Friday 21 March 2014

English Bulletin - 3rd Sunday of Lent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church bulletin

3rd Sunday of Lent – March 23, 2014




"God is indeed waiting for you; He asks of you only the courage to go to Him."  ~ Pope Francis


Taking Sin Apart

What "IS" this sense-making thing called Sin? Mar 24 & 25: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Mar 26 at 7:00 Mass & healing 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. – Retreat, by Bishop Emeritus R. Gilmore of Dodge City, Kansas and Jacqueline Loh.


One Hour with Jesus

Mandarin retreat with Father Peter Chiang on Apr 12 (Sat) at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome.


The Lenten Recollection    "What is your five loaves and two fishes?"(John 6:9) Apr 12 (Sat) at 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Fr. Bryan Duggan, Associate Vocations Director from the Archdiocese of Vancouver.


Stations of the Cross (Communal) will be held on Fridays during Lent except First Friday. English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.


Jesus awaits you in the Sacrament of Mercy!  Confession time in our parish: Sat 9:00-9:25 a.m. & 4:15-4:45 p.m.


RCIA - Rite of Scrutiny      Please pray for our elected who are preparing for their baptism this Easter.


A Prayerful Night     Welcome all to light up our hearts with candles, songs and intercessions in Taize Prayers for the babies (reborn or will born), parents and grandparents (wounded or amazed) on Apr 4 (First Friday) 8:40 p.m. after Mass at Church.


CM Voice      Mar/Apr issue has been published.


Catholic Movie        About Pope John XXIII - Pope of Peace's life from youth through priest, cardinal and pope....a simple country man, with great love and compassion towards the poor and out casts.....supposedly to be elected as the "interim pope". He surprised the Church and the world by calling the second Vatican Council.  Come to watch it on Apr 5 (Sat) at 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., English with Chinese subtitle.


Congratulations to our newly Baptized ~ Curtis (Isaac) Chik


Lenten Retreats

Guardian Angels Church (1161 Broughton St. Van)

Forgiveness, Love, Healing.  Begins with Holy Eucharistic celebration and Mass by Fr. Rudolf D'Souza from Mar 24-26, 7:00 p.m.  Free.  Call 604-684-5775.


St. Augustine's Parish, Vancouver

Reflection on The Dignity of our Baptism; Our Lives as Missionary Disciples; Marriage and Family Life; The Holy Eucharist by Bishop Emeritus Rev. Fr. Gerald Wiesner, OMI,  on 31Mar - 3 Apr (Mon-Thu) at 7:00 p.m.


Human Trafficking, Prostitution and the current law info session     on Mar 26 (Wed) 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish, Van., Apr 8 (Tue) 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, Delta.  Contact or visit


Mass for Infant and Child Loss  In collaboration with A Little Light of Heaven, an organization ministering families after the loss of a baby, Mass to honour and remember children and unborn babies including miscarried and stillborn infants will be held on Mar 30 (Sun) at 2:30 p.m. in the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani.  Visit


The Catholic Forum invites you to explore the topic "Joy and Solidarity: Pope Francis' Vision of Catholicism in Evangelii Gaudium" with Dr. Peter Balltutis from Corpus Christi College.  Bring your questions!  Apr 1 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church 5251 Joyce St. Van.  By donation. See or call Cathy at 604-874-8037.


EWTN Family Celebration: Evangelization: A Journey that starts at home  Apr 5 (Sat) at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey.  Talks by Marcus Grodi, host of "The Journey Home" Fr. James Mallon, host of the EWTN series "Dogmatic Theology" and Fr. John Horgan, series host and frequent EWTN guest.  Archbishop Miller will celebrate Holy Mass.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Visit


Surviving Major Life Change  Denis Boyd, Registered Psychologist will discuss type of loss, signs of stress, survival strategies and meaningful solutions including humour on Apr 10 (Thu) from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Call Stephanie Unrau at 604-945-1586 or email by Apr 2.  Light meal will be served.


Canonization Celebration    Archdiocese will have a celebration for the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Apr 27 (Sun) at Pacific Coliseum, PNE. Free admission.

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