20/11 Monday:  1 Maccabees 1.10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64 [Gospel] Luke 18.35-43
21/11 Tuesday: THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY  2 Maccabees 6.18-31[Gospel] Luke 19.1-10
22/11 Wednesday: ST. CECILIA  2 Maccabees 7.1, 20-31 [Gospel] Luke 19.11-28
23/11 Thursday:  1 Maccabees 2.15-29 [Gospel] Luke 19.41-44
24/11 Friday: ST. ANDRE DUNG LAC AND COMPANIONS  1 Maccabees 4.36-37, 52-59 [Gospel] Luke 19.45-48
25/11 Saturday:  1 Maccabees 6.1-13 [Gospel] Luke 20.27-40
First Reading: Proverbs 31.10-13, 16-18, 20, 26, 28-31
How would I describe the characteristics of a capable and precious wife? What about a capable and precious husband? What contributions do my spouse and I bring to our marriage, and what are the fruits? How do we acknowledge each other? How do our children and others perceive the relationship?
Psalm 128: “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord.”
Second Reading: Thessalonians 5.1-6
What differences are there between being “children of the light and children of the day” compared to being “of the night or of darkness”? What do I need to do to be awake and be ready for the day of the Lord?
“Alleluia! Abide in me as I in you, says the Lord; my branches bear much fruit. Alleluia”
Gospel: Matthew 25.14-30
What gifts has God given me? How have these gifts or talents changed or developed over time? How have I been using what I have been given for the glory of God – or what will I say to him when he returns?
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
Sunday November 19 at 11:30 AM
- For the soul of Fredelino, Rosita, Benjamin Sr. Tordciuas, death anniversary.
Sunday November 19 at 6PM
- For the soul of Jose Medeiros
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.
*St. Joseph’s school: is now accepting registrations for kindergarten 2024-2025. Parishioners will have priority acceptance, applications are due by January 15, 2024. Children must be born in the year 2019 for kindergarten 2024 acceptance.
*Second collection: for Home Mission.
*Project Advance Campaign 2023: the parish has raised $60,755.00. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support to the parish set goal of $80,000.
* A major clean-up of our Church in preparation for Christmas Season: on Saturday, November 25 from 10am. All are welcome to help!
*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 Simbang Gabi Masses for December 15-23 will be a Bilingual Mass (English and Tagalog). 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.
* 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. 29/30) and our Open House on December 12th. Please visit https://stthomasmorecollegiate.ca/ for more info.
*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.
*Advent Retreat: Choose the Better Part Join us on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver for a transformative Advent retreat inspired by the words of Luke 10:41: "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” Registration is only $25 and for more info, please visit beholdvancouver.org/events.
* Archbishop's Annual Mass for Life
at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Saturday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m. We begin with the Rosary at 11:30 a.m. and then Mass, with a reception to follow.