Friday 9 November 2012

English Bulletin - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Nov 11, 2012


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.


Clergy Study Week     Fr. Chu will be away from Tuesday to Friday.  Daily Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Francis Chang.  Please continue to pray for your priests.


Home Mission      will be collected on Nov 18 (next Sun).  Please support.


Thank You for the Support of Catholics Come Home Appeal    Thank you for your contributions to the Catholics Come Home Appeal.  We have collected a total of $12,340.00  If you missed the special collection, ask for an envelope at your parish office.  Donation envelopes will be placed out again when the TV commercials start to air in mid-December.  Your support helps invite all those not actively practicing their Catholic faith to come back.  What better way is there to celebrate The Year of Faith!


"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.


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.


Project Advance         Thank you to the parishioners who answered the call of Project Advance to "Share with Joy"  Your donations strengthen our diocese and our parish.  You have received blessings in your life from God and that you want to share the blessings with others.  Donations are still accepted and encourage those who have not yet participated.  Please simply go online to or contact Parish Office.


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.


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, November 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Kim Parish in Surrey and Tuesday, November 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.


Richmond Right to Life Society's Annual General Meeting   will be held on 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.  All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.


Increase the Confidence, Competence and Commitment of your Ministry 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


Canadian Chinese Marriage Encounter Assn. 16th Anniversary       Thanksgiving Mass by the Archbishop.   Nov 18 (Sun) at St. Francis Xavier Church.  AGM: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Mass at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Cost: $38 ($20 Tax receipt from Archdiocese Vancouver).  To purchase dinner ticket call Goretti 604-275-8894.


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 or call 604-460-0114.


Life in Love Workshop     God is Love.  Guilt, blame, revenge, sadness, frustration and all other negative emotions are gone when you live your life in Love.  Come and learn more at this inspiring workshop!  Nov 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Parish, 330 Royal Avenue, New Westminster.  To register call 778-239-7996 or email to


Concert at Holy Rosary Cathedral   Montreal soprano Kerry-Anne Kutz & Holy Rosary Cathedral Organist Denis Bedard in concert.  Works ranging from Baroque to 21st century, including Buxtehude and Bedard.  Giant screen.  Nov 16 at 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral.  Tickets $20; seniors and students $15.

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