The Palm Sunday Bulletin

Daily readings:

03/04 Monday: [1] Isaiah 42.1-7 [Gospel] John 12.1-11

04/04 Tuesday: [1] Isaiah 49.1-6 [Gospel] John 13.21-33, 36-38

05/04 Wednesday: [1] Isaiah 50.4-9a [Gospel] Matthew 26.14-26

06/04 Thursday: HOLY THURSDAY [1] Exodus 12.1-8, 11-14 [2] 1 Corinthians 11.23-26 [Gospel] John 13.1-15

07/04 Friday: GOOD FRIDAY [1] Isaiah 52.13-53.12 [2] Hebrews 4.14-16; 5.7-9 [Gospel] John 18.1-19.42

08/04 Saturday: EASTER VIGIL [1] Genesis 1.1-2.2 [2] Genesis 22.1-18 [3] Exodus 14.15-31; 15.20, 1 [4] Isaiah 54.5-14 [5] Isaiah 55.1-11 [6] Baruch 3.9-15, 32-4.4 [7] Ezekiel 36.16-17, 18 [Epistle] Romans 6.3-11 [Gospel] Matthew 28.1-10

09/04 EASTER SUNDAY [1] Acts 10.34a, 37-43 [2] 1 Corinthians 5.6b-8 [Gospel] John 20.1-18 [Gospel] Luke 24.13-35


Gospel: Matthew 21.1-11

How might we, individually and as Church, proclaim our faith and love of Jesus with joyful enthusiasm that sparks interest in others? After the crowd dissolves, what will sustain our joy?           

First Reading: Isaiah 50.4-7

How has God helped me to keep an open ear and persevere through life’s challenges?   

Psalm 22: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Second Reading: Philippians 2.6-11

What do I expect of God in my current difficulties or intercessory prayers? What insights does God give through the humility and obedience of Jesus, who took “the form of a slave”?

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: Matthew 26.14-17.66

“Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of Angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say it must happen in this way?” Passion follows its necessary and inevitable course. What human characteristics perpetuate the crucifixion mindset? How do I participate in crucifying Christ through personal and social sin? What is Jesus saying to me?           

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.


Saturday April 1 at 9 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass.
  • For the souls Francesco and Fontana.

Saturday April 1 at 5 PM

  • For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle.

Sunday April 2 at 11:30 AM

  • For the souls of Pelagia Cabutin and Renato Pineda.


This week’s second collection is Building Fund.

Mass for Monday to Wednesday (April 03- 05): 8:00 AM

7 p.m. Mass on Wed 5th is cancelled to allow parishioners to attend Chrism Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral


- 9:00: Tenebrae (chanted Morning Prayer)

- 11:00-16:00: Silent Eucharistic Adoration

- 18:30: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

➢ GOOD FRIDAY (Apr 07):

- 9:00: Tenebrae

- 9:40: Divine Mercy Novena

- 10:00: Indoor Stations of the Cross

- 15:00: The Passion of the Lord

➢ SATURDAY (Apr 08):

- 9:00: Tenebrae

- 9:40: Divine Mercy Novena

- 18:30: Easter Vigil (Resurrection)

 EASTER SUNDAY, Apr 09 and Easter Octave Week as regular Mass schedule.

The parish office will close on Good Friday, April 7.

40 Days for Life is a peaceful prayer vigil for an end to abortion. Please join other parishioners at Willow St. and 32nd Ave this Monday, April 6, between 10 a.m. and noon, or keep the intention in your prayers at home.

The Divine Mercy Novena will be prayed daily beginning on Friday, April 7. It will conclude on Sunday, April 16 with a special Divine Mercy Service at 3:15 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

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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