28th Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

10/10 Monday: Thanksgiving Day [1] Galatians 4.22-24, 26-27, 31-5.1 [Gospel] Luke 11.29-32

11/10 Tuesday: ST. JOHN XXIII [1] Galatians 5.1-6 [Gospel] Luke 11.37-41

12/10 Wednesday: [1] Galatians 5.18-25 [Gospel] Luke 11.42-46

13/10 Thursday: [1] Ephesians 1.1-10 [Gospel] Luke 11.47-54

14/10 Friday: ST. CALLITUS I [1] Ephesians 1.11-14 [Gospel] Luke 12.1-7

15/10 Saturday: St. Teresa of Jesus [1] Ephesians 1.15-23 [Gospel] Luke 12.8-12

16/10 Sunday: 29th Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Exodus 17.8-13 [2] 2 Timothy 3.14-4.2 [Gospel] Luke 18.1-8


“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But with you is found forgiveness, O God of Israel.”

1. First Reading - 2 Kings 5.14-17

Naaman was initially too proud to accept Elisha’s cure, but when healed, he was overwhelmingly grateful. When has God healed me, physically, emotionally or spiritually? What experiences have helped humility and gratitude take root and grow in my life?

Psalm 98: “The Lord has revealed his victory in the sight of the nations”

2. Second Reading 2 Timothy 2.8-13

What concerns do I have for the salvation of others? The second reading reminds us that “the word of God is not chained”, however powerless we may feel. How might the trials of my life witness to God’s promise for the salvation of souls?

“Alleluia! Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

3. Gospel Reading – Luke 17.11-19

The lepers all had some faith: they sought Jesus’ healing, then on his instruction they showed themselves to the priests to be pronounced clean. Why did only the Samaritan return to thank Jesus? What thanksgiving prayers will I offer to God and share with others this weekend? How can I live each moment in gratitude?

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 a Church open to everyone: We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.


Saturday October 08 at 5PM

- For the souls of Alicia Bayle for 1 year Death anniversary, Tomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Elizabeth Bayle.

Sunday October 09 at 8 am.

  • For the intention of the family of Rey and Vangie David

Sunday October 09 at 11:30 am.

  • For the soul of Renato Bernardino

Sunday October 09 at 6pm

  • For the soul of Elenterio Tangonan and the Holy souls.


This Monday, October 10th, is Thanksgiving Holiday.  The parish office will be closed.  Daily Masses will be celebrated as per the usual schedule.

This year, for the Feast of the Holy Family, our parish is planning to celebrate a special Mass in honor of married couples in our parish.  Married couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries of 25, 50, 60 and 70 years are invited to attend and receive a special blessing during this Mass.  Please contact the parish office for more information and to register for this Mass.  The deadline to register is Monday, October 31st.

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Our Parish is always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talents in various areas such as:  sacristans, readers, altar servers, choir members, gift bearers, parking lot attendants and so much more.  Please speak with the Mass coordinator if you are able to help or would like more information.


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 https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 


* Permanent Diaconate Information Session 

Join the information session on Saturday, Nov. 5 for a special talk entitled: "Come and Serve: Discerning the Permanent Diaconate". Men interested in this ordained ministry, along with their wives, are invited. Registration is required and accepted until Oct. 28. Please register by emailing [email protected].

World Youth Day 2023 Information Session

This information session will give you more insight and information regarding next year's World Youth Day event in Lisbon, Portugal from Aug. 1 - 6, 2023. This session is geared towards group leaders but open to everyone. Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. We will also hold on a Zoom session on Oct. 27 for people who cannot attend the Oct. 17 session. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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