18/07 Monday:  Micah 6.1-4, 6-8 [Gospel] Matthew 12.38-42
19/07 Tuesday:  Micah 7.14-15,18-20 [Gospel] Matthew 12.46,48-50
20/07 Wednesday: ST. Apollinaris  Jeremiah 1.1, 4-10 [Gospel] Matthew 13.1-9
21/07 Thursday: ST. LAWRENCE of BRINDISI  Isaiah Jeremiah 2.1-3, 7-8, 12-13 [Gospel] Matthew 13.10-17
22/07 Friday: ST. MARY MAGDALENE  Song of Songs 3.1-4a or 2 Corinthians 5.14-17 [Gospel] John 20.1, 11-18
23/07 Saturday: ST. BRIDGET  Jeremiah 7.1-11 [Gospel] Matthew 13.24-30
24/07 Sunday: 17th Sunday Ordinary Time  Genesis 18.20-32  Colossians 2.12-14 [Gospel] Luke 11.1-13
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading Genesis 18.1-10a
In his hospitality to the three strangers at his door, Abraham welcomed and was blessed by God. Who have I welcomed into my home or my life recently? What kind of “hospitality” do I usually offer, for example: physical nourishment and rest (like Abraham); an open door to listen; council; a place in my heart and prayer, or…? How could I be more generous in welcoming others, and meeting God in them?
Psalm 15: “O Lord, who may abide in your tent?”
2. Second Reading - Colossians 1.24 -28
Christ’s sacrifice was perfect for our salvation, but suffering continues. How did St. Paul’s attitude to his sufferings teach the Gentiles about the mystery of Christ and hope of his glory? What are my sufferings? As Christ’s disciple, how might those sufferings contribute to bringing people to maturity in Christ?
“Alleluia! Blessed are they who hold fast to God’s word in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.”
3. Gospel Reading - Luke 10.38-42
Do I recognize myself in Martha or Mary, or both? When I welcome a guest, as they did, what advice might Jesus give me? How does Jesus want me to receive him in my day to day life?
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,
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (July)
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.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday July 16 at 9AM
- For the Holy souls.
Saturday July 16 at 5PM
- For the souls of Paul Pelanger,
- For the soul of Alicia Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elfa Camintan.
Sunday July 17 at 11:30 am
- (For the soul of Anton, Maria and the Holy Souls) Cầu cho LH Anton, Maria và các đẳng LH do các con xin.
- For the intention of Oscar Yu and Tiffany Doe for a safe trip.
Sunday July 17 at 6pm
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, Thanksgiving Mass and Petition Mass.
Monday July 18 at 8am
- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Antonio Oliveria Silva
Tuesday July 19 at 8am
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, Antonio Oliveria Silva
Wednesday July 20 at 7pm
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.
Thursday July 21 at 8 am
- For the souls of Catalina Cubacub for Death Anniversary and Paul Pelanger.
Friday July 22 at 8am
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger
Our Parish has finally received the tickets for the Holy Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on July 26, 2022. For those who have registered are invited to a meeting to discuss the trip details on Saturday July 23 at 11 am in the church basement. For those who would like to attend on your own, but don’t have tickets. Please contact our parish office as soon as possible as tickets are very limited.
Our Parish Youth and Young Adults Ministry is planning a camping trip for young adults to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (on Vancouver Island) from Aug 26-28. For more information and to sign up, please scan the QR code on the poster in the church.
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.
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.
St. Patrick Regional Secondary is looking for a full-time administrative assistant and a educational assistant. Please submit CV to Mr. Ralph Gabriele, Principal at St. Patrick Regional Secondary School via [email protected] by August 15, 2022.
More information can be found in this PDF file.
* Living with More Inner Balance WorkshopDiscover your ways of functioning and progress toward a more harmonious life. Aug. 3 - 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Langley. Cost starts at $193 according to scale of fees. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.