Friday 13 September 2013

English Bulletin - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sep 15, 2013


Commissioning of Catechists    This Sunday we will commission our catechists to work for the Lord in our parish.  Please support them in your prayers.


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.


Canadian Martyrs Feast Day Next weekend, we will celebrate the Solemnity of our Patron Saints, with baptism at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome to the reception in hall after every Mass.


Joining the faith Journey


Adult Catechism (RCIA)

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.

4)         Catholics are also welcome to refresh their faith.


In Cantonese  every Wednesday      7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

In English        every Thursday           7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

In Mandarin   every Saturday           3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


PREP   Children Catechism PREP in English.  Classes for Gr. 1-7 every Wednesday from 7:00-8:15 p.m. 


YFFP   High school PREP (YFFP) is accepting registrations for this new school year.


Special Collection for Syria    will be taken this Sunday 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.


Four Hours for life                 In order to support the 40 Days for Life in the diocese, our Canadian Martyrs CWL  group will hold a 4 hours Rosary chain for Pro-Life and against abortion at our parish on Sep 27 (Fri) from 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight.  All are welcome. Thank you for sharing your love to those in need.


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 this Friday 4 pm-6:30 pm  Please contact Paul Lee at 604-644-0977.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds

Iris Kwong & Billy Poon

Janille Uy & Humberto Ojeda Ramirez


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


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.


Spiritual Spa - The Interior Castle of the Soul    Discover through St. Teresa of Avila's teachings, how to journey through the beautiful castle of your soul.  Oct 4-6 (Fri-Sun) at Westminster Abbey, Mission.  Cost $175.  Facilitator: Angelina Muniz who has been giving contemplative retreat around Mexico for many years. Register 604-971-0347 email; website:


Catholic Men's Conference - Man Alive Don't miss it! Sure to be the manliest thing you do all years.  Join 1500 men on Oct 5 (Sat) at Chandos Pattison Auditorium. 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 adult/$30 students (18 & up) (lunch incl.) available at parish office or Michael at 778-834-3333 (Carpool) or Register at 


Catholic Cemeteries: Garden of Gethsemani   will have traditional burial plots or space for cremated remains available.  Visit


Walk to Keep the Dream Alive  Fund raising for Eva's House transition home.  Join the walk with friends and families on Oct 6 (Sun) 1:00 p.m. at Tynehead Park in Surrey.  Pledge online or donation to Domestic Abuse Services.  Visit

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