08/11 Monday:  Wisdom 1.1-7, [Gospel] Luke 17.1-6
09/11 Tuesday:  Ezekiel 47.1-2, 8-9,12,  1 Corinthians 3.9b-11, 16-17 [Gospel] John 2.13-22
10/11 Wednesday: ST. LEO THE GREAT  Wisdom 6.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 17.11-19
11/11 Thursday: ST. MARTIN OF TOURS  Wisdom 7.22-8.1 [Gospel] Luke 17.20-25
12/11 Friday: ST. JOSAPHAT  Wisdom 13.1-9 [Gospel] Luke 17.26-37
13/11 Saturday:  Wisdom 18.14-16; 19.6-9 [Gospel] Luke 18.1-8
14/11 Sunday: Thirty-third Sunday in OT  Daniel 12.1-3  Hebrews 10.11-14, 18 [Gospel] Mark 13.24-32
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading 1 Kings 17.10-16
What do I feel I need to keep for myself, and how much do I dare to give away? If I had been close to starvation, like the widow, how would I have responded to Elijah’s request? When have I placed my trust in God through desperate circumstances and what happened? What unexpected blessings have I received?
Psalm 146: “Praise the Lord, O my soul!”
2. Second Reading Hebrews 9.24-28
How would I explain the concept that Christ “appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself”? If Christ has already borne “the sins of many”, what are my responsibilities in terms of sins I commit during my life? How do I feel about Christ’s second coming? Who will be saved? What are my chances?
“Alleluia! Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”
3. Gospel Reading Mark 12.38-44
How might Jesus’ description of me compare to his description of the scribes? How might he comment on my contributions to the church and other organizations? When giving my time, talent, and treasure, how do I balance my own needs and the needs of others? What adjustments is God asking me to make at this time?
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.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (November)
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.
INTENSION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday Mass Nov 6 at 9AM:
- For the soul of Beolito Tatad.
Saturday Mass Nov 6 at 5 PM.
- For the soul of Pablo Salen and Alicia Bayle
Sunday Mass Nov 7 at 8:00 AM
-For the soul of Lita Chua
Sunday Mass Nov 7 at 11:30 AM
- For the soul of Elmer, Crispin, Amalia Bermundo and Florante Mori.
- Thanksgiving mass of Remedios Bermundo.
Sunday Mass Nov 7 at 6PM
- For the soul of Anibal Gaspar, Prescilla Dela Torre, Generoso Dela Torre and Leopoldo Dacillo.
Monday Nov 8 at 8AM
- For the soul of Lourdes Caspellan, 1st year death anniversary.
- For the souls of Mary, Mary Nguyễn Thị Ngân and all souls in Ngo’s family.
The second collection: for “Peter’s Pence”. Funds collected go towards supporting the Pope intending to the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need. Thank you for your generosity.
The 2021 Project Advance Update: our parish has collected $ 50,191.18, bringing us closer to our $80,000.00 goal. Donations and pledges will be taken until the end of the year. Thank you for your financial support which helps our parish community thrive.
Remembrance day: Thursday, November 11 is a statutory holiday and the parish office will be closed. The 8am and 10:30am Mass will be celebrated as usual.
Open House: St. Joseph Elementary school is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, November 17 from 9am until 1pm. All are welcome to visit the school and see all the wonderful works by students and staff. Information and registration packages will be available during this time. Please share this information with friends and family.
The Parish Young Adults: is hosting a discussion on apologetics in the Church basement at 7pm on Sunday, November 14th. All youth and young adults are invited.
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.
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/events
St. Monica's Mission Holy Hour join our monthly Holy Hours on the Third Friday of November 19 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events
Remembrance Day Mass at Gardens of Gethsemani: at the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Thursday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.
Mass Wedding Information Session: join us on Sunday, November 21 at 12:15 p.m. to see how you can be part of the Mass Wedding to be officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB on June 11th, 2022 at St. Paul’s Church, Richmond. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events
Into the Deep: Prayer as Recollection: Contemplation as Freedom
Join Dr. Michael Higgins on Friday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. to get some key ideas on our Advent journey this year.Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events
Novena for the Closing of the Year of St. Joseph: Join us on Tuesday November 30, 2021, to pray a Novena to Saint Joseph as a way of preparing for the Act of Consecration on December 8, 2021, the closing of the Year of Saint Joseph. Register and learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events
BEHOLD: Be sure to sign up and check this new archdiocesan portal for spiritual writing, workshops, events and other links! beholdvancouver.org/events