15th Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

11/07 Monday: ST. BENEDICT [1] Isaiah 1.10-17 [Gospel] Matthew 140.34 - 11.1

12/07 Tuesday: [1] Isaiah 7.1 - 9 [Gospel] Matthew 11.20 - 24

13/07 Wednesday: ST. HENRY [1] Isaiah 10.5-7, 13-16 [Gospel] 11.25 - 27

14/07 Thursday: ST. CAMILLUS de LELLIS [1] Isaiah 26.7-9, 12, 16-19 [Gospel] Matthew 11.28-30

15/07 Friday: ST. BONAVENTURE [1] Isaiah 38.1-6, 21-22, 7-8 [Gospel] Matthew 12.1 - 8 

16/07 Saturday: Our Lady of Mount Carmel [1] Micah 2.1-5 [Gospel] Matthew 12.14-21

17/07 Sunday: 16th Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Genesis 18.1-10a [2] Colossians 1.24 -28 [Gospel] Luke 10.38-42


1. First Reading Deuteronomy 30.10-14

“Obey the Lord your God by observing his commandments and decrees…, turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” What aspects of this instruction are easy, and what is more challenging? Moses “walked with” God, but the Israelites often found God distant. How can I strive to grow closer to God?

Psalm 69: “Seek God in your need, and let your hearts revive.”

Psalm 19: “The precepts of the Lord are right and give joy to the heart.”

2. Second Reading - Colossians 1.15-20

God gives us his fullness in Christ, “the image of the invisible God”. How is my faith enriched in and through Christ? How would I explain my understanding of Christ to someone who is not very familiar with him? 

 “Alleluia! Your words, Lord, are spirit and life; you have the words of eternal life.

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 10.25-37

“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” What answers have I learned in the course of my life? If Jesus put me in this parable, what would he say? How have similar events played out recently in my life? How is Jesus challenging me to grow in love and mercy towards my neighbours?

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, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz,


For the elderly: We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.


Saturday July 09 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Alicia Bayle, Tomas bayle, Perla Camintan. 

Sunday July 10 at 11:30 am

- For the souls of Francisco Peco and Antonio De Leon for Death Anniversary.

Sunday July 10 at 6pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger 

Monday July 11 at 8am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, 

Tuesday July 12 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Wednesday July 13 at 7pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Thursday July 14 at 8 am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Ganter Newgebauer – dead anniversary

Friday July 15 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.


This week there is a second collection for our Parish Building Fund

On July 26, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Our parish is currently making arrangements for parishioners to attend. Travel dates will be from July 25 to 27. The cost for the trip is $490 per person, which includes transportation by bus, accommodation and meals for 3 days. The deadline to register is July 10 – please register early as spots are limited and time is running out. More information please contact 604-880-9933 or [email protected].

Registration for English PREP courses is now open.  Registration forms can be found in the front entrance.  Classes will begin on Sunday, September 11 at 9am.  Please share this information with families who may be interested in a religious and sacramental education for their young children.


Stay in Touch: We welcome emails or phone calls to the parish office (604-876-7826 / parish.[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 https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 


Exploring My Inner World

A PRH workshop to help you: Discover and practice the method of analysis of sensations as proposed by PRH; Distinguish various types of inner experiences; Learn to identify sensations having psychological content, explore them, and go deeper into them; and Understand yourself better and accelerate your growth. July 16, 17 & 23, 24 at John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, Fraser Heritage Park, Mission B.C

St. Joseph’s Parish, Mission is happy to invite you to the historic Fraser River Heritage Park to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in honour of Our Lady, at 1 PM. Confession: 10 AM – 1 PM. After Mass, procession to the Grotto where the Rosary is prayed and then Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Time for Picnic and Fellowship. Please bring your own picnic and chairs. For bus information, please contact Teresita Nixon 604-940-7006 or [email protected]. More information can be found at the poster in the lobby of the church.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

As one of the initiatives for the Year of the Family, Pope Francis has established the Church-wide celebration of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. It will be held on July 24, the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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