The Easter Sunday Bulletin

Daily readings:

10/04 Monday: [1] Acts 2.14, 22-33 [Gospel] Matthew 28.8-15

11/04 Tuesday: [1] Acts 2.36-41 [Gospel] John 20.11-18

12/04 Wednesday: [1] Acts 3.1-10 [Gospel] Luke 24.13-35

13/04 Thursday: [1] Acts 3.11-26 [Gospel] Luke 24.35-48

14/04 Friday: [1] Acts 4.1-12 [Gospel] John 21.1-14

15/04 Saturday: [1] Acts 4.13-21 [Gospel] Mark 16.9-15

16/04 2nd SUNDAY EASTER: [1] Acts 2.42-47[2] 1 Peter 1.3-9 [Gospel] John 20.19-31


First Reading: Acts 10.34a, 37-43 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit and a renewed sense of confidence, stands up boldly before a large crowd in Jerusalem and retells the story of Jesus' public life and death and what it means to all mankind. We should read this everyday of our lives and give thanks to God for His love which made it possible.

Psalm 118: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.” Or “Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 5.6b-8: Paul is speaking about our Baptism being a form of spiritual death and resurrection where we die to all forms of

sin and arise with Christ to a new life — the Christian life. Think of this as if you have just put on a new suit or dress. You don't go out and work in the garden or clean the garage in a new suit or dress. Instead, you want to be seen in some festive way, alive and joyful. The “Christian Way of Life” is special and we should protect it from the dirt and grime of sin.

Praise to you, Lord, king of eternal glory.” Christ became obedient for us to death on a Cross.  Therefore, God exalted him and gave him the name above every name”

Gospel: John 20:1-18: This, as we said before, might be anti-climactic; however, it tells us that even the Apostles had a difficult time in understanding and accepting something so great, so unique as the Resurrection of the person they called "Lord." And so it is with us today. Often we might be tempted to doubt this or some other great event in the life of Jesus Christ just as Thomas and some of the other disciples did.  However, don't let doubts linger. These are opportunities to learn. Ask the Holy Spirit to make things clear and understandable. Then, when the light of understanding comes on, the Spirit of Jesus will arise in your heart just as He did for the Apostles on that first Easter Sunday        

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 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.


Tuesday April 04 at 8 AM

  • Thanksgiving and Petition Mass.  For the soul of Vincent Anna and all the souls.

Saturday April 8 at 6:30 PM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Arlene Asuncion.  For the souls of Nelson Asuncion and Benjamin Asuncion.
  • For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle and Renelda Bvelisario.


This week’s second collection is Holy Land to support Christians at the Holy Land.

Easter Octave Week as regular Mass schedule. 

The Knights of Columbus are welcoming new members on Sunday, April 16, after the 9:30 Mass. All are invited to attend.

The Divine Mercy Novena will be prayed daily after Mass beginning on Friday, April 7. It will conclude on Sunday, April 16 with a special Divine Mercy Service at 3:15 p.m. in the downstairs Worship Hall. All are encouraged to attend.

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 to 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 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

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

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Marie Pauline Profetana is requested to contact Fr. Joseph Le at: [email protected].

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