26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

02/10 Monday: The Holy Guardian Angels [1] Exodus 23.20-23a [Gospel] Matthew 18.1-5, 10

03/10 Tuesday: [1] Zechariah 8.20-23 [Gospel] Luke 9.51-56

04/10 Wednesday:  Saint Francis of Assisi  [1] Nehemiah 2.1-8 [Gospel] Luke 9.57-62

05/10 Thursday: [1] Nehemiah 8.1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12 [Gospel] Luke 10.1-12

06/10 Friday: [1] Baruch 1.15-22 [Gospel] Luke 10.13-16

07/10 Saturday: Our Lady of the Rosary [1]  Baruch 4.5-12, 27-29 [Gospel] Luke 10.17-24

08/10 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: [1] Isaiah 5.1-7 [2] Philippians 4.6-9 [Gospel] Matthew 21.33-43

First Reading: Ezekiel 18.25-28 

How would I describe the way of the Lord based on my understanding of God’s teaching and my experience? How does the Lord’s message through Ezekiel apply to my situation?      

Psalm 25: “Lord, be mindful of your mercy.”

Second Reading: Philippians 2.1-11

How do I live with the “mind of Christ” in my family and in the communities of work, school and parish? What are the greatest challenges?  

“Alleluia! My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. Alleluia.”  

Gospel: Matthew 21.28-32

When have I acted like one of the sons? When have I had to deal with responses such as theirs? As I reflect back on my life, how would I evaluate my responses to God? What has God been asking of me recently, and how should I go about it?           

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 the SynodWe pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world. 


Saturday September 30 at 9AM

  • For the soul of Tayawathi and Tasiniha.

Saturday September 30 at 5PM

  • For the soul of Dominic Đỗ Bá Tư, death anniversary. 
  • For the soul of Elisa Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Remelda Belisario.

Sunday October 01 at 8 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Tessie and Thanksgiving Mass for Vangie on her birthday.

Sunday October 01 at 11:30 AM

  • For the intention of the Strong Family


*Prayers for the Synod: From October 4-29, bishops, theologians and lay delegates from around the world will be meeting in Rome to reflect on the theme: "For a Synodal Church. Communion, Participation, Mission". They will reflect on how we currently journey together in Christ's mission of proclaiming the Gospel and on the steps the Holy Spirit is inviting the Church to take to grow in that mission for the future. During October let us keep Archbishop Michael and all the delegates in our prayers.

*WALK-A-THON: St. Joseph’s School is having a Walkathon fundraising event on Friday Oct. 6, 2023. Our Pastor Father Minh will join our school children on their walk. Parishioners can support Father Minh in his efforts by making donations on his behalf. Pledge forms are available at the Parish office and at the School office, and our staff are ready to receive your donations. All donations of $20 or higher are eligible to receive tax receipts. Please fill out the pledge form and indicate your preference. Alternatively, you can also support our school children by making donations toward their fundraising efforts. 

*LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY: is hosting our Annual OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 11th at 6:00pm and is accepting applications from prospective Grade Eight candidates for the 2024-2025 school year.  All students wishing to apply must sit the ENTRANCE EXAM on Saturday, December 2, 2023.  For more information, please visit our website (www.lfabc.org) or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at [email protected] 

*The Parish Office will be closed on the following Mondays October 2nd and 9th in observance of Truth and Reconciliation Day and Thanksgiving Day.  Daily Masses will be celebrated as per the regular schedule.

Marian Out -Door Procession at our parish: will be held on Saturdays October 7 and October 28 at 6:15 PM before 7 PM Mass. All are welcome. 


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

*Volunteers are always needed. Please contact Mass coordinators at each Mass on the Weekends.


* 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. Cost is $25. Learn more go to: beholdvancouver.org/events.

*John Paul II's Theology of the Body Course: You're invited to this four-part course led by professors from Catholic Pacific College. Sessions are every other Thursday evening beginning Oct. 5 and ending Nov. 16 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver. Cost is $100. Register online:  beholdvancouver.org/events

*Super, Natural Vancouver – Christian Witness and Mission in a Secular Age: The study asks, “How are Christians in Vancouver today, as a minority expression of the majority secular population, organizing their communities, shaping their beliefs and expressing themselves in mission?”. Join Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart, Dean of St. Andrew's Hall and Professor of Mission Studies at Vancouver School of Theology on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. by. Learn more and register for free at  beholdvancouver.org/events

*Addiction: From Pornography to Sexual Trafficking: Pornography continues to spread worse than a pandemic, infecting more consumers of all ages, and increasingly adolescents at a younger age. Join Father David Bellusci, OP, on Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver to address how pornographic consumers contribute to the sexual trafficking industry. No registration is required. Learn more at  beholdvancouver.org/events

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