Friday 30 November 2012

English Bulletin - First Sunday of Advent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

First Sunday of Advent – Dec 2, 2012


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Dec 7 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. Vocations hour at 6 pm, Benediction at 7:45 pm followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the Info Counter.


Rite of Acceptance  Please pray for our inquirers who will be accepted by the church today to be catechumens.  May God enlighten their heart and strengthen their will to follow Him.


Advent Confession     December 19 (Wed) to 21 (Fri), Every evening 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in every parish in Richmond.


Additional Confession Session  From now on, confession is also available here from 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. every Saturday.


Youth Ministry Sunday  To assist the work of Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in providing formation, training and support for youth ministry.  Youth ministry in our diocese continues to grow.  Parishes with active youth ministry programming will receive a rebate from this collection.  Please be generous.

" I Believe in Christmas"     You are all invited to this singing celebration with witnesses sharing at the Parish Hall on Dec 15 (Sat) at 7:30 p.m.   Free Admission.  Please bring your families and friends, and/or donation for CWL's Food Bank Drive.  Come and join the music!


"To Love is to Give" Food Drive    One person, one canned food! Catholic Women's League (Chinese) is going to run a Food Drive for the Richmond Food Bank from this Sunday, with the duration of three weeks.  Collection boxes will be located next to the Parish Gift Shop, and counter will be set up every Sunday mass.  Please drop off non-perishable food items to help those in need.


Gift Shop - Your Christmas Shopping Stop

1.       "YOUCAT" is a catechism in color which is recommended by our Archbishop to everyone to consolidate our faith this year.  It is available at $12.

2.       Inspiring talks in CDs, $4 each.


2013 Donation Envelope    is now available at the entrance of courtyard.


Catholics Come Home Ads begin Dec. 13!        Six weeks of compelling television commercials will begin airing from December 13 on CityTV, CTV, Global, and Chinese television, inviting viewers to "Come home" to Christ and the Church.  For a fruitful harvest, you are invited to:-

1.       pray and fast for those you know who have stopped practicing their faith.

2.       Hand out the "We Miss You" leaflet as an invitation.

3.       Say a friendly hello to unfamiliar faces in church.

To view the commercials and for more information about this initiative, visit


Knights of Columbus         Charity Appeal Raffle Tickets  is available at $2 each.  The proceeds go to support Provincial and Local Charities.  Early bird in January!  Tickets available after Mass.


The Archdiocese goes mobile!   Created an App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that enables Catholics to find information in a convenient mobile.  Free app is available, visit


Unmasking Choice  Stephanie Gray, co-founder and executive director of Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, will speak on pro-life apologetics and strategy at St. Paul Parish on Dec 4 (Tue) at 7:30 p.m.  Interested please call Caroline at 604-272-1155 for more info.


Advent Retreat                  by Bishop Ronald Gilmore and Jacqueline Loh at St. Mary Church on Dec 8 (Sat), 8:30 am. - 4:30 pm. Tickets $10, contact


The Season of Advent Anticipation and Hope   The Parish of St. Joseph of the Worker invites you to an afternoon of Advent prayer and song in preparation for Christmas.  Dec 9 (Sun) from 4:00 p.m. &  refreshment at 5:15 p.m. Voluntary offerings will be accepted, so do offerings of refreshments and snacks.


Take Some Time with Mary  Woman of Faith.  A Day of Prayer on Dec  8, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cenacle, 5989 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver. Register with Sr. Monica at 604-266-1611 or


LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY   Entrance Exam on Dec 15 (Sat), 2012. Application Forms and information are available at or 604-738-9016 ext. 114.


St. Francis Xavier School             Now hiring a school office administrator assistant, 604-254-2727.


Highway to Heaven    Exhibition of Richmond's multi-faith community at Richmond Museum from Dec 8 (Sat). 

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