Friday 28 November 2014

Parish News 1st Sunday of Advent 11/30/2014

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.


Mandarin Class 

will start from Dec 6, every Saturday at 2:00-3:00 Room C.  Please enroll in advance.


Project Advance 

Please go online 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 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


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.

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