Friday 29 August 2014

English Bulletin - 22nd Ordinary

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Aug 31, 2014


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.


Year of Hope ~ 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.   Free tickets are available now.


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


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.


Liturgy of the Word with Children (LWC)  will resume on Sep 14.


Project Advance  Current pledge: $145,902, balance $22,098.  Suggest each family $432 or $36/month.  It is never too late to do donate. Please pledge at the office or visit


Catholics Come Home on EWTN  EWTN was recently in Vancouver to film segments for its new Catholics Come Home TV series. Two Vancouverites are featured in the first few episodes of the show, which premieres this afternoon (Aug 31) at 3:00 p.m. The program will be repeated several times.  For the full schedule, visit  Filmed in more than a dozen scenic locations in Canada and the U.S., episodes feature interviews with people who recently returned to Jesus and the Catholic Church as a result of the Catholics Come Home program and the call of the Holy Spirit.


The Devotion of Our Mother of Perpetual Help  Its 17th Anniversary will be held on Sep 3 (Wed), 6:30 p.m. at St. Monica Church (No. 5 & Cambie).  There will be a potluck, please bring some food to share.


Retreat on the Eucharist    Fr. Anthony Ho will give a talk on "Comforting the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus" on Sep 13 (Sat) from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Vancouver.  More info contact the Eucharistic Apostolate of Vancouver at 604-526-0178.


St. Luke's Women's Retreat - Healing Body, Mind and Spirit  As 21st Century women, our lives are so busy providing for the needs of family, friends and co-workers.  Jesus says, "Come to Me ... and I will give you rest".  Sep 13 & 14 (Sat & Sun) at Loon Lake Resort.  More info contact Barbara Morgan at or call 604-467-6004 or


Theology of the Body         Come and discover God's original design for us, our call to holiness, and our destiny with Him in Heaven.  Fr. Alan Boisclair will explain to us what Pope John Paul II reveals our true human nature, in the image and likeness of God, as a "Communion of persons, in the sincere gift of self".   Sep 17 - Dec 3, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m. at Holy Name Parish (4925 Cambie Street, Van.)


Living and Leading By Faith Archdiocesan Formation Institutes for adults will hold a one-day faith formation training courses which include Core Catholic Life, Basic of the Faith, Encountering God in Our Lives, and more on Sep 27 (Sat), 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Secondary, Surrey.  Cost $35 includes lunch.  Please visit


St. Paul School    has a few spaces available in the intermediate grades for the school year 2014-2015.  Registration information packages are available from their parish office.  Please contact to Maureen Moorehead, the school principal, at

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