Friday 16 May 2014

English Bulletin - 5th Sunday of Easter

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – May 18, 2014


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. Contact:


Year of Hope

          St. Paul said, "I planted the seed, Apollo watered it, but God made it grow." (1Co 3:6)

          "Let us keep sowing since Christ is faithful as a son over God's house.  And we are his house, if we  hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast." (Heb 3:6)

          Through permanently praying, thanksgiving, praising to our Almighty God, we have certainly verified amazing graces which are all just as written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."         (1Co 2:9)         Amen.


Solemn Exposition of Eucharist    will be held this Wednesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please sign up to pray for vocations.


First Communion     Please pray for our children who will receive First Communion next Sunday.


Pope's Pastoral Works      will be collected next week, please be generous.


Project advance  Archbishop Miller called us to

"Live Gratefully, Give Generously"

*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $44,000 goes to Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt.

          Up-to-date pledge: $54,355, balance $113,645.


*         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.


World Day of Prayer for the Church in China - May 24

Archbishop Miller blessed the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan in Vancouver on Easter Sunday.  Archbishop Joseph Ti-Kang from Taiwan will be in attendance at St. Francis Xavier Parish on May 24, 10:00 a.m., Marian Procession at 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome.


Prayer by Pope Benedict XVI


"Our Lady of Sheshan, sustain all those in China, who, amid their daily trials, continue to believe, to hope, to love. May they never be afraid to speak of Jesus to the world, and of the world to Jesus. In the statue overlooking the Shrine you lift your Son on high, offering him to the world with open arms in a gesture of love. Help Catholics always to be credible witnesses to this love, ever clinging to the rock of Peter on which the Church is built.  Mother of China and all Asia, pray for us, now and forever. Amen."


Annual Priests' Retreat      Fr. Francis Chang will be on retreat this week, followed by Fr. Paul  next week.  Please pray for all the priests.


CM Voice      new issue has been printed.


Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp(WCCCLC)            Welcome to our social event on May 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 in Room A & B for some fun games and singing. Also, there will be FREE FOOD AND PRIZES. It's a great way to see what the camp is about and meet new friends! Feel free to message our Facebook page if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you there!


Biblical Talks           Sr. Maria Ko will offer talks in English:  "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.


Jesus the Teacher Retreat    Come to deepen your knowledge of faith, skill and understanding of the ministry of catechists, renew your relationship with the Lord.  Led by Fr. Nick Meisl on May 23 (Fri) 7 p.m. to May 25 (Sun) 1 p.m. at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Cost $175, please register at


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

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