Friday 19 October 2012

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct 21, 2012


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.


Catholics Come Home 


Do you know someone who has left the practice of our Catholic faith?  Help invite and encourage your friends and loved-ones to come back to the Catholic Church.  In general, only 1 in 5 Catholics come to Sunday Mass.  To reach out to them, this Christmas, our diocese is partnering with Catholics Come Home to air inspiring TV commercials inviting those who are away from the faith to come back home to the Catholic Church.  More than 1,500 television commercials will air before Christmas through to late January.


Archbishop Michael Miller asks that you support this campaign with your prayers and with generous contributions.  Thank you for your support and may God bless you richly!


New Saints


This Sunday, Bl. Kateri Takakwitha (1656-1680) will be canonized in Rome, the first native to become saint in  the Catholic Church.  Archbishop Miller will celebrate Mass in the Holy Rosary Cathedral next Sunday (Oct 28) at 2:30 p.m., Everyone is welcome.

Also, Bl. Pedro Calungsod (1654-1672) from the Philippines will be canonized this Sunday.


Saints in heaven, pray for us!


World Mission Sunday

"The celebration of World Mission Sunday gives us the opportunity to reach out to more than two-thirds of the world's people who have yet to hear the Good News.  Moreover, we are all called upon to give our financial support for the mission of making Jesus known "to the ends of the earth"  The missionary work of the Church depends on each one of us.  In this special collection, please be as generous as your means allow.  Let us all continue to pray that we in the Archdiocese will be effective witnesses and courageous proclaimers of Jesus to our world."   ~ Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB


White Ribbon Against Pornography

Our parish's Catholic Women's League (English & Chinese) will be promoting the White Ribbon of Signatures Campaign on Oct 27 & 28 (next Sat & Sun) after Sunday 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.


Mass Attendance              Next Sunday, we will continue to take head count during Sunday Mass again.


ROSARY    October is the month of the Rosary.  You are invited to say Rosary together. Please come 25 minutes before every Sunday Masses(except 8:15 a.m.).


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.


"Man Alive"  a Vancouver Catholic Men's Conference  will be held on Oct 27 (Sat) at Centre of Performing Arts.  Tickets available from Knights of Columbus.  Seats are limited, early bird special $35 each, student at $25 each.  Please contact Michael at 778-834-3333 or Francis at 604-765-3121 for details.


Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB  A Benedictine monk, director of the World Community for Christian Meditation will hold a retreat at Star of the Sea Catholic School on Oct 27 & 28.  Cost $90, please contact, poster & registration forms at or call 604-538-7020.


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 workshop will be hosted at Our Lady of Mercy on Nov 13 (7 - 9 pm), St. Francis de Sales on Nov 15 (10 am - 12 noon) and Immaculate Conception, Vancouver on Nov 15 (7 - 9 pm). RSVP, please call 604-0281 or email


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