Friday 11 October 2013

English Bulletin - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 13, 2013


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


World Mission Sunday     will be held next Sunday.  Through this second collection we reach out through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to the more than two-thirds of the world that has yet to hear the Good News.  Your prayers and donations will help support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is beginning where it is new.  Please be as generous as possible to the collection for the Propagation of the Faith.


White Ribbon of Signatures Campaign   Will be promoted by our parish’s Catholic Women’s Leagues (English and Chinese) on Oct 26 & 27 (Sat & Sun).  Please support the national campaign by signing your name and postal code on the ribbon.  The ribbon will be sent to Members of Parliament addressing our concern about the proliferation of internet pornography.


REMEMBRANCE OF ALL SOULS   November is the month to remember all our departed family members, brothers & sisters and friends.  Please pick the “All Souls Day Remembrance” envelopes and drop into the collection basket during Mass or return to parish office. One Mass per envelope will be offered except indicated.


2014 St. Joseph Sunday Missals   is now available at Gift Shop.

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


Infant Memorial Mass on International Day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss  The special Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish (2025 Napier St. Van) on Oct 15 (Tue) 7:00 p.m.  Reception to follow at church hall.


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.  Call Dr. Paul Ungar at  604-558-5696 or email Cathy


Happy Thanksgiving!Give thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything.”  (Ep 5:20)


The New Evangelization     A 13-week DVD presentation and discussion with Dr. Ralph Martin, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Michael Hernon will be held on Oct 15 to Dec 10, every Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hall of St. Augustine’s Parish (2028 West 7th Ave, Van.  More info call 604-733-4182 or email


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., Van.).  Reception to follow, donations at door please.


A People of Hope - Prison Ministry             Presented by the Catholic Charities Justice Services.  A volunteer support and development conference takes place on Oct 19 (Sat) at 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Sunday anticipatory Mass at 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Kim Parish (10222 - 161st St. Surrey).  Guest speakers: Gerrry Ayotte (Archbishop Representative to Prisons), Dr. Christine Joines (President of Pacific Redeemer College) and Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB.  Lunch provided, please call Blair 778-240-4886.


Encourage - Spiritual Support Group          will meet on Oct 20 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, “Madonna Room” (2465 Crown St., Van.)  Encourage is a spiritual support group for family members of those who struggle with same-sex attraction.  For further info call 604-916-6192.


You are loved, You are forgiven    Forgiveness is the key factor in living truly successful and happy life.  A workshop at St. Peter’s Church (330 Royal Ave, New Westminster) on Nov 1 & 2 (Fri & Sat) will help each other feel unconditional love and acceptance means.  Register $85, call 778-239-7996 or email  Early bird before Oct 15 $70.


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, a Retreat Master, 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 beings at 10:00 a.m. and sessions will be repeated in the evening at 7:00 p.m.  For info,  call 604-448-4525 or email

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