Friday 12 October 2012

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - English Bulletin

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 14, 2012


Pope Benedict XVI has designated a Year of Faith from last Wednesday to Nov 24, 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th year anniversary of the issue of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


Archbishop Miller, CSB has written a Prayer for Evangelization for this year, and this prayer cards are now available at our parish.  On it you will see Peter turning to Jesus in repentance and faith (Lk5:1-11).  Archbishop encourages all individuals, groups, and parish communities to recite this prayer, asking God for the conversion of hearts and minds.


Catholics Come Home       Do you know someone who has left the practice of our Catholic faith?  Help invite and encourage your friends and loved-ones to come back to the Catholic Church.  In general, only 1 in 5 Catholics come to Sunday Mass.  To reach out to them, this Christmas, our diocese is partnering with Catholics Come Home to air inspiring TV commercials inviting those who are away from the faith to come back home to the Catholic Church.  More than 1,500 television commercials will air before Christmas through to late January.


Archbishop Michael Miller asks that you support this campaign with your prayers and with generous contributions to the  special collection.  Thank you for your support and may God bless you richly!


ROSARY    October is the month of the Rosary.  You are invited to say Rosary together. Please come 25 minutes before every Sunday Masses(except 8:15 a.m.).


Mass Attendance    For your information, to have a more accurate statistics, the whole diocese will take head count for Sunday Mass in the next two Saturdays / Sundays in every parish.


World Mission Sunday Faith in a gift from God to be shared; it is a talent, which must bear fruit; it is a light that should not be hidden.  Please be generous in second collection next week .


Fr. Chu        will be away on vacation and attending convention from Oct 15 - Nov 6.


REMEMBRANCE OF ALL SOULS   November is the month to remember all our departed family members, brothers & sisters and friends.  Please pick the “All Souls Day Remembrance” envelopes and drop into the collection basket during mass or return to parish office. One mass per envelope will be offered except indicated.


Project Advance

-Parish goal: $168,000, of which $39,000 goes to the Archdiocese and $129,000 for debt repayment.

-Suggestion: $432 for each family or $36/month for 12 months.

          Take a pocket flyer home; or go online

-Pledge up to-date: $143,000 (85.12%)

Every gift makes a difference - every gift counts.


Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will be canonized on Oct 21 (Sun) in Rome. The celebration in our diocese at the Holy Rosary Cathedral on Oct 28 (Sun) 2:30 pm. will begin with a procession of First Nation members followed by Mass by Archbishop.  A painting and a relic of Blessed Kateri will be on display during Mass.  All are welcome.


The Catholic Forum   invites you to explore the topic: “Vatican II - Year of Faith” by Archbishop Miller, on Oct 16 (Tue) at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce St., Vancouver.  For further info, contact Dr. Paul Ungar at 604-588-5696.


“Man Alive”  a Vancouver Catholic Men’s Conference  will be held on Oct 27 (Sat) at Centre of Performing Arts.  Tickets available from Knights of Columbus.  Seats are limited, early bird special $35 each, student at $25 each.  Please contact Michael at 778-834-3333 or Francis at 604-765-3121 for details.


University Students’ Mass in the Year of Faith  Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, cordially invites university and college students to the anticipated Sunday Mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral on Oct 20 (Sat), at 7:30 p.m.  Confessions start at 6:30 p.m.


Retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB  A Benedictine monk, director of the World Community for Christian Meditation will hold a retreat at Star of the Sea Catholic School on Oct 27 & 28.  Cost $90, please contact, poster & registration forms at or call 604-538-7020.


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