Friday 1 November 2013

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church -Church Bulletin

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

31st Ordinary – Nov 3, 2013


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.


Mass for Deceased Bishops, Priests and Religious  will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Nov 7 (Thu) 12:10 p.m.  All are welcome.


Peter’s Pence         The second collection this Sunday is for the charitable work of the Holy See.  Visit for its history.

 Please be generous.


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.


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

call 604-215-4115.


Year of Faith Closing and Papal Honors Mass     Archbishop Miller will celebrate with a special Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Nov 24 (Sun) at 2:30 p.m.  In addition, awards from Pope Francis will be given out to men and women in the Archdiocese for unstinting service to the Archdiocese.  A reception will follow in the Cathedral Hall.


Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Holy Family Sunday        Celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary or a multiple of 5  ( i.e. 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.


2014 Envelopes      We realize that there are quite a number of unclaimed envelopes each year.  We now post the unclaimed envelope numbers at the notice board.  Please contact parish office to reclaim it before Nov 10.  To save money, unclaimed ones will not be printed in 2014.


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


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.


Faith in Action        Celebrate the Ecclesial Movements and New Communities at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey on Nov 16 (Sat), Mass at 9:00 a.m. by Archbishop followed by testimonies. Cost $15 includes lunch and break.  Register at or call 604-683-0281 ext. 229.


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 on the life of Mary.  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.


Luke 15 House Dinner Fundraiser          Buffet dinner, silent auction, door prized, live entertainment and life changing testimonies.  Nov 15 (Fri) 7:00 at Grace point Community Church (3847 King George Blvd. South Surrey).  Call 604-930-4884 or visit


Never Too Early      Free download for “A Catholic Personal Planning Guide” from or call 604-531-2141 for details of all Catholic cemeteries in our diocese.


Making your Will      Our legal title is “Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver as represented by Canadian Martyrs Parish.”

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