27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

09/10 Monday: [1] Jonah 1.1-2.1,10 or Colossians 3.12-17 [Gospel] Luke 10.25-37 Matthew 7.7-11

10/10 Tuesday: [1] Jonah 3.1-10  [Gospel] Luke 10.38-42

11/10 Wednesday:  [1] Jonah 4.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 11.1-4

12/10 Thursday: [1] Malachi 3.13-4.2 [Gospel] Luke 11.5-13

13/10 Friday: [1] Joel 1.13-15; 2.1-2 [Gospel] Luke 11.15-26

14/10 Saturday: [1] Joel 3.12-21 [Gospel] Luke 11.27-28

15/10 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: [1] Isaiah 25.6-10a [2] Philippians 4.12-14, 19-20 [Gospel] Matthew 22.1-14

First Reading: Isaiah 5.1-7

How might the love song of the Lord’s vineyard continue after the time of Isaiah, and in our own time? How has God prepared me personally as his vineyard? What are the fruits? What more is there to do?      

Psalm 80: “The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.”

Second Reading: Philippians 4.6-9

On this Thanksgiving weekend, for what will I give praise and thanks to God? What requests do I have of him? How can we touch others with that “peace of God, which surpasses all understanding”?

“Alleluia! I have chosen you from the world, says the Lord, to go and bear fruit that will last. Alleluia.”  

Gospel: Matthew 21.33-43

How have the tenants of the earth behaved towards our Creator? What can we do better? As tenants of God’s kingdom, what has the Lord given us? What will it look like when the fruits of the kingdom are being produced and returned to the Lord?                

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 Synod: We 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. 


Sunday October 08 at 8 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Rey and Vangie’s family.
  • For the soul of Anita Golightly and Daniel Lutes.

Sunday October 08 at 11:30 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for all God’s blessings and graces.
  • Thanksgiving Mass for Mark Anthony Rabino
  • For the soul of Jose, Alicia and Lorna Rabino.

Sunday October 08 at 6PM

  • For the soul of Jose Medeiros, Elisa Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Easter Blanco. 


*Second collection: for building fund.

*Due to an expired work visa, Fr. Liem has been advised to temporarily refrain from his ministry here in our parish, until the work visa has been renewed.

*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $48,825.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support to the parish set goal of $80,000.

*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.

*LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY: is accepting applications from prospective Grade Eight candidates for the 2024-2025 school year. 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 Monday October 9th in observance of Thanksgiving Day. THANKSGIVING Mass will be celebrated at 8AM as regular schedule.


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


*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. 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

*A Time of Grace - All are invited to this talk by Fr. Petar Ljubičić, OFM, who has authored several books and has given talks throughout Europe to help people live Our Lady's call to conversion in their lives on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Parish, 8842 119 St., Delta. For more information, email [email protected] or call 604 773-1995

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