Friday 12 April 2013

English Bulletin - 3rd Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Third Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2013


Project Advance ~ "Open Wide the Door of Faith"


Loving God, we come to You with thanks, knowing that all we are and all we have are gifts from You.  Help us to be faithful stewards of Your gifts.  May we share them wisely and generously.  Help us see Project Advance as our way to open a door for those in need, to evangelize our faith and to bring us closer to You.  Whatsoever we do for others, we do for You.

Guide us, strengthen us, and bless us with your presence, now and always. Amen.


*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $42,000 goes to the Archdiocese and $126,000 for parish debt repayment.

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

1.       Please pledge at the booths; or

2.       Take a pamphlet home; or

3.       Go online


Confirmation           Archbishop Miller will come to confirm our PREP children on Apr 28 (Sun) at 11:45 am Please pray for them.


Work of Vocations   The second collection next Sunday (Apr 21) is to offer your help so those who are called by God will receive proper resources in training.  Please be generous.  (Please use the Apr 28 Vocations Sunday envelope).


Vocation Cross  The parish has a Vocation Cross that goes around to different families.  This is to encourage families to pray for Vocations.  Again if you wish to have the Vocation Cross,  please sign up at the Info Counter.


Talk on "Freedom and our Choices" & "Forgiveness"   CWL, Our Lady of Queen of Martyrs is inviting all parishioners and friends to the talk by Fr. Aubrey Fernandez S.J. on April 26 (Fri) 7:30 p.m. at Room E & F.  Please do not miss.


New Prayer Book  This bilingual prayer book is available at Gift Shop.


Congratulation to Our Newly-weds

Angela Lung & Christopher Kam


50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations   Given the increasingly secular and materialistic culture, there is an urgent need for the Church to incite and renew a yearning, especially among our younger ones, to respond to God's call to priesthood and consecrated life. A Mass will be held at the Holy Rosary Cathedral on Apr 21 (Sun), 11 a.m. to celebrate, pray and be inspired by those who have responded to God's call.  Refreshment follows.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Vocations Office: 604-683-0281 or e-mail


Spring into Faith Formation   Archdiocesan Spring Institute offers one-day faith formation and ministry training for adults on Apr 20 (Sat) at Holy Cross Secondary School.  Please register at


Discovering Christ Experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through discussion, DVD and dinner at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Burnaby.  Scheduled on Wednesdays from Apr 17 - May 29 at 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Pre-registration required.  Called 604-434-1328 or email


Organ Donor Awareness Week    April 18th to 25th.  The Catholic Church approves of transplants and encourages us to register as potential donors.  While 85% of the population says they agree with organ donation, only 15% of us are registered donors.  The need for transplants continues to grow and many patients will die waiting for a transplant.  The Catholic Health Association of BC will provide donor registration brochures for any person who wishes to have one, call us at 604-524-3427 or send an email to  You can also register online at


Palliative Care Sedation by Dr. Stuart Brown  Hosted by the Catholic Physicians' Guild, a presentation on Palliative Care Sedation by Dr. Stuart Brown will be held on Apr 27(Sat) at Cartier Parish Hall, W. 38th Ave. following the 5 p.m. anticipatory Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Vancouver. All healthcare providers are welcome. Light supper by donation.

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