Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin
Body and Blood of Christ – June 2, 2013
First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Jun 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.
First Communion St. Noel Chabanel, one of our Canadian Martyrs, born exactly 400 years ago (1613) committed himself to Christ on this Feast of Corpus Christi.
“Jesus Christ, my Saviour, who has willed that I, though altogether unworthy, should be the co-worker of Thy holy apostles in this vineyard of the Hurons, driven by the desire to obey the will of the Holy Spirit in my regards that I should somehow help forward the conversion to the Faith of this barbarians - I, Noel Chabanel, here in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, vow never to leave this mission of the Hurons... I beg You, my Saviour, to be pleased to accept me as the perpetual servant of this mission and to make me worthy of so sublime a ministry.”
Let us pray for our First Communicant that they may be committed to love Christ and to receive Him worthily.
PREP Registration Children Catechism PREP in English Classes for Gr. 1-7 will begin from Sep 11 (every Wednesday) from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Registration form is available from the Info Counter. Early bird before Jun 30 has discount $20.
Summer Camp We will run a fun summer camp from Jul 8-12. Experience a great adventure of exciting events in the bible with a group of young team facilitators and other kids ages 8-10. Fee is only $70 for an entire week of all-day fun and excitement. Please bring your own lunch bag. Sign up starts this week. Register at the foyer. We are looking for volunteers ages 15 and up to help lead a fun summer camp. It’s a great way to get leadership experience, while having a great time. Sign up at the foyer after Mass or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Land Articles will be available for sale next weekend. It is a way to help the Christians in the Holy Land.
Congratulation to Our Newly Weds
Ryan Fernandez & Desiree Lui
The call of the Gospel is clear. Our sacrificial gift given in a spirit of joy proves our willingness to care - because we are prepared to share. Your participation and support are critical. Your participation counts - and all gifts matter!
* Parish goal: $168,000, of which $42,000 goes to the
Archdiocese and $126,000 for parish debt payment.
* Suggestion: $432 for each family, or $36/month for 12 months.
1. Take a pamphlet and return to parish office; or
2. Go online www.rcav.org.
Up to date: 285 gifts totaling $119,609 (71.20%)
Thank you for your support.
Catholic Friends Mandarin Evangelization Evening will be held on Jun 15 (Sat) 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Theme “Believe”. Encourage Catholics to bring your non-Catholics family and friends. Dinner provided with talk and sharing.
Parish Vocations Committee Those who are interested in promoting vocation, please contact Fr. Paul.
Is God calling you? Call Vocation office 604-683-0281 or visit www.vocationsvancouver.com.
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.
St. Anthony of Padua Novena You are invited to make the 9-day Mass/Novena to St. Anthony of Padua from Jun 5 to 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish, 1345 W. 73rd Ave., Vancouver. Guest priest nightly. On Jun 13 (feast day), procession starts at 6:30 p.m.
“What does Pope Francis expect from us?” Come to explore this topic with Jesuit Scholastic John O’Brien at St. Mary Parish (5251 Joyce St. Van.) on Jun 4 (Tue) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Visit http://dominicanlaity.ca/forum or call Paul at 604-588-5696.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Marion Hour of Prayer, Station of the Cross and Prayer to “Our Lady of Guadalupe” on Jun 12 (Wed), 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Followed by slide show presentation on The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Info: Badur Jaffer 604-630-1600.
A Touch of God within our spirit A Guided Retreat with Cenacle Sisters at Rivendell Centre, Bowen Island Jul 1 - 7. Individual spiritual direction available. Call Sr. Monica at 604-266-1611 or email@example.com