25th Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

19/09 Monday: ST. JANUARRIUS [1] Proverbs 3.27-34 [Gospel] Luke 8.16-18

20/09 Tuesday: St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, St. Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions [1] Proverbs 21.1-6, 10-13 [Gospel] Luke 8.19-21

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

22/09 Thursday: [1] Ecclesiastes 1.2-11 [Gospel] Luke 9.7-9

23/09 Friday: ST. Pius of Pietrelcina [1] Ecclesiastes 3.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 9.18-22

24/09 Saturday: Blessed Émilie Tavernier-Gamelin [1] Ecclesiastes 11.9-12.8 [Gospel] Luke 9.43b-45

25/09 Sunday: 26th Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Amos 6.1a, 4-7 [2] 1 Timothy 6.11-16 [Gospel] Luke 16.19-31


1. First Reading - Amos 8, 4-7

The harsh rebuke of Amos calls us all to examine our consciences. In what ways am I guilty of putting my own welfare above the needs of others, and of shortchanging my relationship to God? How am I called to help and speak out for people who have been exploited and for those in need? Who needs me right now? 

Psalm 113: “Praise the Lord who lifts up the needy.”

2. Second Reading 1 Timothy 2.1-7

What are my prayers today “for kings and all who are in high positions”? How does our prayer for them fit into God’s plan for salvation?

 “Alleluia! Though Jesus Christ was rich, yet he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.”

3. Gospel Reading - Luke 16.1-13

When he is faced with being fired, the dishonest manager cuts his personal profits in order to ingratiate himself with his master’s debtors. How do I feel about this story? When have I been tempted to greed or dishonesty? What challenges have I faced in being faithful to my responsibilities and in caring for the goods of others? In my life how do I balance service to God and wealth?

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, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz, Vũ Nam,


For the abolition of the death penalty: We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.


Friday September 16 at 8am

- For the souls of Robert Gines, Edelberto Realina, Eleonor Realina and Paul Pelanger rest in peace.

- Petition mass for safety and wisdom

- Thanksgiving Mass and for the intention of Katherine Rebenito’s 50th birthday.

Friday September 16 at 9am

- For the soul of Rafael Baldasso

Saturday September 17 at 5PM

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Thomas Bayle.

Sunday September 18 at 8 am.

  • For the soul of Robert Gines rest in peace.
  • For the Holy souls in purgatory.
  • For the intention of Kathleen’s safe and healthy pregnancy and Kevin’s safety and good health in Sweden.

Sunday September 18 at 11:30 am.

  • For the intention of Sabina M.Peco

Sunday September 18 at 6pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

- Thanksgiving Mass.

Monday September 19 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger 

- Thanksgiving Mass.

Tuesday September 20 at 8am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 

Wednesday September 21 at 7pm

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger 

Thursday September 22 at 8 am

- For the soul of Paul Pelanger, 


This week there is a second collection for the “Work of Dominican Vocations”.  Also, pledges and donations to the 2022 Project Advance Campaign are still acceptable until the end of this year.  Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support.

St. Joseph's School is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a special event on Saturday, September 24, 2022.  Festivities will begin with Mass celebrated by Father Gary Franken at 10:30am at St. Joseph's Parish.  The celebration will continue at St. Joseph's School afterward, with music, food, games and family fun.  We invite all previous pastors, staff, parents and alumni to come and celebrate this momentous event in the life of our community.  We look forward to welcoming you back!

The Annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Saturday, September 24 at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish.  Mass will be celebrated at 5pm, by Archbishop Miller, followed by a celebration of many cultures in the Upper Hall with food and entertainment.  All are invited to attend.

Our RCIA program will meet every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm, beginning on Tuesday, September 20th – refreshments will be served.

On Wednesday September 21st our parish office will be close. (Because secretaries must attend at the workshop of Vancouver Archdiocese.)

There is The Flea Market at St. Mark’s Church in September 24th, from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to set up a table to offer your goods and articles. The tables are free, but we kindly ask you for either a donation or for 20% of your revenue that day. Please register by September 20th, space is limited.

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Donations: To donate online go to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 

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. 


* Grief: A Complicated Journey

Denis Boyd is a registered psychologist and a popular speaker on a variety of topics including grief. In this talk, he will discuss healthy and unhealthy grief, the reactions to grief, and the factors that influence grief. Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY is hosting our Annual OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm and is accepting applications from prospective Grade Eight candidates for the 2023-2024 school year.  All students wishing to apply must sit the ENTRANCE EXAM on Saturday, December 3, 2022.  For more information and online application, please visit our website (www.lfabc.org) or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at [email protected] or 604-738-9016 ext. 114

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