19th Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

08/08 Monday: ST. DOMINIC [1] Ezekiel 1.2-5, 24-28c [Gospel] Matthew 17.22-27

09/08 Tuesday: ST. TERESA BENEDICTA of the Cross [1] Ezekiel 2.8-3.4 [Gospel] Matthew 18.1-5, 10, 12-14

10/08 Wednesday: ST. LAWRENCE [1] 2 Corinthians 9.6-10 [Gospel] John 12.24-26

11/08 Thursday: ST. CLARE [1] Ezekiel 12.1-16 [Gospel] Matthew 18.21-19.1

12/08 Friday: ST. JAMES FRANCES de Chantal [1] Ezekiel 16.1-15, 60, 63 or Ezekiel 16.59-63 [Gospel] Matthew 19.3-12

13/08 Saturday: ST. PONTIAN & ST. HIPPOLYTUS [1] Ezekiel 18.1-10, 13b, 30-32 [Gospel] Matthew 19.13-15

14/08 Sunday: 20th Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Jeremiah 38.4-6, 8-10 [2] Hebrews 12.1-4 [Gospel] Luke 12.49-53


1. First Reading - Wisdom 18.6 – 9

The Israelites suffered for a long time as slaves in Egypt before their deliverance. When I have suffered a prolonged period of trial, what sustained my hope? How did I act towards God during that time? How has that experience affected my faith and my relationship to God?

Psalm 33: “Blessed the people of the Lord has chosen as his heritage.”

2. Second Reading - Hebrews 11.1-2, 8-19

How has my faith changed through different stages of life and life-events? What challenges have I been able to get through, with the help of the gift of faith? When my faith has been weak, what happened? What do I ask of God, for the circumstances I am living in right now?

 “Alleluia! Keep awake and be ready, for you know not when the Son of Man is coming

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 12.32-48

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” How far am I from the state of readiness Jesus describes? What bad habits and behaviors need to be purged? What worldly goods and preoccupations distract me from service for Christ? How do I serve the people already in my care? What is Jesus’ primary message for me today?

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 small businesses: We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.


Saturday August 6 at 9AM

  • For the intention of Birthday of Dolores Manzo and Eleanor Weckman.

Saturday August 6 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Remelda Belisario, Victoria Maranan, Dominic, Norma Natividad, Emeliana and Amado Rodriguez

Sunday August 7 at 8 am

  • For the soul of Anna Pham Thi Tam who just passed away.
  • Thanksgiving Mass for Dolores’s birthday
  • For the souls of Suran Nolan, Eduardo, Benita, Fasardo Alcamtara, Anacleto and Basilia Gutierrez

Sunday August 7 at 11:30 am

  • For the soul of Richinette Marnilo

Sunday August 7 at 6pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

Monday August 08 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger 

- Thanksgiving Mass

Tuesday August 09 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger,

Wednesday August 10 at 7pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger 

Thursday August 11 at 8 am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger.

Friday August 12 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger


Everyone in our parish will be invited and welcome for the farewell BBQ to Fr. Paul and express thanks to the father at the church yard, at 11 am on Saturday, August 20.

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.


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. 


* 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.

The Assumption Project: Morales in context

A special mass for Our Lady on the Feast of her glorious Assumption! ~50 singers from across the Lower Mainland will gather together to sing Morales' Missa de Beata Virgine alongside Gregorian chant and organ extemporisation at Holy Rosary Cathedral for a Traditional Latin Mass. Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

* Living From My Best Self as a Single Mom

you will have the opportunity to: take stock of how you see yourself as a single mother; and name and claim some qualities, strengths and motivations of your best self which can help you to live your daily life as mom with more confidence and strength. Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. Registration coming soon. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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