31st Sunday In Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

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

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

03/11 Wednesday: ST. MARTIN DE PORRES [1] Romans 13.8-10 [Gospel] Luke 14.25-33

04/11 Thursday: ST. CHARLES BORROMEO [1] Romans 14.7-12 [Gospel] Luke 15.1-10

05/11 Friday: [1] Romans 15.14-21 [Gospel] Luke 16.1-8

06/11 Saturday: [1] Romans 16.3-9, 16, 22-27 [Gospel] Luke 16.9-15

07/11 Sunday:  Thirty-second Sunday in OT [1] 1 Kings 17.10-16 [2] Hebrews 7.23-28 [Gospel] Mark 12.28-34


1. First Reading Deuteronomy 6.2-6

“May you and your children and your children’s children fear the Lord your God all the days of your life; and keep all his decrees and his commandments that I am commanding you, so that your days may be long.” What did I learn through the stories and actions of my parents and grandparents about God and about religious practice? How did they influence the development of my current relationship to God? How am I encouraging my children and grandchildren to grow in love of God? 

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

2. Second Reading Hebrews 7.23-28

In contrast to the human weaknesses of priests of the old covenant, in Christ we are blessed with a perfect “high priest” whose self-offering promises salvation through all time. What are my expectations for bishops and priests? When these expectations are exceeded or disappointed, how does it affect my attitude to Christ and his Church?            

Alleluia! Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.” 

3. Gospel Reading Mark 12.28-34

“Which commandment is the first of all?” What challenges do I have in interpreting the commandments? How do I use Jesus’ summary of the commandments to guide my decisions in daily life? When do I have the greatest difficulty in prioritizing love of God and love of neighbour over other considerations?

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.


People Who Suffer from Depression: We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.


Saturday Mass Oct 30 at 9AM:

  • Mass intention for birthday of Christine Reyes
  • For the soul of Justina Ison and Efren Lozano.

Saturday Mass Oct 30 at 5 PM.

  • For the soul of Paul Modder, Wilfan Martin, Leonardo Tolentino, Giovanni Minicucci, Teresa Fan and Jose Medeiros.

Sunday Mass Oct 31 at 8:00 AM

- For the soul of Dominador Juco Jr. Death anniversary and Edgar Leonardo

Sunday Mass Oct 31 at 11:30 AM

  • For the soul of Abel Antonio Moniz and Theresia Luyten

Sunday Mass Oct 31 at 6PM

  • For the soul of Anibal Gaspar.

Monday Nov 1 at 8AM

  • For the souls of Legionary members and Edgar Leonardo.
  • Thanksgiving Mass 

Tuesday Nov 2 at 8AM

- For the soul of Chito Reyes, Edgar Leonardo, Gioavanni Minicucci, Toni Municucci, Geogia Minicucci, Vince Minicucci and Seme Valerete and all the souls.

Wednesday Nov 3 at 7 PM

  • For the soul of Edgar Leonardo and Theresia Luyten

Thursday Nov 4 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Edgar Leonardo and Jeanne Gloanec

Friday Nov 5 at 8AM

  • For the soul of Edgar Leonardo

Saturday Nov 6 at 9AM

  • For the soul of Edgar Leonardo and Norby Rivera, 4th year death anniversary.


The Mother of the Divine Mercy Praesidium, Junior Legion of Mary (6-17 years old) will resume their first weekly meeting on Nov. 7, 2021, Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Church Basement. For more info, please contact Cristy Chua, President at 604-325-3909.

November is the month dedicated to remembering all those who have passed on before us.  November 1st is All Saint’s Day and November 2nd is All Soul’s Day.  From November 1st to the 8th, we are encouraged to visit a Cemetery and to pray for the dead each day in order to receive Plenary Indulgences for ourselves or for our loved ones who have passed away.  

A Keyboard player for our Parish is needed for Sunday 6pm English Masses. If you are able to help, please contact the choir leader of the Mass time that best fits your schedule. 


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. 


All Saints' Day Mass with Archbishop Miller: at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani on Mon, Nov. 1 at 6pm 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 onTues, Nov.2 at 11am. More info at beholdvancouver.org/events

Mass for Deceased Bishops, Clergy, and Consecrated Men and Women: will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 12pm. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events

Monthly Rosary Walk at Gardens of Gethsemani: Join Gardens of Gethsemani staff and community to pray for our loved ones and all those buried at Gardens on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10am. More info at beholdvancouver.org/events

Monthly Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil: on Sunday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m. More info at beholdvancouver.org/events

At Table with Saint Dominic: Join the Dominican friars, nuns, sisters, and laity of Vancouver as we celebrate the 800th Jubilee of the "Dies Natalis" of St. Dominic at St. Mary's Church in Vancouver on Sat, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m .More info and register at beholdvancouver.org/events

Saint Joseph and Saint Francis: Join Sister Angela Marie to explore the lives of Saint Joseph and Saint Francis and the ways in which they can lead us to holiness on Sat, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. More info at beholdvancouver.org/events

Bible for Beginners: on Saturdays starting November 6 at 5:30 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events

Go to Joseph: Looking to St. Joseph in Life and in Death: on Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.

The Letters of Saint Paul: Paul Heals a Divided Community: Join us as we explore how Paul’s writings to build unity among followers of Jesus on Sat Nov.13 at 7pm. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/eventsBEHOLD: 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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