Friday 2 August 2013

English Bulletin of 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

18th  Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 4, 2013


A Word from Sr. Beatrice

“With a grateful heart I would like to thank Fr. Paul, Fr. Francis, Fr. Peter, Sr. Cecilia and all the parishioners.  I want to give special thanks to Fr. Paul who invited me to work with different groups in 2007 after I retired from Mt. St. Joseph Hospital.


I applied for retirement because my eyes need some rest.  I had lost 75% of my visual nerves. Thanks be to God for I look normal and can see things in my daily life.  I’ll be back after I finish my Sabbatical Program in my Provincial House. See you in Nov 2013. Thanks again.”

Happy Retirement, Sr. Mak!



Welcome        Please extend our warm welcome to Sr. Herminia Cosico, Fdcc to our parish.


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.


YFFP High school PREP (YFFP) is accepting registrations for this coming school year.  Early bird registration deadline is on Aug 4.  Volunteers facilitators are also needed (prefer those who have attended The Great Adventure Bible Study series or The Teen Timeline T3).


Registration forms are available at the Info Counter.


Project Advance  334 gifts totaling $153,155 (91.16%) has been raised.  Thank you for your support.  Please go online for direct pledge.


Catholic Movie  - Chiara and Francesco (St. Clare and St. Francis)            Reflection on the life of St. Francis.  Learn to live a life of obedience and follow God’s will.  Aug 17 (Sat) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Room A & B.


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


Vocations      For info, visit


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


The Relic of St. Cyril          St. Cyril was one of the two brothers - Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who spread Christianity among Slavic nations back in 9th century.  The relic of St. Cyril will be exposed for veneration on Aug 6 (Tue) 9 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, 472 East 8th Ave., New Westminster.


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/


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    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.  Call 604-526-9910 or email, visit


Marian Pilgrimage             Annual Marian Pilgrimage to Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on Aug 17 (Sat) at Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission.  Confessions at 10:00 a.m., Mass at 1:00 p.m. with Archbishop Miller, pilgrimage at 2:30 p.m. then picnic.


Salt & Light TV          Canadian Catholic TV is now offering Free View till Aug 19 in Shaw 160, Telus 159.    Also, fundraising Gala Dinner 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.

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