Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin
Second Sunday of Lent – March 16, 2014
“Lent is to be lived as a time of conversion, of personal and communal renewal through drawing close to God and confident adherence to the Gospel.” - Pope Francis.
In this Holy Season, try inviting your friends to ‘Come Home’ to worship Christ who suffered and died for us.
Taking Sin Apart
What “IS” this sense-making thing called Sin? Mar 24 & 25: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Mar 26 at 7:00 Mass & healing at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Retreat
by Bishop Emeritus R. Gilmore of Dodge City, Kansas and Jacqueline Loh.
Stations of the Cross (Communal) will be held on Fridays during Lent except First Friday. English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.
Jesus awaits you in the Sacraments of Mercy! For short videos, compelling testimonials, and how-to information on Confession, visit www.rcav.org/come-to-confession. Confession time: Sat 9:00-9:25 a.m. & 4:15-4:45 p.m.
Year of Hope
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in but with what it is still possible for you to do.
The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company. ~ Pope John XX111
Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Mar 21 (Fri) 7:45 p.m. Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.
A Christian Life Program (CLP) Sponsored by Couples for Christ every Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. 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.
Neocatechumenal Way The catechesis of the Neocatechumenal Way continues every Sunday and Thursday at 7:30pm in the parish hall. At this time we are at the central message of the good news (Kerygma) of the love of Jesus Christ for all of us sinners. We will then have a Penitential Celebration, an excellent way to help us enter the spirit of Lent. We will have also the joy of the presence of Archbishop Miller in one of the evenings of the catechesis.
St. Andrew’s Parish (480 East 47th Ave. Van)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the Renewing of your Mind” (Rm. 12:2) from Mar 17-19, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. led by Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC, Director, Divine Retreat Centre, Delhi, India. Call 604-327-2824 or Stephen at 1-778-318-6274.
Guardian Angels Church (1161 Broughton St. Van)
Forgiveness, Love, Healing. Begins with Holy Eucharistic celebration and Mass by Fr. Rudolf D’Souza from Mar 24-26, 7:00 p.m. Free, no registration. Call 604-684-5775.
Catholic After Hours with Young Adults “Celibacy and Marital Love: A Marriage Made in Heaven” Mar 19 (Wed) 6:30 p.m. at Wicked Cafe, 1399 West 7th Ave., at Hemlock St. Van., with social and dinner, presentation at 7:30 p.m. by Felipe Grossing on both marriage and celibacy as ways to follow Jesus. $5 per person.
Human Trafficking, Prostitution and the current law information session Pope Francis said: “I hope that Christians and persons of good faith may make efforts to ensure that men, women, young people or children may never more be victims of human trafficking. It is the most effective foundation for re-establishing human dignity and proclaiming Christ’s Gospel in towns and country, because Jesus wishes to sow life in abundance everywhere.” Mar 26 (Wed) 7-9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, Van., Apr 8 (Tue) 7-9 pm at Immaculate Conception, Delta. Contact email@example.com or visit http://rcav.org/trafficking/.
Mass for Infant and Child Loss In collaboration with A Little Light of Heaven, a bereavement organization ministering families after the loss of a baby, this Mass to honour and remember children and unborn babies including miscarried and stillborn infants will be held on Mar 30 (Sun) at 2:30 p.m. in the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani. Visit www.littlelightofheaven.com.
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