Friday 5 April 2013

Second Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Second  Sunday of Easter – April 7, 2013


Divine Mercy Sunday


A Plenary Indulgence will be granted to the faithful who participate in this Feast of Mercy under the following conditions:

1.       Sacramental Confession 8 days prior to or after the Feast Day.

2.       Offer prayers for the intentions of the Pope.

3.       Receive Communion in a state of grace on Divine Mercy Sunday. Sunday Mass fulfills this obligation.

4.       Participate in a special prayer service in honor of the Divine Mercy on that day or at least recite before the Blessed Sacrament an Our Father, The Creed and devout prayer to Merciful Jesus: “Jesus, I trust in You.”

Divine Mercy Devotion will be held at our Church at 3:00 pm in Cantonese.  All are welcome.


Project Advance    The theme of this year is “Opening Wide the Door of Faith.”  It will start next weekend, and may our generosity to God will yield a rich harvest of faith through the power of the Risen One.


CM Voice    Colour version is available online at our website  Also, your contribution of articles is always welcome.


Catholic Movie - “Chiara & Francesco”    Please note that the movie date should be May 18. 


New Prayer Book  This bilingual prayer book is available at Gift Shop.


Parish Community Activities


Health Tune-Up Day   CMCC Fr. Josef Eugster New Reflexology Service Group and PCA will organize Health Tune-up Day between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Apr 13 (Sat).  Program will include foot reflexology service, health talk and review Fr. Josef’s talk on reflexology in Cantonese.  All are welcome.


PARISH REGISTRATION   We encourage newcomers and families (especially those with children in our catechism class) to register at our parish. Those who have changed address or telephone number, please contact Info Counter or Parish Office.


Feast of the Divine Mercy at Holy Rosary Cathedral  This Sunday afternoon, Archbishop J. Michael Miller will celebrate Mass at 2:30 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in thanksgiving for the Petrine ministry of Pope Francis. Representatives of Christian Churches, Ecclesial Communities and faith traditions will also be in attendance.  A reception will follow in Holy Rosary Hall.  Please spread the word!


Vocation Live-In     Apr 12-14 weekend at Seminary of Christ the King.  Visit for more info.


EWTN Catholic TV station EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) is available free in Shaw 167 and Telus 160 till April 30.


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;


Stewardship What is it, and why do we need it?  Mike Murphy of the international Catholic Stewardship Council will present practical examples and best practices.  All interested parishioners are welcome.  St. Francis Xavier Church, Vancouver on Apr 13 (Sat) 9 a.m. $25 includes lunch and breaks.  E-mail for further information.


Come and be healed by the power of God    Let Him renew your mind, body and spirit.  Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on Apr 13 after the 5 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 7455 - 10th Avenue, Burnaby.  The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the entire service. For information call 778-688-4752.


Discovering Christ   Experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through discussion, DVD and dinner at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Burnaby.  Scheduled on Wednesdays from Apr 17 - May 29 at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Pre-registration required.  Called 604-434-1328 or email


Palliative Care Sedation by Dr. Stuart Brown  Hosted by the Catholic Physicians' Guild, a presentation on Palliative Care Sedation by Dr. Stuart Brown will be held on Apr 27(Sat) at Cartier Parish Hall, W. 38th Ave. following the 5 p.m. anticipatory Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Vancouver. All healthcare providers are welcome. Light supper by donation.


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat  Grieving your abortion losses.  Retreat from May 3 - 5, call 604-525-0999.


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