Friday 6 September 2013

English Bulletin - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sep 8, 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,

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 new school year.    Volunteers facilitators are also needed.


Prayer and Special Collection for Syria   Responding to the Pope’s appeal for peace in the Middle East, a special second collection throughout the Archdiocese will be taken next weekend for those suffering displacement on account of the ravages of the war in Syria. The emergency humanitarian campaign is coordinated by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. There will also be a Day of Prayer and Fasting for the people of Syria and the Middle East on Sep 14 (Sat). Let us generate our love and passion in spiritual and monetary way.


Parish Pastoral Council      will be held on Sep 20 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


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.  Last week of registration, please register after Mass.


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.


Chinese Class         Let your children learn Chinese in 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 Sep 15.

‘Namwayut    We are all one, join us for reconciliation week events from Sep 16-22.  Lighting the Flame of Reconciliation on Sep 16.  All nations Canoe Gathering on Sep 17 at Kits Point to Olympic Village.  TRC BC National Event on Sep 18-21 at Pacific National Exhibition and Walk for Reconciliation & A New Way Forward Celebration on Sep 22 starting at Vancouver Public Library.  Visit for more details.


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 and Light Media Ministry       is committed to the evangelization, preaching the Gospel across Canada, North America and all around the world.  With your continued prayers and generous financial support, Salt and Light media ministry can afford to produce programs that lift the spirits, fuels the souls and touch the hearts.  Please visit  For Chinese programs, visit


Fall Institute Nourish your soul, explore your faith, developing ministry leaders.  Sep 28 (Sat), 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Regional Secondary, Vancouver.


Women’s Support Group   Would you like to improve your self-esteem, confidence, authenticity and relationship with self and others?  DAS-OLGCS, Surrey is running a 10-week series starting Sep 27 (Fri) aimed at providing women with practical skills they can use to manage and cope with the stressors that are a part of their lives.  Contact Anne 604-585-6688/604-562-6357.


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.


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

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