Friday 23 January 2015

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jan 25, 2015

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

To celebrate the diversity of Christian faith and be faithful to Christ’s call for the unity of his Church, all are invited to join with brothers and sisters of various churches in prayer, song, and witness to unity as followers of Christ.

In Richmond, the Ecumenical Prayer Meeting will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Jan 25 (Sun.) at 3 pm.  All are welcome.


The B.C. Catholic is proud to be celebrating the Lunar New Year with a special supplement in February. There will be articles and features showcasing the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions. This is a great opportunity for your business to be showcased in the Archbishop’s paper, which reaches 61,000 readers each week. For more information and to advertise call Raymond Loretan at 604-683-0281 ext. 305.

Next weekend we will have a second collection which helps to defray the paper cost and donation of $20 and up will guarantee papers at your door.


Mandarin Class 

Every Saturday at 2:00-3:00 Room C.  Please enroll in advance.


Lunar New Year  

Our dinner is set on Feb 22 (Sun).  Tickets will be available for sale from Jan 31.  We would like to invite our parishioners to donate new gifts for the lucky draw.  Please bring gift donations to the parish office.


Chinese New Year Cake  

Last orders will be taken after Saturday evening Masses and Sunday Masses before noon this week.  Thanks for your support.


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

Feb 06 (Fri). Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.  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.


Children’s Room   

Parents with babies and toddlers who use this room during Sunday Mass are kindly reminded to respect the quiet environment, prayerful atmosphere and the need of other parishioners to attend Mass in the room.  No food or drink in the room.


Renewing Our Sense of Wonder   

Join Fr. Abbot John Braganza OSB for his personal witness of his calling to priesthood, with Jacqueline Loh of Grace that Reigns Society.  Jan 31 (Sat), 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey. 

To register, please contact or 604-868-4424.  Cost $10.


Sow Much Love to Give - Share Lent 2015 

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change. 

Join us for a workshop and reflection on Jan 31 (Sat), from 4 - 9 p.m. at Holy Name Parish, Vancouver.  Dinner will be provided.


Mass for the World Day for Consecrated Life  

On Feb 2 (Mon), please join the Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church (Cambie and 33rd) at 7 p.m. with a light reception to follow. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we invite everyone to participate at the Mass and show their support for the consecrated men and women of our Archdiocese.


Turning and Returning - Drawing Closer to Jesus this Lent facilitated by Fr. Elton Fernandes, SJ  

Conversion involves letting go of what is unhealthy in our lives as well as growing stronger in the faith.  Fr. Elton Fernandes, SJ, returns to Rosemary Heights for our 2-hour twilight retreat, offering Scripture and Ignatian prayer as a way to respond to Jesus' invitation.  Feb 19 (Thu), from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, Surrey.  Costs $25, including a light snack ($35 including light dinner served at 5:15 p.m.). For more information, visit or contact 604-576-8802.


Vocation Live-In   

On the weekend of February 20 - 22, there will be a Vocation Live-In for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC. For more information call 604-826-8715.

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