30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

30/10 Monday: [1] Romans 8.11-17 [Gospel] Luke 13.10-17

31/10 Tuesday: [1] Romans 8.18-25 [Gospel] Luke 13.18-21

01/11 Wednesday: ALL SAINTS [1] Revelation 7.2-4, 9-14 [2] 1 John 3.1-3 [Gospel] Matthew 5.1-12a

02/11 Thursday: ALL SOULS’ DAY [1] Job 19.1, 23-27 [2] 1 Corinthians 15.20-23 [Gospel] John 12.23-26

03/11 Friday: [1] Romans 9.1-5 [Gospel] Luke 14.1-6

04/11 Saturday: ST. CHARLES BORROMEO [1] Romans 11.1-2a, 11-12, 25-29 [Gospel] Luke 14.1, 7-11

05/11 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time: [1]  Malachi 1.14-2.2, 8-10 [2] 1 Thessalonians 2.7-9, 13 [Gospel] Matthew 23.1-12

First Reading: Exodus 22.21-27

How do the Lord’s instructions apply in my life? Which of my contacts need special attention, as the Lord asks for resident aliens, widows, orphans and the poor? What further steps can I take to lovingly attend to people crying out to God, considering the many needs in the world?          

Psalm 18: “I love you, O Lord, my strength.”

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1.5c-10  

How has the influence of the Holy Spirit been manifested in my faith and the way I live it? How does my example as a Catholic Christian affect others?  

 “Alleluia! The one who loves me will keep my word and my Father will love him and we will come to him. Alleluia!”

Gospel: Matthew 22.34-40 

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” How does Jesus’ answer help guide my conscience in following the Ten Commandments and the precepts and teachings of the Church? What are my most difficult challenges in applying Jesus’ teaching?                    

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 Pope: We pray for the Holy Father; as he fulfills his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him, with the help of the Holy Spirit. guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world. 


Saturday October 28 at 9AM

  • Fot the souls of Ignacio, Rosita, Nicolas Mapa and Olivia Murillo

Saturday October 28 at 5PM

  • For the soul of Giovanni Minicucci, Felisa and Roberto Rebenito.

Sunday October 29 at 8 AM

  • For special intention for Tung and Truc’s family.
  • Thanksgiving Mass for Bella Monteiso’s birthday
  • For the soul of Juanito Alfonso, Anacleto, Basilia Gutiemez and Victoria Maranan

Sunday October 29 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Abel Antonio Moniz on his birthday
  • For the soul of Equardo, Benita Fasardo Alcantara, Crispin, Elmer and Amalia Bermundo.

Sunday October 29 at 6PM

  • Thanksgiving Mass, Petition Mass and all Holy souls.

Monday October 30 at 8AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Chirstine Aquino Reyes' birthday

Thursday November 02 at 8AM

  • For all the souls of Legionary Mary Queen of our Hearts in Holy Family Parish

Friday November 03 at 9AM

  • Thanksgiving Mass for Shalom Monteiso’s birthday

Saturday November 04 at 9AM

  • For the soul of Edna Macandog


*OPEN HOUSE: St. Joseph’s School at 3261 Fleming St, Vancouver, is having an Open House on Thursday November 9th from 9am to 1pm.  Tours of the school will be offered and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.  Consider a quality Catholic Education for your children and family.  Priority acceptance for St. Joseph Parishioner Families.

*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $53,320.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support to the parish set goal of $80,000.

*All Saints Day: on Wednesday November 01, English Mass at 7pm, Vietnamese Mass at 10:30am and 8:30pm.

*All Souls Day: on Thursday November 02, English Mass at 8am, Vietnamese Mass at 10:30am and 7pm.

* Visiting Cemetery on All Souls Day Thursday, November 2: after 8AM Mass at Ocean View Cemetery and after 10:30 AM Vietnamese Mass at Forest Lawn Cemetery. All are welcome to join and pray for the holy souls.

*Bible Study: The RCIA  group is conducting an 8 week sessions on the Quick Journey to the Holy Bible. It will be on Tuesdays 7pm to 8:30pm at the Church. All are invited to join.

*Food hamper program: Are you struggling to feed yourself or your family? Our next monthly food hamper will be available on Thursday November 9. Registration is required for new participants. To register, please come to St. Mark's Church basement (across the street) on Thursday November 2 between 5 and 7pm or call the parish office for more information.

Vocation Live-In in Seminary of Christ the King in Mission: There will be a Vocation Live-In on the weekend of November 4-5, 2023 at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC. For more information phone 604-826-8975 or email  [email protected]


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


*Eternal Rest: The Art of Dying Well Seminar Series: is a two-part video series examining our “very real questions about death. What happens when we die? How do we prepare for life to come? Join us on November 3 and 10 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.

*Spirit Day 2023Spirit Day is an annual one-day event designed for Grade 7 students of our Archdiocese! It is a celebration of faith designed to awaken the Holy Spirit in young people and get them excited about receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. On Saturday, November 4, OR Sunday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey. Spirit Day is also open to adult chaperones. Learn more, register as a group, or explore volunteer opportunities at  rcav.org/spiritday.

*The Twelfth Annual Archbishop's Dinner: On Thursday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.The Archbishop’s Dinner has become a way for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver to gather and to hear updates from our Archbishop on the activities of the past year and where we are headed in the next. Learn more and register at  rcav.org/dinner2023

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