Friday 1 February 2013

English Bulletin - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Feb 3, 2013


Ash Wednesday (Feb 13)


Palm into Ash   Please bring back the palm of last year to be recycled into ash for Ash Wednesday.


Mass    at 8:30 a.m. & 7:30 pm (English).


Day of Fasting and Abstinence 

Catholics from age 14 are bound to abstain from meat. Those from 18 years to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast i.e. no meat with only one full meal be taken.


B.C. Catholic Collection     The Catholic Press collection is held once a year to help the parishes mail The B.C. Catholic weekly newspaper to Catholic homes. The collection is a way you can help reduce the parish's expenses, since every penny goes directly to the parish to offset the mailing costs.  Today, please use the special Catholic Press Collection envelope in your envelope set to make a donation.


Lunar New Year Dinner  will be held on Feb 17  (Sun) evening at Continental Seafood Restaurant.  We have the honor of having Archbishop Miller and Bishop-elected Msgr. Jensen with us.  Your donation of new items for raffle will be appreciated.  Please drop them to the parish office.  Dinner ticket ($38 for adult and $28 for children) is available now.


Lunar New Year Cake     Please remember to bring your receipt when you come to pick up your order.


Consider Increasing Sunday Offerings    As we start the New Year, please consider the increasing costs to operate our parish.  Your offertory gifts help make the many ministers, community outreach and support programs in our parish possible.  Most importantly, you help maintain our place of worship for you and your family to use each week.  As God blesses us each year with many gifts, please consider recognizing the needs of the parish with a sacrificial increase in your weekly gift this year.

Sunday Mass   We will have another head count his Sunday.


Vocation Live-In     Feb 15 - 17.  For boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, BC.  For more info, call 604-826-8715.


Permanent Diaconate  If you or your husband have been thinking about the possibility he may have the call to serve the Church as a permanent deacon, please join Archbishop Miller at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, 3690 -152 St., Surrey, on Sunday, February 10 at 1:30 pm.  Men 30 to 60 are eligible, married or single. This is the last information session before the application process begins for September 2013.


World Day of the Sick   Archbishop Miller will celebrate the Mass of Anointing on Feb 12,  2013 at 11a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 South Slocan Street, Vancouver.  The sick are encouraged on this day to reflect on the Christian meaning of suffering and to recall God’s health-giving presence. Mass is being organized by the Catholic Health Association of BC. 


ONE Conference    The annual Archdiocesan conference - to inspire, unite, and empower Catholics in their faith and mission.  Hear from dynamic speaker Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, celebrate Mass with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB and enjoy an evening concert by international recording artist Matt Maher.   Feb 16 (Sat) at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Tickets: $45 for full conference package - Day Conference and Concert; $35 for Day Conference and $20 for Concert only.  Tickets are available at the parish office, JPII Pastoral Centre or online at RCAV.ORG/ONE. 


Catholic After Hours          “Transubstantiation” by Brett Salkeld will be held on Feb 24, 6:30 p.m. at St. Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver.  Cover charge $5 per person.  More details in facebook.


Bishop-elect  A Diocesan Farewell Mass and Dinner for Bishop-elect Msgr. Stephen Jensen will be held on Mar 17 (Sun) at St. Francis de Sales Church, Burnaby.  Mass is at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00 in the gym. Tickets will be available at parishes shortly.  Details phone 604-683-0281.


The Diocese "Door is Open" Ministry   is in need of a used guitar to run their program, If you have one to spare, our parish would gladly forward it to the Diocese.

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