Friday 20 September 2013

English Bulletin for Solemnity of Canadian Martyrs

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

Solemnity of Canadian Martyrs – Sep 22, 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 6:00 pm. Prayers For Our Priests at 7:00 pm.  (Grace that Reigns Society will lead, prayers in English and Chinese for all the priests in Richmond, Surrey and White Rock.  For more info:  Benediction at 7:45 pm followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the Info Counter.


Fr. Paul Chu will be on vacation from Sep 24 to Oct 8. Please welcome Fr. John Lam from L.A. to help out together with Fr. Francis Chang and Fr. Peter Chiang.


Needs of the Church in Canada Collection    will be collected next week for the financial assistance to support the work of Bishops in Canada. Please be generous.


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


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. 


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 who like 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   still accepting registrations (G8-12 students) for this school year.  Next class will be on Oct 2 (Wed) from 7-8:30 pm in Rm H.


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.  Every Fridays 4 pm - 6:30 pm.   Please contact Paul Lee at 604-644-0977.


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.


Special Collection for Syria Thank you for your generosity last week, we have collected $8160 for the needs of Syria.


CM Voice      Sep and Oct issue has been printed.  Please take one at the Info Counter.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds

Timothy Lau & Maggie Lui


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.


El Shaddai    A Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group invites you to its 10th Anniversary on Sep 28 (Sat) 3:00-8:00 p.m. at our parish.  Speaker: Bro. Ernie Viva.  Please contact Evelyn at 604-214-0968.


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. 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


Praying the Psalms Learn why the Psalms have been central in the prayer of the Church and how to make them your personal prayer - a presentation by Prof. Shirley Sullivan.  Seven Tuesdays beginning Oct 1 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Parish, Van.  All are welcome.


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.


Volunteers needed Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre (604-576-8802), Agape (604-375-4847) and Birthright Vancouver (604-687-7223).

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