15th Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings: 

12/07 Monday: [1] Exodus 1.8-14, 22 [Gospel] Matthew 10.34-11.1

13/07 Tuesday: [1] Exodus 2.1-15a [Gospel] Matthew 11.20-24

14/07 Wednesday: [1] Exodus 3.1-6, 9-12 [Gospel] Matthew 11.25-27

15/07 Thursday: ST. BONAVENTURE [1] Exodus 3.13-20 [Gospel] Matthew 11.28-30

16/07 Friday: [1] Exodus 11.10-12.14 [Gospel] Matthew 12.1-8

17/07 Saturday: [1] Exodus 12.37-42 [Gospel] Matthew 12.14-21

18/07 Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday in OT [1] Jeremiah 23.1-6 [2] Ephesians 2.13-18 [Gospel] Mark 6.30-34


1. First Reading Amos 7.12-15

The priest had an important position. Why might God have chosen Amos, the shepherd, to prophesy, rather than him? What aspects of my life are guided more by secular concerns than by God? Has the Lord been drawing them to my attention?  How can I be more attentive and committed to following God’s path? 

Psalm 85: “Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.”

2. Second Ephesians 1.3-14

How blessed are we in Christ, through God’s plan since “before the foundation of the world”! What gifts has God given us, that we may live as he intends in this world and the next? How have God’s gifts already manifested in my life? As I reflect on God’s amazing generosity and plans, how can I grow even more as his beloved adopted child?      

Alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our heart that we may know the hope to which we are called.” 

3. Gospel Reading Mark 6.7-13

What new initiative have I been involved with recently? What preparation was required? Was I ready when it started? Where and how do I currently live out my discipleship to Christ? What further ventures has Christ been proposing to me? What stumbling blocks are there? With Jesus as guide, how might we become stronger as a community to help each other spread the Good News, like the twelve?

PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Caroline Bayle, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, 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, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz.


Social Friendship

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.


Sunday Mass July 11 at 11:30AM

  • For the soul of Paulyna Linag.

Monday Mass July 12 at 8AM.

  • For the intention of Leo Strong 

Tuesday July 13 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of:
  • ANITA HALL, death anniversary
  • Salvacion Oranges Prias
  • For the intention of the living and deceased of the Strong Family. 

Wednesday July 14 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of:
  • Alan Recuenco Relucio
  • Gunter Neugebauer, death anniversary.  
  • For the intention of the living and deceased of the Tylor Family

Thursday July 15 at 8 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass


Second collection: for the Parish Building Fund

The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly: it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, which is close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Our parish will celebrate the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 25 during the 11:30am English Mass. All grandparents and seniors from 65yrs and up are welcome to join the Mass for a special blessing.

Sunday Obligation: as we return to normal, in-person Mass attendance, please note that the “obligation” to attend Sunday Mass will resume on Sunday, July 18 and continue until further notice.  

Our Parish Religious Education Program: is in need of teachers for the 2021-22 school year, beginning in September.  Please contact Luz Bucad at 604-721-2473 for more information. 

As the weather gets warmer, you are reminded to please attend Mass in modest and appropriate attire.

Please visit our Parish website for the weekly bulletin and for more information regarding events in our Parish and in the Archdiocese.


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.   

Donations: To donate online go to www.rcav.org/sunday-offering and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 

Weekly Collection Envelopes: for 2021 can be picked up at the church entrance.


Drug or Alcohol Addiction Recovery: We offer a structured and supportive Catholic Christian 12-Step recovery program, in a pleasant, loving, family-like setting. We accept women of all faith backgrounds. For more information, visit: beholdvancouver.org/events.

PRH Workshop: Who Am I? to discover the richness within yourself, improve your relationship on Friday, July 9 to Monday, July 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn  and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Estate and Memorial Planning Webinar: This free presentation provides general information for preparing or updating your will and learning about the beauty of the funeral rite, and formulating pre-need arrangements. Please note the date has been changed to Thursday, July 15 at 11 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

PRH Workshop: Living with More Inner Balance: to discover the various ways people function and conduct their lives on Friday, July 16 to Monday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

PRH Workshop: Growing My Capacity to Love and Receive Love: A 4-day workshop to help you develop your emotional and to gradually achieve greater maturity. Monday, July 26 to Thursday, July 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Spiritual Care Training Program: is now open for Registration beginning September 2021.  This 9-week training course teaches skills in how to make yourself more available to seniors and others who can benefit from your genuine concern and presence in their lives. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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

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