Friday 27 September 2013

English Bulletin - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sep 29, 2013


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Oct 4 (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.


Grace that Reigns Society will be organizing Prayers for Priests in Richmond, Surrey and churches in White Rock.  Come to join us on First Friday, Oct 4, 7:00 p.m. at church.  Prayers will be in English and Chinese.


ROSARY MONTH    You are invited to say Rosary together in October. Please come 25 minutes before every Sunday Masses (except 8:15 a.m.).


Four Hours for life   Thank you for your participation on Sep 27 evening.    The Vancouver Life Chain will take place on Oct 6 (Sun) at BC Women's and Children's Hospital (Oak Street at West 29th Ave) 2 to 3 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair if necessary.  We pray that, with God's help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and beyond.  Diocese campaign ends on Nov 3.


Joining the faith Journey


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

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   still accepting registrations (G8-12 students).  Class will be on Oct 2 (Wed) 7-8:30 pm.


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.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds ~ William Tang & Mei Kay Hsu


Congratulations to our Newly Baptized ~ Adam Chau, Chantella Lee, Adrian Lee, Mike Kong & Sarah Li


Congratulations to our First Holy Communion ~ Audrey Norika So


The Second Annual Archbishop's Dinner on Oct 30 (Wed) at Hyatt Regency Vancouver (655 Burrard Street, Van.)  Reception at 6 pm followed by dinner.  Tickets $150, proceeds to The Door is Open.  Please contact your parish office or visit


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.) contact Michael at 778-834-3333 (Carpool) or register at  To guarantee lunch and breakfast, please register before this Sunday Sep 29.


Transitus of St. Francis      from this life into the next presented by St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity.  Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Oct 3 (Thu) at Our Lady of Fatima, Coquitlam.  Info: 604-525-7425 or


You're a Better Parent than You Think    Anyone who contacts with children are having their confidence, peace of mind and authority undercut by widespread myths pushed upon them by experts, media and almost everybody else.   Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist and father of 10 is here to help.  Free presentation on Oct 4 (Fri) 7:00 at St. Jude School, 2953 East 15th Ave., Van.


Catholic Forum        "The Song of Creation: from Genesis to Tolkien" on Oct 15 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church (5251 Joyce Street, Van).  Guest speaker, Dr. C.S. Morrissey from Redeemer Pacific College.  Info call Dr. Paul Ungar at  604-558-5696 or email Cathy


Annual White Mass for all healthcare providers and their families on Oct 18 (Fri) 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 2028 West 7th Ave., Vancouver.  Reception to follow, donations at door please.


Ken-Ya Help?          Fundraising Event for Oblate Mission in Kenya.  Oct 26 (Sun) 6:00 p.m. at St. Augustine's Parish (2028 West 7th Ave. Van).  Gourmet buffet - prizes ~ entertainment & more.  Tickets $80.  (Tax receipt for half of ticket price).  Donations are welcome.


You are loved, You are forgiven    Forgiveness is the key factor in living truly successful and happy life.  You will realize how loved you are which will take you to a new level of self-confidence.  At St. Peter's Church (330 Royal Ave, New Westminster) on Nov 1 & 2 (Fri & Sat).  Register $85, call 778-239-7996 or email before Oct 15.


Let Me Love You     Presentation by special guest Christopher West, author, speaker and teacher of John Paul II's Theology of the Body.  Topics on Desire, Design, Destiny at Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Surrey on Nov 9 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller CSB.  Ticket: $30.and $12 (workbook).  Please refer to notice board.

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