31/10 Monday: ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET  Revelation 7.2-4, 9-14 [Gospel] Luke 14.12-14
1/11 Tuesday: SOLEMNITY All Saints
 Revelation 7.2-4, 9-14  1 John 3.1-3 [Gospel] Matthew 5.1-12a
2/11 Wednesday: All Souls’ Day  Job 19.1, 23-27  1 Corinthians 15.20-23 [Gospel] John 12.23-26
3/11 Thursday: ST. MARTIN DE PORRES  Philippians 3.3-8a [Gospel] Luke 15.1-10
4/11 Friday: ST. CHARLES BORROREO  Philippians 3.17-21; 4.1 [Gospel] Luke 16.1-8
5/11 Saturday:  Philippians 4.10-19 [Gospel] Luke 16.9-15
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading - Wisdom 11.22-12.2
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 34: “The poor one called and the Lord heard”
2. Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 1.11-2.2
“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! In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.”
3. Gospel Reading – Luke 9.1-10
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,
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (November)
For children who suffer: We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Fiday November 04 at 9am
- For the souls of Isidore Fernando and Anna Fernando
Saturday October 29 at 9AM
- For all the souls of Colot family
- Thanksgiving Mass, Petition Mass and for the Holy souls
Saturday October 29 at 5PM
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle and Elizabeth Bayle.
Sunday October 30 at 8 AM.
- For the souls of Gjon Rasi and Jose Aiquiana
Sunday October 30 at 11:30 am.
- For the souls of Abel Antonio Moniz, Lilibet Villanueva for Death Anniversary
- Thanksgiving Mass for Birthday of Christine Reyes.
Sunday October 30 at 6pm
- For the soul of Elenita Danao Narciso and Catalino Santos
Monday October 31 at 8am
- For the intention for Katheleen’s safe and healthy pregnancy.
Tuesday November 01 at 8am
- For all the souls in all departed Legions of Mary, Queen of Hearts and in all departed of Gines family.
- Thanksgiving Mass
Thursday November 03 at 8am
- For the soul of Consolacion Monzon_Death Anniversary
Next weekend, October 29 and 30, Michael from Bethlehem will be here in our parish selling religious olive wood articles. These articles are hand crafted by Christians in the Holy Land who are seeking your support to stay rooted in the Land of Christ as their numbers have dropped to less than 1%. Your purchase helps in preserving a local cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost as a more Christians feel pressured to leave their homeland for economic and political reasons. These religious articles can be used as gifts for Christmas, Easter, Baptism, and many other Christian occasions.
*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.
All Souls’ Day Mass with Archbishop Miller
Join us for Holy Mass as we pray for our loved ones with Archbishop Miller. It will be at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani on Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m. Learn more at rccav.org/events.
Aid to the Church in Need - Red Wednesday in Canada
Aid to the Church in Need is particularly concerned with the poor, oppressed, or persecuted communities. Red Wednesday on Nov. 16 is an event aimed at highlighting the persecution and injustice suffered by Christians, while promoting respect and tolerance between people of different religions. Learn more at can-canada.org/red-wednesday
* Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care
The toolkit seeks to empower and educate parishioners and address questions surrounding palliative care, dying, death, suffering and bereavement in a holistic fashion. Join us for this interactive day of prayer, videos and discussion on palliative care and the Church’s teaching on end of life on Nov. 12 from 9:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.