Friday 28 March 2014

English Bulletin - 4th Sunday of Lent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

4th Sunday of Lent – Mar 30, 2014




"God never tires of forgiving us.  We are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy." ~ Pope Francis


The Lenten Recollection on Apr 21 (Sat)


What are your five loaves and two fishes? A Recollection with Fr. Bryan Duggan, Associate Vocations Director, organized by English Prayer Group at 7:30 p.m.


One Hour with Jesus.  Mandarin retreat by Fr. Peter Chiang at 1:30 p.m., organized by Mandarin Legionaries.

Stations of the Cross (Communal)    will be held on Apr 11 & 18.  English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.


Jesus awaits you in the Sacrament of Mercy!

Lenten Confession Schedule on Apr 10 & 11 (Thu & Fri), 14 & 15 (Mon & Tue), starts at 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Apr 4 (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.


Two Popes, Two Saints Archdiocese will have a celebration for the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Apr 27 (Sun) at Pacific Coliseum, PNE. Free tickets will be distributed and school bus may be arranged.  Please register at the Info Counter.


Catholic Movie          About Pope John XXIII - Pope of Peace's life from youth through priest, cardinal and pope....a simple country man, with great love and compassion towards the poor and out casts.....supposedly to be elected as the "interim pope". He surprised the Church and the world by calling the second Vatican Council.  Come to watch it on Apr 5 (Sat) at 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at English with Chinese subtitle.


Year of Hope


"The virtue of 'Hope' consists of two basic concepts - Firstly, looking forward to eternal happiness and secondly, being confident that God will help fulfill our expectations. 


'Hope' is another side of 'Faith'.  'Faith' leaps us to the firm belief that God will keep His promises to love us, care for us and give us eternal happiness.  Thus 'Hope' is not the optimism of all Christians without ground. Instead, it gives us the solid proof of God's sincerity and mercy with Christ's giving up His life for us and in His Resurrection.  Even at the times of difficulties in our encounter in our lifetime,

'Hope' makes us to expect and rely without disappointment, on God's readiness to help us."


A Taize Prayerful Night for Pro-Life  Welcome all to light up our hearts with candles, songs and intercessions in Taize Prayers for the babies (reborn or will born), parents and grandparents (wounded or amazed) on Apr 4 (First Friday) 8:40 p.m. after Mass at Church.


RCIA - 2nd Rite of Scrutiny          Please continue to pray for our elected who are preparing for their baptism this Easter.


Share Lent campaign on Global Hunger "In the poor and outcast we see Christ's face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ".  Through your generous donations on Apr 6 (Sun) to Development and Peace, you are helping the poor, the marginalized and those who are suffering.


Parish Community  Activities  invites all parents and students to attend this preparation for post-secondary. a English & Cantonese talk on "Manners & Etiquette"  Apr 5 (Sat) 10:30 -11:30 a.m.  Free admission.


Finance Report of 2013 is now posted on the bulletin board.


Congratulations to our newly Baptized ~ Nathan (Moses) Pau


The Catholic Forum           invites you to explore the topic 'Joy and Solidarity: Pope Francis "Vision of Catholicism in Evangelii Gaudium" with Dr. Peter Balltutis from Corpus Christi College.   Apr 1 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church 5251 Joyce St. Van.  By donation. Call Cathy at 604-874-8037.


Family Celebration: Evangelization         A Journey that starts at home  Apr 5 (Sat) at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey.  Talks by Marcus Grodi, host of "The Journey Home"  Fr. James Mallon, host of the EWTN series "Dogmatic Theology" and Fr. John Horgan, series host and frequent EWTN guest.  Archbishop Miller will celebrate Holy Mass.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Visit


Mary and the Passion        One day Lenten reflection with Fr. John Horgan on Apr 12 (Sat) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Parish, Coquitlam.  Bring your own bag lunch, coffee will be supplied.


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