Friday 16 August 2013

English Bulletin - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 18, 2013


Joining the faith Journey


Adult Catechism (RCIA) 2013-2014

RCIA is a process involving various steps (rites) and stages that lead adults into full communion with the Catholic Church. 


This process is for:

1)       Unbaptized adult who wants to become a Catholic,

2)       Adult baptized at non-Catholic church who wants to become a Catholic,

3)       Baptized adult Catholic who wants to receive First Communion and/or 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.  Parents have obligation to send their baptized children to receive faith formation and sacraments.


YFFP High school PREP (YFFP) is accepting registrations for this coming school year.    Volunteers facilitators are also needed.


Registration forms are available at the Info Counter.


Summer Sale          It was held successful. Thanks to our committee members, all volunteers, gifts donors, table renters and participants.


The Great Adventure - Book of James (Pearls for Wise Living)        Class will start on Sep 13 every Friday evenings till end of December (11 sessions).  $35 for workbook.  Please register after Mass.


Viva Italia - Our Lady Queen of Martyrs-CWL Annual Cultural Night Please join us on Oct 5 (Sat) 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. at our parish hall.  All proceeds will go to the rectory and to support the chosen charitable organization around the world and Canada.  Tickets $25.  Sponsorship is always welcome.


CM Voice   Insights on bible?  Experience of faith?  Share them with your fellow parishioners.  Please send your articles to the parish office. 


Project Advance  339 gifts totaling $154,152 (91.75%) has been raised.  Thank you for your support.  Please go online for direct pledge.


Kingsley Tam – RIP


Archdiocesan Summer Institute   Nourish your soul, explore your faith, develop ministry leaders on Aug 24 (Sat) at Holy Cross Secondary School, Surrey from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost $35 includes lunch.  visit


Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp 2013   “For All I Trust Him.”  will be held from Aug 30 to Sep 2 (Fri-Mon) at Charis Camp in Chilliwack.  Welcome young adults aged 17 - 35.  Please visit or contact Ada Chu (604-726-9295/


Salt & Light TV          A fundraising Gala Dinner “Taste and See” in helping the Catholic media ministry into the US and Mexico will be held on Sep 6 (Fri) at Italian Cultural Centre, Van.  Ticket at $80 each.  Call 604-771-2975.


Shining a Light on the Darkness of Elder Abuse          Estimated that between 4% - 10% of Canadian seniors experience some form of abuse.  Catholic Health Association of BC’s annual conference at Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam on Sep 19 (Thu) will address this problem.  Mass at 9 am celebrated by Archbishop Miller.  Registration $140.  All are welcome, information/registration, go online


St. Patrick Regional Secondary School Admissions     is now accepting applications for Grade 8 to 12 for Sep 2013.  Applications forms are available at school office or call 604-874-6422 or visit


Cultivating Inner Beauty     Catholic Ladies Retreat at Loon Lake Retreat Centre from Sep 14 & 15 (Sat & Sun).  Guest speaker Heather Khym.  Activities include crafts, canoeing, stretching, relaxing class and dancercise.  Registration fee $159 per person includes meals, accommodation, and activities.  Contact Cathy Piche for more info or call St. Luke’s Parish at 604-465-5383.


Same-sex Attraction     If you or your child is struggling with same-sex attraction and want confidential help, call Courage/Encourage at 604-916-6192 or email: or

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