Friday 14 December 2012

English Bulletin - 3rd Sunday of Advent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

3rd Sunday of Advent – December 16, 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)          7:40 p.m.      Christmas Caroling

(Trilingual )              8:00 p.m.      Family Mass

                              10:40 p.m.    Christmas Caroling

                              11:00 p.m.    Christmas Mass

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

                              11:30 a.m.    Mass in English




Jesus’ Birthday Cake Dec 25  celebrates the birth of Jesus, Son of God. He is the main reason for Christmas. Invite  your family and friends to His Christmas Mass Banquet.


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.  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.


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 $12.

2.       Inspiring talks in CDs, $4 each.

3.       “Keep Christ in Christmas” Magnetic decal, $5.


Photography Exhibition      will be held during Christmas on Dec 24 from 7:30 pm - 1:00 am and 25th at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  There will be photo sale and voting for “My Favourite Photo” to raise funds for the church.  Please support.


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.


Catholics Come Home

If you have been away from the church, we welcome you back.  Perhaps you may like to know:-

*         You are not alone.  We as a community, we will walk with you and pray for you.

*         A free gift of our weekly paper “BC Catholic” will be mailed to you.  Please sign up at the booth.

*         If you have any question about our community, look for the volunteer with a “Welcome” tag.

*         Confession is a way to be reconciled with God.  It is proper to have confession before receiving Communion at Mass.

*         Our church is open during office hour.  You are welcome to pray here in weekdays.

*         Visit


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. 


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


Congratulations to our Newly Weds        April Calicdan & Lloyd Balderama


Migrants and Refugees, Welcome Home  The Archdiocese of Vancouver is home to Catholics and the Holy Mass is celebrated in 22 languages every week.  A special Mass by Archbishop will be held on Jan 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral to celebrate the “99th World Day of Migrants and Refugees - Migrations: Pilgrimage of Faith and Hope.”   Reception to follow.


Archdiocese of Vancouver Facebook Page  is updated daily at  Find out what’s happening in the Archdiocese, and maybe make an online Catholic friend.

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