33rd Sunday Of Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

14/11 Monday[1] Revelation 1.1-4; 2.1-5a [Gospel] Luke 18.35-43

15/11 Tuesday: ST. ALBERT THE GREAT [1] Revelation 3.1-6, 14-22 [Gospel] Luke 19.1-10

16/11 Wednesday: ST. MAGARET OF SCOTLAND or ST. GERTUDE [1] Revelation 4.1-11 [Gospel] Luke 19.11-28

17/11 Thursday: ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY [1] Revelation 5.1-10 [Gospel] Luke 19.41-44

18/11 Friday: The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul [1] 2 Revelation 10.8-11 [Gospel] Luke 19.45-48

19/11 Saturday: ST. JOSAPHAT [1] Revelation 11.4-12 [Gospel] Luke 20.27-40

20/11 Sunday: CHRIST THE KING [1] 2 Samuel 5.1-3 [2] Colossians 1.12-20 [Gospel] Luke 23.35-43


“Grant us, we pray, O Lord, our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author of all that is good.”

1. First Reading - Malachi 4.1-2

Arrogance or doing evil versus revering God’s name: what are my attitudes and how can I work on them, with the end in mind?

Psalm 98: “The Lord is coming to judge the peoples with equity”

2. Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 3.7-12

How do I spend my time? How much do I complain about work? What temptations do I have towards being idle or a busybody? What aspects of my daily work do I think of as service to God, and what else do I feel God is calling me to do?

“Alleluia! “Stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

3. Gospel Reading – Luke 21.5-19

We see many of the signs Jesus mentions in our world today. How do they affect the choices I make and why? Who/what are the voices leading us astray? What “temples” do I consider invincible? How have I been called to testify in this time and how did the Holy Spirit empower me for that?

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.


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.


Saturday November 12 at 5PM

  • For the souls of deceased of Legionaries.
  • For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Remelda Belisaria, and Elizabeth Bayle

Sunday November 13 at 8 AM.

  • For the soul of Anthony and Mary
  • For the soul of Joseph, 2 souls of Maria on their death anniversary, and all the souls of departed family members.
  • For the soul of Salvador Macarayan and all the deceased of Macarayan family


This week, there is a second collection for our Parish Building Fund. All donations go towards various maintenance and upgrades in our Church. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support.

All our parishioners are encouraged to visit Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish to view the “Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit”. The Exhibit is the creation of Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager who died in 2006 and was beatified Oct. 10, 2020, in Assisi. Carlos Acutis, enjoyed gaming computer programming, loved soccer and the Eucharist. Pope Francis referred to him as a model of holiness in a digital age. This exhibit is an unforgettable and moving educational experience that brings attention to the power of the Eucharist and to Jesus’ real presence in it. While walking through it, you can see photographs and images alongside detailed descriptions of each miracle. The event will be open to the public Friday, November 18 from 3:00pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 19 from 12:00-4:00 pm, and 6:00-8:00 pm. Sunday, November 20 from 9:30am -2:00 pm. This exhibit is “free of charge” and all are welcome. Please contact Our Lady of Fatima Parish for more information.

Our parish Youth and Young Adults group is hosting a fundraising event today. Baked goods and hot chocolate are available for purchase after Mass. Funds raised will go towards activities that help develop their Catholic faith and deepen their relationship with God. Thank you for supporting our Youth and Young Adults.

The funeral Mass of Eduardo Escaler will be held at our parish on November 19. The funeral starts with viewing at 10 AM and the Mass comes after at 10:30 AM. 

*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 can 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. 


Aid to the Church in Need - Red Wednesday in Canada

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. We want people to take a stand for their faith, and more broadly, for religious freedom. Learn more at Red Wednesday – ACN Canada (acn-canada.org)

* 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.

* Working Towards Freedom - Anti Human Trafficking 

This webinar on Nov. 24 is hosted by the Catholic dioceses of Vancouver, Victoria and Saskatoon, and is designed for clergy, religious, diocesan or parish staff and volunteers, educators, members of the Catholic Women’s League or Knights of Columbus, and anyone who wishes to learn more about human trafficking. Learn more and at beholdvancouver.org/events.

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