Friday 11 July 2014

English Bulletin - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Jul 13, 2014


Year of Hope


"For he that sings praises, not only praise, but also praise with gladness: he that sings praises, not only sing, but also love him of whom he sing. In praise, there is the speaking forth of one confessing; in singing, the affection of one loving."               - St. Augustine


St. Augustine reminds us that just singing a song is not enough. When we sing songs of God's love, it makes the songs more than just any kind of songs, but truly adds to the power of our prayers to Him.                        ~ St. Mary's Choir - Children/Young Adults



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.  Register before Jul 15.

Parish Pastoral Council    will be held on Jul 25 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group is advised to send at least one member to the meeting.


Join us in South Arm Park to have fun on Aug 4 (Mon, BC Day) from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, chairs and outdoor games.


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.


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.

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


CM Voice      New issue has been published.


Project Advance

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

          Up-to-date pledge: $141,006 balance $26,994

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

Please pledge at the office or go online         


Congratulations to our Newly Weds ~ Angelina Ng & Paul Nouth


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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 at St. John Marie Vianney House (691 W. 33rd Ave., Van.) on 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, 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


Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp (WCCCLC)  will be held on Aug 29 to Sep 1 (Fri-Mon). We welcome Chinese young adults ages 17-35 to join us for a weekend of growing in faith! This year's theme is 'Here I am, Lord' focusing on intentional discipleship. Our speaker is Father Francis Ching, an inspiring man who has shown us the importance of following Christ in our daily lives. Please visit or contact us 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


A Twilight Retreat Series    Pope Francis said: “Treat God like a close friend”.  How can we experience friendship with God who is absolutely Holy and transcendently Other?  Join us for three Ignatian Twilight Retreats with Fr. Richard Soo, SJ, a Canadian Jesuit priest of the Byzantine Catholic Church.$25 includes light snack ($30 includes light dinner at 5:30pm). Register before Aug. 4 for $70 ($85 including all three dinners). (1) “How Was Your Day?” Aug 13. (2) “Where Have You Been All My Life?” Aug 20. (3) “Your Rod and Your Staff: Comfort in the Valley of the Shadow” Aug 27. Three Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, Surrey, or call 604-576-8802.

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