Friday 10 May 2013

Ascension of the Lord

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Ascension of the Lord – May 12, 2013


Happy Mother's Day


May God bless all the Mothers

That give of themselves

And tend to their household needs

Before the needs of yourself

For they are there with comfort

For each child's broken heart,

Bringing them to God in prayer,

With His love to impart.

                    By M.S. Lowndes


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


PREP Registration   Children Catechism PREP in English Classes for Gr. 1-7 will begin from Sep 11 (every Wednesday) from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Registration form is available from the Info Counter.  Early Bird before June 30 has discount $20.


Parish Pastoral Council    will be held on May 16 (Thu) 7:30 p.m. at Room E & F.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


The Voice of the Holy Spirit          A pre-Pentecost Workshop in Mandarin this Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and May 18(Sat) 10:15 a.m. - 4:30 pm. will be given by Stephen and Debbie Wang, founder of the Queen of China Catholic Ministries in Texas.  Contact Mary Au at 604-760-0788 and Salina Liu at 604-272-2293.  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.


Catholic Movie - St. Peter   The movie describes the "Acts" persecution of the early Christians, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul conversion, etc.  Free  admission on May 18 (Sat), 7-10 p.m. in parish hall. All are welcome.


Project Advance


Each year, thousands of people experience the Risen Lord through the programs and services supported by Project Advance. Our own parish benefits in many ways.  God calls us to share what we have to help others.  Please plan to give your gift to Project Advance 2013 today.


*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $42,000 goes to the

          Archdiocese and $126,000 for parish debt 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: 152 gifts totaling $95,658 (56.94%)

Thank you for your support.


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


Charismatic Pentecost Celebration  will be held on May 18 (Sat) from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Parish, Surrey.  Gloria Taggat at 604-946-9241.


Day of Prayer          Rev. Prashant Olalekar S.J. and Betsey Beckman will hold it on May 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish Centre.  Info Debbie 604-738-3306 or



Focus on Life Gala Annual Dinner  Life-affirming media initiatives featuring Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women Rights with Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortions, gendercide and sexual slavery.  May 27 (Mon) at Hyatt Regency, Van.  Tickets $90 per person, visit or call 1-877-7SIGNAL.


Birthright       A Walk/Run Fundraiser in Vancouver on Jun 1 (Sat) 10:00 a.m. from Holy Name Parish. Call 604-687-7223 or


Walk for Life 2013 - 24th Annual Abbotsford Right to Life      Jun 8, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Info call 604-852-4623 or


A Touch of God within our spirit   A Guided Retreat with Cenacle Sisters Anelie Arao & Monica Kaufer at Rivendell Centre, Bowen Island Jul 1 - 7.  Individual spiritual direction available.  Call Sr. Monica at 604-266-1611 or


St. Patrick Regional Secondary School  Gr. 8 to 12 for Sep admission. Call 604-874-6422; visit


May 14 - Election Day       Exercise your right and fulfill your duty as citizen.  Our church is a voting station.


Rose Prince Annual Pilgrimage (Tse yaz bun kut)       Form your own pilgrimage to Prince George.  Jul 5-7 schedule is now posted at the notice board.


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