26/07 Monday: ST. ANNE & ST. JOACHIM, Parent of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Sirach 44.1, 8, 10-15 [Gospel] Matthew 13.16-17
27/07 Tuesday:  Exodus 33.7-11; 34.4b-9, 28 [Gospel] Matthew 13.36-43
28/07 Wednesday:  Exodus 34.29-35 [Gospel] Matthew 13.44-46
29/07 Thursday: ST. MARTHA  Exodus 40.16-21, 34-38 [Gospel] John 11.17-27 or Luke 10.38-42
30/07 Friday:  Leviticus 23.1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 [Gospel] Matthew 13.54-58
31/07 Saturday: ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA  Leviticus 25.1, 8-17 [Gospel] Matthew 14.1-12
01/08 Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday in OT  Exodus 16.2-4, 12-15, 31a  Ephesians 4.17, 20-24 [Gospel] John 6.24-35
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading 2 Kings 4.42-44
What are the fruits of all the gifts and talents God has given me? What fruits do I offer to God for the benefit of his people? What more might I give? When has a sense of inadequacy prevented me from contributing what I could? What encouragement do I need now, to share God’s love in the world?
Psalm 145: “You open your hand to feed us, Lord; you satisfy all our needs.”
2. Second Ephesians 4.1-6
Did baptism change my life? How has my journey of faith progressed? When did I recognize that God was calling me? How is the Holy Spirit helping me to grow in living out God’s call? Where do I more help from the Holy Spirit to “[bear] with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”? How can we help each other in our parish community and in the Church?
“Alleluia! A great Prophet has risen among us; God has looked favourably on his people.”
3. Gospel Reading John 6.1-15
Jesus “feeds” his flock in many ways. How did he feed the large crowd in this Gospel? What might the Apostles and the crowd have learned from this interaction with Jesus? Have there been times in my life when Jesus “fed” me, either directly or through others, in particularly
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.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH(August)
The Church: Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday Mass July 24 at 9AM
- For the soul of Eduardo Cosico, just passed away.
Saturday Mass July 24 at 5 PM.
- Thanksgiving Mass
- For the soul of Gjon Rasi
Sunday Mass July 25 at 11:30AM
- For the soul of:
- Leticia Gamboa
- Marcelino Aquino
- Enriqueta Aquino
- Pracedes Bonyog
- Erlinda Aquino.
Sunday Mass July 25 at 5:00 PM
- For the intention for the sick of Father Enrique Luzung and family.
Monday Mass July 26 at 8AM.
- Thanksgiving Mass
- For all the Holy Souls.
Tuesday, July 27 at 8 AM
- For the soul of Juliet Hii
Wednesday July 28 at 8 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass and pray for Michelle Del Rosario.
This year our parish Project Advance goal for is $80,000. The parish rebate portion will go towards renovating the old rectory, the church altar and other small renovation projects in the church and school. For more information, please see the volunteers after Mass, or visit our website for online donation.
Formed.org: is a website that provides the very best Catholic content from over 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore and deepen their faith. Our parish has an active subscription to this website and invites you to use this resource to learn more about our faith.
Holy Communion for the sick and elderly: can be made to who are homebound. Please contact the Parish office to make arrangements.
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.
Please visit our Parish 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.
Memorial Mass at Gardens of Gethsemani: is held on the last Sunday of each month at 2:30 pm in the Evangelist Chapel on site. Learn more and register 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.
Estate and Memorial Planning Webinar: join us on Thursday, August 12 at 11 a.m. to learn more information for preparing or updating your will and the beauty of the funeral rite, and formulating pre-need arrangements. Learn more and register 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/