Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin
21th Sunday of ordinary time – August 23, 2014
Year of Hope
It is our hope in the Lord that strengthens us and helps us walk through the vale of death.
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Is 40:30-31)
A Musical Experience
How do we define the word HOPE in a world where there seems to be so much hopelessness? Rather than define it, our talented youth will tell a compelling story of Hope. Please mark your calendars and be sure to invite your family and friends to a night of beautiful music. It will be presented on Sep 28 (Sun) 7:00 p.m. here in celebration of the Year of Hope and Feast of the Canadian Martyrs.
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 includes 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.
First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sep 5 (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. Divine Mercy Devotion will be held at 7:20 p.m. Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.
Summer Sale We thank all donors of gifts and volunteers to make it a success. May God bless you all.
Project Advance Current pledge: $145,020, balance $22,980. Suggest each family $432 or $36/month. It is never too late to do good. Please pledge at the office or visit www.rcav.org.
T3 Thy Kingdom Come Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15. Class will start on Sep 17.
Responding to the Crisis in the Middle East Pope Francis has written to the world’s bishops inviting them to pray for peace. In a letter to the CCCB, the Bishops of Canada and their local Churches were invited “to unite with the Holy Father in steadfast prayer to invoke the gift of peace from the Holy Spirit.” Read the letter here: rcav.org/prayer-and-humanitarian-appeals.
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 wccclc.ca or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Light / Green Light Screening As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution. Red Light Green Light explores the effects of various approaches in an attempt to answer the question. Aug 26 at St. Augustine Parish, Van at 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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 www.rcav.org/world-youth-day-2016.
Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference - Be Healed 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 on Sep 20 at 7:00 p.m. . Tickets $10. Call Lennie 604-597-8227 or www.vccrs.ca.
St. Paul School has a few spaces available in the intermediate grades for the school year 2014-2015. For interested families, registration information packages are available from the parish office. Please direct questions to Maureen Moorehead, the school’s principal, at email@example.com.
Read with Your Children Learn how to read aloud with your children and how to interact with them to make reading fun. Proposed free activity for Saturday or Sunday afternoons Saturdays, Sep 6, 13, 20, 27. Starting at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Latash. Saint Kateri Centre, 887 Keefer St., Vancouver. Healthy snacks provided. Parents or caregivers must remain with their children. For more info, contact Rennie at 604-683-0281 Ext. 274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.