Friday 18 October 2013

English Bulletin - 29th Ordinary

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct 20, 2013


World Mission Sunday       Today’s second collection will reach out through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to the more than two-thirds of the world that has yet to hear the Good News.  Thank you for your generosity.


Cardinal Joseph Zen          will visit our parish on Oct 29 (Tue).  Mass in Cantonese at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at parish hall (ticket $10 each) and talk on Sino-Vatican relationship at 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome.


White Ribbon of Signatures Campaign   will be promoted by our parish’s Catholic Women’s Leagues (English and Chinese) next Saturday & Sunday.  Please support the national campaign by signing your name and postal code on the ribbon.  The ribbon will be sent to Members of Parliament addressing our concern about the proliferation of internet pornography.


Walk the Talk, Walk with Faith     Our CWL Canadian Martyrs Council will collect men’s jackets, pants and new socks for Kettle Friendship Society.  Please drop off the above items in our Parish on Nov 9 & 10 (Sat & Sun) before or after Mass.


REMEMBRANCE OF ALL SOULS   November is the month to remember all our departed family members, brothers & sisters and friends.  Please pick the “All Souls Day Remembrance” envelopes and drop into the collection basket during Mass or return to parish office. One Mass per envelope will be offered except indicated.


Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Holy Family Sunday      Whether you are celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary or a multiple of 5 (i.e. 15th, 20th... or 50th & above) in 2013, come and join the Renewal of Marriage Vow and receive blessings of God on Dec 28 (Sat) at 5:00 p.m. Mass or Dec 29 (Sun) at all Sunday Masses.  Registration starts from Nov 2 to 30.


The Second Annual Archbishop’s Dinner on Oct 30 (Wed) at Hyatt Regency Vancouver (655 Burrard Street, Van.)  Reception at 6 pm followed by dinner.  Tickets $150, proceeds to The Door is Open, a drop-in centre in East Vancouver.  Please contact your parish office or visit


Is God calling You to be a Priest?          Call Fr. Bryan Duggan, Assistant Vocation Director at 604-443-3254 or visit or


Vocation Live-In      For boys and young men will be held on Nov 15-17 (Fri-Sun) at Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, B.C.  Interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life?  Call 604-826-8715 for more details.


Inaugural Archdiocesan Women’s Conference will be held on Nov 23 (Sat) at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. featuring Cheridan Sanders (producer, Salt & Light), Teresa Tomeo (author, syndicated Catholic talk show host) and Theresa Polakovic (founder and executive director, ENDOW).  Details or call 604-443-3220.


Working toward a Sustainable Emerging Earth Community    Facilitated by Cecilia Hudec SC.  In this series of DVD, Mary Evelyn Tucker dialogues with creative thinkers who are drawing upon the story of the Universe to re-envision and create sustainable and mutually enhancing human-Earth relations.  Eco-Cities, Permaculture, Ecological Economics, Sustainable Energy, Healing and Revisioning and Arts and Justice are topics.  Oct 21 - Nov 25 (Mondays) 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Name Parish (4925 Cambie St . Van.) $110 or $20 drop in (scholarship are available).


New Universe Story           Thursday night series on New Universe Story on Oct 24 & 31, Nov 7, 14 & 21.  Explore what difference this story has on our relationship with ourselves, God and others.  Facilitated by Srs. Monica & Pamela at the Cenacle (5989 MacKenzie St.) 7-9 p.m.  Please call 604-266-1611 for reservations.


Let Me Love You     Presentation by Christopher West, author, speaker and teacher of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  Topics on Desire, Design, Destiny at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Surrey on Nov 9 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller CSB.  Ticket: $30.and $12(workbook). 


Unwrapping the Gift of Faith     in St. Joseph the Worker, Richmond, Fr. Philip Chircop SJ, a Retreat Master, will speak on Faith as Radical Trust on Nov 11, Faith as Fidelity to all our Relationships on Nov 12 and Faith is Looking at Life with Easter Eyes on Nov 13.  The 3-day program beings at 10:00 a.m. and sessions will be repeated in the evening at 7:00 p.m.  Call 604-448-4525 or email


Free Tour of Historic St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Westminster  Learn about the Catholic burial tradition, cremation, mausoleum and traditional burial options in a 90 minutes on site tour.  Meet on Nov 3 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. at gate (150 Richmond St.).  No bathrooms on site.

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