November 6, 2022
32nd Sunday Ordinary Time Daily readings:
7/11 Monday:  Titus 1.1-9 [Gospel] Luke 17.1-6
8/11 Tuesday:  Titus 2.1-8, 11-14 [Gospel] Luke 17.7-10
9/11 Wednesday: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica  Ezekiel 47.1-2, 8-9, 12 or 1 Corinthians 3.9b-11, 16-17 [Gospel] John 2.13-22
10/11 Thursday: ST. LEO THE GREAT  Philemon 7-20 [Gospel] Luke 17.20-25
11/11 Friday: ST. MARTIN OF TOURS Remembrance Day  2 John 4-9 [Gospel] Luke 17.26-37
12/11 Saturday: ST. JOSAPHAT  3 John 5-8 [Gospel] Luke 18.1-8
REFLECTION ON THE READINGS
1. First Reading - 2 Maccabees 7.1-2, 7, 9-14
What kept the brothers so strong during their martyrdom, and what did they witness to their persecutors? How have questions, suffering, or persecution brought out my faith? What message do I give by my words and actions under pressure?
Psalm 17: “I shall be satisfied, Lord, when I awake and behold your likeliness”
2. Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 2.16-3.5
“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and the steadfastness of Christ.” How can we participate in the rapid spread of God’s word in our time when “not all have faith”? What temptations to give up do I face, and how do I counter them? Who in my life needs a boost of strength? How might I bring hope and comfort?
“Alleluia! “Jesus Christ is the firstborn of the dead, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.”
3. Gospel Reading – Luke 20.27-38
How do I picture the afterlife, with those who have gone before me? Which aspects of Church teaching seem clear to me, and which are more difficult to understand? What does Jesus emphasize for the doubting Sadducees? How does faith in the resurrection influence my day-to-day life?
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.
This week, there is a second collection for “Peter’s Pence”. All donations go towards assisting the Pope in providing aid for the many different needs of the Universal Church and relief for those most in need. Thank you for consideration and financial support.
Also, donations and pledges for the 2022 Project Advance Campaign are still acceptable. Thus far, our parish has raised $52,970. Our goal this year is $90,000.00 – we still have a long way to go. To those who have already contributed, we offer our sincerest gratitude. To those who have not, we kindly ask that you consider donating – any amount would be greatly appreciated. Your generosity will help with the various needs of our parish and other parishes in our archdiocese.
The Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province, in Houston-Texas, is inviting Catholic, single women (ages 17 to 33), who are praying about their vocation, to attend one of their “Come & See Vocation Discernment Retreats” in order to delve deeper in discerning God’s will in their lives. The retreat will provide an opportunity for young women to encounter Christ in the unique setting of a religious community. It will take place from December 16 – 20. Registration form and information can be found in houstondominicans.org.
Remembrance Day: Thursday, November 11 is a statutory holiday and the parish office will be closed. The 8 AM and 7 PM Mass will be celebrated as usual
November is a special month dedicated to remembering all those who have passed away. Please remember to pray for the souls of your loved ones and especially for all the forgotten souls in purgatory who have no one to pray for them.
*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.
Remembrance Day at Gardens of Gethsemani
Join us for Remembrance Day Mass at Gardens of Gethsemani followed by a short ceremony at the Veteran’s Cenotaph on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Learn more at rccav.org/events.
* Annual Gold Mass for Scientists at UBC
Science students, faculty and staff from UBC, SFU and other post-secondary institutions as well as scientists and science educators are invited to this Mass on Nov. 23. A lunch reception will follow in Plato's Cave adjacent to the church, hosted by St. Mark's. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org/events.