The Solemnity of Christ The King Bulletin

Daily readings:

21/11 Monday: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1] Revelation 14.1-3, 4b-5 [Gospel] Luke 21.1-4

22/11 Tuesday: ST. CECILIA [1] Revelation 14.14-19 [Gospel] Luke 21.5-11

23/11 Wednesday: ST. CLEMENT 1 or ST. COLUMBAN [1] Revelation 15.1-4 [Gospel] Luke 21.12-19

24/11 Thursday: ST. ANDREW DŨNG-LẠC & COMPANION [1] Revelation 18.1-2, 21-23; 19.1-3, 9a [Gospel] Luke 21.20-28

25/11 Friday: ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA [1] Revelation 20.1-4, 11-15; 21.1-2 [Gospel] Luke 21. 29-33

26/11 Saturday[1] Revelation 22.1-7 [Gospel] Luke 21.34-36

27/11 Sunday: 1ST Sunday of Advent [1] Isaiah 2.1-5 [2] Romans 13.11-14 [Gospel] Matthew 24.37-44


How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and power for ever and ever

1. First Reading - 2 Samuel 5.1-3

The Lord picked David, and the tribes of Israel accepted him as king. How do I decide on political leaders? What role does the Lord play in such decisions? How can we influence leaders in Church or state to conform to Christ as their model?

Psalm 122: “let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord”

2. Second Reading 2 Colossians 1.12-20

How do I envision Christ’s relationship to all creation as the King? Where do I fit in? What might my relationship with Christ, with others and with the rest of creation look like after this life on earth?

“Alleluia! “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; blessed is the kingdom of our father David.”

3. Gospel Reading – Luke 23.35-43

When have I mocked another as the leaders, soldiers or the first criminal mocked Jesus? When have I been struck by my sinfulness and the justice of the consequences? Hanging on the cross next to Christ, what do I want to say to him?

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 19 at 9 AM

  • For the souls of Ernest & Margaret Doe for the Holy Souls.
  • For the souls of Salvacion Javillo and Crisanta Santiago

Saturday November 19 at 5PM

  • For the souls of Rosita Tordecillas, Fredelino Tordecillas and Benjamin Tordecillas
  • For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle and Marlon Bayle.

Sunday November 20 at 8 AM.

  • For the soul of Anthony, Mary, Tiburcia Carlos and Todd Anderson

Sunday November 20 at 11:30 AM.

  • For the souls of Cecilia Atienza, Joaquin Queke, Amando Del Rosario and Maria Layln Franuelas

Monday November 21 at 8 AM.

  • For the soul of Rosario Sorongon

Tuesday November 22 at 8 AM.

  • For the souls of Ignacio, Rosita, Nicolas, Olivia Mapa.

Wednesday November 23 at 7 PM.

  • For the soul of Mora Bidar

Thursday November 24 at 8 AM.

  • For the soul of Anthony and Mary


This week, there is a second collection for “Home Missions”. All donations help support the 12 Catholic missions in First Nations communities throughout the Archdiocese, and the Apostleship of the Sea, serving seafarers who work on ships that visit our Vancouver harbour. Thank you for your consideration and financial support.

Donations and pledges for the 2022 Project Advance Campaign may also be made until the end of December. Our most sincere gratitude to those who have already contributed: pledges total a little over $53,000 so far, towards our goal of $90,000. If you are considering a donation, any amount would be greatly appreciated. Funds from this campaign will go towards renovating our Parish Altar backdrop and changing the carpeting. Thank you for your generosity.

*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 select St. Joseph, Van Offering. 


* 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

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

Prison Ministry Support and Development Day

This day is for current prison volunteers and those interested in learning more about the Archdiocese's prison ministry. We will have testimonies from those in prison, a keynote address by the Archbishop, and much more. Lunch is provided. Learn more and at

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