Thursday 17 April 2014

English Bulletin - Easter Sunday

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday) – April 20, 2014


"Jesus is the Winner who has won over sin and death.?et the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!

          If you have kept Him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms.

          If you have been indifferent, take a risk: you won't be disappointed.

          If following him seems difficult, don't be afraid, trust Him, be confident that He is close to you."                ~  Pope Francis


Two Popes, Two Saints

          On Divine Mercy Sunday, Apr 27, Pope John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized in Rome, and our Archdiocese will celebrate it at PNE's Pacific Coliseum, starting with Grand Procession at 2:00 p.m. Divine Mercy at 2:30 p.m. and Mass at 3:00 p.m. with Archbishop Miller.

          For those who have registered and have not picked up the entrance tickets and bus tickets, please contact Mary Au at 604-760-0788.  Next Sunday, bus will leave at 12:20 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. sharp.  Please be on time.

New Book     "St. John Paul the Great: His Five Loves" are available at Gift Shop.


Divine Mercy Sunday on April 27th

The late Pope John Paul II granted a Plenary Indulgence to the faithful for participation in this Feast of Mercy under the following conditions:

1)       Sacramental Confession 8 days prior to or after the Feast Day.

2)       Offer prayers for the intentions of the Pope.

3)       Receive Communion in a state of grace on Divine Mercy Sunday.  Sunday Mass fulfills this obligation.

4)       Participate in a special prayer service in honor of the Divine Mercy on that day or at least recite before the Blessed Sacrament an Our Father, the Creed and a devout prayer to Merciful Jesus: "Jesus, I trust in You"


Catholic Friends      This Mandarin Evangelization  evening will be held on May 3 (Sat) at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends for sharing and a free meal.  Please sign up.


Parish Office           Closed on this Easter Monday.


New Life in Christ.

Congratulations to our

Newly Baptized and Newly Confirmed.

Please continue to pray for them.


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      May 2 (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. Divine Mercy Devotion  will be held at 7:20 pm.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


Easter Octave Twilight Retreat     Apr 23 (Wed) 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. with Taize chants, immersing the soul in the simplicity of prayer and music at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Cost $30. Contact 604-576-8802.


Stressful Catholic Women  Would you like to improve your self-esteem, confidence, authenticity and relationship with self and others?  DAS-OLGCS, Surrey is running a 10-week series starting Apr 24.  Info at or call Anne 604-585-6688 / 604-562-6357.


Living and Leading by Faith  Archdiocesan Spring Institute offers one-day faith formation on Apr 26 at St. Patrick School, Vancouver from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Topics include Basics of the Faith, Core Catholic Life, Adolescent Development and more.  Cost $45 including lunch.  Register online


"Finding God in All Things" Series Catherine M. Kelly M. Div will facilitate them at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Apr 28 on Praying with scripture, May 5 on Praying with your imagination and May 12 on Praying with God in your day.  $20/session, call or email Joe or Katherine at 604-484-4525 or


Is your Marriage in Crisis? Retrouvaille is a Catholic peer ministry which offers a two-month program for needed couples.  Apr 25-27 for lower mainland, call 604-530-6710.


Free to Believe    Rethinking Freedom of Conscience & Religion in Canada.  May 2 (Fri), 7:00 p.m. at Holy Name Parish.  Presented by Mary Anne Waldron, QC, and jointly hosted by the Catholic Physicians' Guild & the St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild. 


Suffering: The Way to Grow         World renowned speaker, Fr. John Hampsch, CMF will give a speech on May 9 (Fri) 7-9 pm and May 10 (Sat) 9-5 pm at Archbishop Carney Secondary, 1335 Dominion Ave (at Lougheed Hwy), Port Coquitlam.  Tickets $20 each or $30 for two.  Please call Vernon at 604-460-0114 or

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