October 04TH , 2020 TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Daily readings:

05/10 Monday: [1] Galatians 1.6-12 [Gospel] Luke 10.25-37  

06/10 Tuesday: [1] Galatians 1.13-24 [Gospel] Luke 10.38-42

07/10 Wednesday:  OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY [1] Galatians 2.1-2, 7-14 [Gospel] Luke 11.1-4

08/10 Thursday:  [1] Galatians 3.1-5 [Gospel] Luke 11.5-13

09/10 Friday: [1] Galatians 3.6-14 [Gospel] Luke 11.15-26

10/10 Saturday: [1] Galatians 3.22-29 [Gospel] Luke 11.27-28

11/10 Sunday: TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME [1] Isaiah 25.6-10a [2] Philippians 4.12-14, 19-20 [Gospel] Matthew 22.1-10

REFLECTION ON THE READINGS

27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

  1. First Reading Isaiah 5.1-7

Have I had special projects dear to my heart, like the vineyard was to the beloved? Did they bring the joy and fruits I imagined? Was I ever frustrated by disappointing outcomes? Is our world, God’s creation, yielding grapes or wild grapes, justice or injustice? Did God fail? What is our role as his planting?

Psalm 80: “The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.”

  1. Second Reading Philippians 4.6-9

     What are my greatest worries right now? Do I offer them to God with prayer and supplication… and with thanksgiving? Why do stress and anxiety make it harder to be thankful? St. Paul kept Christ’s journey through suffering and death to resurrection always in mind. Does it help me center in God’s peace?

  “Alleluia! I have chosen you from the world, says the Lord, to go and bear fruit that will last.”

  1. Gospel Reading Matthew 21.33-43

What is Jesus’ message to us today? What has God given me to steward for him, in my family, work, parish and social circles? What do I get from my efforts? What do I owe to God? Are the fruits truly the fruits of the kingdom or am I off track? What will move me to direct all my labour for the Son?

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PARISH NEWS

Let Us Rejoice! Our school students will receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday October 4 at 1 pm. The special Mass is not open to general attendance but let us hold them in prayer.  

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult (RCIA) program: will start on Wednesday, Oct. 07 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Registration forms are available at the church entrance. For more info, please contact Mrs. Bucad at 604-874-4599.

Parish Religious Education Program  (PREP) provides faith formation for children in public school (Grade 1-7) with sacramental preparation (Reconciliation, Communion,Confirmation) at appropriate levels. Classes begin October 18. For more information or to register, contact Mrs. Bucad at 604-874-4599.

Sunday Missal 2020-2021: Due to COVID-19, Sunday Missals will not be shared at the church. They are for sale at $5 each. Please get it at the church entrance.

Project Advance 2020: Thank you to everyone who already donated to Project Advance! Our parish goal this year is  $75,000. Donations can be made any time after Mass, by mail, at the parish office, or online at: http://www.projectadvance.ca

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PARISH INFORMATION 

Regular Mass schedule: 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 government limits (50 in church / 20 in basement). Deadline is noon Friday. Masses may fill up earlier. Please read the information letter and 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.

PLEASE NOTE: If you arrive late you may lose your place. Regrettably we too often have “no shows” and fill these vacancies when Mass starts. Once the limit inside is reached, admission of additional people, even if registered, is not permitted. If you registered, please arrive in good time. Please do not enter if the Mass is already at capacity. Thank you for helping with this process.

Livestreamed Masses continue in English at 11:30 am Sunday, and all Vietnamese Masses from Friday through Sunday. Rosary in Vietnamese at 6:30 pm Saturday. To more fully participate in English Sunday Mass, please download texts of readings and hymns.

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: 15 mins before every Mass during weekday and weekend. Please let each Mass coordinator or a priest that day know that you would like to confess.

Donations:

Recovering Together National Collection: Sunday October 11. This collection replaces the annual Share Lent collection, which was postponed when churches closed due to COVID.

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.

