Friday 7 September 2012

English Bulletin - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sep 9, 2012


The Great Adventure - Bible Study on Acts (The Spread of the Kingdom) is now accepting registrations.  In the coming Year of the Faith, let us learn the faith from our Apostles through the Acts of the Apostles.  Class starts from Sep 21, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013, every Fridays except First Friday.  Let us "Walk the Talk"    $35 including workbook.


Adult Catechism (RCIA) 2012-2013

For inquirers and Catholics preparing for confirmation.

In Cantonese          from Sep 12  (every Wednesday) 7-9 p.m.

In English                from Sep 13 (every Thursday)     7-8:30 p.m.

In Mandarin           from Sep 15 (every Saturday)     3-5 p.m.


Children Catechism (PREP) in English classes for Gr 1-7 will start on Sep 12 (every Wed) from 7:00 - 8:15 pm. It is the parents' duties to send their children to be formed in faith, including First Communion and Confirmation.


YFFP (PREP for Secondary School  Students) is now accepting registrations for next school year 2012-13.  Classes will be held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Please register at the Info Counter.


Liturgy of Word for Children will resume next  week Sep 15 & 16.  Parents are encouraged to send their children to this liturgy service during Mass.


Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Symptoms of a Culture of Death

And let us have no illusions!  No matter what the promoters of euthanasia and assisted suicide might say, the slippery slope has proven to exist in countries and states that have legalized these deadly practices.  The safeguards originally put in place are sooner or later ignored and the most threatened people are the sick, the aged, the disabled and the depressed.  One example: a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (May 2010) indicates that 32% of all euthanasia deaths in the Flanders (Belgium), between June and November 2007, were done without request or consent.

Contact Catholic Organization for Life and Family 604-241-9461 ext. 161 or


CWL "A Glimpse of Africa"   is a fund-raising event for charity on Oct 6 (Sat) at 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. featuring African dance, songs and food.  Tickets at $25 each are available after Mass.


Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Sep 14 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


Church Floor   A cleaning company has given our floor a facelift.  In using the facility, please exercise good stewardship and do not drag tables or chairs.  Keep the church a clean and tidy place of worship.


Knights of Columbus is proud to announce the launch of the movie about the importance of the freedom of religion "The Greater Glory" soon in Canada.  Stay tuned for detail of the show time or DVD release.


Hands Reflexology Class will be held on Saturday, Sep 22 to Oct 13, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Massaging the hands to improve your health.  Please call Mabel for registration from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or 604-808-9600 after 10:00 a.m.


Project Advance

-Parish goal: $168,000, of which $39,000 goes to the Archdiocese and $129,000 for debt repayment.

-Suggestion: $432 for each family or $36/month for 12 months.

          1. Take a pocket flyer home; or

          2. Go online

-Pledge up to-date: $138,386 (82.37%)

Every gift makes a difference - every gift counts.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds

Eddy Kwong-Hang Ho & Mable Mei-Po Ting

Rahul Raj Coelho & Yalda Asadian


Archbishop's Dinner  This fundraiser for Catholic charitable causes will be held on Oct 25 (Thu) at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.  Tickets at $150 each can be purchased single or a table of 10 /11.  Order forms are available from your parish office or visit  Please tick the box on the order form by your name to receive a charitable tax receipt (about $60), which will be issued in Nov.  Support this important ministry and come together as a community of faith.


Annual Charismatic Conference - Healing Our Family    Speakers: Fr. Denis Phaneuf and Moira Noonan on Intergenerational Healing of the Family, will take place on Sep 21 (Fri), 7 pm and Sep 22 (Sat), 9 am at 2700 E Broadway, Vancouver.  Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB will celebrate closing Mass on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Tickets $10.  Contact Lennie David 604-597-8227.  All are welcome.  More information at


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