09/08 Monday:  Deuteronomy 10.12-22 [Gospel] Matthew 17.22-27
10/08 Tuesday: ST. LAWRENCE  2 Corinthians 9.6-10 [Gospel] John 12.24-26
11/08 Wednesday: ST. CLARE  Deuteronomy 34.1-12 [Gospel] Matthew 18.15-20
12/08 Thursday:  Joshua 3.7-10a, 11, 13-17 [Gospel] Matthew 18.21-19.1
13/08 Friday:  Joshua 24.1-13 [Gospel] Matthew 19.3-12
14/07 Saturday: ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE  Joshua 24.14-29 [Gospel] Matthew 19.13-15
15/08 Sunday: Twentieth Sunday in OT  Revelation 11.19a; 12.1-6a, 10ab  1 Corinthians 15.20-26 [Gospel] Luke 1.39-56
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading 1 Kings 19.4-8
Elijah was weary and depressed from a seemingly unfruitful prophetic mission, unremitting opposition and threats to his life. When have I been so burnt out in some aspect of life (eg. work, study, prayer etc.), that it seemed almost impossible to continue? How did the Lord or his Angels intervene? What did I learn through the experience, and what might help others in their struggles?
Psalm 34: “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
2. Second Reading Ephesians 4.30 – 5.2
“Brothers and sisters: Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.” How have my interactions with others changed with the assistance of the Holy Spirit? What is needed to live more and more as a child of God - in love, as Christ loved us? How is the Holy Spirit guiding me in holiness, to becoming “a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”?
“Alleluia! I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.”
3. Gospel Reading John 6.41-51
What are the strengths and weaknesses of my faith? What can I say with conviction about Jesus? God the Father? Eternal life? The Eucharist? How did my faith evolve to include Jesus’ life on earth, belief that Jesus is both God and man and belief in the Creed and Church teaching? What hope does this Gospel offer me and others on the journey of faith?
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 August 07 at 9 AM.
-For the soul of Primo Acosta
Saturday Mass August 07 at 5 PM.
- For the souls of Remelda Rosario, Thomas Bayle, Estir Blanco
Sunday Mass August 08 at 6 PM
- For the soul of Pilar Salbo Villalbolid and Jonny Manuale.
Monday August 09 at 8AM
- For the souls of Mary
Tuesday August 10 at 8AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for Edith Teguibon on her birthday.
- For the soul of Nayomi Salbo Newton
Second collection: for our parish building fund.
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 info, please see the volunteers after Mass, or visit our website for online donation.
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.
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.
Upper Room Conference 2021: The Upper Room Conference is a response to this movement of God. Disciples from all over our cities are gathering to be challenged, equipped, and inspired to proclaim the name of Jesus.
This year, experience the Upper Room in one of three ways: in-person at a parish host site, in-person at the live stream site, or online. For more information and to register, visit upperroomvancouver.com.
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.
The Men's Retreat 2021- Man in the Arena: offers something for everyone: powerful presentations, prayer time, Sacraments, fellowship, adventure, rest, hiking, and the rugged beauty of Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC. This year's speakers include Bishop Scott McCaig, CC, Military Ordinariate, Jake Khym, Brett Powell and other great men from the Archdiocese of Vancouver on October 1 - 3, 2021. Registration opens August 7 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more and register 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.
Gardens of Gethsemani Open House: on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m at Gardens of Gethsemani (15694 32 Ave, Surrey, BC). Attendees will receive a $100 coupon toward pre-arrangement for sacred burial space.
BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! https://beholdvancouver.org/