Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin
2nd Sunday in Lent – February 24, 2013
Stations of the Cross will be held on Mar 8, 15 & 22 (Fridays), English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.
“I am thirsty” The Canadian Martyrs Prayer Group is sponsoring a Lenten Recollection on Mar 16 (Sat) 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. Theme for this year is entitled “I am thirsty” and will be presented by Fr. Elton Fernandes. The Lenten Recollection is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
Mass for Pope Benedict XVI All the faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver are invited to an Archdiocesan celebration of Mass in Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Peter of Pope Benedict XVI on Mar 1 (Fri) at 5:10 pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral.
First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Mar 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. Divine Mercy Devotion at 7:20 pm. Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.
10th Anniversary of the Dedication of Our New Church A thanksgiving Mass will be held on Mar 2 (Sat) at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Alpha Course will begin here on Mar 7, every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for 11 weeks. You will have complimentary dinner in a relaxed environment, listen to an interesting video which examines different aspects of the Catholic faith, then join a friendly discussion. Register with Lorna at 604-928-1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online at www.alphacanada.org.
Estate Planning Feb 26 (Tue) 7:30 p.m., John Nixon, Director of Development of the Archdiocese will present an Estate Planning Workshop that covers will preparation, powers of attorney, advance care planning, funeral and burial instructions and more. This presentation will deal with matters you may not have thought about before but will help you gather your thoughts before you write your first will or prepare to update your will. Free admission with free guide book.
CM Voice Share your inspiration, reflection on faith, insight from a retreat talk, experience of God’s grace in our parish publication. Please submit your article before Mar 4.
Mandarin Evangelization Evening Invite your Mandarin speaking neighbours for dinner to be held on Mar 2 at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up.
2012 Donation Tax Receipts are available to be pick up at the church foyer. Diocesan Farewell Mass for Bishop-elect Stephen Jensen We’ll be bidding farewell to Prince George’s new bishop on Mar 17 (Sun) at St. Francis de Sales Church, Burnaby. Mass is at 3:30 p.m.
“Pursuit of Love” Musical To align with Year of Faith and Catholics Come Home campaign, the Fountain of Life and Love will host a Chinese evangelization event “Pursuit of Love” on Mar 24 (Sun) at Michael J Fox Theatre from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Kindly invite the lukewarm Catholics and non-Catholics seekers to experience our inspiring music and faith witnesses. Tickets will be available on Feb 24. Please call 604-818-6888 for details.
Set Ablaze in Christ A Lenten Retreat by Fr. Scott McCaig, CC at St. Mary Parish, Vancouver from Feb 26 (Tue) to Feb 28 (Thu) at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. No registration required. All are welcome.
Symposium at St. Mark’s College entitled “Vatican II and the Faith of the Church: reflections on the new evangelization” on Mar 1 & 2 (Fri & Sat), featuring 15 scholarly speakers, including Dr. Michael Attridge and Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast. Call 604-822-4463 or visit stmarkscollege.ca/conferences for more info and register.
Lenten Parish Mission St. Augustine Parish, Vancouver will hold a Parish Mission on Mar 2 (Sat) from 6:00 - 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. Masses lead by Fr. Rusty Sullivan. More info call 604-736-4455.
A Film and Panel Discussion re Food Crisis in the region of Sahel (West Africa) Salt & Light and CCODP invite you to join the film screening and engage in a panel discussion where Archbishop Miller, CSB and the members will answer questions. Mar 2 (Sat) 7:30-9:00 pm at Chan Centre. No cost but need registration. Call 1-888-234-8533, http://saltandlighttv.org/anewleaf or email email@example.com.
Healing of Memories Conference with Fr. John Hampsch CMF, a world renowned speaker on inner healing on Mar 8 (Fri) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm and Mar 9 (Sat) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at St. Luke Parish, Maple Ridge. Call 604-465-5383 for registration.
Corpus Christi College For high school students to experience a day in the life of a college student. Preview on Mar 26 (Tue) from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch provided. Visit www.corpuschristi.ca.