24th Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings: 

13/09 Monday: ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM [1] 1 Timothy 2.1-7 [Gospel] Luke 7.1-10

14/09 Tuesday: THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS [1] Numbers 21.4-9 or Philippians 2.6-11 [Gospel] John 3.13-17

15/09 Wednesday: OUR LADY OF SORROWS [1] Hebrews 5.7-9 [Gospel] Luke 2.33-35

16/09 Thursday: ST. CORNELIUS AND CYPRIAN [1] 1 Timothy 4.12-16 [Gospel] Luke 7.36-50

17/09 Friday: [1] 1 Timothy 6.2c-12 [Gospel] Luke 8.1-3

18/09 Saturday: [1] 1 Timothy 6.13-16 [Gospel] Luke 8.4-15

19/09 Sunday:  Twenty-fifth Sunday in OT [1] Wisdom 2.12, 17-20 [2] James 3.16-4.3 [Gospel] Mark 9.30-37


1. First Reading Isaiah 50.5-9

When have I had to persevere, like Isaiah? What situations are beating me down now? Who are the adversaries? How is God telling me to react, and how is it going? How do my faith and commitment to God sustain me in such tough times? What support do I need? 

Psalm 116: “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”

2. Second Reading James 2.14-18

What are some works of people that show their faith? What might someone who has faith but no works be like? What is the relationship of faith and works in my life? How have the works I undertake and my spiritual orientation toward them changed during my journey of faith?  

Alleluia! May I never boast of anything except the Cross of the Lord, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” 

3. Gospel Reading Mark 8.27-35

If I had been Peter, and just affirmed that Jesus was the Christ, the Anointed One, the long-awaited Messiah, how would I have reacted when Jesus described his upcoming death and resurrection?

How do I explain Jesus to others? How do I feel about the necessity of the Cross – for Jesus and for myself? Do I want to be Christ’s follower? What blessings and challenges have I received as his disciple? 

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 Sept 11 at 5 PM.

  • For the soul of Saturnino Olinggay.

Saturday Mass Sept 11 at 5 PM.

  • For the soul of Saturnino Olinggay.

Sunday Mass Sept 12 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Emiliana Guzman Carreon, death anniversary.

Sunday Mass Sept 12 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Emiliana Guzman Carreon, death anniversary.

Sunday Mass Sept 12 at 6PM

  • For the soul of Renato Pineda.

Sunday Mass Sept 12 at 6PM

  • For the soul of Renato Pineda.

Monday Sept 13 at 8AM

  • A special intention for a safe labour of the mother and her babies

Monday Sept 13 at 8AM

  • A special intention for a safe labour of the mother and her babies


Second Collection of Healing and Reconciliation: to support Indian Residential School survivors and Indigenous communities in BC as part of the Archdiocese’s ongoing response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.  100% of contributions made will be allocated for these projects.  These projects will be carried out in consultation with Indigenous leadership, survivors, elders, and other community members. 

School Mass: will be on Fridays at 9AM, beginning on September 17.

Please note: the parish daily Mass on Fridays will be at 8AM from now on.

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. 

Formed.org: is a website that provides the very best Catholic content from over 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore and deepen their faith.  Our parish has an active subscription to this website and invites you to use this resource to learn more about our faith.


Catholic Women's Mental Health Support Group: This event is postponed until further notice. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Upper Room 2021: This year, experience the Upper Room in one of three ways: in-person at a parish host site, in-person at the live stream site, or online. The last day to register for in-person options is September 8, but online registration remains open. Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more info and to register, visit upperroomvancouver.com.

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.

500 Years of Christianity Celebration: Salamat 3: Join the Filipino Ministry on Friday Sept. 17 from 6-7pm to learn how to protect our faith and reinforce our family as stewards of the Gift of faith. All are welcome.  For more info and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

St. Monica's Mission Holy Hour: This Year of the Family is an ideal time of grace for parents to pray, fast, and sacrifice for their adult children’s conversion. Through St. Monica's Mission, all parents are invited to join our monthly Holy Hours on the Third Friday of the month at various parishes across the Archdiocese. Friday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

Catholic Faith in Plain English: to Learn about the rich teachings and practices of our Catholic Faith from Father Vincent Hawkswell and Maureen Creelman in this free, online 36 week-long course this year. This course is suitable for all adult learners including Catholics and non-Catholics. No pre-registration required. Begins Sunday, September 19 at 9:00 a.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

PRH Workshop: "Who Am I?": This is a 4-day workshop over two weekends: Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021: Towards An Ever Wider "We". Join us for our 10th annual celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This will be the 107th year the Catholic Church has celebrated this special day world-wide! Mass will be on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 2:30 p.m., at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral. Learn more 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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