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ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS

Help Evangelize 1500 Teenagers in the Archdiocese of Vancouver: NET Canada is bringing 10 joy-filled Missionaries who have volunteered a year of their life to come to the Vancouver Archdiocese to evangelize 1500 high school students. Because of COVID, we are looking for basement suites, empty apartments, rectories, or retreat centers where they can live during their time here. They are also in need of assistance with their food budget.
If you are able to help in any way, please contact Cecilia at [email protected]

BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! https://beholdvancouver.org/

SHE Virtual Recovery Summit: for women suffering from unwanted sexual behaviours or addiction to pornography. Free registration. Talks and small groups online Monday Oct. 5 – Friday Oct. 9.  https://shesummit.heysummit.com/?ac=vVgy64jk

Ministry to Divorced and Separated Online discussion group: Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Must have Zoom video capability. For more info see: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/ministry-to-divorced-and-separated-online-small-group-discussion

Estate and Memorial Planning: Thursday Oct. 8 at 10:00 am. Learn about preparing/updating your will, the beauty of the funeral rite, formulating pre-need arrangements, and how to find practical resources. The webinar is free. Presented by the Gardens of Gethsemani cemetery, an archdiocesan ministry. https://rcav.zoom.us/webinar/register/3815995895176/WN_NjCsUCViTb2FYX1cA7v6yg

Mass for the Feast of St. John Henry Newman: Friday Oct. 9 from 7:00-8:00 pm at St. Mark’s Parish, UBC. Register at: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/mass-for-the-feast-of-st-john-henry-newman

Newman Association: promotes and cultivates religious, intellectual and social formation of members and associates. New members welcome! Sign up at: https://newmanassociationvancouver.square.site/ Members are invited to online screening of Bishop Barron’s 6 part series “The Sacraments”, on Saturdays from 10:30 am-noon, beginning Oct. 10. See: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/the-sacraments-online-screening

Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter: by Zoom from Friday Oct. 16 at 7 pm – Sunday Oct. 18 at 3:15 pm. Register by Friday Oct. 9. Cost $125 per couple. Free for priests/religious. Info at: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/virtual-worldwide-marriage-encounter-5

Helping My Children Become Themselves: A PRH workshop over 2 weekends, 9 am – 5 pm Oct. 17-18 and 24-25. Understand your children’s needs and behaviour, foster their development, improve your relationship and manage any difficulties. For fees and information: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/helping-my-children-become-themselves

Ecumenical Faith Break 2: “Together in Thanksgiving”. Saturday, October 17, 10:00-11:00 am on Zoom. A morning of community, conversation and reflection on the Eucharist, hosted by Archdiocese of Vancouver and the BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. https://beholdvancouver.org/events/ecumenical-faith-break-2-together-in-thanksgiving

Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Mass: Saturday Oct. 17, 2:00-3:00 pm at Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery. Live streamed Mass followed by lighting of a candle in memory of your loved one. Information, registration (for online or in person attendance) and candle requests:  https://beholdvancouver.org/events/pregnancy-and-infant-loss-mass

Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter: by Zoom from Friday Oct. 16 at 7 pm – Sunday Oct. 18 at 3:15 pm. Register by Friday Oct. 9. Cost $125 per couple. Free for priests/religious. Info at: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/virtual-worldwide-marriage-encounter-5

White Mass: Wednesday Oct. 21, 7:00 pm with Archbishop Miller, by live stream on Holy Rosary Cathedral Facebook or Youtube channel. Pray for all health care workers during the pandemic. Sponsored by the Catholic Physicians Guild.

Celebrating Hallowtide as a Family: Monday Oct. 19, 7:00-9:00 pm. Fr. Mark McGuckin will cover theological/pastoral aspects: engaging the current Halloween culture, the significance of saints, praying for holy souls, and facing our mortality, remembering that we are made for heaven.  Jayme McKinnon and Tony Walters will share creative fun ways to engage children/students in the season.

https://beholdvancouver.org/events/celebrating-hallowtide-as-a-family-webinar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Caroline Bayle, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Sam Hong Thi Do,  Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Pho Ho, 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, Long Van Nguyen, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz, Dinh Thi Luyen, Fr. Vincent Thao Dinh, Andrew Gock.
  • PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (October): The Laity's Mission in the Church We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.
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