14th Sunday of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

08/07 Monday: [1] Hosea 2.14, 15b-16, 19-20 [Gospel] Matthew 9.18-26

09/07 Tuesday: [1] Hosea 8.4-7, 11-13 [Gospel] Matthew 9.32-38

10/07 Wednesday: [1]Hosea 10.1-3, 7-8, 12 [Gospel] Matthew 10.1-7

11/07 Thursday: ST. BENEDICT [1]Hosea 11.1, 3-5b, 8c-9 [Gospel] Matthew 10.7-15

12/07 Friday: [1] Hosea 14.1-9 [Gospel] Matthew 10.16-23

13/07 Saturday: [1] Isaiah 6.1-8 [Gospel] Matthew 10.24-33

14/07 Sunday: 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME [1] Amos 7.12-15 [2] Ephesians 1.3-14 [Gospel] Mark 6.7-13

First Reading: Ezekiel 2.3-5

How does God speak to his people? In explaining Ezekiel’s mission, the Lord warned him what to expect. How might God describe his children, Christians and others, today? How do I express my baptismal call as a Prophet, and what responses has God’s message received?      

Psalm 123: “Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud. Our eyes look to the Lord, until he has mercy upon us.”

Second Reading2 Corinthians 12.7-10

When have I experienced Paul’s elation or deep joy in the Lord? What “thorns in the flesh” keep me grounded in absolute dependence on God? When have I been especially aware of Christ’s power in my weakness?          

“Alleluia! The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has sent me to bring good news to the poor.” Alleluia.”

Gospel: Mark 6:1-6

Why did the people of Nazareth “take offence” at Jesus, in spite of reports from elsewhere and even their own amazement? How do my standards differ for people I know, compared to strangers? When and how has my faith been influenced by news reports, first impressions or familiarity? How were any misconceptions corrected?        

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 pastoral care of the sick
We pray that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick confer to those who receive it and their loved ones the power of the Lord and become ever more a visible sign of compassion and hope for all.


*Project Advance Campaign 2024: the parish has raised $36,360.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support to the parish set goal of $80,000.

*PREP OPENING: We are inviting all students from Grade 1 to grade 7 who are in Public School and want to receive the sacraments and to learn about the Catholic Faith. There’s opening for all grade in our Parish Religious Program (PREP). School starts on September 8, 2024, at 9:30 am. Registration ends on October 20. Registration forms available in the parish or at the back of the church. For more information, please call the Parish at 604-876-7826 or Mrs. Bucad at 604-721-2473

The Sisters for the Missionary of Charity will host a one-week Summer Camp here in our parish, from July 08 to July 12 for all children from ages 5 to 12 years old.

*The Youth and Young Adult Group is running a summer program on Saturdays from July 13 to August 24 for youth ages 10 to 13, or grades 5 to 8. The team is also seeking volunteers aged 16 and up to help facilitate the events. Volunteer registration can be done through the QR code on the poster at the back of the church, while participant registration forms can be found both through the QR code or the physical forms at the entrance of the church and submitted to the parish office.

*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.


Donations: To donate online go to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.


*Arise Youth Retreat: All youth born in 2009 and 2010 (going into Grades 9 and 10 this September) are invited to the annual Arise Youth Retreat at Camp Jubilee in North Vancouver on August 26-30! Learn more and register as a school or parish group via beholdvancouver.org/events.

*Catholic Family Camp: Join us for an unforgettable journey at the first-ever Catholic Family Camp hosted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver from Wednesday, August 28 to Friday August 30, at Stepping Stones Bible Camp in Deroche. Registration deadline: Monday, July 29, or whenever we reach capacity. Learn more and register at: beholdvancouver.org/events

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