23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

11/09 Monday: 1] Colossians 1.24-2.3 [Gospel] Luke 6.6-11

12/09 Tuesday: The Most Holy Name of Mary [1] Colossians 2.6-15  [Gospel] Luke 6.12-19

13/09 Wednesday: Saint John Chrysostom [1] Colossians 3.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 6.20-26

14/09 Thursday: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross [1] Numbers 21.4-9 or Philippians 2.6-11 [Gospel] John 3.13-17 

15/09 Friday: Our Lady of Sorrows [1] Hebrews 5.7-9 [Gospel] John 19.25-27

16/09 Saturday: St. Cornelius and St. Cyprian [1] 1 Timothy 1.15-17 [Gospel} Luke 6.43-49

17/09 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: [1] Sirach 27.30-28.7 [2] Romans 14.7-9 [Gospel] Matthew 18.21-35

First Reading: Ezekiel 33.7-9

Our baptismal call to the priestly, prophetic and kingly ministry of Christ is a serious responsibility. What does God expect of the prophet Ezekiel and what are the consequences of not doing it? When has the Holy Spirit prompted me to relay God’s word? What happened?     

Psalm 95: “O that today you would listen to the voice of the Lord. Do not harden your hearts!”

Second Reading: Romans 13.8-10

“Owe no one anything, except to love one another…” What tensions am I facing in relationships with others? What difficulties do I have in applying the commandments in society’s current moral environment? How does this law of love guide me in these challenges?

Alleluia! In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. Alleluia.”

Gospel: Matthew 18.15-20

How has Jesus’ approach to resolving wrongs worked for me? What has not worked, and what have I learned from that? How might I free someone I have bound up in judgement, as well as myself? When am I most aware of Jesus’ presence in the company of a few others and how has that helped me remain in his love?    

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, Shirley De La Cruz, Nicole Van Humbeck.


For people living on the margins: We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.


Saturday September 9 at 9 AM

  • For the soul of Archbishop Adam Exner and Renato M. Pineda.

Saturday September 9 at 5 PM

  • For the soul of Archbishop Adam Exner and Fernando Pinheiro, Marlaon Bayle, Alicia Bayle, Tomas Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Ester Blanco and all Holy souls

Sunday September 10 at 8 AM

  • For the souls of:
  • Archbishop Adam Exner
  • Ester Mistica, Cecilia Cenal and Maria Do

Sunday September 10 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of:
  • Archbishop Adam Exner
  • Purificacion Pecaoco, Rosario Sorongon and Florante Mori.

Sunday September 10 at 6PM

  • For the soul of Archbishop Adam Exner

Tuesday September 12 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Mary and all Holy souls.


*The second collection: for the Parish Building Fund.

*Third collection: for Healing and Reconciliation Fund.

*Memorial Mass: for Archbishop Adam Exner, OMI, will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12:10 pm next Tuesday, September 12. Archbishop Miller will preside, and Msgr. Gregory Smith will give the homily.  All are invited to attend.

*Our Parish Pastoral Council: has two new Chairpersons:  Noel Bucad and Romeo Manlangit.

*Parish Group Leader Meeting: a meeting for all parish group leaders will be held on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm in the church basement. All ministry leaders are invited. If you cannot make it, please designate a representative for your group/ministry.

*The World Day of Migrants and Refugees: the Archdiocese of Vancouver invites everyone to celebrate a special Mass for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Saturday, September 23rd, at 5pm in St. Paul’s Parish, Richmond.  Mass will be followed by a reception to celebrate the many cultures in our Archdiocese.

*Food hamper program:Our parish, together with St. Mark's Lutheran and King's Cross Anglican Churches, hope to begin a monthly food hamper program for people in need in our community, starting in October. If you are interested in helping please join us on Thursday September 14 at 7:00 pm  for an update and practical planning. For more information, contact Cathy Neugebauer ([email protected] / 604-874-8037) or the parish office.  

*Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program for Catholic and non-Catholic: Do you want to learn more and increase your knowledge about your Catholic faith? Do you know anybody who are interested to become Catholic? Be a Disciple, Be an Evangelizer! St Joseph’s Parish RCIA program offers Evening classes from 7pm to 9pm. Classes will start on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Refreshments will be served.

*Registration format the parish office or call Mrs. Bucad at 604-874-4599 for more info.

*Our Parish is always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talents in various ministries. Please speak with the Mass coordinator if you are able to help or would like more information.


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 Men's Retreat 2023:

From Friday, September 29, to Sunday, October 1, at RockRridge Canyon in Princeton, BC. Cost is $275+, which includes the retreat experience, accommodations, activities and food. Bursaries available. Learn more and register at liferestoration.ca/mensretreat.

*Healing the Wounds of Abuse: Grief to Grace Retreat

The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The location will be shared upon acceptance of applications. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org.

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