18/09 Monday:  1 Timothy 2.1-7 [Gospel] Luke 7.1-10
19/09 Tuesday:  1 Timothy 3.1-13 [Gospel] Luke 7.11-17
20/09 Wednesday: Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Saint Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions  1 Timothy 3. 14-16 [Gospel] Luke 7.31-35
21/09 Thursday: Saint Matthew  Ephesians 4.1-7, 11-13 [Gospel] Matthew 9.9-13
22/09 Friday:  1 Timothy 6.2c-12 [Gospel] Luke 8.1-3
23/09 Saturday: Saint Pius of Pietrelcina  1 Timothy 6.13-16 [Gospel] Luke 8.4-15
First Reading: Sirach 27.30-28.7
“Anger and wrath, these are abominations, yet a sinner holds on to them.” As Sirach’s words pierce my heart, what lingering resentments are exposed? What value will they retain when I face death? How can I grow in love through the commandments and by holding God’s example in my heart?
Psalm 103: “The Lord is merciful and gracious; slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.”
Second Reading: Romans 14.7-9
“Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” Really? What aspects of my life do I consider to be mine, or at least not obviously the Lord’s? In what ways do I belong to the Lord? What does Christ’s human life, completely in union with his divine nature, teach me about being the Lord’s?
“Alleluia! I give you a new commandment: love one another just as I have loved you. Alleluia.”
Gospel: Matthew 18.21-35
“Forgive seventy-seven times.” Am I counting? When I have been in trouble through some failing, have I been tempted to deflect blame onto other people or circumstances? What happened to everyone involved? What are my most memorable experiences of God’s mercy? How have they affected me in seeking forgiveness and forgiving others?
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.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (September)
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.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Sunday September 17 at 8 AM
- For the souls of: Cecilia Cenal, Edelberto and Eleonor Realina
- Thanksgiving Mass
Sunday September 17 at 11:30 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass
- For the soul of: Joseph Le Quang Long, Holy Souls và Alejandro Villanueva.
Sunday September 17 at 6PM
- For the soul of Agnes.
Monday September 18 at 8 AM
- For the soul of For soul of Elena Beltran
Tuesday September 19 at 8AM
- For the soul of Andriana Sangalang, 40 days death anniversary.
*The second collection: for the Work of Dominican Vocations.
*School Mass: during the school year, there will be a school Mass every Friday at 9am. All parents and our parishioners are welcome to join.
*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.
*Altar Server’s Meeting: All current altar servers are invited to attend. Parents with children who have already received their First Holy Communion, are encouraged to bring their children to this workshop to see if their children are interested in becoming altar servers.
*Food hamper program: Are you struggling to feed your family? Do the grocery money and food run out before your next cheque? The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is helping our parish, together with St. Mark's Lutheran and King's Cross Anglican Churches, to start a monthly food hamper program for families in need in the neighborhood. To register for a hamper, please drop in at St. Mark's Church basement (1593 East 18th Ave, across the street from St. Joseph's) on Sunday September 24 between 2 and 3 pm, or Thursday September 28 between 5 and 7 pm. Registered families will be able to pick up their food hamper at St. Mark's Church basement on Thursday October 12 between 5 and 7 pm. Please call the parish office (604-876-7826) if you have questions.
*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 Holy Mass, the Eucharist, and Adoration: All are welcome to hear Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, speak on Monday, September 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish in Vancouver. No registration required. For more information, please contact Ethelyn David at 604-889-3842 or
* Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth: Join Dr. Neufeld every Thursday, starting September 21 until October 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. via Zoom This video course takes the best that science has to offer and renders it readily accessible to parents of children of all ages. Cost is $25. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
*The Men's Retreat 2023: From Friday, September 29, to Sunday, October 1, at RockRridge Canyon in Princeton, BC. Learn more and register at liferestoration.ca/mensretreat.