Friday 26 July 2013

English Bulletin - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 28, 2013


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament      Aug 2 (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.


Welcome      Please extend our warm welcome to Sr. Herminia Cosico, Fdcc to our parish.


“Be Strong, Be Wise, Be faithful”  Annual Summer Live-In Retreat will be held by Canadian Martyrs Prayer Community for youth and young adults ages 13-28 years old from Aug 2-4 (Fri-Sun) at Aldcez Gardens Retreat House in Ladner.  Inspiring speakers include Clayton Imoo, Director, Office of Youth Ministry from the diocese, worship, Holy Mass, outdoor activities, games and lots of great food. Cost $50 each, space is limited, please register early.


Joining the faith Journey


Adult Catechism (RCIA) 2013-2014

For inquirers and Catholics preparing for confirmation.


In Cantonese          from Sep 11 (Wednesday)          7-9 p.m.

In English                from Sep 12  (Thursday)              7-8:30 p.m.

In Mandarin           from Sep 14  (Saturday)              3-5 p.m.


PREP           Children Catechism PREP in English Classes for Gr. 1-7 will begin from Sep 11 (every Wednesday) from 7:00-8:15 p.m.


YFFP High school PREP (YFFP) is accepting registrations for this coming school year.  Early bird registration deadline is on Aug 4.  Volunteers facilitators are also needed (prefer those who have attended The Great Adventure Bible Study series or The Teen Timeline T3).


Registration forms are available at the Info Counter.


Catechists     Vacancy available for our English RCIA.  Please contact Fr. Paul.


Project Advance  328 gifts totaling $151,723 (90.31%) has been raised.  Thank you for your support.  Go online for direct pledge.


Summer Sale    Coming on Aug 17.  Donation of new items is welcome.  Rental tables are available at $25.


Catholic Movie  - Chiara and Francesco (St. Clare and St. Francis)  Reflection on the life of St. Francis.  Learn to live a life of obedience and follow God’s will.  Aug 17 (Sat) 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Room A & B.


Respect to God in Liturgy


1.       Proper dress for Mass.

2.       Say prayer slowly from the heart.

3.       Say “Amen” in receiving Holy Eucharist.

4.       Please keep a prayerful environment.

5.       Do not leave your seat during Gospel and Homily.

6.       No food or drinks inside Children’s Room and guide your children in attending Mass.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds ~ Francis Chan & Mary Chen


Archdiocesan Summer Institute   Nourish your soul, explore your faith, develop ministry leaders on Aug 24 (Sat) at Holy Cross Secondary School, Surrey from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost $35 includes lunch.  visit


Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp 2013   “For All I Trust Him.” The annual spiritual retreat will be held from Aug 30 to Sep 2 (Fri-Mon) at Charis Camp in Chilliwack.  Welcome young adults aged 17 – 35. “Dig up the roots of their faith so that they may grow and launch out into the world”.  Please visit or contact Ada Chu (604-726-9295/


Marriage Encounter Weekend      for couples married in the Catholic Church sponsored by Bukas Loob sa Diyos.  Conducted by Fr. Augustine Obiwumma at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre on Aug 9-11.  Call  Franco or Remy 604-274-7036 or email


With Love & Faith - Concert of the Singing Priests from Talibon, Bohol, Philippines          Aug 7 (Wed) at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby and Aug 8 (Thu) at St. Andrew Parish, Van.  Tickets $10 each, call Lilet 604-439-7539 or Rupe 778-863-1734.


Marian Pilgrimage   Annual Marian Pilgrimage to Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on Aug 17 (Sat) at Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission.  Confessions at 10:00 a.m., Mass at 1:00 p.m. with Archbishop Miller, pilgrimage at 2:30 p.m. then picnic.  Interested visit


Salt & Light TV          Canadian Catholic TV is now offering Free View till Aug 19 for exclusive coverage of Rio World Youth Day in Shaw 160, Telus 159.    Fundraising Gala Dinner in helping the Catholic media ministry into the US and Mexico will be held on Sep 6 (Fri) at Italian Cultural Centre, Van.  Ticket at $80 each.  Call 604-771-2975.

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