17th Sunday Of Ordinary Time bulletin

Daily readings:

25/07 Monday: ST. JAMES [1] 2 Corinthians 4.7-15 [Gospel] Matthew 20.20-28

26/07 Tuesday: ST. ANNE & ST. JOACHIM, Parent of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1] Sirach 44.1, 8, 10 - 15 [Gospel] Matthew 13.16-17

27/07 Wednesday: [1] Jeremiah 15.10, 16-21 [Gospel] Matthew 13.44-46

28/07 Thursday: [1] Jeremiah 18.1 - 6 [Gospel] Matthew 13.47 - 52

29/07 Friday: ST. MARTHA, MARY AND LAZARUS [1] Jeremiah 26.1 - 9 [Gospel] John 11.17-27 or Luke 10.38-42 

30/07 Saturday: ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS [1] Jeremiah 26.11-16, 24 [Gospel] Matthew 14.1-12

31/07 Sunday: 18th Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23 [2] Colossians 3.1-5, 9-11 [Gospel] Luke 12.13-21


1. First Reading Genesis 18.20-32

The Lord hears both the outcry about the evils in Sodom and Gomorrah and Abraham’s pleas for mercy on account of “the righteous” who live there. What are my most heartfelt petitions to God related to our complex social situation? How do I pray for people who need God’s love and assistance, even though they may be trapped in sin? Who have I overlooked in my usual prayers?

Psalm 138: “On the day I called, O Lord, you answered me.”

2. Second Reading - Colossians 2.12-14

What trespasses has God forgive me, that still resurface? If God has erased the record, why am I not yet free? How can I more fully live the gift of faith and explain it to others?

“Alleluia! You have received a Spirit of adoption, in whom we cry, Abba! Father!”

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 11.1-13

Why is prayer important to me? What are my most memorable experiences of the power of prayer? How has God answered my prayer when he did not give what I asked for? What ways of prayer do I typically use, and why?

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 23 at 9AM

  • For the soul of Rodrigo Datinguino

Saturday July 23 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Alicia Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, and Tiocleto Camitan

Sunday July 24 at 8 am

  • For the souls of Anna Pham Thi Tam who just passed away and Aurora Suing.

Sunday July 24 at 11:30 am

  • Death anniversary. For the soul of Enriqueta Aquino
  • For the souls of Alan Notarte, Rito Notarte, and Rosalinda Notarte.

Sunday July 24 at 6pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

Monday July 25 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

Tuesday July 26 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

Wednesday July 27 at 7pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger and Fabian Jose

Thursday July 28 at 8 am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Friday July 29 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger


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. 


* Set Aside Your Sacred Space

Catholic Cemeteries are an extension of parishes; a place for prayer, reflection, hope and remembrance. Gardens of Gethsemani offers a monthly Memorial Mass where families can come pray for their loved ones. Download a free planner at rccav.org and make a plan to set aside your sacred space.

* Living with More Inner Balance Workshop

Discover 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.

* Enthronement of the Holy Face of Jesus

Witness the Enthronement of the Holy Face of Jesus at St. James. A Church-approved replica of the Veil of Jesus’ Face in Italy was especially made for this occasion. Join us in praying and meditating on Jesus’ Most Holy Face! Mass to follow the Enthronement. Saturday, Aug. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at St. James Parish, Abbotsford. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Summer Music and Arts Festival

Everyone is invited to join Filipino Canadians for a celebration of family, music and arts! The Summer Music and Arts Festival is primarily driven by the Filipino Catholic Community and is also designed to bear public witness to good family values. There will be music, arts, crafts, food trucks, and wholesome entertainment for everyone. A Eucharistic Celebration also starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Town Centre Park, Coquitlam. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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