Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Parish News
1st Sunday of Advent – Nov 30th 2014
Year of Hope
“To all of you, I repeat: Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope! And not only that, but I say to us all: let us not rob others of hope, let us become bearers of hope!” ~ Pope Francis (July 24, St. Francis of Assisi of the Providence of God Hospital, Rio de Janeiro)
First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Dec 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.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Holy Family Sunday
Dec 27, during 5:00 p.m. Mass
Dec 28, during 8:15, 10:00 & 11:45 a.m. Masses
Whether you’re celebrating your wedding anniversary for the 5th year or a multiple of 5 (i.e. 10th, 15th, 20th ... or 50th & above) in 2014, come and join the Renewal of Marriage Vow and receive Blessings from God. Registration starts now until Dec 7.
Year of Hope Christmas Party
Dec 13 (Sat), 6:30 p.m. at our parish hall. A joyful evening with live entertainment and gourmet sit-down dinner! And of course with santa’s coming to our parish. Tickets are available now. $20 for adult and $15 for children (age 12 and under) and full time student. Remember to get your tickets early before they sell out.
New Sunday Missal
is now available for sale.
“The Word Among Us”
Get one Christmas meditation book by donation at the foyer.
will start from Dec 6, every Saturday at 2:00-3:00 p.m.at Room C. Please enroll in advance.
Please go online www.rcav.org. for your pledge.
“Living with Christ”
Give yourself or others this perfect gift of faith all year round. Subscription form for this Canadian daily missal is available at the info counter.
Advance English with Soft Skills Program
Wed 4:00-6:00 p.m. or Sat 2:00-4:00 p.m. for grade 3 to 10. Please register at parish counter, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Mon - Fri).
Help to the Christians under Persecution
Christian in Irag and Syria are forced to leave home to avoid persecution. Their persistence in faith has turned them into refugees. You can offer your help through Aid to the Church in Need (Canada) Inc. For more info, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-585-6333, ext. 221.
Making your Will
Our legal title is “Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver as represented by Canadian Martyrs Parish.”
Thinking of the Seafarers at Christmas
Please extend an act of God's love to sailors who will be spending their Christmas in Vancouver, away from their families. Christmas gifts are a warm, caring and loving way to make a sailor's loneliness more tolerable. Tired of shopping? Just make a cheque out to “Archdiocese of Vancouver,” put “Sailors Gift” on the memo line and we’ll do the shopping for you, bringing a gift to the sailors. Please mail your cheque to 150 Robson Street, c/o Finance Office. A charitable receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Donations can also be made online at rcav.org/seafarers.
Discerning the Voice of God in one’s Prayer: A Silent Retreat
Friday, Dec 12 at 7pm to Sunday, Dec 14 at 12pm, Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, Surrey. Arrive any time between 4pm to 6:30pm. Cost: $179 per person in single occupancy room, $159 per person in shared occupancy room. Pre-Registration required by Dec 8. www.rosemaryheights.com/events/discerning-the-voice-of-god-in-ones-prayer-an-introduction.