Friday 10 January 2014

English Bulletin - Baptism of the Lord

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Baptism of the Lord – Jan 19, 2014


Year of Hope VITAMINS 


Interested in learning more about the theological “virtue of HOPE”  Why not help yourself and pick up a “Vitamin” note from the clear  bowl on the church Info Counter underneath the Year of Hope signage!


To build a culture of vocations, our Parish Vocation Committee invites all to the Mass this Saturday, Jan 18 at 9:30 a.m.  Promoting Vocations is everybody’s responsibility. 


Parish Pastoral Council    will be held on Jan 24 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


Chinese New Year  Dinner  Will be held on Feb 9 (Sun) 6:30 p.m. at Continental Seafood Restaurant.  Tickets $38/ Adult, $28/Student will available next week. Donation of gift cards or items for raffle prize is appreciated.  Please drop off at Info Counter.


Consider Increasing Sunday Offerings  Please consider the increasing costs to operate our parish.  Your offertory gifts help make the many ministers, community outreach and support programs in our parish.  Most importantly, you help maintain our place of worship for you and your family.  As God blesses us each year with many gifts, please consider recognizing the needs of the parish with a sacrificial increase in your weekly gift this year.


Donation Envelopes 2014   For users of numbered envelopes, please write down your full name for cross reference. For those who use the envelopes on the pews,  please write your full name, address and phone number to ensure your donation can be recorded properly.


Respect to God in Liturgy


1.       Proper dress for Mass.

2.       Say prayer slowly from the heart.

3.       Say “men” in receiving Holy Eucharist.

4.       Please keep a prayerful environment.

5.       Do not leave your seat during Gospel and Homily.

6.       No food or drinks inside Children’s Room and guide your children in attending Mass.


Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Conception   As the MIC sisters are leaving the diocese after 92 years of service, Archbishop will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass for them on Jan 12 (this Sun) at 5 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Cathedral.  Everyone, especially all alumni, are welcome.


Red Mass and Dinner        Join Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB and special guest, Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB for Mass on Jan 16 at 5:10 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral followed by dinner at Vancouver Club.  Tickets will be available online.


3 Popes, 1 Faith: Defining Francis, John Paul II & John XX111 for a New Generation              Presentation by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Sebastian Gomes of Salt & Light Media on Jan 17 (Fri) 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church (2250, 150 St. Surrey).  Free, visit or call 604-683-0281.


Has Christ been Divided?   It is the theme of the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan 18-25.  We are called to celebrate our diversity and be faithful to Christ’s call for the unity of His Church.  Prayer, songs and witness on Jan 19 (Sun) at 7:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church (5745 Wales St. Van.) with Archbishop Miller and other Christian leaders attending.  Visit or or call 604-468-2871 ext 229.


100th World Day of Migrants and Refugees  Archbishop Miller will celebrate Mass on Jan 19 (Sun), 2:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral.  Gather together as One Family with the theme this year “Towards a Better World”.


Winter Institute  Training for RCIA, PREP, LWC and Youth Ministry.  Topics: Core Catholic Life, Volunteer Management, Stewardship, Basics of the Faith and more.  Jan 25 (Sat) at Holy Cross Secondary School from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. cost $35 before Jan 17, includes lunch.  Register, visit


One Conference 2014       Featuring world-class speakers Fr. Robert Spitzer SJ, Christopher West, Dr. Josephine Lombardi, and a closing Mass with Archbishop Michael Miller at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Feb 15 (Sat) 9 a.m - 5:30 p.m. Online tickets $40 at or at any Catholic parish office.


St. Patrick Regional Secondary School Open House   Presentation on “Life as a Celtic” touring on Jan 19 at 1:00 p.m.   Deadline for accepting applications for G8 is Feb 12.  No entrance exam, visit


Catholic Connections The CCCB’s Correctional Ministry Liaison is working to identify a cross Canada community of Catholics called to be in service to those touched by crime.  This ministry can be visiting a prison, supporting released offenders directly or indirectly with re-integration, or providing outreach to families and victims impacted by crime.    The goal is to further a spirit of dignity, compassion and hope in the Justice System.  Join the Restorative Justice Network in Canada by signing up at

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