The Pentecost Sunday Bulletin

Daily readings:

29/5 Monday: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Morther of the Church [1] Genesis 3.9-15, 20 [Gospel] Acts 1.12-14

30/05 Tuesday: [1] Sirach 35.1-15 [Gospel] Mark 10.28-31

31/05 Wednesday: The Visittation of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1] Zephaniah 3.14-18 [2] Romans 12.9-16 [Gospel] Luke 1.39-56

01/06 Thursday: Saint Justin [1] Sirach 42.15-25 [Gospel] Mark 10.46-52

02/06 Friday:  Saint Marcellinus and Saint Peter [1] Sirach 44.1, 8-13 [Gospel] Mark 11.11-25 

03/06 Saturday: Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions [1] Sirach 51.12-20 [Gospel] Mark 11.27-33

04/06 Most Holy Trinity Sunday: [1] Exodus 34.4b-6, 8-9 [2] 2 Corinthians 13.11-13 [Gospel] John 3.16-18

Pentecost Sunday

“The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us.”

First Reading: Acts 2.1-11

After Jesus ascended to heaven, the apostles gathered in the upper room to pray and await the coming of the Holy Spirit. How does our gathering for Sunday Mass compare and contrast with their gathering at Pentecost? How do “outsiders” respond to God’s presence with us at Mass? What abilities has the Spirit given me and how should I be using them?

 Psalm 1404: “Lord, send forth your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13

As one body in Christ, the Church becomes more than the sum of individual gifts, activities and services. How does the unity of the Spirit manifest in my family, at work or school, and in my parish involvement? How can I share more fully in the work of the Spirit?

“Alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia.

Gospel: John 20.19-23

When do I confine my faith behind locked doors? How has Jesus presented himself to me? What do I need from the Holy Spirit this Pentecost: Peace? Forgiveness? Other gifts?

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 church movements and groups: We pray that Church movements and groups may rediscover their mission of evangelization each day, placing their own charisms at the service of needs in the world.


Saturday May 27 at 5 PM

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

Sunday May 28 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Breda Mc Ardle Death Anniversary.

Sunday May 28 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Nove Lipata

Monday May 29 at 8 AM

  • For the soul Agustin Paraiso and Proceso Paraiso.


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. 


World Youth Day Formation Session: Preparing for Pilgrimage

What is a pilgrimage, and how do we prepare for it spiritually, mentally, and physically? WYD 2023 pilgrims are invited to the third and final formation session as we prepare to make the pilgrimage to Lisbon this summer. This session is an opportunity for pilgrims to connect with one another and dive deeper into preparation for what is to be a transformative experience at WYD Lisbon. On Thursday, June 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver. Learn more and register at

Empowering a New Generation: Girls' Education as a Path to Global Change

In this webinar, you will discover how the Jesuits of Canada and their partners continue to work for justice in education. Jenny Cafiso, Executive Director of Canadian Jesuits International, will discuss education as a human right, with a focus on girls' education. On Tuesday, May 30, at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more and register at

*Man's Destiny: Catholic Men's Conference 2023

Every man, father and son is invited and encouraged to attend Man’s Destiny, an annual men’s conference that provides an opportunity to step deeper into our faith, discerning the reality around us and affirming a faith-based approach to dealing with the chaos we witness daily in our world. With the theme Finding Light in the Darkness, the conference will feature Mass, keynote speakers, interactive group activities and time for Adoration and Confession. On Saturday, June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at St. Matthew's Parish Centre in Surrey. Cost is $25. Fee covers breakfast, hot lunch and snacks/refreshments throughout the day. Learn more and register at

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