Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 28, 2012
Annual Solemn Exposition of the Eucharist Please sign up for an hour to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on Oct 30-Nov 1 (Tue-Thu) from 9 am to 12 noon.
First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Nov 2 (Fri). Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. Vocations hour at 6 pm, Benediction at 7:45 pm followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m. Please sign up at the Info Counter. Divine Mercy Devotion at 7:20 pm. Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.
Year of Faith Archbishop has written a Prayer for Evangelization marking the Year of Faith, prayer cards can be picked up at Info Counter. On it you will see Peter turning to Jesus in repentance and faith (Lk 5:1-11). The Archbishop encourages all individuals, groups and communities to recite this prayer, asking God for the conversion of hearts and minds.
Annual Mass for Deceased Bishops, Priests and Religious will be at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Nov 8 (Thu) 12:10 p.m. All parishioners are welcome.
Halloween It literally means the eve before the holy day of All Saints. Parents are reminded to help their children focus on the saints whose holy lives are worthy to be our inspirations.
Peter's Pence The 2nd collection next Sunday is for the charitable work of the Holy See. Visit vatican.va for its history. Please be generous.
White Ribbon Against Pornography
Our parish's Catholic Women's League (English & Chinese) will be promoting the White Ribbon of Signatures Campaign after Mass. Please support the national campaign by signing your name and postal code on the ribbon. The ribbon will be sent to Members of Parliament addressing our concern about the proliferation of internet pornography. Thank you for your support.
REMEMBRANCE OF ALL SOULS November is the month to remember all our departed family members, brothers & sisters and friends. Please pick the "All Souls Day Remembrance" envelopes and drop into the collection basket during mass or return to parish office. One mass per envelope will be offered except indicated.
Pray for our Faithful Departed ~ Roger Morisse
Youth Encounter for Teens Ages 15 to 19 Encounter Christ in yourself, others and community. Reflect on life and how God fits into your daily rush of family, friends, school and church. Join the Youth Ministry team of St. Nicholas for the Youth Encounter Retreat at Camp Squeah on Nov 2 - 4 (Fri-Sun). Call Jane Waldock at 778-997-4672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Catholic Apologetics Seminar Do you want to be equipped to defend your Faith? Are you eager to witness and explain your Faith? Presentation by outstanding speakers, Kyle Neilson - Director of the Office of Evangelization; Paved Reid - Director of Catholic Family Services and Graham Osborne - BC Catholic columnist and Catholic apologist. Saturdays, Nov 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary Parish, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver.
How to Pray for Your Sons, Daughters and Loved Ones Have your loved ones stopped practicing the faith? Do they no longer believe in God? Then this seminar is for you. Seminar by Vernon Robertson will be held at St. Francis de Sales Church, 6610 Balmoral St., Burnaby on Nov 16, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Nov 17, 10 am - 4 pm. Pre-register to receive your free manual at email@example.com or call 604-460-0114.
End-of-Life Planning Workshop Facilitated by the Respect Life Office and Catholic Health Association of BC, a panel discussion will be held on topics such as Advance Care Planning, Nutrition and Hydration and Palliative Care. Nov 8, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 6350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver. Call 604-683-0281 for more information.
Increase the Confidence, Competence and Commitment of your Ministry Join us for an informative session related to our prized Catholic Social Teaching principles. The Office of Service & Justice welcomes Shelley MacDonell, MRE who will lead us a discussion to the importance of Catholic Social Teaching and how they can mobilize your ministries and parish groups. The workshops will be hosted as follows:-
Nov 13 (7 - 9 pm) at Our Lady of Mercy,
Nov 15 (10 am - 12 noon) at St. Francis de Sales and Nov 15 (7 - 9 pm) at Immaculate Conception, Vancouver. Please call 604-0281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vocation Live-In for boys or young men interested in priesthood or the consecrated life. Nov 16-18 (Fri-Sun). Call 604-826-8975 Fr. Dumont.
St. Anthony of Padua School has limited spaces available from Kindergarten to Grade 7 for the school year 2012-13. Registration packages are available at St. Anthony of Padua School or on website www.stanthonyofpaduaschool.ca or call 604-261-4043 for more information.