Friday 18 July 2014

English Bulletin - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 20, 2014


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Aug 1 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. 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.



A summer faith-based “Soft skill” camp, conducted by Patrick Chun Jr., UBC Broad-Based Admission Reader and Kitty Wong, etiquette teacher will start on Jul 28 - Aug 1 (Mon-Fri) and 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.

Parish Pastoral Council      will be held this Friday 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group is advised to send at least one member to the meeting.


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.


Project Advance

Parish goal: $168,000 of which $44,000 goes to Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt.  Up-to-date pledge: $141,206, balance $26,794.  Suggest each family $432 or $36/month.  Please pledge at the office or go online        


Congratulations to our Newly Weds ~ Gabriel Chau & Cindy Tam


Join us in South Arm Park (Williams Road and Garden City Road) 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.


St. James and the Pilgrim Way    Learn about St. James the Greater and the pilgrimage devoted to him, the Way of St. James (El Camino) on Jul 25 (Friday, Feast day of St. James) from 7:00-9:00 pm at Holy Rosary Hall, Vancouver.  19 years or older, admission $10.  Pre-register at or call 604-602-0139.


Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp (WCCCLC)  will be held on Aug 29 to Sep 1 (Fri-Mon). Welcome Chinese young adults age 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    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.


Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage  Annual Marian Pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mission will be held on Aug 16 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Mission Heritage Park (7494 Mary Street, Mission).  Confession begin at 10:00 a.m. Mass at 1:00 p.m. followed by procession to the Grotto for Rosary and Benediction.  Please bring your food, table and chairs. Hot food can be purchased.


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

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