01/08 Monday: ST. ALPHONUS LIGUORI  Jeremiah 28.1-17 [Gospel] Matthew 14.13-21
02/08 Tuesday: ST. EUSEBIUS of VERCELLI or ST. PETER JULIAN EYMARD  Jeremiah 30.1-2, 12-15, 18-22 [Gospel] Matthew 14.22-36
03/08 Wednesday:  Jeremiah 31 [Gospel] Matthew 15.21-28
04/08 Thursday: ST. JOHN MARY VIANNEY  Jeremiah 31.31-34 [Gospel] Matthew 16.13-23
05/08 Friday: Blessed Frederic Jansoone or The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major  Nabum 1.15c; 2.2; 3.1-3, 6-7 [Gospel] Matthew 16. 24-28
06/08 Saturday: The Transfiguration of the Lord  Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14 or 2 Peter 1.16-19 [Gospel] Luke 9.28b - 36
07/08 Sunday: 19th Sunday Ordinary Time  Wisdom 18.6 – 9  Hebrews 11.1-2, 9-19 [Gospel] Luke 12.32-48
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23
“What does a person get from all their toil and strain?” What do I expect from the time and effort I expend for my family; for my work; for my community; for the church; for myself? How do trials and suffering influence my mindset? How do I understand the “vanity” bemoaned in this text?
Psalm 90: “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.”
2. Second Reading - Colossians 3.1-5, 9-11
What earthly temptations and vices are slowing the transformation to my new self in God’s image? How can I try to overcome the barriers that hinder me from living the truth that “Christ is all and in all”?
“Alleluia! Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”
3. Gospel Reading - Luke 12.13-21
When have I asked Jesus to tell my brother or sister something, and for whose benefit? What physical, emotional and spiritual goods am I trying to store up for my own enjoyment or security? Reflecting on what might be important in my last hours of life, how can I be more “rich toward God” now?
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.
Intentions for the week
Saturday July 30 at 9AM
- Thanksgiving Mass
Saturday July 30 at 5PM
- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Alicia Bayle, Este Blanco and Anacleto Camitan.
Sunday July 31 at 8 am
- Death anniversary, for the soul of Clarita Macaspac and for the intention of physical healing for Delpilar Juco.
- For the souls of deceased members of Legion of Mary
Sunday July 31 at 6pm
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger,
Monday August 01 at 8am
- For the sousl of Paul Pelanger and Felizardo Verdon
- Thanksgiving Mass
Tuesday August 02 at 8am
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger,
- For the intention of Kids health and safety of son in Sweden.
Wednesday July 27 at 7pm
- For the souls of Paul Pelanger
Thursday July 28 at 8 am
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.
Friday July 29 at 8am
- For the soul of Paul Pelanger
The Feast of St. Dominic: on Monday August 8 there will be a special bilingual Mass at 7 pm to celebrate the Feast of St. Dominic. Everyone is invited. There will be NO morning Mass that day.
This year’s parish picnic: will be at Trout Lake on Saturday August 13 from 11 am to 3 pm. Come join other families for fellowship, food, fun and games! Please sign up at the entrance, so organizers will know how many people to expect.
Day camp for children 5-13 years old: the Missionaries of Charity Sisters are offering another day camp at our parish, from August 15 to 19, from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm each day. Participants meet in the church basement. Registration forms are at the entrance.
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.
* 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.