Friday 8 March 2013

English Bulletin - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 10, 2013


Stations of the Cross will be held on Mar 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.


Retreat on Faith” 

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

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

Mar 23 (Sat)           10:15-2:30 pm        in Cantonese

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


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


Alpha Course  Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  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 Online at


Parish Pastoral Council    will be held on Mar 14 (Thu) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


Donation Tax Receipts      All unclaimed donation tax receipts have been mailed out.


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.

Let’s pray


* That the Holy Spirit will inspire and strengthen the Cardinal-electors as they choose a new Holy Father to lead us.


"When the Pope Resigns - Context and Implications of Pope Benedict's Recent Resignation"                      Free public lecture by Archbishop Miller at Saint Mark's College, 5935 Iona Drive on Wednesday, Mar 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.  For more information; to reserve a seat, please call 604-822-4463.


Pursuit of Love” Musical   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.  Please call 604-818-6888 for details.


Charity Appeal Main Draw  The winners for the 51st Annual Knights of Columbus Charity Appeal main draw is now posted on the notice board.


Monastic Life Workshop for ladies    On the weekend of March 15 - 17 at Westminster Abbey, Mission. More information call 604-826-8975.


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.


Corpus Christi College   Attention high school students: Are you interested in experiencing a day in the life 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 for the event through


St. Patrick’s Secondary School is hosting their annual Dinner Gala Fundraiser to be held on Apr 13 (Sat).  They are looking for good quality items, gift certificates etc. that will be auctioned off that evening.  Dinner ticket order forms are available at under the “Latest Additions - Fundraising Gala 2013” link or email  There are a limited number of spaces available for Grade 8 to 12.  Interested applicants may pick up a Registration Package from the office at the main school.


Organist Valerie Hall in concert    Works by Marchand, Bach, Willan, and BC composers Denis Bedard and Nicholas Fairbank at the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Richards & Dunsmuir, Vancouver on Mar 15 at 8 p.m.  Seniors $20 & students $15.  Info: 604-682-6774.

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