Friday 19 April 2013

English Bulletin - 4th Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 21 April 2013


Invitation from God

On this Vocations Sunday, let’s us reflect on what Pope Benedict XVI said,

“Dear young people, do not be afraid to follow him and to walk the demanding and courageous paths of charity and generous commitment!  Cultivate a desire for what is truly worthy, for lofty objectives, radical choices, service to others in imitation of Jesus.”

Jesus said, “Come, follow me.”  (Mk10:21).


Are you willing to accept God’s invitation?

Call Vocations Office at 604-443-3254 or email


Parish Vocations Committee

Those who are interested in promoting vocation, please contact Fr. Paul.


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


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.


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


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.


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament       May 3 (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. Divine Mercy Devotion  at 7:20 pm.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


Project Advance

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

*         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

Up to date: 49 gifts totaling $23,994 (14.28%)

Thank you for your support.


Rosary   In the month of May, come to join us in saying the Rosary 20 minutes before Sunday Masses (except 8:15 am).


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.


Youth Day : People, Rise Up        Youth Day 2013 is coming on May 4 (Sat) at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School in Port Coquitlam.   Join hundreds of teens for an awesome weekend of faith, fellowship, and fun!  We are thrilled to welcome Mike Patin as our keynote speaker and Jacob and Matthew Band as our worship leaders.  Look for more registration and promo info soon at


OYYAM Scholarships            The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is pleased to offer two $500 scholarships this June for grade 12 students exemplifying outstanding leadership in their parishes, schools, communities and homes.  Download the application from our website at   Application deadline is May 17.


A Presentation for Young Women on the Virtue of Modesty   A presentation by Colleen Hammond the author of “Dressing with Dignity”   Colleen brings a fresh and creative approach to living joyfully, and has helped thousands of people to make positive and virtuous changes in their lives.  The event will be held on May 4 (Sat).  Rosary at 8:30 a.m., Mass at 9:00 a.m.  High Tea and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish (4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver). Bring a light lunch and your own tea cup for High Tea.  Tickets $8 per person, $20 for family of 3 or more.  Women of all ages welcome.  Info contact Heather at  Tickets at door also.

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