Friday 3 May 2013

English Bulletin - 6th Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2013


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


Congratulations to our Newly Confirmed


Erika Almenario       Marvic Llobrera       Alyssa Azote           John Lomotan          Micaella Bachet       Kirsten Manubag     James Casimiro

Abby Marasigan      Kris-Ann D'Souza    John Marquez         Loise Fruto             Karen Poon             Ralph Hoo               Marta Ramirez

Mazi Herico             Gabriel Santiago     Angela Lai               John Siwa               Jevon Lai                Chloe Sy                 Aries Lee

Jadyn Wong            Joya Lee                 Nina Wong              Peter Li                   Ralph Yumol           Kieran Lim


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 on May 17 (Fri) 7:30-9:30 p.m. and May 18(Sat) 10:15 a.m. - 4:30 pm. will be given by 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.


Catholic Movie - St. Peter   The movie describes the "Acts" persecution of the early Christians, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul conversion, etc.  A moving and excellent performance by Omar Sharif.  May 18 (Sat), 7-10 p.m. in parish hall. All are welcome.


Project Advance


*         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: 113 gifts totaling $80,130 (47.70%)

Thank you for your support.


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 of the 20th Century.  May 6 - Jun 24 (Mondays) 7-9 pm.  No cost.  Register please email Paul Siu at


Be healed by the power of God  Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on May 11 (Sat), 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 7455 - 10th Ave., Burnaby.


Depression Seminar          A free seminar on depression.  Understand the causes and treatments.  Presented by Dr. Paul Ungar, MD, PhD, Lay Dominican on May 11 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish basement, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver.


Mother's Day Mass at Gardens of Gethsemani on May 12 (Sun) in the EV Chapel.  Potted Mums for Moms will be available before and after Mass at $7 each.


The Philosophy of Beauty  Redeemer Pacific College co-sponsors philosopher Roger Scruton who will speak on the above topic 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   "It means caring for one another in our families...."  Pope Francis at the Solemnity of St. Joseph (Mar 19).  Pray together as a family.


Day of Prayer          Find out how, through simple spiritual practices, these three elements - Prayer, Play and Peace can lead us into ourselves as interconnected with others, the universe and God. 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's 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.  Tickets visit or call 1-877-7SIGNAL.


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


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.

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