Friday 30 May 2014

English bulletin - Ascension of the Lord

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Ascension of the Lord – June 1, 2014


Year of Hope


Pentecost is near. "It is better for you that I go.¨ Jn 16:7


The life of the spirit requires that we accept difficult and mysterious losses at times. They are somehow an important part of the greater story of redemption and salvation. We needn’t fear them, but trust that God’s plan has something bigger and more comprehensive in mind--this is the life of hope in Christ.


Holy Spirit ... Our Hope

Prepare ourselves for it 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:


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  Jun 6 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. Vocations hour at 6:00 pm.  Grace that Reigns Society invites all to Prayers For Our Priests at 7 p.m. We will be praying for all the priests in Richmond, Surrey and Delta. (  Benediction at 7:45 pm followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the Info Counter.


T3 Thy Kingdom Come      Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15.  Forms are available at the Info Counter.  Last day of early bird registration is Jul 31.  Class will start on Sep 17.


Confirmation Congratulations to all our Confirmandi.  Please continue to pray for them.


Catholic Missions in Canada          Thank you for your generosity.


Landscape Summer Job   Please contact Fr. Paul.


Health Tune-Up Day - June 14 (Sat)  Organized by Fr. Josef Eugster New Foot Reflexology Volunteer Group and PCA.  Foot reflexology services will be provided.  Please register before Jun 10 at the Parish Office.


Project  Advance

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: $99,021, balance $82,221.

*         Suggestion: each family $432 or $36/month.

          Please pledge at the booths;

          take a pamphlet home; or

          go online Thank you.


Parish Activities Community (PCA)  Simple Mandarin Conversation, every Sat 2:15-3:15 p.m.


9 pm Twilight Mass Once a month, first Sunday Mass, gather and renew the hearts, souls and minds of all who attend on Jun 1 (Sun) 9 pm at Immaculate Conception Van.


Catholic Forum: Environmental Justice for Catholic     John Gabor, regional animator for Development and Peace will present it on Jun 3 (Tue) 7 pm. at St. Mary’s Church, Van.  Visit or call Cathy 604-874-8037.


St. Anthony of Padua Novena      at St. Anthony of Padua (1345 West 73rd Ave. Van).  Join the 9-Day Mass & Novena from Jun 5 - 13, 7:30 pm. 


The Feast of Pentecost    Vancouver Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services welcomes you to Praise & Worship, Benediction & Mass, Prayers for Healing on Jun 7 (Sat) 10 am - 2 pm at St. Matthew Church, Surrey.


One-Day Retreat for Men - Jake Khym  Welcome all men, young, single and married for a full day retreat that is centred on practical ways to make a difference in the lives of men.  Jun 7 (Sat) 8:30 am - 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Assumption Parish.  Register at


Catholic Cemetery Tour     Jun 7 (Sat) at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey and Jun 8 at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, New Westminster.  Go online


A Call to Action  Dr. Austen Ivereigh, the founder and coordinator of Catholic Voices, will speak on “Catholic Social Teaching, Pope Francis and The Call to Action” on Jun 10 (Tue) 7 - 9 pm at St. Mary Parish School, Van.


Domestic Abuse Services - OLGCS  is holding its First Annual Clean Sweep on Jun 14 (Sat) at St. Matthew’s Elementary School, Surrey from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.  It’s a flea market, bottle drive, barbecue and raffle.  Book your table or more details, call 604-585-6688.


A Gift of Love: Introduction to Christian Meditation      To experience the fullness of being, that is God’s life in us and among us.  Presented by World Community for Christian Meditation-Canada on Jun 21 (Sat) 10 am - 4 pm at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Register, visit

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