Friday 4 April 2014

English Bulletin - 5th Sunday of Lent

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

5th Sunday of Lent – April 6, 2014


"For God, we are not number.  We are important; indeed we are the most important thing to Him.  Even if we are sinners, we are what is closest to His heart.?              ~ Pope Francis


Share Lent campaign on Global Hunger "In the poor and outcast we see Christ's face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ". Through your generous donations this Sunday to Development and Peace, you are helping the poor, the marginalized and those who are suffering.


Jesus awaits you in the Sacrament of Mercy!   Lenten Confession on Apr 10 & 11 (Thu & Fri), 14 & 15 (Mon & Tue) starts at 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Palm Sunday

Apr 12          (Sat)   5:00 p.m.      Procession followed by Mandarin Mass

Apr 13          (Sun)  8:15 a.m.      Mass in Cantonese

                              9:50 a.m       Procession followed by Cantonese Mass

                              11:45 am      Procession followed by English Mass


Chrism Mass           Apr 16 (Wed) 5:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral.  All are welcome.


Holy Week Liturgy


Apr 17          (Thu)  8:00 pm        Mass of the Lord's Supper (English & Chinese)


Apr  18         (Fri)    3:00 pm        Good Friday  (English & Chinese)


Apr 19          (Sat)   9:00 pm        Easter Vigil (with adult baptism)   (English & Chinese)


Apr 20          (Sun)  9:30 am        Easter Sunday (Chinese Mass)

                             11:45 am      Easter Sunday (English Mass with adult baptism)


Please note that there will be no morning Mass on Apr 17-19 nor regular Mandarin Mass on Apr 19.


Stations of the Cross (Communal) will be held on Apr 11 & 18 (Fridays), English at 7 p.m. and Chinese at 8 p.m.


The Lenten Recollection on Apr 12 (Sat)


(1) "Who is this Jesus?" and "Freed by His touch". What are your five loaves and two fishes? by Fr. Bryan Duggan, Assistant Director of Vocations starting at 6:30 pm. at Parish Hall.


(2)  One Hour with Jesus.  Mandarin retreat by Fr. Peter Chiang at 1:30 p.m., organized by Mandarin Legionaries.


Free of charge and everyone is welcome.


Two Popes, Two Saints

          On Divine Mercy Sunday, Apr 27, Pope John XXII and John Paul II will be canonized in Rome, and our Archdiocese will celebrate it at PNE's Pacific Coliseum, starting with Grand Procession at 2:00 p.m. Divine Mercy at 2:30 p.m. and Mass at 3:00 p.m. with Archbishop Miller and Canada's new nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi.

          Free tickets will be available and school bus will be arranged.  Please register at the Info Counter.  Wheelchair seating is available upon request. Please visit for more details.


RCIA - 3rd Rite of Scrutiny Please continue to pray for our elected who are preparing for their baptism this Easter.


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 by Apr 2.  Light meal will be served.


Mary and the Passion        One day Lenten reflection with Fr. John Horgan on Apr 12 (Sat) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Parish, Coquitlam.  Bring your own bag lunch, coffee will be supplied.


Living and Leading by Faith  Archdiocesan Spring Institute offers one-day faith formation on Apr 26 at St. Patrick School, Vancouver from 10:00 a.m. - 4:0 p.m. Topics include Basics of the Faith, Core Catholic Life, Adolescent Development and more.  Cost $45 includes lunch.  Register online


Easter Octave Twilight Retreat    Let your discouragement be transformed into joy and new found courage.  Apr 23 (Wed) 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. followed by Taize chants, immersing the soul in the simplicity of prayer and music at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Cost $30 ($40 including light dinner served at 5:15 p.m.)  Contact 604-576-8802.Lent



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