Friday 26 April 2013

5th Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 28, 2013


Confirmation We welcome Archbishop Miller this Sunday to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 27 PREP children.  Please remember them in your prayers.


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament       May 3 (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  will be held at 7:20 pm.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


Parish Vocations Committee        Those who are interested in promoting vocation, please contact Fr. Paul.


Vocation Cross  The parish has a Vocation Cross that goes around to different families.  This is to encourage families to pray for Vocations.  Again if you wish to have the Vocation Cross,  please sign up at the Info Counter.


Rosary   In the month of May, come to join us in saying the Rosary 20 minutes before Sunday Masses (except 8:15 am).


Catholic Movie - St. Peter            A reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own.  The movie describes the "Acts" persecution of the early Christians, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul's conversion, etc.  A moving and excellent performance by Omar Sharif.  May 18 (Sat), 7-10 p.m. in parish hall. All are welcome.


Knights of Columbus         will host its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on May 25 (Sat) at Country Meadows Golf Course.  $55 per person includes dinner.  Please contact Grand Knight, Michael Wong at 778-834-3333.


Project Advance

*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $42,000 goes to the Archdiocese and $126,000 for parish debt e-payment.

*         Suggestion: $432 for each family, or $36/month for 12 months.

1.       Please pledge at the booths; or

2.       Take a pamphlet home; or

3.       Go online

Up to date: 113 gifts totaling $58,947 (35%).

Thank you for your support.


CM Voice   Insights on bible?  Experience of faith?  Share them with your fellow parishioners.  Please send your articles to the parish office before May 3.


Canossian Feast Day        will be held on May 4 (Sat) 9:30 morning Mass.  Reception to follow, all are welcome.


A Journey through  Church History         A mini 8-session DVD series sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Young Adult Ministry.  Church during the Protestant Revolt of the 16th Century, Vatican Council II and the challenges that 20th Century Popes faced.  May 6 - Jun 24 (Mondays) 7-9 pm.  No cost.  Register please email Paul Siu at


Youth Day : People, Rise Up        Youth Day 2013 is coming on May 4 (Sat) at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School in Port Coquitlam.   Join hundreds of teens for an awesome weekend of faith, fellowship, and fun!  Keynote speaker is Mike Patin.  Look for more registration and promo info soon at


OYYAM Scholarships            The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will offer two $500 scholarships this June for grade 12 students exemplifying outstanding leadership in their parishes, schools, communities and homes.  Download the application from our website at   Application deadline is May 17.


The Virtue of Modesty       A presentation by Colleen Hammond the author of "Dressing with Dignity" on May 4 (Sat).  Rosary at 8:30 a.m., Mass at 9:00 a.m.  High Tea and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish (4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver). Bring a light lunch and your own tea cup for High Tea.  Tickets $8 per person.  Tickets call Heather at or at door.


A Catholic Goes to the Movies   A presentation by Newman Association with Alan Charlton, pre-eminent Vancouver movie critic and B.C. Catholic columnist.  The lunch event will held at the University Golf Club, 5185 University Blvd., Vancouver on May 4 (Sat) 11:00 a.m. Cost $38 each.  Call Norma before Apr 29 at 604-988-1899.


The Philosophy of Beauty  Redeemer Pacific College co-sponsors philosopher Roger Scruton who speaks on the topic of Beauty on May 5-7 (Sun-Tue) at Regent College, 5800 University Blvd., Vancouver.  More info at


National Week for Life and Family... May 12 - 19   t means caring for one another in our families....?Pope Francis at the Solemnity of St. Joseph (Mar 19).  Pray together as a family.

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