Friday 12 July 2013

English Bulletin - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 14, 2013


"Be Strong, Be Wise, Be faithful"  Annual Summer Live-In Retreat will be held by Canadian Martyrs Prayer Community for youth and young adults ages 13-28 years old from Aug 2-4 (Fri-Sun) at Aldcez Gardens Retreat House in Ladner.  Inspiring speakers include Clayton Imoo, Director, Office of Youth Ministry from the diocese, worship, Holy Mass, outdoor activities, games and lots of great food.  Cost $50 each, space is limited, registration starts this week.


Camp Son Shine  Thanks to all volunteers in providing our children a wonderful and meaningful summer week.


Parish Pastoral Council      will be held this Friday 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


Joining the faith Journey


Adult Catechism (RCIA) 2013-2014

For inquirers and Catholics preparing for confirmation.

In Cantonese          from Sep 11 (Wednesday)          7-9 p.m.

In English                from Sep 12  (Thursday)              7-8:30 p.m.

In Mandarin           from Sep 14  (Saturday)              3-5 p.m.


PREP 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 forms are available at the Info Counter.


Welcome all Visitors            Catholics who bring their non-Catholic friends for Mass are reminded that non-Catholics cannot receive Communion.  They can ask for a blessing instead.


Church Landscaping          Volunteers are needed.  Please contact Parish Office.


PLEASE DO NOT WEAR   Tank tops, hats/caps, sleeveless, low cut, belly-showing, shorts, mini-skirts, slippers/flip-flops when you come to attend Mass.


Vacation       Check Mass time on


CM Voice                Articles welcome.  Share what God inspires you.


Summer Sale    Coming on Aug 17.  Donation of new items is welcome.  Rental tables are available at $25.

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.

Take a pamphlet and return to parish office; or go online

To date, 327 gifts totaling $151,423 (90.13%). 

Thank you for your support.


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Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp 2013   "For All I Trust Him."  The annual spiritual retreat will be held from Aug 30 to Sep 2 (Fri-Mon) at Charis Camp in Chilliwack.  Welcome young adults aged 17 - 35 "Dig up the roots of their faith so that they may grow and launch out into the world".  Please visit or contact Ada Chu (604-726-9295/


Healing Our History The Richmond Kairos Committee invites you to attend an important event on Jul 27 (Sat) which is an opportunity for listening, sharing and dialogue with First Nations people.  The event is a lead-up to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process which is taking place in Vancouver this September.  Please join us on Saturday, July 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Alban Anglican Church in Richmond.  Please register through Sister Cecilia Hudec at 604-272-4779 or


Marriage Encounter Weekend for couples married in the Catholic Church sponsored by Bukas Loob sa Diyos.  The retreat will be conducted by Fr. Augustine Obiwumma at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre on Aug 9-11.  Call  Franco or Remy 604-274-7036 or email


With Love & Faith - Concert of the Singing Priests from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines          Aug 7 (Wed) at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby and Aug 8 (Thu) at St. Andrew Parish, Van.  Tickets $10 each, call Lilet 604-439-7539 or Rupe 778-863-1734.


Journey through the Scriptures    Presented by Lalith Perera and the Community of the Risen Lord.  It includes 4 Step Retreat, a couple's program and a rally to live life in the Spirit.  Free admission, all are welcome.  Aug 10 & 11 at St. Mary's Parish, Vancouver.  Aug 12 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby.  Please call 604-526-9910 or email, visit


Mass at Night          Gather as one in the quiet of the night.  Mass at 9:00 p.m. on 1st Sunday of the month at Immaculate Conception Parish, 3778 West 28th Ave., Van.

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