Friday 17 May 2013

English Bulletin - Pentecost Sunday

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Pentecost Sunday – May 19, 2013


Rosary   In the month of May, come to join us in saying the Rosary 20 minutes before Sunday Masses.


Parish Finance Report 2012         is posted on the notice board.  Please contact parish office if you have any inquiry.


Project Advance

God calls each of us to share our gifts with others for the building up of HIs Kingdom.  God is the giver of all gifts.  We are stewards, and have a responsibility to give back to God a portion of these gifts.  True stewardship means sharing our time, talents, and treasure.  By sharing we bring happiness to ourselves as well as opening a door for others.  Please consider prayerfully how you will participate.


*         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: 231 gifts totaling $109,152 (65%)

Thank you for your support.


Church Etiquette     Church Attire  Please dress properly in the summer.  Decency and respect are the norm.

Keep Our church Property in Clean and Good Condition  Please don draw or scratch the pews, tables or chairs.  Do not eat or drink inside Church.

Church Attire  Please dress properly in the summer.  Decency and respect are the norm.

Children's Room  Please respect the quiet environment, prayerful atmosphere and the need of other parishioners to attend Mass in the room. No food or drink in the room.

Parking        To avoid being ticketed, park your car with care.  Traffic rule: 6 meters clear on each side of corner, and 1.5 meter clear on both sides of the driveway.  On Sunday, ENTER only from Granville Ave.  Yield to cars turning to Garrison Road from No. 2 Road after Mass.


CM Voice      May/June issue is now available.


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.


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.



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, 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


Encourage   is a ministry within Courage dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attraction.  Meeting will be held on May 19 (Sun) 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish hall (2465 Crown St. Van).  Email or visit or call 604-916-6192.


Migrants and Refugees  Prayerful retreat for those who support migrants and refugees. Office of Service and Justice will host it on Jun 1 (Sat) 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish.  Call 604-683-0281.


"What does Pope Francis expect from us?" Come to explore this topic with Jesuit Scholastic John O'Brien at St. Mary Parish (5251 Joyce St. Van.) on Jun 4 (Tue) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Visit or call Paul at 604-588-5696.


A Touch of God within our spirit   A Guided Retreat with Cenacle Sisters 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


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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