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July 5TH, 2020 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Daily readings:

06/07 Monday: [1] Hosea 2.14, 15b-16, 19-20 [Gospel] Matthew 9.18-26

07/07 Tuesday: [1] Hosea 8.4-7, 11-13 [Gospel] Matthew 9.32-38

08/07 Wednesday: [1] Hosea 10.1-3, 7-8, 12 [Gospel] Matthew 10.1-7

09/07 Thursday: [1] Hosea 11.1, 3-5b, 8c-9 [Gospel] Matthew 10.7-15

10/07 Friday: [1] Hosea 14.1-9 [Gospel] Matthew 10.16-23

11/07 Saturday: ST. BENEDICT [1] Isaiah 6.1-8 [Gospel] Matthew 10.24-33

12/07 Sunday: FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME [1] Isaiah 55.10-11 [2] Romans 8.18-23 [Gospel] Matthew 13.1-23

REFLECTION ON THE READINGS

14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

  1. Zechariah 9.9-10

      Rejoice! Rejoice in our King and God! Am I rejoicing today? Is God reigning in victory after crushing evildoers and restoring peace to earth? Or is our humble King on a donkey victorious in another way? Where do I see his loving presence among us: gracious, merciful, slow to anger, raising the fallen or weary with utmost patience and compassion? Is there cause for rejoicing?

Psalm 145: “I will bless your name forever, my King and my God.”

  1. Second Reading Romans 8.9, 11-13

Is my flesh all bad? How does it contribute to my whole being? How do the flesh and the Spirit work together in me? How has the indwelling Spirit of God influenced my behaviour, my hopes, my relationships?

Alleluia! “Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.”

  1. Gospel Reading Matthew 11.25-30

Has Jesus taught me through prayer? Do I thank God when his purpose is hidden to me? Do I think that I know God and what God wants? Have my expectations of God or others or myself, added to the weight of my burdens? Can I take a moment to rest in God, like his little child? Will I share the yoke with Christ?

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PARISH NEWS

Join us again for Mass! Daily Mass in English is Monday to Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 9 am. There is no Novena Mass at this time. Weekday Mass in Vietnamese is Tuesday to Thursday at 11:30 am and Friday at 7 pm.

Anticipated Masses: Saturday at 5 pm (English) and 7:00 pm (Vietnamese) Sunday Masses: 11:30 am and 6 pm (English) and 9:30 am and 3:30 pm (Vietnamese). Please spread the word!  

Pre-registration is required for Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday Masses, to remain below 50 people in the church and 25 in the basement. Deadline is noon Friday, but Masses may fill up earlier. Please read this information letter

Reopening of Masses with a Congregation

and follow the links to register online, or phone the parish office for a place. The parish must observe attendance limits and keep records of everyone present at every Mass. This is for your safety in case of virus exposure.

Livestreamed Masses continue in English at 11:30 am Sunday, and in Vietnamese at 7 pm Friday, 7 pm Saturday and 9:30 am Sunday. Texts of readings and hymns for English Mass can be downloaded from our website before Sunday Mass. https://stjosephvancouver.ca/en/

Stay in Touch: We welcome emails or phone calls to the parish office (604-876-7826 / [email protected]) if you have suggestions or need assistance. Please keep your contact information (address, phone, email) up to date.

Church is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (except 30 minutes before to 30 minutes after Masses); Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Hand sanitizer, extra cleaning of the pews, and marking guides to ensure distancing are in use.

Confession: by appointment. Please call the parish office or one of the priests to arrange a time.

Donations for the month of June: Weekly offerings $9,811.00

Building Fund: $9,469.00

Thank you for supporting the parish. To donate online (one-time or regularly) go to www.rcav.org/sunday-offering and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.

RESOURCES AND EVENTS ONLINE

Project Advance information for 2020 is available at www.projectadvance.ca Donations can be made now by mail, at the parish office or online via the Project Advance website. Parish Project Advance fundraising will begin in September.

BEHOLD: Have you signed up? This new archdiocesan portal is for Catholics at all stages of the faith journey. Encounter Jesus and delve into the life He offers you. Spiritual writing, workshops, events and links to other resources can now be found at https://beholdvancouver.org/

Fountain of Love and Life & Scotiabank Vancouver Virtual Walk with God: June 29 – Sept. 18, 2020. Choose your own course, time and companions for this 5K to half-marathon walk/run fundraiser for Fountain of Love and Life, a Canadian Catholic multi-media evangelization ministry (TV, radio, music, publication, social media etc.) Register at beholdvancouver.org/events, or donate at https://walk.fll.cc/vancouver/support-us

St. Mark’s College Summer Institute Is God calling you to theological, pastoral or other religious study? In two weeks (July 6-17) you can complete 3-credit courses with daily classes. Consider taking a Catholic Core course, an elective course or both. View course offerings and register at: registrar.stmarkscollege.ca

Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil: Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Saturday July 4 at 9 am. Please come 5 min. early to sign in at the door. For questions, contact Michele Smillie at 604-683-0281.

Estate & Memorial Planning:  Thursday July 9, 10:00 am – noon. This webinar covers preparing or updating your will, the beauty of the funeral rite and formulating pre-need arrangements, and provides practical resources. Presented by Gardens of Gethsemani cemetery. Free. Register online at: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/2881. Webinar will be repeated July 23.

Mass for the Chinese Martyrs will be live streamed Thursday, July 9 at 6 pm at youtube.com/c/ChineseMinistryVancouver. Info: Fr. Paul Chu at [email protected].

Ministry to Divorced and Separated: small group discussion Thursday, July 9 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom. Register at beholdvancouver.org/events/2651

Next event: Online Community prayer on Zoom, Thursday July 23, 7 – 8 pm.  Info: beholdvancouver.org/events/2661

The My House: a 3-day confidential intensive workshop for men striving to overcome and heal from unwanted sexual behaviors. Online Thursday to Saturday, July 9-11 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Top Catholic and Christian experts lead a whole person approach based on modern neuroscience, to get to the emotional and spiritual underpinnings of compulsive sexual behaviors. Register at https://beholdvancouver.org/events/2791

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: The Underlying Principles – how do the habits of a “master gardener” relate to those of a well-formed CGS catechist? This is the second networking meeting in a series for those who already have some CGS formation and those who would like to learn more about CGS. Thursday, July 16 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Register online at beholdvancouver.org/events/2871

40 Years of Courage: A Legacy of Hope – This international conference celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Courage apostolate with talks on its five goals. Deacon Hilmar Pabel, coordinator of Courage and EnCourage apostolates in the Archdiocese, will speak on the fourth goal: friendship. Online July 25-26. Go to couragerc.org/conference2020 for info. Open to all who wish to learn more about Courage in support of men and women who experience same-sex attraction, and who in a commitment to chastity seek acceptance, fellowship, and friendship in the Catholic Church.

 

 

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