100th birthday.
Wednesday May 10 at 7 PM
- For the soul of Consolacio Della Cruz.
Thursday May 11 at 8 AM
- For the soul of Susana Tamparong.
Monday May 15 at 8 AM
- For the soul of Adoracion Tamparong.
Second Collection: Work of Vocations: The second collection on Good Shepherd Sunday, April 30, will support priestly vocations in our Archdiocese. It funds the discernment, formation and education of our seminarians, ensuring that they receive the preparation necessary for them to be good shepherds who are effective in their priestly ministry.
Food bank planning meeting: Our parish, together with St. Mark's Lutheran and King's Cross Anglican Churches, is starting to plan for a food bank to serve people in need in our community. If you are interested in this project, please join us for an information meeting in our church basement on Thursday May 25 at 7:30 pm. Interested friends and neighbours are also most welcome. For more information, contact Cathy (email [email protected]) or the parish office.
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.
Mother's Day Mass: Please join us for Mass and pray for our deceased mothers and grandmothers at Evangelist Chapel in Gardens of Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery in South Surrey. Potted flowers will be available to purchase after Mass. On Sunday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. Learn more at rccav.org.
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 athttps://secure.rcav.org/ordinandi-dinner-2023/.
Upper Room Conference 2023
The Holy Spirit is moving in the Archdiocese of Vancouver! We’re excited to announce that this year’s Upper Room conference will take place on Saturday, September 23. Save the date and get conference updates by following @weareproclaim on social media or subscribing to email updates at weareproclaim.com.