16/10 Monday: St. Marguerite d’Youville  Romans 1.1-7 [Gospel] Luke 11.29-32
17/10 Tuesday: St. Ignatius of Antioch  Romans 1.16-25 [Gospel] Luke 11.37-41
18/10 Wednesday: St. Luke  2 Timothy 4.9-17a [Gospel] Luke 10.1-9
19/10 Thursday:  Romans 3.21-30 [Gospel] Luke 11.47-54
20/10 Friday:  Romans 4.1-8 [Gospel] Luke 12.1-7
21/10 Saturday:  Romans 4.13, 16-18 [Gospel] Luke 12.8-12
First Reading: Isaiah 25.6-10a
When the shroud of death was cast over all peoples with the Original Sin, God had a plan for salvation. What are my tears and hopes, for when my life on earth comes to an end? How do I envision the end of time?
Psalm 23: “I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.”
Second Reading: Philippians 4.12-14, 19-20
How has God supported me through times of need and times of plenty? How can I support others in their difficulties and strengthen their hope and trust in God?
“Alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our heart, that we might know the hope to which we are called.” Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew 22.1-14
How does God invite us to the kingdom of heaven? What is my attitude to his invitation? Why might someone ignore the invitation, or even react against it? What should we expect if we accept, and what does God expect of us?
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.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (October)
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.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday October 14 at 9AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for Milagros Javillo on her 92th birthday.
Sunday October 15 at 8 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for Alan Doe’s birthday.
- For the intention of the Strong family.
- For the soul of Donata Pineda, death anniversary.
Sunday October 15 at 11:30 AM
- For the soul of Cecilia Gee.
Sunday October 15 at 6PM
- For all the holy souls
Monday October 16 at 8AM
- For the souls of Veronica Cruz, Pablo Cruz, Francis and Peter.
Thursday October 19 at 8AM
- For the soul of Maria Lê Thị Nhạn.
*St. Joseph Elementary school: is still accepting registrations for kindergarten 2023-2024. Application forms are available on the website https://saintjosephschool.ca/application-forms or they can call the school office.
*Bible Study: The RCIA group is conducting an 8 week sessions on the Quick Journey to the Holy Bible. It will start on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Church.Please sign up your name at the back of the church.
*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $49,475.00. 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.
*Marian procession: on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 6:15pm. While prayers will be in Vietnamese, all our parishioners are welcome to join in this homage to Our Blessed Mother Mary.
*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]
Donations: To donate online go to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
Mass for the Deceased: the annual Mass for the deceased bishops, clergy and consecrated men and women of the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12:10 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
*Eternal Rest: The Art of Dying Well Seminar Series join us on November 3 and 10 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver as we examine “the origin of death, the afterlife, and the powerful reality around the sacrament that ushers us into eternal life.” Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events
*The Great Divorce: A Book Study for Young Adults aged 18-35 by C.S. Lewis is the story of the journey of a man taking a bus ride from Hell to Heaven. Each chapter of the book is a vignette about a different character and their journey towards or away from eternal happiness, all while encountering the deadly sins and the beauty of doing things God's way. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events
*"Being With" Volunteer Training: is to gain the confidence to journey and visit those who are suffering, socially isolated, sick, or dying, in order to renew their hope and purpose in life. On Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Star of the Sea Parish Centre in White Rock or via Zoom. Registration deadline: Monday, October 25. Learn more and register at 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 Collegeon 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
*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