Friday 14 February 2014

English Bulletin - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Feb 16, 2014


Year of Hope


Awaiting the New Body

"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling - if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not be found naked.  For while we are still in this tent, we groan under our burden, because we wish not to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee."                            (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)



All human beings experience the dismantle of their earthly tent-dwelling. Christians, however, look forward to a building from God, an eternal house in heaven. St. Paul is talking about the resurrection-transformation of the believer at Christ's return.


Palm into Ash          Please bring back the palm of last year to be burnt into ash for Ash Wednesday on Mar 5.


Catholicism ~ Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith

Hosted by Fr. Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, these 11 lessons (each with 50 minutes DVD and workbook) illustrates the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic Faith in an epic media experience. 

Class will start on Mar 14 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Please register today after Mass.  $38 including workbook.  Don miss it.


Neocatechumenal Way

Our Archbishop Michael Miller has a particular zeal to spread the Good News in a life-changing way to every person and has a particular sensitivity toward the challenges and sufferings for newcomers from different cultures and languages. 

A team of catechists will give the catechesis twice a week, every Sunday and Thursday, starting this Sunday, both from 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.  All are invited to attend.  The catechesis will be given in English with translation in Mandarin for those who need it.

Lent Mission: Taking Sin Apart     March 24-26 at 7:00 p.m. with Mass and healing on the last day.  Presenters: Bishop Emeritus R. Gilmore ( Dodge City Kansas ) and Jacqueline Loh.


A Christian Life Program (CLP)   Sponsored by Couples for Christ, it will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. starting Mar 1 at the Parish Hall.  The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God's call to them as Christian couples.  The program has a total of 13 separate sessions conducted once a week.  Please call Jolie / Marilen Catibog at 604-275-2610, Ning / Edith at 604-273-2426.


Chinese New Year Dinner  Thanks to all the volunteers, donors and participants that made our dinner a joyful one.  Photos have already been posted in our website.


Year 2013 Donation Tax Receipts are available to be picked up at the church foyer.


Relationships and Marriage (for singles and couples)  Relationships - who needs them?  I think I have had enough!  The bitter half or the better half?  My way or the high way.  Who rules the roost?  Fr. Elias Vella (priest and exorcist) from Malta and Diana Mascarenhas, presenter of Set Free retreats will hold a seminar on Feb 22 & 23, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (includes Mass) at All Saints Parish (821 Fairfax St. Coquitlam), call 604-526-7351.


Day of Prayer and Recollection     The Lay Missionaries of Charity is an association of lay persons which shares the spirit of the Missionaries of Charity.  Feb 22 (Sat) 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Missionary of Charity Convent (385 Cordova St. Van.)


Voices of Hope                  Corpus Christi College students invite you to a Social Justice and Student Leadership Symposium.  Explore and present on the theme "Conducers - Leadership that inspires"  Speakers: Roy Macintyre, Judy Graves and Scott Small. Feb 27 (Thu) 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost $15 with lunch.  Visit or call 604-822-6862.


Catholic After Hours – "Secrets and Mysteries of the Vatican Museum revealed". Join a gathering of young adults on Mar 3 (Mon) 6:30 p.m. at Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe, entrance only via Robson Street stairs to Art Gallery Patio. With a social and dinner and the presentation of the Vatican Museums.  Event cost $5 per person.

Employment Opportunities within the Diocese

Program Coordinator - Office of Life, Marriage & Family

Manager - Archivist / Records

Banquet Cook - Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre

Choir Director - Christ the Redeemer Parish

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