29th Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

18/10 Monday: ST. LUKE [1] 2 Timothy 4.9-17a [Gospel] Luke 10.1-9

19/10 Tuesday: [1] Romans 5.12-21 [Gospel] Luke 12.35-38

20/10 Wednesday: [1] Romans 6.12-18 [Gospel] Luke 12.39-48

21/10 Thursday: [1] Romans 6.19-23 [Gospel] Luke 12.49-53

22/10 Friday: [1] Romans 7.18-25a [Gospel] Luke 12.54-59

23/10 Saturday: [1] Romans 8.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 13.1-9

24/10 Sunday:  Thirtieth Sunday in OT [1] Jeremiah 31.7-9 [2] Hebrews 5.1-6 [Gospel] Mark 10.46-52


1. First Reading Isaiah 53.10-11

For Christians, Jesus is the suffering servant of Isaiah 53. Our suffering is mysteriously linked to his (eg. 2 Cor 4.11, Phil 3.9-11, Col 1.24). As I reflect on a time of personal pain or suffering, what was God’s will? How did I see it then, and what insights do I have now? What helped me through the trial? Drawing from my experience, how can I help others who are “crushed with pain” physically, emotionally or spiritually? It’s easily said, but what does it mean, to “offer it up for Christ”?         

Psalm 33: “Let your love be upon us, Lord, even as we hope in you.”

2. Second Reading Hebrews 4.14-16

How do I find strength and encouragement in times of weakness or temptation? When has my faith been tested, and what did I do? How will I “approach the throne of grace” for help with my current needs?    

Alleluia! The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

3. Gospel Reading Mark 10.35 - 45

Even after Jesus’ third prediction of his passion, the apostles are still thinking of their own glory. How do I feel about drinking Jesus’ cup of suffering? How does my post-baptismal life resemble Christ’s so far? How is he inviting me to change, to grow as a “slave of all”? 

PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Caroline Bayle, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Pho Ho, 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, Tuyen Van Nguyen, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz, Alicia C. Bayles.


Missionary Disciples: We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.


Saturday Mass Oct 16 at 9 AM.

  • For the soul of Veronica Cruz, Pablo Cruz and all the Holy souls 

Saturday Mass Oct 16 at 5 PM.

  • For the soul of Alicia Bayle just pass away by Caroline Bayle, the soul of Leonardo Tolentino and Giovanni Minicucci 

Sunday Mass Oct 17 at 8:00 AM

  • For the soul of Florentina Quizon 

Sunday Mass Oct 17 at 11:30 AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for 80th birthday Elenita Danao Narciso 
  • For the soul of Isabelo Orpilla and Cajubi A.Goncalves. 

Sunday Mass Oct 17 at 6:00 PM 

  • For the soul of Cajubia Goncalves

Monday Oct 18 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Maria.

Tuesday Oct 19 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Lencio Simon, death Anniversary and the soul of Maria Lê Thị Nhan 

Wednesday Oct 20 at 7:00 PM

  • For the intention of Fely de Guzman and family
  • For the soul of Alfred Gonzaga


The 2021 Project Advance Update: our parish has collected $43,909.28, a little over half way towards our parish goal of $80,000.  The parish rebate portion will go towards renovating the old rectory, the church altar and other small renovation projects in the church and school.  Pledges and donations can be made online, through the parish office or with the volunteers at the entrance of the Church.  Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support.

Synod Opening Mass: Pope Francis has announced a Synodal Process through which we are called to pursue a common mission.  It is an opportunity for us to walk together, list to one another in charity, and to hear what is on the hearts of our brothers and sisters. In recognition of this calling, our Archdiocese will participate with a special Mass at 2:30 on Sunday, October 24 at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. All are welcome to attend.

Keyboard players for our Parish: are needed for 2 English Masses (Saturday 5pm and Sunday 6pm). If you are able to help, please contact the choir leader of the Mass time that best fits your schedule. 

Mask mandate: All parish indoor gatherings, such as prayer groups, meetings, PREP, etc. are also covered by this new mask mandate.  Exemptions to the BC mask mandate are applicable and can be found in the BC Covid19 website.


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 www.rcav.org/sunday-offering and select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 

Formed.org: is a website that provides the very best Catholic content from over 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore and deepen their faith.  Our parish has an active subscription to this website and invites you to use this resource to learn more about our faith.


Into the Deep: A Reflection on Amoris Laetitia Archbishop Miller will speak on how the joyful and sacrificial love of marriage and family reflects the depth of God’s love for his people and plays a vital role in the Church’s evangelizing mission of sharing the Gospel to the world. Friday, October 29. Learn more at https://beholdvancouver.org/events

Ecumenical Faith Break - Overcoming Challenges Together: Join us for a time of conversation, reflection, and sharing the gifts of the Spirit amongst Christian communities. Bishop Gregory Mohr (ELCIC) and Archbishop Miller (RCAV) will be giving their reflection on Sat Oct 30. Learn more at https://beholdvancouver.org/events

Alpha Marriage Course: join us to strengthen your marriage by learning to communicate more effectively and resolving differences in a healthy way, starting on Mon, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. For more at beholdvancouver.org/events

All Saints' Day Mass with Archbishop Miller: Join us for All Saints’ Day Mass with Archbishop Miller at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani on Monday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events
All Souls' Day Mass: Join us for All Souls’ Day Mass at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani onTuesday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. More info at beholdvancouver.org/events
BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! beholdvancouver.org/events

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