Friday 25 October 2013

30th ordinary English

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church-Church Bulletin

(30th Sunday in Ordinary time-27 October)


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Nov 1 (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. Divine Mercy Devotion  will be held at 7:20 pm.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


All Saints - Nov 1     May all the Saints pray for our Church and guide us towards our Heavenly Father.


All Souls - Nov 2      May all our faithful departed, especially those being neglected, rest in peace.


REMEMBRANCE OF ALL SOULS           November is the month to remember all our departed ones.  Please use the “All Souls Day Remembrance” envelopes. One Mass per envelope will be offered except indicated otherwise.


Canadian Addressing Sexual Exploitation          Our Parish’s CWL invite all to support the efforts to fight against the import, export, selling, distributing, access and possessing of child pornography worldwide.  Please join us this Sunday by signing on our ‘Paper Ribbon’ and registration form which you will find at the entrance of the church.  Let our voice be heard.


Walk the Talk, Walk with Faith     Our CWL Canadian Martyrs Council will collect men’s jackets, pants and new socks for Kettle Friendship Society.  Please drop off the above items in our Parish on Nov 9 & 10 (Sat & Sun) before or after Mass.


Fr. Paul Chu’s 20th Year of Ordination Dinner celebration will be held on Dec 8 (Sun) at Fisherman’s Terrace Restaurant at Aberdeen Centre at 6:30 p.m.  $42 for adult and $32 for children under the age of 12.  Please call William Yeung at 604-351-8289 for tickets.


Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Holy Family Sunday        Celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary or a multiple of 5 (ie 15th, 20th... or 50th & above) in 2013?  Join the Renewal of Marriage Vow and receive blessings of God on Dec 28 (Sat) at 5:00 p.m. Mass or Dec 29 (Sun) at all Sunday Masses.  Registration starts from Nov 2 to 30.


Congratulations to our Newly Baptized

Thomas & Elizabeth Louis,

Christopher Tang & Anthony Ho


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, a drop-in centre in East Vancouver.  Please contact your parish office or visit


Inaugural Archdiocesan Women’s Conference will be held on Nov 23 (Sat) at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. featuring Cheridan Sanders (producer, Salt & Light), Teresa Tomeo (author, syndicated Catholic talk show host) and Theresa Polakovic (founder and executive director, ENDOW).  Details or call 604-443-3220.


Meeting Christ Personally in Prayer        Twilight Retreat facilitated by Fr. Elton Fernandes, S.J. on Nov 6 (Wed) 6-8 pm. at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Call 604-576-8802 or email


Let Me Love You     Presentation by Christopher West, author, speaker and teacher of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  Topics on Desire, Design, Destiny at Our 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). 


Unwrapping the Gift of Faith     in St. Joseph the Worker, Richmond, Fr. Philip Chircop SJ will speak on Faith as Radical Trust on Nov 11, Faith as Fidelity to all our Relationships on Nov 12 and Faith is Looking at Life with Easter Eyes on Nov 13.  The 3-day program begins at 10:00 a.m. and sessions will be repeated in the evening at 7:00 p.m.  Call 604-448-4525 or email


Is God calling You to be a Priest?

Call Fr. Bryan Duggan, Assistant Vocation Director at 604-443-3254 or visit or


Vocation Live-In      For boys and young men will be held on Nov 15-17 (Fri-Sun) at Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, B.C.  Interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life?  Call 604-826-8715 for more details.


End the Year of Faith with “Mary of Nazareth”            Holy Family Parish is sponsoring the Vancouver-area premiere of Mary of Nazareth, an epic motion picture from Ignatius Press on the life of Mary, mother of Christ.  Nov 16 (Sat), 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium (Pacific Academy, Surrey).  Tickets $15 at door, $12 online ($10 for 15 or more).  Please visit / or contact Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP.


Halloween Candy Collection         Save some for Agape Street Ministry this year.  Please drop off at your parish office or call 604-215-4115.


New Section Opens at Gardens of Gethsemani - Free GST Visit or call 604-531-2141.   Free GST offer before Oct 31.



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