Friday 30 August 2013

English Bulletin - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 1, 2013


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament   Sep 6 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. Vocations hour at 6 pm, Benediction at 7:45 pm followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the Info Counter. Divine Mercy Devotion  will be held at 7:20 pm.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


The Great Adventure - Book of James (Pearls for Wise Living) will start on Sep 13 every Friday evenings till end of December (11 sessions).  $35 for workbook.  Registration continue next Sunday.


Viva Italia      Our Lady Queen of Martyrs-CWL invites all to their Annual Cultural Night on Oct 5 (Sat) 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. at our parish.  This is to raise funds for our rectory, vocations and to support our chosen charitable organization around the world and Canada. Tickets $25.  Sponsorship is always welcome.


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,

2)       Adult baptized at non-Catholic church,

3)       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.


Chinese Class         Let your children learn Cantonese  and Mandarin here.  Class starts on Sep 20, every Friday afternoon.  Please contact Paul Lee at 604-644-0977.


Project Advance  340 gifts totaling $154,584 (92%) has been raised.  Thank you for your support.  Please go online for direct pledge.


Summer Sale Silent Auction         Please claim your prize before Sept 15.


St. Paul’s Parish Mission              Sep 16 (Mon) to Sep 19 (Thu) at 7:00 p.m.  Fr. Larre Richards will help us grow in our love for God and give us hope and direction in our lives.  All are welcome.  (St. Alban’s Road, Richmond)


“Salt & Light” 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.


Cultivating Inner Beauty     Catholic Ladies Retreat at Loon Lake Retreat Centre from Sep 14 & 15 (Sat & Sun).  Guest speaker Heather Khym.  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.


Theology of the Body         Come and discover God’s original design for us, our call to holiness and our destiny with him in Heaven.  Sep 17 - Dec 3 (Tue) 7:00-9:15 pm at Corpus Christi Parish.  More info call 604-683-0281 ext 307 or visit


Catholic Charismatic Conference   Guest speaker, Fr. Trevor Nathasingh will speak on Sep 20 (Fri) 7-9:30 p.m. and Sep 21 (Sat) 10:00 a.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m. with Archbishop Michael Miller at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey.  Ticket $10 each.  For more info visit or call 604-597-8227.


Follow Me at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre          Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia invite all young women for a day of recollection on Sep 21 (Sat) 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more info, email Sr. Mary Jacinta at or call 604-475-4122.


Catholic Men’s Conference - Man Alive   will be held on Oct 5 (Sat), 9:30 am - 5:30 pm at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey, the Year of Faith Event for Men.  You can hear from world-class presenters, connect with other Catholic men, encounter Christ at Holy Mass with Archbishop Miller & opportunity for Confession. For men with strong faith, weak faith and no faith.  Tickets $40/ $30 for students (18 & up).  Register at


Save the Dates: 2nd Annual Archbishop’s Dinner on Oct 30 and the Inaugural Archdiocesan Women’s Conference on Nov 23.  More details to follow.


Need Help ?


Office of Life, Marriage & Family

Disturbed by marriage crisis, abortion, sudden lost?

Our diocesan ministry offers confidential & professional counselling: couple, family, group, or individual.

Please call 604-443-3220.

Gambling Helpline - 1-888-795-6111

Narcotics Anonymous -604-873-1018

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