13/11 Monday:  Wisdom 1.1-7 [Gospel] Luke 17.1-6
14/11 Tuesday:  Wisdom 2.23-3.9 [Gospel] Luke 17.7-10
15/11 Wednesday: Wisdom 6.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 17.11-19
16/11 Thursday:  Wisdom 7.22-8.1 [Gospel] John 17.20-25
17/11 Friday: ST. ELIZABETH  Wisdom 13.1-9 [Gospel] Luke 17.26-37
18/11 Saturday:  Wisdom 18.14-16; 19.6-9 [Gospel] Luke 18.1-8
First Reading: Wisdom 6.12-16
When have I recently longed for wisdom, to find my way through a challenging problem or circumstance? How did I try to deal with the challenge? What have I learned about wisdom from my experiences, and what insights does this reading give?
Psalm 63: “My soul thirsts for you, O Lord my God.”
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
The Thessalonians thought Christ’s final coming might be during their lifetime. What is my understanding of life after death and Christ’s final coming? How does this affect my way of life and my attitude to death? What words of encouragement can I share with people weighed down by a culture of death?
“Alleluia! Keep awake and be ready: you do not know when the Son of Man is coming. Alleluia”
Gospel: Matthew 25.1-13
In everyday practical matters what kind of bridesmaid am I? How does that compare to my attention to the spiritual life and preparation for the Lord’s coming? How will I make sure to have enough oil for my lamp for when the Bridegroom comes?
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, Caroline Bayle.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (November)
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.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday November 11 at 9AM
- Thanksgiving Mass
Saturday November 11 at 5PM
- For the soul of Florida and Eleuterio Tangonan
Sunday November 12 at 8 AM
- For the soul of Gines’ family, other relatives and all the Holy Souls.
Sunday November 12 at 6PM
- For the soul of Jose Medeiros
Monday November 13 at 8AM
- For the soul of the Strong’s family
Wednesday November 15 at 7pm
- For all the souls of Reglina’s family, relatives and friends.
Installation Mass: for our Pastor, Father Minh Doan will be celebated on December 31 at 11:30AM by the Archbishop Michael Miller , followed by a reception at the school gym. All are welcome.
*Second collection: for Building Fund.
*Priests Study week: from November 13 to 17, Masses will be celebrated as usual except that there is no school Mass at 9am on Friday, November 17.
*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $59,955.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support to the parish set goal of $80,000.
*A Special Vietnamese Mass for all the souls at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey: on Saturday November 18 at 11AM. The bus will depart at 9:30am so please arrive at the church at 9am.
*Altar Server’s Meeting: All current altar servers are invited to attend the meeting on Saturday November 25 from 12pm to 2pm. Parents with children who have already received their First Holy Communion, are encouraged to bring their children to this workshop to see if their children are interested in becoming altar servers.
*“Simbang Gabi”, a traditional Filipino 9-day Mass to celebrate the Christmas Season, will take place in our Parish from December 15-23. All are welcome to attend. Coordinators of this event are looking for sponsors for each Mass. Please speak with Cathy, Noel or any PPC member if you are interested or would like more information.
*The Parish Office will be closed on Monday November 13th in observance of Remembrance Day. 8AM Mass will be celebrated as per the regular schedule.
* 2024 Donation envelope: is ready for pick-up at the church entrance
Donations: To donate online go to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
*St. Patrick Regional Secondary: Our annual Open House will be on Tuesday, November 21. Our application will be available online by December 1, 2023. Please visit https://stpats.bc.ca/ for more info.
*St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC): come join our new Parent Information Nights (Nov. 15/16 and Nov. 29/30) and our Open House on December 12th. Please visit https://stthomasmorecollegiate.ca/ for more info.
*Catechists' Evening with Archbishop Miller: Come and join the hundreds of catechists in the Archdiocese of Vancouver for this annual event where Archbishop on Friday, November 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Vancouver. Cost is $5. Registration deadline: Monday, November 13. Register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
* White Mass for Health Care Workers
The Catholic Physician's Guild invites you to join the White Mass for Health Care Workers November 18 at 5:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver. Mass is followed by dinner and discussion in the Rosary Hall beside the Cathedral. For more info and register, please visit beholdvancouver.org/events.
*Canadians for a Synodal Church
Join us for an exploratory conversation with Most Reverend Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver, Sr. Elizabeth Davis, RSM, Sisters of Mercy, Newfoundland, Ms. Catherine Clifford, Theologian, St. Paul University, Ottawa
on Wednesday, November 22, at 3:30 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.*Catholic Prison Ministry Volunteer Support and Development Day: Join Archbishop Miller on Sat, November 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Kim Parish in Surrey to learn more about the Prison Ministry in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Free and open to all aged 19 and above. Registration deadline: Thursday, November 16. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.