Friday 9 May 2014

English Bulletin - 4th Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 11, 2014


Vocations Sunday


"If I feel attracted to Jesus, if his voice warms my heart, it is thanks to God the Father, who has put in me the desire of love, of truth, life, beauty ... and Jesus is all this to the full."          ~  Pope Francis

Vocations website: or call 604-443-3254.

Thank you for your generosity to Work of Vocations.


Solemn Exposition of Eucharist  will be held from May 21 - 23 (Wed-Fri) from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please sign up.


Parish Pastoral Council      will be held on May 16 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group is advised to send at least one member to the meeting.


Holy Spirit ... Our Hope

Holy Spirit is the greatest gift from God.  Prepare ourselves for the Pentecost by keeping vigil and praying together.

Fr. Bill Comerford (Eng.) &Fr. Paul Chu (Can) will lead us in Praise & Worship, Sharing, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Anointing and Intercession Prayers.

Main language Cantonese with English.

Jun 7 (Sat) 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Church.



Project advance  Archbishop Miller called us to "Live Gratefully, Give Generously"

*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $44,000 goes to the Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt payment.  Up-to-date pledge: $21,965, balance $146,035.

*         Suggestion: $432/family or $36/month for 12 months.

          1.       Please pledge at the booths; or

          2.       Take a pamphlet home; or

          3.       Go online

Thank you.


Happy Mother's Day


Rosary          May is the month of Mother Mary, all are welcome to say Rosary 20 minutes before Sunday Masses (except 8:15 a.m.)


Parish Community Activities

Tai Chi Chuen         starts every Monday 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Mandarin Class       starts every Saturday 2:15 - 3:15 pm


Professional Bereavement Support Caregivers

          "Healing Your Grieving Heart: Exploring Practical Touchstones for Caring for Yourself" at the Unitarian Church on May 20 (Tue) from 7 - 9 pm.

          Exploring the Value and  Function of Grief Symptoms: The "Companioning Helping Role" on May 21 (Wed) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at University Golf Club. Deadline for registration May 16.    Free with registration by calling 604-736-0268 or online at


Biblical Talk in English by Sr. Maria Ko   Topics: "Introduction to Pope Francis" "The Joy of the Gospel" "Sermon on the Mount" on May 20 (Tue) 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Van.  Free admission, register email or call 604-592-2429.


Focus on Life Gala Dinner Keynote speaker Melissa Oden, abortion survivor. Dinner on May 26 (Mon) 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency.  For tickets, call Signal Hill at 1-877-7SIGNAL.


Healing and Deliverance Retreat   May 27 (Tue) starts at 7 pm. to May 29 (Thu) 3:30 pm. at Rosemary Heights, Surrey.  Sleepover and commuter rates available.



Teaching and Prayer for Healing and Deliverance       at St. Mary's Church, Van on May 30 (Fri) 7-9 p.m. and May 31 (Sat) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Both events are leaded by Erika Gibello and deliverance with Fr. Bill Comerford.  For registration please call Roy at 604-523-2769 or visit


Young Adults: Called & Gifted      You are called by Christ for a special mission that only you can do?  Fr. Bryan Doles from Seattle will be giving this course for young adults on May 24 (Sat) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at St. Ann Parish, Abbotsford.  Register by calling Judy at 604-852-5602 ext 7 or email


Catholic Forum: Environmental Justice for Catholics    Presentation by John Gabor, who has been involved in international development and social justice for more than 30 years, and is currently regional animator for Development and Peace.  Jun 3 (Tue) 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, Van.  Free, donation appreciated.  Info: or call Cathy 604-874-8037.


Salt + Light TV Free view till May 31 (Shaw 160, Telus 159).



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