Friday 14 September 2012

English Bulletin - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 16, 2012


Commissioning of Catechists    This Sunday, our catechists have been commissioned to work for the Lord in our parish.  Please support them in your prayers.


The Great Adventure - Bible Study on Acts (The Spread of the Kingdom)   In the coming Year of the Faith, let us learn the faith from our Apostles through the Acts of the Apostles.  Class starts next Friday to Mar 22, 2013, every Fridays except First Friday.  Let us “Walk the Talk”.    $35 including workbook. Don’t miss this popular program.


Adult Catechism (RCIA) 2012-2013

For inquirers and Catholics preparing for confirmation.

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

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

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

Classes just started, please register as soon as possible.


Children Catechism  PREP in English classes for Gr 1-7 every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:15 pm have started, please register as soon as possible.  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)   Classes are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.    Registrations are still being accepted, please register as soon as possible.


Parish Saints   We will celebrate the Solemnity of Canadian Martyrs next week, Sep 22 & 23.  Special readings will be used.


Pro-life Mass Oct 6 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. Mass here followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and light refreshment.


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 theme for September “Apostle - St. Matthew”

*         Son of Alphaeus, brother of James the Less and Simon.

*         Tax collector.

*         Wrote the first Gospel in 50 AD.

*         He went to Palestine, Egypt, Ethiopia & Iran.

*         Martyred around A.D. 90 at the age of 90.

*         Feast day: Sep 21.


New Parish Website     We have recently redesigned our website, please check it.


Hands Reflexology Class     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: $139,168 (83.11%)


Every gift makes a difference - every gift counts.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds ~ Christopher Chan & Yanta Chan


Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose         “Being a Dynamic Catholic means knowing how to apply the incredible genius of Catholicism to our everyday lives. Come to this one day retreat hosted by New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly who will leave you energized, educated, and inspired.”   Oct 13 (Sat) 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at Star of the Sea Parish. Ticket $40, call 604-531-5739 or go to


Archbishop’s Dinner  will be held on Oct 25 (Thu) at Hyatt Regency Van.  Tickets at $150 each.  Order forms are available at  Please support this important ministry.


Annual Charismatic Conference - Healing Our Family    Speakers: Fr. Denis Phaneuf and Moira Noonan. 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.  More info at


Donations of items to Men’s Hostel   We are seeking coffee mugs, books, or men's XL clothing. Please contact them 604-443-3292 or

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