Friday 4 July 2014

English Bulletin - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 6, 2014



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 on 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.


Project Advance

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

          Up-to-date pledge: $140,306 balance $27,694.

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

Please pledge at the office or go online         

Welcome all Visitors          Catholics who bring their non-Catholic friends for Mass are reminded that non-Catholics cannot receive Communion.  They can ask for a blessing instead.


On Vacation?          Check Mass time at


Summer Sale         will be held on Aug 23 (Sat).  Donation of new items is 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.


Do you want to serve in the Biggest Organization on Earth?


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Vocations in Progress (V.I.P.)      Have frank questions about priesthood?  Want to follow Christ the Lord more closely?  V.I.P. offers an opportunity for men discerning their call to gather in fraternity and prayer.  These events take place in the casual atmosphere of St. John Marie Vianney House (691 W. 33rd Ave., Van.) on Jul 11 (Fri) and Jul 26 (Sat) at 5:00 p.m.


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


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


YouthLeader 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


Searching in the Spirit   Annual Post-Confirmation training event will take place from Aug 18 - 22 (Mon-Fri) at Camp Jubilee at the base of Mt. Seymour.  Welcome youth age 12 & 13 who are confirmed this summer. Register at


Summer Institute     One-day faith formation and ministry training for adults.  Donna Ortuso, Co-founder and Director of the Lay Centre in Rome will present "The Lay Person's Busy Path to Holiness"  Aug 23 (Sat) at St. Patrick Secondary School, Vancouver.  $35 including lunch.  Register at


Emergency Appeal for Sudan                 The escalating conflict in South Sudan has created the large scale displacement of communities  in their country with an estimated 4 million people in need of aid.  To act and help the most vulnerable in food and medical, please support through

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