21st Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

22/08 Monday: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1] 2 Thessalonians 1.1-5, 11b-12 [Gospel] Matthew 23.13-22

23/08 Tuesday: ST. ROSE of Lima [1] 2 Thessalonians 2.1-3a, 14 - 17 [Gospel] Matthew 23.23-26

24/08 Wednesday: ST. BARTHOLOMEW [1] Revelation 21.9b-14 [Gospel] John 1.45-51

25/08 Thursday: ST. LOUIS & ST. JOSEPH CALASANZ [1] 1 Corinthians 1.1-9 [Gospel] Matthew 24.42-51

26/08 Friday: [1] 1 Corinthians 1.17-25 [Gospel] Matthew 25.1-13

27/08 Saturday: ST. MONICA [1] 1 Corinthians 1.26-31 [Gospel] Matthew 25.14-30

28/08 Sunday: 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Sirach 3.17-20, 28-29 [2] Hebrews 12.18-19,22-24a [Gospel] Luke 14.1-7.14


1. First Reading - Isaiah 66.18-21

How is God fulfilling this prophecy he gave to Isaiah? What aspects of it are still progressing? How am I participating in God’s call to help advance his Kingdom on earth?

Psalm 117: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news”

2. Second Reading Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13

What trials in my life have I understood to be the discipline of the Lord? How did they differ from other trials and challenges? What have they taught me about God, and how have I changed as a result? 

“Alleluia! I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father, except through me.”

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 13.22-30

“Lord, will only a few be saved?” What is the “narrow door” that Jesus recommends as a more certain path for salvation? Why is the door locked to many of those who knock, even though they think they know Jesus? What is the state of my relationship with Jesus? How can I become closer to him than I am: eating and drinking at Mass, and knowing of his teaching? How do the people from afar find their way into the kingdom of God?

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 20 at 9AM

  • For the soul of Florida Tangonan

Saturday August 20 at 5PM

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger 

- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Marlon Bayle, and Ester Blanco

Sunday August 21 at 8 am

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

Sunday August 21 at 11:30 am

  • For the soul of Rodolfo Torrijos.

Sunday August 21 at 6pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger and Eufrecina Rebibis

Monday August 22 at 8am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger 

- Thanksgiving Mass 

Tuesday August 23 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

Wednesday August 24 at 7pm

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger 

Thursday August 25 at 8 am

- For the souls of Paul Pelanger, 

Friday August 26at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger


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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.


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The religious olive wood carvings 

These articles are hand crafted by the Christians of the Holy land who are seeking your support today to assist them in staying rooted in the land of Christ. The stall will be outside church on August 27 and 28 after Sunday Masses. Please note that that ONLY CASH is accepted as payment at this time.

* 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.

A Night Under the Stars: A Dinner Dance Event

Assumption Young Adults and Catholic Young Adults of Surrey (CYAS) are thrilled to jointly host A Night Under the Stars, our first dinner dance event, open to all young adults ages 19-35! Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

The Men's Retreat: Man in the Arena

The Men's Retreat offers something for everyone: adventure, brotherhood, powerful keynotes, prayer, Sacraments, and the rugged outdoor beauty of Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. The retreat is open to all men 19 and up, but space is limited. Early bird registration opens Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m. Packages begin at $300. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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