St. Joseph's Parish News and Posts
Advent-Christmas Season Schedule
Date posted: December 10, 2016
Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Eve Mass Times
5:30 PM – Anticipated Mass for Christmas
12:00 Midnight – Mass of the Angels
Christmas Day Mass Times
10:00 AM – Mass of the Shepherd
12:00 Noon – Mass of the Divine Word
Holy Day of Obligation – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass Times
December 31 Mass Time: 4:00 PM
January 1 Mass Times: 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Penitential Service at St. Joseph’s – Friday, December 16 at 7:00 PM
St. Joseph’s Christmas Concert 2014 – Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 PM
Advent Penitential Service and Confession Guide
Christmas Links and Resources
Why Christmas is Celebrated on December 25
Why December 25?
9 Things You Need to Know About Christmas
Top 7 Myths about Christmas
Why We Celebrate Christmas on December 25?
The Message Of Christmas
Mysteries of the Nativity
“The Most Absurd Claim in History!” – Catholic Link
Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus
The “O Antiphons”: O Sapientia
If Jesus was born in times of Google, Facebook and Twitter
Easter Vigil 2016
Date posted: April 2, 2016
Keep Christ in Christmas Concert December 2015
Date posted: December 23, 2015
St. Joseph’s Parish Keep Christ in Christmas Concert was a Great Success!
The Knights of Columbus have received much feedback that the recent Parish Keep Christ in Christmas concert was a runaway success! For allowing the Knights to be a part of this concert, the Knights would like to thank Choir Director Jeff Cabralda and all the Parish Choirs, as well as the children and parents who made such a concert possible. As co-sponsor, the Knights aimed to spread the message – Keep Christ in Christmas through this concert. Watch out for pictures at our website: http://koc9846.vcn.bc.ca
Knights of Columbus Christmas Chior
As for the Knights’ Choir, a great many people commented that it was fantastic to HEAR and SEE so many MEN gathered together to lead the congregation in song! In today’s society, where men are all but marginalized, we, the Knights of Columbus stand apart to show our dedication to our Catholic faith and as examples to lead our families in worthy acts. If you’re interested in joining our (quite literally!) merry band of brothers, please contact the Knights of Columbus at 604-468-8205.
Fr. Richard Au Farewell Party
Date posted: May 31, 2015
Join your fellow parishioners in wishing Fr. Richard Au all the best on his new assignment. Come to his farewell party on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM on the St. Joseph’s church grounds. Please indicate you are coming on the sign-up sheets at the vestibule of the parish.
St. Joseph’s Annual Easter Flower Project 2015
Date posted: April 12, 2015
St. Joseph Parish of Port Moody has announced that its 22nd annual Easter Flowers distribution at Eagle Ridge Manor was another heart-warming success. The event saw 30 men, women, boys and girls from the parish volunteering to hand out flowering plants and hand-made greeting cards to residents of the long-term care facility. Organizer Terry O’Neill noted that he’s never had so many volunteers turn out for the event, which took place the morning of April 4.
“It’s very gratifying to see so much support for what’s become an Easter-weekend tradition,” O’Neill said. “It means so much to the patients to receive the flowers, the cards and, especially, the personal visits.” O’Neill also thanked Wim Vander Zalm of Art Knapp’s in Port Coquitlam for donating for daffodils.
PREP First Confession February, 2015
Date posted: March 4, 2015
Photos from the PREP children’s first confession from February 2015.
Disastrous Supreme Court Ruling: Assisted Suicide Legalized in Canada
Date posted: February 9, 2015
Petition by LifeSiteNews.com to stop Canada’s legalization of assisted suicide. Excerpt from article below:
Canada’s Supreme Court has just overturned the country’s ban on assisted suicide, meaning that doctors will now be allowed to actively participate in bringing about the deaths of their patients.
If the colleges of physicians in places like Ontario and Saskatchewan have their way, doctors could very well be forced to end their patients’ lives.
This shocking ruling goes against the clear will of Parliament, which overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to legalize euthanasia in 2010 by a vote of 226 to 59.
Homily on Canada’s Assisted Suicide Ruling by Archbishop of Vancouver Michael Miller
Excerpt written below:
Last Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, was a sad, even tragic, day for our country. The Supreme Court of Canada aired grievously in stripping Canadians of the protection that, up until then, the law had afforded us against assisted suicide. As Canadians, we are now confronted with the sobering fact that our nation’s highest court has set itself up in direct opposition to the law of God: “Thou shall not kill.” I don’t believe we can exaggerate the gravity of this new situation in which we now find ourselves.
Among the consequences of this ruling is that the government is no longer concerned with protecting human life until its natural end; that the direct killing of another person who asked for it is legally acceptable; and that our nations publicly funded health-care system is now the place for the deliberate killings of human beings.
Christmas Concert 2014 and Knights of Columbus Christmas Events
Date posted: January 28, 2015
Christmas Concert 2014
Knights of Columbus Christmas Breakfast
Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Winners
Jesse Tree 2014 Photos
Date posted: November 14, 2014
Here are a few photos of our St. Joseph’s Parish Jesse Tree for the 2014 holiday season:
Jesse Tree with our Blessed Mother.
Jesse Tree with St. Joseph.
SSVP Members: Helen Mair, Don Rowe, Diane Ewanek
SSVP Members: Helen Mair, Don Rowe, Margaret Rowe
Father Au Fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Parish Building Project – Nov. 10, 2014
Date posted: November 6, 2014
Schedule – Celebrating Fr. Richard Au’s Over the Hill Party with a Parish Fundraiser!
5:00 PM: Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph’s Parish at 140 Moody Street, Port Moody
6:30 PM: Performance of the Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Stradivari’s String Orchestra by Mr. Robert Rozek at Our Lady of Assumption Parish’s Hall located at 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam (15 minutes away from St. Joseph’s). A beautiful Italian Harpsicord is brought in for the evening concert.
Robert is currently teaching at BC Conservatory of Music, as well as having served as professor of String at Vancouver Academy of Music, Norway’s Barret Due Music Institute, Beijing Union University, Switzerland’s Margess International School, School of Music at University of Miami. Beside trained in the classic music, Robert has performed with Pavarotti, Carreras, Mirella Freni, Cecilia, Bartoli, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Barbara Streisand and Louis Armstrong. His most recent recording will be featured on an upcoming Lions Gate Entertainment film.
7:30 PM: Dinner will be at Our Lady of Assumption Parish Gym, provided by Frank Valoczy, a chef at the Vancouver Convention Centre. He was the Archbishop Exner’s chef. The talents in our parish will entertain us after dinner.
Some of the auction items for the event:
- • 3 days/2 nights Whistler Accommodation (true ski-in & ski-out property)
- • 2 Canuck tickets for November 20
- • #33 Henrik Sedin SIGNED Jersey
- • 6 person dinner cooked by Fr. Au at the Rectory
Of course, there are plenty more games and fun.
If you like to donate more items, please consider these followings:
Contractors, electricians, carpenters, roofers, mechanics, tile installers, etc. can also donate your service to our auctions as Handyman Expert. Please let our office know how many hours you can volunteer.