Friday 16 November 2012

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Nov 18, 2012



Parish theme for November ~ "Apostle - St. Matthias"

*         Replace Judas as he was with the apostles from the baptism of John and had witnessed the Resurrection of Jesus.

*         He was chosen by lot after the apostles prayed to God.

*         One early church father said he had been one of the Seventy.   Another thinks he is Zacchaeus of Jericho.

*         Matthias was only mentioned once in the entire New Testament.

*         Possibly he ministered in Armenia before martyred in Jerusalem in 51 AD.

*         Patron saint of alcoholic and against alcoholism.

*         In art is represented with a cross and a halberd, the instruments of his death as martyr.

*         Feast day: May 14.


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 at the Info Counter.


Home Mission      will be collected this Sunday.  Please support.


Parish Pastoral Council    will be held on Nov 23 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


"I Believe in Christmas"      You are all invited to this singing celebration with witnesses at the Parish Hall on Dec 15 (Sat) at 7:30 p.m.  Please bring your families and friends, and/or donation for CWL's Food Bank Drive.  Come and join the music!


Catholic Movie        All are invited to a free movie on the Life of Pope John Paul II on Dec 1 (Sat), 1:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall.


Knights of Columbus

"What it means to me?" Advent Retreat will be held at St. Monica Parish on Dec 1 (Sat) from 9:30 a.m.  Cost $15 each including lunch.  Please contact Michael Wong at 778-834-3333 for tickets.

Charity Appeal Raffle Tickets is available at $2 each.  The proceeds go to support Provincial and Local Charities.  Early bird in January!  Tickets available after Mass.


White Ribbon Against Pornography        Thank you for all parishioners supporting the White Ribbon of Signatures Campaigns on Oct 27 & 28.  We have collected 717 signatures and our Catholic Women's League will send the ribbon to the Member of Parliament for Richmond voicing our concern.


"YOUCAT" is a catechism in color which is recommended by our Archbishop to everyone to consolidate our faith this year.  We have a second order and is now available at our gift shop at $12.


Project Advance      Donations are still accepted and encourage those who have not yet participated.  Please simply go online to or contact Parish Office.


Permanent Deacon    The Archdiocese will soon be accepting applications for a second group of men wishing to explore the call to be Permanent Deacons. Archbishop Miller will speak at two information sessions: Sunday, Nov 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Kim Parish in Surrey and Tuesday, Nov 20, at 8:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Vancouver.   All interested men and their wives are encouraged to find out more about this vocation and the formation process.


Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter Assn. 16th Anniversary       Thanksgiving Mass by the Archbishop.   Nov 18 (Sun) at St. Francis Xavier Church.  Mass at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Cost: $38.


Richmond Right to Life Society Annual General Meeting   Nov 19 (Mon) at 7:30 p.m. at the Tapestry Church 9280 No. 2 Rd.,  Jennifer La Rosa, the president of UBC Lifeline will be the guest speaker.


UBC attendees        St. Marks College and Corpus Christi College Campus Ministry invite you to attend Mass at UBC Student Union Building, Rm 207 on Nov 23, 12:10 pm.


Catholic Forum   Invites you to explore Saints and the Universal Call to Holiness: Vatican II and its Legacy.  Guest speaker is Dr. Christophe Potworowski, professor of Redeemer Pacific College.  Nov 27 (Tue) at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church.  Visit for more info.


Unmasking Choice  Stephanie Gray, co-founder and executive director of Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, will speak on pro-life apologetics and strategy at St. Paul Parish on Dec 4 (Tue) at 7:30 p.m.  Interested please call Caroline at 604-272-1155 for more info.


Advent Retreat        by Bishop Ronald Gilmore and Jacqueline Loh at St. Mary Church on Dec 8 (Sat), 8:30 am. - 4:30 pm. Tickets $10, contact

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