25th Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

20/09 Monday: ST. ANDREW KIM TAE-GON, PAUL CHONG HA-SANG AND COMPANIONS [1] Ezra 1.1-6 [Gospel] Luke 8.16-18

21/09 Tuesday: ST. MATTHEW [1] Ephesians 4.1-7, 11-13 [Gospel] Matthew 9.9-13

22/09 Wednesday: [1] Ezra 9.5-9 [Gospel] Luke 9.1-6

23/09 Thursday: ST. PIUS OF PIETRELCINA [1] Haggai 1.1-8 [Gospel] Luke 9.7-9

24/09 Friday: [1] Haggai 2.1-9 [Gospel] Luke 9.18-22

25/09 Saturday: [1] Zechariah 2.1-5, 10-11 [Gospel] Luke 9.43b-45

26/09 Sunday:  Twenty-sixth Sunday in OT [1] Numbers 11.25-29 [2] James 5.1-6 [Gospel] Mark 9.38-43, 45, 47-48


1. First Reading Wisdom 2.12, 17-20

As a believer in God, how do I interact with “the godless”? How do they perceive me? Are my words and actions in alignment? What does my behaviour show about my faith and about Christ’s way? When is it important to call those who do not share our faith to account for “sins against the law” and to demand a high standard of righteousness? How can I do that?  

Psalm 54: “The Lord upholds my life.”

2. Second Reading James 3.16 – 4.3

Where does my life lack peace? What “cravings” might underlie my stressed relationships or emotional or spiritual distress? How can I apply the “wisdom from above” in these situations? What should I ask of God, and how can I ask it rightly?     

Alleluia! God has called us through the good news, to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

3. Gospel Reading Mark 9.30-37

Jesus knew the disciples had a lot to learn before his departure, but they had a block in understanding. What questions do I have for Jesus, but am afraid to ask? How can I get help? In what ways do I think I am better than others (eg. more experienced, more capable, more…)? How can I apply Jesus’ admonition to be “last of all and servant of all”, while acknowledging God’s gifts without false humility? Which “little ones” is Jesus inviting me to welcome, so God may enter more deeply into my life?

 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 18 at 9 AM.

  •  For the soul of Elena Beltran and Joseph Jutibin

Saturday Mass Sept 18 at 5 PM.

  • For the soul of Barsibias Abiday, Tomas Bayles, Marlon Bayles and Ester Blanco.

Monday Sept 20 at 8AM

  • For special intention of George Tyler for his fast healing.
  • For the souls of Proceso and Augustin Paraiso.

Tuesday Sept 21 at 8AM

  • For the intention the Hazen Family.


Second Collection: For the work of Dominican Vocations

St. Joseph’s RCIA program in English for Catholic and non-Catholic offers evening classes 7pm to 9pm. Classes will start on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Registration form is available at the parish office or call Mrs. Bucad at 604-874-4599 for more info.

Daily Mass will be celebrated at 8am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, including First Fridays with Eucharistic Adoration afterwards.  Mass on Wednesdays will be at 7pm with Novena. 

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 on Sunday, October 3rd at 11am.

Our Parish’s need of keyboard players for 3 English Masses (Saturday 5pm, Sunday 11:30am and 6pm). If you are able to help, please contact the choir leader of the Mass time that best fits your schedule.  Thank you.

Thursday, September 30 - the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: the parish office will be closed.  The 8am and 10:30am Masses will proceed as scheduled.

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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Into the Deep: God's Love Revealed - An Exodus to Discover Through Faith: Join us to hear Father Hien’s journey of faith at our September Into the Deep session on Friday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register 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

Virtual Catechists Evening with Archbishop Miller: Come and join the hundreds of catechists in the Archdiocese of Vancouver for this annual event with Archbishop Miller on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events

The Letters of St. Paul - A Four-Part Series with Fr. Nick Meisl: Join us as we explore the remarkable life and mission of St. Paul on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events

Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil: Join us on the first Saturday of each month at a different parish for a new culture of life. Saturday, October 2 at 9:30 a.m.​​​​ Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events

Safe Haven Sunday: addresses the harms of sexualized content and pornography in an appropriate way. Within the context of the Mass, parishes are able to provide teaching and resources that will support and protect individuals, marriages and families in making all homes a safe haven. Sunday, October 3. ​​​​​Learn more at family.rcav.org/safehaven/

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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