Friday 22 November 2013

English Bulletin - Christ the King

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Christ the King – Nov 24, 2013


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Dec 6 (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.


Collection for the Victims of Typhoon in the Philippines  Nov. 24 (this 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 this Sunday 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.


Youth Ministry Sunday (Dec 1)     Assist the work of Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) in providing formation, training and support for youth ministry.   Parishes with active youth ministry programming will receive a rebate from this collection.  Please be generous in supporting the youth of our parish and archdiocese.


2014 Donation Envelope    is ready for pick up at the front of courtyard.


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.


Retreat - A Taste of the Spiritual Exercises  There will be time to reflect on “Where are these obstacles in my relationship with Christ?”, “What is Christ inviting me to choose and do with my life today?” by Fr. Elton Fernandes, SJ on Nov 30 (Sat) 9:30 - 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish.  $20, register at  or call 604-822-4463 ext. 126.


Advent Day of Prayer        Nov 30 (Sat) is an opportunity to take some time to shift our attention to the coming liturgical season of ADVENT: A “Coming to” awareness of the mystery of God’s love for us at Cenacle (5989 Mackenzie Street) 9:30 - 4:00 p.m. to spend some prayerful time exploring this mystery.  A simple lunch will be provided.  Suggested offering $50.  Register at 604-266-1611 or


University Mass in honour of Our Lady  anticipated Sunday Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Dec 7 (Sat), 7:30 p.m.  Confessions start at 6:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Mass collection will go to CNEWA Canada for Syria.  Special performance by PraiseTEAM at the reception.


Thinking of the Seafarers during Christmas       Please extend an act of God’s love to sailor who will be spending their Christmas in Vancouver.  Donations of money or gifts are welcome.  Please make cheque payable to Archdiocese of Vancouver, indicated “Sailors Gift”.  For more info, call Fr. John Eason, Port Chaplain at 604-682-6447 ext. 230 or Missions to Seafarers at 604-253-4421 or donate online


Donations to the Men’s Hostel      Host over 100 men daily at our Catholic Charities emergency homeless shelter.  They are in need of winter socks, underwear, hoodies, jackets, umbrellas and your prayers.  Please drop off your gifts at 150 Robson Street, Vancouver or call 604-443-3292 or email  Volunteers are needed for the Extreme Weather Response program when temperature dips to 2 degrees or lower.   Volunteers will be called to help supervise the shelter from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.  Please call Frances Cabahug at 604-786-8981 or email for details.


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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