Friday 25 January 2013

English Bulletin for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Jan 27, 2013


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament        Feb 1 (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.


Palm into Ash   Please bring back the palm of last year to be recycled into ash for Ash Wednesday on Feb 13.


Catholics Come Home


The first stage of the Catholics Come Home campaign has been a hit.  Now it’s time for Part 2, building on the momentum from the TV ads. You are invited to, where you will find a simple three-step process for sharing the CCH videos through Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and email.  No one is in a better position than you to extend the reach of these ads social media, email and personal contacts.  Please pray for the success of this momentous campaign, as we head into its next stage.


Please Support:  You can help offset the cost of the TV commercials by using the special collection envelopes in your pew or parish office or donate online at


Life in the Spirit Seminar     Canadian Martyrs Prayer Group will hold a 4-week seminar at 7:00 p.m. every Saturday from Feb 2-23 at the parish hall.  Our members will be at the foyer after the Mass to answer your questions and distribute registration forms.


Youth Ministry         “Year of Faith” Retreat (Cantonese) will be held on Feb 3 (Sun) 1:00-5:00 p.m. in collaboration with WCCCLC.  Please refer to notice board for details.  All youths are welcome.


Lunar New Year Dinner  will be held on Feb 17  (Sun) evening at Continental Seafood Restaurant.  We have the honor of having Archbishop Miller and Bishop-elected Msgr. Jensen with us.  Your donation of new items for raffle will be appreciated.  Please drop them to the parish office.  Dinner ticket ($38 for adult and $28 for children) is available now.

CM Voice    Online version is available in parish web.


Important Second Collection    Parishes will be taking a Second Collection next weekend - Feb. 3. The Catholic Press collection is held once a year to help the parishes mail The B.C. Catholic weekly newspaper to Catholic homes. The collection is a way you can help reduce the parish's expenses, since every penny goes directly to the parish to offset the mailing costs.  On Feb. 3, please use the special Catholic Press Collection envelope in your envelope set to make a donation.


Sunday Mass   We will have another head count his Sunday and the next.


Quiet    Please remain quiet outside of the main door of the church after Mass.  Be considerate of people who stay praying inside.


2013 Donation Envelope    Please pick up your envelope before end of this month or it will be reassigned to the needy ones.


Knights of Columbus       Please  see notice board for Charity Appeal early bird draw result.


Permanent Diaconate  Men between the ages of 30 and 60,  would you like to know more about the Permanent Diaconate?  This new ministry in our Archdiocese is open to both single and married men. You (and your wife) are invited to hear Archbishop Miller speak at an information session at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, 3690 -152 St., Surrey, on  Feb 10 (Sun) at 1:30 pm.


Vocation Live-In     Feb 15 - 17.  For boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC.  For more info, call 604-826-8715.


World Day for Consecrated Life    Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, on Feb 2 (Sat) at 7 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 6350 Nanaimo Street.


ONE Conference    The annual Archdiocesan conference - to inspire, unite, and empower Catholics in their faith and mission.  Hear from dynamic speaker Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, celebrate Mass with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB and enjoy an evening concert by international recording artist Matt Maher.   Feb 16 (Sat) at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Tickets: $45 for full conference package - Day Conference and Concert; $35 for Day Conference and $20 for Concert only.  Tickets are available at the parish office, JPII Pastoral Centre or online at RCAV.ORG/ONE. 


Save the Date  for a Diocesan Farewell Mass and Dinner for Bishop-elect Stephen Jensen on Mar 17 (Sun).  We’ll be bidding farewell to Prince George’s new bishop at St. Francis de Sales Church, Burnaby.  Mass is at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6 in the gym. Tickets will be available at parishes shortly.  Details phone 604-683-0281.


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