Friday 8 August 2014

English Bulletin - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Aug 10, 2014


Year of Hope ~ A Hope that Goes Further


          Pope Benedict focuses particular attention on the greatest hope that we can have, the hope of eternal happiness forever. All of our small hopes are geared to a bigger hope -- the hope of perfect happiness.


          “Day by day, man experiences many greater or lesser hopes, different in kind according to the different periods of his life. Sometimes one of these hopes may appear to be totally satisfying without any need for other hopes. Young people can have the hope of a great and fully satisfying love; the hope of a certain position in their profession, or of some success that will prove decisive for the rest of their lives. When these hopes are fulfilled, however, it becomes clear that they were not, in reality, the whole. It becomes evident that man has need of a hope that goes further. It becomes clear that only something infinite will suffice for him, something that will always be more than he can ever attain.”(SS 30)  ~ Pope Francis


The Great Adventure - Book of Revelation        Some Catholics thought that this is a very mysterious book.  Want to find out?  Come to  join us from Sep 19, every Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (except First Friday).  Cost $35 include workbook and response.


What Catholics Believe?  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 RCIA session starting Sep 11 at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday.


Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)     Registration is ongoing for students in elementary and junior high grades.  Registration forms are available at the Info Counter.  Students who were enrolled last year are asked to please re-register early.  Knowing our class sizes in advance is helpful.


T3 Thy Kingdom Come   Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15.   Class will start on Sep 17.


Project Advance      Current pledge: $144,620, balance $23,380.  Suggest each family $432 or $36/month.  It is never too late to do good. Please pledge at the office or visit

Summer Sale


August 23 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Selection of clothing, accessories,  jewelry, household items, plants, toys, food and games.

Entertainment scheduled at: 12:00 p.m. - the making of  "Tofu Pudding", and 1:00 pm - "Tai Chi" exercise  demonstration!  Bring your families and friends!


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 from the Companions of the Cross. Please visit or contact us at


Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage  This annual Marian pilgrimage to 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 begins 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.  For bus transportation, please call Teresita 604-940-7006.


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


St. Luke’s Women’s Retreat - Healing Body, Mind and Spirit  Sep 13 & 14 (Sat & Sun) from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Loon Lake Resort. Please contact Barbara Morgan at or call 604-467-6004.  Details


World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland Two identical sessions regarding the 16-day pilgrimage package set up by Archdiocese of Vancouver will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Van. on Sep 18 and St. Bernadette Parish, Surrey on Sep 19, both start at 7:00 p.m., visit


Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference - Be Healed  Focus is on Physical Healing with internationally known Catholic evangelist, Bob Canton, three major talks and a healing service from Sep 19 to 20 at St. Matthew Church, Surrey.  Archbishop Miller will celebrate Mass at 7:00 p.m. on Sep 20 at 7:00 p.m.  Sponsored by Vancouver Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services.  Tickets $10.  Contact Lennie 604-597-8227 or


Natural Family Planning Methods  are the results of scientific research and are among the most accurate in achieving or postponing pregnancy.  To learn more?  Call Office of Life, Marriage and Family at 604-443-3220 or

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