The Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Bulletin

Daily readings:

01/01 Monday: MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD [1] Numbers 6.22-27 [2] Galatians 4.4-7 [Gospel] Luke 2.16-21

02/01 Tuesday: ST. BASIL THE GREAT AND ST. GREGORY NAZIANZEN [1] 1 John 2.22-28  [Gospel] John 1.19-28

03/01 Wednesday: [1] 1 John 2.29; 3.1-6  [Gospel] John 1.29-34

04/01 Thursday: [1] 1 John 3.7-10 [Gospel] John 1.35-42

05/01 Friday:  [1] 1 John 3.11-21 [Gospel] John 1.43-51

06/01 Saturday: [1] 1 John 5.5-13 [Gospel] Mark 1.4-5, 7-11

07/01 Sunday: EPIPHANY OF THE LORD [1] Isaiah 60.1-6 [2] Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6 [Gospel] Matthew 2.1-12

“O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards.”

First Reading: Genesis 15.1-6; 17.3b-5, 15-16; 21.1-7

Abraham could not imagine any reward comparable to having a son. What did God require of Abraham and Sarah? How has God’s care been evident in my family’s history? What surprises or blessings delight us most?       

Psalm 105: “The Lord is our God, mindful of his covenant forever.”

Second Reading: Hebrews 11.8, 11-12, 17-19

The faith of Abraham and Sarah was tested again and again. What trials have most challenged my family? How has the faith of different family members been affected? What hopes and goals sustain our journey?   

“Alleluia! Long ago God spoke to our ancestors by the Prophets; in these last days he has spoken to us by the Son.” Alleluia.”

Gospel: Luke 2.22-40

How long Simeon and Anna waited for God’s promise! How might this encounter have affected the Holy Family? How does the family life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph guide and support my family?      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.


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 December 31 at 8:00 AM

  • For the soul of Paoquito Samson 

Sunday December 31 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Romea Aquncion 

Monday January 1 at 11:30 AM

  • For the Holy Souls

Monday January 1 at 6PM 

  • Thanksgiving mass 



Sunday Mass as usual, and in addition:

  • 18:00: English Vigil Mass for Mary, Mother of God
  • 20:00: Vietnamese Vigil Mass for Mary, Mother of God

NEW YEAR MONDAY, JAN 01st, 2024:

Solemnity and Holy obligation of Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Mass: 9:30 (Viet), 11:30(Eng), 14:00 (Viet), 18:00(Eng)

*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $73,720.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing. The parish has set our goal of $80,000.

*St. Joseph’s school: is now 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. Call the parish office for more information.

*The Parish Office will be closed on Monday January 01, 2024 in observance of New Year Day.  8AM Mass will be celebrated as per the regular schedule.

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance


*FIAT Snowshoe: Come spend quality time with the Religious Sisters of the Archdiocese and have fun outdoors on Saturday, January 6! All women aged 18-35 are welcome! There is no cost. 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 teaches how to make yourself more available to seniors and others who can benefit from your genuine concern and presence in their lives, 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. For more information call Joyce 604-683-0281 ext. 223 or visit

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