Friday 7 February 2014

English Bulletin - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Feb 9, 2014


Chinese New Year Dinner  will be held this Sunday,  6:30 p.m. at Continental Seafood Restaurant.  Please bring your tickets. Thanks to all donors of raffle prizes.


Catholicism ~ Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith

These 11 lessons (each with 50 minutes DVD and workbook), illustrates the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic Faith in an epic media experience.  Viewers will witness a vision of the Catholic Faith that has never before been seen.  From the lands of the Bible to the great shrines of Europe, from the heartland of America to the mysteries of Asia and the beating heart of Africa, see the passion and glory of the Faith that claims over 1.1 billion of the earth’s people.

It is hosted by Fr. Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a theologian, author, speaker and cultural commentator.

Class will start on Mar 14 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Please register on Feb 15, 16 & 22, 23 after Mass.  $38 including workbook.  All are welcome.


Neocatechumenal Way

          Our Archbishop Michael Miller has a particular zeal to spread the Good News in a life-changing way to every person and has a particular sensitivity toward the challenges and sufferings for newcomers from different cultures and languages.  Therefore he has invited our parish to live strongly this reality, to start a journey of faith called Neocatechumenal Way.

          A team of catechists will give the catechesis twice a week, starting Feb 16 every Sunday and Thursday, both from 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.  All are invited to attend.  The catechesis will be given in English with translation in Mandarin for those who need it.


A Christian Life Program (CLP)   sponsored by Couples for Christ will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. starting Mar 1 at the Parish Hall.  The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God’s call to them as Christian couples.  The program has a total of 13 separate sessions conducted once a week.  Please call Jolie / Marilen Catibog at 604-275-2610, Ning / Edith at 604-273-2426.


Vocation Live-In                for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission on Feb 14-16.  Call 604-826-8715.


Cor Seminar          Cor in Latin means “Heart”.  Christopher West wants to speak to all about Love, Forgiveness, Healing.....  Please join all on Valentine’s Night, Feb 14, 7:00 p.m. at the East Trade and Convention Centre, Van.  Visit


Silent Live-In Retreat         for women interested in discerning a call to Religious Life on Feb 14 (Fri) 7 p.m. to Feb 16 (Sun) 3 p.m.  Registration contact Sr. Denece at 604-985-4872 or email


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


Relationships and Marriage (for singles and couples)  Relationships - who needs them?  I think I have had enough!  The bitter half or the better half?  My way or the high way.  Who rules the roost?  Fr. Elias Vella (priest and exorcist) from Malta and Diana Mascarenhas, presenter of Set Free retreats will hold a seminar on Feb 22 & 23, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (includes Mass) at All Saints Parish (821 Fairfax St. Coquitlam), call 604-526-7351.


Is it too late for Christians in the Middle East?   Carl Hetu, National Director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) will be the special guest speaker at St. Patrick’s Parish (2881 Main St. Van) on Feb 26 (Wed) 7:00 p.m.  He will give an analysis on the current situation in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, and how it is threatening the Christian presence in the region.  Visit  Free, light refreshments will be served.


Catholic After Hours – “Secrets and Mysteries of the Vatican Museum revealed”.  Join a gathering of young adults on Mar 3 (Mon) 6:30 p.m. at Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe, entrance only via Robson Street stairs to Art Gallery Patio. With a social and dinner and the presentation, explore the hidden meanings, secrets and mysteries of the Vatican Museums revealed as JP guides you through a VIP tour of the Vatican Museums with words and images.  Event cost $5 per person.


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