Friday 27 June 2014

English Bulletin - St. Peter and St. Paul Sunday

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

St. Peter and St. Paul – June 29, 2014


Year of Hope


“With regard to God, our poverty is our humble recognition and acceptance of our sinfulness, helplessness, and utter nothingness, and the acknowledgment of our neediness before Him, which expresses itself as hope in Him, as an openness to receive all things from Him as from our Father.”             ~    By Blessed Teresa of Calcutta


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Jul 4 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Vocations hour at 6:00 p.m., Benediction at 7:45 p.m. 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 p.m.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.



Preparing for university starts from elementary school!  A summer faith-based “Soft Skill” camp, conducted by Patrick Chun Jr., UBC Broad-Based Admission Reader and Kitty Wong, etiquette teacher.  They will train your children from Grade 2 - 11 how to succeed in life with better appearance, manners and communication skills, which ultimately will help them getting into their favourite university.

Group A : Jul 21 - 25 and Group B: Jul 28 - Aug 1 (Mon-Fri), For Gr. 2-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & for Gr. 8-11, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  Catechetical program designed for those: (1) unbaptized persons, (2) baptized Christians of other denominations, and (3) Catholics with little formal study of the Faith.  We welcome all of you to our next session starting Sep 11 at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday.


T3 Thy Kingdom Come   Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15.  Forms are available at the Info Counter.  Last day of early bird registration is Jul 31.  Class will start on Sep 17.


Congratulations to our Newly Baptized ~ Isaac Wong, Dylan (Marie) Azote, Kianne So & Alvin Fong


Sr. Herminia  She is on her annual vacation until July 4.  Sister is asked to be transferred to Albuquerque, New Mexico by her Provincial after that.  We thank sister for her service in our parish.  May God’s blessing be with her always!


Project Advance

* Parish  goal: $168,000 of which $44,000 goes to Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt.  Up-to-date pledge: $133,406 balance $34,594.

* Suggest each family $432 or $36/month.

Please pledge at the office or go online Thank you.


Summer Sale          will be held on Aug 23 (Sat).  Donation of new items are welcome.  Rental table are available at $25.


PLEASE DO NOT WEAR   Tank tops, hats/caps, sleeveless, low cut, belly-showing, shorts, mini-skirts, slippers/flip-flops inside Church at all times.


Vocations Live-In   for boys and young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission on Jul 4-6 (Fri-Sun),  Info call 604-826-8715.


Activate your Baptism: A Three Series Event Come reflect, listen, pray and strengthen your faith with Rosemary Height’s Three Series Event by Sr. Maureen Kunz, RGS.  “God wants you” on Jul 19 (Sat) and “God loves you” on Jul 26 (Sat), both from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both $50 includes lunch and snacks and “God needs you” on Sep 5-6 (Fri-Sat), $130/single occupancy, $110 double occupancy.  Register at or call 604-576-8802.


The Feminine Heart: An Evening with the Sisters of Life        Come spend time with the Sisters of Life, a thriving congregation of religious, based in the Bronx, NY, as they lead an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, prayer and Q & A on Jul 29 (Thu) from 6-9 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, Van.  Visit or


Lectio Divina           Hear God speaking to us now in a passage of Scripture.  It has 4 parts: Reading of the Passage, Meditation on the Passage, Loving conversation with God and Silent Prayer of love for God.  Every Tuesday at St. John the Apostle Parish, Van. from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


Youth Leader 2014  This dynamic Christian leadership training event is open to teens 14 or older to take leadership roles in their parishes, schools and communities.  Aug 11-15, Summit Park, Abbotsford. Register at


St. Paul School       has a few spaces available for the school year 2014-15.   Interested, please call 604-277-4487 or

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