Friday 7 December 2012

English Bulletin - 2nd Advent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

2nd Sunday of Advent – December 9, 2012



Advent Confession  December 19 (Wed) to 21 (Fri).  Every evening at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in every parish in Richmond. 


Christmas Mass


Dec 24 (Mon)          8:00 p.m.      Family Mass (Trilingual )

                              11:00 p.m.    Christmas Mass (Trilingual)


Dec 25 (Tue)           9:30 a.m.      Mass in Chinese

                              11:30 a.m.    Mass in English


Rite of Welcoming   Please pray for our candidates who are uncatechized Catholics and those baptized Christians preparing for reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church today.  May God enlighten their heart and strengthen their will to follow Him.



I Believe in Christmas”


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


Almsgiving in Christmas


To Love is to Give” Food Drive    One person, one canned food! Catholic Women’s Leagues (Chinese) is running a Food Drive for the Richmond Food Bank.  Collection boxes will be located next to the Parish Gift Shop, and counter will be set up on Sunday.  Please drop off non-perishable food items.


Cantonese Youth Group    invites all youths to serve at “The Door is Open” on Christmas Day (Dec 25).  This organization helps prepare meals for those in need.  If interested, please contact Kenneth at Please also pray and offer financial support to the new kitchen and dining hall in order to meet the needy.


Candy bags for Agape  Need your volunteers hours? Join us and pack candy on Dec 10 (Mon) 7-9 at our library.


Donations to the Men’s Hostel    During winter season, about 100 men stay at the hostel on daily basis.  Donation of coffee mugs, winter socks and underwear are needed.  Please call 604-443-3292 or email


Thinking of Seafarers        Love is needed for those overseas seafarers who spend their Christmas in Vancouver.  Donation in supporting “Missions to Seafarers” initiative to bring a gift to the sailors.  Please call 604-682-6774 or on at


Gift Shop - Your Christmas Shopping Stop

1.       “YOUCAT” a colour catechism recommended by our Archbishop. $12.

2.       Inspiring talks in CDs, $4 each.


Parish theme for December ~ Apostle - St. John”

*         Son of Zebedee, brother of James the Greater.

*         Born in Bethsaida.

*         Fisherman.

*         The Fourth Gospel describes him to be the “disciple whom Jesus loved.”

*         Stood at the foot of the cross with Mother of Jesus.

*         St. Paul listed him as one of the pillars of the Jerusalem community.

*         The centre theme of his gospel is Love.

*         Believed to write the Book of Revelation.

*         He went to Palestine, & Asia Minor for evangelization.

*         Died in A.D. 100 at the age of 97.

*         The only apostle who did not suffered from martyrdom.

*         Feast day: Dec 27.


Catholics Come Home Ads begin Dec. 13!        Six weeks of compelling television commercials will begin airing from December 13 on CityTV, CTV, Global, and Chinese television, inviting viewers to ‘come home’ to Christ and the Church.  For a fruitful harvest, you are invited to:-

1.       pray and fast for those you know who have stopped practicing their faith.

2.       Hand out the “We Miss You” leaflet as an invitation.

3.       Say a friendly hello to unfamiliar faces in church.

To view the commercials and for more information about this initiative, visit


GLOW-God Leads Our Way        Mandarin Youth Ministry is launching a Christ centered group of youths supporting other youths to grow together in life and in our Catholic faith.  English & Mandarin will be used.  Email Joyce at  Come and join us.


2013 Donation Envelope    is now available at the entrance of courtyard.


TAX DEDUCTIBLE FOR 2012   Remember your pledge in Project Advance?  Please go online donation at to ensure your donation be tax deductible for this year. 

The Season of Advent Anticipation and Hope   The Parish of St. Joseph of the Worker invites you to an afternoon of Advent prayer and song in preparation for Christmas.  Dec 9 (Sun) from 4:00 p.m. &  refreshment at 5:15 p.m.


LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY   Entrance Exam on Dec 15 (Sat). Application Forms and information are available at or 604-738-9016 ext. 114.


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