The Epiphany Of The Lord Bulletin

Daily readings:

08/01 Monday: THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD [1] Isaiah 55.1-11 [2] 1 John 5.1-9 [Gospel] Mark 1.7-11

09/01 Tuesday: [1] 1 Samuel 1.9-20 [Gospel] Mark 1.21-28

10/01 Wednesday: [1] 1 Samuel 3.1-10, 19-20 [Gospel] Mark 1.29-39

11/01 Thursday: [1] 1 Samuel 4.1c-11 [Gospel] Mark 1.40-45

12/01 Friday: SAINT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS [1] 1 Samuel 8.4-7, 10-22a [Gospel] Mark 2.1-12

13/01 Saturday: SAINT HILARY/ OUR LADY’S SATURDAY [1] 1 Samuel 9.1-4, 17-19; 10.1a [Gospel] Mark 2.13-17 

14/01 Sunday: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time [1] 1 Samuel 3.3b-10,19 [2] 1 Corinthians 6.13c-15a, 17-20 [Gospel] John 1.35-42

“O God, who on this day revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations by the guidance of a star, grant in your mercy that we, who know you already by faith, may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory.”

First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6 

When has the glory of the Lord been apparent in me or my community of faith? How did the transition from darkness to light occur? What signs show the ongoing presence of the Lord?       

Psalm 72: “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”

Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6The revelation that, through Christ, Gentiles were heirs to God’s promise of salvation, was a radical departure from Jewish understanding for St. Paul and the apostles. What implications does this awesome gift of God have for my everyday life?   

“Alleluia! We observed his star at its rising and have come to pay homage to the Lord. Alleluia.”

Matthew 2.1-12

The wise men travelled far, trusting the star, whereas Herod stayed home, disturbed by the prophetic message. How has my response to the Holy Spirit varied at different times in my faith journey? What gifts have I offered to the King? What road am I on now?     

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.


(January) For The Gift Of Diversity In The Church: Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.


Sunday January at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Aguida Mendoza


*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $89,270.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing support. 

*St. Joseph’s school: is accepting registrations for kindergarten 2024-2025. Parishioners will have priority acceptance, applications are due by January 15, 2024. Children must be born in the year 2019 for kindergarten 2024 acceptance.

*Food hamper program: Our next monthly food hamper will be available on Thursday January 11 from 5 and 7pm at St. Mark's Church basement for those who have registered. New families please call the parish office to register or for more information.

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance. If your have troubled to find your envelope, please call parish office.


*New Year's Workshop on Building HabitsIf you are struggling to see how it might be possible to grow in your spiritual life, join Fr. John O' Brien’s simple recommendations on Thursday, January 11 at 12 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more and register at

* Spiritual Care Training Program: The Archdiocese of Vancouver is offering the Spiritual Care Training Program as one way to answer this call. The eight-week course is held every Thursday, from February 1 to March 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30. Learn more and register at

*Making Sense of Counterwill: The instinct to resist being controlled or coerced is one of the most perplexing and troublesome dynamics in dealing with children and youth. This video course by Dr. Gordon Neufeld reveals the dynamics controlling this instinct and provides suggestions for how to deal with it. On Tuesdays, from January 23 to February 20, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., via Zoom. Cost is $25. Learn more and register at

*Weekend Getaway Marriage Conference: is a marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. For most couples, it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation, and rekindle romance. The next getaway is on the weekend of February 16-18, 2024 at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC. The fee is usually $299. Use promo code RCAVVIC to register for $199. Special room rate starts at $209/night before January 26; rates may vary thereafter. For more infor call Joyce 604-683-0281 ext. 223 or visit

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