9/1 Monday: THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD  Isaiah 42.1-4, 6-7 or Acts 10.34-38 [Gospel] Matthew 3.13-17
10/1 Tuesday:  Hebrews 2.5-12 [Gospel] Mark 1.21-28
11/1 Wednesday:1 Hebrews 2.14-18 [Gospel] Mark 1.29-39
12/1 Thursday: ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS  Hebrews 3.7-14 [Gospel] Mark 1.40-45
13/1 Friday:  Hebrews 4.1-5, 11 [Gospel] Mark 2.1-12
14/1 Saturday:  Hebrews 4.12-16 [Gospel] Mark 2.13-17
15/1 Sunday: SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Isaiah 49.3, 5-6  1 Corinthians 1.1-3 [Gospel] John 1.29-34
MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6
The manifestation of the glory of the Lord in Zion marked an end to centuries of sin and consequent suffering. What kinds of darkness oppress our world today? How is our suffering related? What personal darkness does God’s light call me to repent? How can the Church, the new Jerusalem, show the light of God’s glory?
Psalm 72: “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”
Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6
What are my most memorable grace-filled experiences? How do I come to appreciate God’s grace in myself and others, and to discern God’s purpose in it? How would I explain the mystery of God’s gift to the Gentiles, and how can I share it meaningfully with others?
“Alleluia! We observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay homage to the Lord.”
Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12
Many explorers have been guided by the stars. What did the journey of the Magi reveal to the world? What insights come to mind as I reflect on each part of the story? Who are the priests and scribes and the Herods in my life? How does the journey of the Magi compare to my spiritual journey? What comes next?
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 (January)
For educators: We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday January 7at 9 AM
- For the souls of Elvira Jose
Saturday January 7 at 5 PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, and Reynelda Belisario.
Sunday January 8 at 8 AM.
- For the soul of Anton, Maria and the souls in the purgatory
Sunday January 8 at 11:30 AM.
- For the soul of Willy Young and All the holy souls
Sunday January 8 at 6 PM.
- For the soul of
Tuesday January 10 at 8 AM.
- Thanksgiving mass
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: for our Parish Building Fund. The money collected will go towards replacing the carpeting in our Church. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support.
The 2022 Project Advance Campaign: has now ended. Our parish collected a total of $73,890.00. Special thanks go to all our donors and volunteers who made this happen. It is through your generosity that our Parish and the Archdiocese are able to continue the works of charity, the work of spreading God’s love and the work of building up our Catholic Community.
The envelope for 2023 is ready to pick up at the church entrance
Please note the following changes in our Mass schedule. From now until the end of the school year, “First Friday Masses” will be celebrated at 9am with the school community. There will be no 8am Mass on First Fridays. All other Fridays will have the daily 8am Mass and a 9am School Mass.
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 https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
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 beholdvancouver.org/events.
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
beholdvancouver.org/events.Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil: Join this monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end every first Saturday of the month from Feb. 4, 2023, until Aug. 6, 2023. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.