Friday 2 May 2014

English Bulletin

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Third Sunday of Easter – May 4, 2014


Year of Hope


"We need the greater and lesser hopes that keep us going day by day. But these are not enough without the great hope, which must surpass everything else. This great hope can only be God, who encompasses the whole of reality and who can bestow upon us what we, by ourselves, cannot attain. The fact that it comes to us as a gift is actually part of hope. God is the foundation of hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and who has loved us to the end, each one of us and humanity in its entirety."     Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical "Saved in Hope"


Solemn Exposition of Eucharist    will be held from May 21 - 23 (Wed-Fri) from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please sign up.


Rosary          May is the month of Mother Mary, all are welcome to say Rosary 20 minutes before Sunday Masses (except 8:15 a.m.)


Parish Pastoral Council      will be held on May 16 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group is advised to send at least one member to the meeting.


Project advance   Archbishop Miller called us to "Live Gratefully, Give Generously"


*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $44,000 goes to the Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt payment.


*         Suggestion: $432/family or $36/month for 12 months.

          1.       Please pledge at the booths; or

          2.       Take a pamphlet home; or

          3.       Go online


Catholic Movie        All are welcome to enjoy Mary the movie on May 10 (Sat) at 1:00 p.m. at Room A & B.  A true story of her life, as Mother of God, from conception to her assumption into heaven.  Two and half hours. English with Chinese subtitles.


Mother's Day Luncheon       will be held on May 11 (Sun).  Lunch tickets at $18 each are available after this Saturday Mass and Sunday from 9:15 - 11:30 a.m. 


Work for Vocations  will be collected next Sunday.  Please support generously.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds ~ Tarafeltoni Ibao & Jeremias Santa Cruz


"Finding God in All Things" Series          Catherine M. Kelly M. Div will facilitate on May 5 on Praying with your imagination and May 12 on Praying with God in your day.  $20/session.


Did you know that China and India were first evangelized by the Eastern Churches?          The Eastern Catholic Churches are autonomous, self-governing particular churches in full communion with the Pope.  Together with the Latin Church, they make up the Catholic  Church as a whole.  Fr. Richard Soo, SJ, a priest in one of the Byzantine  Catholic Church will give a talk on May 8 (Thu) 7-9 p.m.


For both events at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, please call or email Joe or Katherine at 604-484-4525 or


Share the Joy of the Gospel Discover Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Evangeli Gaudium on May 7, 14 & 21 (Wed) 7 - 9 p.m. at St. Mary's Elementary School, Van.  Reflection on personal call and involvement in sharing the Gospel.  Online registration at or call Cathy at 604-874-8037.


Suffering: The Way to Grow         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


Healing and Deliverance Retreat  May 27 (Tue) starts at 7 pm. to May 29 (Thu) 3:30 pm. at Rosemary Heights, Surrey.  Sleepover and commuter rates available.


Teaching and Prayer for Healing and Deliverance       at St. Mary Church, Van on May 30 (Fri) 7-9 p.m. and May 31 (Sat) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Both events are leaded by Erika Gibello.  For registration please call Roy at 604-523-2769 or visit


Single Women interested in Religious Life  Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows invites you to join them at St. Paul Parish on May 10 (Sat) for the 9:00 a.m. Mass and then to visit the Sisters in the parish centre - ends at 3:00 p.m.  You are also invited to meet the Sisters after the Sunday Masses on May 11 (Sun) in the foyer of the church.  More info email


Biblical Talk in English by Sr. Maria Ko     Topics: "Introduction to Pope Francis" , "The Joy of the Gospel", "Sermon on the Mount" on May 20 (Tue) 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Van.  Free admission, register email or call 604-592-2429.


Salt + Light TV Free view till May 31 (Shaw 160, Telus 159).

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