Friday 15 March 2013

5th Sunday in Lent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church -  Church Bulletin

5th Sunday of Lent – Mar 17, 2013


Lenten Confession in our Parish


Mar 25 (Mon) & 26 (Tue) 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Mar 29 (Fri) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

(Please refer to other parishes in Richmond for their schedule)


Share Lent    The second collection this Sunday is to assist our Canadian Bishops to help the poor countries develop and to build peace.


Holy Week Liturgy

(all in English & Chinese except on Easter Sunday)


Mar 28          (Thu)  8:00 pm        Mass of the Lord's Supper


Mar 29          (Fri)    3:00 pm        Good Friday

(1) From age of 14 are bound to abstain from meat.  Those from 18 years to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast i.e. no meat with only one full meal be taken.


(2) The Good Friday Collection will be in support of the Christian communities, the Holy Land, the upkeep of the Holy Sites and  the formation of future priests.  Let us give generously and show solidarity to the needs of the Church in the land of Jesus.


Mar 30          (Sat)   9:00 pm        Easter Vigil (with adult baptism)


Mar 31          (Sun)  Easter Sunday       

                    9:30 am        Chinese Mass

                    11:45 am      English Mass  (with baptism)


Stations of the Cross  will be held on Mar 22 (Friday). English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.


"Retreat on Faith"

Msgr. Joseph Chiang from Newark, N.J. will lead us a retreat on faith.  Please sign up.

Mar 20 (Wed)         7:30-9:00 p.m.        in Cantonese

Mar 23 (Sat)           10:15-2:00 pm        in Cantonese

                              7:00 - 9:30 p.m.      in Mandarin.


RCIA - Rite of Scrutiny      Please pray for our elected who are preparing for their baptism this Easter.


A presentation by Catholic After Hours   "Just War Theory - A Philosophical and Theological Outline" by Daniel Hahn will be held on Mar 24 (Sun) at St Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver.  Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; Talk at 7:30 p.m.  There is a small cover charge.  More info on Catholic After Hours Facebook page.


A Telecast by The National Catholic Mission 2013  Speakers Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, Fr. Anthony Gittins, CSSp and Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick, CSSp will address the subject of Trust the lack of which can lead to paranoia and fear.  It will be telecast on Vision TV on Mar 25 & 26.  Part I is scheduled for Mar 25 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Part II on Mar  26 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


EWTN Catholic TV station EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) is available free in Shaw 167 till April 30.


The Feast of Divine Mercy    Special Hour of Adoration, Benediction and Divine Mercy prayers will be held at St. Paul Parish ( 8251 St. Alban's Rd., Richmond)  on Apr 7 (Sun), 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.


Migrant Workers - Journey with the Lord    Experience the presence of our Lord through the Migrant Workers Way of the Cross.  Holy Rosary Hall, 646 Richards St. on Saturday Mar 23 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.  Registration will open at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP Edna: 604-683-0281 ext. 290; email


Is Your Marriage in Crisis      Retrouvaille is Your Answer.  For confidential information or to register for the program beginning the weekend of April 19 - 21, call 604-530-6710, email or visit;


Corpus Christi College   Attention high school students: Are you interested in experiencing a day of a college student.  Preview Day on  Mar 26 (Tue) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  You will sit in a "mini" college lecture, tour the campus, meet with faculty & staff.  Visit and register


St. Anthony's Preschool     is accepting registration for 2013-14 school year.  Contact 604-261-4043 or email


Employment Opportunity             School Secretary at St. Augustine School, Kitsilano. More info: Chiara Hnatiuk: 604-657-9003; email


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