29th Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

17/10 Monday: ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH [1] Ephesians 2.1-10 [Gospel] Luke 12.13-21

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

19/10 Wednesday: ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS [1] Ephesians 3.1-12 [Gospel] Luke 12.39-48

20/10 Thursday: ST. HEDWIG or ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE [1] Ephesians 3.13-21 [Gospel] Luke 12.49-53

21/10 Friday: [1] Ephesians 4.1-6 [Gospel] Luke 12.54-59

22/10 Saturday: ST. JOHN PAUL II [1] Ephesians 4.7-16 [Gospel] Luke 13.1-9

23/10 Sunday: 30th Sunday Ordinary Time [1] Sirach 35.15-17, 20-22 [2] 2 Timothy 4.6-8, 16-18 [Gospel] Luke 18.9-14


1. First Reading - Exodus 17.8-13

When has my persistent prayer for others helped them win the battle? How have other individuals, prayer partners or prayer groups helped me through their intercessions? How would I explain, from my experience, the interaction of prayer and God’s power?

Psalm 121: “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth”

2. Second Reading 2 Timothy 3.14-4.2

“Beloved: Continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” What influences and choices in my life have turned me away from faith in Christ, or towards him? How diligent have I been in seeking deeper understanding of childhood teachings? How diligent have I been in proclaiming and explaining the message?

“Alleluia! The world of God is living and active; it judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

3. Gospel Reading – Luke 18.1-8

What are my most fervent prayers to God these days? What cries for justice seem to need more prayer power? Why does Jesus call our attention to faith? What does his challenge ask of us, right now?

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 15 at 9AM

  • For the souls of Kamchara de Silva and Antonia Guinto

Saturday October 15 at 5PM

- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle Ester Blanco.

- For the soul of Giovanni Minicucci

Sunday October 16 at 8 AM.

  • For the souls of Paklo Cruz and Veronica Cruz

Sunday October 16 at 11:30 am.

  • For the intention of birthday. 

Sunday October 16 at 6pm

  • For the intention of Kevin’s good health and safety in Sweden

Monday October 17 at 8am

  • For the intention of Kevin’s good health and safety in Sweden

Tuesday October 18 at 8am

  • For the souls of Haidee Harper and Doxa C. Alves


*Attention all male parishioners ages 30 year and up - Do you think you God is calling you to serve as a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Vancouver?  Deacons are ordained not to the priesthood but for service.  Deacons are official teachers of the Gospel, they preside at celebrations of baptism, funerals, matrimony, and they visit the infirm, imprisoned, and needy.  If you think God may be calling you to discern the vocation of permanent deacon, the process begins by attending an information session on Saturday, November 5 at Christ the Redeemer Parish.  More information can be found on the posters in the Church entrance and on our parish website.

*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.

*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. 


*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.

*Advance Planning for Catholics

Plan for the future now so your children don’t have to worry later. This free presentation offers a Catholic perspective on advance care planning, estates, wills, legacy, meaningful funerals and memorialization. Our expert presenters will share wisdom and practical advice you need to plan ahead with peace of mind. It will be on Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Learn more and sign up at planning.rcav.org.

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