20th Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

15/08 Monday: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1] Revelation 11.19a; 12.1-6a, 10ab [2] 1 Corinthians 15.20-26 [Gospel] Luke 1.39-56

16/08 Tuesday: ST. STEPHEN of Hungary [1] Ezekiel 28.1-10 [Gospel] Matthew 19.23-30

17/08 Wednesday: [1] Ezekiel 34.1-11 [Gospel] 20.1-16a

18/08 Thursday: [1] Ezekiel 36.23-28 [Gospel] Matthew 22.1-14

19/08 Friday: ST. JOHN EUDES [1] Ezekiel 37.1-14 [Gospel] Matthew 22.34 - 40

20/08 Saturday: ST. BERNARD [1] Ezekiel 43.1-7a [Gospel] Matthew 23.1-12

21/08 Sunday: 21st Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Isaiah 66.18-21 [2] Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13 [Gospel] Luke 13.22-30


1. First Reading - Jeremiah 38.4-6, 8-10

Jeremiah often protested his call to be God’s prophet, knowing how difficult the task. What opposition or hardships have I encountered in telling others about God? When has God helped me in ways I didn’t expect?

Psalm 40: “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. Lord, make haste to help me!”

2. Second Reading - Hebrews 12.1-4

In the pressure of busy schedules, getting through each day can seem like running a race. What does my life race look like and how does it compare with the race described in Hebrews? How does Jesus fit into my race and how could he change it?

 “Alleluia! Me sheep hear my voice, say the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.”

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 12.49-53

How has Jesus challenged my family through its history until now? What divisions do we face on account of him? What is the path to reconciliation? “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.“

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 13 at 9AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for safety and good health of my son.

Saturday August 13 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger and Naomi Josepina Newton

- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Anacleto Camitan.

Sunday August 14 at 8 am

  • For the soul of Anna Pham Thi Tam who just passed away and Urbana Pechay

Sunday August 14 at 11:30 am

Sunday August 14 at 6pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Asuncion M.Salvo and Jesus T.Salvo

Monday August 15 at 8am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger and Maria Bugasto 

- Thanksgiving Mass for birthday of Ingrid Leonardo

Tuesday August 16 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, Eleanor Weckman and for the intention of her family members who are grieving.

Wednesday August 17 at 7pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger 

Thursday August 18 at 8 am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, Romeo Retuta, Antonio Retuta and Tomas Retuta Sr.

Friday August 19 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger


There is a second collection for our Parish Building Fund.  

2022 Project Advance Campaign. To date, we have received gifts totaling $38,895.00 from our parishioners. Our goal this year is $90,000.00 

Registration for English PREP courses is still ongoing.  Classes will begin on Sunday, September 11 at 9am.  Registration forms can be found in the front entrance of the Church.  Volunteer teachers are also needed for these PREP courses.  Please contact Luz Bucad for more information.

On Saturday, August 20th, from 11am to 3pm, our parish will be hosting a “Retirement Party” for Fr. Paul. Please sign up at the entrance, so organizers will know how many people to expect. All are invited to attend and to wish him well.

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. 


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.

* Blessing of Archdiocesan Shrine of Sto. Niño de Cebu

The Blessing of the Shrine and Enthronement of the Holy Image of Sto. Niño will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB as the main celebrant. You are invited to share in this momentous occasion. If you wish to bring your own food for refreshments for after the celebration, you are very welcome to do this. Food vendors will also be there if you wish to buy food. Please bring your own chair for the outdoor Mass. Learn more 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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