The Divine Mercy Sunday Bulletin

Daily readings:

08/04 Monday: THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD [1] Isaiah 7.10-14; 8.10d [2] Hebrews 10.4-10 [Gospel] Luke 1.26-38.

09/04 Tuesday: [1] Acts 4.32-37 [Gospel] John 3.7b-15

10/04 Wednesday: [1] Acts 5.17-26 [Gospel] John 3.16-21

11/04 Thursday: ST. STANISLAUS [1] Acts 5.27-33 [Gospel] John 3.31-36

12/04 Friday: [1] Acts 5.34-42 [Gospel] John 6.1-15

13/04 Saturday: [1] Acts 6.1-7 [Gospel] John 6.16-21

14/04 Sunday: 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER [1] Acts 3.13-15, 17-19 [2] 1 John 2.1-5 [Gospel] Luke 24.35-48


First Reading: Acts 4.32-35

How did the believers in Acts of the Apostles live out their faith and discipleship? In our communal life (in the family, parish or other groups), how do we witness the grace and joy of the Resurrection? What aspects might be developed with more prayer and discernment?

Psalm 118: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his steadfast love endures for ever.”

Second Reading: 1 John 5.1-6

St. John links faith, love and obedience to God with love of Christ and hence of all children of God. How did these gifts unfold during my spiritual journey? What influence have Jesus and the Holy Spirit had on that development? How has my life been affected by awareness that I am God’s beloved child?

“Alleluia! You believed, Thomas, because you have seen me; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” “Alleluia!

Gospel: John 20.19-31

What are my fears? What doors have I locked to protect myself from the risks of being a Christian in today’s world? How does Jesus manifest the Divine Mercy we celebrate today? What do I ask of Jesus, to be transformed as his disciple? Where is Christ sending me, to bring his peace?

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 role of women: We pray that the dignity and immense value of women be recognized in every culture, and for the end of discrimination that they experience in different parts of the world.


Sunday April 07 at 8AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Tessie and Aniceto Del Rosario.
  • Petition Mass and pray for all holy Souls

Saturday April 06 at 9AM

  • For the souls of Olivia, Nicolas, Rosita and Ignacio Mati.

Sunday April 07 at 11:30AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Arlene Asuncion and Edilberto Abenonar
  • For the soul of Nelson Asuncion

Wednesday April 10 at 7PM

  • For the soul of Susana Tamparong.


*Food hamper program: Our next monthly food hamper will be available on Thursday April 11 from 5 and 7pm at St. Mark's Church basement for those who have registered.

*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 select St. Joseph, Van Offering.


Applications Open: Youth Ministry Leadership Bursary: The 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. Learn more and apply at

A Compassionate Approach to Infertility: Navigate infertility with practical resources and faith filled support through this two-part webinar series:

Session 1: The Suffering of Infertility by Sister John Mary Sullivan, FSE, and Dr. Jonathan Yang, MD, CCFP

Session 2: Is There Hope? Dr. Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC and Theresa Yong will give an informational presentation and share their personal experiences with treatments for infertility. On April 10 & 17, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more and register at

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 chilldren). Registration deadline: Monday, May 6. Learn more and register at

Free Film Screening Online: "The Story of Euthanasia": Euthanasia law is complex and controversial. The film The Story of Euthanasia combines Western and Eastern points of view, gathering medical professionals and religious leaders to explain philosophical belief, moral conflict and social impact concerning legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. You can watch the documentary for free on the following platforms: Bitchute and Rumble in April.Faith Series Lecture & Discussion: STMC is sponsoring a free faith-based series of lectures and discussions at STMC this spring that includes three speakers, Fr. Nick Meisl, Dr. Nick Olkovich, and STMC’s own Mr. Darrell Hall. Events will take place at STMC on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

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