22nd Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings: 

30/08 Monday: [1] 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 [Gospel] Luke 4.16-30

31/08 Tuesday: [1] 1 Thessalonians 5.1-6, 9-11 [Gospel] Luke 4.31-37

01/09 Wednesday: [1] Colossians 1.1-8 [Gospel] Luke 4.38-44

02/09 Thursday: [1] Colossians 1.9-14 [Gospel] Luke 5.1-11

03/09 Friday: ST. GREGORY THE GREAT [1] Colossians 1.15-20 [Gospel] Luke 5.33-39

04/09 Saturday: [1] Colossians 1.21-23 [Gospel] Luke 6.1-5

05/09 Sunday:  Twenty-third Sunday in OT [1] Isaiah 35.4-7 [2] James 2.1-5 [Gospel] Mark 7.31-37


1. First Reading Deuteronomy 4.1-2,6-8   

In what ways do the commandments of God guide and form my life? How do family members and others respond to my example? When our nation’s statutes differ from those of God, how well do the differing laws serve justice? How can one decide about voting when no political party aligns perfectly with God’s statutes? Would today’s world agree that observance of God’s ordinances shows the wisdom and discernment of his people? Why/why not?              

Psalm 15: “O Lord, who may abide in your tent?”

2. Second Reading James 1.17-18, 21-22, 27 

Each of us is God’s gift: we are born to become “a kind of first fruit of his creatures”. How does that come about? What will I try to work on this week, in light of these brief instructions from James?   

Alleluia! The Father gave us birth by the word of truth, that we would become first fruits of his creation.” 

3. Gospel Reading Mark 7.1-8,14-15, 21-23

COVID-19 has heightened our attentiveness to cleaning. How does public health guidance differ from the precepts of the Pharisees - or does it differ? The pandemic has also forced changes in some traditional religious practices. Are there traditions that to me have the status of commandments? How have I coped? Was Jesus against traditions? What is Jesus’ message to the Pharisees, and what is he asking of me today?                                

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.


An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle: we pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.


Saturday Mass August 28 at 9 AM.

  • For the soul of Remigio V. Barillas. (for Blessing his ash)

Saturday Mass August 28 at 9 AM.

  • For the soul of Remigio V. Barillas. (for Blessing his ash)

Saturday Mass August 28 at 5 PM.

  • For the souls of Marlon Bayles, Ester Blanco and Thomas Bayles.

Sunday Mass August 29 at 8 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass 
  • For the souls of: Phyllis Fletcher, William Camier and Francis Higgins.

Sunday Mass August 29 at 11:30 AM

  • Thanksgiving for God’s grace, blessing and personal intentions by Sabina.
  • For special intention of Beth Wenninton.

Tuesday August 31 at 8AM

  •  For the soul of William Javillo

Tuesday August 31 at 8AM

  •  For the soul of William Javillo

Wednesday Sept 1 at 7 PM

- Thanksgiving Mass

Wednesday Sept 1 at 7 PM

- Thanksgiving Mass


The daily Vietnamese Mass, from Tuesdays to Thursdays, will now be celebrated at 10:30am. 

An indoor volleyball at the school gym: our Parish Youth Group holds weekly indoor volleyball on Thursday nights at 8:00pm, beginning on August 19th, 2021. All youths in our parish are welcome to join. If you are interested in, please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/oqBT6nxsPCuTHFNt9 or contact the Youth Group at [email protected]

On Saturday, September 04: A special English Mass will be celebrated at 11am to honor the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Calcutta.  Mass will be organized by the Sisters of Missionaries of Charity.  All are welcome to attend.

A procession in the month of the Holy Rosary (October).  In honor of our Blessed Mother Mary and to begin our dedication to the Holy Rosary, a special procession has been organized by the Catholic Women’s league and the Legion of Mary.  It will take place on Sunday, October 3rd at 11am – right before the 11:30am English Mass.  There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for those of you who are able to help with the procession.

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP): for students in grades 1 to 7.  Classes will begin on Sunday, September 12 at 9:45 am. Registration will be on the same day at 9:00 am. Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate. Registration forms are now available at the parish office or please call Mrs. Bucad for more info.

Mask mandate: In accordance to the updated PHO guidelines, Archbishop Miller has stated that the wearing of masks will be required when attending Mass in the churches of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  All parish indoor gatherings, such as prayer groups, meetings, PREP, etc. are also covered by this new mask mandate.  Exemptions to the BC mask mandate are applicable and can be found in the BC Covid19 website.

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 / 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 www.rcav.org/sunday-offering and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 

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God's Doorkeeper Screening: God's Doorkeeper looks at the heart and legacy of Brother André–as a man of prayer, of hospitality, and of compassion, a man who draws people in to experience a God who is love. Tuesday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Monthly Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil: Monthly Mass and vigil to pray for respect for all human life from its beginning to its natural end. Saturday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

The Origin and Spirituality of the Jesus Prayer: Participate in a prayer meeting organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group and let Fr. Gabriel de Chadarévian, OP joyfully share this “prayer of the heart” with you. Saturday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Catholic Women's Mental Health Support Group: Lisa Rumpel will be hosting an online mental health support group for women every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month beginning September 8 at 7:00 p.m. Life is better when we can pray together! Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Estate and Memorial Planning Webinar: join us on Thursday, September 9 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.

Preparing Hearts and Minds Webinar: All catechists are invited to come and learn simple, basic, bold, inspiring “evangelizing” strategies for adults and children on Saturday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Starting Sept. 23, 2021 at 7:00pm and running for 7 weeks on Thursdays. Register by Sept. 17, 2021. More info and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! beholdvancouver.org/events.

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