Friday 15 November 2013

English Bulletin - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Nov 17, 2013


Home Mission         The second collection this Sunday is to support the 12 Catholic missions in First Nations communities throughout the Archdiocese and the Apostleship of the Sea serving seafarers who work on ships that visit Vancouver harbour.  Please support.


Collection for the Victims of Typhoon in the Philippines  Nov. 24 (next Sun), a special collection in the Archdiocese will be taken for typhoon relief.  Development and Peace's Caritas partner in the Philippines will be coordinating distribution of food and shelter for victims of the catastrophe.  Donation can be made by cheque payable to our parish or donate online at  It is eligible for the matching fund program of the federal government until Dec 9, 2013.


Year of Faith Closing and Papal Honours 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.  Reception to follow.


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.  Please register by Nov 30.


St. Mark's Gospel (2 Vols)  English Comic Edition is available at Gift Shop.  Good for Christmas gift!


Clergy Study Week  Fr. Paul will be away for clergy study week from Nov 18 - 22.  Please keep our priests in your prayer.


CM Voice      Nov/Dec issue is available at Info Counter.


Twilight Retreat: How Do I Pray When I am Suffering?          Facilitated by Fr. Elton Fernandes, S.J.  What do we do with the real pain and confusion of suffering?  The two-hour retreat includes talk, guided prayer and options for continuing prayer in daily life.  Nov 19 (Tue) 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Info call 604-876-8802 or email


Living the Gospel, a call to Eco-Justice  A partnership program with Canadian Religious Conference will be held on Nov 23 (Sat) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Holy Name Parish (4925 Cambie Road).  What are the theological and spiritual foundations that call us to action with others?  What does the Christian faith have to say about the issues?  Cost $55.  Please bring lunch.  Register email or call 604-272-4779.


Inaugural Archdiocesan Women's Conference


Why should you attend?


Pope Francis said "The role of women in the Church is not only maternity; the mother of the family, but it's stronger: it is, in fact, the icon of the Virgin, of Our Lady, the one who helps the Church grow!"


On Nov 23 (Sat) at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., you'll have the opportunity to hear from three Catholic women: Teresa Tomeo, Theresa Polakovic and Cheridan Sanders.


For more info, see the notice in the bulletin, or visit the archdiocesan website at


Catholic Forum: Salvation and Non-Christians Presentation and discussion with Fr. John Tritschler on Nov 26 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church (5251 Joyce St.).  By donation.  More info visit or call Dr. Paul Ungar 604-588-5696.


Perennial Philosophy Classes I: Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy from Nov 28 - Dec 19 (4 Thursday evenings) at Holy Family Parish.  This series of four lectures by Fr. Anthony Uy, FSSP is intended for beginners who would like to learn more about good Philosophy, which is the foundation of solid Theology.  Registration, please call 604-875-8414.


Archbishop Annual Mass for Life  on Nov 30 (Sat) 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral.  Rosary at 6:30 p.m.  Donation of finger foods for reception is appreciated.


Free GST offer on Catholic Cemetery Plots, Crypts and Niches       will expire on Nov 29.  Also free guide is available at  For personal tour, please call 604-531-2141.

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