Friday 1 March 2013

English Bulletin for 3rd Sunday of Lent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

Third Sunday of Lent – March 3, 2013


Stations of the Cross will be held on Mar 8, 15 & 22 (Fridays). English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.


“I am thirsty” The Canadian Martyrs Prayer Group is sponsoring a Lenten Recollection on Mar 16 (Sat) 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall.  Theme for this year is entitled “I am thirsty” and will be presented by Fr. Elton Fernandes.  The Lenten Recollection is free of charge and everyone is welcome.


“Retreat on Faith”   Msgr. Joseph Chiang from Newark will lead us a retreat on faith.

Mar 20 (Wed)         7:30-9:00 p.m. in Cantonese

Mar 23 (Sat)           10:15-2:30 pm in Cantonese and 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Mandarin.

Please sign up.


Alpha Course          will begin here on Mar 7, every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for 11 weeks.  You will have complimentary dinner in a relaxed environment, listen to an interesting video which examines different aspects of the Catholic faith, then join a friendly discussion.  Register with Lorna at 604-928-1022 or Online at


RCIA - Rite of Scrutiny                Please pray for our elected who are preparing for their baptism this Easter.


Parish Pastoral Council    will be held on Mar 14 (Thu) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group should send at least one member to the meeting.


CM Voice      Share your inspiration, reflection on faith, insight from a retreat talk, experience of God’s grace in our parish publication.  Please submit your article before Mar 4.


2012 Donation Tax Receipts are available to be pick up at the church foyer. 


Gift Shop      New Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs arrived: Winning the Culture War ( Dr. Kreeft articulates everything that we must do to win the culture war) and Pray like a Saint (wisdom for growing close to God) by Matthew Leonard.


Diocesan Farewell Mass for Bishop-elect Stephen Jensen   We’ll be bidding farewell to Prince George’s new bishop on Mar 17 (Sun) at St. Francis de Sales Church, Burnaby.  Mass is at 3:30 p.m.


Monastic Life Workshop for ladies          A Monastic Life workshop for ladies interested in the consecrated life will be held on the weekend of March 15 - 17 at Westminster Abbey, Mission. More information call 604-826-8975.


“Pursuit of Love” Musical   The Fountain of Life and Love will host a Chinese evangelization event “Pursuit of Love” on Mar 24 (Sun) at Michael J Fox Theatre from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Kindly invite the lukewarm Catholics and non-Catholics seekers to experience our inspiring music and faith witnesses.  Please call 604-818-6888 for details.


Please pray


*That Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who has served the Church faithfully as Supreme Pontiff, may find peace and consolation as he turns to a life of prayer for the Church.


*That the Holy Spirit will inspire and strengthen the Cardinal-electors as they choose a new Holy Father to lead us.


"When the Pope Resigns - Context and Implications of Pope Benedict's Recent Resignation"                      Free public lecture by Archbishop Miller at Saint Mark's College, 5935 Iona Drive on Wednesday, Mar 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.  For more information; to reserve a seat, please call 604-822-4463.


How to Answer Every Anti-Catholic Criticism of the Catholic Church   A talk by J. Fraser Field. Theology on Tap is scheduled on Mar 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's College / Plato Cave, 5935 Iona Drive.  More information call Father Hien Nguyen - 604-822-6862.


Freedom   The original reconciliation event for youth offered by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, on Mar 8 (Fri) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam.  Open to high school teens and young adults, they will experience the healing power of Christ through music, prayer, testimonies and teachings, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Visit


Treasures of the Triduum    Hosted by the Catechetic Office of RCAV.  6 p.m. with a light supper on Mar 8 (Fri) at Holy Name Parish, Van; Mar 11 (Mon) at All Saints Parish, Coquitlam. Cost: $15. info or to register, visit

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