The Pentecost Sunday Bulletin

Daily readings:

20/05 Monday: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church [1] Genesis 3.9-15, 20 or Acts 1.12-14 [Gospel] John 19.25-27

21/05 Tuesday: [1] James 4.1-10 [Gospel] Mark 9.30-37

22/05 Wednesday [1] James 4.13-17 [Gospel] Mark 9.38-40

23/05 Thursday: [1] James 5.1-6 [Gospel] Mark 9.41-50

24/05 Friday: [1] James 5.9-12 [Gospel] Mark 10.1-12

25/05 Saturday: [1] James 5.13-20 [Gospel] Mark 10.13-16

26/05 Sunday: MOST HOLY TRINITY [1] Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40 [2] Romans 8.14-17 [Gospel] Matthew 28.16-20

Confirmation for Adults in our parish will take place on Pentecost Sunday, May 19 during the 11:30AM Mass.  Confirmation for our school students and PREP students will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm.  Please pray for all those being confirmed and their families.

Prayer for Confirmation Candidates

Holy Spirit, strengthen our students with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord, and serve as a disciple of Christ. Grant that they may grow into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Fill them with the joy of your presence. Increase in them the fruit of your Spirit. Help them to experience and trust your dwelling within so that they can count on your guidance today and every day. Show us the way to help one another become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person we meet. Come, Holy Spirit! Come!

Prayer from St. Theresa of Avila Church, Grovetown, GA

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, Thái Thị Mỹ.


For the formation of religious and seminarians: We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.


*The 2024 Project Advance Campaign: has now begun and volunteers are ready to accept pledges and donations.  Please help us reach our Parish goal of $80,000.  Thank you for your generosity.

*Marian Out-Door Procession at our parish in May: will take place on the Saturday May 25 at 6.15pm. All are welcome.

*Altar Server’s Meeting: All current altar servers are invited to attend the meeting on Saturday June 1st from 11:45-1:15pm. Parents with children who have already received their First Holy Communion, are encouraged to bring their children to this workshop to see if their children are interested to be altar servers.

*The Youth and Young Adult group invites all participants ages 16 and over to "Beloved,” a summer camping trip from August 8 to August 11th at Fintry Provincial Park in Vernon. For more information and to register, please refer to the QR codes on the posters or the paper forms in the back of the church.

*The Parish Office will be closed on Victoria Day, Monday May 20.

*Refugee Families Update: Thank you very much for your prayers for the refugee families our parish is helping to sponsor. We received wonderful news that the Grandma will arrive in Canada on May 16, the family of 5 on May 21 and the other family probably soon after. Apartments have been rented for May 15 and June 1. Please put your name and phone number or email on the list at the entrance beside any furniture or household items you can provide, and we will contact you this week about pick up or drop off. Thank you for your help and ongoing prayer for their safe arrival!

*2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance. Please contact the parish office if you have any question.


Donations: To donate online go to select St. Joseph, Van Offering.


Spring Fair, St. Francis de Sales Parish: St. Francis de Sales Parish is hosting Spring Fair, an epic celebration of family, community, and fun! This year's fair promises to be even more spectacular, with an array of free and fun activities and entertainment for everyone! On Saturday, May 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rene Memorial Park in Burnaby. For a detailed list of activities and map, please visit

Save the Date: Archdiocesan Mass for Civilly Married Couples: Are you married outside the Catholic Church? Now, you have a great opportunity as Archbishop Miller celebrates the Mass Wedding for civilly married couples. For more information, please contact Deacon Raul Abella at [email protected] or 778-512-9163.Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 21.

Declaration of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith “Dignitas Infinita” on human dignity: for full document, visit:

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